High street health and beauty retailer Boots is finalising plans to “insource” 100 IT jobs after renegotiating a £710m technology outsourcing contract with IBM signed in 2002.
Earlier this year, Boots announced that it was renegotiating the 10-year deal – which aimed to save £130m – because much of the work was complete.
And this week a spokesman for the retailer told technology website silicon.com that the company is now discussing the final details of moving 100 of the 500 IT jobs back in-house with IBM.
HR outsourcing is also on the agenda for Boots. It signed a £16m seven-year payroll and HR outsourcing contract with supplier Northgate HR in April, covering the outsourcing of payroll services and core HR systems for Boots 65,000 employees.
It will also cover manpower planning and labour scheduling, the provision of which Northgate will sub-contract to Torex Retail.