Over the past four years, Amadeus reduced its purchases from 635.5 million€ in 2008 to 607,2 million€ in 2011, reflecting a decrease of around 5,5%. In 2011, 73% of the purchases made by the Group were done for the central companies (Nice, Erding and Madrid), a significant part of it for Hardware and Software investments and for external services (subcontracting and consulting).
The central sites of Amadeus (Madrid, Erding and Sophia Antipolis) are the sites where most of the suppliers render their services.
At Erding, our Data Centre requires that its key suppliers are Hardware and Software vendors. We also require suppliers for the provision of network services.
Amadeus Data Processing has a highly consolidated vendor landscape. Less than 30 vendors accounts for more than 80 % of the vendor turnover in 2011.
The number of referenced software development companies has been reduced to 20 companies to optimize the control and follow up of the relationship.
The Building and Facilities purchasing scope includes building lease, maintenance, security, reception and catering for a total surface of more than 60,000 square meters.
Providers are periodically evaluated through the supplier evaluation process. Software development suppliers have signed together with Amadeus the 'Charte de la sous-traitance' defining main principle of their agreements and cooperation in the respect of regulations and best practices of the software industry.