Horizons – enabling diverse supply chains
With the speed of technological change accelerating, our customers need access to digital innovation and solutions from a diverse range of suppliers. Yet while smaller vendors and technologies must be part of the mix, accessing and integrating the right partners into your supply chain can be a challenge.
Horizons is a pioneering programme that brings our customers the best talent and solutions from the UK and Ireland SME and VCSE markets, safely and at scale. We continuously identify, review and onboard smaller organisations for the benefit of customers wishing to implement digital transformation strategies. We select standout SMEs and VCSEs who work innovatively to deliver cutting-edge technologies and specialist expertise. Once each organisation is fully onboarded, they are part of our partner ecosystem working in collaboration to achieve our customers’ goals while also benefiting from a comprehensive support structure to support them in achieving their own business objectives.
How does Horizons work?
The Horizons Programme is embedded across our UK&I business. We continuously onboard stand-out partners to the programme, following a multi-stage application and selection process.
There is a rigorous onboarding process, as well as a comprehensive support structure for our chosen partners to support their growth and social value maturity, including knowledge sharing and mentoring to support, develop and learn from our SME partners in line with Atos governance, quality and practices. The programme lasts 18 months and focuses on collaborative ways of working as the key to unlocking value for our clients and partners.
We can accelerate your digital ambitions by bringing you:
- Innovative propositions and services, delivered at pace
- Supply chain diversity
- Delivery assurance
- A wider skillset, including specialist resources
- Adaptive, agile ideas and ways of working
Key benefits to SMEs
- Access to a broad customer base and potential new growth opportunities
- Ability to deliver solutions and services at pace to Atos customers
- A structured programme with business, technical and social value support
Your data. Connected
Atos and Infoshare have a close partnership. Since 2012, the two companies have worked together, helping customers to leverage data to achieve their business goals.
Horizons: Working with Tier 1
Horizons is a pioneering initiative that brings our customers the best talent and solutions from the UK and Ireland SME community, safely and at scale. Watch this video to find out about the programme and hear from Tier 1, one of our SME partners.
If you are an SME or VCSE and interested in applying to the Horizons programme, or if you have a general query about partnerships, please mail the Horizons mailbox.
Find Out More
If you have a general query about our partnerships, including the Horizons programme and would like to find out more then please contact us.