“Atos and Genesys Partner to Provide Joint Multimedia Contact Center Solutions in Southern Europe”

Paris, FRANCE - May 26, 2000

Atos, a leading European IT services provider, and Genesys, the world's foremost source of call center software applications, announced today that they have formed a partnership to offer comprehensive multimedia call center solutions, combining consulting, systems integration and software products.

To fulfill the challenges of the Net Economy, companies are increasingly turning to customer self-care practices to improve the customer interface and optimize their costs. This involves opening a full range of communication channels, via the Internet, WAP phone messages, e-mail and phone-based customer contact centers.

According to Jean-Paul Vautrey, Atos Executive Vice-President, the new Atos-Genesys partnership will serve this need by "designing, building and running customized multimedia call center solutions using the best technology, so that companies can offer the quality relationship their customers deserve."

The solutions will deliver innovative features, thanks to Atos' well-known background in the value-added development of voice applications over intelligent networks and the integration of service node, CTI and CRM products, as well as its ability, together with Genesys, to operate large scale call centers.

Atos and Genesys will work together to develop business opportunities throughout Southern Europe (France, Italy, Portugal and Spain). Led by its center of expertise in Spain, Atos is already making the partnership a reality, with experts trained on core Genesys products who have successfully implemented and supported a number of on-site projects.

About Atos
Atos, a leading European information technology services provider, is dedicated to helping companies grow and develop faster through better use of new technologies. In particular, it is strategically focused on providing value-added solutions in electronic commerce, customer relationship management and supply chain management. The Group employs 11,000 people in 11 European countries and reported fiscal 1999 revenue of EUR 1,083 million, 33% of which was derived outside France.

About Genesys
Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, an independent, wholly-owned subsidiary of Alcatel, pioneered the field of Computer Telephony Integration (CTI) and today is the leading provider of infrastructure-independent contact center solutions for the enterprise, e-business and service provider markets. With its ability to integrate interactions across all media types, including the web and traditional voice, Genesys helps businesses provide a consistent customer interaction experience. Headquartered in San Francisco, Genesys has 43 direct sales offices worldwide. For more information please visit Genesys at http://www.genesyslab.com

Contacts

Atos - Marie-Tatiana Collombert
Tél.: +33 (0) 149 009 633
mtcollombert@atos-group.com
Genesys - Lucette Gaillard
Tél.: - +33 (0) 141 101 703
lucetteg@genesyslab.co.uk