“Atos Origin Builds a Stand-Alone Information System in Two and a Half Months for Seges Frigécrème”

Paris - September 28, 2001

The system is supported by an outsourced ASP mode SAP solution

As part of its restructuring program, Cogesal Miko was planning to divest its Seges Frigécrème subsidiary. In preparation, it asked Atos Origin to design and build an independent information system for the subsidiary. Under tight deadlines, Atos Origin recommended and delivered an SAP solution in ASP mode, which it now runs on an outsourced basis.

In early February, Cogesal Miko asked Atos Origin for support in preparing the early-May disposal of its subsidiary Seges Frigécrème, which distributes Frigécrème-brand ice cream made at its facility in Argentan, France.

Atos Origin teams began by conducting a thorough review of the existing ERP processes and software, in order to determine the requisite SAP modules. In light of the short deadline, it was then decided to deploy an integrated, ASP mode SAP management solution for the financial, purchasing, sales and distribution administration and plant maintenance modules, and to manage the EDI network with large retailers. The project represented a real challenge because it had to be designed, built and up and running in two and a half months, which it was to the client's full satisfaction. The ability to start up outsourcing by early May was critical to the contract win.

More than 450 people in Atos Origin's Enterprise Services business in France, under the leadership of Dominique Pourchet, are focusing on two strategic objectives: developing a full range of ERP-based services, from consulting to outsourcing; supporting ERP software publishers who partner the deployment of "front office" solutions, in particular for CRM, e-business and SCM applications. Atos Origin is the only business and technology integrator in France to combine ERP design, build and run capabilities within a single division.

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is a leading international business and technology integrator. Its business is turning client visions into results through the application of management consulting, enterprise, e-business and outsourcing solutions. The company has annual revenues of more than EUR 3 billion, operates in more than 30 countries worldwide and has 27,000 employees. Atos Origin's clients include ABN-Amro, BNP Paribas, Euronext, Fiat, ICI, Lucent, Philips, Renault, Saudi Aramco, Shell, Unilever and Vivendi Universal.

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