“Atos Origin Acquires HOM&LOG Consulting”
Paris - October 22, 2001
Atos Origin, a leading European online services provider, has acquired all outstanding shares of HOM&LOG Consulting, which operates in Paris and Besançon, France.
The transaction enables Atos Origin, a French leader in change engineering, to strengthen the "Change Support" program developed by its Training Center, and provides HOM&LOG Consulting with the resources of a major international enterprise that will allow it to serve clients on larger-scale projects.
Founded in 1991, HOM&LOG developed an expert educational concept to support end users by facilitating skills transfers. It has since specialized in the design of tailored communication solutions and user support systems for IT and organizational projects, which have been selected by a significant number of large accounts.
The agreement between Atos Origin and HOM&LOG is based on the two management teams' shared commitment and mutual trust, and on a common ambition to drive growth and develop synergies.
"Pooling our expertise will enhance our range of solutions and drive faster growth in our current markets," said Samy Arzoine, head of the Atos Origin Training Center in France. "The alliance will expand Atos Origin's Change Engineering service team to include 25 HOM&LOG Consulting employees, thereby enabling us to more fully meet the needs of our markets. It also enriches HOM&LOG's offer for its current clients in the areas of change support and integrated training services, both online and offline. Lastly, it will stimulate an exciting training experience by leveraging the strong fit between the two companies' educational concepts."
About the Atos Origin Training Center
With more than 25 years experience in educational engineering, the Atos Origin Training Center offers a catalogue of more than 300 courses. The Center's team of 70 trainers and consultants offers ISO 9001-certified training to approximately 10,000 people each year and serves more than 700 clients.
In 1998, Atos Origin created a unique "Change Support" program designed to prepare users to deal with changes in a company's information system. The program is structured around three components-communication, training and documentation-to enable companies to transition smoothly to new technology. The program is supported with Atos Origin training materials, including trainer and trainee kits, user documentation, reference manuals, procedure guides and online help programs.
About Atos Origin
Atos Origin, a leading e-services provider, enables clients to turn their objectives into value-driven results through effective use of consulting, systems integration, e-business and IT outsourcing solutions. The company employs some 27,000 people in more than 30 countries worldwide, with annual sales of more than EUR 3 billion. Customers include ABN-Amro, Alstom, BNP Paribas, Euronext, FIAT, ICI, Lucent Technologies, Philips, Renault, Saudi Aramco, Shell, Unilever, Vivendi Universal and Wolters Kluwer.
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