“Atos Origin Combines French ERP Operations and Becomes the Local Market Leader”

Paris - January 19, 2001

ervices ranging from consulting to outsourcing, and from the front to the back office

Atos Origin said today that it has created Enterprise Services, a new division dedicated to providing end-to-end ERP solutions, ranging from consulting to total outsourcing. Set up as part of the new organization introduced when Atos merged with Origin, the division is designed to meet client ERP needs more effectively by combining all of Atos Origin's French build-and-run ERP skills into a single organization. It is the only services provider in France to offer clients such single-source capabilities.

With more than 430 employees in France, the Enterprise Services Division is strategically focused on developing a comprehensive range of ERP services, from consulting to outsourcing, and supporting ERP vendors deploying front office solutions, in particular with CRM, e-business and SCM applications.

Atos Origin has forged strong partnerships with vendors such as SAP, PeopleSoft, Baan, QAD (MFG Pro) and Oracle Applications. These long-standing ties were further consolidated by new agreements signed in 2000, enabling Atos Origin to cover more than 80% of the ERP market.

The Enterprise Services Division will be managed by Dominique Pourchet, previously Director of Origin France's Managed Services Division. It is organized around four main business units :

  • SAP solutions.
  • Other ERP solutions such as Baan, PeopleSoft and Oracle.
  • ERP outsourcing.
  • Applications leasing and ASP

Through Enterprise Services, Atos Origin can manage implementation projects that include deployment, configuration and dedicated applications; hotline support and software maintenance services; outsourcing, notably through SAP Market Place; and training in the use of ERP programs. Atos Origin is an application service provider with 270 current users, rising to more than 500 under contracts already signed.

Enterprise Services' main clients include Alstom, Bouygues, EDF/GDF, Moulinex, Shell and Unilever. The business also leverages the worldwide competencies of more than 5,000 Atos Origin employees dedicated to ERP.

Atos Origin
Atos Origin, a leading e-services provider, enables clients to turn their objectives into value-driven results through effective use of e-business and IT solutions. The company's 27,000 employees deliver innovative solutions and strong industry experience to better manage the entire value network for companies and extended enterprises. Atos Origin currently operates in more than 30 countries worldwide, with sales of EUR 2.8 billion in 1999. Customers include ABN-Amro, Akzo-Nobel, BNP Paribas, Cegetel/Vivendi, Crédit Lyonnais, Euronext, FIAT, ICI, Lucent Technologies, Philip Morris, Philips, Shell and Unilever.

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