“Atos Origin & BEA Systems Partner to Provide Global e-business Solutions to European Major Vertical Markets”
SAN JOSE, Calif., February 22, 2001 Jan. X
BEA Systems, Inc., (Nasdaq: BEAS), one of the world's leading e-business infrastructure software companies, announced today a formalized partnership to provide e-business solutions built on BEA, to Atos Origin's finance, telecommunications and retail customers in France. Under the agreement, BEA and Atos Origin, one of Europe's Leading e-business Solutions Integrators, will work closely together to develop highly scalable, Java-based solutions that allow businesses to boost design, build & run applications for enabling e-business. This partnership provides BEA with increased access to vertical markets, while Atos Origin adds BEA's market-leading e-business infrastructure products to the broad spectrum of hi-tech expertise and consulting services it offers international customers. Atos Origin becomes New Strategic Partner in the BEA's Expanded Alliance Program.
As technology and consulting partners since 1997, Atos Origin and BEA Systems have agreed to work closely specially to train Atos Origin consultants on the BEA WebLogic(R) E-Business Platform, including the market-leading BEA WebLogic Server(TM) and BEA's mobile commerce, personalization, business process management, and collaboration infrastructure software, and BEA has agreed to provide Atos Origin with early access to technology.
Olivier Huck, international vice president of channels and alliances for BEA commented: "Because there is such great synergy between our organizations, Atos Origin and BEA work extremely well together and we expect this extended partnership to run very smoothly for many years to come. Our new agreement creates an excellent blend of experience, technology, and vertical market reach, and it also creates a framework for integrating BEA's leading e-business infrastructure software with Atos Origin's e-business consulting and integration expertise. As a result, customers have easy access to the industry's most powerful platform for building and deploying e-business applications".
"As a major player in the net-economy, Atos Origin offers the vision, the skills and the commitment to master the strategic and technological challenges arising from the three critical capabilities of tomorrow's successful business :e-commerce, customer relationship management and supply chain management. Our partnership with BEA for e-business infrastructures allows us providing high scalability, flexible opened solutions and customized applications that the market required" said Pascal Exertier, CEO of Systems Integration, France. This partnership will allow us to deepen our market penetration particularly in France. "
About Atos Origin
The recent merged companies Atos and Origin have created Atos Origin, one of Europe's leading information technology services companies, focused on providing end-to-end, front-to-back e-business solutions, through project delivery, training and vertical market expertise. Mainly sit in France & the Netherlands the company also operates from offices in Germany/Switzerland, the UK, Italy, the Benelux, Spain /Portugal, in South-America and Asia. 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.
BEA Systems, Inc. is one of the world's leading e-business infrastructure software companies, with over 8,000 customers around the world, including the majority of the Fortune Global 500. BEA and its WebLogic brand are among the most trusted names in e-business. Businesses built on the award-winning BEA WebLogic E-Business Platform(TM) are reliable, highly scalable, and poised to bring new services to market quickly. BEA's e-business platform is the de facto standard for over 1,200 systems integrators, independent software vendors (ISVs) and application service providers (ASPs) to provide complete solutions that fast-track and future-proof e-businesses for high growth and profitability. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., BEA has 89 offices in 30 countries and is on the Web at www.bea.com.
NOTE: BEA and WebLogic are registered trademarks of BEA Systems, Inc. BEA WebLogic Server and BEA WebLogic E-Business Platform are trademarks of BEA Systems , Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of the company with which they are associated.
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