“Oracle and Atos Origin Form a Strategic Alliance”

Amsterdam, March 19th, 2001

Partnership builds on Atos Origin's ERP and e-Business capabilities, boosts Oracle's development and implementation resources

Oracle, the leading provider of software for e-Business, and Atos Origin, one of the top three listed European IT services providers, today announced a strategic e-Business alliance designed to deliver full life cycle solutions based on Oracle's e-business platform and E-Business Suite.

For Atos Origin, one of the top European providers of enterprise solutions, the new alliance is a major step in its strategic engagement with Oracle. Oracle and Atos Origin will be working together with the Oracle e-Business Suite to deliver world class CRM, e-Procurement and complete e-business solutions for global clients.

Atos Origin already has more than 1,000 consultants engaged on Oracle projects, and will further expand its internal training to support an ambitious joint business plan.

Manuel de Font-Réaulx, senior director, Oracle Alliances EMEA, said: "Oracle's vision of delivering integrated Internet based solutions spanning the whole range of an enterprise's business functions, combined with Atos Origin's services portfolio, will also enable customers to successfully transform their enterprise into e-Communities and deliver state of the art life cycle solutions and services."

"Oracle provides an integrated Internet platform and complete applications suite, helping to make the most effective return on investment for our customers," said Ad Alfrink, Global Alliance Manager at Atos Origin. "The alliance combines Oracle e-Business solutions with Atos Origin's existing industry approach to deliver world class client solutions."

One of the many clients that Atos Origin is servicing with customized Oracle based solutions is the SAME Deutz Group, a leading European tractor manufacturer, for which it has created a new spare parts distribution system with a single virtual warehouse capable of prioritising orders and automatically substituting appropriate items. This innovative solution is currently being implemented in Italy before being rolled out across SAME operations in Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland and the UK.

About Oracle
Oracle provides the software that powers the internet. For further information about Oracle, visit http://www.oracle.com.

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin, a leading e-Business 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 over 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.

Oracle Contacts:
Fiona Campbell-Howes
Oracle EMEA
+44 (0)1189 243999

Chris Rodwell
Hill and Knowlton UK
+44 (0)20 7413 3000

Atos Origin Press Contacts:
Marie-Tatiana Collombert
+ 33 (1) 49 00 96 33

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