“Atos Origin forms partnership with PeopleSoft UK”

London, November 14, 2001

Atos Origin, a global consultancy, technology and services company, has announced a partnership with leading e-business solutions provider, PeopleSoft to provide its customers with development, management and support for PeopleSoft systems and software. The partnership broadens PeopleSoft's ability to deliver flexible and closely tailored end-to-end solutions to its customers.

Atos Origin will also provide services for PeopleSoft customers to upgrade to the latest release, PeopleSoft8 which includes applications for HR, financial management, customer relationship management and enterprise performance management. PeopleSoft customers will benefit from Atos Origin's expert services including application management and support, database administration and remote maintenance to help PeopleSoft users to reduce their total cost of ownership.

David Greenwood, PeopleSoft Alliance Manager, said: "It was important for us to partner with a company that has a strong focus on customer satisfaction and the ability to deliver products and services to meet our customers' requirements. Our partnership with Atos Origin and its extensive global experience across all areas of IT enables us to offer a wider range of services to our customers."

Andy Ross, Sales Director, Atos Origin UK commented: "Building long term relationships with our customers and delivering service excellence are at the centre of our strategic focus. This partnership gives PeopleSoft customers access to Atos Origin's end-to-end support services and enables Atos Origin to strengthen its position across a range of sectors."

About PeopleSoft
PeopleSoft (Nasdaq: PSFT) a world leading provider of collaborative enterprise software. PeopleSoft pure internet software enables organisations to reduce costs and increase productivity through collaboration with their customers, suppliers, and employees. PeopleSoft's integrated, best-of-breed applications include Customer Relationship Management, Enterprise Service Automation, Supplier Management, Human Capital Management, Financial Management, and Enterprise Performance Management. More than 4,700 organisations in 107 countries run on PeopleSoft software. For more information, visit the company's website at http://www.peoplesoft.com.

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, Alstom, BNP Paribas, Euronext, Fiat, ICI, Lucent, Philips, Renault, Saudi Aramco, Shell, Unilever and Vivendi Universal.

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