“Atos Origin Integrates SAP R/3 for PSA Peugeot Citroën’s Previously-Owned Vehicle Branch (SVO)”
Paris: March 26, 2002
Atos Origin, a leading IT service and e-business provider, is integrating SAP R/3 to enable carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroën to manage flows of previously-owned vehicle in France. The system will subsequently be deployed Europe-wide.
PSA Peugeot Citroën's Previously-Owned Vehicle Branch (SVO) manages the purchasing, transportation, storage and sale of 80,000 previously-owned vehicles a year. It launched the IVOIRE project to upgrade its existing management system and extend its functions to meet the needs of previously-owned vehicle organizations across Europe.
The project will improve supply chain, marketing and accounting functions in France, integrating SAP/R3 to create a central application to manage all previously-owned vehicle flows in Europe. The eventual objective is to match vehicle distribution to demand in individual countries through faster, more efficient circulation of information.
Atos Origin is the prime contractor for the project, and will deploy the purchasing, sale, finance, financial management and Business Warehouse (BW) data center modules. PSA and SVO will be the owner-operators.
Atos Origin's services include integrating the software and support services. It will also transfer skills to PSA's IT Service Department to support the organizational and human resources changes arising from SAP deployment. In France, 120 users will be impacted by the new application.
The IVOIRE project was initiated in June 2000 and has been operational since September 2001. As Mr. Mespoulet, project manager for PSA Peugeot Citroën, points out: "Atos Origin delivered the project on schedule. Three months after its deployment, the results are positive. The 120 current users have fully embraced the application, which is improving their performance in managing inventory and forecasting fleet returns. Europe-wide deployment has begun with Spain and England, taking into account the specific features of each country, and will be extended to Italy and Germany in 2003..
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, Vivendi Universal and Wolters Kluwer.
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