“BSN Glasspack Awards Atos Origin an Outsourcing Contract to Manage Its European SAP and Related Information Systems”

Paris - July 8, 2002

BSN Glasspack has awarded Atos Origin a seven-year outsourcing contract covering its European SAP and related information systems to optimize its return on investment following the implementation of SAP R/3. The solution will allow BSN Glasspack management to focus on its core business by establishing a Group-wide competency center for strategic applications, with the support of Atos Origin's technology upgrading and solutions integration expertise.

Atos Origin will deliver a full array of outsourcing services, including systems administration, operation and management, as well as infrastructure supply and hosting.

"The project represents a perfect fit with our growth strategy. By combining our specialist ERP consulting, systems integration and outsourcing operations at the end of 2000, we were able to set up a multidisciplinary ERP expertise center where each specialty delivers value added in managing the ERP system life cycle. The project's strategic scope also demonstrates our ability to manage world-class complex systems," says Dominique Pourchet, Head of Enterprise Services at Atos Origin.

The technical scope of the contract includes around 30 servers and covers the following systems:

  • SAP ERP.
  • Supply chain management.
  • Data warehousing.
  • Related applications.

The systems manage BSN Glasspack operations in France, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain.

BSN Glasspack selected Atos Origin because of its experience and uniform response to all selection criteria, as well as its industrial expertise and the quality of its pooled ERP systems outsourcing services. A further decisive factor was Atos Origin's ability to manage the transition in a transparent manner for end users.

"Technical management of our information systems was not one of our core competencies, so we needed to outsource this function following the introduction of SAP's ERP system across the Group. We chose Atos Origin as a long-term partner because it offered a rapid solution that meets our employee needs and financial requirements," says Jean-Yves Schapiro, Chief Financial Officer of the BSN Glasspack Group.

Atos Origin has established strong partnership ties with SAP, operates benchmarking platforms, and leverages training programs to maintain the highest standards of knowledge. In June 2002, it was awarded Global Partner Services qualification in recognition of its implementation of more than 1,200 SAP solutions worldwide, and maintains a global force of more than 3,000 SAP consultants.

Atos Origin offers a full array of ERP management services, including consulting, systems integration, upgrading, operation and maintenance, while ensuring the technical and economic adaptability of information systems. Emphasis is placed on dedicated 24/7/365 industrial organization, with guaranteed constant service quality.

Atos Origin is one of the few service providers in France to have combined and integrated ERP design, build and run operations in a single package. The package meets client requirements by delivering an end-to-end integrated suite of services, from consulting to comprehensive ERP outsourcing.

About BSN Glasspack
BSN Glasspack is the leading European manufacturer of glass bottles, jars and other products for the wine, beer, spirits, non-alcoholic beverage, food, and tableware markets. With 7,750 employees in Germany, Spain, France and the Netherlands, BSN Glasspack reported 2001 sales of EUR 1.4 billion. It operates 21 plants, with annual production capacity of 3.8 million tonnes or 13 billion units, nine labeling/decoration sites and one European technical center. For more information, please visit http://www.bsnglasspack.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 EUR 3 billion, operates in more than 30 countries worldwide and has over 26,000 employees. Atos Origin's clients include ABN-Amro, Alstom, BNP Paribas, Euronext, Fiat, ICI, KPN , Lucent, Philips, Renault, Saudi Aramco, Shell, Unilever and Vivendi Universal and Wolters Kluwer.

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