“Atos Origin wins SAP implementation to boost business efficiency for Airservices Australia”

Sydney, October, 2002

SAP system overhaul brings Airservices Australia's business management in line with world's best

Airservices Australia has chosen Atos Origin Australia to implement a new business support system that will assist in ensuring that Australian airspace management remains among the world's best.

As part of Airservices Australia's Information Management Transformation Program, the project will rebuild the company's critical business support functions.

The core project team will comprise 50 people from Airservices Australia, Atos Origin and corporate knowledge services specialist, DA Consulting Group, which will provide important change management and training development deliverables. An additional 40 support staff will be drawn from across the three organisations. The project is scheduled for completion in the latter part of 2003.

The project, which will be implemented at sites in Canberra and Brisbane, upgrades essential business components including:

  • Finance - procurement and customer billing
  • Human Resources - rostering and payroll
  • Asset management and maintenance
  • Customer management
  • Executive information systems

Graham Beer, Airservices Australia's manager of the Information Management Transformation Program, said, "We look to Atos Origin to use its technical expertise and project management experience to successfully implement the software. Atos Origin's track record of completed projects in Australia and overseas, together with strong global resources, were also important factors."

The project focuses on enhancing the core SAP R/3 implementation with four key SAP Extended Enterprise Solutions. Of these, Strategic Enterprise Management (SEM) aggregates information from Airservices' existing Key Performance Indicators, allowing system diagnosis and enhanced business management. Together with Business Warehouse (system reporting), Enterprise Buyer Professional (internet procurement) and SAP Portals (rapid information access), SEM will create a best practice support system that is in line with the world's best.

Philip Cook, operations manager for Atos Origin Australia's Consulting and Systems Integration division, said, "Implementing systems like these simultaneously across a business as critical as Airservices Australia's is no pushover. Understanding the nuts and bolts of interfacing functions is extremely complex and requires strong processes, knowledge and global backup to execute successfully."

About Airservices Australia
Airservices Australia is a Government owned organisation responsible for the safe and efficient Australia management of air traffic across 11 per cent of the world's airspace. Services include air traffic control, airspace management, aeronautical information, radar communications, radio navigation aids, aviation maintenance and engineering, environmental management and aviation rescue and firefighting. For more information, visit the Airservices Australia website at www.airservices.gov.au.

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology services provider. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations, including outsourcing and on-line services. In August 2002, Atos Origin acquired KPMG Consulting in the UK and The Netherlands, which now trade as Atos KPMG Consulting. The company generates annual revenues in excess of EUR 3.5 billion and employs 30,000 staff in 30 countries. The Group's client list includes major companies such as ABN-Amro, Akzo-Nobel, Alstom, BNP Paribas, British Petroleum, Euronext, Fiat, ICI, ING, KPN, Lucent, Philips, Renault, Royal Bank of Scotland, Saudi Aramco, Shell, UBS-Warburg, Unilever, Vivendi Universal, Vodafone and Wolters Kluwer.

About DA Consulting Group
DACG is an international company that specialises in providing corporate education solutions to the Global Fortune 2000. DACG offers a variety of customised education services such as instructor-led training, documentation and e-learning programs, tailored to meet the needs of our clients. Since 1984, DACG has worked with over 650 organisations, helping their employees learn new technologies with the help of experienced education consultants and thrive in the midst of business change through proven change communication practices. Over almost two decades, DACG has helped more than 125 of the Global Fortune 500.

Press contacts:
John Gallagher
Managing Director
Atos Origin Australia
Tel: (02) 8907 4000
Email: john.gallagher@atosorigin.com

Richard Dudley
Corporate Communications Manager
Airservices Australia
Tel: (02) 6268 4479
Mobile: 0412 146828
Email: richard.dudley@airservices.gov.au

Adam Benson
Recognition Public Relations
Tel: (02) 9252 2266
Email: adam_benson@recognition.com.au

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