“Atos Origin forms partnership with Manpower Software PLC”

October 2002

Atos Origin UK, the business and technology integrator, has announced a partnership with the leading workforce planning software provider, Manpower Software Plc. Atos Origin will provide Manpower Software's Manpower Analysis and Planning System (MAPS) products that enable efficient resource planning and staff scheduling for customers. The alliance also enhances Manpower Software's capability to deliver implementation and support services to its customers.

Atos Origin and Manpower Software will co-operate to identify Atos Origin customers who can benefit from the improved use of staff resources which MAPS delivers. Atos Origin will also become a preferred systems integration partner for Manpower Software and will establish an in-house 'MAPS practice' centre of excellence staffed with fully trained MAPS implementation and support specialists.

Commenting on the partnership, Paul Scandrett, Director UK Operations, Manpower Software, said: "Our goal was to partner with an organisation that had a strong customer base in the public sector, process industries and life sciences sector which we identified as prime targets for MAPS. Both Atos Origin and Manpower Software have a strong focus on customer satisfaction, which will be enhanced by Atos Origin's outstanding implementation and support facilities."

Tony Gittins, Director of Consulting and Systems Integration, Atos Origin UK, said: "Adding Manpower Software to our alliance partners will reinforce our customer offering with products that deliver an easily realisable ROI and complement our existing portfolio of personnel focused offerings. This enables us to deliver the service excellence which is at the core of our business."

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 Manpower Software
Manpower Software plc develops workforce solutions based on MAPS, its Manpower Analysis and Planning System. Initially developed for defence organisations including NATO and the British Ministry of Defence, MAPS now also has a strong user base among corporations which need to plan and manage their workforce effectively - such as BP and the top three cruise companies. MAPS helps organisations view the demands on their workforce and effectively deploy their staff to meet these goals - ensuring the right person, with the right skills, is in the right place, at the right time. For more information, visit www.manpowersoftware.com.

For further information please contact:

Atos Origin:
Carrot Communications
Malini Majithia / Kate Hartley
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7953 4010
e-mail: malini.majithia@carrotcomms.co.uk / kate.hartley@carrotcomms.co.uk

Manpower Software:
Nigel Smith
Tel: +44 (0)20 7389 9500
e-mail: nsmith@manpowersoftware.com