“Atos Origin and Heineken Enter Into an SAP Outsourcing Partnership”
France, Paris 12 February 2003
Atos Origin and Heineken signed a contract entrusting Heineken's SAP outsourcing to Atos Origin. The two parties will be working together for the next three years.
The agreement has an international scope, and applies to both Europe and the United States.It involves the SAP outsourcing of Heineken's ICT systems to Atos Origin. The cornerstone of the partnership is the management of an ERP environment. This architecture notably includes a connection to Internet and e-commerce applications.
In the coming days, Heineken will lay the foundations of this service, in collaboration with Atos Origin. It will then be implemented and managed by the ICT service provider for three years.
"Atos Origin considers this agreement to be a significative step toward a long-term relationship with Heineken", states Wilbert Kieboom, Atos Origin General Manager. "This agreement is a major milestone for further consolidating our position on the Dutch and world markets. Heineken is a highly influential international company. Following Akzo Nobel, KPN and DSM, Heineken is the latest high-ranking company to choose Atos Origin as its ICT partner."
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 of EUR 3.3 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.
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