“Atos Origin Brings Learning Online for Greater Cincinnati Water Works”

Cincinnati, September 18, 2003

eLearning Solutions for GCWW Will Improve Efficiencies

Atos Origin, a leading global business and technology integrator, has been awarded a contract for professional services from Greater Cincinnati Water Works to provide e-learning for employees. The training for various groups of GCWW employees will offer education regarding the use of their total enterprise asset management (TEAM) solution systems.

The TEAM solution supports GCWW's work order management, inventory management, asset management, and project costing business processes across their Distribution, Commercial, Supply and Business Services, Water Quality & Treatment and Engineering Divisions. It also interfaces with the City's financial, purchasing, GIS, HR/payroll, and customer billing applications. Through the use of e-learning, employees will receive optimal training at a cost lower than customary classroom-style training. Additionally, the training can be conducted on a flexible schedule without the need to fill a room. The training is intended to improve individual performance and provide efficiencies for GCWW that lead to ongoing increases in customer satisfaction

Atos Origin will provide a full range of e-training services for their work-order management and related applications. These services will include a training needs assessment, training content design, development and delivery, and technological needs assessment, evaluation and support. GCWW, through a competitive process, selected Atos Origin based upon a strong project approach, and the qualifications of Atos Origin and its project team that will be performing the services for the City. Greater Cincinnati Water Works supplies more than 48 billion gallons of water a year through over 3,000 miles of water mains to about 235,000 residential and commercial accounts. It also sells water on a wholesale basis to Boone County, and Florence in Kentucky and to Norwood, Reading, and other municipalities and counties in Ohio. It is a municipally owned and operated utility, purchased by the City of Cincinnati from a private owner in 1839. GCWW tests the water more than 300 times a day from the source through treatment and in the distribution system to ensure high quality drinking water that meets all state and federal health standards. The mission of Greater Cincinnati Water Works is to provide its customers with a plentiful supply of the highest quality of water and outstanding services in a financially responsible manner.

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. In August 2002, Atos Origin acquired KPMG Consulting in the UK and the Netherlands, trading as Atos KPMG Consulting. The company generates annual revenues of $3 billion and employs 28,000 employees in 30 countries. In North America, Atos Origin operates out of main locations in New York (Murray Hill, NJ), Dallas-Ft. Worth (TX), Cincinnati (OH) and Columbus (OH). Atos Origin's client list includes major companies such as Alstom, Black & Decker, Carlsberg, Cincinnati Bell, Cleco, Conair, Hasbro, Interbrew, Kraft Foods, Lexmark, Philip Morris, Philips, PPR, Procter & Gamble, Unilever and Yoplait.

Contact for Press:
Atos Origin
Rose Sparks Tel: 817-264-8371 rose.sparks@atosorigin.com

Greater Cincinnati Water Works
Darla Phelps Tel: 513-591-7968 darla.phelps@gcww.cincinnati-oh.gov