“Atos Origin selected by Sabeco to develop its Intranet”

Zaragoza - May 12th, 2004

Atos Origin, a leading international information technology services company, announced today that it has been selected by the food distribution company Sabeco to develop and implement its corporate Intranet.

This initiative is part of Sabeco's strategic plan to introduce new technologies into key business processes. Its objective is to establish a common access point to the information system for all users, both local and remote; thus fully integrating its offices into the corporate system.

Atos Origin has developed the solution using the Oracle Portal tool on the Oracle 9i platform. The portal will bring together the communication, news, centre search modules and related links. It will also provide access to marketing, human resources, and document management applications (which include all the company's documents with multiple search criteria). It will also establish a profile system and access rights to stored information and implement workflow procedures to control new document and information approval processes. Solutions for any new needs will be incorporated in the portal as they arise, thus providing fast and consistent feedback for all of Sabeco's internal departments.

This project will provide Sabeco with multiple benefits, including a unified work environment, the integration of documents used by the different lines of business and departments, the update of information in a distributed manner, or immediate availability of newly created documents. The search and control of the documents approval processes will also be streamlined, saving time and providing greater flexibility.

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About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology (IT) services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company's annual revenues are more than EUR 5 billion and it employs 47,000 people in 50 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and its clients include ABN AMRO, Akzo Nobel, Alstom, BNP Paribas, BP, Ericsson, EDF, Euronext, Fiat, France Telecom, ICI, ING, KPN, Lucent, Philips, Renault, Royal Bank of Scotland, Saudi Aramco, Schlumberger, Shell, Telecom Italia, UBS, UK Department for Work and Pensions, Unilever, Vivendi Universal and Vodafone.

Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Euronext Premier Marché and trades as Atos Origin, AtosEuronext, Atos Worldline, Atos KPMG Consulting and Atos Odyssée.

About Sabeco

Sabeco S.A. is part of the Auchan Group, leader in food distribution, with 122 establishments, and more than 6,000 employees in 9 autonomous Communities in Spain.

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