“Atos Origin joins SAP NetWeaver™ Partner Initiative”

Amsterdam / Walldorf / Paris, Netherlands / Germany / France - March, 18, 2004

Atos Origin, a leading international information technology (IT) services company today announced it has reached a global agreement with SAP AG to enter the SAP NetWeaver™ Partner Initiative. Through the agreement, Atos Origin will globally promote and provide services based on SAP NetWeaver and Atos Origin's full lifecycle "Design, Build and Operate" approach. Atos Origin will integrate SAP NetWeaver related services into its Service Portfolio to provide customers with a comprehensive business oriented and industry specific End-to-End Services. For the first time, SAP customers will have the access to a complete offering for end-to-end SAP NetWeaver services.

Atos Origin today offers a large number of SAP NetWeaver based services. Some examples are:

Atos Origin Competence Center for SAP NetWeaver ™
Atos Origin's Competency Center for SAP NetWeaver provides a collaborative environment for its Customers and Partners. Together with the Atos Origin Market Teams and Key Clients, the Competency Center engages in strategic development projects to create industry solutions with a global reach. Together with SAP we share the philosophy behind SAP NetWeaver, the thorough understanding of a new corporate reality: the need for transparent interactions among the entire range of stakeholders, encompassing workforce, customers and suppliers. The value is clear: 100% total solutions, quicker return on investment, the ability to leap ahead of competition with best-of-breed answers developed through our collaborative project approach, and the confidence that comes from knowing that your solution was designed by a global SAP Partner with over 20 years of experience in global ERP deployments.

Advanced Hosting service for SAP NetWeaver™
Atos Origin Hosting Services support the complete portfolio of SAP NetWeaver™ components. The main focus of these services is to reduce the burden of managing complex SAP® Solution landscapes enabling customers to focus on strategic business requirements. These hosting services enable the continuous operation and availability of mySAP™ Business Suite, as well as managing the integration with other business applications and legacy systems. By using Atos Origin as a hosting partner customers are able to benefit from the knowledge gained from other projects and ensure the continuity in the availability of SAP NetWeaver™ experienced resources

Atos Origin with Mobile Business Competence Center
With this center, you have a choice of proven applications for a variety of tasks and user roles. Atos Origin supports and implements development tools and middleware if needed to customize functions to your requirements.

Atos Origin with ACTIS Competence Center
Atos Origin offers you with the ACTIS Integration Manager certified Interfaces for RFC, ALE and Business Connector and for today on as well an XI Adapter. Therefore, Atos Origin is able offer a complete portfolio of ACTIS integration functionality, so that ACTIS customer can benefit from the full SAP XI functionality. Atos Origin offers especially solutions for the following industries: Automotive and Discrete Manufacturing, CPG/Retail, Telecommunication, Process Industries and Utilities. Atos Origin supports as well integration function for external Connectivity, Workflow mechanism, printing templates or process support.

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 of Works 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.

Press Contact:
Anne de Beaumont, Tel: +33 (0) 1 55 91 24 15 - anne.debeaumont@atosorigin.com

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