“Atos Origin demonstrates new mobile promotion and loyalty scheme solution at ‘Prepaid Mobile’, Budapest 27 – 30 September 2004”

Paris, Budapest, 28 September 2004

New service supports marketing schemes to increase customer retention

Atos Origin, an international IT-services company, today announced the development of a new service to support mobile promotion and loyalty schemes, as part of its NExT solution suite for mobile prepaid services management. This is the result of the company's close cooperation with ERIS4, a provider of cross-industry and multi-domain transactional rating products, and its innovative technology WARP4, which is designed to manage both prepaid and postpaid telecoms services.

Atos Origin's NExT solution suite allows telecommunications operators to provide 2, 2.5 and 3G services as well as managing complex value chains enabling the creation of new marketing schemes – such as promotion and loyalty schemes – quickly, easily and securely.

The NExT suite provides a comprehensive environment for managing traditional and innovative services, critical business processes and complex value chain management.

The new solution NExT.EPM features allow:

  • Support for any recharging methods – such as credit cards, vouchers, debit cards, over any service scenario, including mileage/loyalty points etc
  • Modularity, flexibility and superb scalability
  • Provides efficient and secure authorization process that eliminates exposure to fraud
  • Easy integration, complete configuration and easy / fast deployment

TIM Hellas, the Greek affiliate of TIM, has already adopted some NExT.EPM modules to manage loyalty programs. Nikolas Costaras, TIM Hellas CIO, said: “The rapid implementation and efficient integration with the rest of Prepaid Systems Architecture of Loyalty Program with the adoption of NExT.EPM allowed TIM Hellas to quickly meet the Market needs. We will further explore possibilities provided by this platform”.

The various components of the NExT Prepaid solution suite have been developed by Atos Origin and have proved their reliability on several worldwide installations. The company will be presenting the NExT suite and be showing a full demonstration of the NExT.EPM on its stand at Prepaid Mobile in Budapest (stand number 14).

Atos Origin has a proven record of over 20 years of accomplishment and experience in the Telecoms sector and has the capacity, skills, and capability to provide global/cross-border services. Atos Origin delivers reliable end-to-end solutions and has a customer base covering all the major telecom operators in Europe including BouyguesTelecom, bbned, BT, Deutsche Telecom, France Telecom, Global One, KPN, Lucent Technologies, Orange, Swisscom, Vodafone, TIM, Telecom Italia, H3G and Wind/Infostrada. The company's annual revenue in the telecom industry is close to 1 billion Euro.

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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 45,000 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, Ericsson, EDF, Euronext, Fiat, France Telecom, ING, KPN, Philips, Renault, Royal Bank of Scotland, Saudi Aramco, Schlumberger, Shell, Standard Chartered Bank,Telecom Italia, 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 Consulting.
About ERIS4

ERIS4 is a privately held company based in Rome, Italy, which specializes in developing a set of super powerful products implementing a new and broader concept of rating. This innovative concept enables ERIS4 to provide a range of incredibly fast and flexible solutions from pricing to authorization based on business rules, from promotion management to scoring computer games. For more information, please visit the ERIS4 web site at www.eris4.com or contact ERIS4 using electronic mail (info@eris4.com) or telephone (+39 06 3903 0317).

For more information, please contact:

José de Vries
PR manager Atos Origin
tel: + 33 1 55 91 24 53 or + 33 6 22 04 40 68
jose.devries@atosorigin.com