“Atos Origin signs global hosting partnership with SAP AG to provide advanced hosting services for SAP® solutions”

Paris, Munich SAP TechEd, 14 October 2004

Atos Origin, an international IT services company, today announced a global hosting partnership with SAP AG to provide its customers with hosting and application management services that comply to quality standards of SAP® solutions.
With customers' SAP solutions managed by Atos Origin in more than 35 certified data centres around the globe, the company has a strong track record in implementing and running business critical applications and systems. SAP certification of Atos Origin's regional and local data centres confirms high quality and compliance to the SAP Operations Quality initiative through which Atos Origin can deliver the high level of service that customers expect.

John Stevenson, Vice President Business Applications & Communication Services at Atos Origin: “Providing SAP Hosting Services is a key business for Atos Origin. Being a Global Partner of SAP confirms the quality of services and support we are able to provide to our customers for their end-to-end services. It puts us in a strong position during the selection process for customers wishing to use SAP solutions.”

Atos Origin has been an SAP Global Services Partner for many years and has completed a large range of SAP solution implementations for customers in chemical, consumer packaged goods & retail, high tech, oil & gas and utilities industries. With 4,000 experienced SAP professionals, Atos Origin has extensive knowledge and skills in SAP solutions, implements and manages complex, integrated global solutions for large organizations. SAP services are delivered worldwide using standardized processes, procedures and tools using the Atos Origin Continuous Service Delivery Model (CSDM) which means that customers are assured of international consistency.

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.

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