“Atos Origin is once again awarded SAP “Special Expertise Partnership” in Germany”

Stuttgart, 20th October 2004

  • For the second time in a row, SAP has awarded Atos Origin in Germany the “Special Expertise Partnership” for outstanding consulting quality for mySAP Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Project experience, Strong Focus, a number of trained and certified SAP consultants, and Atos Origin close customer relationships fully efficient

Atos Origin, a leading international IT services company, was awarded by SAP Germany the “Special Expertise Partnership” award in the mySAP CRM field. This distinction is based on the consulting quality of SAP partners in specific fields. In the qualification process, Atos Origin demonstrated outstanding specialists and sales-related expertise for the SAP product “mySAP CRM”. Through this new award, SAP and Atos Origin thus develop their long term relationship, as well as their mutual sales-related cooperation.

As Special Expertise Partner (SEP) mySAP CRM, Atos Origin is part of a “special“ group of SAP partners who successfully demonstrated that their technical know-how and proven knowledge of CRM processes meet the required SAP AG criteria. SEP partners are selected by country and distinguish themselves through special – locally positioned – expertise. In the area of Customer Relationship Management (CRM), the selection criteria were made significantly more demanding by SAP for 2004/2005. A prerequisite for the nomination of Atos Origin was, among other things, a report on successfully implemented projects as proof of the long term SAP experience. As a further element of the qualification process, Atos Origin passed the assessment of the number of trained and certified SAP consultants and the high-standard of customer relationship. SAP is therefore convinced that the current SEP partner has a proven competence and a clear focus on the appropriate solution in each case.

Gerhard Fercho, Atos Origin Chief Operations Officer for Germany and Central Europe, is pleased with this award: “We are very proud that Atos Origin has once again be awarded SAP's Special Expertise Partnership. This firmly establishes Atos Origin as a competent partner in terms of its strategic alliance with SAP”. The new, extended partnership offers enormous advantages to Atos Origin customers. The consolidated specialised knowledge and the experience of both companies mean greater added value for customers. Since beginning of 2004, Atos Origin has also been one of the 11 SAP members of the Board of Partners.

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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