“Atos Origin Teams with SAP in Enterprise Services Architecture Adoption Program”

Paris, 20 September 2005

Atos Origin, an international IT services company, today announced its participation in the SAP® Enterprise Services Architecture (ESA) Adoption Program. The program helps customers evolve their IT systems into a service oriented architecture, and Atos Origin has been selected as a leading member of this initiative. Atos Origin will be present during SAP TechEd '05 that takes place in Vienna from 21 – 23 September and can be visited in Hall A, Booth 2.2

The program provides a blueprint and tools for an evolutionary transition of an overall IT landscape based on SAP solutions, SAP NetWeaver® and non-SAP systems. Atos Origin offers services which include: ESA opportunity workshops and total cost of ownership (TCO) discovery sessions, building a tailored ESA roadmap, implementing the offering and going live, and finally harnessing the value of ESA.

“The ESA Adoption Program is designed to streamline and standardize the successful adoption of ESA and SAP NetWeaver for customers”, said Jason Wolf, Senior Vice President of New Product Introduction, SAP. “This program provides an open framework for our key partners to leverage with their respective customers. Atos Origin has been one of the leading SAP partners to contribute content to, and train consultants on, the ESA Adoption Program. This early leadership position has allowed Atos Origin to build strong knowledgeable resources, who are now capable of delivering on the program's key milestones, thus generating tremendous value for their customers.”

Iain Boag, Senior Vice President Global Enterprise Solutions at Atos Origin said: “It is crucial for Atos Origin's consultants to maintain a thorough and professional understanding of the evolving customer business benefits that the architecture offers. With the ESA Adoption Program, our consultants benefit from the latest expertise and are fully prepared to support our customers with the necessary guidance and knowledge they need in order to move from an IT to a process innovation architecture. We are delighted that SAP recognized our expertise by inviting us to become a strategic partner in its ESA Adoption Program.”

Atos Origin has already started to engage several customers into the new ESA program, among whom Philips` Semiconductor division. Frans Scheper, Senior Vice President at Philips Semiconductors concluded: "We´re very happy to work with Atos Origin on this strategic project to implement the "Customer Information Management Portal II" that aims to maintain, manage and share vital customer and market information. The Portal Dashboard and the Customer Business Plan modules, will be impemented in 2005. SAP´s Enterprise Portal (the portal hosting platform) and associated applications will be developed in SAP NetWeaver®".

As a strategic SAP partner, Atos Origin built a tailored ESA services portfolio based on individual customer needs. This support is of strategic value in the following area's: strategy to ESA mapping, transparency of business and IT landscape, ESA potential analysis, ESA design, ESA strategy, Roadmap Definition, and Execution.

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology 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 over 46,000 people in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, AtosEuronext Market Solutions Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

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