“Atos Origin Announces Intended Collaboration With SAP AG”

Paris, 10 October 2005

Companies to Reduce Client TCO and Improve Time to Market For Companies in the Oil & Gas Industry

Atos Worldline, an Atos Origin Company, today announced its intended collaboration with SAP AG in the field of service station and card management in the Oil & Gas downstream market. The companies' intent is to work together to deliver an integrated solution built upon their current own solutions, such as mySAP™ ERP Financials, SAP® for Oil & Gas (SAP O&G), including SAP Service Station Retailing, and Atos Worldline Card/1 suite for fuel card back office management, Worldine pay and Softpos for acquisition process and fraud management from the point of sales to the Retail and Marketing headquarters.

“Oil Companies today are experiencing ever-increasing costs and complexity in the management of their Service Station networks,” said Dominique Illien, Atos Origin Management Board Member. “In particular, the handling of payment cards and fuel card programs has become a costly drain on the business. This combined effort of Atos Origin and SAP has the objective to reduce client TCO and improve time to market by leveraging existing investments in solutions from both companies.”

In order to reduce client's TCO, both companies plan to focus on a fully standardized integration of their solutions covering the whole range of business requirements in the area of Service Stations and Card Management, including the following:

  • Transaction polling from Point-of-Sales
  • Payment tracking and verification
  • Card transaction authorization & fraud management
  • Central fuel stock and price management
  • Dealer settlement and reimbursement
  • Settlement with clearing houses for bank and credit cards
  • Settlement with fleet card issuers
  • Fuel card management, including card creation, credit checks and black list creation, and customer billing
  • Overall financial accounting of service station network

"Our customers continuously ask for a tighter integration of the fuel card business with SAP solutions", said Peter Maier, Vice President, Industry Business Unit Oil & Gas, Product and Technology Group (PTG), SAP. "To respond to that demand with the best possible solution, we will combine the strengths of the Atos Worldline and SAP solution portfolios. The powerful combination will seamlessly integrate the fuel card processing into an end-to-end process for the service station business, and is powered by SAP NetWeaver."
"We have a long-term relationship with SAP's Oil and Gas Industry Business unit together with an in-depth knowledge of the SAP portfolio and SAP-certified solutions. This means that we can provide a tailored service to our customers with advice and implementation by a dedicated team of experts,”
said Iain Boag, Senior Vice President and Global Process Industries Market Leader in Atos Origin.

The cooperation between Atos Origin and SAP aims to enable Downstream Oil & Gas companies to offer an improved time to market in order to address their clients needs. Companies are intended to have a single solution for all types of payments handled in their service station network (cash, credit and bank cards, and fleet and fuel cards). It is the objective of both companies to create a global solution, allowing Oil & Gas companies to operate over all geographies of operation. Furthermore, companies shall be able to leverage their existing investments in the mySAP ERP solution and/or Atos Worldline.

Atos Origin is an SAP Global Service and SAP Global Hosting partner, with over 4,400 consultants focused on SAP solutions.

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, Atos Euronext Market Solutions, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

Atos Worldline, an Atos Origin company - Atos Worldline is a major European player in the processing of large-volume electronic exchanges, specialising in electronic payment services, CRM and e-services (internet, voice and mobile services). With the focus on technological innovation, Atos Worldline implements its solutions in processing or integration mode. Atos Worldline has 2500 employees in Europe and has an annual turnover of €400 million.

SAP, mySAP and other SAP product and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries all over the world.
All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.

For more information on “SAP for Oil & Gas,” please visit: http://www.sap.com/industries/oil-gas/index.epx

Atos Origin Press contact:

Emilie Moreau
Tél : +33 (0)1 55 91 24 74
Email: emilie.moreau@atosorigin.com