“Atos Origin receives GlobalStar Award from Open Text for global ECM implementation”

Paris, 17 November 2005

Atos Origin has received a GlobalStar Award from Open Text during the LiveLinkUp Orlando 2005 event. The GlobalStar Award recognizes real business value as well as competitive advantage using Open Text's Enterprise Content Management (ECM) technology. Atos Origin has achieved superior return on investment and set new industry standards through its innovative efforts with its Livelink ECM implementation across its sites in Europe.

The GlobalStar Award recognizes Atos Origin's capability to deploy Livelink ECM in record time to 16,000 employees, with 460 e-communities and 300 workflows. Livelink ECM is an information management system that allows employees to share documents and other online content quickly and efficient, as well as manage and track information for compliance. The system has helped Atos Origin to optimize time to answer bids, reduce the costs of supporting several applications in multiple countries, and provide worldwide organizations with one single platform to distribute policies, procedures, presentations, and documents. Atos Origin's Livelink ECM solution includes: files & documents sharing, e-community (collaborative environment), project follow-up, workflows, and web forms. Livelink ECM also includes records management, e-mail management and content archiving.

John Kirkham, Executive Vice President of Global Sales at Open Text said: "Emphasis on the interconnected relationship between collaboration and content management is integral to deriving maximum business value from an ECM solution. We congratulate Atos Origin as an Award winner for its effective implementation of Livelink ECM, currently the largest ECM implementation in Europe."

Eric Guilhou, Management Board Member, Chief Financial Officer at Atos Origin concludes: “We have implemented Livelink ECM solution in less than one year which is used today by almost half of Atos Origin's employees worldwide, making it a truly global tool. Atos Origin is a firm believer of the value that ECM offers in today's competitive marketplace where having the right information at the right time is crucial to make strategic decisions. We are proud to receive the GlobalStar Award from Open Text which validates our strategy of offering our employees and customers state-of-the-art solutions and is a recognition of the collaboration between Open Text and Atos Origin.”

Atos Origin has already deployed Livelink ECM with customers worldwide. The solution offers an effective tool for international organizations to share the right information, quickly and efficiently.

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.

About Open Text
Open Text™ is the leading independent provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions that bring together people, processes and information in global organizations. Today, the Company supports almost 20 million seats across 13,000 deployments in 114 countries and 12 languages worldwide. For more information on Open Text, go to: www.opentext.com.

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