“Atos Origin launches a new ERP packaged solution for Belgian SMEs in the chemical industry”

Zaventem (Belgium), 31 March 2005

Atos Origin, a leading international IT services company, today announced the launch of QuicK'EM™, a new solution for Belgian SMEs in the chemical industry. QuicK'EM (Quality, Intelligence and Competitive Chemical Solution) is a mySAP All-in-One solution that cuts implementation time to three or four months and greatly reduces transition costs.

Atos Origin has developed the QuicK'EM solution - a pre-configured mySAP enterprise resource plan (ERP) industry solution- to meet the specific business needs of small and medium-sized companies in the chemical industry. Based on SAP's best practice for chemicals, the solution can automate and simplify procedures, but also takes into account current Belgian legal and financial regulations.

Giving SMEs a competitive edge, QuicK'EM provides a complete, reliable and flexible solution to improve internal processes, reporting, internal traceability, supply chain management and customer relations. The application consists of a pre-configured system, as well as a methodology and documentation.

“We have put a team in place that understands the specific needs of each customer and works full time on QuicK'EM”, explains Ronny De Goedt, Sales Director at Atos Origin Belgium. “The solution is tailored to the customer and can be implemented and tested in a record timespan of three to four months. The reduction in implementation time is crucial because a company needs to be operational as soon as possible with a smooth transition period. This consequently contributes to considerable cost reductions”.

Atos Origin Belgium has an extensive track record in the chemical industry, with customers that include Huntsman, UCB and Solvay. The QuicK'EM solution is a natural extension of its offering adapted to the size of SMEs. In addition, the solution is compatible with other services in Atos Origin's portfolio such as System Hosting, Application Management Support and Business Process and Re-engineering Consulting.

QuicK'EM is a trademark of Atos Origin

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, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

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