“Atos Origin and Volkswagen Bank extend their service agreement”
Frankfurt, May 10th, 2005
Atos Worldline, an Atos Origin Company, and Volkswagen Bank GmbH, Braunschweig, today announce the extension of their service agreement over the next five years. Since 1996 Atos Worldline has carried out the technical processing of over 370,000 Volkswagen VISA and Master Cards
The service agreement up to now included classical processing services, as well as extra services such as bonus programmes. The extension of the cooperation today also includes the graphical user interface “SEMPRIS®gui“ of the new front ends for the card management system SEMPRIS®, which Atos Worldline has recently developed. From September 2005 Volkswagen Bank will then have direct real-time access on Atos Worldline Systems. This enables them to deal with their business transactions more efficiently.
Advantages for financial institutions
The graphical user interface of the new web-based front ends can be activated with a web browser (MS Internet Explorer, at least version 5.5) without any additional necessary installations. Up until now, any financial institution collaborating with Atos Worldline could only access their data through classical host connections. SEMPRIS®gui (Graphical User Interface) will now provide an overview of all business transactions by means of a logical step by step process, making it easier and faster for system users, independent of complex mainframe masks and rigid prescribed application routines.
The new service is part of a professional workflow management system. In this manner, the value chain at the financial institutions and downstream service centres can be improved and a higher added business value obtained.
Quality and Safety
The new product was developed by Atos Worldline in order to offer its customers an even better service. At the same time, the web-based resolution method developed for this reason, will continue to fully satisfy the security and audit requirements guaranteed with the host systems, which is supported by what is known in IT terms as the “4-eye principle“ and which is usually used in the banking sector.
The new system should be also available in several languages at a future date. Furthermore, this new solution will allow bank systems to integrate with Atos Worldline Systems by means of an innovative integration model called EAI (Enterprise Application Integration). Financial institutions can choose to use the Atos Worldline System either with the new front end or their own already existing front end application.
Erik Munk Koefoed, Managing Director at Atos Worldline says, “We are very pleased to be working together with our longstanding customers, Volkswagen Bank, in this new project, in order to gain an initial practical experience together. Our mid-term goal is to open up our systems to the international market."
About Volkswagen Bank
Volkswagen Bank AG, a subsidiary of Volkswagen Financial Services AG, was founded in 1949. With a total of EUR 21.4 billion as at December 31st, 2004 and about 3 million private customers, Volkswagen Bank is the leading automotive bank in Europe. The offer of the Braunschweig company are ranging from financing, leasing and insurancing new vehicles of all makes of the Volkswagen group as well as second hand cars via direct banking to financing of car retailers.
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.
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.
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