“Atos Origin develops and operates the management platform for invoices in connection with Purchasing Card transactions on behalf of Crédit Agricole”

Paris, 11 July 2005

Atos Worldline, an Atos Origin Company, has been entrusted by CEDICAM – a subsidiary of Crédit Agricole and a major player in the management of payment flows and systems – with the development and operation of its new platform for monitoring and approving invoices in connection with Purchasing Card transactions. This card is intended for businesses and administrations. Dematerialising their purchases allows them to minimise their management costs and to optimise payment timeframes.

Atos Worldline used its Worldline Invoice offering – a collaborative web platform – as a basis for the construction of a new invoice fiscal dematerialisation and processing platform that meets the needs of CEDICAM in terms of upgradeability, suppleness of the architecture, simplicity of use of the user interface and control of operational and maintenance costs.

The evolutive solution put in place integrates the following functionalities:

  • Acquisition, enrichment and transmission of invoice data;
  • Creation of invoices from orders entered on the web;
  • Inputting of orders and visualisation of invoices via a simple and ergonomic web interface (consultation, search, PDF export);
  • Archiving of invoices of evidential value via the MediaCert offering from Atos Origin and restoration on request;
  • Invoice validation procedure specially adapted to the public sphere, accessible via the web interface;
  • Forum allowing the buyer and the supplier to exchange information via the web, in the event of a commercial dispute over an invoice;
  • Dynamic creation of transaction statements (PDF and XLS format) in conformance with legislation.

The approval process for orders and invoices, designed by CEDICAM and put in place by Atos Worldline, is an extremely flexible tool. It is entirely parameterisable in terms of transitions from one stage to another, user profiles and rights, and the resulting actions (dispatch of an e-mail for the validation of an invoice by a buyer, for example). The implementation and adaptation of this process for other clients may easily be achieved.

The solution implemented in February 2005 by Atos Worldline provides a comprehensive response to CEDICAM's needs, and to those of its first public user: Meudon Town Council. CEDICAM plans to extend this success to other clients in the public sphere in the very near future.

Atos Origin is the European leader in B2B processing offerings. Around 50,000 sites use the Worldline Invoice web platform and exchange 220,000 invoices per month in 10 countries.

CEDICAM is the Payment Flows and Systems subsidiary of Crédit Agricole. In addition to providing a framework for strategic thinking with respect to this field, it designs and pilots the information systems needed for processing transactions (management of all domestic and international flows, those involving large amounts, etc.) and oversees the electronic payment sector for the Group.
In 2004, CEDICAM personalised almost 9 million cards; it handled 5 billion transactions and 1 billion card authorisations. It is the French leader in the domain of electronic certification.

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.

Press contact :
Emilie Moreau
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Email: emilie.moreau@atosorigin.com