“Johnson Service Group Selects Atos Origin To Implement New SAP ERP System”
London, 14 July 2005
To Drive Down Costs in the Supply Chain and Ensure Operational Best Practice Atos Origin, a leading IT services company, today announced that it has been selected by the Johnson Service Group (JSG) to implement a new, fully scaleable ERP system, built on the MySAP ERP platform.
Johnson Service Group, which has recently grown through a number of acquisitions, decided to implement the new ERP system as part of its wider programme to improve management information and operational processes throughout the Group. The ERP system will help JSG to drive down costs in the supply chain as well as ensuring best practice across its four divisions.
“Atos Origin demonstrated a strong understanding of our business needs, which together with their track record in implementing ERP systems convinced us that they were the right company for this project,” said Jim Wilkinson, CFO of JSG.
Under a two year contract, worth over £5 million, Atos Origin will provide the systems integration services to implement the new SAP system across JSG's retail dry cleaning, corporatewear, garment rental and facilities management businesses, some 10 UK based companies in all. The new system will enable JSG to improve the efficiency of its operating divisions significantly through the application of an integrated software system.
“SAP is one of Atos Origin's strategic partners and this contract confirms our position as a leading integrator of SAP solutions,” said Martin Webley, vice president for the enterprise sector and SAP executive sponsor for Atos Origin in the UK. “We will work closely with JSG to deliver a solution, aligned to their corporate goals, to ensure it delivers real business value”.
“This win provides us with another significant step towards achieving our ambitious goals to outperform the rest of the private sector IT services UK market in 2005,” said Derek Ward, executive vice president, private sector, Atos Origin.
Atos Origin UK recently won SAP UK Partner of the Year for Partner Excellence, an award which recognises customer satisfaction and delivery excellence. The company has over 20 years experience working with SAP solutions and is a SAP Global Services Partner, a SAP Global Hosting Partner, a member of the SAP NetWeaver Partnership Initiative and has managed more than 1500 implementations. The Atos Origin SAP practice has more than 4,000 SAP consultants around the globe and operates SAP Certified Data Centres in all geographical regions.
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.
About The Johnson Service Group
The Johnson Service Group is a support services business with two principal activities: Textile and Hospitality Services and Facilities Management.
Over the last two years the Group has been extensively overhauled under the leadership of Chief Executive Stuart Graham and his strengthened management team. They have developed and grown the Group's core activities through a combination of strategic acquisitions and organic growth.
Textile and Hospitality Services includes some of the industry's leading names. Johnsons Apparelmaster is Britain's leading workwear rental business; CCM specialises in the manufacture and sourcing of workplace garments; Dimensions and DCC Corporate Clothing are the country's leading suppliers of corporatewear; Stalbridge Linen is Britain's leading supplier of linen and chefs' wear to the leisure, professional catering and corporate hospitality sectors; Johnson Hospitality Services is the British market leader in the hire of catering equipment, hospitality furniture and related items to sporting, entertainment and similar events. Johnsons Cleaners, Britain's No. 1 drycleaning brand, and Sketchley, provide a nationwide network of circa 600 retail drycleaning shops. Jeeves of Belgravia provides an exclusive and bespoke drycleaning service within the London area.
Johnson Workplace Management, provides a comprehensive range of services based on a unique business model. This focuses on management, property expertise and the provision of a wide range of support services to FTSE businesses, national companies and institutions.
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