“Atos Origin bolsters its electronic transaction processing capabilities in Europe”

Paris, 28 June 2005

Atos Worldline, an Atos Origin company, has integrated the ACTIS Integration Manager solution into its electronic transaction processing platform in France, adding a new dimension to its paperless invoicing solution - Worldline Invoice. This pooling of Atos Origin expertise allows to expand the functional scope of both solutions, boost their processing capabilities and broaden their market coverage in Europe. Such an alliance between software know-how and integration power strengthens ACTIS' position on the French market and that of Atos Worldline on BtoB exchange platforms.

From EDI to Web-PKI: freedom of choice and protection of investments
The Worldline Invoice paperless invoicing solution already includes a collaborative web platform that features paperless tax processing based on the use of electronic signatures. One advantage of Worldline Invoice is its accessibility via the web and its adaptability to all existing operating systems, thus making it possible to process a wide range of electronic transactions and allow interoperability with other tax processing platforms.
With the addition of the ACTIS solution - and in particular its advanced translation and connectivity functionality - Worldline Invoice now offers added EDI processing capability, which helps protect and extract greater value from EDI investments (quite significant, for example, in the Distribution sector) already made by customers now wishing to implement paperless invoicing.
For its part, ACTIS Integration Manager, now accessible in hosted service mode, benefits from the scale and industrial processing capability offered by Atos Worldline for electronic data interchange.

Extended functional scope and processing capabilities in Europe
This pooling of expertise allows to expand the functional scope of both solutions, boost their processing capabilities and broaden their market coverage in Europe.

This change enables ACTIS Integration Manager users to optimise their data processing and gives them access to the full spectrum of services already offered by the Worldline Invoice platform, including hosting services, paperless tax processing, the ability to integrate structured electronic files, electronic signature, archiving required by law, timestamping, validity of certificates, and so on.

With a data handling capacity of more than one million invoices per month, Worldline Invoice is fast becoming the leading round-the-clock ready platform in Europe. It is compliant with the regulations of 10 European countries and is currently being rolled out in eight new countries, complete with an interface tailored to each country's language and laws.

ACTIS boasts over 1,500 installed sites, including 1,200 corporate customers, and caters to 80% of the German automotive market.

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