“Atos Origin’s Global Competence Center in Belgium receives SAP Certification for its consultancy expertise”

Paris/Zaventem, 5 October 2006

Atos Origin, the international IT services provider, has received SAP CCC (Customer Competence Center) certification for its Global Competence Center in Belgium. The certification bears witness to Atos Origin's proven SAP® application expertise in its consultancy activities and effective support for customer queries.

SAP certifies Customer Competence Centres which have achieved a sound level of quality according to the standards set by SAP. The certification covers internal procedures, internal organisation and the quality of the services offered.

Atos Origin's SAP CCC certification relates to the consultancy activities offered via the Competence Center from Zaventem (in Belgium). These consist of strategic consultancy activities, supplied by specialist SAP consultants from this Competence Center who make their certified expertise available to SAP's worldwide clients. Using their knowledge and know-how, they contribute to reducing calls and provide SAP with feedback about the services and support provided.

Gary Dunn, Global Alliance Director SAP at Atos Origin says: “This certification underlines the know-how and experience of the people in our Competence Center, and also shows the prominent position we have on the consultancy market in this area. It provides clients who are considering contracting out their SAP applications maintenance in the form of outsourcing, with a solid guarantee. We're extremely satisfied that Atos Origin, as one of the main outsourcing organisations in Europe, is able to offer its clients the best service and a guarantee of this nature.”

Atos Origin has more than 20 years of experience with SAP applications and is a SAP Global Services Partner, a SAP Global Hosting Partner, a member of the SAP NetWeaver® Partnership Initiative and a member of the Enterprise SOA adoption program. Atos Origin has more than 4,400 SAP application consultants worldwide and SAP certified data centres in all geographical regions. The group was a recipient of the prestigious 2006 Global SAP Pinnacle Award and two 2006 SAP Partner awards.

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 EUR 5.5 billion and it employs over 47,000 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, Atos Euronext Market Solutions, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

For more information, please contact:

Christelle Colin
+ 32 2 690 2604
christelle.colin@atosorigin.com
José de Vries
+ 33 1 55 91 24 53
jose.devries@atosorigin.com