“Heijmans opts to outsource ICT to Atos Origin”
s-Hertogenbosch, 9 February 2006
Heijmans NV plans to outsource its ICT activities to Atos Origin. The companies will enter into a five-year contract with a total value of EUR 50 million. Atos Origin was chosen following an extensive selection process.
By transferring its ICT activities to an external party, Heijmans expects to be able to respond more flexibly to the complex ICT requirements needed for its innovative products, such as, for example, Wenswonen™.
Heijmans is aiming for both forwards and backwards integration, which means that the company will specialise more on the total building process, from idea and design, through execution to management and maintenance and possibly even financing. Processes are becoming more complex and the use of IT is still increasing.
Because of this, there is a greater need for flexible ICT support and advanced ICT know-how. Outsourcing a number of ICT tasks will lead to better opportunities for this, and moreover to cost savings. All activities relating to workplace management, network management, the data centre and the service desk will be outsourced. Heijmans has chosen not to outsource company-specific IT functions.
As a consequence, 49 Heijmans ICT employees will become Atos Origin employees. Atos Origin is the largest IT service provider in the Netherlands and has vast experience in outsourcing.
For more information:
Heijmans, Frank Janssen
Director of Group Communications
+31 73 5435169
Atos Origin, Marianne Hewlett
Sr. Vice President Global Marketing Communications
+31 30 2992006
Heijmans, Fons van Lith
Director of Investor relations
+31 6 51314952