“South Wales Police choose Atos Origin to Deliver Information Management Solution”

London, 6 April 2006

Enabling Intelligence Led Policing

Atos Origin, a leading IT services provider, today announced that it has won a contract to deliver an Information Management Solution to South Wales Police (SWP) to support the rationalisation of its operational policing systems into a single record management system. By improving the quality and accuracy of information stored, as well as eliminating the need to duplicate data entry, the new system will support intelligence led policing.

Under the contract Atos Origin, using data integration software from SAS, the leader in the new generation of business intelligence software, will manage the data cleansing, back record conversion and then transfer of accurate and non-duplicated information from the existing operational systems to the new integrated system – Niche RMS. During the transition of the data, Atos Origin will ensure that all information held on the existing systems remains available for operational and business intelligence purposes.

Atos Origin will also review the business intelligence reporting model and make recommendations on the future structure. This will include the Cross Regional Information Sharing Platform, part of the Government's IMPACT programme to share police intelligence, as well as business intelligence reporting based on a central data warehouse.

"We selected the Atos Origin/SAS team because they demonstrated a comprehensive understanding of our needs and objectives and were able to supply a low risk and seamless solution which combined skilled consultants with police systems experience with best-of breed software for both our immediate and future Information Management needs" said Superintendent Richard Lewis, of, SWP and responsible for the Zenith RMS change management project.

"National programmes such as IMPACT have emphasised the importance of accurate information for intelligence-led policing and operational systems increasingly need to share information that too often resides in a number of independent "silo" systems," said Alan Smith, Police Sector business development manager, Atos Origin. "We understand the importance of accurate, comprehensive and integrated operational information to police forces and we can play a key role in helping SWP exploit their information sources to deliver significant operational benefits."

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 further information, contact:
Caroline Crouch
Atos Origin
Tel: +44 20 7830 4233
Email: caroline.crouch@atosorigin.com