“Atos Origin in charge of the software management and IT application support for Amadeus Germany”
Stuttgart, 23 May 2006
Atos Origin, a leading international IT services provider and Amadeus Germany GmbH, Germany's leading provider of IT solutions for the travel industry, announce today that they have signed a three-year agreement, under which Atos Origin is in charge of the IT support and development for the travel applications specific to Amadeus Germany. Through this cooperation, Amadeus Germany benefits from a unique IT Partner to accompany the development of its future IT projects, and Atos Origin reinforces its position as a leading IT services provider in the travel industry. The contract entered into force on April 1, 2006.
Amadeus Germany GmbH decided to focus its services in software development and application support on one strong partner. It benefits from Atos Origin's competence in application management and its varied experiences with large-scale transition projects in Germany, as well as its strength in state-of-the-art technologies and architectures.
"With Atos Origin we have chosen a partner whose business philosophies are extremely well suited to our ideas. Atos Origin expertise in application management and software development, and the migration support during the very sensitive changeover phase were the main criteria for our decision", says Holger Taubmann, Managing Director of Amadeus Germany, explaining the decision to choose Atos Origin as its IT services partner. "In addition, Atos Origin also maintains business relationships with our development centre in Sophia Antipolis near Nice, which presents further opportunities for both companies as a result of the cooperation".
The partnership with Amadeus strengthens Atos Origin's position as a leading IT services provider in the travel sector. Together with its experience with other existing client relationships – e.g. with Karstadt, Thomas Cook and Neckermann as well as with Traventec, a medium sized European company specialised in developing software for the travel industry, Atos Origin wants to concentrate its know-how into a travel competence centre.
Ulrich Engelhardt, Senior Vice President Consulting and Systems Integration at Atos Origin in Germany, said "With Amadeus Germany, Atos Origin is gaining a partner which is the leading provider of IT solutions in its field in the travel industry. Bundling the competence of both companies produces an extremely beneficial combination for the customers of Amadeus Germany. This forms the foundation for a strong and successful partnership".
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.
About Amadeus Germany
Amadeus Germany GmbH is Germany's leading provider of IT solutions to the travel industry. Founded in 1971 the company offers a wide range of solutions for distributing travel services of all kinds via channels like travel agents, call centers or the internet. Furthermore the Corporate Solutions division supports the business travel needs of corporations with its corporate travel management solutions. Comprehensive trainings are also included in the portfolio In Germany 85 percent of all travel agents with approximately 40,000 PCs using Amadeus Germany's advanced system. Services bookable in Germany: 500 airlines, 61,000 hotels, 42 car rental companies, 190 tour operators, 66 public transport associations and several bus operator, 40 railway companies, 34 ferry companies, 6 insurance companies, 3 event ticket systems with more than 1,000 providers as well as 8 cruise lines.
Amadeus Germany is 100 percent owned by Amadeus IT Group SA (Amadeus). Amadeus is a global leader in technology and distribution solutions for the travel and tourism industry. Its comprehensive data processing centre serves over 75,000 travel agency locations and some 11,000 airline sales offices, totalling around 350,000 points of sale located in over 215 markets worldwide.
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