“Atos Origin through its technological expertise facilitates the European deployment of the electronic invoicing service “IATA InvoiceWorks””

Paris, 12 June 2006

Atos Worldline, an Atos Origin company, has been selected to ensure compliance with the regulations on electronic invoicing for IATA's (International Air Transport Association) electronic invoicing service “IATA InvoiceWorks.” Established by IATA, this service enables airline companies and their suppliers to exchange and process electronic invoices. Atos Worldline facilitates the use of IATA InvoiceWorks by European airlines and suppliers through the provision of digital signature and secure archiving capabilities to meet the European regulatory requirements related to electronic invoices.


IATA members comprise 265 airlines – the world's leading passenger and cargo airlines among them - representing 94 percent of international scheduled air traffic. IATA InvoiceWorks is an electronic invoicing service for the air transport industry, launched by IATA in 2004. IATA InvoiceWorks currently processes over one million invoices per year worldwide.


To drive wide adoption of IATA InvoiceWorks by companies in the EU, IATA sought to implement a solution for digital signature and legal archiving that would ensure compliance with the EU Directive and Member States' regulations on electronic invoicing.


To achieve this, IATA InvoiceWorks uses Atos Worldline's electronic signature and legal archiving solution – Worldline Invoice – that runs on a common platform across all European countries. Through this facility, invoices exchanged and processed through IATA InvoiceWorks can be signed and archived for the supplier, as well as for the purchaser.


Atos Worldline solution covers: advanced electronic signature; country qualified certification; proof of invoice authenticity and integrity; control of the electronic signature; and archiving of the electronically signed invoice and control report for 10 years. The solution also integrates a web platform that enables efficient retrieval of archived records.


Worldline Invoice is the Atos Worldline electronic signature and legal archiving solution which runs on a unique collaborative web platform across all the European countries.
With a data handling capacity of more than one million invoices per month, Worldline Invoice is the leading European platform operating 24/7. It is compliant with the regulations of 10 European countries and is currently being rolled out in another twelve countries, with an interface tailored to each country's language and laws.

About IATA
IATA (“International Air Transport Association”) leads, represents and serves the air transport industry. Its 265 member airlines comprise 94 percent of scheduled international traffic.


Go to www.iata.org for more information.


About IATA InvoiceWorks
Established by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), IATA InvoiceWorks provides an electronic invoicing service for the air transport industry to cut costs, time and effort for sending, receiving and processing invoices. IATA InvoiceWorks is an internet-based service. Over 260 airlines and more than 5,550 industry suppliers are already linked and enjoying the financial benefits of electronic invoicing through IATA InvoiceWorks.

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 5,5 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.


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 2,600 employees in Europe and has an annual turnover of €400 million.

Atos Origin Press contact:
Emilie Moreau
Tel: +33 1 55 91 24 74
Email: emilie.moreau@atosorigin.com