“Atos Origin French Market Leader in Application Management Services”
Paris, 7 November 2006
Atos Origin, a leading international IT services company, grew its application management (AM) revenue by 52% in 2005 to become the leading provider of AM services in France, according to a market report by Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC). Published annually, the report identifies opportunities and ranks AM service providers to present IT decision-makers, investors and IT suppliers with an objective overview of current demand trends, market outlook, and AM contracts signed during the year.
"Atos Origin is doing well in the fast-growing applications management market, where DP models are becoming increasingly automated. The robust expansion of the company's AM business in recent years, which has outpaced the market as a whole, together with the significant AM component of its application management contract with Renault has propelled Atos Origin to the top of the French AM market," said Stanislas Collin, Consultant in charge of the Application Management 2006 France market report at Pierre Audoin Consultants.
In 2005, Atos Origin's AM business generated €220 million in revenue, up 52% on 2004. The significant increase was driven by the signature of new contracts, mainly in the manufacturing industry, and the renewal of numerous existing contracts in the telecom and public sectors. Package AM solutions for such suites as SAP, Oracle Applications and PeopleSoft, and the New Technologies solutions for Java, J2EE, and .Net also contributed to growth.
The AM business is part of the AtosTM Application Management offering, which aims to meet market needs by controlling and reducing costs, while guaranteeing and enhancing quality of service. The solutions are based on a distributed data processing model (front office, back office and single point of contact), process automation (processes, methods, tools, CMMI) and the right location for developments (onshore, nearshore, offshore).
"Atos Origin's strategic application management offering is coordinated worldwide, based on a single business model. When we offer to help our customers significantly lower costs while increasing the quality of their IT services, we commit to delivering guaranteed performance. We have a dense network of local service centers, as well as nine international development centers with Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) certification, so that we can meet all of our customers' needs. CMMI certification reflects a long-term commitment to total quality management and constitutes a major competitive strength for Atos Origin," said Pascal Villemonteix, Atos Origin's Vice President, Application Management, France.
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.
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About Pierre Audoin Consultants
Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC) is a leading market research and strategic consulting firm for the information technology sector, with a focus on software, IT and telecommunications services. PAC offers customized market analysis and consulting services, as well as a range of off-the-shelf reports that cover both local and international markets. Through a wide range of solutions, PAC provides its clients with reliable information and comprehensive, result-oriented analyses of both local and global markets. PAC's competitive strength lies in its ability to combine a long-term view of the communications industry, thanks to unique models, and a constant presence in the field, communicating directly with suppliers and end-users. With technologies constantly changing, PAC has become an important partner for market leaders, helping them to develop and diversify.
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