“Atos Origin finalist for two 2007 Global SAP Pinnacle Awards for outstanding partnership”
Paris, Houston, 19 April 2007
Atos Origin, an international IT services company, has been named twice as a finalist in SAP's prestigious Pinnacle Award program for its outstanding partnership. Atos Origin carried off last year's 2006 Pinnacle Award for best performance in Hosting SAP applications. Atos Origin will be present as a SAPPHIRE Sponsor at SAPPHIRE® '07 in Vienna from 14 May to 16 May, in Hall C booth 2.48, and at SAPPHIRE® '07 in Atlanta from April 22 to 25 in the Georgia World Congress Center, in booth 1017 where its experts are present to advise how best to advance its customers' business by integrating SAP offerings.
The Award program is designed to recognize SAP Partners who have excelled in developing their partnership and mutual business with SAP by providing quality products, solutions and services to its customers. Atos Origin is a finalist in the Enterprise SOA Migration Excellence category and also in the Hosting SAP applications category.
Iain Boag, Senior Vice President Enterprise Solutions at Atos Origin said : ”Atos Origin is a long term global SAP partner and we have extensive revenues around SAP implementations and full lifecycle support which was underscored by our 2006 Pinnacle Award win. We are delighted to have been nominated twice as a finalist in the 2007 SAP Pinnacle awards from over 150 nominations that were received by SAP. These nominations underline the commitment by both companies to a successful long-term partnership.”
The 2007 SAP Pinnacle award finalists are highlighted for their significant contribution to sales and marketing and for their development and innovation in specific areas. The finalists are selected based on nominations received from both partners and SAP employees.
Maximize Manufacturing Together at SAPPHIRE® '07
During SAPPHIRE® '07 Atos Origin will promote its global SAP expertise, especially in the Manufacturing sector in which it has extensive expertise specifically in the Chemical, Oil and Gas, Automotive, and High Tech markets, and its turnover in the Manufacturing sector represents 20% of its Group sales. It focuses on showcasing services and solutions that fall under the ‘Maximize Manufacturing Together' initiative, designed to help manufacturing companies consolidate infrastructure and align their software installations while implementing world class pre-configured SAP solutions to streamline the IT landscape and reduce its cost. In Vienna Atos Origin holds a speaking slot Tuesday 15 May from 13:00h. – 14:00h. on the topic Real-time integration – efficient production minimizes fluctuations. Speakers are: Mr Reiter, IT Manager at Wolff Cellulosics and Werner Metzner, Global Director MMT at Atos Origin. In Atlanta Atos Origin will present Wednesday, April 25 – 12 noon on the topic, “Offshore Testing - Speeding Results and Reducing Costs.”
Atos Origin has over 20 years experience working with SAP® applications and is a SAP Global Services partner, an SAP Global Hosting Partner, a member of the SAP NetWeaver® Partnership Initiative and a leading member or the Enterprise SOA adoption program. The Atos Origin practice for SAP applications has more than 4,400 SAP consultants around the globe and has SAP Certified Data Centres in all geographical regions. It assists customers with their SAP projects such as Akzo Nobel Intervet, Huntsman Tioxide, Philips, Sibeg srl, Total and Vitens.
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 5.4 billion and it employs over 50,000 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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