“Atos Origin wins Gold with SAP Hosting”

London, 10 May 2007

Atos Origin was awarded Gold status in the latest re-certification audit of its UK SAP Hosting operation

Atos Origin, an international IT services company, today announced that it has been awarded Gold status in its re-certification audit conducted by SAP. This is the highest level of endorsement awarded for such services and Atos Origin is the first UK SAP Hosting partner to achieve this new level in an audit.

SAP endorses partners who have achieved a sound level of quality according to the standards set by SAP AG. Partners can achieve Associate, Silver or Gold status in the audit. The certification covers internal processes and procedures, internal organisation and the quality of the services offered, and demonstrates that Atos Origin is delivering SAP Hosting services complying to the very highest SAP quality standards. Atos Origin is granted special access to SAP knowledge and is closely cooperating with SAP to successfully deliver SAP services to its joint customers.

“This award endorses the excellence of our SAP Hosting Services,” said Paul Bray, Head of UK SAP Practice at Atos Origin. “We are committed to delivering consistently reliable SAP services of the quality our customers expect to help them better manage their business and meet their objectives. Our plans are for significant growth in both large and medium enterprise markets including hosted solutions such as SAP in a Box”.

SAP Hosting services comprise of:

  • Infrastructure Services – an efficient hardware and data centre environment offering appropriate systems availability to match business needs
  • SAP Operations – professional management services for reliable day-to-day operation of the SAP system
  • SAP Application Management – pro-active and reactive support for SAP systems to provide optimum performance and alignment to changing business demands

Atos Origin is the current holder of SAP UK Partner of the Year for Partner Excellence, an award which recognises customer satisfaction and delivery excellence. The company has over 20 years experience working with SAP solutions and was recently awarded a prized SAP Pinnacle award for Hosting. Atos Origin is 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.
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 where its experts are present to advise how best to advance its customers' business by integrating SAP offerings.

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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.

For further information contact:
Caroline Crouch
Atos Origin
Email: caroline.crouch@atosorigin.com