“Insurer signs contracts with Atos Origin, Getronics PinkRoccade and KPN”
Zeist, 3 December 2007
Achmea outsources part of ICT Achmea is to outsource the management of its ICT infrastructure, entering into long-term contracts with Atos Origin, Getronics PinkRoccade and KPN. A total of around 170 Achmea employees will be transferred to these companies. The three separate contracts, which run for five years, represent a combined value of more than € 415 million.
‘This outsourcing of ICT will allow us to respond more rapidly to the changing demands of our customers. Outsourcing these activities will also guarantee the continuity, stability and reliability of Achmea's production processes,' says Paul Piebinga, Achmea Group IT Services Manager. ‘Achmea aims to be the best, most customer-orientated and most innovative financial services provider in the Netherlands. These strategic objectives are supported by the targeted use of ICT systems.'
The three ICT service providers Atos Origin, Getronics PinkRoccade and KPN bring assurances of optimum availability and security of Achmea's automated production processes. There will also be the maximum standardisation of the ICT facilities for the datacentre, the individual workstation systems and the networks.
The strategic outsourcing of ICT takes the partnership which already exists among the various companies a step further, as Achmea had previously subcontracted parts of its ICT organisation to these service providers. This partnership has led to substantial cost reductions and greater efficiency and has boosted Achmea's innovative capacities. As a result of outsourcing, the insurer is also better placed to comply with the strict new financial reporting standards.
Atos Origin will be providing the datacentre service for Achmea, with special emphasis on the stringent requirements regarding availability and continuity. Secure remote fallback facilities will be provided. The contract between Achmea and Atos Origin, which runs for five years, is worth € 145 million.
Getronics PinkRoccade will be looking after the management and further development of the workstation infrastructure and the development and implementation of the business applications within Achmea. The company will be providing workstation systems for Achmea's 20,000-plus staff at all the offices in the Netherlands. The contract between Achmea and Getronics PinkRoccade, which runs for five years, is worth € 120 million.
KPN will be responsible for providing all of Achmea's communication services, covering landlines, mobile communications and data networks. Security and call centre operation also form a substantial part of the contract. The contract between Achmea and KPN, which runs for five years, is worth € 150 million.
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Achmea is the market leader in insurance in the Netherlands. Achmea's strength – with brands like Centraal Beheer Achmea, Interpolis, Zilveren Kruis Achmea, Avéro Achmea and FBTO – lies in the company's use of all distribution channels for marketing its products: Rabobank branches, independent intermediaries and direct sales (including online marketing). Achmea is part of the Eureko Group, a leading financial services organisation with activities in 12 European countries. Eureko employs 22,000 people, who together generated premium revenues of €14.3 billion in 2006.
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 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.
About Getronics PinkRoccade
With sales of €1.2 billion in 2006, Getronics PinkRoccade (part of Getronics NV) is the largest ICT service provider in the Netherlands, supporting organisations in their efforts to improve performance by drawing out the best from their employees. Getronics PinkRoccade ensures that professionals receive optimum support in safely and effectively sharing information, whenever and wherever this is required to foster cooperation within the organisation, as well as with clients and partners. To this end Getronics PinkRoccade boasts the most complete portfolio of integrated ICT services on the market, for business organisations and government institutions alike. More than 10,500 staff enjoy the kind of freedom and scope for personal development which they may expect from the number one IT employer in the Netherlands. As at 23 October 2007 Getronics is part of KPN.
KPN is the leading provider of telecommunications services in the Netherlands, serving customers with wireline and wireless telephony, internet and TV services. To business customers, KPN delivers voice, internet and data services as well as fully-managed outsourced ICT solutions. Both nationally and internationally, KPN provides wholesale network services to third parties, including operators and service providers. In Germany and Belgium, KPN pursues a multi-brand strategy with its mobile operations and serves multiple customer segments in consumer as well as business markets.
As at 30 September 2007, KPN served 5.5 million wireline voice subscribers, 9.1 million mobile customers, 2.6 million Internet customers and 0.4 million TV customers in the Netherlands as well as 16.8 million mobile customers in Germany and Belgium. With more than 27.000 employees, KPN posted revenues of €8.9 billion, with an EBITDA of €3.7 billion in the period January–September 2007. KPN was incorporated in 1989 and is listed on the Amsterdam, New York, London and Frankfurt stock exchanges.