“Atos Origin presents ‘collaborative excellence’ expertise and case studies at European Consumer Products and Retail event ECR”

Paris, Milan, 2 May 2007

Atos Origin, an international IT services company, participates at the 12th ECR Conference and Marketplace taking place in Milan from 8 – 10 May. Atos Origin will be present at stand # C1-C2 and demonstrate its expertise in the Consumer Products & Retail market through case studies and a joint presentation with Carrefour and L'Oréal. It also showcases its latest offerings throughout the complete value chain focussed on collaborative excellence to help clients advance their business.

Collaboration is perceived today as mandatory in providing real value to the Consumer Products & Retail business to achieve a competitive advantage. Atos Origin will demonstrate the impact of collaborative excellence and innovative solutions on customers' business results together with the following customers that are present on its stand and host their products: Barilla, Campari, Coca Cola, Lavazza, Philips, Sibeg, Whirlpool and Zuegg. Atos Origin will present its global key solution areas for Collaborative Supply Chain Execution and Order-to-Cash, which are specifically defined for customers in the Consumer Products & Retail markets, and focussed on building win-win relationships with the parties involved throughout the complete value chain.

Renaud Wilmet, Senior Vice President Global Manufacturing & Retail Markets at Atos Origin explains: ” Atos Origin is a firm believer in collaboration and according to the joint Atos Origin/IDC study ‘Collaborative Excellence in the consumer products value chain', going collaborative is now clearly impacting business results. Atos Origin has a solid track record in the Consumer Products and Retail market and offers innovative and effective collaborative solutions and services. We are delighted to jointly showcase collaborative business results at ECR with our customers based on our proven “design, build and operate” approach.”

Success stories with customers Carrefour and L'Oréal
Jointly with Carrefour and L'Oréal, Atos Origin will present key strategic factors and a roadmap on “How to improve fulfilment via VMI – a success story on Vendor Managed Inventory” during the breakout session “Retailer & Manufacturer Collaboration Enabling Growth in demand driven Supply Network”. The presentation takes place on Wednesday 9 May from 15:30h. – 17:00h.

Atos Origin is a key player in the delivery of consulting and IT services in the Consumer Products & Retail markets, delivers reliable end-to-end solutions and has a blue-chip customer base including Burton's, Carrefour, Coca Cola, Ebru Puleva Group, FloraHolland, Lavazza, Metro, L'Oréal, Premier Foods and Whirlpool.

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.

For more information:

Paola Sinigaglia
+ 39 2 667 222 09
Jose de Vries
+ 33 1 55 91 24 53