“EPCA 2007: Atos Origin to present innovative acquiring solutions and scenarios for online banking-based electronic payment processes in the SEPA age”

Frankfurt/Main, 15 may 2007

As a sponsor of the EPCA (European Payments Consulting Association) Conference 2007, Atos Worldline, an Atos Origin Company, will be setting up an Information Stand at the Hotel Intercontinental in Frankfurt on 15 and 16 May, where the company will present its new payment transaction solutions and visions for implementation of SEPA and the era beyond.

Using computer presentations, Atos Worldline will demonstrate its innovative service-oriented system architecture (SOA) acquiring solutions. Its exposition of best practice will include a look at MERLIN, the Worldline Pay Acquiring Back-Office Solution, which was recently implemented as an enterprise application integration concept for a payment service provider. Atos Worldline will show how MERLIN can be integrated into modern system architectures as a service module and will present the completely new application scenarios that result from this integration. MERLIN functions can be combined with various services provided by iDEAL, a Dutch on-line payment system, for example, or linked with the Atos Worldline Internet Payment Solution.
Atos Worldline will present a scenario in which – in contrast to the ground up development of a monolithic system – aspects such as e-Commerce, internet payments, iDEAL acquiring processing and cards acquiring can be jointly managed in a single solution through the intelligent integration of existing services and systems.

On top of that, Atos Worldline will also provide an insight into the current state of national On-line Banking ePayment (OBeP) solutions and demonstrate blueprints for potential scenarios for realising a European ObeP strategy within the context of SEPA. Atos Worldline will explain the advantages and disadvantages of the various solutions approaches; such as the development of a single and uniform standard for on-line banking based electronic payments. An explanation will also be provided of the tasks that Atos Worldline is undertaking as part of the current strategic approach, and which it can also implement rapidly thanks its existing flexible service-oriented system architecture.

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.

Atos Worldline, an Atos Origin company
Atos Worldline is a major European player in the processing of large-volume electronic exchanges, specialising in electronic payment services, CRM and e-services (internet, voice and mobile services). With the focus on technological innovation, Atos Worldline implements its solutions in processing or integration mode. On December 7th 2006, Atos Origin announced the acquisition of Banksys and Bank Card Company (BCC), creating a European leader in Payment Services, with combined pro forma 2006 revenues of EUR 630 million and 4,000 employees.

About EPCA
EPCA is an annual conference for independent consultancy firms from the payment transaction systems and products sector. Almost all the firms involved in EPCA work with major companies in the payment transaction sector. The conference is hosted every year by different members. The event brings together participants from various areas of the financial services sector to swap experiences of best practice, to network and to find out about innovations in the payments sphere.

For more information, please contact:
Anja Müller
Tel. +49 (0) 69 6657-1401
e-mail: anja.mueller@atosorigin.com