“New information management system for South Wales Police set up by Atos Origin”

London, 13 August 2007

Delivering Intelligence Led Policing in South Wales to help in the fight against crime Atos Origin, an international IT services company, announced today that it has successfully completed on time and to budget the implementation of an information management system for South Wales Police. The new system means that for the first time, South Wales Police can access information from multiple business areas from a single source, enabling them to respond to enquiries faster and more easily.

“The project has delivered on all our requirements, on time and to budget,” said Chief Superintendent Richard Lewis, of South Wales Police, responsible for the Zenith RMS change management project. “Working in partnership with Atos Origin, we have reliably transferred years of key intelligence information from a variety of legacy systems and now have access to one, reliable and up-to-date intelligence source. It will undoubtedly prove itself to be invaluable in the fight against crime as well as substantially reducing the effort involved in performance management reporting.”

Using information management software from SAS, the leader in the new generation of business intelligence software, Atos Origin delivered an end-to-end solution including a Police Corporate Data Model-based data warehouse and reporting tools. This included managing the data cleansing, back record conversion and then transfer of accurate and non-duplicated information from the old operational systems to the new integrated system – Niche RMS. During this process, some 23,000 duplicate addresses were identified. To ensure there was no disruption to service during the transition, Atos Origin made sure that all information held on the legacy systems remained available for operational and business intelligence purposes.

As part of the project, an interface between the South Wales Police “Command & Control” System and Niche was developed to automate the transfer of information between the two systems, removing data entry duplications. This means that the most up-to-date information on an incident is always available to police officers.

The implementation by Atos Origin of the data warehouse also supports the information sharing requirements outlined by programmes such as IMPACT, which promotes the need for sharing accurate information nationally for intelligence-led policing.

“The implementation of the new data warehouse highlights that access to accurate, up-to date and integrated information delivers significant operational benefits to police officers,” said Alan Smith, Police Sector business development manager at Atos Origin. “Other police forces using Niche RMS across the country are showing interest in the system so that they too can better exploit their information sources.”

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
Tel: +44 20 7830 4233
Email: caroline.crouch@atosorigin.com