“Atos Origin Supports Monoprix in its Move to Online Retailing”

Paris, 24th September 2008

Atos Worldline, an Atos Origin Company, has been chosen by Monoprix to build, launch and run the French retailer's new e-commerce site www.monoprix.com. Initially dedicated to online sales of food, personal care and beauty products, housewares and leisure goods, the site will be gradually expanded to cover the complete product catalogue. The Atos Worldline solution enables Monoprix to offer e-shoppers a fast, convenient and efficient alternative to in-store shopping. Worldline e-commerce solution meets Monoprix exact requirements in terms of robustness, stability and high availability.

Monoprix has awarded Atos Worldline a contract to design, integrate and host its online stores and associated services, spanning complete deployment and operation of the monoprix.com e-commerce site. Also accessible via the monoprix.fr portal, the new service will initially be available in Paris before being gradually rolled out to the Ile de France department by the end of 2008. By the 1st quarter of 2009, the service will be extended nationwide.

With more than 15 years of experience in e-commerce, Atos Worldline has acquired the expertise needed to provide Monoprix with a seamless turnkey solution, including Secure Internet Processing Services (SIPS). The market leader in France since 1996, Atos Worldline's SIPS solution is currently implemented on more than 15,000 e-commerce sites in Europe, processing over €7.5 billion in transactions a year.

“Shopping on the Internet should be a pleasant, fulfilling experience,” says Julien Zakoian, Director of the monoprix.com e-tailing site. “We chose Atos Worldline for their recognized expertise in designing and operating e-commerce sites, particularly for online food retailers. The have demonstrated a real commitment to helping us drive the success of this strategic initiative for our banner.”

“The Atos Worldline e-commerce solution meets Monoprix' exact requirements in terms of user-friendliness, integration of multiple points-of-sale databases and fast response time,” adds Stéphane Vittu, Director of Retail & Industry Projects at Atos Worldline. “Our specialized expertise in online grocery sites means we can effectively support Monoprix in developing this project.”

Atos Worldline presents its expertise at the 5th edition of the Paris E-Commerce Convention, Europe's biggest e-commerce event, from September 23-25 at the Porte de Versailles in Paris. The Atos Worldline booth (E22) features a complete portfolio of e-commerce solutions: 

  • Worldline e-commerce, a complete evolutionary solution for commercial websites.

  • SIPS Secure Internet Processing Services.
  • Webcontact: the latest innovation from Atos Worldline in online CRM.

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 5,8 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 Worldline and Atos Consulting.

Atos Worldline, an Atos Origin company
Atos Worldline is a major European IT player in the processing of high-volume electronic transactions. It specialises in end-to-end payment services including issuing, acquiring and developing payment technology solutions; card processing; CRM & eServices (internet, voice and mobile services). With the focus on technological innovation, Atos Worldline implements its solutions in processing or integration mode. Atos Worldline generates annual revenues of EUR 654 million and employs over 4,000 people.

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