“North Yorkshire Police chooses Atos Origin and SAS to Deliver Performance and Information Management Solution”

London, 19 February 2008

Atos Origin, an international IT services company, today announced that it has won a contract to deliver a Performance and Information Management Solution to North Yorkshire Police (NYP). The new solution improves the quality, timeliness and accuracy of the information stored, to provide decision makers with fast and secure access to the information they need, when they need it.

Under the contract, Atos Origin will lead the implementation of the new solution with software from SAS, the leader in Business Intelligence software, being used to solve the data integration and data quality issues. North Yorkshire Police expects eventually to increase crime detections and officer efficiency, using improved predictive analysis of crimes and more effective officer deployment. It also predicts a saving of £9.7m over five years through additional efficiency and productivity gains.

“We selected the Atos Origin/SAS team because they demonstrated a comprehensive understanding of our needs and objectives and were able to supply a low risk and seamless solution,” said Superintendent Lewis Raw, of NYP and Project Director for the Management and Information project. “They put forward a strong team which combined skilled consultants with specific police systems experience using best-of breed software for both our immediate and future Information Management needs. We were able to re-use routines and mappings they had developed for South Wales Police as well, which provided cost and timescale advantages.”

“National programmes such as IMPACT and MOPI have emphasised the importance of accurate information for intelligence-led policing and the need for operational systems to share information that too often resides in a number of independent “silo” systems,” said Anne Ware, Head of Public Sector business at Atos Origin. “We will work with North Yorkshire Police to help them exploit their information sources to deliver significant operational benefits.”

Atos Origin will manage the data cleansing and transformation of accurate and non-duplicated information from a number of existing operational systems to a new Corporate Data Warehouse. During the transition of the data, it will ensure that all information held on the existing systems remains available for operational and business intelligence purposes. Atos Origin will also implement a new business intelligence reporting model from SAS to meet both the current and future needs of North Yorkshire Police.


Ian Manocha, Managing Director of SAS UK adds: “SAS is delighted that North Yorkshire Police has chosen SAS and Atos Origin for this project. We are proud that our solutions can provide more and more police forces with the means to solve their data integration and quality assurance problems in a very short timeframe, whilst, importantly, lowering the cost of maintaining their existing systems and providing operational benefit."

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 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 North Yorkshire Police
The North Yorkshire Police (NYP) Authority covers one of the largest geographical areas of all Police Services in England and Wales. Although much of this area is rural in nature the city of York and the major towns of Scarborough, Harrogate, Whitby are within its boundaries. The force employs in excess of 2500 people and services 36 police stations. For more information, please visit their web site at http://www.northyorkshire.police.uk/

About SAS
SAS is the leader in business intelligence and analytical software and services. Customers at 44,000 sites use SAS software to improve performance through insight from data, resulting in faster, more accurate business decisions; more profitable relationships with customers and suppliers; compliance with governmental regulations; research breakthroughs; and better products and processes. Only SAS offers leading data integration, storage, analytics and business intelligence applications within a comprehensive enterprise intelligence platform. Since 1976, SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®. For further information, please contact the team at the SAS press office on: Tel: +44 (0) 1628 490490 or e-mail saspressoffice@suk.sas.com

For further information, contact:
Caroline Crouch
Atos Origin
Tel: +44 20 7830 4233
Email: caroline.crouch@atosorigin.com