“NXP chooses SaaS- based B2B offering from Atos Origin and Axway”

Paris, 7 April 2008

NXP, a large semiconductor manufacturer founded by Philips, signed a multi-year contract with Atos Origin and Axway to manage its suppliers' and customers' business-to-business (B2B) transactions worldwide. NXP is the first customer to be announced following the creation of the Axway/Atos Origin SaaS alliance earlier this year. Atos Origin and Axway will implement their joint B2B Integration On Demand offering, which frees NXP from investments in hard- and software, based on a flexible on-demand service. Customer and supplier connectivity can simply be added or removed, depending on NXP's business dynamics. This new solution offers NXP flexibility, traceability and cost reduction.

The service covers most business transactions and improves time-to-market and management of business transactions. The new B2B services provide NXP with a flexible B2B communication infrastructure, enabling NXP to effectively communicate with its customers and suppliers.

Louis Luijten, CIO at NXP says, “We were looking for a new, innovative solution and initially did not consider a SaaS offering. However, Axway and Atos Origin's offering seems very promising and provides us with a cost effective solution, based on a pay-per-use concept, moving in parallel with our business dynamics. NXP can realize electronic business communication with its current and new partners easier, faster and more economically than ever before.”

Rob Pols, CEO of Atos Origin Netherlands adds, “Once convinced by the SaaS model, NXP did not give us a wild card. We won because of the completeness of Axway's Synchrony framework and Atos Origin's long-term expertise in managing complex projects”.

The migration of NXP's current solution will be phased. A first project is set up to migrate and consolidate all B2B interfaces of suppliers and customers into the new framework after which the B2B Integration On Demand service will be delivered from Atos Origin's global B2B support centers in Eindhoven, Singapore, Sao Paulo and Mumbai.

The new offering includes:

  • Processing and support of NXP B2B interfaces operates in a utility-based IBM AIX Power 6 environment running the Axway Synchrony framework. These B2B interfaces cover a wide scope of EDI formats and Rosettanet pips (XML message format).
  • All B2B projects needed to migrate, consolidate end enhance current B2B interfaces
  • Functional changes that will occur over time as NXP business activity evolve

According to Gartner SaaS is forecast to have a compound annual growth rate of 22.1% through 2011 for the aggregate enterprise application software markets, more than double the growth rate for the total enterprise software market.(Gartner 2007)

Definition of SaaS:
Software as a Service is an application owned, delivered and managed remotely by one or more service providers. The provider delivers an application based on a single set of common code and data definitions, which are used by all contacted customers at any time. The service is fully owned by the service provider and delivered over the network as a service rather than as software. It is based on a pay-for-use basis or as a subscription based on usage metrics.

About NXP
NXP is a top 10 semiconductor company founded by Philips more than 50 years ago. Headquartered in Europe, the company has 37,000 employees working in 26 countries across the world. NXP creates semiconductors, system solutions and software that deliver better sensory experiences in mobile phones, personal media players, TVs, set-top boxes, identification applications, cars and a wide range of other electronic devices. News from NXP is located at http://www.nxp.com/

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 Worldline and Atos Consulting.

About Axway
Axway is the leading global provider of collaborative business solutions. Axway establishes the dynamic connections — within and among enterprises — that make companies easier to do business with. Spanning all industries, over 8000 organizations in more than 100 countries depend on Axway to manage and control their business-critical information in motion — improving value chain efficiency, regulatory compliance and quality of service. Built on a service-oriented architecture (SOA), Axway's Synchrony™ solutions feature a highly flexible integration and B2B framework, business and technical analytics, and professional services. Axway also offers customized solutions for the financial services, life sciences and automotive industries. A subsidiary of Sopra Group, SA, Axway is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona.

For more information, please contact:

Atos Origin
José de Vries
+31 6 30 27 26 11
Jay Morris
+33 1 47 17 22 60