“Warburtons chooses Atos Origin for helpdesk support”

London, 29 May 2008

To reduce costs, improve service and achieve greater efficiencies

Atos Origin, an international IT services company, today announced that it has won a five year contract with Warburtons, Britain's favourite family baker, to provide helpdesk support for 2,000 users. The contract includes both first and second line support for Warburtons entire IT infrastructure including the back office SAP systems for sales, production planning, quality management, purchasing, finance and human resources.

This new contract with Atos Origin consolidates Warburtons Helpdesk and SAP support with one provider resulting in reduced costs, improved service and greater efficiencies. Atos Origin will deliver a number of service improvements including the implementation of an on-line self-service tool to report and monitor general IT enquiries.

Through its UK based SAP Centre of Excellence for Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), Atos Origin will also provide strategic advice to further enhance Warburtons SAP infrastructure to help it better manage its critical business issues such as regulatory demands and bringing new products to market faster.

“With its well-established SAP practice and its strong track record of working in the CPG industry, we believe that Atos Origin will help us both improve our helpdesk services and ensure that we get the best value from our SAP systems,” said Damien Ghee, IT & Programme Director at Warburtons. “We have been particularly impressed with the concept of CPG Centre of Expertise and believe that we can potentially benefit from the innovative solutions developed by the team of experts based there.”

“CPG is a focus for Atos Origin and we are delighted to have Warburtons as a new customer,” said Paul Bray, head of Enterprise at Atos Origin. “Through Atos Consulting, our systems integration and managed operation teams, we can provide solutions to help Warburtons more effectively meet their business objectives.”

Atos Origin UK is the current holder of SAP UK Partner of the Year for Partner Excellence, an award that recognises customer satisfaction and delivery excellence. The company has over 20 years' experience working with SAP solutions and has managed more than 1,500 implementations. It was recently awarded a prized SAP Pinnacle award for Outsourcing Hosting and is a SAP Global Services Partner, a SAP Global Hosting Partner, a member of the SAP NetWeaver Partnership Initiative, a Special Expertise Partner for SAP MDM and one of only three Global Partners that SAP has certified for applications management services. The Atos Origin SAP practice has more than 4,400 SAP consultants around the globe and operates SAP Certified Data Centres in all geographical regions.

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is one of the world's leading international information technology services companies. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company's annual revenues total more than €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 listed on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

For more information, please contact:
Caroline Crouch
Atos Origin
Email: caroline.crouch@atosorigin.com