“Polyrey outsources its SAP system architecture and management to Atos Origin”

Paris, 13 October 2008

New contract follows previous work from Atos Origin that offered Polyrey a state-of-the-art IT environment and reduced operating costs

Polyrey, a leading player in the European decorative surfaces market, has signed a three-year outsourcing contract with Atos Origin for the management and gradual upgrades of its SAP system and its Notes messaging application. Atos Origin, a long-term global SAP partner, has previously successfully completed data migration and defined Polyrey's IT architectures from scratch.

"With the guarantee of an IT system reliability rate of 99.7% and 24/7 availability, Atos Origin has satisfied our demands for high service quality and cost control requirements. The extreme criticality of these applications required that the system be upgraded with minimal production downtime at the factories. Atos Origin's expertise and experience in implementing and managing large-scale SAP systems influenced our choice of service provider. Thanks to quality management and close cooperation between the teams, this complex migration and system rearchitecture project was completed successfully," said Jean-Louis Cotton, IT Systems Manager at Polyrey.

Polyrey's management made the decision to outsource the operation of its SAP system (back office, sales management, manufacturing) and its Notes messaging application to a service provider capable of:

  • ensuring the success of the data transfer project,
  • redefining the IT architectures hosted in the United States and the United Kingdom,
  • providing a solution that combines commercial production and flexibility.

The project involved multinational teams working together to transfer data to the Atos Origin data centres and to build architectures in line with business requirements and sharp time constraints. Polyrey now enjoys a state-of-the-art IT environment and has seen a reduction in its operating costs. Atos Origin also handled the technical aspect of migrating data to SAP version ECC 6.0 and implementing the BI 7/SAP Portal architecture.

"We are proud to make a significant contribution to our customers' strategic development. The relationship with Polyrey perfectly illustrates the flexibility of our SAP system management solution and our ability to address the "mid market" as well as corporate customers. This solution combines our strong industrial capabilities and the service customization that our customers expect," said Raoul Roth, Industry & ERP Division Director at Atos Origin.

About Polyrey
For 50 years, Polyrey has been creating, developing and producing decorative laminate surfaces for interior fitting. A French brand known throughout Europe, Polyrey offers market influencers, fitters, carpenters, distributors and manufacturers a wide collection of décors available in several materials to meet all the needs of their commercial, business, public and residential interior design projects.
Polyrey, a leading player in the European decorative surfaces market, generates 140 million euros in revenue and employs 750 people working at four European sales offices and at its two factories in France. http://www.polyrey.com/

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is a key international player in the information services sector. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations.
Atos Origin's annual turnover is 5.8 billion euros and it employs 50,000 people in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the worldwide information technology partner to 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.

Press contact
Anne de Beaumont - Tél : +33 (0)1 55 91 24 15 - anne.debeaumont@atosorigin