“Redcats Group Confirms Confidence in Atos Origin as European IT Outsourcing Partner”
Paris, October 30, 2008
Powerful technology platform supporting growth in multi-channel home shopping business
Redcats Group, a PPR company and a leader in home shopping for fashion and home furnishings, and Atos Origin, an international IT services company, today announced a three-year extension of their IT outsourcing agreement. The decision reflects the two partners' shared commitment to further leveraging their industrial-scale data processing capabilities to optimize the multi-channel home shopping experience.
For Redcats Group, e-commerce is driving both its strategic vision and the growth of its brands around the world. The ability to align the IT platform's performance with this sales momentum is therefore business-critical. By providing back-office services via its service centers across Europe, Atos Origin guarantees the operational efficiency and continuous enhancement of the information system's primary components. All orders, whether taken online, via telephone or by mail, transit through systems operated by Atos Origin.
“During the latest phase in our outsourcing agreement,” says Patrick Terrier, Vice-President Corporate Operations for Redcats Group, “Atos Origin successfully consolidated our IT resources and led a transformation plan aligned with the challenges that our businesses must address in terms of flexibility, cost-savings and quality. It is this ability that we've recognized by renewing our agreement.”
“This agreement reflects the hard work and commitment of the Atos Origin team, who has built a close, trusting relationship with the Redcats Group team over the past five years,” notes Philippe Van Haecke, CEO of Managed Services for Atos Origin in France. “In line with our 3o3 Transformation Programme and Global IT Outsourcing initiative, Atos Origin selected Redcats Group to be the first French client transferred to our Data Center in Essen, Germany, thereby demonstrating the expertise delivered by our global network of data processing centers.”
About Redcats Group
In apparel, home furnishing and leisure, Redcats Group brings together 14 brands in home shopping : AVENUE®, Woman Within®, Jessica London®, Roaman's®, KingSize®, The Sportsman's Guide®, The Golf Warehouse®, La Redoute, La maison de Valérie, Vertbaudet, Cyrillus, Somewhere, Daxon and Ellos, present in 29 countries. Redcats Group generated 3.76 billion euros of sales in 2007, including 38.4% on Internet and employs approximately 22,000 associates. Redcats Group is based on a multichannel distribution network combining e-commerce, catalogues and stores. Redcats Group is a PPR Company.
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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 € 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 listed on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.
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