“Atos Origin French market leader in Application Management Services for fourth year in a row”
Paris, 1 December 2008
Atos Origin, a major international IT services company, recorded revenue of € 276 million in 2007 from application management services in France (excluding managed operations), making it market leader for the fourth year in a row, according to a report by Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC). Published annually, the report identifies opportunities and ranks application management (AM) service providers to present IT decision-makers, investors and IT suppliers with an objective overview of current demand trends, market outlook, and AM contracts signed during the year.
In 2005, Atos Origin grew its AM revenue by a remarkable (and remarked on) 52%, generating more than € 200 million from this business for the first time. In 2007 the Group confirmed its leadership position with a 6.2% increase in revenue to € 276 million, making it the only market player to rise above the € 270 million mark. This noteworthy performance reflects new contracts in telecoms, energy and finance, as well as contract renewals, mainly in industry.
“AM continues to be the most vibrant area of information services, fueled by the need to rationalize information systems. Thanks to its high level of industrialization and distributed processing abilities, Atos Origin has confirmed its leadership of this strategic market,” said Pierre Audoin Consultants in its report on Applications Management in France in 2008.
Providing further proof of Atos Origin's ability to provide high-level AM services, the Group is now SAP-certified for application management services worldwide. This gives current and future customers who want to outsource their systems maintenance an additional guarantee.
“Atos Origin has the ability to support customers across their application assets' lifecycle, not only in AM but also during testing, commissioning and full outsourcing. Our AM offer is based on a proven, distributed industrial model, with a commitment to guaranteed performance. We have a dense network of nine local service centers, as well as nine international development centers (nearshore and offshore) with Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) certification, so that we can serve our customers' needs. Our goal is to help customers meet their quality, cost and deadline objectives,” said François Gruau, Vice President, Business Development & Innovation, Atos Origin France.
About Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC)
PAC is a global market research and strategic consulting firm for the Software and IT Services Industry (SITSI). PAC helps IT vendors, CIOs, consultancies and investment firms by delivering analysis and advice to address a range of growth, technology, financial and operational issues. PAC publishes a wide range of off-the-shelf and customized market reports – including our best-selling SISTI® program – in addition to our suite of strategic consulting and market planning services. Over 160 professionals in 16 offices – across all continents – are delivering the insight that can make a difference to your business. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.pac-online.com/.
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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