“Atos Consulting becomes first Oracle business accelerators partner in France for service companies”

Paris, May 13 2009

New-generation tools deliver fast, reliable and cost-efficient implementation for customers

Atos Consulting, the global consulting practice of Atos Origin, is the first partner in France to be certified for implementation of the Oracle E-Business Suite based on Oracle Business Accelerators. With Oracle Business Accelerators, Atos Origin and Oracle can offer customers significant time and cost savings for prototyping and deploying their projects, which feed through to a faster return on investment that can be quantified upstream.

Oracle Business Accelerators are innovative solutions for simpler, faster, more predictable configuration of the Oracle E-Business Suite. The configuration tool available to partners via a dedicated web-portal automatically and intelligently generates a setup tailored to the requirements of each customer. Business Accelerators can therefore dramatically shrink the prototyping and deployment cycle. Our customers benefit from fast, reliable access to proven solutions, minimizing the risks inherent in the adoption of any new technology. The pilot solution can be delivered to the customer within weeks.

In just three months, Atos Consulting helped to localize for the French market the Oracle E-Business Suite dedicated to service companies, transposing French accounting and tax standards. The Suite integrates multiple functionalities matched to the needs of different industries, guaranteeing fast implementation of best practices and vastly reducing maintenance requirements.

“Oracle E-Business Suite solutions blend our Business Accelerators tools and the expertise of our partners, who play a pivotal role in deploying our strategy,” noted Annie Eyt, Vice President of Oracle Applications. “Atos Consulting brings recognized expertise in industry-specific needs, making them a natural choice as our partner in France. The entire Atos Origin group will leverage the full benefits of the Oracle Business Accelerators program in order to offer end-to-end solutions aligned with customer business processes in each industry.”

“Atos Consulting has extensive expertise in finance and accounting, coupled with deep knowledge of service sector businesses,” said Thierry Gadou, President of Atos Consulting in France. “This helped to foster very effective cooperation with Oracle to adapt Oracle Business Accelerators to the French market. We're very proud to be a part of the Oracle PartnerNetwork and we're confident that this new partnership will enable the entire Atos Origin group to deliver greater value-added for our customers.”

Oracle Partner Network is a global business network of more than 20,000 companies that deliver innovative software solutions based on Oracle software. Through access to Oracle's premier products, education, technical services, marketing and sales support, the Oracle Partner Network program provides partners with the resources they need to be successful in today's global economy. Oracle partners are able to offer their customers leading-edge solutions backed by Oracle's position as the world's largest enterprise software company. Partners who are able to demonstrate superior product knowledge, technical expertise, and a commitment to doing business with Oracle qualify for the Certified Partner levels. http://oraclepartnernetwork.oracle.com/

Contact: Francis Stevens - +31 62330 5456 - francis.stevens@oracle.com

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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 5.5 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 quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

About Atos Consulting
Atos Consulting, the global consulting practice of Atos Origin, is a leading provider of business, process and technology consulting services. With more than 2,500 staff globally, it focuses on delivering proven, pragmatic solutions to the telecom, manufacturing, financial services and public sectors.

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