“Atos Origin signs the first local e-government public-private partnership contract with GIP e-Bourgogne”

Paris, 25 November 2009

Innovative technologies contributing to a stronger local government

Atos Worldline, which brings together Atos Origin's expertise in high-tech transactional services, and GIP e-Bourgogne have signed the first French public-private partnership contract for IT solutions for a duration of 10 years. Atos Worldline will ensure the development, operation, hosting and maintenance of the first local e-government platform implemented to support the public sector and private businesses in the region. Bourgogne is the first region in France to implement this project, which forms part of the French government's modernisation policy. The objective of this policy is to provide its users with paperless services, with a view to simplifying administrative procedures.

Following a conclusive experiment, GIP e-Bourgogne approached Atos Worldline with a view to industrialising and expanding its platform for shared local e-government services. Setting the standard for other regions across France and Europe, the platform offers many services, notably, the paper-free flow between local governments and the state; an electronic marketplace; website and form generators; the availability of collaborative tools; electronic archiving; electronic signatures; secure online payments and also e-learning.

“Our groundbreaking approach to e-government has just been awarded the ‘European Public Sector Award 2009' by the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA)” said Louis-François Fléri, Director of GIP e-Bourgogne. “We selected Atos Worldline due to its experience in critical transaction management and its recognised expertise in managing large-scale outsourcing projects. We are confident that they will accompany us throughout the duration of the 10-year contract and the implementation of this ambitious project.”

Atos Worldline offers a complete solution covering the design, development, hosting, operation and maintenance of the platform. Atos Worldline will also support GIP e-Bourgogne in the implementation of e-learning or on-the-ground training systems, and in establishing a dedicated telephone support service for official users and businesses.

“We welcome the trust shown by GIP e-Bourgogne in ensuring the expansion of this innovative e-government project” said Gilles Grapinet, Senior Executive Vice-President of Atos Origin. “The specialised expertise of our teams and their ability to industrialise innovative technological solutions for such complex and demanding projects will allow us to support GIP e-Bourgogne in the development of new services throughout the duration of the project.”

In order to respond to the specific challenges of this project, Atos Worldline will draw on its unique expertise in the field of high-tech transactional services as applicable to the challenges of e-government, as well as its capacity for the industrial processing of high-volume sensitive data.

About GIP e-Bourgogne
e-bourgogne is a GIP (Grouping of Public Interest), formed on 18th April 2008, which today consists of nearly 900 local authorities and state-owned companies in the Burgundy region. It is the first e-government GIP for local authorities in France.
For more information: www.e-bourgogne.fr/

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is a leading international information technology (IT) services company, providing hi-tech transactional services, consulting, systems integration and managed operations to deliver business outcomes globally. The company's annual revenues are EUR 5.5 billion and it employs 50,000 people. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international 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 Worldline
Atos Worldline brings together Atos Origin's core expertise in hi-tech transactional services. A leader in end-to-end services for critical electronic transactions, Atos Worldline is specialised in electronic payment services (issuing, acquiring, terminals, card and non card payment solutions & processing), eCS (eServices for customers, citizens and communities) as well as services for financial markets. Atos Worldine on-going commitments to research and innovation enable its customers to benefit from award-winning solutions in areas such as mobile payments, secure IPTV, online CRM and paperless solutions. Atos Worldline generates annual revenues of €814 million and employs over 4,800 people in Europe. For further information, please visit: www.atosworldline.com

Media Contacts :

Atos Origin
Emilie Moreau
Tél : +33 (0)1 55 91 24 74
Email : emilie.moreau@atosorigin.com
GIP eBourgogne
Louis-François Fléri
Tél : +33 (0)3 80 27 04 20
Email : lffleri@gip.e-bourgogne.fr