“Britvic awards IT contract to Atos Origin”
London, 28th July 2010
Atos Origin, an international IT services company, today announced that it has been awarded a new five-year contract worth around £15 million with Britvic Soft Drinks, a leading international soft drinks business and one of the two market leaders in Great Britain. The deal announced today covers IT hosting services for Britvic's centrally located UK systems including all its SAP, Siebel and associated applications for the back office functions. It follows a three-year contract awarded in 2008 for applications management.
For this new contract Atos Origin and Britvic have agreed an innovative commercial model where the fee is based upon the transactions delivered. This provides Britvic with more flexibility to better plan and budget for services in line with its business processes.
“As we consolidate our leading position in the market and further grow our presence overseas, following our recent acquisition of Fruité Enterpises in France, we need flexible, cost efficient IT systems that can support our business operations and ensure we deliver the products our customers want when they want them,” said Rob Pritchard, Group IT Director at Britvic. “The solution from Atos Origin meets these requirements, which is why we have taken the decision to extend our relationship.”
Atos Origin provides support from both the UK and its Indian delivery centres in Mumbai. It will help Britvic to better address critical business challenges, such as enabling the supply chain to prepare for the international growth and to ensure that it can continue to respond fast to peaks in demand for its products.
“This new contract further extends our relationship with Britvic both in terms of services we provide and the new commercial model that we have agreed,” said Steve Smith, vice president for Enterprise at Atos Origin. “Our aim is to ensure that IT supports and enables Britvic to achieve its business goals which is why we have a commercial model that relates directly to Britvic's objectives.”
Atos Origin in the UK is the current holder of SAP UK Partner of the Year for Partner Excellence, an award which recognises customer satisfaction and delivery excellence. The Company has over 20 years experience working with SAP solutions and is a SAP Global Hosting Partner, a Global Services Partner, a member of the SAP NetWeaver® Partnership Initiative and a leading member or the Enterprise SOA adoption program. With more than 4,400 SAP consultants around the globe and Certified SAP Data Centres in all geographical regions our client list includes: Akzo Nobel Intervet, Huntsman Tioxide, Philips, Sibeg srl, Total and Vitens.
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 5.1 billion and it employs 49,000 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.