“Atos and SAP deepen relationship to bring greater levels of agility to businesses around the world”
Walldorf, Germany and Paris, 3 May 2012
Atos signs Global VAR Agreement with SAP, increasing collaboration to deliver added value to customers globally
SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) and Atos, an international IT services company, today announced a strengthening of their global relationship that will lead to even closer cooperation. Atos has signed a global value-added reseller (VAR) agreement and is now authorized to resell SAP products, services and support through a single global framework. As a global VAR of SAP, Atos becomes a one-stop provider of SAP® solutions, underlining its commitment to support businesses in their drive for innovation and agility.
Atos is one of only three SAP partners participating in the global VAR program, empowering it to provide customers with greater value. This enables the company to help customers to tap into the power of SAP solutions through one supplier in one step.
“This new level of delivery, scheduled to roll out to key markets by the end of the second quarter of 2012, will help cement our reputation as a true, global powerhouse provider of SAP solutions,” said Francis Meston, executive vice president and head of Global System Integration, Atos. “Our reputation has been developed through thousands of engagements to consolidate and harmonize business landscapes with effective ERP offerings. As a global VAR, we will expand our offerings to become one of the largest providers of SAP solutions in the world.”
Through this global VAR agreement, Atos is elevating its long-term relationship with SAP, developed over more than 30 years, to a new level. It capitalizes on and leverages Atos' existing status as an SAP channel partner, SAP global services partner and SAP-certified provider of application management and hosting services. With seven dedicated service centers, Atos already has expertise delivering application management services in support SAP solutions worldwide. It also enhances Atos' ability to deliver SAP solutions via a single global framework, deepening Atos' vision to become a leading provider of SAP solutions in key industries and territories.
“As our latest global VAR, Atos has transformed from a high-growth local reseller to a global, relevant partner that has strengthened its SAP expertise through deep investment,” said Eric Duffaut, president, Ecosystem & Channels, SAP. “This new level of cooperation will enable Atos and SAP to broaden our successful partnership and deliver increased value to customers. It will also open new opportunities for SAP, allowing us to benefit from Atos' unique business technologist worldview.”
The global VAR program is highly selective and has specific entry requirements, such as geographic coverage, reseller and services practice coverage, as well as specifically defined revenue achievements for SAP solutions. The program demonstrates another way that SAP supports and enables its partners to overachieve in their businesses.
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Atos is an international information technology services company with annual 2011 pro forma revenue of EUR 8.5 billion and 74,000 employees in 42 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail, Services; Public, Health & Transports; Financial Services; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Energy & Utilities. Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Atos Worldline and Atos Worldgrid.
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