“Atos closes first contract for implementing SAP HANA® in the cloud at Systagenix”

Paris, 12 June 2012

Provides customer information in a timely, accurate manner, anytime, anywhere Atos, an international IT services company, today announced it has signed an agreement with Systagenix, a health care manufacturer, to implement the SAP HANA® platform and the SAP® BusinessObjects™ BI OnDemand solution in the cloud. Atos is one of the first global resellers to offer these innovative SAP solutions that combine cloud, mobility and in-memory technology. SAP HANA offers improved visibility and flexibility of data across the organization, available anytime and anywhere in a faster, more consistent approach and at a lower cost of ownership. This is the first global deal for delivery of SAP HANA in the cloud.

The offering will provide Systagenix with a cloud-based SAP BusinessObjects solution based on SAP HANA. The analytics solution will be consumed via mobile devices, e.g. iPad, along with near-zero-footprint Web browsers, and will replace Systagenix's on-premise reporting across the entire enterprise. To achieve rapid ROI and time-to-market, the implementation will be delivered using the SAP ERP rapid-deployment solution for operational reporting with SAP HANA.

Nick Crighton, Business Systems Manager at Systagenix, said: “Systagenix and Atos will jointly deliver the first analytics solution in the cloud utilising SAP HANA and SAP BusinessObjects BI OnDemand. This is an exciting time for Systagenix, where we will see our cost of ownership for business intelligence reduced, driven forward with our roadmap for both cloud and in-memory technology.”

The solutions to be implemented at Systagenix cover five key elements that are part of the latest trends within the IT industry: in-memory computing, cloud computing, rapid-deployment solutions, analytics and mobility. The solutions will provide Systagenix with lower cost of ownership of its business intelligence solution coupled with mobility and in-memory reporting, allowing it to take analytics to a new level within its business.

Robert Fairman, Head of Manufacturing & Retail at Atos, said: “The solution enables Systagenix to be a firm of the future, empowering the business to exploit the lower cost of ownership around SAP's expanding cloud solutions while leading the way with deployment of SAP HANA, the foundation for SAP BusinessObjects BI OnDemand offerings. Atos demonstrates its powering progress with SAP as a global reseller, utilizing all technologies to help our customer benefit and grow.”

About Atos
Atos is an international information technology services company with annual 2011 revenues of EUR 8.5 billion and 74,000 employees in 48 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 & Transport; 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 Games and is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting and Technology Services, Atos Worldline and Atos Worldgrid.

About Systagenix
Systagenix offers a complete full line of wound healing products to meet the wound care needs of health care professionals. Systagenix longstanding commitment to skin and wound care began with the development of the first ready-made, ready-to-use surgical dressing in the mid-1880s and continues today with innovative wound care treatments developed by the experienced team of R&D Scientists at the Gargrave Centre of Excellence for Wound Healing in North Yorkshire. With around 800 employees worldwide and a production facility in Gargrave, North Yorkshire, UK, Systagenix distributes products and services to more than a hundred countries. A State of the Art technology centre, located within its production facility, accommodates an internationally recognised research and development team.

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