“Siemens Awards Atos Contract to Provide a Platform Built on SAP HANA® and Based on the bullion Server for a Range of Data Services”
Atos, an international leader in digital services, and Siemens, Europe’s largest engineering company, signed a six-year, multi-million Euro contract to provide a platform running in the cloud and built on the SAP HANA® platform for data services to meet Siemens’ growing business demands. The platform – based on bullion, the enterprise high-end x86 server from Bull – will be deployed on a worldwide basis to support more than 100,000 Siemens personnel across the whole Siemens Group.
The contract is leading-edge in terms of size and also in the use of technology, which includes both Bull and EMC hardware and software. When complete, this project will be one of the largest implementations of the SAP HANA platform in the world.
Siemens is implementing SAP HANA – the scalable, in-memory and cloud-enabled SAP platform – as part of its drive for innovation and its visionary move to a more collaborative business model. The move of a large proportion of its core business systems and processes from the classic SAP® ERP application to SAP HANA will increase cost-efficiency, agility and scalability, while also enabling improved organizational agility.
Atos will manage the transition to SAP HANA as one integrated project with measurable client outcomes such as cost reduction, in addition to IT deliverables. Atos also proposed an innovative business model, based on bullion, the latest generation of x86 servers developed by Bull integrated with EMC storage.
Norbert Kleinjohann, Siemens CIO, said: “The project is an essential enabler for the new Siemens business vision, providing the environment in which we can innovate to the benefit of our business. Atos, as our longstanding IT partner, is perfectly positioned to help us make the transition from SAP ERP to SAP HANA.”
Kari Kupila, CEO, Global Siemens Account at Atos, said: “Atos is proud to be the design and implementation partner for a project that is helping to improve the future of Siemens. We are delighted that Siemens has once again placed its trust in Atos to deliver this business-critical project.”
The Siemens-Atos alliance was founded in 2011 and forms one of the largest strategic relationships ever between a global engineering company and a global IT provider. It is built on three pillars. First, Siemens and Atos are business partners focused on driving new business opportunities and customer value through technology. Second, Siemens is the largest client of Atos, and Atos is the preferred provider of Siemens for systems integration, managed services and consulting services. Third, Siemens is the largest industrial shareholder of Atos.
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Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of gas and steam turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2014, which ended on September 30, 2014, Siemens generated revenue from continuing operations of €71.9 billion and net income of €5.5 billion. At the end of September 2014, the company had around 343,000 employees worldwide on a continuing basis.
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Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2014 pro forma annual revenue of €10 billion and 86,000 employees in 66 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defence, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media & Utilities, Public Sector, Retail, Telecommunications and Transportation. Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy and Worldline.
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