Atos recognised for its SAP work with Dutch Ministry with SAP Quality Award

Amstelveen, 7 December 2017

Atos has been recognized for its work transforming the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (BZ)’s SAP database system. The Ministry has recently been awarded the silver SAP Quality Award in the Business Transformation category for its new SAP implementation, which was managed by Atos and iQibt. The SAP Awards recognise the most successful implementations with an annual Quality Award.

This is the first interdepartmental cooperation project of its kind which has taken place within the Dutch national government. The jury assessment recognised principles such as 'embedding the business value in the project', 'cooperation with stakeholders and use of a good management model', 'identifying possible risks', and 'using organizational change management to transform the organization'.

Gijs Gerlag, as delegated client responsible for the project at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says: “The system has been implemented smoothly and is working well. Administration remains human work, from policy to registration, and thanks to the successful implementation of this project, we are confident for the future ahead”.

 Peter 't Jong, CEO at Atos in the Benelux & The Nordics concludes: “The previous system Pyramid was outdated and could no longer be upgraded. In the new system, a separate module was set up to support foreign trade and development cooperation. There is also, for the first time, a central registration of purchasing contracts. We are very proud that we have realized this successful digital transformation to the new system in a relatively short timeframe, together with our partner iQibt, and everyone at the Ministry.”

From left to right: Randal Pieplenbosch (BZ), Jeroen Groot Bruinderink (BZ), Gijs Gerlag (BZ), Andre Landman (Atos), Johan Koster (iQibt), Michel Bouten (IenW)