Fast Forward to the Future:
Atos develops software robot for Peneder


Vienna, 28th June 2021 – Atos has been commissioned by Peneder, the expert in industrial and commercial smart buildings and fire protection, to provide Robotic Process Automation (RPA) services. The long-established Austrian company recently signed a corresponding framework agreement for a period of six years with Atos, global leader in digital transformation. The aim is to automate business processes involving large volumes of data as well as repeatable routine processes. The software robot developed by Atos checks all data of trading partners required for the ERP system, such as company numbers, tax numbers or addresses, for completeness. Missing information is researched independently by the software robot and then transferred to the system.

With the help of Robotic Process Automation, manual and thus error-prone as well as repetitive activities are automated. The technology is based on optical character recognition (OCR) or machine learning, among other things. The central advantage that Peneder gains from the use of software robots is that the company’s employees are relieved and can thus concentrate on value-adding activities as well as on their professional development within the framework of the Peneder Future Program. In addition, the automated processing of such routine tasks leads to efficiency gains, as they are completed significantly faster and in reliable compliance with standards and regulations.

As a first step, Atos is developing a “functional prototype” using UiPath’s RPA platform, which is already used by more than 65 percent of Fortune 500 companies and eight of Fortune 10 companies. This is intended to evaluate the use and concrete benefits of RPA at Peneder on the basis of an exemplary process. Specifically, this is a process in the ERP system that still has system breaks and involves manual steps. Subsequently, other company processes, for example in the areas of marketing, logistics or accounting, will be analyzed and automated in the coming months and years. The interaction of a wide range of tools and functions will also be taken into account.

Rudolf Pohn, Head of IT, Peneder: “In our almost 100-year company history, we have developed from a simple craftsman’s business to an internationally active company with almost 400 employees and an operating performance of around 95 million euros. Our success is based on innovation, speed, high quality and the greatest possible customer orientation. In this sense, we always keep our finger on the pulse of time: thanks to the successful partnership with Atos and its profound expertise in Robotic Process Automation, we will once again be able to stay one step ahead.”

Johann Martin Schachner, Country Manager Atos in Austria, added: “Peneder’s innovative strength and foresight are impressive. Especially in times of permanent change, companies are needed that have the courage to rethink their processes and structures in order to secure competitive advantages and thus ultimately strengthen the business location. We are therefore very proud to be able to accompany this successful Austrian company on its path of digital transformation.”


About Peneder

The Peneder Group is an owner-managed company in its fourth generation, which since 1922 has developed from a craftsman’s business to an internationally active company for industrial and commercial construction as well as preventive structural fire protection.

The company stands for handshake quality and the core competence FAST FORWARD: Full of energy and with the greatest possible safety, the customers of the hidden champion get move forward quickly. Dynamic, creative and progressive, Peneder develops innovations for the progress of all clients.

In the Construction | Architecture business unit, the company’s range of services is made up of three segments: industrial and commercial construction, hall construction and arched roofing – each of which is unique and full of traction. As a specialist in preventive structural fire protection with 35 years of experience, the extensive product range of the Fire Protection business unit is characterized not only by technical safety but also by design diversity, customized production and delivery in top time. Whether steel, aluminum-glass, wood or textile – Peneder offers first-class quality and everything from a single source: consulting, development, production, installation, service and maintenance.

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About Atos

Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 105,000 employees and annual revenue of over € 11 billion. European number one in cybersecurity, cloud and high performance computing, the Group provides tailored end-to-end solutions for all industries in 71 countries. A pioneer in decarbonization services and products, Atos is committed to a secure and decarbonized digital for its clients. Atos operates under the brands Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The purpose of Atos is to help design the future of the information space. Its expertise and services support the development of knowledge, education and research in a multicultural approach and contribute to the development of scientific and technological excellence. Across the world, the Group enables its customers and employees, and members of societies at large to live, work and develop sustainably, in a safe and secure information space.

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