Atos Origin to join SAP’s Industry Value Network for Chemicals
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Paris, 9 May 2007 -

Atos Origin, the international IT services company, today announced it will join SAP’s prestigious Industry Value Network for Chemicals. Based on Atos Origin’s ‘Maximize Manufacturing Together’ initiative, SAP welcomes the expertise and knowledge the company can bring to the network and contribute in increased operational efficiencies for their customers.

This industry-focused collaboration is designed to bring together customers, partners and SAP to develop solutions to customer pain points within the business requirements of the chemical industry. The "Industry Value Network" (IVN), brings together independent software vendors (ISVs) and systems integrators with SAP and executives from leading companies to solve customers' most pressing business challenges through end-to-end business processes running on a common business process platform.

"We are proud to be invited to join the Industry Value Network for the Chemical industry", said Iain Boag, Senior Vice President Enterprise Solutions at Atos Origin. "By engaging best-in-class companies such as Atos Origin to the IVN, SAP can achieve the next level of IT transformation by sharing the experience, identify value opportunities and jointly develop solutions. Working with SAP, our MMT offering is bringing extensive benefits to our customers by harmonizing and rationalizing their specific portfolio throughout their enterprise".

The Maximize Manufacturing Together Program assists customers by using SAP Best Practice Solutions and Methodologies to achieve more business flexibility thereby lowering the TCO of their IT landscape. MMT accelerates implementations for new customers and for customers looking to upgrade to SAP ERP . Atos Origin supports all phases of delivery and operations and counts companies such as Sabic, Shell, ICI, DSM and Symrise amongst its Chemical industry customers.

Atos Origin has more than 20 years of experience with SAP applications and is a SAP Global Services Partner, a SAP Global Hosting Partner, a member of the SAP NetWeaver® Partnership Initiative and a leading member of the Enterprise SOA adoption program. Atos Origin has more than 4,400 SAP application consultants worldwide and SAP certified data centres in all geographical regions. The group was a recipient of the prestigious 2006 Global SAP Pinnacle Award and is a finalist in two categories for the 2007 SAP Pinnacle awards.

About Atos Origin

Atos Origin is an international information technology services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company's annual revenues are EUR 5.4 billion and it employs 50,000 people in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Euronext Market Solutions, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

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