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Atos Origin starts implementation at Alfasan International - the first to choose latest mySAP All-in-One solution for the process industry


Atos Origin’s ERP solution QuicK’EM qualified by SAP
Utrecht, 20 September 2006 - Atos Origin offers small and medium-sized firms in the process industry an opportunity to implement a complete ERP solution quickly and at minimum cost. This is possible thanks to QuicK’EM™, the solution based on mySAP All-in-One that was developed by Atos Origin as part of its ’Maximise Manufacturing Together’ (MMT) initiative and has been qualified by SAP. The IT services provider has made an immediate start on initial implementation of this industrial solution for Alfasan International.

QuicK’EM™ allows quick en profitable implementation of an ERP solution within just three or four months, whilst retaining maximum functionality. The sector-based solution offers a complete, reliable and flexible approach to integral support and optimisation of, amongst other things, operating processes, reporting, tracking and tracing, supply chain management, hazardous goods handling, and CRM.

Quick, silent and cost effective
The fact that QuicK’EM has been developed on the basis of SAP standard software was decisive for the choice of Alfasan, a supplier of veterinary medicaments. “In its capacity as IT partner, Atos Origin is responsible for full implementation of QuicK’EM. This allows Alfasan to concentrate on its core activities of developing and producing quality veterinary medicaments. We have no doubt that the Atos Origin team will ensure rapid, silent and cost-effective implementation”, says Bart Quik, Alfasan International’s Operational Director.

“Atos Origin has built up an impressive position of service in the process industry, both in the Netherlands and worldwide. This has already resulted in official recognition as a ’SAP Vertical Expertise Partner for Chemicals & Life Sciences’. We regard the IT services provider as trend-setting for other developments as well, such as SAP NetWeaver and our Enterprise Service Oriented Architecture. Atos Origin shows that it recognises itself in our international strategy, in which SME plays an important role”, says Marinus ter Laak, SAP Netherlands’ Managing Director.

“Atos Origin is one of the first major system integrators who, together with SAP, are investing in cost-effective and industry specific solutions that can be quickly and simply achieved”, says Arnold Winkelman, Business Unit Director Enterprise Solutions at Atos Origin. “We are extremely proud that SAP has qualified this sector-based solution. QuicK’EM offers firms an excellent basis for competing on a world scale, whilst limiting IT costs to a minimum. Alfasan can draw benefit from this as one of the first market parties in the process industry.”

Atos Origin has an extensive track record in the chemical and process industries, with leading customers including Shell, Akzo Nobel, Huntsman, UCB and Solvay. In addition, Atos Origin has over 20 years experience working with SAP applications and is a Partner of SAP Global Services, a SAP Global Hosting Partner, and a member of the SAP NetWeaver® Partnership Initiative. The Atos Origin practice for SAP applications has more than 4,400 SAP consultants around the globe and has SAP Certified Data Centres in all geographical regions.

About MMT
QuicK’EM™ solution is part of Atos Origin’s “Maximise Manufacturing Together” (MMT) initiative. This initiative assists customers in harmonizing and rationalizing their specific application portfolios by using SAP Best Practices and Methodologies and accelerated deliveries to achieve more business flexibility thereby lowering the TCO of their IT landscape. By using industry best practices templates MMT accelerates implementations for new customers and for customers looking to upgrade their ERP systems.

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 5.5 billion and it employs over 47,000 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.

About SAP
SAP is a market leader worldwide in business software solutions. SAP services both small and medium-sized companies and major international organisation with their solutions. With the aid of the mySAP Business Suite, firms the world over are improving their relations with customers and contracting parties by streamlining their business management and achieving incisive efficiency improvements in supply chains and business processes. This is based on SAP NetWeaver, the open integration and applications platform for webservice-based applications. SAP currently possesses 25 industry-specific market solutions, varying from the chemicals and life sciences industries and retailing to government and financial institutions. At present, more than 34.600 firms in more than 120 countries use SAP software. The total number of SAP installations has risen worldwide to over 100,600. SAP has subsidiaries in more than 50 countries. The firm is listed under the “SAP” symbol at a number of stock exchanges, including the Frankfurt Exchange and NYSE. Please consult the SAP website for further information:


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