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Atos Origin showcases new solutions for the automotive industry at the International Odette Conference


Essen, 27 November 2006 - Atos Origin, a leading international IT services provider, will participate at the 11th international Odette Conference being held from 28 – 29 November 2006 in Munich, Germany. Present on Booth 6/7, the Group will showcase the latest developments and advantages of its solutions dedicated to the automotive industry, including the integration of a global standard for improved transmission of large quantities of data over the internet, optimised core processes and packaged solutions with an RFID interface for supplier integration.

“Rapid and reliable communication between automotive manufacturers and suppliers is a strategic success factor in global competition”, says Ulrich Engelhardt, Senior Vice President Consulting & Systems Integration, Atos Origin in Germany. “With the new solutions provided by ACTIS INTEGRATION MANAGER, we are offering companies optimised tools to achieve this”.

The ACTIS INTEGRATION MANAGER is being supplemented with :

* the ACTIS OFTP 2 components,
* the ACTIS ENGDAT Solution Version 3,
* and the Ready to Run ACTIS AUTOMOTIVE PACKAGE, powered by SAP NetWeaver® XI

For over 20 years, the Odette File Transfer Protocol (OFTP) has been a tried-and-tested protocol for electronic data transmission between business partners. With the new OFTP specification 2, the tried-and-tested communication protocol has been expanded by state-of-the-art technologies. It is based on current security standards, enables convenient and safe data transmission via the internet and reliable transmission of large files. ACTIS OFTP 2 is safe for investment, as it is already compatible with previous versions and thus can be used for existing networks and partners.

For rapid, reliable and regular communication between designers and manufacturers from the automotive industry, Atos Origin is unveiling the new, web-based ACTIS ENGDAT Solution. The solution supports, in addition to its predecessors V1 and V2, the ENGDAT V3 XMTD Standard of the Strategic Automotive Product Data Standards Industry Group (SASIG). This new global standard for the exchange of technical data supplements the versions hitherto used in Europe, ENGDAT V1 and V2, and is especially attractive for partnerships outside Europe – an important criterion for commercial relationships in the global automotive environment.

The certified ACTIS AUTOMOTIVE PACKAGE, powered by SAP NetWeaver® XI, with individually tailor-made sector-specific scenarios and processes and the ACTIS OFTP 2 Adapter embedded directly in SAP NetWeaver® XI, rounds off the integration portfolio for the automotive industry. The ACTIS AUTOMOTIVE PACKAGE optimises core processes, such as ordering, supplies and invoicing, and is ready to use with minimal implementation expenditure due to the preconfigured business content and technical adapters.

In future, Atos Origin will support the 100% supplier connection via the expanded Supplier Portal ACTIS WebEDI containing the process package based on Odette e-Forms 2 with RFID interface.
Atos Origin will present to visitors the supplier portal ACTIS WebEDI with RFID interface, which now contains the new process package based on Odette e-Forms 2. As a complement to paper dispatch notes, RFID tags can be described with dispatch data and send with the goods. Logistical and warehouse processes can be substantially speeded up with the RFID complete solution.

The integration solutions from Atos Origin are based on integration technologies such as XML and other web services and thus support an IT infrastructure with which very different applications can be coordinated with related business processes. More than 1,500 solutions of the ACTIS INTEGRATION SUITE are being used for economical and secure data exchange, mainly in the automotive, retail, utilities, financial services and telecommunication sectors.

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.


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