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Atos Consulting launches new benchmarking service


Providing clients, especially those outsourcing or moving to a shared services environment, with a more robust methodology to benchmark and measure operational performance.

London, 6 March 2006 - Atos Consulting, the business consulting arm of Atos Origin, today launched a new benchmarking service which is available as both a subscription-based service and as part of a broader consulting engagement. The new service will provide customers, especially those considering moving to a shared services environment or outsourcing their operations, with a more robust methodology to measure the cost, efficiency, effectiveness and quality of their operations.

The service combines the existing Atos Consulting metrics and knowledge database with the integrated benchmarking and performance management solutions of Score Research, a world-class benchmarking consultancy. All Score Research’s IPR, existing clients and expertise will transfer to Atos Consulting under an agreement between the two companies. This includes Score Research’s innovative benchmarking tool, ScoreCard, (a community web portal) and two web-based services for activity analysis, customer and staff surveys.

“Score Research’s web-based tools lead the field in integrated benchmarking and performance management solutions and significantly strengthen Atos Consulting’s benchmarking offering to provide a truly differentiated service for our customers,” said Kevin Simmons, partner, Atos Consulting. “It enables Atos Consulting to drive further opportunities through the business to systems integration and managed operations.”

The service solves two problems in one. It provides information on how companies are currently performing and makes recommendations on how they need to engage and track their teams for continuous improvement. The web-based tools enable companies to collect, compare and aggregate internal units’ data by period and year, as well as benchmark against the performance of other organisations. The service provides instant results, so organisations have the information they need, when they need it, to improve the quality and effectiveness of their operations.

The service will initially be available to European customers in finance and accounting, human resources, logistics, facilities management and ICT, with plans already underway to extend the service globally.

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 more than EUR 5 billion and it employs over 46,000 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, AtosEuronext, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

About Atos Consulting
Atos Consulting, the global consulting practice of Atos Origin, is a leading provider of business, process and technology consulting services. With more than 2,500 staff globally, it focuses on delivering proven, pragmatic solutions to the telecom, manufacturing, financial services and public sectors.


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