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Poste Italiane S.p.A. chooses Atos Origin to optimize its SAP environment


Paris, 23 November 2006 - Atos Origin, a leading international IT services company, today announces that it has signed a two-year agreement worth €8 million with P Italiane S.p.A. Under the terms of the contract, Atos Origin will provide total support to the Italian Post Company to optimize its SAP-based IT system. The program – based on company-wide maximum integration requirements and synergy of processes – plans to identify, in the existing SAP information system, the keys areas for further development and improvement.

Poste Italiane was looking for a partner to support it in the optimisation of its IT requirements, in line with the Group’s strategic objectives and the specificities of its processes and procedures.

Atos Origin was selected to provide entire support to Poste Italiane after a tender process started in 2005. Atos Origin was chosen for its solid experience in managing complex SAP projects at both national and international level, for its strong Leadership and Change Management programs, and its capacity to provide Poste Italiane global support throughout the whole improvement project life cycle.

In addition to Poste Italiane S.p.A companies, the program has also been developed at companies controlled and managed financially and administratively by Poste Italiane, in order to optimise SAP application management and data management at the corporate level and also in the regions.

“We are extremely proud to contribute significantly to the strategic development of Poste Italiane. Our experience and capability in managing large scale IT projects and our business approach demonstrate the reliability and quality of our services to guarantee successful results,” said Marina Neri, Public Sector Director, Atos Origin in Italy.

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 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 two 2006 SAP Partner 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 5.5 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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