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Atos Cited as a Leader in the recent European Applications Outsourcing Services report by Leading Independent Research Firm

Press Releases   •   Apr 01, 2014 12:43 BST

Paris, April 1st, 2014

Atos, an international IT services company, today announced that Forrester Research, Inc. has recognized Atos as a leader in European Application Outsourcing Services, according to the February 2014 report*, The Forrester Wave™: EMEA Applications Outsourcing Services, Q1 2014.

Based on an analysis of 12 leading Application Outsourcing Services Providers, Atos received the highest score possible for its vision in emerging technologies and are also among the leaders noted for strength of significant current capabilities and strategies for the future. According to Forrester, Atos has much to recommend itself to EMEA customers including strong SAP skills and very strong geographic distribution of staff and clients. The report also emphasized that Atos is strong in transition capabilities and service management.

Forrester evaluated suppliers across 43 criteria, which were organized into three high-level buckets:

  • Current offering - Strength and positioning of global delivery model, capabilities in ERP packages, support for custom development and maintenance requirements, transition capabilities, and key emerging capabilities.
  • Strategy - Overall strategy around its client value proposition and view toward the future of applications outsourcing, vision for managed outcome relationships, strategy for continuous improvement, and vision for improved delivery through the leverage of intellectual property.
  • Market presence – Size of the overall company, size of the supplier’s applications outsourcing business, total number of customers, global reach of services in terms of customers, overall financial performance, and the supplier’s typical engagement profile.

Atos’ Application Outsourcing strategy combines standardized, globalized and industrialized foundation services that deliver dramatic cost reduction and quality improvement with transformational business-enabling services – tuned for each market sector – to help clients realize greater IT agility and real business value. Atos’ pragmatic ‘skin-in-the-game’ approach seeks to measure success by business metrics, not just out-dated IT SLAs, and incentivizes performance through outcome-based commercial models.

Francis Meston: “We are pleased with the positioning of Atos as a leader in the Forrester report as we believe it demonstrates our continued focus on anticipating changing customer needs in application outsourcing. Application outsourcing is not only a means to introduce agility into the legacy environment, but can go beyond “run the business” to “change the Business”. We focus on adapting our offering so we can contribute to an enhanced customer experience.”

*Source: The Forrester Wave™: EMEA Applications Outsourcing Services, Q1 2014.


For more information:

sarah-pearl.bokobza@atos.net
+33(0)6.10.86.01.72


About Atos

Atos is an international information technology services company with annual 2011 proforma revenue of EUR 8.5 billion and 74,000 employees in 48 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail, Services; Public, Health & Transports; Financial Services; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Energy & Utilities.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Atos Worldline and Atos Worldgrid. For more information, visit: atos.net

Atos, an international IT services company, today announced that Forrester Research, Inc. has recognized Atos as a leader in European Application Outsourcing Services, according to the February 2014 report*, The Forrester Wave™: EMEA Applications Outsourcing Services, Q1 2014.

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Yapital, in conjunction with Worldline, is on its way to becoming the Standard at Point Of Sale

Press Releases   •   Mar 27, 2014 08:20 GMT

The established infrastructure is being opened up to a new cross-channel payment system, allowing retailers with card terminals to receive payments via smartphones using their network operator.

Luxembourg, 27 March 2014 

Yapital has plans to be available everywhere and become the standard for mobile payments throughout Germany. The first European cross-channel payment system operator has taken a decisive step towards achieving this goal through its collaboration with Worldline. Worldline, Atos subsidiary in e-payment services, is the market leader for transaction services in Europe. Together they will enable the technical processing of Yapital payments via its existing card payment infrastructure.

Thanks to this partnership, which also involves leading network operators and terminal manufacturers, most of the German stationary retail sector will soon be able to offer an easy payment method via smartphone. Worldline is extending its authorisation host for network operators to include Yapital, which means that the system already in place at retailers for electronic payment processing will readily recognise Yapital transactions. The pilot phase will be completed in autumn of 2014.

"In Worldline, Yapital has the number one service provider for card-based payments on its side. This means that for the first time, it is possible to offer a standardised mobile payment method for the entire retail sector," says Nils Winkler, Chairman of the Board of Yapital. "This will fuel new competition in this segment. In future, customers will expect to be able to pay in-store using their smartphone."

Wolf Kunisch, CEO of Worldline Germany & CEE, adds: "Yapital is an extremely well-conceived solution. It has got off to a very good start and is one of the most promising mobile payment systems. We are convinced that it has the best chance of establishing itself as the leading player on the mobile payment market. We are therefore delighted to support Yapital in every respect on its way to becoming the standard."

About Yapital Financial AG

Yapital is the first European, cashless cross-channel payment solution operating across all channels: in-store, mobile, online and by invoice. Operation is easy, fast and secure: following online registration, the user can immediately make payments, send and receive money with Yapital, across all channels.

For business customers, Yapital is a guaranteed means of payment - this provides process security and reduces administrative costs. In addition, Yapital seamlessly covers all trade and service channels, thus enabling marketing channels to be converted into sales channels. Business customers can therefore not only reduce costs with Yapital, but can also simultaneously open up new revenue potential.

Yapital was established in 2011 as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Otto Group. Yapital Financial AG is licensed in Luxembourg as an electronic money institution.

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Martin Zander
Yapital Financial AG
Tel.: +352-203-10-111
Email: press@yapital.com

About Worldline

Worldline, an Atos subsidiary, operates globally and is the European leader in the payment services sector. Worldline delivers the latest generation of services to support its customers by means of an innovative, new and smooth user experience designed to appeal to consumers. With an unrivalled 40 years of experience and strong local connections, Worldline is ideally positioned to support businesses of all sizes and help them achieve success in today's high-growth, perpetually evolving market. Worldline provides services in the following three areas: merchant services & terminals, mobility & e-transactional services and financial processing & software licensing. In 2013, the company generated revenues of 1.11 billion euros and currently employs more than 7,200 people worldwide.

Further information is available at worldline.com

Atos press contact:


Eva Palitza,
Tel: +49-163-166-4221,
Email: eva.palitza@atos.net

Atos Deutschland agency contact:


Martina Krelaus, Akima Media,
Tel: +49-89-17-959-18-0,
Email: atos@akima.de


About Atos

Atos is an international information technology services company with annual 2011 proforma revenue of EUR 8.5 billion and 74,000 employees in 48 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail, Services; Public, Health & Transports; Financial Services; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Energy & Utilities.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Atos Worldline and Atos Worldgrid. For more information, visit: atos.net

Yapital has plans to be available everywhere and become the standard for mobile payments throughout Germany. The first European cross-channel payment system operator has taken a decisive step towards achieving this goal through its collaboration with Worldline. Worldline, Atos subsidiary in e-payment services, is the market leader for transaction services in Europe.

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Worldline wins the « 2014 PayForum Award » in the payment security category for its new NFC mobile payment solution using a digital wallet

Press Releases   •   Mar 26, 2014 10:52 GMT

Paris, 26 March 2014

Worldline, Atos subsidiary in e-payment and transactional services, won the 2014 PayForum Award in the« Payment Security » category today at the PayForum Trade Fair in Paris for its new NFC mobile payment solution using a digital wallet relying on HCE (Host Card Emulation). HCE mode enables the storage of a user's banking data in the "Cloud" as opposed to a Secure Element in the mobile phone (such as the SIM card). Worldline, a pioneer in this field, is one of the first companies to integrate these latest technological developments. This is Worldline's contribution to the deployment of mobile applications that enable customers to make payments using their smartphones more easily and in a secure manner.

HCE (Host Card Emulation), available since end 2013 in Android 4.4, or "KitKat", offers to simplify the ecosystem of contactless NFC mobile applications by allowing a direct communication between the mobile application and the contactless reader infrastructure.

By adding HCE in its solutions, Worldline offers its clients simplification of the complex NFC business model and facilitates convergence of contactless proximity payments and Internet or mobile remote payments. Thanks to its complete range of innovative solutions Worldline maintains the level of security that credit card issuers expect:

  • A strong authentication service for secure user access and integrity of mobile payment applications and home banking.
  • A mobile payment wallet application with a user interface (one click payment, statement browsing, etc.)
  • A contactless payment function that is based on either a conventional SE and TSM (Trusted Service Manager) architecture, or on HCE (Host Card Emulation).

In this way the end user will be able to use his Wallet payment application for proximity payments as well as for remote purchases using the same interactive process.

Nicolas Kozakiewicz, Head of research & development at Worldline : « HCE is part of Worldline's way of thinking to continuously develop innovation in payment. We are proud of this trophy that highlights our ability to adapt to the evolution of our ecosystem in order to enrich the user experience. We have contributed with our expertise in the payment sector for more than 40 years to combine security and simplicity in customers' mobile browsing paths. »

About Worldline


Worldline, an Atos subsidiary, is the European leader and a global player in the payments and transactional services industry. Worldline delivers new-generation services, enabling its customers to offer smooth and innovative solutions to the end consumer. Key actor for B2B2C industries, with 40 years of experience, Worldline is ideally positioned to support and contribute to the success of all businesses and administrative services in a perpetually evolving market. Worldline offers a unique and flexible business model built around a global and growing portfolio, thus enabling end-to-end support. Worldline activities are organised around three axes: Merchant Services & Terminals, Mobility & e-Transactional Services, Financial Processing Services & Software Licensing. In 2013, Worldline’s activities within the Atos Group generated (pro forma) revenues of 1.11 billion euros. The company employs more than 7,200 people worldwide. worldline.com

For more information:


Jose de Vries
+31 6 30 27 26 11
Jose.devries@atos.net


About Atos

Atos is an international information technology services company with annual 2011 proforma revenue of EUR 8.5 billion and 74,000 employees in 48 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail, Services; Public, Health & Transports; Financial Services; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Energy & Utilities.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Atos Worldline and Atos Worldgrid. For more information, visit: atos.net

Worldline, Atos subsidiary in e-payment and transactional services, won the 2014 PayForum Award in the« Payment Security » category today at the PayForum Trade Fair in Paris for its new NFC mobile payment solution using a digital wallet relying on HCE (Host Card Emulation).

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Worldline chooses PAY.ON’s Payment Gateway to extend the reach of its international acceptance

Press Releases   •   Mar 25, 2014 10:49 GMT

Munich/Paris, 25 March 2014

PAY.ON, worldwide leading provider of Web-based, omnichannel payment infrastructure systems, and Worldline, Atos subsidiary for e-payment services, announce a premium strategic partnership to enlarge Worldline’s international e-payment acceptance coverage. With the partnership, Worldline strengthens its worldwide positioning to better support its customers when operating cross-border and entering new markets and countries. With Atos Worldline, PAY.ON gains another partner, delivering its clients a further connection to the French market.

The integration into the PAY.ON Payment Gateway facilitates Worldline the immediate access into a high-performance payment gateway, the processing of transactions in more than 100 countries,and access to more than 350 payment providers and 150 payment brands over a single API. With this enriched geographical coverage, Worldline will be able to even better satisfy the growing needs of its customers, currently spread in 17 countries, and leverage their business globally: Worldline clients can now easily connect to a wide range of foreign acquirers and payment methods for processing of local payment transactions worldwide.

Wolfgang Berner, Vice President Product and Integration, said: “We are delighted to join forces with Worldline, an international and globally active partner. Our Payment Gateway enables Worldline to expand its global presence within a short time frame and without regional-specific payment barriers whilst delivering the highest quality and security standards. Both parties mutually benefit from the partnership due to greater market penetration and access to new client segments.”

Christophe Duquenne, Head of Merchant Services from Worldline, added:“We have a strong commitment to providing the most advanced and innovative solutions to our customers. Our connection to PAY.ON Payment Gateway will extend our geographical coverage for Merchant Services Online Payment globally, so we can offer our customers a wide range of payment methods and worldwide acquirer connectivity.”

About Worldline

Worldline, an Atos subsidiary, is the European leader and a global player in the payments and transactional services industry. Worldline delivers new-generation services, enabling its customers to offer smooth and innovative solutions to the end consumer. Key actor for B2B2C industries, with 40 years of experience, Worldline is ideally positioned to support and contribute to the success of all businesses and administrative services in a perpetually evolving market. Worldline offers a unique and flexible business model built around a global and growing portfolio, thus enabling end-to-end support. Worldline activities are organised around three axes: Merchant Services & Terminals, Mobility & e-Transactional Services, Financial Processing Services & Software Licensing. In 2013, Worldline’s activities within the Atos Group generated (pro forma) revenues of 1.11 billion euros. The company employs more than 7,200 people worldwide.

www.worldline.com

About PAY.ON

PAY.ON AG is a worldwide leading provider of payment infrastructure systems whose cloud services cover all aspects and requirements of modern, globally networked payment processing. As a white-label provider, PAY.ON guarantees full independence for its customers (PSPs, ISOs, acquirers and financial institutions). PAY.ON is an omnichannel platform which, in its full capacity, enables users to activate their system with all the relevant payment and risk management processes on an ad hoc basis, including global connectivity and the latest fraud and chargeback prevention – and to expand their system at any time with external tools and market-tested PAY.ON services, such as rapid merchant onboarding and mobile payments. As a result, business cases of any complexity can be strategically expanded, outsourced in their entirety or realised in a way that saves money, time and other resources. For the prompt improved connectivity of existing systems, the modular PAY.ON gateway makes it possible to connect directly to more than 350 system-relevant payment service providers around the world – and more than 150 types of payment – via a single API. With its gateway, PAY.ON therefore accelerates global provider availability more than any other network. All PAY.ON systems guarantee complete compliance with internationally binding PCI and security standards and are operated with a high level of reliability from in-house data centres. Further information can be found at www.payon.com.

Media contacts:

Worldline

+31 6 30 27 26 11

Jose.devries@atos.net

PAY.ON AG

Annett van de Bunt

+49 (0)89 4523 0552

press@payon.com

www.payon.com


About Atos

Atos is an international information technology services company with annual 2011 proforma revenue of EUR 8.5 billion and 74,000 employees in 48 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail, Services; Public, Health & Transports; Financial Services; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Energy & Utilities.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Atos Worldline and Atos Worldgrid. For more information, visit: atos.net

PAY.ON, worldwide leading provider of Web-based, omnichannel payment infrastructure systems, and Worldline, Atos subsidiary for e-payment services, announce a premium strategic partnership to enlarge Worldline’s international e-payment acceptance coverage.

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Atos and its partners launch the DataLift platform

Press Releases   •   Mar 24, 2014 10:45 GMT

Big Data to knowledge – DataLift helping to create digital value

Paris, 24 March 2014

Atos, an international information technology services company and integrator partner of DataLift, announces the commercial launch of a new information flow management solution.

The DataLift offering has been designed for public and private organisations that wish to combine and add value to all their digital information. Under increasingly open ecosystems, companies and administrations have more and more opportunities to develop their own information capital by combining with that of their partners, content providers, social networks, open data and so on. This brings its own challenge of dealing with different formats and heterogeneous data. DataLift can consolidate, enrich, and allow the dynamic analysis of these varied data, whatever their size, format and origin, to produce new data with very high added value.

Gabriel Kepeklian, R&D Manager at Atos: «As the result of 3 years of Research & Development, DataLift has already attracted key entities whose main activity is based on the enhancement of heterogeneous and massive data from their ecosystem. The goal of industrialising and structuring the interconnecting process of a critical mass of data from different sources is now operational and accessible to all companies thanks to a modular solution, adaptable to the specific needs of each client. With more than 2,500 experts in Business Intelligence, Atos is one of the best placed digital service companies in the field of Big Data. DataLift adds new prospects into the Atos portfolio of Big Data offers in order to always respond better to the operational needs of our clients. »

In France, IGN, the National Institute of Geographic and Forest Information, INSEE, the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies,and now the DILA, Management of Legal and Administrative Information, are the primary users of DataLift. Based on these internationally renowned references, DataLift is already in use in Italy and should attract other European countries**. The demonstrations in progress with potential users show interest in other sectors: Industry, Banking, Retail and also Health, Local Government, etc.

Thanks to DataLift, INSEE publishes census data of the French population, as well as geographical data and classifications.

Data.ign.fr is an experimental website of IGN for the dissemination of IGN data, carried out in the context of the DataLift collaborative project. The objective of this project is to develop a platform for the publication and interconnection of content according to the Linked data model (RDF, OWL, SPARQL formats). In this context, the IGN began the publication of useful vocabularies for the publication of georeferencing data. In addition, data.ign.fr should allow for the content issued within the framework of INSPIRE directive to be made available on the Web. 

DataLift reduces heterogeneity by using vocabularies of metadata*, thereby favouring the crossings thanks to the queries made in a richer and more expressive language than that of the relational databases.

The DataLift offer, developed in open source, is modular and offers, for the users’ choice, a catalogue of services associated with the platform: security, storage, etc., in SaaS mode with a Cloud deployment.

*Metadata (meta-data = data on the data) is the formalisation of a semantic content (or to simplify: the meaning) of the data itself. The data has a "semantic" in itself and the metadata does not add a "semantic" but it describes it.

** Gabriel Kepeklian will give a conference on this subject at the Fourth European BusinessIntelligence Summer School (eBISS 2014) to be held in Berlin from 6 to 11 July 2014.


Press Contact

Anne de Beaumont
+33 (0)6 23 76 19 41
anne.debeaumont@atos.net


About Atos

Atos is an international information technology services company with annual 2011 proforma revenue of EUR 8.5 billion and 74,000 employees in 48 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail, Services; Public, Health & Transports; Financial Services; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Energy & Utilities.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Atos Worldline and Atos Worldgrid. For more information, visit: atos.net

Atos, an international information technology services company and integrator partner of DataLift, announces the commercial launch of a new information flow management solution.

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Worldline enhances online payment platform with SOFORT Banking

Press Releases   •   Mar 20, 2014 10:31 GMT

Paris, 20 March 2014

Worldline, Atos subsidiary in e-payment services, has expanded its online payment platform with SOFORT Banking direct payment method. This will enable online merchants across Europe to benefit from a new addition to Worldline’s efficient and secure payment processing portfolio. This direct payment method is already well-known in several European countries including Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and will therefore extend Worldline’s portfolio offering of Payment Means to its Merchants.

SOFORT AG is now cooperating with Worldline, one of the market leaders for e-payment services in Europe: In this context, the payment method of SOFORT Banking has been integrated in the online payment platform Sips e-payment offered globally by Worldline Merchant Services Online Payment. This allows online merchants using Sips e-payment to expand their existing payment methods. By using the direct payment method, buyers and sellers can benefit from even more flexibility and convenience as regards online payment processing.

"We are very pleased about the partnership with the European number one in online payment services. With SOFORT Banking, online merchants can offer a new fast and secure payment method in their online shops that can be used at an international level. This helps us to boost our expansion throughout the continent - and also in France - and allows customers to shop online across borders", says Dr. Gerrit Seidel, CEO of SOFORT AG.

The Sips e-payment solution is offered in approximately 45,000 online shops (direct and through major Banking partners in Europe) throughout the world - France, Benelux, Germany, UK, Spain, India and other Asian countries -, and is processing over 450 million transactions per year.

"We have decided to offer SOFORT Banking acceptance because of the growing popularity of the payment mean among users in Europe, and the benefits it brings to the merchants in addition to the existing selection of payment methods. Like SOFORT AG, we furthermore attach great importance to the security of the provided payment methods", says Christophe Duquenne, Head of Merchant Services from Worldline.

The payment method by SOFORT AG is already available in ten countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, the UK, Italy, Spain, and Poland). Since the launch of SOFORT Banking in 2005, approximately 45 million transactions have been processed. Meanwhile, more than 25,000 shops are using SOFORT Banking.

About Worldline

Worldline, an Atos subsidiary, is the European leader and a global player in the payments and transactional services industry. Worldline delivers new generation services, enabling its customers to offer smooth and innovative solutions to the end consumer. Key actor for B2B2C industries, with 40 years of experience, Worldline is ideally positioned to support and contribute to the success of all businesses and administrative services in a perpetually evolving market. Worldline offers a unique and flexible business model built around a global and growing portfolio, thus enabling end-to-end support. Worldline activities are organized around three axes: Merchant Services & Terminals, Mobility & e-Transactional Services, Financial Processing Services & Software Licensing. In 2013, Worldline’s activities within the Atos Group generated (pro forma) revenues of 1.11 billion euros. The company employs more than 7,200 people worldwide. worldline.com

Worldline Press contact

Jose de Vries

+31 6 30 27 26 11

Jose.devries@atos.net

About SOFORT AG

With its payment system SOFORT Banking, SOFORT Banking Paycode and the Online Verification System SOFORT Ident, SOFORT AG offers innovative products to ensure a secure purchasing of goods and digital products on the Internet. The company based in Gauting near Munich (Germany) is part of the Klarna Group, Europe’s leading alternative online payments provider. With its product SOFORT Banking SOFORT AG is the market leader among the direct transfer systems in Germany. Over 25,000 e-commerce shops handle more than three million transactions with SOFORT Banking per month. Besides Germany, the services can also be used in Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Italy, Spain, France and UK.

www.sofort.com

SOFORT AG press contact:

Michaela Graßl / Thomas Doriath

Tel: +49 (0)89 / 89 35 63 – 40

Fax: +49 (0)89 / 89 39 84 – 29

presse@sofort.com


About Atos

Atos is an international information technology services company with annual 2011 proforma revenue of EUR 8.5 billion and 74,000 employees in 48 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail, Services; Public, Health & Transports; Financial Services; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Energy & Utilities.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Atos Worldline and Atos Worldgrid. For more information, visit: atos.net

Worldline, Atos subsidiary in e-payment services, has expanded its online payment platform with SOFORT Banking direct payment method. This will enable online merchants across Europe to benefit from a new addition to Worldline’s efficient and secure payment processing portfolio.

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Huntsman awards Atos a 5 year global IT contract

Press Releases   •   Mar 19, 2014 11:55 GMT

Global operations will be consolidated in North America to help manage costs, increase efficiency and improve services

Paris, 19 March 2014

Atos, an international IT services company, today announced that it has won a new five-year global data centre transformation contract with Huntsman Corporation, a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals. Today’s announcement marks an extension of the longstanding partnership between the two Companies, which dates back to 2004 when Atos started providing SAP services for Huntsman out of Belgium.

Under the new global agreement, Atos will assume services and support of several Huntsman global data centres, actively manage cost improvements, increase overall efficiency and effective service provisioning. Additionally, Atos will manage a global transformation project to consolidate services and operations into two US sites, located in Texas. These are currently spread over three regional locations in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific.

As part of the Atos solution, the SAP legacy environment will be transitioned to a dedicated private cloud solution tailored to Huntsman’s requirements. It will be built on a standardised platform based on an OPEX capacity utilization model provided by Canopy, an Atos company and a one-stop shop for Cloud computing. For Huntsman, this will mean a significant reduction in capital expenditure with improved disaster recovery while maintaining a secure environment focused on proactive risk mitigation.

Maria Womersley, Vice President and CIO of Global IT at Huntsman said: “The Atos team engaged in a thorough job of assessing our business requirements, developing a robust global data centre solution, and proposing a tenable project plan which met the challenges and demands of both our IT and business organizations. We are confident in our partnership as we embark on this significant transformation, and look forward to achieving the mutual objectives of a successful implementation.”

Martin Wibbe, Vice President, Chemicals marketat Atos said: “Using our knowledge from our experience of working with Huntsman in Belgium, we designed a solution that would best fit Huntsman’s global needs and are delighted to be awarded this contract by one of the largest, most internationally successful and well known US chemical companies. Our focus now will be to work in collaboration with Huntsman to ensure a smooth transition to the new service.

For Atos, the partnership with Huntsman is important and will help to further strengthen our growing position in the US market where we serve both international and local clients.”

About Canopy

Canopy, an Atos company powered by EMC and VMware technology, is the Cloud Service Line of Atos and the European leader in enterprise and government cloud. Offering a one stop shop for cloud services focused exclusively on cloud delivery to large public and multinational private sector organizations, Canopy brings substantial benefits to its customers: IT cost reduction and reduced capex expenditure through flexible pricing models plus access to innovative and agile technology that can enable rapid cloud implementation and faster time to market for products and services. Canopy offerings are based on open standards so customers can choose their preferred technology and decide whether to run solutions off- or on-premise to best meet their business needs. Headquartered in London (UK), Canopy currently operates in 9 countries across 3 continents. For more information: www.canopy-cloud.com.

About Huntsman Corporation 

Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals with 2013 revenues of over $11 billion. Our chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets.  We operate more than 80 manufacturing and R&D facilities in over 30 countries and employ approximately 12,000 associates within our 5 distinct business divisions.  For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company's website at www.huntsman.com.

Contact:

Caroline Crouch

Tel: +44 20 7830 4233

Email: caroline.crouch@atos.net.


About Atos

Atos is an international information technology services company with annual 2011 proforma revenue of EUR 8.5 billion and 74,000 employees in 48 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail, Services; Public, Health & Transports; Financial Services; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Energy & Utilities.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Atos Worldline and Atos Worldgrid. For more information, visit: atos.net

Atos, an international IT services company, today announced that it has won a new five-year global data centre transformation contract with Huntsman Corporation, a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals.

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Appointment of Elie Girard as Group Deputy CFO and Executive Committee member

Press Releases   •   Mar 19, 2014 10:22 GMT

Paris, 19 March 2014

As of April 21th, Mr. Elie Girard is joining Atos as Group Deputy CFO and Executive Committee member.

Elie Girard was born in 1978. Is a graduate of the Ecole Centrale de Paris and of Harvard University. He began his career as auditor at Arthur Andersen, before joining the Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Industry in the Treasury Department. Between 2004 and 2007, Mr. Girard worked for the Office of Thierry Breton, the Minister for the Economy, Finance and Industry in France. He joined Orange in 2007 and was appointed Chief of Staff to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Since September 2010, he was Senior Executive Vice President in charge of Strategy & Development of the Orange Group, member of the Executive committee.

Contact

Press: 
Sarah-pearl Bokobza   
Tel +33 6 10 86 01 72
sarah-pearl.bokobza@atos.net


About Atos

Atos is an international information technology services company with annual 2011 proforma revenue of EUR 8.5 billion and 74,000 employees in 48 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail, Services; Public, Health & Transports; Financial Services; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Energy & Utilities.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Atos Worldline and Atos Worldgrid. For more information, visit: atos.net

As of April 21th, Mr. Elie Girard is joining Atos as Group Deputy CFO and Executive Committee member.

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34,000 catering businesses in Belgium on the lookout for new cash register

Press Releases   •   Mar 11, 2014 09:12 GMT

Worldline presents the "Resto Box", which comes with an integrated "fiscal box", as the new standard

Brussels, 11 March, 2014

Due to the compulsory introduction of the so-called "fiscal box"* in the Belgian catering sector - hotel, restaurant, café- , many business owners are looking for a new cash register solution. Physical cash registers can be replaced with an app that also processes orders, reservations, inventory management and electronic means of payment directly. Worldline, Atos subsidiary in e-payment services and transactional services, reveals Resto Box, along with other solutions for the catering industry at the ‘Horecatel’ trade fair.

Worldline estimates that 34,000 catering business owners will be on the lookout for new solutions in the coming months. The total number of owners without a real cash register is estimated at 15,000, and another 19,000 may have an electronic till, but one that is not compatible with the Fiscal Box. The Box is already available to early adopters who wish to apply for a tax benefit, and does not become fully compulsory until the start of 2015.

“Business owners can use the introduction of the fiscal box to get their cash register system to work for them. We are delighted to be at the forefront of the introduction of a new standard in the Belgian catering business and able to assist businesses to adopt a new standard” explained Virginie Waroquiers, Sales & Marketing Manager at Worldline.

In this context Worldline presents its Resto Box concept. The Resto Box is an all-in-one solution that turns a tablet in an electronic cash register, a management system and a payment system. “Our ambition is to put a highly accessible solution on the market that combines many features.” continues Virginie Waroquiers Resto Box is a modular system that comes in three standard packages that can be expanded with options like a cash drawer, extra licences, or iPad accessories.

Worldline teamed up with a Belgian-based firm Posios who developed the app and will act as a distributor of the solution. Worldline will reveal the Resto Box and other solutions for the catering sector at the ‘Horecatel’ trade fair that takes place from 9-12 March in Marche-en-Famennes, Belgium.

*For more information on the fiscal box and related tax benefits, please click on the link below:

 www.minfin.fgov.be/gkssce/geregistreerde-kassa/index.htm

About Worldline

Worldline, an Atos subsidiary, is the European leader and a global player in the payments services industry. Worldline delivers new generation services, enabling its customers to offer smooth and innovative solutions to the end consumer. Key actor for B2B2C industries, with 40 years of experience, Worldline is ideally positioned to support and contribute to the success of all businesses and administrative services in a perpetually evolving market. Worldline offers a unique and flexible business model built around a global and growing portfolio, thus enabling end-to-end support. Worldline activities are organized around three axes: Merchant Services & Terminals, Mobility & e-Transactional Services, Financial Processing & Software Licensing. In 2013, Worldline’s activities within the Atos Group generated revenues of 1.11 billion euros. The company employs more than 7,200 people worldwide. worldline.com

For more information, please contact:

Bram Boriau

press-belgium@worldine.com

+32 2 727 68 22


About Atos

Atos is an international information technology services company with annual 2011 proforma revenue of EUR 8.5 billion and 74,000 employees in 48 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail, Services; Public, Health & Transports; Financial Services; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Energy & Utilities.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Atos Worldline and Atos Worldgrid. For more information, visit: atos.net

Due to the compulsory introduction of the so-called "fiscal box"* in the Belgian catering sector - hotel, restaurant, café- , many business owners are looking for a new cash register solution. Physical cash registers can be replaced with an app that also processes orders, reservations, inventory management and electronic means of payment directly.

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Worldline and Unowhy, pioneers in e-education, launch complete and secure solution combining tablets and cloud computing

Press Releases   •   Mar 10, 2014 11:48 GMT

Paris, 10 March 2014

Worldline, Atos subsidiary in e-payment services transactional services, and Unowhy signed a partnership in the field of digital education. Teachers and students can now have access to a totally secure environment on a school tablet in the classroom or at home.

Unowhy provides an integrated educational solution on a touchscreen tablet manufactured in France and designed specifically for the educational environment. Worldline offers a cloud computing solution which enables the storage of educational content and students' personal data on secure hosting sites. The combination of these two techniques will enable students to learn, collect information and study with confidence in a dedicated educational environment that is secure from end to end.

« Worldline is the trusted partner who gives us the means to realize our ambitions for e-education. With them, we will create an educational environment in which data and educational content will be hosted in France. In the field of education, it is essential that France retains its digital independence. This is a major issue, because we must maintain the sovereignty of our educational choices and freedom to teach children what we want » explained Jean-Yves Hepp, President of Unowhy.

« Worldline is delighted to support Unowhy in this major project, that is fundamental to the world of education. By providing innovative and flexible solutions from which students and teachers can benefit, Worldline can compete with large international platforms», said Claude France, CEO of Worldline in France.

The dedicated solution proposed by Unowhy and Worldline shields children from multiple advertising intrusions on internet and protects their personal data against commercial exploitation. At a time when hosting data is mainly done in the United States, this is a real alternative to the major international content and « cloud computing » platforms.

About Worldline

Worldline, an Atos subsidiary, is the European leader and a global player in the payments services industry. Worldline delivers new generation services, enabling its customers to offer smooth and innovative solutions to the end consumer. Key actor for B2B2C industries, with 40 years of experience, Worldline is ideally positioned to support and contribute to the success of all businesses and administrative services in a perpetually evolving market. Worldline offers a unique and flexible business model built around a global and growing portfolio, thus enabling end-to-end support. Worldline activities are organized around three axes: Merchant Services & Terminals, Mobility & e-Transactional Services, Financial Processing & Software Licensing. In 2013, Worldline’s activities within the Atos Group generated revenues of 1.11 billion euros. The company employs more than 7,200 people worldwide. worldline.com

About Unowhy

Founded in 2007, Unowhy is a Digital Media company which designs and produces high quality multimedia products, content, and services. Unowhy has successfully mastered all aspects of the distribution of digital media content and services, from manufacturing touch tablets in France, which are dedicated to the development of open operating systems and interfaces for integration and distribution of digital content and services This expertise is already transitioning into education, with the Unowhy TED project implementing 3,000 tablets as part of experimental programs in grade schools throughout Saône-et-Loire. It is, to date, the largest educational trial ever conducted in France. Unowhy is also present in the world of cooking with the QOOQ tablet for the kitchen; an innovative product that Oprah Winfrey endorses.

Press contacts:


Worldline

Josephina De Vries
+31 6 30 27 26 11
jose.devries@atos.net

Unowhy:
Isabelle Pouillat
+33 6 45 45 20 85
i.pouillat@bmrp.fr

About Atos

Atos is an international information technology services company with annual 2011 proforma revenue of EUR 8.5 billion and 74,000 employees in 48 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail, Services; Public, Health & Transports; Financial Services; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Energy & Utilities.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Atos Worldline and Atos Worldgrid. For more information, visit: atos.net

Worldline, Atos subsidiary in e-payment services transactional services, and Unowhy signed a partnership in the field of digital education. Teachers and students can now have access to a totally secure environment on a school tablet in the classroom or at home.

Read more »

About Atos

Atos is an international information technology services company, which delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services.

Atos is an international information technology services company with annual 2011 proforma revenue of EUR 8.5 billion and 74,000 employees in 48 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail, Services; Public, Health & Transports; Financial Services; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Energy & Utilities.