Atos Origin wins major outsourcing contract to deliver IT services to BNP Paribas
London /Paris, 9 January 2008 -Atos Origin, an international IT services company, today announced that it has signed a five-year contract worth
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£50 million with BPÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â²I, a joint venture with BNP Paribas and IBM, to
deliver IT services to the French Bank.
Under the contract, Atos Origin will manage the desktop services for investment banking business in the UK and for the retail banking business in France. Working with
BPÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â²I and BNP Paribas, Atos Origin will deliver a bespoke, global solution that will transform the delivery of IT services at BNP
Paribas, to reduce costs, increase efficiencies and improve quality of service.
«We are delighted to be extending our long-standing relationship with Atos Origin, initially focused on the retail business to now include our corporate and investment banking business in
the UK,» said Thierry Bjalon, Country Manager for BPÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â²I in the UK. «IT transformation is critical to our business
success and we have selected Atos Origin because of its position in Financial Services, its delivery track record and experience of managing desktop services solutions».
«This new contract follows a number of recent wins for Atos Origin in the Financial Services sector across Europe and highlights our ability to deliver global solutions to our
clients,» said Keith Wilman, CEO for Atos Origin in the UK. «This new contract also supports our strategy to grow the business organically, particularly in outsourcing.»
Atos Origin is Europe’s number one provider of payments, securities and financial services outsourcing, supporting business processes for 9 of the top 10 European banks. Through its portfolio
of specialist solutions for banks, stock exchanges and insurance companies, Atos Origin helps financial services organisations to manage costs; reform core banking and operational support
systems; manage enterprise risk and ensure regulatory compliance.