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Crystal Decisions Forms Strategic Partnership with Atos Origin

  • 23 September, 2003 10:54

<p>For Immediate Release</p>
<p>Crystal Decisions Forms Strategic Partnership with Atos Origin</p>
<p>Alliance offers reporting and analysis solutions that give enterprises clear visibility of performance</p>
<p>Sydney, Australia - September 23, 2003 - Crystal Decisions, a global provider of business intelligence software and services, today announced its new strategic relationship with business and technology integrator Atos Origin Australia. The partnership will enable enterprises with data analysis tools to provide a 360-degree view of business performance.</p>
<p>Combining Crystal Decisions’ enterprise reporting and analysis technology with Atos Origin’s management consulting and ERP expertise, the alliance will better enable enterprises to identify key performance indicators (KPIs) and turn these into a tool for strategic decision making. Through the relationship, businesses will be able to view and analyse key business performance criteria based on all financial, customer and operational levels.</p>
<p>"Crystal Decisions is focussed on building strong relationships with industry-leading companies which share our commitment to enabling better business decision-making and ultimately reducing costs and increasing productivity," said Chris Harvey, System Integrators Director, Crystal Decisions, Asia Pacific. "The alliance with Atos Origin seamlessly links our technology with their consulting expertise and emphasises Crystal Decisions' commitment to providing organisations with clear visibility of their business posture."</p>
<p>Key to the partnership is Atos Origin’s capability to identify and interpret analytical trends in enterprise KPI performance, based on data collected from Crystal Decisions’ SAP-based information solutions. Utilising Crystal Decisions’ data capturing tools -including enterprise resource planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) - Atos Origin can now provide SAP-based customers with overall business visibility.</p>
<p>"As the nature of conducting business becomes increasingly focussed on clear visibility and accountability, business decision makers are becoming even more aware of scrutinising and managing performance levels across the business,” said Phil Cook, Head of Consulting &amp; Systems Integration, Atos Origin Australia. "Atos Origin's strong reputation for helping companies improve the way they manage their business complements the corporate intelligence that Crystal Decisions’ reporting tools brings to the boardroom. Our partnership with the company will be an enormous asset for our SAP/ERP customers."</p>
<p>Atos Origin has a well proven track record for Enterprise Resource Planning implementations, and offers consulting, systems integration and managed operations services to businesses in financial services, CPG/retail, discrete manufacturing, process industries, public sector, utilities.</p>
<p>The Crystal Decisions and Atos Origin alliance will initially work with SAP/ERP customers with a view to expanding the relationship further.</p>
<p>About Crystal Decisions</p>
<p>Crystal Decisions is a leading global provider of business intelligence software and services that enable the effective use and management of information within and among organizations. As of March 28, 2003, we have delivered more than 14 million licenses and had registered users in more than 170 countries. Crystal Decisions is headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., and has more than 25 offices worldwide. Crystal Decisions can be found on the Internet at www.crystaldecisions.com.</p>
<p>Crystal Decisions, Crystal Reports, Crystal Enterprise, Crystal Analysis, Crystal Services, Crystal Care, Crystal Assist, Crystal Applications and Holos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Crystal Decisions, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks or registered trademarks referenced are the property of their respective owners.</p>
<p>About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology services provider. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations, including outsourcing and online services. In August 2002, Atos Origin acquired KPMG Consulting in the UK and The Netherlands, trading as Atos KPMG Consulting. The company generates annual revenues of A$5.2 billion and employs 28,000 staff in 30 countries. The Group's client list includes major companies such as ABN AMRO, Akzo-Nobel, Alstom, BNP Paribas, BP, Euronext, Fiat, ICI, ING, KPN, Lucent, Philips, Renault, Royal Bank of Scotland, Saudi Aramco, Shell, UBS Warburg, Unilever, Vivendi Universal, Vodafone and Wolters Kluwer.</p>
<p>For more information, please visit the company's Web site at http://www.atosorign.com.au</p>
<p>Issued on behalf of Crystal Decisions and Atos Origin:</p>
<p>Crystal Decisions:
Chris Harvey - System Integrators Director Asia Pacific
(02) 8923 4439
Kelly Ohlmus - Marketing Manager ANZ
(02) 8923 4403</p>
<p>Atos Origin:
Darryl Morris - General Manager Sales &amp; Marketing
(02) 8907 4023</p>
<p>Through:</p>
<p>Spectrum Communications:
Meagen Benson
(02) 9954 3299
Email: meagenb@spectrumcomms.com.au or</p>

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