London, 24 September 2007 -TNT Express, with support from Atos Origin, an international IT services company, has recently completed the 56th country in a global SAP implementation to 62
countries. The global multi-million Euro programme, which is already delivering savings and business benefits, was recognised at a recent SAP award ceremony, where TNT Express won the SAP EMEA
Quality Award for Global Implementation and Roll-out.
To date, the benefits for TNT Express of the global SAP roll-out include savings in purchasing and inventory, strengthened reporting processes to ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley and
improved management of IS/IT through a global customer competence centre. The success of this award winning project is due to the resolute commitment from TNT Express, the strong project team
and the focus, energy and pragmatic style, with which Atos Origin has supported the implementation.
At a separate ceremony in London, Atos Origin won the UK SAP Partner Excellence award for Customer Satisfaction and Quality for the third year in succession. This highly coveted award is
determined by an independent customer satisfaction survey, in which customers are asked to rate SAP partners on all aspects of the SAP implementation process, including professional competence,
quality of consultants, SAP product know-how and ability to deliver on time and to budget.
Dennis Beard, ICS Director of Infrastructure Services at TNT said, “We are delighted with the recognition by SAP of our team’s achievement and wholeheartedly endorse the award received by Atos
Origin. Their reputation for customer satisfaction and quality was a key factor in our choice of partner and they have lived up to their promise”.
The awards in Prague were led by Dr Svan Lembke, Vice President and in charge of the Quality Programme for SAP across EMEA. After the event, Dr Lembke concluded: “TNT Express have embraced key
principles of quality early in their implementation and involved their partner Atos Origin and SAP to achieve a successful global roll-out. Having been involved with Atos Origin for more than 3
years it is tremendous to see them win the UK Partner Excellence Award and the win for TNT Express shows the collaboration in practice”.
“We are proud to have played a part in shaping the success of the roll-out across so many countries for TNT Express,” said Paul Bray, head of Enterprise sector in the UK for Atos Origin. “Our
recent award for Customer Satisfaction and Quality illustrates the consistent way that we work with our clients and SAP in partnership to rapidly address the inevitable issues in any complex
implementation whilst keeping the end goal firmly in sight”.
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 leading member of the Enterprise SOA adoption program. Atos Origin has more than 4,560 SAP application consultants worldwide and SAP certified data centres in all geographical
regions. The group was a finalist in the prestigious 2007 Global SAP Pinnacle Awards and two 2006 SAP Partner awards.