Customer Snapshot: Overview
>200 E-sourcing events executed per year
With a focus on business technology that powers progress, Atos helps organizations to create their firm of the future. They service their global client base through consulting and systems integration services, managed services and BPO, cloud operations, big data and cyber-security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry.
Number of Employees
Run Simple, Run Live
Line of Business
Finance, Platform and Technology, Service, Sourcing and Procurement, Supply Chain
Ariba Contract Management, Ariba Invoice Automation, Ariba PO Automation, Ariba Procurement Content , Ariba Sourcing, Ariba Supplier Information and Performance Management , SAP BusinessObjects business intelligence (BI) solutions, SAP Business Warehouse, SAP HANA, SAP ERP
Customer Snapshot: History
Customer Snapshot: Business Model
Atos is a leader in digital services that delivers practical and innovative solutions that make their global clients more competitive and drive their business transformation.
Customer Snapshot: Success Strategy
Creating Firms for the Future
Atos’ market expertise and passion for technology are geared toward creating a collaborative and sustainable firm of the future, both for their clients and for themselves. Their vision for the future is to accelerate progress by uniting people, business, and technology.
Atos has customers in more than 70 countries, and after some important acquisitions, Atos found that they had too many business tools in place. Atos needed a way to simplify their process and give buyers, managers, and stakeholders access to a single, unified, standard platform.
With so many new acquisitions, we knew that we needed to introduce a standardized procurement model in order to keep track of sourcing activity across the group. We wanted to establish group wide visibility of procurement activity in order to better track and optimize spend while ensuring effective communication with our vendors.— Peter Hobday, Deputy Chief Procurement Officer, Atos
Simplifying, Standardizing, and Automating Existing Processes
Atos already relies on several SAP solutions like SAP ERP, SAP HANA, SAP Business Warehouse, and SAP BusinessObjects business intelligence solutions to help them Run Simple. For the next step in their journey as a unified company, Atos selected Ariba to rebuild and integrate their existing SAP Business Warehouse application and SAP BusinessObjects™ business intelligence solutions.
By consolidating their existing applications and solutions, Atos was able to increase visibility into strategic sourcing and procurement activities across the group, reduce overhead in accounts payable, improve collaboration with suppliers, and realize easier integration of newly acquired companies.
Enter SAP: The SAP Experience
Incorporating SAP® Ariba® into their existing SAP ERP applications and the SAP HANA® Platform and reconfiguring existing SAP Business Warehouse and SAP BusinessObjects™ business intelligence solutions enabled the Atos procurement teams to run standard reports on expenditure, dialed down to sort them by country, legal entity, category, and vendor. With Ariba Supplier Information and Performance Management Selling reports enabled, Atos can now manage and track supplier information and performance with greater efficiency, saving time, money and effort for everyone involved.
We can now see exactly where and when each of our 15,000 monthly shopping carts is being requested and how far it has gone through.— Peter Hobday, Deputy Chief Procurement Officer at Atos
Better Business: Benefits
Sending out paper purchase orders and receiving paper invoices was inefficient and costly -- one of the procurement organization’s target areas for improvement. By automating these processes, Atos cut the paper trail by 80%, significantly reducing administrative workload. Plus, by almost eliminating repetitive manual tasks, they have already drastically reduced the risk of human error across the procurement process.
The biggest benefit is that it maps to our category management process, connecting the dots between sourcing, contracting, and placing business. This enables us to enjoy greater levels of management visibility and engagement within the business. Today we run all P2P activity through SAP Ariba solutions, which allows us to manage €4.7 billion spend across more than 50 countries.— Peter Hobday, Deputy Chief Procurement Officer at Atos
Better Business: Run Simple
Through the use of SAP Ariba solutions, Atos has continued to improve the performance of their procurement teams. The SAP Ariba solutions not only allow for greater visibility into all aspects of the purchasing process. The new software also helps them spot windows of opportunity, to allow teams to negotiate contracts more efficiently at the most opportune times.
Integration Has Suite Rewards.
Moving Forward by Automating Processes
We are always challenging ourselves to improve and setting new key targets, such as our goal of more than 80% touchless invoicing. This is made possible by SAP Ariba solutions, which have helped us automate our processes.— Peter Hobday, Deputy Chief Procurement Officer at Atos