Atos and Yodel shortlisted for prestigious MCA Awards

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Atos and Yodel shortlisted for prestigious MCA Awards

Seamless and agile partnership central to success of parcel delivery company
London, 7th February 2012
Atos, an international IT services company and Yodel, the UK’s leading parcel delivery company, has been shortlisted for the MCA Awards in the technology category.
The MCA Awards have now been running for 15 years and are the benchmark for quality within the consulting industry. They are the ideal way to demonstrate and recognise the value of consulting and celebrate clients and consultants working together to achieve the best results.

The awards will take place on Thursday 19 April 2012 at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London.

The successful partnership between the two companies began in 2010 when Home Delivery Network (HDNL) acquired DHL Domestic. This major deal meant that DHL Domestic’s employees and facilities transferred to HDNL, effectively doubling the size of the company, which subsequently rebranded as Yodel.

Atos was selected as Yodel’s IT partner to ensure that all technology from DHL Domestic was effectively and seamlessly separated from its former parent company - with minimal impact. Atos consultants brought the knowledge, experience, creativity and rigour necessary to resolve complex multi-dimensional issues. The team included programme managers, technical architects, business analysts and supply-chain specialists.

To support Yodel’s vision to be an innovative, customer focused and dynamic parcel delivery business, Atos identified the need for three new shipping tools. These capture all the necessary details (sender, destination and service) log them, route the parcel and print the labels (including barcodes). These systems were built from scratch in parallel with separation and in line with very aggressive deadlines.

Yodel’s market leading shipping tools are now enabling the business to achieve its ambition to be a leading innovator at the forefront of the UK logistics industry. Delivering over 200 million parcels per year with annual revenues of £650 million, Yodel is the UK’s leading parcel delivery company and offers the widest range of services in the market.

Colin Franklin, Head of Finance Leadership Consulting, Atos said: “We are really excited that the work we did with Yodel has been shortlisted for the highly esteemed MCA Awards. In a recessionary market, with no options to use any existing IT, the timeframes were aggressive. In an organisation that was separating, integrating and transforming simultaneously, the complexities were huge. However, our partnership has added real value to Yodel’s business and we are delighted to have had the opportunity to work with them.”

Greg Smith, CIO, Yodel said: “We are delighted that Atos’ work with Yodel has been shortlisted for the MCA Awards. It’s a great testament to the partnership between the two companies. Atos’ clear thinking cut through complexity and enabled Yodel’s executive to properly monitor progress and focus on those areas that mattered most. Atos communicated in a style that brought the key stakeholders who were critical to our success along with us.”

About Atos
Atos is an international information technology services company with annual 2010 pro forma revenues of EUR 8.6 billion and 74,000 employees in 42 countries at the end of September 2011. 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 & Transport; Financial Services; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Energy & Utilities. Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organisations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting and Technology Services, Atos Worldline and Atos Worldgrid.

About the 2012 MCA Awards
The MCA Awards have now been running for 15 years and are the benchmark for quality within the consulting industry. They are the ideal way to demonstrate and recognise the value of consulting. They also celebrate how clients and consultants working together achieve the best results.

About Yodel
  • Home Delivery Network Ltd on 1 March 2010 purchased through its subsidiary company, Parcelpoint Ltd, the domestic B2B and B2C businesses of DHL Express (UK) Ltd and rebranded as Yodel in May 2010 
  • Yodel delivers more than 200 million parcels per year with annual revenues of £650 million 
  • It is the second-largest parcel delivery business in the UK after the Royal Mail 
  • Yodel operates from a national network of sort and service centres and has a fleet of over 5,000 vans 
  • The company is headquartered in Hatfield.
For more information about Atos, contact:

Caroline Crouch
Tel: 020 7830 4233

For more information about Yodel, please contact:

Sarah Barnes
PR & External Communications Manager
Tel: 01707 287670


Flora Hancox or James Ralph
Tel: 0207 025 6681

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