Atos delivers innovative project to help Plan International achieve a SAP Quality Award

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Atos delivers innovative project to help Plan International achieve a SAP Quality Award

London,  19 November 2013

An innovative project from Atos, an international IT services company, has helped children’s development organisation Plan International to win a SAP UK Quality Award (Silver Winner, Large Implementation, 2013).

The award recognised the work of Atos’ Systems Integration Line on the ‘Horison’ project which provides a single HR system for 9,000+ Plan International employees across 50 countries - based in some of the most challenging and remote regions of the world.

The Atos team helped Plan International, who promote child rights and work to lift millions of children out of poverty, to put in the platform that will enable standardised HR and Talent Management Processes globally, including user-friendly self-service, performance appraisals, standardised compensation, learning, and resourcing tools. The first phase of the project was delivered in 12 weeks and provided a global template of core HRIS and Talent processes in three languages.

Atos leveraged its Certification for a SAP HCM Rapid Deployment Solution and SuccessFactors partnership to shape an accelerated yet world class set of processes in an innovative hybrid on premise / cloud data model. Plan International started with no traditional blueprint or set requirements, but embraced Design Thinking, best practice content and aligned committee members from around the world to input and sign off on three iterations of the solution.

The Atos team also enabled Plan International team members in adjusting the HR solution and onboarding employee data for subsequent country roll-outs. After an initial pilot in the UK-based International Headquarters, the core HCM solution is now live in Uganda, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Egypt and Sudan.

Mark Banbury, Global CIO and Director, Shared Services for Plan International praised the work of the Atos team and said: "We consider Atos a valued partner in the rollout of this global initiative that will enhance Plan’s work by driving efficiency and effectiveness through our human resources teams and through global policies and procedures on this unified platform.  It has been amazing to work with the Atos team who from contract signing to first go live delivered an Agile development in just over five months."

By the end of year Plan International will have nearly half of its total employee population and key regions up and running with the solution.  Additional key process such as learning, global compensation, resourcing and the development of enabling mobile technologies are under construction and will build on the success story by mid-2014.

Ursula Morgenstern CEO UK&I said: "I am delighted we have been able to deliver such a successful and innovative project to Plan International. I hope this improves systems for their staff who carry out such vital work across the world. This award is a fantastic achievement which shows the dedication, commitment and hard work of the team."

The SAP Quality Awards recognise those who have achieved excellence in planning and executing their SAP projects and programs, delivering significant value to their organisations.

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas europaea) is an international information technology services company with annual 2012 revenue of EUR 8.8 billion and 77,000 employees in 47 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers IT services in 3 domains, Consulting & Technology Services, Systems Integration and Managed Services & BPO, and transactional services through Worldline. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail & Services; Public sector, Healthcare & Transports; Financial Services; Telco, Media & Utilities. Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and is quoted on the NYSE Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Worldline and Atos Worldgrid. For more information, visit:

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