European payment processor Equens – created from a merger of the Dutch Interpay and Germany’s Transaktionsinstitut - has outsourced its mainframe operations and office workstation automation in the Netherlands to Atos Origin.
The five-year contracts provide for a flexible adjustment of workstations and processing capacity, says Equens, in accordance with the company’s staff developments as well as developments in the international payment area. Equens consulted Quint Wellington Redwood in 2006 on the outsourcing project to identify contract requirements and select potential candidates.
Antoon Kuijpers, member of the board of directors at Equens says the arrival of Sepa (Single Euro Payments Area) is characterised by increasing scale and consolidation.
"Through outsourcing to Atos Origin we expect to increase the organisation’s agility and achieve our concrete ambitions for growth," he says. "To achieve these objectives Equens has to be able to focus on its core activities: manage electronic payments on a large scale and offer related services that our clients need."