SAP Announces Strategic Investment in Questra Corporation

Feature Article | August 16, 2006 by admin

Questra, based in Redwood City, California, recently received “SAP xApps Certified – Powered by SAP NetWeaver” status for the Questra RemoteService Composite Application. Developed in conjunction with joint SAP and Questra customer Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, the Questra composite application enables manufacturers to monitor remote devices and automatically generate service notifications in their SAP Service and Asset Management solution.
“Questra is actively engaged in the SAP ecosystem and has already gained significant traction around delivering solutions that take advantage of the SAP NetWeaver platform,” said Emil Wang, CEO of Questra. “We are pleased to receive the first investment from the SAP NetWeaver Fund and view this commitment from SAP as an endorsement of our commitment to deliver innovative composite applications to our joint customers and our mutual interest in developing powerful enterprise services. This investment will enable Questra to accelerate development of additional SAP xApps Certified solutions and ramp-up our sales and marketing organization to address the joint customer opportunities.”

SAP NetWeaver Fund

The SAP NetWeaver Fund was established in May 2006 and focuses on strategic investments in select companies that choose to leverage the SAP ecosystem and build innovative solutions based on the SAP NetWeaver platform. Funded out of SAP’s corporate development funds, the $125 million SAP NetWeaver Fund complements the efforts of SAP’s venture arm, SAP Ventures, and is managed jointly by Zia Yusuf, executive vice president of platform ecosystem at SAP, and Jim Mackey, head of corporate finance at SAP.
There are currently more than 400 “Powered by SAP NetWeaver” solutions and more than 1,000 independent software vendors (ISVs) actively developing on the SAP NetWeaver platform today. “The SAP NetWeaver Fund was established to nurture companies desiring to leverage the benefits of the SAP ecosystem,” said Zia Yusuf, executive vice president of platform ecosystem at SAP and co-manager of the SAP NetWeaver Fund. “We see a significant opportunity for enterprises to tap information available from intelligent devices connected to the Internet and believe Questra’s technology holds great promise. We’re pleased to make this investment and look forward to continuing co-innovation with Questra for the benefit of our mutual customers.”

Source: SAP AG

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