SAPPHIRE Copenhagen 2005: News Summary

Sydney, AustraliaThe following announcements were made by SAP during SAPPHIRE Copenhagen 05, an SAP user conference, which was attended by more than 6,000 delegates, including SAP customers, partners and employees. The conference began on April 26 and ends on April 28, 2005. Please contact the SAP PR team for Australia and New Zealand, if you require further information on the following news announcements.

SAP and Microsoft Announce First Joint Product Designed to Revolutionise How Information Workers Access Enterprise Applications
• New product, code-named “Mendocino,” will link SAP processes and data within familiar, easy-to-use Microsoft Office software — as the first joint product between the two companies who have been working together for 15 years.
• “Mendocino” will link SAP process functionality directly to Microsoft Office applications, revolutionising the way information workers access, analyse and use enterprise data to make better business decisions.
• “Mendocino” will help people avoid wasted time and effort searching for critical corporate information, diminish costly duplication of efforts and limit the need for specific training on disparate systems.
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TomorrowNow Announces International Expansion and Global Support Capability, and Signing of First European-Based J.D. Edwards Client, Yazaki Europe, Ltd.
• TomorrowNow, a wholly owned subsidiary of SAP Americas, provides customers with cost-effective alternatives to full-price support services for PeopleSoft and J.D. Edwards and extends SAP’s Safe Passage services in Europe and the Far East.
• TomorrowNow, Inc., the leading third-party provider of support services for PeopleSoft and J.D. Edwards solutions plans to open offices in Amsterdam, Netherlands; Reading, United Kingdom; and Singapore, to provide TomorrowNow support services to PeopleSoft and J.D. Edwards licensees worldwide.

SAP Makes Integration Easy, Affordable for Parent Companies and Subsidiaries
• SAP introduces SAP NetWeaver Subsidiary Connectivity Solution that allows real-time linkage between mySAP Business Suite and SAP Business One.
• Harnessing the power of SAP NetWeaver, the subsidiary solution is being introduced as a growing number of parent companies and headquarters locations select SAP Business One to unify their operations across the globe.
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SAP Helps Banks Comply with New Global Accounting Regulations
• SAP Accounting for Financial Instruments is a banking application developed with input from more than 20 major financial institutions and enables more efficient collecting, reporting and auditing of financial information by centralising financial data in a common database.
• The banking application streamlines compliance with international financial reporting standards (IFRS) and replaces time-consuming spreadsheet patchwork.
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SAP and Macromedia Advance Usability of Enterprise Software
• SAP and Macromedia are working to embed the Macromedia Flex application framework in SAP NetWeaver to enable companies to create rich interfaces for SAP solutions, including customer-facing Internet applications.
• SAP will release a version of SAP NetWeaver Visual Composer that uses Flex technology to all existing SAP NetWeaver customers.
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SAP and IBM Expand Partnership, Introduce Optimised DB2 Database
• Seamless integration of SAP solutions on DB2 delivers on strategic worldwide alliance and provides significant cost savings for customers and will support SAP solutions based on Enterprise Services Architecture.
• Optimised version of the industry-leading DB2 Universal Database helps customers ease configuration, enhance performance, and increase availability of their SAP solutions running on DB2.

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SAP Previews More than 500 Enterprise Services
• SAP unveils an Enterprise Services Architecture preview system with more than 500 live enterprise services.
• Developed and deployed on the latest version of mySAP ERP, the Enterprise Services Architecture preview system will be available for partners, developers and customers in a hosted form.
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SAP Launches Industry-Specific Analytic Applications
• SAP announces new analytic applications that deliver on SAP’s Enterprise Services Architecture commitment.

• SAP Analytics, powered by SAP NetWeaver, is delivering composite, model-drive applications which permit business users and analysts to easily deploy and extend encapsulated best business practices.
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