SAPPHIRE Boston 2005: News Summary

Sydney, AustraliaTechnology Titans Align Around Enterprise Services Architecture from SAP to Provide “Enterprise Services-Ready” Solutions
• Technology companies including Cisco, Computer Associates, EMC Corp., Intel, Microsoft, Symantec and VERITAS are aligning around SAP’s Enterprise Services Architecture (ESA), the blueprint for a business-driven approach to services-oriented architecture (SOA).

• This collaboration will license ESA to provide “Enterprise Services-Ready” solutions that deliver on the promise of Web services by providing enhanced flexibility, greater speed, lower costs and diminished risk.

• Enterprise Services-Ready products will help organisations design, deploy, run and maintain innovative business processes at a lower cost and higher flexibility.

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EMC and SAP Team to Deliver “Enterprise Services-Ready” Offerings

• EMC and SAP are expanding their alliance to help companies deploy a successful information lifecycle management (ILM) strategy, as part of the Enterprise Services Architecture (ESA) blueprint.

• This portfolio will provide customers with best practices and services for every stage of the information life cycle—from analysis and design to ongoing information management, protecting and optimising SAP solutions.

• This will enable companies to better manage corporate-wide information and improve business flexibility and total cost of ownership.

New Master Data Management Capabilities from SAP Accelerate Enterprise Adoption of Services-Oriented Architectures

• SAP has developed new capabilities for its integration platform SAP NetWeaver™ in the area of master data management (MDM). SAP NetWeaver MDM allows business applications to work from a common master data foundation, leading to superior business decisions based on clean, synchronised and integrated master data across the globe.

• This will help companies achieve master data consistency and accuracy across a set of heterogeneous systems and databases within and across enterprise boundaries.

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SAP Teams with HP and Intel to Deliver Breakthrough Business Intelligence Flexibility and Performance

• SAP has completed a project with HP and Intel to produce the industry’s first low-cost, appliance-like offering designed to provide breakthroughs in both performance and flexibility for SAP NetWeaver™ Business Intelligence.

• Developed in collaboration with Intel as an integral capability of the SAP NetWeaver platform, the “Enterprise Services-Ready” technology is pre-loaded on highly flexible and scalable HP ProLiant servers running on 64-bit Intel® Xeon™ processors and HP StorageWorks storage area network (SAN) systems.

• This offering provides companies with instant access to valuable business information, such as inventory and profitability data to help improve productivity, make more accurate sales forecasts, enhance supplier relationships and increase the focus and effectiveness of marketing campaigns.

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JPMorgan Chase Selects SAP as an Integral Part of Financials Technology Platform

• JP Morgan has selected mySAP™ ERP as part of the bank’s long-term plan to improve its finance platform.

• This solution will be used to consolidate domestic ledgers onto a single platform, simplifying its operating model and reducing expenses -enabling better analysis of financial and business performance.

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SAP Spearheads “Public ROI” Initiative to Define Value of IT for Public Sector Organisations

• SAP introduces a new global initiative to address the challenge of calculating return on investment (ROI) for technology deployments in the public sector.

• SAP is working with global customers, government agencies, public policy think tanks and renowned academic institutions to develop a highly sought after “Public ROI” methodology.

• The methodology will define, measure and communicate the economic, social and political returns of government and public services programs.

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SAP Introduces World-Class Channel Program for Global Partner Network Serving Small and Midsizse Businesses

• SAP launches a next-generation channel program for its global partner network, this multilevel program will provide enhanced infrastructure and business-enabling support to allow success and profitability for resellers and ISVs.

• This program will make it easier for partners to do business with SAP and provides the foundation to drive volume sales and grow customer bases among small and midsize businesses.

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SAP’s Next Evolution of CRM Delivers Customer-Inspired Innovation

• SAP announces the next evolution of mySAP™ Customer Relationship Management (mySAP CRM), which is powered by SAP NetWeaver and embedded with analytics and enhanced dashboard-like analytical applications.

• The solution will deliver new levels of innovation across key business processes for the telecommunication, public sector and financial services industries; as well as key cross-industry business capabilities such as service management, marketing resource management and mobile sales for handhelds.

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