SAP creates senior role to drive take up of enterprise SOA and SAP NetWeaver in Australia and New Zealand

SAP to enable new platform integration, custom development and information management capabilities within existing customer installations

Sydney, AustraliaSYDNEY, Australia — 19 June 2007 — SAP Australia and New Zealand today announced the appointment of Patrick Elliot as general manager for its SAP Business Process Platform and NetWeaver sales organisation. Patrick joins SAP from COGNOS, where he most recently held the position of vice president field operations, Asia Pacific.

Patrick will lead SAP Business Process Platform and SAP NetWeaver sales operations across ANZ. Patrick’s team will work with SAP account management team to identify opportunities to deliver additional value to existing customers. He will report directly to Alan Hyde, CEO and managing director, SAP Australia and New Zealand.

Patrick joins SAP with over 15 years of experience in the industry with COGNOS, Hyperion and Computer Associates, working in sales, sales leadership and general management roles across Australia, the United States and Canada.

“I am truly excited to be joining the best performing team in the industry,” said Elliott. “SAP is at the top of the food chain and provides a comprehensive blueprint for enterprise SOA. This approach represents the third wave in enterprise computing and I am excited about the prospects of extending SAP’s lead in this market.”

“Within this role, I hope to enhance and build the SAP ecosystem, as we extend and improve our offering to customers to deliver complete solutions across all geographic and business requirements,” added Mr. Elliot

Patrick Elliot will look after a host of SAP solutions including; SAP application integration tools, Business Intelligence, Corporate Performance Management, Enterprise SOA, front-end solutions like Adobe and Duet (a joint product with Microsoft), Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions including emissions management, and SAP’s xApps (for custom development).

“I chose to join SAP because of its focus on customer business processes and performance. The relationship that SAP has with its customers was also a very attractive drawcard – this company is well known for helping its customers throughout their business lifecycle. It is a large yet agile company. I am still astonished by the team work and the fast results that SAP achieves.”

Patrick has two sons; he enjoys travelling and playing golf and recently flew a helicopter for the first time.