The ‘City of Light’ Illuminates with SAP

30/05/06 par La Rédaction 0

City of Paris Selects mySAP™ ERP to Gain Real-Time Transparency in Financial Management

PARISOn the occasion of the opening of its largest annual customer conference, SAPPHIRE® ’06—being held in Paris, France, May 30 – June 1—SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced that the host city’s government has selected SAP’s flagship ERP application to modernize the city’s IT environment and to serve as the city’s central backbone to integrate core financial processes. The city of Paris will replace its existing financial software with mySAP™ ERP to help structure its central operations. The ‘City of Light’ joins an ever-growing cadre of federal, state and local governments around the world choosing applications from the SAP for Public Sector solution portfolio to manage their operations.

On the occasion of the opening of its largest annual customer conference, SAPPHIRE® ’06—being held in Paris, France, May 30 – June 1—SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced that the host city’s government has selected SAP’s flagship ERP application to modernize the city’s IT environment and to serve as the city’s central backbone to integrate core financial processes. The city of Paris will replace its existing financial software with mySAP™ ERP to help structure its central operations. The ‘City of Light’ joins an ever-growing cadre of federal, state and local governments around the world choosing applications from the SAP for Public Sector solution portfolio to manage their operations.

The city will run SAP’s integrated solution set designed for public entities to gain increased transparency into financial operations to help public officials improve services and make more informed decisions about public services for the 2.1 million inhabitants of the French capital. The SAP system will also enable the city to build practices and processes influenced by the newly enforced constitutional bylaw (Loi Organique des Lois de Finances, or LOLF), passed by the French parliament to provide increased transparency on public spending.

The city will run SAP’s integrated solution set designed for public entities to gain increased transparency into financial operations to help public officials improve services and make more informed decisions about public services for the 2.1 million inhabitants of the French capital. The SAP system will also enable the city to build practices and processes influenced by the newly enforced constitutional bylaw (Loi Organique des Lois de Finances, or LOLF), passed by the French parliament to provide increased transparency on public spending.

As part of the selection process, Paris city officials evaluated several software vendors and consulted with comparable city governments, including Vienna, Madrid and Paris sister city Rome, all which have chosen SAP. In addition to extensive public sector experience, the city was also seeking a solution that would support its move to an open source environment. City officials were impressed by SAP’s accomplishments in this area, such as porting SAP solutions to run on Linux as early as 1999 and the company’s continuing support for open source databases. City officials also consider SAP NetWeaver® a great technical platform to power the city’s current and future application infrastructure, as the platform’s open and standards-based approach allows customers the broadest possible choice in their technology road maps.

As part of the selection process, Paris city officials evaluated several software vendors and consulted with comparable city governments, including Vienna, Madrid and Paris sister city Rome, all which have chosen SAP. In addition to extensive public sector experience, the city was also seeking a solution that would support its move to an open source environment. City officials were impressed by SAP’s accomplishments in this area, such as porting SAP solutions to run on Linux as early as 1999 and the company’s continuing support for open source databases. City officials also consider SAP NetWeaver® a great technical platform to power the city’s current and future application infrastructure, as the platform’s open and standards-based approach allows customers the broadest possible choice in their technology road maps.

“The financial system will be the backbone that allows us to manage all the processes of both the department and the city,” said Pierre Guinot-Delery, general secretary, Paris City Council.

“The financial system will be the backbone that allows us to manage all the processes of both the department and the city,” said Pierre Guinot-Delery, general secretary, Paris City Council.

Accenture, with the contribution of SAP Consulting, has been selected to manage the implementation, training and rollout of the financial system. mySAP ERP will be used by up to 2,000 users progressively from beginning of the first quarter of 2007 until completion of the rollout at the beginning of 2008.

Accenture, with the contribution of SAP Consulting, has been selected to manage the implementation, training and rollout of the financial system. mySAP ERP will be used by up to 2,000 users progressively from beginning of the first quarter of 2007 until completion of the rollout at the beginning of 2008.

“Governments around the globe face the challenge of modernizing and integrating their IT systems while providing transparency in public spending,” said Léo Apotheker, president and member of the executive board, SAP. “Increasingly, public sector organizations are relying on SAP. Our integrated solutions provide the City of Paris with a modern and flexible infrastructure to help the city monitor and analyze its financial systems—in real-time. As a resident of Paris, I’m particularly proud that SAP will play the lead role in this government modernization effort.”

“Governments around the globe face the challenge of modernizing and integrating their IT systems while providing transparency in public spending,” said Léo Apotheker, president and member of the executive board, SAP. “Increasingly, public sector organizations are relying on SAP. Our integrated solutions provide the City of Paris with a modern and flexible infrastructure to help the city monitor and analyze its financial systems—in real-time. As a resident of Paris, I’m particularly proud that SAP will play the lead role in this government modernization effort.”

The city of Paris joins a growing number of French public sector organizations that are choosing SAP® solutions to streamline their financial operations to improve operational efficiency and responsiveness, including most recently the French Government with the CHORUS project, the French National Forestry Office (ONF), and the National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS).

The city of Paris joins a growing number of French public sector organizations that are choosing SAP® solutions to streamline their financial operations to improve operational efficiency and responsiveness, including most recently the French Government with the CHORUS project, the French National Forestry Office (ONF), and the National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS).

About SAP for Public Sector
SAP for Public Sector provides comprehensive solutions to help governments and public organizations improve economic viability and increase process efficiency and transparency while better serving the needs of the public. With more than 1,070 customers in 70 countries, SAP is the leading provider of enterprise business solutions to the public sector. (Additional information at <http://www.sap.com/solutions/industry/publicsector/>)

About SAP for Public Sector
SAP for Public Sector provides comprehensive solutions to help governments and public organizations improve economic viability and increase process efficiency and transparency while better serving the needs of the public. With more than 1,070 customers in 70 countries, SAP is the leading provider of enterprise business solutions to the public sector. (Additional information at <http://www.sap.com/solutions/industry/publicsector/>)

About SAP
SAP is the world’s leading provider of business software*. Today, more than 33,200 customers in more than 120 countries run SAP® applications—from distinct solutions addressing the needs of small and midsize enterprises to suite offerings for global organizations. Powered by the SAP NetWeaver® platform to drive innovation and enable business change, SAP software helps enterprises of all sizes around the world improve customer relationships, enhance partner collaboration and create efficiencies across their supply chains and business operations. SAP solution portfolios support the unique business processes of more than 25 industries, including high tech, retail, financial services, healthcare and the public sector. With subsidiaries in more than 50 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt stock exchange and NYSE under the symbol “SAP.” (Additional information at <http://www.sap.com>)

(*) SAP defines business software as comprising enterprise resource planning and related applications such as supply chain management, customer relationship management, product life-cycle management and supplier relationship management.

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During SAPPHIRE (from May 30 to June 1), to speak with press contacts on site,
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About SAP
SAP is the world’s leading provider of business software*. Today, more than 33,200 customers in more than 120 countries run SAP® applications—from distinct solutions addressing the needs of small and midsize enterprises to suite offerings for global organizations. Powered by the SAP NetWeaver® platform to drive innovation and enable business change, SAP software helps enterprises of all sizes around the world improve customer relationships, enhance partner collaboration and create efficiencies across their supply chains and business operations. SAP solution portfolios support the unique business processes of more than 25 industries, including high tech, retail, financial services, healthcare and the public sector. With subsidiaries in more than 50 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt stock exchange and NYSE under the symbol “SAP.” (Additional information at <http://www.sap.com>)

(*) SAP defines business software as comprising enterprise resource planning and related applications such as supply chain management, customer relationship management, product life-cycle management and supplier relationship management.

Any statements contained in this document that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “project,” “predict,” “should” and “will” and similar expressions as they relate to SAP are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. SAP undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations The factors that could affect SAP’s future financial results are discussed more fully in SAP’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including SAP’s most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their dates.

Copyright © 2006 SAP AG. All rights reserved.
SAP, R/3, mySAP, mySAP.com, xApps, xApp, SAP NetWeaver and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries all over the world. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies. Data contained in this document serve informational purposes only. National product specifications may vary.

For customers interested in learning more about SAP products:
Global Customer Center: +49 180 534-34-24
United States Only: 1 (800) 872-1SAP (1-800-872-1727)

For more information, press only:
Bonnie Rothenstein, +1 (610) 661-8867, bonnie.rothenstein@sap.com, EDT
Francoise Nove-Josserand, + 33 1 55 30 21 05, francoise.nove-josserand@sap.com, CET
SAP Press Office, +49 (6227) 7-46315, CET; +1 (610) 661-3200, EDT; press@sap.com
Sven Kahn, Burson-Marsteller, +49 69 238 09-24, sven_kahn@de.bm.com, CET

During SAPPHIRE (from May 30 to June 1), to speak with press contacts on site,
please dial the SAP press room at +49 6227 7-74067.

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