China Everbright Bank to Streamline Operations with SAP® Solutions

SAP for Banking and mySAP™ ERP to Deliver Quick ROI for China’s Leading Bank

SingaporeSAP China, a division of SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), today announced that China Everbright Bank, a leading Chinese bank with 350 branches and US$40 billion in assets, has signed an agreement to streamline their operations with mySAP™ ERP, SAP’s comprehensive enterprise resource planning solution, and industry-specific applications available in the SAP for Banking portfolio of solutions.

SAP for Banking solutions will help China Everbright Bank to consolidate financial data, allocate costs and set prices more efficiently, supporting the bank’s key enterprise management and accounting functions including cost control, treasury, profitability analysis and asset liability management. The bank also expects to improve its budget planning processes as well as its interest rate and liquidity risk management to achieve a quick return on investment (ROI).

After considering several options, China Everbright Bank selected SAP because of its international best practices and track record of success in the financial sector. The implementation, to be carried out by Legend Group Limited (Lenovo) and Accenture, is expected to be completed by the end of 2004.

“With SAP for Banking, China Everbright Bank should achieve standardized, seamless and more efficient business processes and better integration across its operations, including transactions execution, financial analytics and management decision support,” said Klaus Zimmer, president, SAP Greater China.