SAP: Standard Software Provider of Choice for Wholesale Distributors

Increasing Adoption of the SAP® for Wholesale Distribution Solution Portfolio Fuels Growth of Customer Base

WALLDORF, GermanySAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced strong global momentum for its SAP® for Wholesale Distribution solutions, with a rapidly growing customer base and the endorsements of leading industry companies from around the globe, including McKesson Corp., Powell Electronics Inc., Reyher, Saladino’s Inc., Tallard Technologies Inc., Univeg and Voigt AG. The SAP for Wholesale Distribution solution portfolio has attracted more than 3,700 wholesalers, making SAP the standard software provider of choice for wholesale distributors. The solutions help large, midsize and small distributors automate and optimize business processes, reduce supply chain costs, increase cash-flow and facilitate collaboration with suppliers, customers and partners.

SAP understands the complex challenges of wholesale distribution. Low profit margins, rising logistical costs and intensified competition are driving companies to seek better visibility and technical advantage with state-of-the-art IT solutions. To address these challenges and maximize return on investment, the enterprise software packages are tailored to the specialized needs of the different segments within the wholesale distribution industry. The solution sets are based on an in-depth knowledge of the processes that drive the healthcare, food and industrial segments, and feature applications such as purchase optimization, catch-weight, track & trace, chargeback and rebate management, and multi-channel sales order processing.