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SAP Portals andHPto Jointly Deliver Enterprise Portal Solutions
Customers to Benefit From Rapid Deployment, Reduced Risk and Increased Scalability
PALO ALTO, Calif. - Feb. 28, 2002
SAP Portals, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), and Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) (NYSE: HWP) today announced a global agreement to provide fully integrated and open portal solutions to enterprise customers. The alliance will combine SAP Portals™ enterprise portal and business intelligence solutions withHPtechnology and consulting services to deliver enterprise portal solutions to companies that want to leverage vital information within and beyond their organizational boundaries for strategic advantage, enhanced business efficiency and increased profitability.
SAP Portals andHPwill jointly dedicate engineering resources to port SAP Portals Enterprise Portal™ to run onHP-UX 11i. The SAP Portals Enterprise Portal is a complete solution that delivers business value by integrating collaboration, knowledge management and relevant content and by unifying disparate applications, information and services. SAP Portals Enterprise Portal forHP-UX is expected to be available during the third quarter of 2002.
Building on the success ofHP's relationship with SAP AG, with more than 10,000 SAP® software installations worldwide,HPServices has been named a global consulting and implementation partner for the delivery of all SAP enterprise portal solutions.HPwill develop expert resources worldwide to deliver SAP Portals' enterprise portal and business intelligence onHP-UX andHPNetServer infrastructure - helping customers achieve maximum business value. In addition,HPServices will provide vital support services for SAP Portals solutions.
As part of the agreement, the two companies will further their combined reach in the marketplace and support the creation of innovative technology by establishing customer demo and solution centers. The initial demo center will be located atHP's SAP Portals Competency Center in Walldorf, Germany. The first customer solution center will be located in Grenoble, France. In addition, sales teams and consultants will be cross-trained by both companies, enabling a strong go-to-market initiative.
When AIP, the Portuguese Industrial Association, determined that it needed to provide its association members with an easy-to-use and dynamic catalog Web site that would enable clients to search for information, research and products, the requirements were robust. "The combination ofHP's Netservers with SAP Portals solution assured us with its high level of security and an always-on infrastructure that our business requires," said Eng Carvalho Pereira, AIP director and member of the board. "HPalso presented us with a very manageable financing offer that made the decision an easy one."
"Building on our alliance strategy, we look to industry leaderHPto complement our ability to deliver flexible, scalable, easy-to-administer unified enterprise portal solutions that create measurable value for customers," said Shai Agassi, president and chief executive officer of SAP Portals. "By combining SAP Portals solutions withHP's experience and robust infrastructure, customers will enjoy a highly scalable solution that can be quickly deployed."
"Our alliance with SAP Portals is a natural extension ofHP's long-standing relationship with SAP," said Rick Bartlett, general manager of the Relationship Management Solution Organization atHP. "Not only does the alliance give our current customers the ability to implement SAP Portals solutions critical to their businesses, it also enablesHPand SAP Portals to jointly provide portals solutions to brand-new customers."
Hewlett-Packard Co. - a leading global provider of computing and imaging solutions and services - is focused on making technology and its benefits accessible to all.HPhad total revenue of $45.2 billion in its 2001 fiscal year. Information aboutHPand its products can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.hp.com.
About SAP Portals
SAP Portals is a wholly owned subsidiary of SAP AG with headquarters in Silicon Valley, Calif. The company employs more than 900 professionals worldwide, with approximately 6 million users and more than 5,000 customers.
SAP Portals empowers collaboration and intelligent action by unifying applications, information and services to achieve higher levels of efficiency, enhance the quality of relationships and maximize value across the business. The SAP Portals portfolio includes enterprise portals, business intelligence, premium content offerings and professional services. SAP Portals provides value-driven solutions that significantly impact companies' total cost of ownership, achieving a return on investment beyond other software providers.
More information about SAP Portals is available on the Web at http://www.sapportals.com or by calling (800) 360-3328.
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