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EDS, an HP Company, Expands Manufacturing Consulting Capabilities with Integrated Manufacturing Operations Software Solution

PLANO, Texas, Nov. 20, 2008

EDS, an HP company, today announced the launch of an integrated manufacturing software solution that will enable manufacturers to compete more effectively and improve profitability.

This solution, based on Apriso’s FlexNet® platform, is designed to support the integration and collaboration of a manufacturer’s plant floor, warehouse and quality operations with its enterprise resource planning and product life cycle management systems.

Today more than ever, manufacturers are challenged with finding ways to remain competitive and more efficient to deal with market volatility, globalization, increased client demands and shrinking margins. At the same time, they need to be vigilant about cost management, bringing new items to market quickly and improving the customer experience across multiple channels. EDS brings strong manufacturing expertise along with proven experience in deploying enterprise applications to serve the operational requirements of global manufacturers and their supply chains.

“Manufacturers are under increasing pressure to streamline costs, improve product quality and exceed customer service expectations and responsiveness,” said Darl Davidson, vice president and manufacturing industry leader at EDS, an HP company. “Leveraging Apriso’s manufacturing operations management platform with EDS’ large global services presence will enable us to enhance our manufacturing clients’ agility while lowering their operating costs.”

Together, EDS and Apriso are actively engaged with global manufacturers within the automotive, industrial, aerospace and defense, high-tech/medical device, and consumer goods industries to provide a globally integrated manufacturing enterprise that will design and implement next-generation operations execution platforms.

Behind the success of 75 percent of the top 100 manufacturing companies around the world is a global team of experienced personnel that EDS has dedicated to the manufacturing industry. EDS’ industry insight and technical innovation in a broad range of manufacturing sectors provides manufacturing domain expertise and global organizational support.

About EDS

EDS, an HP company, is a leading global technology services provider, delivering business solutions to its customers. EDS founded the information technology outsourcing industry more than 46 years ago. Today, EDS delivers a broad portfolio of information technology, applications and business process outsourcing services to customers in the manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, communications, energy, transportation, and consumer and retail industries, and to governments around the world.

About HP

HP, the world’s largest technology company, provides printing and personal computing products and IT services, software and solutions that simplify the technology experience for consumers and businesses. HP completed its acquisition of EDS on Aug. 26, 2008. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at

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EDS and the EDS logo are registered trademarks of Hewlett-Packard Development Company, LP.
HP is an equal opportunity employer and values the diversity of its people. © 2008 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, LP.

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