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HP and SAP expand their long-term working relationship on Output Management with new capabilities for SAP NetWeaver. HP and SAP together provide reliable output and print management for business critical documents. In fact, over 10 years ago HP and SAP jointly developed the Extended Output Management Interface (BC-XOM) for SAP applications. Our long history of success in working together to address information delivery challenges is now moving to a new phase.

"When we learned of the joint relationship between HP and SAP, it confirmed our earlier decision to select HP Output Server as our output management solution. As a current customer of both HP Output Server and SAP, we are planning to deploy the SAP NetWeaver platform to leverage their flexible business processes, and we are thrilled with the possibilities of a tighter alliance between these two partners."
Jim Stachowiak, Senior Technical Consultant, Moen Incorporated.

  • HP and SAP --The power of the Partnership enables positive change. HP and SAP has shared a long-standing vision of enabling businesses to adapt to change in real time. This vision becomes reality with a complete and integrated portfolio of solutions for print and output management jointly developed by the two companies using SOA-enabled technologies.

  • SAP Selects HP Output Management Technology. SAP selected HP's print and output management technology as its preferred strategic platform for its Enterprise Service Oriented Architecture platform. Both companies have jointly developed Central Print Management capabilities for SAP NetWeaver™ to improve print management complexities, and to lower total cost of ownership across the SAP printing landscape.

  • HP Output Management for SAP Portfolio. HP Output Server is essential to any Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementation because it provides highly reliable information delivery. HP Output Server replaces the multitude of device, queue and application paths found in traditional distributed output systems with a unified and centralized infrastructure for delivery.

HP and SAP - The power of the partnership enables positive change


HP and SAP share a vision of enabling businesses to adapt to change in real time. This vision becomes reality with a complete and integrated portfolio of solutions for output management jointly developed by the two companies. The wealth of knowledge and experience of both HP and SAP addresses the specific business needs of our customers. We offer solution strategies that are highly integrated and complementary based on the collaboration on over 50,000 successful installations.

HP, the largest global SAP partner, provides proven SAP output management solutions that help companies optimize the use of their SAP systems. Together, SAP and HP offer end-to-end solutions for enabling enterprises of any size to adapt to changing business needs while maintaining a consistent IT infrastructure to support reliable delivery of business critical information.

HP and SAP customers benefit from:
  • Insight: Better business insight based on real-time business intelligence.
  • Flexibility: Adapting to change. Rapid and easy deployment of complete solutions.
  • Value: Efficiently drive innovation and react to changes through measurable business results.

SAP selects HP Output Management Technology


Based on the success SAP customers have achieved with HP's existing output management solutions, SAP selected HP's print and output management technology as its preferred strategic platform for its Enterprise Service Oriented Architecture platform. Both companies will jointly develop output management solutions to help customers more rapidly and reliably manage information throughout their organizations.

Today's businesses typically struggle to administer hundreds of local and remote print devices without adequate print management tools. A lack of end-to-end visibility for print jobs results in business disruptions or downtime, including backlogs caused by printer jams and paper outage. Thousands of help desk calls are generated annually because of lost printed documents - a situation that results, for example, in invoices not delivered, shipping manifests not printed, purchase orders delayed, and the bottom line impacted.

SAP and HP teamed up to offer a solution to the print management complexities that face enterprises. This co-developed solution is an integral part of the SAP NetWeaver platform and is called Central Print Management. Central Print Management enables you to do the following:
  • Define, configure, and manage all printers in your SAP software landscape from one central location.
  • Distribute centrally created printer definitions to the systems in your landscape
  • Print on those centrally defined printers from the local systems.
  • Check the status of print jobs locally and centrally.

SAP will use HP output management technology to offer central print management capabilities to SAP NetWeaver® customers. These capabilities will enhance the visibility of print status across SAP® application landscapes.

HP Output Manager for SAP Portfolio


Centralized, reliable, and flexible SAP output management
HP Output Server is essential to any Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementation because it provides highly reliable information delivery. HP Output Server replaces the multitude of device, queue and application paths found in traditional distributed output systems with a unified and centralized infrastructure for delivery.

HP Output Manager for SAP builds on the functionality of HP Output Server by insulating SAP users from the complexity and change in the output environment. It provides reliable, seamless delivery of SAP documents to multiple destinations across your enterprise, as well as extensive management and delivery features.

You can easily put the application to work in your environment because HP Output Manager for SAP is certified to the SAPconnect messaging server (BC-CON) and External Output Management Systems (BC-XOM) interfaces.

HP Output Manager for SAP key applications & features

Centralized output management

Allows you to centrally manage SAP R/3 output-without customizing your SAP R/3 environment
Enables users to continue to use the standard SAP R/3 mechanism for initiating deliveries
Enhances the native SAP output capabilities

End-to-end tracking of spool requests

Ensures the delivery of business-critical documents to destinations across the enterprise
Provides important, real-time feedback on the status of deliveries
Retries and retains jobs for quick resolution of output-related problems
Safeguards your print queues
Reduces the number of help-desk calls

Flexible output integration

Captures documents and information easily from the mySAP Business Suite
Automatically transforms documents to the proper output format
Delivers documents to any destination of your choice, whether it's print, fax, e-mail, Web, FTP, or page
Performs rule-based bursting and bundling of SAP R/3 documents and reports
Supports multiple server and network platforms and works with multiple applications at the same time

A decade focused on Output Management

HP has been a partner with SAP on output management solutions for 10 years. The HP output management technical team defined the first standard interface from SAP for delivery of business critical SAP documents. That BC-XOM interface is still in use today. Many large global enterprises use it to print critical business documents such as invoices, purchase orders, labels, packing lists and more... hundreds of thousands of documents per month flow from SAP through HP's Output Management solutions to printers, faxes, email, mobile, file systems, and web destinations. Read more about HP's SAP Output Management solution. For information on the whole HP Output Management Portfolio.

» Read more about the HP partnership

For more information on SAP's Central Print Management Capability developed with HP technology, check these sites out:
» Press announcement
» Solution brochure
» Printing Solutions for SAP
» SAP Developer Network
» HP and SAP Alliance

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