Press Release: January 06, 2010

HP Named a Leader in Magic Quadrant for SAP Outsourcing in North America

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- HP Enterprise Services today announced industry analyst firm Gartner, Inc. placed HP in the Leaders Quadrant of its Magic Quadrant for SAP Outsourcing in North America.(1)

The Gartner Magic Quadrant positions vendors based on their “ability to execute” and their “completeness of vision.” According to the report, “leaders provide offerings that meet demand and demonstrate the vision necessary to sustain their position as requirements evolve in the outsourcing market for SAP® solutions. The hallmark of leaders is that they focus on and invest in their offerings to the point that they lead the market and can affect its overall direction. As a result, leaders can become the vendors to watch when trying to understand how new offerings might evolve. Leaders typically possess a satisfied customer base and enjoy high visibility within the market.”

“The investment made in SAP solutions is critical to an organization’s ongoing growth, productivity, quality levels and customer service,” said Bob Hershey, vice president and practice leader of the Global SAP Practice, HP Enterprise Services. “HP leverages its deep strength in services, hardware and software to help clients get the most value from SAP applications and ensure applications are functioning at optimal levels while lowering total cost of ownership.”

Supporting approximately 1.7 million users of SAP solutions, HP Enterprise Services is one of the world’s largest service providers supporting SAP solutions, a SAP global hosting partner with hosting services certified by SAP and an SAP services partner. EDS, now branded as HP Enterprise Services, was the first company to be certified by SAP AG to provide solution implementation and solution operations for clients using the Run SAP methodology.

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  Gartner, “Magic Quadrant for SAP Outsourcing, North America,” by B. Pring, Nov. 10, 2009.

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