SAP, Partners and Customers Showcase Solutions and Strategies for Business Growth Through Co-Innovation at SAPPHIRE® ’06
Best-Run Enterprises Exchange Insight on Industry Best Practices and Business Success Leveraging SAP Technology and Applications
ORLANDO, Fla., and PARIS, France - April 12, 2006 - SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today outlined initial details of its upcoming SAPPHIRE® ’06 international customer conferences, being held in Orlando, Florida, May 16-18, and in Paris, France, May 30-June 1. The conferences offer an arena for SAP customers around the world to explore the many ways in which SAP technology, applications and industry solutions are powering best-run businesses. Customers also can gain an insider’s view of developments in SAP’s product road map and explore the opportunities arising from SAP’s strategy of co-innovation with a growing ecosystem of partners. To maximize the value of customer insight and peer exchange, SAP and the Americas’ SAP Users’ Group (ASUG) are co-locating their premier events in Orlando, where the 2006 ASUG Annual Conference takes place from May 14 to 17.
Together, the SAPPHIRE conferences will feature more than 200 presentations and case studies from best-run enterprises and public sector organizations meeting real-world challenges with SAP solutions. SAPPHIRE ’06 Orlando features presentations from SAP customers including AT&T, Burton Snowboards, Harley-Davidson, J. Crew Group, Orange County Public Schools, Royal Bank of Canada, Sobeys, State of Florida, United States Postal Service, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Whirlpool Corporation and Wickes Furniture Company. Customer presentations at SAPPHIRE ’06 Paris include Adidas, Barclays Bank, BNP Paribas, COOP Atlantique, Danone, DHL, Diageo, Dutch Ministry of Defense, Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal, InBev, Massmart, Novartis, Royal Bank of Ireland, Servicio Extremeño de Salud, Standard Bank and Scott USA.
The show floors will offer interactive demos of the newest products, such as SAP® CRM on-demand solutions; SAP® xApps™ composite applications; developments in Project Mendocino; and key features of SAP solution sets targeting the specific demands of companies in diverse industries such as retail, high-tech manufacturing, financial services and the public sector. Customers can gain insight into how SAP’s best-in-class SAP NetWeaver® platform is powering business process innovation and being used by a growing ecosystem of SAP partners to build complementary software solutions.
SAP executive board members will deliver keynote addresses on SAP’s vision and business strategy, technology as an enabler of innovation and growth, and how SAP is creating business value for customers.
Further SAPPHIRE ’06 program information is available at www.sap.com/sapphire. Customers can register online for SAPPHIRE ’06 Orlando at www.sap.com/usa/sapphire/register or for SAPPHIRE ’06 Paris at www.sap.com/emea/sapphire/register
Customer Convergence in Orlando
Coinciding with SAPPHIRE ’06 Orlando, the 2006 ASUG Annual Conference takes place from May 14 to17. By holding these two unique events in a single location in parallel, SAP and ASUG aim to maximize the value of customer-driven education, expert insights and peer exchange for SAP customers from both the business and IT worlds. The events are expected to bring together approximately 15,000 customers, partners and SAP employees in one location for a week-long sharing of best practices and exploring opportunities on how to improve business results through the use of SAP products and services. Nearly 200 hardware, software, consulting, implementation, service and support providers will be exhibiting at the Orlando events on the “Ultimate Access Showcase” common show floor, running Monday, May 15 through Thursday, May 18.
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