BEA Systems and HP "Tag-Team" on RFID-Enabled Solutions
Expanded Collaboration To Drive Deeper Customer Visibility Into Supply Chains
SAN JOSE, Calif.—April 18, 2006—BEA Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAS), a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software, and HP (NYSE: HPQ) (NASDAQ: HPQ) today announced new radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions for enterprise customers.
Leveraging HP Services’ expansive global reach and RFID implementation expertise, and BEA’s industry-leading BEA WebLogic® RFID products, the two companies have agreed to provide complete, standards-based RFID solutions designed to help manufacturers, retailers, distributors, transportation and other industry customers streamline supply chain operations and realize a wide range of business benefits.
BEA and HP are building a comprehensive portfolio of RFID solutions targeting four key areas:
* Retail Operations and Asset Management – to help enhance retail operations and supply chain management with RFID;
* RFID Compliance and Tagging Solution for Suppliers – to provide a low-risk, cost-effective way to meet RFID mandates and establish the foundation for an adaptive, digital supply chain;
* Reusable Asset Tracking – to help track and trace high-value reusable assets, including roll cages, racks, totes and containers;
* Safe and Secure Supply Chain – to help track and secure the flow of goods across the entire supply chain and ensure compliance to RFID regulatory guidelines.
“Customers are looking for RFID solutions that can help them leverage enterprise assets from the network edge back to the data center with superior reliability, availability, scalability and performance,” said Wai Wong, executive vice president of products, BEA Systems, Inc. “The powerful combination of BEA WebLogic RFID products and HP’s manufacturing, consulting, integration and support capabilities can help businesses be more successful, and meet service-level agreements, ensure compliance and drive a transformation towards a demand driven supply chain. We are very excited to be working so closely with HP on this effort.”
For joint customers, the RFID solutions can help streamline new product introductions through product availability at crucial retail points; reduce spoilage and obsolescence by monitoring expiration dates, temperatures and humidity; improve operational effectiveness by improved tracking of reusable assets; improve public safety by targeted product recalls and reduced product counterfeiting; and enhance retail consumer satisfaction and loyalty through improved availability of goods on retail shelves.
HP offers comprehensive services designed for planning, designing, managing and supporting the RFID-enabled solutions. BEA provides industry-leading BEA WebLogic RFID products and a service-oriented approach to RFID. Together, the two companies’ offerings can enable customers to integrate high volumes of RFID data into existing enterprise processes and applications while building new composite applications.
“HP and BEA are able to offer customers improved operating efficiencies, competitive advantages and the ability to meet compliance mandates with these new RFID solutions,” said Frank Lanza, worldwide director, RFID Services, HP. “We’ve customized these solutions to optimize asset inventory, increase revenue by reducing out-of-stocks, and improve margin through reduced product diversions.”
Pricing and Availability
The joint BEA and HP RFID-enabled solutions are available today. Contact your local BEA or HP sales representative for pricing information.
BEA WebLogic RFID Product Family
The BEA WebLogic RFID product family is a complete, standards-based, software infrastructure platform. The product family is designed to help companies develop, deploy and manage RFID-enabled business processes, targeting the logistics, retail, manufacturing, consumer packaged goods, transportation, pharmaceutical and other industries. The BEA WebLogic RFID product family is comprised of the BEA WebLogic RFID Edge Server™, BEA WebLogic Enterprise Server™ and BEA WebLogic Compliance Express™.
For additional information about the BEA RFID product family, please visit: http://bea.com/rfid.
BEA Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAS) is a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software, providing standards-based platforms to accelerate the secure flow of information and services. BEA product lines — WebLogic®, Tuxedo®, JRockit®, and the new AquaLogic™ family of Service Infrastructure — help customers reduce IT complexity and successfully deploy Service-Oriented Architectures to improve business agility and efficiency. For more information please visit www.bea.com.
HP is a technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions globally. The company’s offerings span IT infrastructure, global services, business and home computing, and imaging and printing. For the four fiscal quarters ended Jan. 31, 2006, HP revenue totaled $87.9 billion. More information about HP (NYSE, Nasdaq: HPQ) is available at www.hp.com.
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Some of the statements in this press release are forward-looking, including the statements regarding the plans, goals, completion, implementation, benefits, and details of the relationship between BEA and HP (“Partner”); the companies’ ability to provide RFID solutions, and to enhance customer satisfaction and loyalty through improved availability of goods on retail shelves; streamline new product introductions through product availability at crucial retail points; reduce spoilage and obsolescence by monitoring expiration dates, temperatures and humidity; improve operational effectiveness by improved tracking of reusable assets; and improve public safety by targeted product recalls and reduced product counterfeiting. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could cause results to differ materially include risks associated with: any unforeseen technical difficulties related to the development and optimization BEA’s or Partner’s products; the timing of additional investments of resources by BEA and Partner related to any joint initiatives; and any software errors related to BEA’s or Partner’s products or the integration thereof. Readers should also refer to the risk disclosures set forth in BEA’s 10-Q for the quarter ended January 31, 2006 as filed with the SEC and subsequent reports filed thereafter by BEA from time-to-time with the SEC. The forward-looking statements contained in this release are made as of the date hereof, and BEA does not assume any obligation to update such statements nor the reasons why actual results could differ materially from those projected in such statements.
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