Vodafone Extends the Scope of Its Framework Agreement with SAP as a Global Strategic Supplier
New York - January 15, 2007 - SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announces it has extended the scope of its 2005 Global Framework Agreement with Vodafone, the world’s leading international mobile telecommunications company to provide business applications and services, based on the SAP NetWeaver® platform and mySAP™ ERP (enterprise resource planning) to Vodafone operating companies worldwide.
SAP, the world’s leading provider of business applications software, offers solutions that help organizations continually innovate and evolve their business operations, streamline processes and increase efficiency.
SAP solutions will help Vodafone and its operating companies to achieve its strategic goals to reduce costs and improve business performance.
Detlef Schultz, Global Supply Chain Director of Vodafone, commented: “It is important to put in place global agreements so that our operating companies can quickly and easily adopt technology solutions that meet their operational needs. SAP’s global reach and its proven technologies, will help us to deliver on our ambition to improve efficiency and reduce costs right across the Group.”
Léo Apotheker, Member of the Executive Board and President, Customer Solutions & Operations, stated: “We look forward to partnering with Vodafone to help the company streamline processes, and to adapt, innovate and grow its business.”
Vodafone is the world’s leading international mobile telecommunications group with equity interests in 25 countries and Partner Networks in a further 35, with a proportionate customer base of over 191 million. For more information, please visit www.vodafone.com.
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