Applied Materials Selects SAP to Enhance Business Agility
SANTA CLARA, Ca. - November 07, 2005 - SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced that Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT), the leading supplier of equipment and services to the global semiconductor industry, is expanding its SAP® applications footprint to include mySAP™ Business Suite as its primary business enterprise software platform. The SAP suite was selected to facilitate Applied Materials’ operations and standardization of business processes across divisions and business units.
“Our positive experience with SAP in the past led us to the decision to use the mySAP Business Suite as our primary business enterprise software platform,” said Nancy Handel, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Applied Materials. “We chose SAP’s software to help enhance the efficiency of our organization and our ability to meet the accelerating needs of customers.”
“We are proud to continue a long-standing association with Applied Materials and to assist the company in its standardization effort,” said Bill McDermott, president and CEO, SAP America. “This expanded relationship demonstrates our commitment to devoting the full power of SAP’s global resources to optimize Applied’s global business processes to promote the company’s long term, sustainable success.”
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