SAP and Fujitsu Siemens Computers Collaborate to Deliver Rapid Business Results to the Midmarket
Offering Provides Midsize Customers Integrated Business Applications on Stable Hardware at Clearly-Defined Price Points
Walldorf/Munich, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) and Fujitsu Siemens Computers today announced that Fujitsu Siemens Computers is joining the SAP® Business All-in-One fast-start program, putting midsize companies on the fast track to the adoption of specialized business software. Customers will receive SAP® Business All-in-One solutions preinstalled on the Fujitsu Siemens Computers hardware. This combination provides midsized companies a cost-effective solution, helping them to centralize and consolidate their information technology (IT) thereby being enabled to gain operational efficiency. Global in scope, the agreement will be implemented on a country-by-country basis via qualified Fujitsu Siemens Computers partners and SAP value-added resellers throughout 2009.
The offering will include enhanced set of functionality for midsize companies in the manufacturing, wholesale and services industries. Pre-tested and pre-configured, the offering can be quickly installed and ready-to-use. For SAP and Fujitsu Siemens Computers joint customers, this means faster time to value and the ability to decrease the total cost of ownership (TCO). Customers will receive the PRIMERGY servers from Fujitsu Siemens Computers, which will be pre-installed with SAP Business All-in-One solutions and the SAP® MaxDBTM database running on the SUSE Enterprise Linux operating system from Novell. The software runs on PRIMERGY RX300 S4 racks as test and production servers. Optionally available are PRIMERGY RX100 S5 models as infrastructure servers and back-up with the FibreCAT TX08 tape device.
Joining the SAP Business-All-in-One fast-start program is the latest collaboration in a 30-year history between SAP and Fujitsu Siemens Computers.
“Although the benefits from an integrated system are clear to any midsize company, many companies have been reluctant to move from proprietary solutions managing single functions because of the perceived complexity and timescale of migration,” said Rolf Strotmann, vice president, Software and Solution Business, Fujitsu Siemens Computers. “Our joint modular approach is focused on problem-solving by removing the obstacles and allowing businesses to quickly and easily integrate and reap the rewards from an integrated system focused on the functionality they need.”
Novell’s vice president and general manager of Global Strategic Alliances, Susan Heystee comments, “With SUSE Linux Enterprise, midsize customers are able to optimize both their SAP functionality and their infrastructure with a fully integrated and validated technology stack that reduces complexity, increases manageability and lowers the total cost of ownership. It is the open platform of choice.”
“Adding Fujitsu Siemens Computers to our fast-start program will provide yet another opportunity for midsized customers to build an IT environment best suited for their business needs,” said Robert Vetter, head of Global Business Development, SAP. “Our shared customers will have access to a fully-tested, pre-configured business offering that has been designed for rapid and seamless deployment, enabling them take advantage of advanced business tools at an effective cost.”
About Fujitsu Siemens Computers:
Fujitsu Siemens Computers is the leading European IT Infrastructure Provider. By delivering Infrastructure products, solutions and services as well as Managed Infrastructure or a combination of these offerings, our customers have the freedom to choose whatever IT infrastructure fits best to their specific needs.
Fujitsu Siemens Computers is present in all key markets in Europe, Africa and the Middle East serving large, small or medium-sized companies or private consumers, while its Infrastructure Services division is active in 170 countries. The company benefits from the global cooperation and innovation power of both its shareholders, Fujitsu Ltd. and Siemens AG.
Fujitsu Siemens Computers is one of the pioneers in offering a complete range of environmentally conscious products and in using environmentally friendly technologies and processes throughout the entire lifecycle of a product.
More information about Fujitsu Siemens Computers is at: http://www.fujitsu-siemens.com./
Additional information about social responsibility is at: http://www.fujitsu-siemens.de/aboutus/sor/index.html.
About SAP® Solutions for Small Businesses and Midsize Companies
With more than 35,600 small and midsize customers worldwide, SAP is a leading provider of business applications and an established and highly successful player in the small and midsize enterprise (SME) market. SAP offers a broad and innovative solution portfolio for small businesses and midsize companies to meet the heterogeneous demands of SME customers. SAP solutions for small businesses and midsize companies include SAP® Business One, a single integrated application for successfully managing small businesses; SAP® Business ByDesign™, the software industry’s most complete, integrated and adaptable on-demand solution for midsize companies; and SAP® Business All-in-One, a customizable and extensible solution for midsize companies with deep industry best practices built in. Sold, implemented and maintained through SAP and an expanding network of qualified partners, all of the solutions are competitively priced, easy and quick to implement and scalable to customers’ growing business needs. The SAP solutions specifically designed for SMEs help enable small businesses and midsize companies to lower operating costs, improve operational excellence, gain better business insight and control, and grow their businesses flexibly. Additional information is available at www.sap.com/solutions/sme .
SAP is the world’s leading provider of business software(*), offering applications and services that enable companies of all sizes and in more than 25 industries to become best-run businesses. With approximately 76,000 customers (includes customers from the acquisition of Business Objects) in over 120 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt stock exchange and NYSE, under the symbol “SAP.” (For more information, visit www.sap.com)
(*) SAP defines business software as comprising enterprise resource planning and related applications.
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