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HP Helps Enterprises Convert Customer Interactions Into Revenue Opportunities Using SAP Mobile Platform

HP Helps Enterprises Convert Customer Interactions Into Revenue Opportunities 
Using SAP Mobile Platform 
PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/10/13 --  HP (NYSE: HPQ) -- HP
Enterprise Services today announced a new global agreement with SAP
AG (NYSE: SAP) through which it will deliver managed mobility
services to help clients convert customer interactions into revenue
opportunities and improve employee productivity with mobile
applications.  
Enterprises recognize that mobility enables anytime, anywhere
business operations that are faster, more accurate and more
efficient. Many times, enterprises fail to realize these advantages
because they do not have an effective solution for managing mobility
costs, security and support.  
HP Managed Mobility Services for the SAP(R) Mobile Platform help
clients quickly visualize, plan, build, operate and secure mobile
applications. This can change the way they interact with customers,
employees and partners on any device. The services leverage the SAP
Mobile Platform, the industry-leading (1) SAP Afaria(R) mobile device
management solution and an extensive portfolio of mobile
applications. This provides a proven, end-to-end mobile application
platform that delivers innovative business and consumer applications
built with existing developer skills, tools and community resources.  
HP Managed Mobility Services for the SAP Mobile Platform are designed
to help enterprises: 


 
--  Grow revenue by developing mobile applications that enhance engagement
    with customers and increase the conversion rate to sales through a
    superior customer experience.
--  Reduce the cost of business operations by developing employee- and
    partner-productivity apps and optimizing the cost of the mobility
    environment.
--  Accelerate the time to value and return on investment of mobile
    initiatives with rapid provisioning and deployment of SAP solutions
    and mobile applications.

  
Creating mobile applications that generate new business opportunities  
As part of HP Managed Mobility Services for the SAP Mobile Platform,
HP delivers consulting services to visualize new systems of
engagement through mobile channels, assess the SAP solution-based
environment and mobile application architecture as well as create a
mobile application strategy and roadmap. Additionally, HP works with
clients to develop, integrate, test and implement pre- and
custom-built mobile applications in industries such as automotive,
industrial, engineering, consumer and retail.  
"Forward-looking enterprises are demanding mobility solutions that
empower employees on the go, create new systems of engagement and
integrate these in real time with critical business applications like
those from SAP," said Jules Beck, vice president, Global Enterprise
Applications and Mobility Services, HP Enterprise Services. "HP is
collaborating with SAP, leveraging our deep technology portfolio and
services expertise and SAP mobile technologies to create one of the
most advanced mobile application solutions available to the market.  
With these services, the SAP mobile solution can be delivered from
the HP Converged Cloud, which supports rapid provisioning,
scalability and security. The services can scale to support global
deployments of thousands of users.  
Additionally, the services can be delivered as a fully managed
service with minimal up-front investment, thereby lowering the risk
and cost of mobile applications. Clients also have the option to
implement the solution on premises, taking advantage of HP's
implementation services for SAP Rapid Deployment solutions. As a
result, clients can lower the risk and cost of mobile applications
while allowing the business to optimize employee productivity and
operational costs. 
"Unwiring your business is the new productivity imperative for the
successful enterprise," said Chris McClain, executive vice president,
Global Mobility Solutions, SAP. "HP Managed Mobility Services for the
SAP Mobile Platform and SAP Afaria will help enterprises support
their ever-expanding mobile stakeholders globally with a range of
applications."  
HP leverages deep SAP experience 
 HP internally manages one of the
largest implementations of SAP Afaria for HP employees' mobile
devices across the globe. The global scale of HP's support
organization enables it to manage SAP mobile solutions in 12
languages across 70 countries. 
HP is an SAP-certified global provider of cloud services, application
management services and hosting services; an SAP-certified provider
of implementation services using the Run SAP methodology; and an
SAP-qualified provider of implementation services for SAP Rapid
Deployment solutions, providing high-quality standards for delivery
of SAP solutions.  
HP's premier Americas client event, HP Discover, takes place June
11-13 in Las Vegas. 
Pricing and availability
 HP Managed Mobility Services for the SAP
Mobile Platform are available now worldwide and are priced according
to client engagement.  
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world's largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio
that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT
infrastructure to solve customer problems. More information about HP
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(1) IDC, "Worldwide Mobile Enterprise Management Software 2012-2016
Forecast and Analysis and 2011 Vendor Shares," Doc. #236835, Stacy
Crook, September 2012.  
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