SAP Supports Customer Growth in Emerging Markets by Combining SAP® ERP With Mobile, Analytic and Cloud Innovations

 SAP Supports Customer Growth in Emerging Markets by Combining SAP® ERP With
                    Mobile, Analytic and Cloud Innovations

SAP® ERP Foundation Extension Helps Fast-Growing Companies Run Like Never

PR Newswire

SAO PAULO, Aug. 8, 2013

SAO PAULO, Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Further enhancing the portfolio of
offerings powered by the SAP HANA® platform, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today
announced SAP® ERP Foundation Extension. This integrated and comprehensive
modern offering enables companies new to SAP to implement a system optimized
to their specific needs, allowing for scalability at affordable cost. SAP ERP
Foundation Extension addresses the specific needs of fast-growing companies in
emerging and established markets to run their business in real time and is
based on the proven enterprise resource planning (ERP) application, SAP® ERP,
which has been optimized for use with SAP HANA. Underlining the importance of
this new offering for emerging markets, the announcement was made at an SAP
customer conference being held today in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The offer has also
been introduced at customer events in Shanghai, China, Johannesburg, South
Africa, and Mumbai, India. Additional events in other fast-growing markets
will follow this quarter.


Powered by SAP HANA and enhanced with application innovations in mobile,
analytics and cloud, SAP ERP Foundation Extension spans mission-critical core
processes — such as finance, human resources, IT management, manufacturing,
procurement, sales and service and compliance — and can be deployed flexibly
on premise, in the cloud or in a hybrid model. To help accelerate business
productivity and efficiency, it offers industry best practices, unparalleled
integration tools, role-based controlled access and extensions for basic
business processes via cloud, analytics and mobile solutions.

Deployment options for SAP ERP Foundation Extension range from the established
on-premise landscapes to hybrid models to private cloud environments, such as
the SAP HANA® Enterprise Cloud service, first introduced in May, or any SAP
partner cloud offering. Additionally, various SAP® Rapid Deployment solutions,
delivered either by the SAP® Consulting organization or the vibrant ecosystem
of more than 3,700 SAP services partners, can accelerate time to value. The
offerings will also be available for indirect sales, and gives 3,900 SAP
channel partners and value-added resellers (VARs) the opportunity to enhance
their own industry-specific SAP® Business All-in-One solutions.

Mission-Critical Capabilities Included as Part of Standard Offering
SAP ERP Foundation Extension combines SAP ERP with a range of innovative
capabilities in a tailored bundle of applications, including:

  oSAP® Business Objects™ business intelligence (BI) solutions for access to
    the most requested applications in the renowned analytics portfolio, with
    ability to tailor reports, blending analytics into operations
  oSAP® Access Control application for enablement of full compliance early on
    and ability to deploy a holistic role-based concept from the start
  oSAP Fiori™ apps for increased employee productivity and end-user
    acceptance with Web-based apps on any device, as introduced at SAPPHIRE®
    NOW in 2013
  oSAP® Cloud for Sales solution for instant sales force enablement with a
    lean, intuitive cloud-based solution
  oSAP NetWeaver® Process Integration software for integration of third-party
    legacy systems to help ensure seamless business operations
  oSAP NetWeaver® Single Sign-On software for an enhanced user experience
    with no redundant system log-on by the end-user
  oSAP HANA and the benefits of the planned SAP HANA® Live offerings intended
    to protect IT investment

Rapid-Deployment Solutions Help Ensure Quick Implementation
SAP Rapid Deployment solutions bring together preconfigured best practice
business processes and implementation services to accelerate time to value
while helping customers leverage proven business experiences. SAP Rapid
Deployment solutions enable speedy implementation of SAP ERP Foundation
Extension for all major elements, including SAP ERP powered by SAP HANA, SAP
HANA Live for SAP Business Suite, SAP Fiori and SAP Access Control. Customers
will be able to choose deploying them one-by-one in a modular way or
pre-assembled all at once, whether on premise or in SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud.

"In the new business economy, innovation matters," said Chakib Bouhdary,
executive vice president, Industry Solutions and Customer Value, SAP. "SAP ERP
Foundation Extension is an extended offering designed with the power of SAP
HANA, the beautiful usability of SAP Fiori and analytics and mobile integrated
into one platform — a complete rapid-deployment solution.This is one of the
most sophisticated ERP offerings in the market run by SAP and its partners
across the world. This is another example of SAP innovating and driving high
value for our customers as never seen before."

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