NEC Teams With SAP to Help SMEs Benefit from Cloud-Based ERP Solutions in Key Markets Globally

NEC Teams With SAP to Help SMEs Benefit from Cloud-Based ERP Solutions in Key
                               Markets Globally

NEC to Roll Out New Solution Package Built on SAP® Business ByDesign®,
Empowering Small and Midsize Enterprises Initially Across South East Asia to
Run Their Entire Businesses More Efficiently

PR Newswire

TOKYO, Jan. 15, 2014

TOKYO, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NEC and SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today
announced that NEC has entered into an original equipment manufacturer (OEM)
agreement with SAP to integrate the SAP® Business ByDesign® solution with its
global cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) services. The new
offering, NEC Global Localization Package for SAP Business ByDesign, will
leverage the ERP cloud solution from SAP and the end-to-end cloud deployment
capabilities from NEC and will enable subsidiaries of large corporations and
small and midsize enterprises (SMEs) to improve efficiency and gain insights
into real-time enterprise-wide operations.


This OEM agreement is the first of its kind worldwide regarding SAP Business
ByDesign. At the initial stage, NEC plans to roll out the new offering in key
South East Asia markets. NEC also intends to develop valued-added localization
functionalities, which will be integrated with SAP Business ByDesign. NEC also
targets to provide its new cloud services in the several countries on three
different continents where the solution is already available.

"NEC has been providing SAP-based packaged solutions to a wide range of
customers that are expanding their business presence globally," said Yutaka
Noguchi, general manager, Enterprise Solutions Development Division, NEC
Corporation. "However, we also expect strong demand for solutions that are
easy to implement for small to midsize businesses when they are seeking to
expand into emerging markets. To tap on the growing business opportunities,
NEC will work closely with SAP to integrate its cloud business expertise and
assets with SAP Business ByDesign."

As a part of the SAP solution portfolio specifically designed to provide SMEs
with the flexibility and choice needed to grow and thrive, SAP Business
ByDesign has been made available on the SAP HANA® platform, delivering on the
company's ongoing commitment to provide a single and unified platform for
businesses to run more efficiently and effectively in the cloud. For more
information, see: "SAP Innovates With New Release of SAP Business ByDesign

"The new global collaboration with NEC not only demonstrates our co-innovation
efforts to help enterprises realize the benefits of cloud-based ERP solutions,
but reaffirms our commitment to supporting SAP Business ByDesign through
enabling our partners to integrate more specialized capabilities," said Steven
Birdsall, head of OEM Sales, and chief operating officer, Global Ecosystem and
Channels, SAP AG. "The market transition to the cloud as well as our success
with in-memory technology is creating new opportunities for the SAP partner
ecosystem. We expect the new SAP HANA-based extensibility platform integrating
SAP Business ByDesign and other SAP cloud solutions will help companies run
their businesses in the cloud with enhanced agility and effectiveness."

NEC plans to invest in the development of value-added localization
functionalities, which would be integrated with SAP Business ByDesign through
the OEM agreement, with an initial focus on addressing country-specific
requirements pertinent to local tax law, regulatory compliance and business
practices. NEC also plans to promote sales of NEC Global Localization Package
for SAP Business ByDesign to the head offices of Japanese companies that have
already deployed the SAP® ERP application on premise or have plans to
implement cloud-based ERP solutions in their smaller and overseas
subsidiaries. Additionally, NEC plans to offer customized solution packages to
fulfill the requirements of other types of organizations such as government
institutions and public service providers.

The NEC Global Localization Package for SAP Business ByDesign is scheduled to
be available globally with initial rollout beginning in South East Asia in the
second quarter of 2014. NEC has the goal of achieving 300 installations in
three years time.

Looking ahead, NEC plans to enhance the integrated cloud service offering with
various localization functionalities and develop best practices for cloud
software implementations. NEC also targets to offer new services to help
companies build their enterprise-wide business management platform and supply
chain management (SCM) system, and manage their global operations effectively
and efficiently.

NEC will showcase NEC Global Localization Package for SAP Business ByDesign at
NEC Innovative Solution Fair 2014 on January 16, 2014, at Raffles City
Convention Centre, Stamford Ballroom, Singapore.

For more information, visit the SAP Newsroom.

About NEC Corporation
NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies
that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a
combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company's
experience and global resources, NEC's advanced technologies meet the complex
and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of
expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and
society. For more information, visit NEC at

About SAP
As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps
companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to
boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers
people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business
insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications
and services enable more than 251,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt
continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit

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