WALLDORF, Germany – December 17, 2008 – (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.
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.”