The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2013-03-19T23:20:27Z SAP reinvents the real-time enterprise 2013-03-19T23:20:27Z sap-reinvents-the-real-time-enterprise SYDNEY — SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced the availability of SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA for new and existing customers in the Australia and New Zealand markets. The solution is the only integrated family of business applications that captures and analyses transactional data in real-time on a single in-memory platform.With ever-changing market conditions and more intricate demands from customers and citizens, organisations are increasingly demanding real-time access to information for critical decision-making. SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA is the only integrated real-time solution platform which can support an entire business.The largest twenty businesses listed on the Australian Securities Exchange account for nearly fifty per cent of the ASX’s market capitalisation. Half of these businesses run at least one installation of SAP Business Suite and now can derive even greater value from the solution by migrating to the SAP HANA platform.“SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA will completely change the game for our customers in Australia and New Zealand,” says Andrew Barkla, President and Managing Director, SAP ANZ. “With more than 520 installations of the latest SAP Business Suite applications, organisations in the region can now harness the real-time capabilities of SAP HANA with minimal disruption. This will bring smarter business innovations, faster business processes and simpler business interactions.”SAP has developed a non-disruptive service pack to enable the new SAP Business Suite benefit. When customers choose to migrate their database to the SAP HANA platform, rapid deployment solutions are available for fast implementation.   To help existing customers identify where SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA can deliver value, SAP has developed business scenario recommendations. This customised report is based on a company’s current SAP usage and shows how SAP HANA can help enhance its current performance and competitiveness.Backing from partner ecosystem Twenty two partners in Australia and New Zealand have signed up to deliver SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA – among them, leading SAP solutions provider NTT DATA Business Solutions.“NTT DATA Business Solutions is partnering closely with SAP to enable its teams with skills and expertise around SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA,” says Max White, CEO Asia Pacific, NTT DATA Business Solutions. “NTT DATA is delivering real business value for customers with SAP HANA, and sees significant opportunity to do the same with SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA.”About SAPAs 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 organisations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 232,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit www.sap.com. # # #Any statements contained in this document that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “project,” “predict,” “should” and “will” and similar expressions as they relate to SAP are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. SAP undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. The factors that could affect SAP's future financial results are discussed more fully in SAP's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including SAP's most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their dates.© 2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved. SAP and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and other countries. Please see http://www.sap.com/corporate-en/legal/copyright/index.epx#trademark for additional trademark information and notices. Note to editors: To preview and download broadcast-standard stock footage and press photos digitally, please visit www.sap.com/photos. On this platform, you can find high resolution material for your media channels. To view video stories on diverse topics, visit www.sap-tv.com. From this site, you can embed videos into your own Web pages, share video via email links, and subscribe to RSS feeds from SAP TV.Follow SAP on Twitter at @sapnews. SAP Australia and New Zealand and University of Queensland team up to increase students’ industry skills 2012-12-04T00:06:49Z sap-australia-and-new-zealand-and-university-of-queensland-team-up-to-increase-students-industry-skills SYDNEY, Australia — SAP Australia and New Zealand announced today that it has entered into a partnership agreement with The University of Queensland (UQ) to increase the workplace opportunities available to UQ students.   Under the agreement, UQ will offer SAP uAcademy courses to its Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and business students. UQ’s Head of the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (ITEE), Professor Paul Strooper, said that providing students with the option to study SAP uAcademy curriculum will ensure they have relevant and highly sought after industry skills. “The skills gained through uAcademy will not only support the Queensland workforce, but also Australian and global industry demands,” Professor Strooper said. “This collaboration between UQ and SAP will allow us to offer our students comprehensive training on SAP solutions, in a convenient and cost-effective manner.” The new curriculum represents SAP Education’s latest flexible learning program. Under the uAcademy program, UQ students are provided with access to a self-paced learning environment, enabling them to achieve expertise in specific SAP solution areas.  SAP’s Education Director, Francesca Salvo said that as SAP continues to innovate new technologies are launched into the marketplace. “Mobility, database, applications development and cloud computing are seen as key skills in the ever-changing business environment,” Ms Salvo said. “Partnering with the University of Queensland to provide the SAP uAcademy program will increase the much-needed SAP-skilled workforce in Queensland.” Information Technology student, Ulrich Magura said undertaking SAP’s uAcademy program would provide him with employment leverage upon graduation. “When I graduate, I hope to gain employment within the process engineering field,” Mr Magura said. “For engineers in process engineering, there is the need to understand the SAP system in order to configure Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) links with the visualization and automation systems.”  -Ends- Follow SAP Australia and New Zealand on Twitter at @SAPANZ SAP Education partners with Brisbane North Institute of TAFE to upskill IT workforce in Queensland 2012-11-19T00:32:41Z sap-education-partners-with-brisbane-north-institute-of-tafe-to-upskill-it-workforce-in-queensland SAP Australia and New Zealand announced that it has partnered with Brisbane North Institute of TAFE (BNIT) to provide a self-paced learning program which offers online SAP courses, to help address IT skills shortages in Queensland. BNIT will be the first TAFE in Australia to offer the online, self-paced SAP courses as a part of SAP’s uAcademy, a skills-based learning program targeted at business and IT students. Francesca Salvo, Director of SAP Education, Australia and New Zealand said: “Enterprise applications adoption has grown in recent years, and this growth is expected to continue”. “SAP professionals are in high demand for their technical and business skills, as well as their abilities to deliver SAP solutions to enterprises and government. Despite this demand, the number of students graduating from universities who understand the business value of enterprise software, or who are able to integrate their business acumen with use of solutions in organisations is low.”“Working directly with BNIT on SAP training will help to ensure that students receive appropriate SAP certification that is recognised in the industry.”The program will be facilitated by BNIT through the provision of subsidised opportunities for individuals to supplement their business skills with SAP skills which are in high demand with employers. The programme will also be provided to BNIT’s commercial customers, including QSS.BNIT Institute Director, Lynne Foley says the landmark alliance provides a unique opportunity for students to train in a high-demand skill area in a cost effective way. “Through our relationship we aim to introduce much needed SAP skills to the marketplace and provide an entry point for students wanting to begin or enhance their existing careers in SAP related roles,” Ms Foley said.The program offers pre-existing, online SAP training courses that better equip students with basic to advanced SAP skills, with content and related support provided by SAP Education.The SAP uAcademy courses provide a combination of e-learning and hands-on experience. They offer digital content added to the ability to interact with SAP software and live training systems to reinforce lessons. Students will also be equipped with the knowledge to sit SAP Associate Certification, a vocational qualification which employers now seek from job candidates.-Ends-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 176,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit www.sap.com. # # #Any statements contained in this document that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “project,” “predict,” “should” and “will” and similar expressions as they relate to SAP are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. SAP undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. The factors that could affect SAP's future financial results are discussed more fully in SAP's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including SAP's most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their dates.Copyright © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. SAP, R/3, mySAP, mySAP.com, xApps, xApp, SAP NetWeaver and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries all over the world. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies. Data contained in this document serve informational purposes only. National product specifications may vary.Note to editors: To preview and download broadcast-standard stock footage and press photos digitally, please visit www.sap.com/photos. On this platform, you can find high resolution material for your media channels. To view video stories on diverse topics, visit www.sap-tv.com. From this site, you can embed videos into your own Web pages, share video via e-mail links and subscribe to RSS feeds from SAP TV.Follow SAP Australia and New Zealand on Twitter at @SAPANZ. Transfield Selects SAP Mobile Platform to Transform the Mobile Capability of the Entire Group 2012-11-08T03:27:49Z transfield-selects-sap-mobile-platform-to-transform-the-mobile-capability-of-the-entire-group SYDNEY, November 8, 2012 – SAP Australia today announced that Transfield Services, a global operations, maintenance and construction services provider, has selected SAP to mobilise its portfolio of businesses. The new holistic mobile approach will replace ageing mobile points, reduce operational costs and result in productivity savings. It will facilitate knowledge sharing between Transfield Services’ 24,000 people and enable rapid access to information in the field. SAP will provide Transfield with a mobile application development platform including; mobile device management, mobile enterprise application management and packaged mobile enterprise applications, including SAP Work Manager by Syclo (now an SAP company). Ivan De Oliva, General Manager, ANZ Transformation, Transfield Services said: “Standardising on the SAP mobile platform will allow us to gain better visibility and leverage best practices more easily across our business divisions. With the SAP Mobile platform and SAP Work manager mobile apps, we will be able to empower our employees— from field workers to executives — with the real-time information needed to keep ahead of competitors.” Andrew Fox, Head of Mobility, SAP Australia said: “Having instant mobile access to information will improve Transfield Services’ asset management and customer service – increasingly critical for the future of every company. With the complete SAP mobile portfolio underpinning its business, Transfield Services can now enable improved processes across its business operations. Transfield Services will be able to better anticipate, accelerate and differentiate its business and deliver better service to their clients.” -ENDS- 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 176,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit www.sap.com. # # # Any statements contained in this document that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “project,” “predict,” “should” and “will” and similar expressions as they relate to SAP are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. SAP undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. The factors that could affect SAP's future financial results are discussed more fully in SAP's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including SAP's most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their dates. Copyright © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. SAP, R/3, mySAP, mySAP.com, xApps, xApp, SAP NetWeaver and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries all over the world. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies. Data contained in this document serve informational purposes only. National product specifications may vary. Note to editors: To preview and download broadcast-standard stock footage and press photos digitally, please visit www.sap.com/photos. On this platform, you can find high resolution material for your media channels. To view video stories on diverse topics, visitwww.sap-tv.com. From this site, you can embed videos into your own Web pages, share video via e-mail links and subscribe to RSS feeds from SAP TV. Follow SAP Australia on Twitter at @SAPANZ. SAP Hosts First Big Data Forum for Australian Startups 2012-09-27T04:55:59Z sap-hosts-first-big-data-forum-for-australian-startups SAP Australia has held the first ever SAP Startup Forum in Sydney where eight startup companies were invited to attend a full day of collaboration, learning and competition around big data trends and technologies.   The global SAP Startup Forum offers startup companies a unique opportunity to create easy-to-access solutions to help solve real-world problems using SAP HANA.   Dereck Daymond, GM Database and Technology Group at SAP said: “We saw some great innovations during this first Startup Forum. Eight entrepreneurs pitched their business case and software solutions with six selected to participate in the Development Accelerator (DA) program.”   The companies were selected based on a number of criteria: the innovation of the idea; feasibility of the business case; proximity to SAP’s portfolio; fit with SAP HANA: technical feasibility; and whether the solution could be market ready within one year and have a prototype in time for SAPPHIRE NOW Madrid in November 2012.   The six startups chosen are:   SenSen Networks: a video and business analytics (VBA) solutions company. It can convert video images into accurate business analytics data to deliver increased productivity, revenue and novel insights for decision makers in a wide range of businesses. SenSen VBA solutions detect, extract and analyse relevant events from video streams and render them as valuable information to businesses. SummaBI: a cloud business intelligence tool, developed specifically for hospitality and retail sales businesses/franchises. Resonate: a provider of customer feedback (Net Promoter Score) programs and data visualisation solutions for large brands in the Asia Pacific region. Resonate identifies the key customer drivers, turns unhappy customers to brand advocates and offers a closed loop feedback program. GoCatch: a smartphone application that connects taxi drivers directly with passengers. The taxi-location app uses GPS to allow passengers to book and track taxis close to their location using their smartphones. Thousands of real taxis from Australian cities can now be seen driving in real-time through the 3D world of Google Earth. baank: a website and mobile app that helps consumers manage their money, achieve saving goals and get the best deals. EngineRoom: a specialist in enabling the world to leverage, discover and create value from their data. It brings big data processing on demand.   The Development Accelerator will kick off with a 2-day Bootcamp in October where the entrepreneurs can learn more about SAP HANA and discuss and validate their business case with HANA experts. The primary objective is to get SAP HANA proof points by testing / porting startup apps to the platform.  SAP provides the participants with a free version of HANA to build and test with.   The SAP Startup Focus program is working closely with SAP Ventures, the independent venture fund of SAP AG, to identify and cultivate ground-breaking startups who can deliver high quality solutions to real-world problems using HANA. In April 2012 SAP Ventures announced the $155M SAP HANA Real-Time Fund. While the Startup Focus program does not fund startups and participation in the program does not guarantee venture funding, the program will facilitate recommendations of promising startups to SAP Ventures. SAP CRM 7.0 PROVIDES NEW PLATFORM FOR ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION AUTHORITY 2012-09-10T05:12:06Z sap-crm-7-0-provides-new-platform-for-environment-protection-authority SAP and Extend Technologies are providing a platform that supports the Environment Protection Authority Victoria’s (EPA) regulatory and compliance functionsNEWSBYTE, MELBOURNE  10 September, 2012 — SAP Australia and Extend Technologies, an NTT DATA Business Solutions Company, today announced they are developing a platform that will support EPA’s regulation and compliance functions including a client management system. The first phase of the project has already been delivered, with great results. The second phase of the program is currently underway.EPA’s role is to be an effective environmental regulator and an influential authority on environmental impacts.The reform program will underpin EPA for the next 20-30 years so the Authority needed to future-proof processes and take advantage of the latest technologies. This included having an integrated and holistic view of its clients, stakeholders and communities to help deliver on its objectives and improve organisational performance. The SAP solution is a key component in supporting EPA’s broader organisational reform activities which are focused on transforming the authority’s services, processes, systems and information management. The program is aimed at better aligning EPA’s operations to compliance and enforcement activities, thus improving its overall productivity internally as well as externally. The cornerstone to this reform program is the implementation of SAP CRM.At the end of July 2012, EPA went live with the first phase of the transformation program, and it has proven to be a great success. The SAP CRM solution supports EPA in the execution of its duties and centres around customer service, core approvals and licensing, compliance inspections and the generation of regulatory notices. “By combining the strengths of SAP and Extend, EPA is getting a best-practice platform that that will be able to meet all its needs for the years to come,” said Kal Marshal, General Manager State and Local Government, SAP ANZ. “The development of this platform for a regulatory framework also has huge potential to be applied across other government agencies.”Extend Technologies Managing Director, Max White said “The IT Solution being put in place integrates with existing systems, standardises processes and streamlines operations. As EPA evolves, the system will be required to evolve as well and this is where Extend and NTT DATA Groups’ expertise will come into play.”Extend’s solution is based on SAP CRM 7.0 EHP1 with Investigative Case Management (ICM), Portal, Business Warehouse, Business Objects and SAP ERP. The overall business solution includes software, services and ongoing application management by Extend.The project with EPA is part of SAP’s Urban Matters program, an initiative which was launched in May. The initiative’s primary focus is helping urban governments deliver better-run cities. Within this strategy, SAP addresses five key aspects: supporting the fundamentals of good government; empowering public officials to be more productive; increasing community engagement and openness; driving innovation around government service delivery; and improving urban resilience to help ensure public safety and security.  SAP goes in search of startups interested in developing solutions on top of the enterprise application platform SAP HANA 2012-08-29T00:13:41Z sap-goes-in-search-of-startups-interested-in-developing-solutions-on-top-of-the-enterprise-application-platform-sap-hana After a series of successful events around the world, SAP Australia has announced that the global SAP Startup Forum is launching in Australia. This initiative offers startups a unique opportunity to create easy-to-access solutions using SAP HANA to help solve real-world problems. Organised by local SAP teams, Startup Forums provide a platform for SAP to meet and engage with entrepreneurs from major innovation hubs around the world. The SAP Startup Forum will be held in Sydney on Friday 21st September.“Australians are great innovators, and launching this initiative enables startups to gain access to one of SAP’s most innovative solutions, SAP HANA. We are really thrilled that we are able to bring this program to Sydney, and very much look forward to engaging with our local entrepreneurs as they look for ways to contribute to Australia’s economic future,” said Dereck Daymond, GM Database and Technology Group at SAP.Participating in the Sydney Startup Forum is the first step for entrepreneurs to becoming part of the SAP Startup Forum, which aims to help companies with high growth potential to scale their business as they grow.SAP is offering simple, inexpensive and effective development opportunities to all eligible companies.It aims to help them understand what SAP has to offer, and gives them a chance to pitch their ideas to executives from SAP and SAP Ventures, the independent venture fund of SAP AG.The SAP Startup Forum is working closely with SAP Ventures, which has announced US$155 million in funding to identify and cultivate ground-breaking startups who can deliver high quality solutions to help solve business problems using SAP HANA. From each Startup Forum, six to ten promising firms are invited to join a development accelerator (DA). The objective in DA is to build, initially, a Proof of Concept (PoC) and, eventually, a product with explicit business value. The event is by invitation only. Interested innovators can register via an online form (choose Sydney as the preferred location). During the registration process, entrepreneurs must provide details about their business, product stage and current ‘big data’ challenges. If selected to participate in the Sydney Startup Forum, they will receive an official invitation to attend.For more details about the event please visit: https://www.experiencesaphana.com/community/startups/forums/sydneyFor more information, visit the SAP Newsroom. Follow SAP on Twitter at @sapnews. 78 Schools from ACT, NSW and Qld Register to Compete in Young ICT Explorers Competition 2012-06-07T00:57:00Z 78-schools-from-act-nsw-and-qld-register-to-compete-in-young-ict-explorers-competition 7 June 2012, Sydney - The Young ICT Explorers competition has attracted a record number of all-girls schools, as well as strong participation from girls in co-education schools for the 2012 competition. In NSW, 36 schools have registered to participate in the Young ICT Explorers program and 42 in Queensland, where the competition is now in its third year. Registrations from Queensland schools has more than doubled this year, up from 20 schools last year. In 2010 the Young ICT Explorers event in Queensland attracted 140 students from 20 schools, showcasing over 60 unique projects. A 30% female student participation rate was achieved against current trends of 12-15% graduating in ICT. In 2011, the event grew to 171 students showcasing 68 projects, and attracting 46% female participation. This year, out of the 78 schools registered, 10 are all-girl schools including Monte Sant' Angelo Mercy College, Wenona, Ss Aidan's Anglican Girls' School, Brisbane Girls Grammar, and Loreto College Coorparoo. The competition also attracted 11 all-boys schools, with the balance made up from co-educational schools.Tim Sleep, SAP’s NSW general manager said the strong interest from schools in the competition reflects the growing emphasis within the school education sector on the importance of technology in the curriculum as a core skill for tomorrow’s workforce. “The technology industry has long struggled to fill jobs due to the available pool of IT skilled talent not being able to keep up with market demand. Government has also recognised that if Australia is to become an Innovation Nation, we must invest in developing creativity and innovation in our students at school level,” Mr Sleep said. The Melbourne Declaration on Education Goals for Young Australians (MCEETYA 2008) notes that: “As a foundation for further learning and adult life, the (new national) curriculum will include practical knowledge and skills development in areas such as ICT … which are central to Australia’s skilled economy and provide crucial pathways to post-school success.’ Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians. Dec 2008.*“Our primary goal is to get school children to consider a career in IT and contribute to building Australia’s innovation skills base for the future.“It’s also very encouraging that so many girls are participating in the competition. We hope that this will translate to more women participating in the technology sector in future,” Mr Sleep said. Launched in NSW for the first time this year, the Young ICT Explorers competition is a community-based initiative developed by SAP’s Research team in Brisbane to encourage more school age students to take an interest in information technology as a potential career. The NSW judging event will be held on Saturday 4th August 2012 at University of NSW, with the Queensland event to take place on 11th August 2012 at University of Queensland. About the CompetitionYoung ICT Explorers encourages students to develop technology projects and share their creative ideas in a structured environment, supported by their schools. It covers a broad range of projects and does not focus on a specific IT-topic. Each project is assessed on the criteria of creativity, uniqueness, quality, level of difficulty and project documentation. This allows students and teachers to work together and align potential entries with the school curriculum, enabling students to apply what they’ve learnt in the classroom.Students then have the opportunity to present their projects to a judging panel of academics, industry partners and ICT professionals and they are able to network with other kids from other schools with the same interests. They compete in teams across four age groupings from Years 4-12. The competition aims to encourage and inspire students to build their creative abilities, to innovate, communicate and collaborate with each other while working their IT related project. SAP has partnered with the University of Qld and University of NSW, who provide the venues for the final judging event in each state, as well as judges. Schools must submit their projects by the 29th June in NSW, and the 2nd July in Queensland. Follow the Young ICT Explorers on Twitter: @youngICTExploreTwitter hastag: #YICTEJoin us on Facebook: YoungICTExplorers—o0o—About SAP Research SAP Research is the global technology research and innovation unit of SAP. By exploring emerging IT trends, the group drives applied research and the incubation of promising projects while focusing on the business impact and contribution to SAP’s product portfolio. Currently, its thriving network is comprised of 20 research locations worldwide and involves more than 800 partners from industry, academia, and governments as well as SAP customers. For more information, visit www.sap.com/research. 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 190,000 customers (includes customers from the acquisition of SuccessFactors) to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit www.sap.com. Follow SAP Australia on Twitter at @sapanz*Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians. Dec 2008. On 5 December 2008, State, Territory and Commonwealth Ministers of Education meeting as the Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs, released the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians which sets the direction for Australian schooling for the next 10 years. The Goals were developed by Education Ministers in collaboration with the Catholic and independent school sectors, following public consultation on the draft declaration.More information: www.mceetya.edu.au SAP Australia launches popular Young ICT Explorers Competition in NSW 2012-04-30T23:35:00Z sap-australia-launches-popular-young-ict-explorers-competition-in-nsw SAP Research, the global technology research unit of SAP AG, today announced the expansion of the Young ICT Explorers competition into NSW. The Young ICT Explorers is a not-for-profit event, initiated by SAP in Australia in partnership with the University of Queensland (UQ) to encourage innovation in schools. The competition has been running in Qld primary and secondary schools for the last two years. Students compete in teams across four age groupings from Years Four to Twelve. The competition aims to encourage and inspire school students to use their creativity and innovation skills to gain a greater understanding of the diverse possibilities today’s technology has to offer. The NSW judging event will be held on Saturday 4th August 2012 at University of NSW, with the Queensland event to take place on 11th August 2012 at University of Queensland. Glenn Neuber, Senior Business Developer at SAP Research Labs said: “Smart phones, tablets and social media tools have only been around for a few short years, yet these technologies are rapidly changing many aspects of how we work and socially interact. “Government policies on education are now reflecting ways in which innovation capabilities in students can be developed through technologies and education, with the goal of building an innovation skills base in Australia.” The Melbourne Declaration on Education Goals for Young Australians (MCEETYA 2008) notes that ‘rapid and continuing advances in ICT are changing the ways people share, use, develop and process information and technology. In this digital age, young people need to be highly skilled in the use of ICT.’[i] Maurice Pagnucco, Head, School of Computer Science and Engineering, UNSW said: “ICT has changed the way we work over several decades. More importantly it is now having a significant effect on the way we live our social lives, on how we learn and on how we consume news and media - it has significantly changed the way we interact and deal with the people and world around us. The Young ICT Explorers competition provides an exciting and challenging way for students to become familiar with new technologies and to be a part of the ICT revolution.” Professor Kathryn Moyle[ii], Executive Director, Charles Darwin University's Centre for School Leadership, Learning and Development said: “Building technology innovation programs into school education provides teachers with the opportunity to recalibrate learning and teaching, so that it becomes more relevant to the generation of IT-savvy children who will be going through school in the next 10 – 15 years. “IT investment in schools goes beyond just providing hardware and software to schools. Students need to experience, experiment and collaborate with technology, and the Young ICT Explorers programs provides the type of hands-on experience that enables IT learning in a very practical way,” Professor Moyle said. “This competition provides a fun and challenging way for schools to encourage students to engage in an ICT related project, to collaborate, think outside the square, and use their creativity to innovate,” Mr Neuber said. “We are very excited at the popularity of the Young ICT Explorers competition within schools, and the contribution that it will make to helping students build a strong future in creative thinking and innovation in Australia.” About the Competition Young ICT Explorers encourages students to develop technology projects and share their creative ideas in a structured environment, supported by their schools. It covers a broad range of projects and does not focus on a specific IT-topic. Each project is assessed on the criteria of creativity, uniqueness, quality, level of difficulty and project documentation. This allows students and teachers to work together and align potential entries with the school curriculum, enabling students to apply what they’ve learnt in the classroom. Students then have the opportunity to present their projects to a judging panel of academics, industry partners and ICT professionals and they are able to network with other kids from other schools with the same interests. They compete in teams across four age groupings from Years 4-12. The competition aims to encourage and inspire students to build their creative abilities, to innovate, communicate and collaborate with each other while working their IT related project. SAP has partnered with the University of Qld and University of NSW, who provide the venues for the final judging event in each state, as well as judges. Schools must register to take part by the 25th May 2012 and submit projects by the 29th June in NSW, and the 2nd July in Queensland. Registration can be completed online at www.youngictexplorers.net.au. Follow the Young ICT Explorers on Twitter: @youngICTExplore Join us on Facebook: YoungICTExplorers [i] Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians. Dec 2008. On 5 December 2008, State, Territory and Commonwealth Ministers of Education meeting as the Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs, released the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians which sets the direction for Australian schooling for the next 10 years. The Goals were developed by Education Ministers in collaboration with the Catholic and independent school sectors, following public consultation on the draft declaration. More information: www.mceetya.edu.au [ii] Professor Kathryn Moyle is author of the Australian Council for Education Research paper, Building Innovation: Learning with Technologies which explores national and international policy priorities for building students' innovation capabilities through information and communication technologies (ICT) in Australian schools. Copyright 2012 SAP AG. All rights reserved. SAP, R/3, mySAP, mySAP.com, xApps, xApp, SAP NetWeaver and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries all over the world. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies. Data contained in this document serve informational purposes only. National product specifications may vary. SAP and Global Speech Networks to Deliver Contact Centre in the Cloud 2012-04-16T05:51:22Z sap-and-global-speech-networks-to-deliver-contact-centre-in-the-cloud SAP NEWSBYTE — Monday, 16th April, 2012 —SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced a new partnership with Global Speech Networks (GSN), a leading cloud contact centre provider in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), reinforcing SAP’s commitment to Cloud and best of breed contact centre solutions. GSN will now offer SAP Business Communications Management (SAP BCM) in the cloud to companies throughout Australia and New Zealand.With eleven years leading the market in the delivery of cloud contact centre solutions, GSN has long enabled the shift away from customer premise equipment with its unique approach to adding value at the intersection of disciplines: contact centre best practice processes, and ‘gold standard’ technology delivery.Shane Verner, Sales and Marketing Director, GSN said, “SAP and GSN have a shared vision for flexibility, scalability and cost predictability, and this was a major factor when it came to forming the partnership. Cloud is undeniably the way of the future, and working with SAP to offer contact centre in the cloud is a perfect fit for us and a great opportunity for existing SAP users.”SAP BCM provides a bundled, multichannel contact centre suite. It replaces traditional communications systems hardware with a software-based IP telephony solution that can help companies to improve the efficiency and performance of their contact centre operations.Greg Harbor, Vice President of on-demand solutions, SAP ANZ said, “SAP BCM was originally designed to fit on-demand purposes with the first of these customers going live in 2000. This partnership with GSN allows SAP to deliver SAP BCM in the Cloud. It will help our customers to efficiently and flexibly manage their contact centres and customer service functions.”For more information, visit the SAP Newsroom. Follow SAP on Twitter at @sapnewsFor more information, visit GSN online or follow GSN on Twitter at @globalspeech Sybase and Fujitsu commence partnership to deliver cloud-based managed mobility application services to enterprises in Australia and New Zealand 2012-03-27T06:36:00Z sybase-and-fujitsu-commence-partnership-to-deliver-cloud-based-managed-mobility-application-services-to-enterprises-in-australia-and-new-zealand SYDNEY, Australia — March 27, 2012 — Sybase Australia, an SAP company, today announced it has signed a partnership agreement with Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand for enterprise managed mobility solutions. Fujitsu will host mobile solutions powered by industry-leading Sybase Managed Mobilitytechnologies and offer them on a software-as-a-service (SaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) basis to customers in the Australian and New Zealand marketplace. Sybase Managed Mobility enables enterprises to integrate mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets with existing SAP applications as a service, providing speed-to-value with minimal setup time and no infrastructure requirements. Fujitsu Managed Mobility will enable productivity apps from SAP--available on the Apple App store and the Android marketplace--to integrate with SAP Business Suite software. Fujitsu will also offer integration services and custom development as needed for customers of the service. Fujitsu’s cloud will provide the infrastructure for the solution and leverage Sybase’s enterprise device management platform, providing a solution for CIOs trying to manage the increasing number of mobile workers, devices and applications in their corporate IT environments. “Enterprises will be able to consolidate their mobile assets, implement a mobile security policy, deploy all mobile applications and control costs without complexity,” said Les Davey, group executive director, Business and Application Services, Fujitsu. “With our significant investment in cloud technologies, we can provide customers with a single platform to manage their mobile applications securely with a highly scalable, cost-effective solution that also offers protection from technology obsolescence.” “Fujitsu has long been a key partner for SAP in this market, and the value they bring to enterprise customers is central to growing our mobility business quickly to meet accelerating demand for mobility services,” said Willie Jow, Global Vice President, Managed Mobility, Sybase, an SAP company. ”This agreement extends our global reach through partnerships with the leading operators, solution integrators, device manufacturers and others, offering customers innovative, easy-to-deploy mobility-as-a-service offerings.” Sybase Managed Mobility is an innovative, cloud-based mobile device management solution that gives partners and their enterprise customers the power to securely, affordably and effectively manage their entire range of mobile devices. Additional Resources http://www.sybase.com/mobilize/managed-mobility About Sybase Sybase, an SAP company, is an industry leader in delivering enterprise and mobile software to manage, analyze and mobilize information. We are recognized globally as a performance leader, proven in the most data-intensive industries and across all major systems, networks and devices. Our information management, analytics and enterprise mobility solutions have powered the world’s most mission-critical systems in financial services, telecommunications, manufacturing and government. For more information, visit http://www.sybase.com. Read Sybase blogs: http://blogs.sybase.com. About Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand is a leading service provider of business, information technology and communications solutions. As the third largest ICT Company in the Australian and New Zealand marketplace, we partner with our customers to consult, design, build, operate and support business solutions. From strategic consulting to application and infrastructure solutions and services, Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand have earned a reputation as the single supplier of choice for leading corporate and government organisations. Fujitsu Australia Limited and Fujitsu New Zealand Limited are wholly owned subsidiaries of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702). For more information, please see: : fujitsu.com.au About Fujitsu Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Over 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$55 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011. For more information, please see: : fujitsu.com # # # Any statements contained in this document that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “project,” “predict,” “should” and “will” and similar expressions as they relate to SAP are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. SAP undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. The factors that could affect SAP's future financial results are discussed more fully in SAP's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including SAP's most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their dates. Copyright 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. SAP, R/3, mySAP, mySAP.com, xApps, xApp, SAP NetWeaver and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries all over the world. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies. Data contained in this document serve informational purposes only. National product specifications may vary. Note to editors: To preview and download broadcast-standard stock footage and press photos digitally, please visit www.sap.com/photos. On this platform, you can find high resolution material for your media channels. To view video stories on diverse topics, visit www.sap-tv.com. From this site, you can embed videos into your own Web pages, share video via e-mail links and subscribe to RSS feeds from SAP TV. For more information, press only: Wendy Hill, +612 9935 4502, Email: wendy.hill@sap.com,Agency: Andy Sephton, +612 9252 2266, asn@recognition.com.au, Recognition Public Relations Tracy Weller-McCormack, Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand, +61 2 9113 9225 or +61 414 827 044, E-mail: tracy.mccormack@au.fujitsu.com SAP announces first round of Business ByDesign customers across Australia and New Zealand 2012-03-22T00:16:48Z sap-announces-first-round-of-business-bydesign-customers-across-australia-and-new-zealand SYDNEY, March 21, 2012 – SAP today announced Praxa as its second partner for Business ByDesign in Australia. Praxa, a leader in providing professional services in Australia, will resell SAP’s flagship on-demand SaaS solution and provide customers with ongoing service and support. Praxa has also deployed the SAP Business ByDesign CRM module across its business.“Our drive has always been to provide the best solutions and highest service levels to our customers - SAP Business ByDesign does just that. It has already delivered cost efficiencies and improved responsiveness for Praxa which we can now pass onto our customers” says Jim Aivaliotis, General Manager, Praxa.It took Praxa just nine days to embed the Business ByDesign CRM module across its sales and marketing teams in Melbourne and Sydney. Over time Praxa plans to implement additional modules. “Our Business ByDesign journey started in 2011, when we decided that there is no better way to become a partner than implementing the on-demand solution ourselves. We now use SAP Business ByDesign day-in, day-out and reap the benefits for the business,” Aivaliotis said. SAP Business ByDesign customers in Australia and New Zealand include:Visy, a packing, paper and recycling companyFutureye, a management consultancy firm Dragonfly, a security, audit and compliance specialistQVS, a personal care products manufacturer and supplierSoltius and Tango, both IT services consultancy firmsLaunched in Australia in September 2011, SAP Business ByDesign helps manage critical processes such as financials, customer relationships (CRM), human resources, supply chain and project management – all in one fully integrated online solution. It is accessible via a web-browser and mobile devices, and localised to meet regulatory requirements in Australia and New Zealand.Greg Harbor, Vice President of On-Demand Solutions at SAP said: “Having launched the first of our SAP on-demand solutions portfolio in Australia in September 2011, we are extremely buoyed by the market response to SAP Business ByDesign. Not only has the market demand been strong, the customer response to the actual delivery and execution of the solutions has been outstanding. This success creates a foundation on which we can accelerate market penetration of a much broader portfolio of line-of-business specific cloud solutions.”“These are exciting times for Praxa and SAP. Being able to resell the solution to our customers is rewarding as they will be able to experience the benefits of SAP Business ByDesign for themselves. We look forward to bringing SAP Business ByDesign to organisations across Australia,” Aivaliotis said. The SAP Business ByDesign Australian website also allows potential customers and partners to learn more about the solution, run demonstrations and find out what analysts are saying about the solution. Praxa have also just launched a dedicated website at: www.mybusinessbydesign.com.au.ENDSAbout PraxaLeaders in providing IT professional services in Australia, Praxa deliver integrated end-to-end Information Management solutions that help organisations to optimise their business processes and maximise their return on investment. Based on our industry know-how, partnerships with industry leaders such as SAP, and with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide, we provide our customers with solutions that help them in better running their operations. Our capabilities range from Enterprise Resource Planning, Business Intelligence, Customer Relationship Management, and Training. Praxa has been ISO 9001 accredited for over 15 years.To find out more, visit www.mybusinessbydesign.com.au, www.praxa.com.au or email enquiry@praxa.com.au.Praxa - Big enough to matter but small enough to care.About SAPAs 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 176,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit www.sap.com.# # #Any statements contained in this document that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “project,” “predict,” “should” and “will” and similar expressions as they relate to SAP are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. SAP undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. The factors that could affect SAP's future financial results are discussed more fully in SAP's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including SAP's most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their dates.Copyright 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved.SAP, R/3, mySAP, mySAP.com, xApps, xApp, SAP NetWeaver and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries all over the world. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies. Data contained in this document serve informational purposes only. National product specifications may vary.Note to editors:To preview and download broadcast-standard stock footage and press photos digitally, please visit www.sap.com/photos. On this platform, you can find high resolution material for your media channels. To view video stories on diverse topics, visit www.sap-tv.com. From this site, you can embed videos into your own Web pages, share video via e-mail links and subscribe to RSS feeds from SAP TV.Follow SAP Australia on Twitter at @SAPANZ.Follow SAP News on Twitter at @sapnews. SAP Australia and New Zealand announces new strategic appointments to its leadership team 2012-03-19T03:21:00Z sap-australia-and-new-zealand-announces-new-strategic-appointments-to-its-leadership-team SYDNEY, Australia — 19 March 2012 - SAP Australia and New Zealand announced today the appointments of two key solution portfolio sales executives to its leadership team, reshaping its sales management structure. The organisational realignment is aimed at supporting SAP’s innovation strategy by strengthening its focus on five market categories – applications, analytics, database & technology, mobile and cloud computing. The organisation has aligned into two key areas with the following leaders, each reporting directly to the Office of the CEO: Dereck Daymond has been appointed general manager, Database and Technology, SAP ANZ. Following SAP’s acquisition of Sybase, this division combines the database and technology solutions from both companies, including SAP HANA, SAP Sybase ASE, SAP Sybase IQ and SAP NetWeaver. Prior to the acquisition, Daymond was Managing Director, Sybase with responsibility for developing and executing Sybase’s business strategy for Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. Jeremy Goddard has been appointed general manager, Business Solutions & Cloud, SAP ANZ. This role will cover a number of SAP’s innovation solutions including mobility, business analytics, line-of-business solutions and SAP’s cloud offerings. Previously, Goddard held the role of director for Services, SAP Australia and New Zealand where he was responsible for demand generation activities across the services business in ANZ. The newly appointed leaders will be responsible for driving revenue, growth and industry transformation with SAP’s innovation and industry solutions, and will be heading national teams of specialised sales executives. “We’re very pleased to announce these strategic appointments to our executive leadership team,” said Shane Grobler, COO and Acting Managing Director, SAP ANZ. “The success of SAP's innovation strategy has created wonderful opportunities for our customers and partners, and I am confident that in their new roles, Dereck and Jeremy will continue to build momentum and drive a positive impact on our market share in ANZ”. -Ends- 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 176,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit www.sap.com. # # # Any statements contained in this document that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “project,” “predict,” “should” and “will” and similar expressions as they relate to SAP are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. SAP undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. The factors that could affect SAP's future financial results are discussed more fully in SAP's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including SAP's most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their dates. Copyright 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. SAP, R/3, mySAP, mySAP.com, xApps, xApp, SAP NetWeaver and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries all over the world. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies. Data contained in this document serve informational purposes only. National product specifications may vary. Note to editors: To preview and download broadcast-standard stock footage and press photos digitally, please visit www.sap.com/photos. On this platform, you can find high resolution material for your media channels. To view video stories on diverse topics, visit www.sap-tv.com. From this site, you can embed videos into your own Web pages, share video via e-mail links and subscribe to RSS feeds from SAP TV. Follow SAP Australia and New Zealand on Twitter at @SAPANZ. Follow SAP News on Twitter at @sapnews. For more information, press only: Dee Apostolova, SAP, tel.: +612 9935 4769, E: dee.apostolova@sap.com SAP Australia and SAP Australian User Group (SAUG) announce the largest Australian SAP® centric event – SAP Forum Australia and the SAUG Summit 2012 2012-03-14T01:40:50Z sap-australia-and-sap-australian-user-group-saug-announce-the-largest-australian-sap-centric-event-sap-forum-australia-and-the-saug-summit-2012 SYDNEY, Australia —SAP Australia and SAP Australian User Group (SAUG) announced today that the SAP Forum Australia and the SAUG Summit 2012 and will be held concurrently over three days, creating Australia’s largest SAP-centric event. SAP Australia and the SAUG will work together to bring the latest innovations in business software to SAP customers, partners and prospects. The event will be held from 21-23 August 2012 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. It will feature the very latest SAP strategy, technology and industry content and will attract over 1,000 senior executives, IT decision makers and business managers from across Australia and the Asia Pacific. “This will be the largest SAP-centric event in Australia and it is designed to enable dialogue between influencers, customers and prospects – along with partners and other members of the SAP ecosystem”, said Shane Grobler, Chief Operations Officer and Acting Managing Director, SAP ANZ. “SAP Australia and the SAUG will work together in close collaboration to showcase how Australian businesses can evolve their IT landscapes, driving profitable business growth.” Ian Harvison, Chairperson of the SAUG said, “We are delighted to be partnering with SAP Australia in this exciting initiative. The event will provide SAUG members and SAP customers with a perfect opportunity to maximise their IT investment in a unique networking environment”. The event will comprise of:- SAUG Summit 2012 – a paid two-and-a-half day component with international and domestic keynote speakers, SAP technology experts, SAP customer case studies, sponsored presenters and panel discussions.- SAP Forum Australia – a free half-day component that replaces SAP’s annual World Tour event. Featuring the latest in SAP innovation, SAP Forum Australia will attract international keynote speakers and leverage content directly from the SAPPHIRE NOW conference in Orlando, Florida.- An exhibition that will provide sponsors with a unique opportunity to showcase their capabilities, network with customers, key SAP executives, and partners from the broader SAP ecosystem. Sponsorship opportunities are now available for the SAP Forum Australia and SAUG Summit 2012. Interested parties can contact jadanne.dare@sap.com or nicole.andary@saug.com.au -Ends- 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 176,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit www.sap.com. About SAP Australian User Group (SAUG) The SAUG is an independent ‘not for profit’ member organisation that brings together individuals and companies within the SAP community to share knowledge, network amongst peers, influence the direction of SAP solutions and provide ongoing educations for all members. To find out more information about the SAUG, please visit www.saug.com.au. # # # Any statements contained in this document that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “project,” “predict,” “should” and “will” and similar expressions as they relate to SAP are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. SAP undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. The factors that could affect SAP's future financial results are discussed more fully in SAP's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including SAP's most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their dates. Copyright 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. SAP, R/3, mySAP, mySAP.com, xApps, xApp, SAP NetWeaver and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries all over the world. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies. Data contained in this document serve informational purposes only. National product specifications may vary. Note to editors: To preview and download broadcast-standard stock footage and press photos digitally, please visit www.sap.com/photos. On this platform, you can find high resolution material for your media channels. To view video stories on diverse topics, visitwww.sap-tv.com. From this site, you can embed videos into your own Web pages, share video via e-mail links and subscribe to RSS feeds from SAP TV. Follow SAP Australia and New Zealand on Twitter at @SAPANZ. Follow SAP News on Twitter at @sapnews. SAP Australia and New Zealand welcomes new local partner, FourPL, to SAP Ecosystem 2012-03-05T00:57:30Z sap-australia-and-new-zealand-welcomes-new-local-partner-fourpl-to-sap-ecosystem SYDNEY, Australia — 5 March 2012-SAP Australia and New Zealand(SAP ANZ) announcedtoday that FourPL, an Australia owned supply chain integration solution provider,has signed as a new channel reseller partner for Australia and New Zealand. FourPL will offer SAP based Planning, Logistics & Procurement solutions to local customers, as well as provide rapid implementation and ongoing service and support. “Supply chains are increasingly affected by market uncertainties caused by fluctuating fuel prices and greater customer expectations,” said Matt Bolton, Head of Indirect Sales, SAP ANZ. “FourPL has an extensive experience in the supply chain industry and with their expertisewe are in an ideal position to help businesses transform the way they manage their supply chain environments.” FourPL will provide SAP customers with software products, rapid deployment solutions and consulting services to support planning, logistics and supply chain execution, supply network collaboration, as well as procurement. The company will target industries with core focus around manufacturing and distribution of products, such as CPG/FMCG, manufacturing, mining, and logistics providers. “Customers have been forced to change, innovate and adaptwith increasing pressure to deliver qualityservicesand products at lower cost,” said Anthony Hawkins, Chief Executive Officer, FourPL.“Joining forces with SAP will allow us to offer sustainable solutions that reduce risks and improve productivity by delivering lower costs, raising revenues, and meeting our customers’ needs. Our focus is strongly aligned with SAP’s direction around packaged solutions which provide certainty to customers.” -Ends- 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 176,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visitwww.sap.com. About FourPL FourPL is a 100% Australian owned information technology company that provides SAP based supply chain integration solutions to the market. The company provides solutions for customers that use SAP software to support their supply chain functions.At FourPL we are loyal to our customers, and you can be confident that we get it…teamwork, commitment, depth and accountability produces sustainable results.For more information, visithttp://www.fourpl.com.au. # # # Any statements contained in this document that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “project,” “predict,” “should” and “will” and similar expressions as they relate to SAP are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. SAP undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. The factors that could affect SAP's future financial results are discussed more fully in SAP's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including SAP's most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their dates. Copyright 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. SAP, R/3, mySAP, mySAP.com, xApps, xApp, SAP NetWeaver and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries all over the world. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies. Data contained in this document serve informational purposes only. National product specifications may vary. Note to editors: To preview and download broadcast-standard stock footage and press photos digitally, please visitwww.sap.com/photos. On this platform, you can find high resolution material for your media channels.To view video stories on diverse topics, visitwww.sap-tv.com. From this site, you can embed videos into your own Web pages, share video via e-mail links and subscribe to RSS feeds from SAP TV. Follow SAP Australia and New Zealand on Twitter at@SAPANZ. Follow SAP News on Twitter at@sapnews.