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HP to Support Enterprise SOA Blueprint from SAP

HP Offers Services to Help Companies Develop and Maintain An Enterprise SOA Strategy from SAP

Palo Alto, California, USA. January 29, 2007.

HP today announced that it will offer new services to support an enterprise service-oriented architecture (Enterprise SOA) blueprint from SAP, helping customers achieve better integration and alignment of people, information and business processes across business and technology.

HP also will design and implement services to support key SAP NetWeaver components, including an SAP NetWeaver Portal program for workforce integration, an SAP NetWeaver Exchange Infrastructure (SAP NetWeaver XI) program for process integration, and an SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence (SAP NetWeaver BI) program for information integration.

By offering both Enterprise SOA services and SAP NetWeaver implementation services, HP, which also offers its own SOA solutions, will be better able to help SAP customers improve business process innovation and flexibility.

These SAP-based services complement and extend the robust suite of offerings from HP Software, which provides tools and applications for SOA quality testing, governance, security and management. HP SOA Center, a key component of the offerings that is in use at hundreds of companies around the world, combines HP's existing SOA portfolio with the recent addition of Mercury and market leading Systinet Registry and Repository. Additional information on HP SOA software offerings is available at

HP additionally will offer Composite Application Factory, which will provide customers with rapid and cost-effective customized development of composite applications as well as design and implementation services for SAP NetWeaver components.

These new services are part of HP's Adaptive Infrastructure portfolio, which helps enterprises reduce costs, improve service levels and increase the speed with which they can introduce change by transforming traditional data centers into automated, virtualized, 24x7, lights-out computing environments. As part of this portfolio, HP offers a full lifecycle of SAP services, from strategy and design through implementation, integration and management, to enable the upgrade of legacy technology and application infrastructure.

"As site of the world's fifth largest SAP application implementation, HP understands and appreciates the benefits of SAP applications," said Onagh Ash, senior vice president, Consulting & Integration, HP Services. "Based on our experience and close collaboration with SAP in more than 55,000 customer implementations, HP delivers a smooth and cost-effective SAP NetWeaver platform deployment so customers can realize a better return on investment."

To drive growth, businesses need IT resources and applications that are able to adapt in real time for business value. With its flexible IT systems and services, HP helps customers build and manage computing environments that scale as business needs change.

HP and SAP: Strategic Partners

The HP services for Enterprise SOA include: Envisioning Service; Assessment Service; Governance & Architecture Service; Enablement Service; Development Service; and Design and Implementations Services for SAP NetWeaver, which include Business Intelligence and Analytics based on SAP NetWeaver BI, Enterprise Portal Solutions based on SAP NetWeaver Portal, Process improvement and Integration Solutions based on SAP NetWeaver XI, Business process innovation based on the mySAP Business Suite, and Management Service.

More information on HP's support for an Enterprise SOA based on SAP NetWeaver is available at

"SAP shares HP's vision of enabling businesses to adapt to change in real time," said Stephan Rossius, senior vice president, Global Partner Management, SAP AG. "By combining HP's services with our Enterprise SOA strategy, we can help customers improve business process innovation and flexibility."

In addition to expanding its partnership with SAP, HP also will leverage relationships with Intel and IDS Scheer to deliver complete products and services. Alongside with HP and SAP, Intel will support go-to-market activities and the technology refresh of servers, while IDS Scheer enhances SOA success with superior business process knowledge and will provide ARIS Platform technology for solution design and business process management consulting services to complement HP's application and technology services.

About HP

HP focuses on simplifying technology experiences for all of its customers - from individual consumers to the largest businesses. With a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing and IT infrastructure, HP is among the world's largest IT companies, with revenue totaling $91.7 billion for the four fiscal quarters ended Oct. 31, 2006. More information about HP (NYSE, Nasdaq: HPQ) is available at


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