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HP Helps Organizations Quickly Harness the Benefits of SAP Rapid Deployment Solutions

HP's SAP-Qualified Services Help Enterprises Accelerate Return on Investment

MADRID, SPAIN -- (Marketwire) -- 11/12/12 -- HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced the availability of its new SAP-qualified implementation services for SAP® Rapid Deployment solutions, which are designed to help organizations accelerate return on investment and lower the IT risks related to implementing and running SAP applications.

HP's new implementation services for SAP Rapid Deployment solutions combine software and best practices with HP consulting services to help clients achieve benefits quickly and affordably while reducing risks. These preconfigured solutions identify the costs and scope of SAP application implementations up front, which leads to predictable results. Additionally, HP can help clients customize the SAP Rapid Deployment solutions to address future business requirements.

When customers are ready for the production environment of SAP Rapid Deployment solutions, HP offers a hybrid delivery model to support the client's choice on where to run the applications. Clients can run the applications in a traditional IT environment, in a private cloud on the client's premises, or in one of HP's secure commercial data centers around the globe.

"Enterprises need to address their most pressing business needs -- such as analytics, mobility, supply chain and customer relationship management -- while laying the foundation for future expansion," said Jules Beck, vice president, Global Enterprise Applications and Mobility Services, HP Enterprise Services. "With deep expertise in various delivery models and SAP applications, HP helps clients to stay competitive, improve customer retention, meet regulatory requirements and improve business processes."

HP is a leading global service provider offering SAP-qualified implementation services for the following SAP Rapid Deployment solutions:

  • SAP HANA® Profitability Analysis rapid-deployment solution;
  • SAP Extended Warehouse Management rapid-deployment solution;
  • Rapid database migration of SAP NetWeaver® Business Warehouse (SAP NetWeaver BW) to SAP HANA; and
  • Rapid database migration to SAP Sybase® Adaptive Server® Enterprise (SAP Sybase ASE).

The coupling of SAP Rapid Deployment solutions with HP fast start services for the SAP HANA platform offers clients a unique opportunity to deliver business value in weeks, rather than months. HP also can provide the preconfigured hardware for SAP HANA, which further accelerates time to value.

"Faster time to value has become a critical factor in IT budget spending decisions," said Steven Birdsall, senior vice president and general manager, SAP Rapid Deployment Solutions. "Using HP's implementation services for SAP Rapid Deployment solutions will allow clients to quickly address their most urgent business processes utilizing SAP best practices, templates and tools."

HP offers end-to-end consulting and system integration services to help clients further capture the full business advantage of their SAP applications. The HP implementation services for SAP Rapid Deployment solutions extend HP's capabilities, resources and expertise for SAP application development and delivery.

HP is an SAP-certified global provider of cloud services, application management services, Run SAP implementations and hosting services, providing high-quality standards for delivering of SAP applications.

HP's premier Europe, Middle East and Africa client event, HP Discover, takes place Dec. 4-6 in Frankfurt, Germany.

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