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BW: SAP and IBM Expand Global Partnership to Provide mySAP.com Solutions with IBM's DB2

Dec 07, 1999, 12:33 (0 Talkback[s])

"SAP AG ..., the leading provider of inter-enterprise software solutions, and IBM, the worldwide leader in data management solutions, today announced an agreement to expand their global sales, marketing and development relationship."

"As part of this agreement, the two companies will work together toprovide expanded choices for customers that wish to implement mySAP.com(TM) Internet business solutions and IBM's DB2 Universal Database on a variety of hardware platforms. These platforms include Windows 2000, in addition to the already available solutions for Sun Microsystems, Linux, Windows NT and IBM's RS/6000, AS/400 and S/390 platforms. Through this expanded partnership, customers can now take advantage of broader flexibility for a wider choice of hardware platforms when using IBM DB2 with SAP(TM) solutions. In addition, customers will not have to incur the time or expense of changing their existing hardware platforms when porting to DB2 databases for SAP solutions."

"The broader platform support using DB2 helps ease and strengthen the use of mySAP.com, a collaborative business environment of personalized solutions on demand. Through this support, mySAP.com software solutions can gain all the benefits of heterogeneous and multiplatform support provided by one database product as well as special unique functionality for the SAP Business Information Warehouse(TM) (SAP BW(TM)), such as parallel database support for full scalability. With mySAP.com software solutions supported by IBM DB2, the mySAP.com offerings such as the Workplace server, SAPBusiness-to-Business Procurement(TM), SAP Customer Relationship Management, SAP Strategic Enterprise Management(TM) and SAP Knowledge Management(TM) are scheduled to be available for first customer shipment on all DB2 platforms this month."

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