SAP AG To Announce Linux Support for SAP R/3 at CeBIT 99; Responding to Market Demand, SAP and Partners Will Deliver Linux-based Enterprise Software Solutions

“At CeBIT 99, SAP AG (NYSE ADR:SAP) will announce details of its
plans to deliver its industry-leading enterprise application
solution SAP(tm) R/3(R) on the Linux operating system, responding
to a growing groundswell of customer demand for this platform.”

“In addition, SAP will detail the broad support it has already
received from its major hardware and software partners for its
initiative to deliver SAP R/3 on Linux. These vendors will deliver
Linux-based systems, tools and databases and provide ongoing
platform maintenance and support. The growing industry support for
Linux adds further proof that it has emerged as a stable and
reliable platform for business computing and gives customers who
are already investing in Linux systems a way to further leverage
this investment.”

“We have received a significant number of serious customer
requests for R/3 on Linux over the past year,” said Hasso Plattner,
co-chairman and CEO of SAP AG. “After extensive testing in-house
and discussions with our partners and customers, we are confident
that Linux meets our standards.”


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