HP and SAP AG extend relationship to focus on output-management solution for SAP's enterprise software.
SINGAPORE, 16 June 2000 -- Hewlett-Packard Company and SAP AG to will work together to
develop advanced output-management and information-delivery solutions for current and future SAP customers.
This new joint effort by HP and SAP AG is among the first byproducts to emerge from the recognition of a strategic
fit between mySAP.com and HP's e-services.
"This new alliance will make HP and SAP AG stronger partners as we jointly develop and market output-management
solutions and printing e-services," said Bill Bock, vice president and general manager of HP's Services and
The companies are focusing efforts on four areas: output distribution;
Web-based information delivery; and
One of the key factors in forging this alliance was HP's 1999 acquisition of Dazel Corporation. Prior to the acquisition,
Dazel had been certified as a SAP output-management solution.
HP and SAP will introduce the output-management solution this fall. The solution will support SAP's mySAP.com and
will provide end-to-end single-point control of the information-delivery architecture. It also will facilitate
the use of electronic forms through data-stream conversion and Web-enabled output.
SAP is leveraging its strength in industry-focused business software to deliver mySAP.com. mySAP.com provides an
open, collaborative business environment of personalized solutions on demand.
mySAP.com uses the Internet by optimizing supply chains, managing strategic relationships, reducing time to market,
sharing virtual information, and increasing productivity and shareholder value.
SAP is listed on several exchanges including the Frankfurt stock exchange and NYSE under the symbol "SAP".
Hewlett-Packard Company - a provider of computing and imaging solutions and services - has 86,000 employees worldwide
and had total revenue from continuing operations of $42.4 billion in its 1999 fiscal year.