Press Release: May 12, 2009

HP Announces Plans to Offer SAP BusinessObjects Explorer Preinstalled on Its Infrastructure Systems

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 12, 2009

HP today announced its intentions to offer a customized, preconfigured technology bundle for the new SAP® BusinessObjects™ Explorer software.

The new packaged offering can accelerate and improve strategic decision making by providing organizations with immediate and intuitive access to business information.

“No matter what the economic times, customers need immediate access to business data to make informed decisions,” said John Gromala, director of marketing, Industry Standard Servers, HP. “HP intends to deliver a highly scalable and easy-to-manage infrastructure for SAP BusinessObjects Explorer, helping ensure quick deployment for customers.”

The combination of HP ProLiant servers, HP BladeSystem and HP StorageWorks used together with SAP software is designed to help customers connect the information stored in their SAP NetWeaver® Business Warehouse software-based environments. Organizations can easily reconcile data silos and allow the knowledge gained to flow across their businesses so that it can be leveraged by employees, including ones who are not highly trained business analysts, for the best results.

“As part of the further execution of our Global Information Management Strategy, we are looking at combining traditional business intelligence tools with state-of-the-art technology and concepts,” said Vincent Vloemans, director, Global Information Management, Sara Lee. “With expert guidance from SAP and HP we are using the power of the HP offering for SAP BusinessObjects Explorer to turn vast amounts of data into actionable information in an easy, accessible way. This is a solution that demonstrates how technology could positively impact our top and bottom lines and our executives are very interested in continuing to explore this potential.”

When SAP BusinessObjects Explorer is deployed on the new HP ProLiant G6 servers running on the HP BladeSystem platform, customers can realize returns on their server hardware investment through energy cost savings in a matter of months. The HP ProLiant G6 servers offer increased performance through Intel® processors, optimized power efficiency through HP Thermal Logic technologies, and simplified monitoring, provisioning and recovery with HP Insight Control.

“Today, SAP delivers a revolutionary new solution that lets employees explore their business at the speed of thought,” said Marge Breya, executive vice president and general manager, Intelligence Platform Group and SAP NetWeaver Solution Management, SAP AG. “We recognize the contributions that HP has made to help ensure our customers have the best possible experience with SAP BusinessObjects Explorer. We will continue to co-innovate with our ecosystem and look forward to ongoing successful collaborations with HP.”

Pricing and availability

The HP offering for SAP BusinessObjects Explorer will be available shortly after public availability of SAP BusinessObjects Explorer. SAP BusinessObjects Explorer is scheduled to begin shipping on June 15. Pricing information will be available at that time.

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