Getronics Selects® as Worldwide E-Business Platform
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WALLDORF, Germany - December 5, 2001 - SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced that Getronics has chosen the® e-businesss platform as the technology platform on which it will standardize its e-business solutions and services to manage its global operations in 34 countries worldwide. With, Getronics will be able to manage business processes more efficiently and effectively, experiencing cost savings and greater productivity as employees work seamlessly with each other, business partners and customers across enterprise boundaries. Getronics will be completing implementations of mySAP™ E-Procurement, mySAP™ Business Intelligence (mySAP BI) and mySAP™ Human Resources (mySAP HR). Getronics is a worldwide leading provider of IT solutions and services to professional users of information technology.

"The growing importance of e-business in today’s economy requires a different information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure. The solutions we have chosen will allow us to standardize on a single platform and further expand the consistent services we provide to our international relations," said Stéphane Paulus, vice president EMEA/Asia Pacific of Getronics. " will enable us to further extend our e-business activities in the future without any restrictions; in doing so, we expect to realize significant cost savings."

"SAP is strongly committed to delivering oustanding business benefits to Getronics," said Léo Apotheker, president of SAP EMEA and member of the extended management board of SAP AG. "The solutions SAP provides have never been more timely for our customers than today. will help Getronics strengthen its bottom line through vastly improved business processes."

The American branch of Getronics has already announced the selection of the Enterprise Unification Portal from SAP Portals to serve as the basis for its new internal business portal, with time and travel management and human resource functionality. It has enabled Getronics U.S. to improve its employee self-service scenarios and internal communications with the majority of its 4,000 employees.

As part of the overall project, Getronics, which has been a long-time SAP customer, will migrate its existing SAP applications for human resources, e-procurement and business intelligence and the use of portal technology to the platform.

About Getronics
With more than 30,000 personnel spread over 34 countries, Getronics is one of the world’s leading suppliers of supplier-independent solutions and services for professional use in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

Getronics offers consultancy services and designs, builds, implements and manages advanced Infrastructure and E-Business Solutions and services. The company supports a large number of leading international companies in maximizing the value of technology investments and improving customer interaction.

The corporation’s international head offices are established in Amsterdam, with regional head offices in Boston, Singapore and Washington, D.C. Getronics is listed at the Amsterdam Stock Exchange as "GTN." More information about the company and the services it provides can be found on


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