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SAP Extends Solution Portfolio for SAP xApps.

New Breed of Packaged Composite Applications Gains Momentum; SAP Pursues Aggressive Go-To-Market Strategy, Provides Support for Customers
LISBON, Portugal - September 5, 2002 - SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced the growing portfolio of SAP xApps, including the development of the new SAP xApp Employee Productivity (SAP xEP) and the upcoming shipment of SAP xApp Resource and Program Management (SAP xRPM) in response to market demand for the company’s nimble composite applications that implement new, team-driven processes. This announcement was made at SAPPHIRE? ’02, SAP’s international e-business conference being held in Lisbon, Portugal, September 4–6.

SAP recently debuted xApps, a new breed of business applications that drives innovation across the enterprise by constructing an easily accessible team-driven dynamic process that spans a heterogeneous infrastructure of applications as well as structured and unstructured data. Integration and collaboration needs used to trigger organizations to create composite applications from scratch, requiring large in-house development and maintenance costs. SAP xApps deliver composite applications in a packaged way, with most of the initial development and the maintenance of it delivered by SAP. This new breed of practical, composite business solutions sits on top of existing disparate applications and supports cross-functional business processes in order to maximize strategic assets, realize greater return on investment, and lower total cost of ownership.

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