[Beijing, China, July 26, 2012]: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced it has signed an agreement establishing SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), a global leading supplier of enterprise application software and solutions, as its first Chinese Global Technology Partner. Through their partnership, SAP and Huawei will deepen their technical integration and support, build an interoperability competency center and carry out joint sales and marketing activities worldwide. Today's announcement was made at the 2012 China SAPPHIRE being held in Beijing on July 26 and 27.
By collaborating to create technical synergy and joint innovation, SAP and Huawei will help customers accelerate application development, reduce the overall cost of ownership, and improve flexibility and operating efficiency with an end-to-end integrated system. It will help customers enhance businesses' competitive strength and performance. The companies will together provide integrated products with enhanced availability and scalability, enhancing customers' insights from enterprise information. Their joint offerings will help customers reduce implementation and operation costs based on the optimization of infrastructures and software solutions. In the future, Huawei and SAP will make their solutions available to global customers across a variety of industries, including government, utility, telecom, finance, transportation, energy, commercial and digital.
"We are excited to establish a Global Technology Partnership with SAP. As a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, we have a decade of experience in ICT technologies. We believe it's a win-win cooperation with SAP, a global leading supplier of enterprise application software and solutions." said Mr. Zheng Yelai, President of IT Product Line, Huawei, "Guided by the idea of openness and collaboration, we will work together to provide highly efficient, customer-centric, cost-saving ICT solutions for our customers."
"We are pleased to forge a Global Technology Partnership with Huawei, the leading innovative Chinese technology enterprise," said Ms. Hera Siu, Senior Vice President and President of SAP China. "Our partnership highlights SAP's customer-centric ecosystem, which, together with partners, creates and delivers more value and innovations to customers. Through the collaboration between our two world-leading enterprises, we can offer powerfully integrated solutions to help global customers reduce implementation costs, improve profitability and achieve greater success. We also hope our partnership will provide SAP the opportunity to work with more Chinese enterprises and deepen our cooperation with China's entire IT ecosystem; thereby advancing our global technology innovations and business practices."
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Since its founding in Shenzhen, China in 1987, Huawei has been dedicated to delivering competitive ICT solutions and services to telecom operators, enterprises and consumers, continuously enhancing the customer experience to create maximum value. With powerful R&D and comprehensive technical capabilities, Huawei has developed close cooperative relationships with partners around the world, expanding its end-to-end solutions across telecom, enterprise, consumer and cloud computing.
Also a global enterprise committed to creating value for customers through innovative solutions, SAP has closely followed China's economic and social transformation to develop a deep understanding of the country's strategic plan for informatization. To help its customers succeed, SAP has developed a portfolio strategy that consists of synchronized investments in five interconnected elements: Applications, Analytics, Mobile, Cloud, and Database and Technology. SAP's product portfolio for large-scale enterprises ranges from core products ERP, to function and industry-specific products BA, SRM, PLM, CRM and SCM, providing a complete series of integrated solutions and products to meet enterprises' management informatization needs. SAP also provides a multitude of rapid-deployment solutions and standard product combinations to satisfy the information demands of small and medium enterprises across a variety of different sectors.