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Newsbyte: SAPA® Rapid Deployment Solutions Help Customers Innovate In The Cloud

WALLDORF, Germany, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As more businesses seek to implement or convert current software solutions to pure cloud or hybrid cloud environments, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced capabilities to innovate faster than ever before with SAP® Rapid Deployment solutions. SAP simplifies deployments and helps customers run new enterprise solutions and move to the cloud with best practices in a predictable manner that helps minimize business disruption while new solutions are implemented. SAP Rapid Deployment solutions streamline the implementation experience with accelerated time to value at reduced costs.
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SAP Rapid Deployment solutions follow a universally applicable approach for customers deploying across the cloud, on premise or in hybrid landscapes. The solutions include best practices-based implementation content and risk-reducing methodologies that help get businesses up and running on solutions that best fit their needs. Whether a single application or an entire platform, customers use a proven and guided approach to deploy new solutions or migrate existing SAP solutions to the cloud. The assemble-to-order methodology enables businesses to deploy multiple solutions in the cloud or on premise in a way that supports business outcomes through a framework of proven guidelines, content, tools and methods. Rapid-deployment solutions allow customers to explore solutions in the cloud. For example, customers can explore the new SAP user experience in the cloud, on top of running business processes contained with best practices of the SAP® ERP Foundation Extension package.

"Businesses that want to move to the cloud often face the difficult task of identifying what information and processes they need and how they can move without disrupting daily operations," said Dr. Bernd Welz, executive vice president and global head, Solution & Knowledge Packaging, SAP. "SAP Rapid Deployment solutions make cloud implementations a non-issue. Customers can make a business decision, explore the solution, experience a guided solution implementation and enjoy the merits of the cloud without concerns on how to best implement a new cloud solution, integrating cloud solutions from SAP with on-premise solutions or migrating to SAP Cloud powered by SAP HANA."

With thousands of rapid deployment solutions sold from a broad portfolio of offerings, SAP Rapid Deployment solutions help customers move to the cloud in days or weeks. Nearly 100 percent of cloud migration or deployments on the SAP HANA® Enterprise Cloud service use rapid-deployment solutions as the standard for accelerating these projects.

"We needed to go from zero to full-blown CRM in a single quarter", said Mark Kilbourn, IT Manager at GC America. "SAP CRM rapid-deployment solution provided us with complete and rich solution in the near term, but also flexible to expand with our future growth. The entire process from selection to successful implementation was completed on time and within budget."

"When I said I needed an enterprise resource planning system in three months, other vendors told me it could not be done," said Martin Haas, managing director, Schaidt Innovations. "SAP was the only one that told us we could accomplish this and do it as a team. Together, we implemented the SAP ERP application in SAP Cloud powered by SAP HANA with the SAP ERP for Manufacturing rapid-deployment solution. SAP was clearly the right decision and I would definitely make it again."

For more information, visit the SAP News Center. Follow SAP on Twitter at @sapnews.

Media Contacts: Martin Gwisdalla, SAP, +49 (6227) 7-67275,, CET Peter Mertens, Burson-Marsteller, +1 (617) 912-5418,, EDT

Any statements contained in this document that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "intend," "may," "plan," "project," "predict," "should" and "will" and similar expressions as they relate to SAP are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. SAP undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. The factors that could affect SAP's future financial results are discussed more fully in SAP's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including SAP's most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their dates.

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