Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT), a leading global information technology, consulting and outsourcing company, today announced the launch of the Wipro Co-Innovation Center for SAP Solutions in Bangalore. The focus of this partner research center for co-innovation is to drive innovation based on SAP® solutions. Wipro anticipates that participants in the center will develop best-in-class solutions based on the SAP HANA® platform, as well as next-generation technologies including mobility and analytics to offer integrated offerings based on SAP HANA for customers. The Wipro Co-Innovation Center for SAP Solutions was inaugurated today by Suresh Senapaty, Executive Director and Chief Finance Officer, Wipro, and Gerhard Oswald, member of the Executive Board and the Global Managing Board of SAP AG, at Wipro’s Electronic City campus in Bangalore. This world-class facility, located in Wipro’s campus in Bangalore, is equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure that will enable Wipro – in cooperation with SAP – to develop use cases and conduct customer-specific demonstrations. It will also be a center for providing training and building specific competencies around new SAP products. Supported by teams of professionals from Wipro and SAP, the new center is expected to provide customers with process-specific business solutions, and thought leadership around existing and emerging SAP solution-based technologies. Wipro will focus on innovating new solutions and use cases for industries, such as utilities, mining, banking, insurance, life sciences, public sector, automotive, consumer goods and retail. Bhanumurthy B. M., Senior Vice President and Head, Business Application Services, Wipro, said, “As customers seek greater value and innovation, it is our endeavour to provide winning solutions in line with future trends. Wipro, in cooperation with SAP, believes in 'winning together' by investing in future technologies that deliver business value for our customers. The Wipro Co-Innovation Center for SAP Solutions is an excellent initiative to help drive collaboration along with SAP that we anticipate will benefit our customers tremendously.” “SAP HANA is not only the foundation for SAP solutions like SAP Business Suite but also the next-generation platform that powers new applications to solve advanced customer issues,” said Gerhard Oswald, member of the Executive Board, SAP. “Strategic partners such as Wipro will help drive the next stage of customer value by delivering SAP HANA-based applications that help meet our customers’ challenges head-on.” Wipro plans to integrate its new Wipro Co-Innovation Center for SAP Solutions in Bangalore with Wipro Co-Innovation Centre in Mountain View, Calif., to offer an extended center of research for customers globally.