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NEC and SAP Open Global Competence Center in Germany

WALLDORF, Germany, April 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) and its subsidiary SAP Japan and NEC Corporation (NEC) today announced the opening of the "SAP Global Competence Center" in Walldorf, Germany. The NEC Global Competence Center for SAP Software will serve as the facility where SAP and NEC intend to engage in future co-innovative projects that aim to help joint customers realize the benefits of enterprise service-oriented architecture (enterprise SOA). With intentions to expand the relationship, the companies plan to work together so that the SAP Business Suite and SAP NetWeaver(R) might be delivered via NEC products, including its energy-saving server, storage, middleware and datacenter platform. Today's opening of the competence center builds on the growing global technology relationship between SAP and NEC, previously announced in February 2008 (See February 19, 2008 announcement from NEC titled "NEC and SAP Expand Scope of Global Alliance" at http://www.nec.co.jp/press/en/0802/1901.html).

WALLDORF, Germany, April 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) and its subsidiary SAP Japan and NEC Corporation (NEC) today announced the opening of the "SAP Global Competence Center" in Walldorf, Germany. The NEC Global Competence Center for SAP Software will serve as the facility where SAP and NEC intend to engage in future co-innovative projects that aim to help joint customers realize the benefits of enterprise service-oriented architecture (enterprise SOA). With intentions to expand the relationship, the companies plan to work together so that the SAP Business Suite and SAP NetWeaver(R) might be delivered via NEC products, including its energy-saving server, storage, middleware and datacenter platform. Today's opening of the competence center builds on the growing global technology relationship between SAP and NEC, previously announced in February 2008 (See February 19, 2008 announcement from NEC titled "NEC and SAP Expand Scope of Global Alliance" at http://www.nec.co.jp/press/en/0802/1901.html).

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At the new site, the two technology leaders intend to collaboratively test and optimize SAP(R) solutions to work with NEC hardware, software and its data center platform. The companies plan to deploy experienced sizing specialist experts to investigate how to configure and size NEC solutions to match SAP customers' specific requirements. Additionally, there are plans to combine NEC's manufacturing software and experience with the SAP NetWeaver technology platform, so that joint manufacturing customers are assisted in leveraging enterprise SOA to achieve increased business agility. Moving forward, the NEC Global Competence Center for SAP Software is envisioned to serve as a hub for further expansion of NEC's SAP-related business. Some other initial areas of future consideration will include:

— Combining NEC energy-saving products with SAP NetWeaver — Both partners will engage with the goal of optimizing the usage of SAP NetWeaver with NEC's green solutions, supporting NEC's efforts to develop energy-saving products including servers, storage and middleware. — Optimizing NEC Data Center Solutions for use with SAP solutions — The center plans to engage in activities to enhance performance of data-rich SAP NetWeaver and SAP Business Suite solutions on the NEC data center platform, which uses the NEC integrated blade system and next-generation grid technology.

"NEC is looking forward to deepening our relationship with SAP and joining forces to meet the needs of our diverse customer community," said Junji Yasui, senior vice president, NEC Corporation. "The new competence center will help our customers move to the next level in their deployment of enterprise service oriented architecture."

"The opening of the global competency center is another milestone in the relationship between SAP and NEC," said Zia Yusuf, executive vice president, Global Ecosystem and Partner group, SAP AG. "It further underscores our strong joint commitment to deliver value to customers. We are pleased to further extend this relationship through continued collaboration."

About NEC

NEC Corporation is one of the world's leading providers of Internet, broadband network and enterprise business solutions dedicated to meeting the specialized needs of its diverse and global base of customers. NEC delivers tailored solutions in the key fields of computer, networking and electron devices, by integrating its technical strengths in IT and Networks, and by providing advanced semiconductor solutions through NEC Electronics Corporation. The NEC Group employs more than 150,000 people worldwide. For additional information, please visit the NEC home page at: http://www.nec.com

About SAP

SAP is the world's leading provider of business software*. Today, more than 46,100 customers in more than 120 countries run SAP(R) applications-from distinct solutions addressing the needs of small businesses and midsize companies to suite offerings for global organizations. Powered by the SAP NetWeaver(R) technology platform to drive innovation and enable business change, SAP software helps enterprises of all sizes around the world improve customer relationships, enhance partner collaboration and create efficiencies across their supply chains and business operations. SAP solution portfolios support the unique business processes of more than 25 industries, including high tech, retail, financial services, healthcare and the public sector. With subsidiaries in more than 50 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt stock exchange and NYSE under the symbol "SAP." (Additional information at http://www.sap.com)

(*) SAP defines business software as comprising enterprise resource planning and related applications such as supply chain management, customer relationship management, product life-cycle management and supplier relationship management.

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NEC Corporation (Japan) Hiroe Okajima, NEC Corporation, +81 3 3798 6511, h-okajima@ax.jp.nec.com Chris Shimizu, NEC Europe Ltd., +44-20-8752-2794, chris.shimizu@eu.nec.com

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