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SUSE Adds New Channel Program for SAP® Business One, version for SAP HANA®

SUSE and SAP Channel Partners to Help Small and Midsized Enterprises Use Real-Time Business Insight Affordably

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NUREMBERG, Germany, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SUSE® today announced it is extending the PartnerNet enablement program to provide further assistance to SAP channel partners that want to deliver the recently announced version of SAP® Business One for SAP HANA®. SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA is a scalable, affordable solution that offers embedded analytics capabilities that enable employees to make intelligent decisions. It delivers fast application performance even when transaction volumes are high.

Small and midsized enterprises (SMEs) today need the ability to analyze data in real time in order to improve business operations. The specialized SUSE partner training and sales support program will help partners successfully deploy, manage and support SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, the recommended and supported OS for SAP HANA, the real-time database platform that streamlines transactions, analytics, planning and predictive and sentiment assessments to allow business to operate in real time. As part of the program, SAP channel partners authorized to resell SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA will receive access to the SUSE Installation Wizard, a powerful automation tool that streamlines deployment of the version of SAP Business One for SAP HANA with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

"Our partnership with SAP has enabled thousands of customers to gain the exciting benefits SUSE Linux Enterprise has to offer, including decreased operating costs and improved performance," said Naji  Almahmoud, senior director of SAP global alliance, SUSE. "SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is the recommended and supported operating system for use with SAP HANA. With SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA, we look forward to an ongoing upward trend in our customers' success as they continue to see the value of implementing Linux within their IT environments."

"SAP welcomes SUSE's launch of the PartnerNet program in support of SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA," said Rinse Tamsma, vice president, Channel, SAP Business One and SAP Business All-in-One, SAP. "This new version of SAP Business One, which integrates the capabilities of our in-memory platform, will provide SMEs greater visibility and control of their business environments. And through our close collaboration with SUSE and our broader partner ecosystem, customers will benefit from additional options including integration of products and services as well as comprehensive operating system service and support."

SAP channel partners worldwide will receive the following additional benefits as members of PartnerNet:

  • SUSE Installation Wizard: A special edition, easy-to-use installation tool for SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA.
  • Access to SUSE electronic sales support for SAP channel partners
  • Tailored online technical training to become a SUSE Certified Linux Administrator so partners can use SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, a leading Linux platform for SAP applications, to help lower the costs of deployments.

Visit SUSE at the SAP Business One HANA TechSummit, being held April 17-19 in Bratislava, Slovakia, where consultants and developers will gather to gain knowledge and experience working with the latest SAP technology. SUSE experts and executives will be on hand to educate and collaborate with SAP channel partners from around the world.

About SUSE

SUSE®, a pioneer in open source software, provides reliable, interoperable Linux and cloud infrastructure solutions that give enterprises greater control and flexibility. More than 20 years of engineering excellence, exceptional service and an unrivaled partner ecosystem power the products and support that help our customers manage complexity, reduce cost, and confidently deliver mission-critical services. The lasting relationships we build allow us to adapt and deliver the smarter innovation they need to succeed—today and tomorrow. For more information, visit us at www.suse.com.

(C) 2013 SUSE LLC. All Rights Reserved. SUSE and the SUSE logo are registered trademarks of SUSE LLC in the United States and other countries.  SAP, SAP HANA and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries. All other third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

SAP Forward-looking Statement

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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