Cap Gemini Ernst & Young and SAPMarkets Partner to Help Companies Create Comprehensive B2B Exchange Solutions

Agreement to Focus on Delivery of Private Exchanges

to Targeted Clients Worldwide



Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Cap Gemini Ernst & Young

    LISBON, Portugal, April 24 /PRNewswire/ --
 Cap Gemini Ernst & Young (PSE: PCAP), one of the largest management and IT
 consulting firms in the world, and SAPMarkets, Inc., the exchange company of
 SAP group (NYSE:   SAP), today announced that they have signed an agreement
 aimed at helping companies worldwide create comprehensive B2B exchange
 solutions using the MarketSet(TM) solution.  By signing the agreement with
 SAPMarkets, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young joined the SAPMarkets Global Partner
 Program as a Most Valuable Partner.  As the first partner to be engaged at
 this elite level, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young will develop a dedicated practice
 focused on the delivery of MarketSet-based solutions.
     As part of the SAPMarkets Global Partner Program, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young
 and SAPMarkets will engage in joint marketing, business development and
 solution delivery activities.  In addition, two comprehensive SAPMarkets
 Centers of Excellence will be established in the United States and Europe to
 focus on solution demonstrations, client awareness and competency development.
     MarketSet creates opportunities for multiple businesses to collaborate
 with suppliers, partners and customers as closely as if they were a single
 entity.  The cost-effective solution provided by MarketSet reduces many of the
 risks associated with building a marketplace by integrating complex
 application interfaces and new technologies and software.
     "SAPMarkets is pleased to be working with Cap Gemini Ernst & Young to help
 bring private marketplaces to our customers," said Mayur Shah, president of
 SAPMarkets.  "Through this agreement, our customers have access to a more
 complete, combined offering that leverages each company's strengths.  Cap
 Gemini Ernst & Young's expertise in B2B marketplace integration combined with
 the strength of the MarketSet solution will bring tremendous value to the
 market."
     "I am extremely excited about this global agreement because of the
 powerful solutions and value we will be able to provide to our clients," said
 Ken Morton, SAP service line leader, Americas, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young.
 "This clearly positions Cap Gemini Ernst & Young as a leader in the MarketSet
 solution area."
     "We are delighted to see Cap Gemini Ernst &Young, a world-class consulting
 firm, become a part of the SAPMarkets Global Partner Program," said Michael
 Heinrich, director of Business Development at SAPMarkets.  "We will work
 together on specific projects to deliver the leading marketplace solution to
 benefit our joint customers."
     "As the B2B marketplace industry continues to evolve, we see this
 agreement as an excellent opportunity to provide our clients with the latest
 B2B marketplace solutions," said Pravesh Mehra, B2B service line leader, Cap
 Gemini Ernst & Young.  "Successful companies need a steadfast solution to
 survive in today's volatile economy."
     Cap Gemini Ernst & Young and SAPMarkets have already combined forces to
 leverage e-marketplace opportunities.  Working together they assisted in the
 formation of a rapid deployment of a B2B exchange -- Enporion, a global supply
 chain e-marketplace for the energy industry.  Founded by seven energy
 companies, Enporion has been in partnership with SAPMarkets and Cap Gemini
 Ernst & Young since its incorporation in August 2000.  Enporion was one of the
 first North American implementations of the joint SAPMarkets and Commerce One
 MarketSet solution.
 
     About Cap Gemini Ernst & Young
     Cap Gemini Ernst & Young is one of the largest management and IT
 consulting firms in the world.  The company offers management and IT
 consulting services, systems integration, and technology development, design
 and outsourcing capabilities on a global scale to help traditional businesses
 and "dot companies" continue to implement growth strategies and leverage
 technology in the new economy.  The organization employs more than
 59,000 people worldwide and reports global revenues of about 8.5 billion euros
 (2000 pro forma).  More information about individual service lines, offices
 and research is available at www.cgey.com
 
     About SAPMarkets
     SAPMarkets is the exchange company of SAP (NYSE:   SAP) and delivers
 solutions that automate business processes across boundaries.  Based in Palo
 Alto, California, SAPMarkets currently enables over 1100 companies worldwide
 to use the Internet for greater agility, precision and profitability.
 SAPMarkets can be found at http://www.sapmarkets.com .
 
     SAPMarkets Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of SAP AG.  This press
 release contains forward-looking statements based on beliefs of SAP
 management.  Any statements contained in this press release that are not
 historical facts are forward-looking statements as defined in the U.S. Private
 Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  The words "anticipate," "believe,"
 "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "plan," "project," "should" and "will"
 and similar expressions as they relate to SAP are intended to identify such
 forward-looking statements.  Such statements reflect the current views and
 assumptions of SAP, and all forward-looking statements are subject to various
 risks and uncertainties that could cause results to differ materially from
 expectations.  The factors that could affect future SAP financial results are
 discussed more fully in SAP filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange
 Commission (the "SEC"), including the SAP Annual Report on Form 20-F for 1999
 filed with the SEC on April 7, 2000.  Readers are cautioned not to place undue
 reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their
 dates.  SAP undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any
 forward-looking statements.
 
     SAP is a trademark of SAP AG in Germany and several other countries.
     MarketSet is a joint trademark of SAPMarkets, Inc. and Commerce One, Inc.
     Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of
 their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE Cap Gemini Ernst & Young
    LISBON, Portugal, April 24 /PRNewswire/ --
 Cap Gemini Ernst & Young (PSE: PCAP), one of the largest management and IT
 consulting firms in the world, and SAPMarkets, Inc., the exchange company of
 SAP group (NYSE:   SAP), today announced that they have signed an agreement
 aimed at helping companies worldwide create comprehensive B2B exchange
 solutions using the MarketSet(TM) solution.  By signing the agreement with
 SAPMarkets, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young joined the SAPMarkets Global Partner
 Program as a Most Valuable Partner.  As the first partner to be engaged at
 this elite level, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young will develop a dedicated practice
 focused on the delivery of MarketSet-based solutions.
     As part of the SAPMarkets Global Partner Program, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young
 and SAPMarkets will engage in joint marketing, business development and
 solution delivery activities.  In addition, two comprehensive SAPMarkets
 Centers of Excellence will be established in the United States and Europe to
 focus on solution demonstrations, client awareness and competency development.
     MarketSet creates opportunities for multiple businesses to collaborate
 with suppliers, partners and customers as closely as if they were a single
 entity.  The cost-effective solution provided by MarketSet reduces many of the
 risks associated with building a marketplace by integrating complex
 application interfaces and new technologies and software.
     "SAPMarkets is pleased to be working with Cap Gemini Ernst & Young to help
 bring private marketplaces to our customers," said Mayur Shah, president of
 SAPMarkets.  "Through this agreement, our customers have access to a more
 complete, combined offering that leverages each company's strengths.  Cap
 Gemini Ernst & Young's expertise in B2B marketplace integration combined with
 the strength of the MarketSet solution will bring tremendous value to the
 market."
     "I am extremely excited about this global agreement because of the
 powerful solutions and value we will be able to provide to our clients," said
 Ken Morton, SAP service line leader, Americas, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young.
 "This clearly positions Cap Gemini Ernst & Young as a leader in the MarketSet
 solution area."
     "We are delighted to see Cap Gemini Ernst &Young, a world-class consulting
 firm, become a part of the SAPMarkets Global Partner Program," said Michael
 Heinrich, director of Business Development at SAPMarkets.  "We will work
 together on specific projects to deliver the leading marketplace solution to
 benefit our joint customers."
     "As the B2B marketplace industry continues to evolve, we see this
 agreement as an excellent opportunity to provide our clients with the latest
 B2B marketplace solutions," said Pravesh Mehra, B2B service line leader, Cap
 Gemini Ernst & Young.  "Successful companies need a steadfast solution to
 survive in today's volatile economy."
     Cap Gemini Ernst & Young and SAPMarkets have already combined forces to
 leverage e-marketplace opportunities.  Working together they assisted in the
 formation of a rapid deployment of a B2B exchange -- Enporion, a global supply
 chain e-marketplace for the energy industry.  Founded by seven energy
 companies, Enporion has been in partnership with SAPMarkets and Cap Gemini
 Ernst & Young since its incorporation in August 2000.  Enporion was one of the
 first North American implementations of the joint SAPMarkets and Commerce One
 MarketSet solution.
 
     About Cap Gemini Ernst & Young
     Cap Gemini Ernst & Young is one of the largest management and IT
 consulting firms in the world.  The company offers management and IT
 consulting services, systems integration, and technology development, design
 and outsourcing capabilities on a global scale to help traditional businesses
 and "dot companies" continue to implement growth strategies and leverage
 technology in the new economy.  The organization employs more than
 59,000 people worldwide and reports global revenues of about 8.5 billion euros
 (2000 pro forma).  More information about individual service lines, offices
 and research is available at www.cgey.com
 
     About SAPMarkets
     SAPMarkets is the exchange company of SAP (NYSE:   SAP) and delivers
 solutions that automate business processes across boundaries.  Based in Palo
 Alto, California, SAPMarkets currently enables over 1100 companies worldwide
 to use the Internet for greater agility, precision and profitability.
 SAPMarkets can be found at http://www.sapmarkets.com .
 
     SAPMarkets Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of SAP AG.  This press
 release contains forward-looking statements based on beliefs of SAP
 management.  Any statements contained in this press release that are not
 historical facts are forward-looking statements as defined in the U.S. Private
 Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  The words "anticipate," "believe,"
 "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "plan," "project," "should" and "will"
 and similar expressions as they relate to SAP are intended to identify such
 forward-looking statements.  Such statements reflect the current views and
 assumptions of SAP, and all forward-looking statements are subject to various
 risks and uncertainties that could cause results to differ materially from
 expectations.  The factors that could affect future SAP financial results are
 discussed more fully in SAP filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange
 Commission (the "SEC"), including the SAP Annual Report on Form 20-F for 1999
 filed with the SEC on April 7, 2000.  Readers are cautioned not to place undue
 reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their
 dates.  SAP undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any
 forward-looking statements.
 
     SAP is a trademark of SAP AG in Germany and several other countries.
     MarketSet is a joint trademark of SAPMarkets, Inc. and Commerce One, Inc.
     Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of
 their respective owners.
 
 SOURCE  Cap Gemini Ernst & Young