Clark County Nevada Lights the Way to Digital Government With SAP

Fastest-Growing County in the Nation Selects SAP(R) Software to Enhance

Transparency and Improve Citizen Access to Services



Nov 17, 2004, 00:00 ET from SAP AG

    LAS VEGAS, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SAP Public Services, Inc.
 today announced that Clark County, home to the city of Las Vegas, Nevada, has
 selected mySAP(TM) ERP to enhance process transparency and lay a foundation
 for digital government to improve delivery of services for its approximately
 1.6 million constituents. With IBM Business Consulting Services, SAP will
 deliver an integrated solution to standardize administrative processes
 throughout Clark County and facilitate information sharing to build a strong
 foundation for citizen service initiatives. Clark County joins neighboring
 Washoe County, Nevada, the second largest county in the state, alongside a
 growing list of federal, state and local governments that are leveraging
 SAP(R) solutions to integrate legacy and other critical data to efficiently
 manage accounting, budgeting, funds management, procurement, constituent and
 personnel management activities.
     Faced with a tight budget, Clark County turned to SAP to identify the
 right solutions to help support the growth of the fastest-growing county in
 the United States, with 5,000 new residents calling Clark County home each
 month. The county chose tools for financial management, human resources,
 business intelligence and an enterprise portal as well mySAP(TM) Customer
 Relationship Management (mySAP CRM) to enable digital government transactions
 that connect citizens and businesses to municipal services 24 hours a day,
 seven days a week via an Internet portal.
     As the area's principal provider of capital facilities, including
 Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, the economic viability of southern
 Nevada is tied to Clark County's ability to conduct its fiscal affairs in an
 orderly manner. Likewise, to enhance the quality of life for its residents,
 the county must successfully address the needs of the community, including
 those met by the University Medical Center in providing access to health care;
 courts; social services; juvenile programs; and municipal services such as
 police, fire, public works and recreational programs. All of the key agencies
 in Clark County, including Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, Regional Flood and
 Transportation and the Clark County Detention Center, will leverage SAP
 solutions to integrate and align people, information and processes across
 organizational and technological boundaries.
     "SAP is bringing to bear its solid public sector expertise and proven
 technology to enable Clark County and other state and local governments to
 deliver higher-quality services to its constituents and to attain increased
 efficiency in its operations," said Steve Peck, president, SAP Public
 Services. "SAP and IBM share a commitment to Clark County and all of our
 customers:  to ensure the success of digital government transformation by
 delivering the best practices, services and processes to help public sector
 agencies."
     IBM will lead the implementation of mySAP ERP with financials, procurement
 and HR solutions being implemented in two phases over the next two years, with
 expected go-live dates in Clark County of November 2005 for phase one of
 financials and procurement and September 2006 for phase two HR and payroll.
 
     About SAP Public Services, Inc.
     SAP Public Services, Inc. is a subsidiary of SAP America, Inc., which is a
 subsidiary of SAP AG, the world's leading provider of business software
 solutions*. Today, more than 24,450 customers in over 120 countries run more
 than 84,000 installations of SAP(R) software-from distinct solutions
 addressing the needs of small and midsize businesses to enterprise-scale suite
 solutions for global organizations. Powered by the SAP NetWeaver(TM) platform
 to drive innovation and enable business change, mySAP(TM) Business Suite
 solutions are helping enterprises around the world improve customer
 relationships, enhance partner collaboration and create efficiencies across
 their supply chains and business operations. SAP industry solutions support
 the unique business processes of more than 25 industry segments, including
 high tech, retail, public sector and financial services. The company is listed
 on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt stock exchange and NYSE under
 the symbol "SAP." SAP Public Services is headquartered in the Ronald Reagan
 Building in Washington, D.C.  More information about the company is available
 at www.sap.com/usa/publicservices.
 
      (*)  SAP defines business software solutions as consisting of enterprise
 resource planning and related software solutions such as supply chain
 management, customer relationship management, product lifecycle management and
 supplier relationship management.
 
     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 Annual Report on Form 20-F for 2003 filed with the SEC on
 March 23, 2004. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these
 forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their dates.
 
     NOTE:  SAP, R/3, mySAP, mySAP.com, xApps, xApp, SAP NetWeaver and other
 SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos
 are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several
 other countries all over the world. All other product and service names
 mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies. Data contained in
 this document serves informational purposes only. National product
 specifications may vary.
 
     For customers interested in learning more about SAP products:
      Global Customer Center:  +49 180 534-34-24
      United States Only:  1-800-872-1SAP (1-800-872-1727)
 
     For more information, press only:
      Bonnie Rothenstein, +1-610-661-8867, bonnie.rothenstein@sap.com, EST
      Carmen Edwards, Burson-Marsteller, +1-202-530-4632,
       carmen_edwards@was.bm.com, EST
      SAP Press Office, +1-610-661-3200, press@sap.com, EST
 
 

SOURCE SAP AG
    LAS VEGAS, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SAP Public Services, Inc.
 today announced that Clark County, home to the city of Las Vegas, Nevada, has
 selected mySAP(TM) ERP to enhance process transparency and lay a foundation
 for digital government to improve delivery of services for its approximately
 1.6 million constituents. With IBM Business Consulting Services, SAP will
 deliver an integrated solution to standardize administrative processes
 throughout Clark County and facilitate information sharing to build a strong
 foundation for citizen service initiatives. Clark County joins neighboring
 Washoe County, Nevada, the second largest county in the state, alongside a
 growing list of federal, state and local governments that are leveraging
 SAP(R) solutions to integrate legacy and other critical data to efficiently
 manage accounting, budgeting, funds management, procurement, constituent and
 personnel management activities.
     Faced with a tight budget, Clark County turned to SAP to identify the
 right solutions to help support the growth of the fastest-growing county in
 the United States, with 5,000 new residents calling Clark County home each
 month. The county chose tools for financial management, human resources,
 business intelligence and an enterprise portal as well mySAP(TM) Customer
 Relationship Management (mySAP CRM) to enable digital government transactions
 that connect citizens and businesses to municipal services 24 hours a day,
 seven days a week via an Internet portal.
     As the area's principal provider of capital facilities, including
 Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, the economic viability of southern
 Nevada is tied to Clark County's ability to conduct its fiscal affairs in an
 orderly manner. Likewise, to enhance the quality of life for its residents,
 the county must successfully address the needs of the community, including
 those met by the University Medical Center in providing access to health care;
 courts; social services; juvenile programs; and municipal services such as
 police, fire, public works and recreational programs. All of the key agencies
 in Clark County, including Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, Regional Flood and
 Transportation and the Clark County Detention Center, will leverage SAP
 solutions to integrate and align people, information and processes across
 organizational and technological boundaries.
     "SAP is bringing to bear its solid public sector expertise and proven
 technology to enable Clark County and other state and local governments to
 deliver higher-quality services to its constituents and to attain increased
 efficiency in its operations," said Steve Peck, president, SAP Public
 Services. "SAP and IBM share a commitment to Clark County and all of our
 customers:  to ensure the success of digital government transformation by
 delivering the best practices, services and processes to help public sector
 agencies."
     IBM will lead the implementation of mySAP ERP with financials, procurement
 and HR solutions being implemented in two phases over the next two years, with
 expected go-live dates in Clark County of November 2005 for phase one of
 financials and procurement and September 2006 for phase two HR and payroll.
 
     About SAP Public Services, Inc.
     SAP Public Services, Inc. is a subsidiary of SAP America, Inc., which is a
 subsidiary of SAP AG, the world's leading provider of business software
 solutions*. Today, more than 24,450 customers in over 120 countries run more
 than 84,000 installations of SAP(R) software-from distinct solutions
 addressing the needs of small and midsize businesses to enterprise-scale suite
 solutions for global organizations. Powered by the SAP NetWeaver(TM) platform
 to drive innovation and enable business change, mySAP(TM) Business Suite
 solutions are helping enterprises around the world improve customer
 relationships, enhance partner collaboration and create efficiencies across
 their supply chains and business operations. SAP industry solutions support
 the unique business processes of more than 25 industry segments, including
 high tech, retail, public sector and financial services. The company is listed
 on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt stock exchange and NYSE under
 the symbol "SAP." SAP Public Services is headquartered in the Ronald Reagan
 Building in Washington, D.C.  More information about the company is available
 at www.sap.com/usa/publicservices.
 
      (*)  SAP defines business software solutions as consisting of enterprise
 resource planning and related software solutions such as supply chain
 management, customer relationship management, product lifecycle management and
 supplier relationship management.
 
     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 Annual Report on Form 20-F for 2003 filed with the SEC on
 March 23, 2004. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these
 forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their dates.
 
     NOTE:  SAP, R/3, mySAP, mySAP.com, xApps, xApp, SAP NetWeaver and other
 SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos
 are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several
 other countries all over the world. All other product and service names
 mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies. Data contained in
 this document serves informational purposes only. National product
 specifications may vary.
 
     For customers interested in learning more about SAP products:
      Global Customer Center:  +49 180 534-34-24
      United States Only:  1-800-872-1SAP (1-800-872-1727)
 
     For more information, press only:
      Bonnie Rothenstein, +1-610-661-8867, bonnie.rothenstein@sap.com, EST
      Carmen Edwards, Burson-Marsteller, +1-202-530-4632,
       carmen_edwards@was.bm.com, EST
      SAP Press Office, +1-610-661-3200, press@sap.com, EST
 
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