CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- VCopious, a leading virtual environment software platform, today announced a perpetual software licensing agreement with SAP Global Marketing (NYSE: SAP), where SAP will use the VCopious platform for multiple business uses to enhance interaction with partners, customers, and employees. SAP utilized this new platform to deliver an enhanced, interactive experience at SAPPHIRE® NOW, SAP's international conference held simultaneously in Frankfurt, Germany, and Orlando, Florida, from May 17-19, 2010.
"SAP delivered what I believe to have been the most impactful and innovative experience yet for our customers and partners with SAPPHIRE NOW. Partnering with VCopious, we were able to extend and connect the physical experience to the digital world," said Scott Schenker, VP, Global Events at SAP.
The VCopious platform enabled approximately 15,000 online participants to experience the SAPPHIRE NOW Conference virtually with more than 400 live and on-demand, high-quality videos and broadcasts. Using the VCopious integrated social media capabilities within the platform, SAPPHIRE NOW participants were able to virtually interact and network with presenters, experts and colleagues via social networking and collaboration tools, including Twitter and Facebook feeds and the SAPPHIRE NOW online forums. The VCopious and SAPPHIRE NOW "always on" platform allowed participants to connect with SAP experts, customers, and partners via live discussions, question posting and presentation ratings. In addition, participants were able to blog, chat and network with other attendees with shared interests and business issues.
"VCopious offers companies like SAP a universe of features to deliver a cost effective, and 100% customizable virtual platform capable of integrating into the company's existing CRM and IT platform," said Ken Hayward, CEO of VCopious. "Because the system allows for unlimited "always on" environments operating behind a company's firewall, the solution typically pays for itself in less than six months."
About VCopious: VCopious software is a virtual environment platform that allows companies to connect with their global communities via a proprietary "always on" software solution. The software offers more than 30 distinct business environments including virtual product launches, customer experience centers, banking environments, corporate training "spaces," event/tradeshows, shareholder briefing centers and many more. By connecting with customers, employees and other constituents virtually, VCopious software enables businesses to reduce costs with flexible licensing solutions hosted within an enterprise, and/or flexible SaaS tools hosted by VCopious. For more information, please visit www.vcopious.com.
About SAP: SAP is the world's leading provider of business software(*), offering applications and services that enable companies of all sizes and in more than 25 industries to become best-run businesses. With more than 97,000 customers in over 120 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt stock exchange and NYSE, under the symbol "SAP." For more information, visit www.sap.com.
(*) SAP defines business software as comprising enterprise resource planning, business intelligence, and related applications.