BEA and HP announced new radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions for enterprise customers

April 18, 2006

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- BEA Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BEAS - News), a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software, and HP (NYSE: HPQ - News; Nasdaq: HPQ - News) today announced new radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions for enterprise customers.

Leveraging HP Services' expansive global reach and RFID implementation expertise, and BEA's industry-leading BEA WebLogic® RFID products, the two companies have agreed to provide complete, standards-based RFID solutions designed to help manufacturers, retailers, distributors, transportation and other industry customers streamline supply chain operations and realize a wide range of business benefits.

BEA and HP are building a comprehensive portfolio of RFID solutions targeting four key areas:

  • Retail Operations and Asset Management -- to help enhance retail operations and supply chain management with RFID;

    • RFID Compliance and Tagging Solution for Suppliers -- to provide a low-risk, cost-effective way to meet RFID mandates and establish the foundation for an adaptive, digital supply chain;

    • Reusable Asset Tracking -- to help track and trace high-value reusable assets, including roll cages, racks, totes and containers;

    • Safe and Secure Supply Chain -- to help track and secure the flow of goods across the entire supply chain and ensure compliance to RFID regulatory guidelines.

    "Customers are looking for RFID solutions that can help them leverage enterprise assets from the network edge back to the data center with superior reliability, availability, scalability and performance," said Wai Wong, executive vice president of products, BEA Systems, Inc. "The powerful combination of BEA WebLogic RFID products and HP's manufacturing, consulting, integration and support capabilities can help businesses be more successful, and meet service-level agreements, ensure compliance and drive a transformation towards a demand driven supply chain. We are very excited to be working so closely with HP on this effort."

    For joint customers, the RFID solutions can help streamline new product introductions through product availability at crucial retail points; reduce spoilage and obsolescence by monitoring expiration dates, temperatures and humidity; improve operational effectiveness by improved tracking of reusable assets; improve public safety by targeted product recalls and reduced product counterfeiting; and enhance retail consumer satisfaction and loyalty through improved availability of goods on retail shelves.

    HP offers comprehensive services designed for planning, designing, managing and supporting the RFID-enabled solutions. BEA provides industry- leading BEA WebLogic RFID products and a service-oriented approach to RFID. Together, the two companies' offerings can enable customers to integrate high volumes of RFID data into existing enterprise processes and applications while building new composite applications.

    "HP and BEA are able to offer customers improved operating efficiencies, competitive advantages and the ability to meet compliance mandates with these new RFID solutions," said Frank Lanza, worldwide director, RFID Services, HP. "We've customized these solutions to optimize asset inventory, increase revenue by reducing out-of-stocks, and improve margin through reduced product diversions."

    BEA Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: BEAS)

    HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ)

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