Verizon Delivers SAP CRM Via Cloud

Verizon, SAP team up on cloud enterprise application delivery

March 16, 2011

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NEW YORK and NEWTOWN SQUARE, Penn. -- Verizon and SAP America, a subsidiary of SAP AG, announced on Wednesday (March 16) that they will jointly deliver the SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM) rapid-deployment solution to enterprise workers through Verizon's flagship cloud offering, Computing as a Service. Workers will now be able to access SAP CRM from their desktops or their mobile devices.

The SAP CRM rapid-deployment solution, the first in a series of SAP solutions deployed in the cloud by Verizon, can help enhance the productivity of enterprise sales, marketing and service professionals. By accessing SAP CRM and subsequent applications in the cloud, enterprises can benefit from easier and faster deployments. The SAP rapid-deployment solution offers enterprises a ready-to-use combination of software, pre-defined services and pre-configured content at a pre-defined price that can be deployed much more quickly, sometimes in as little as eight weeks.

Additionally, enterprises can now integrate their SAP applications with Verizon's Managed Mobility platform by leveraging the Sybase Unwired Platform to mobilize applications including the Mobile Sales for SAP CRM application. As a result, sales representatives will be able to gain access to up-to-the-minute customer information via their hand-held devices, enabling them to make better informed decisions virtually anywhere, anytime.

"Enterprises are truly changing the way they do business," said Kerry Bailey, group president, cloud strategy and services for Verizon. "Verizon and SAP have joined forces to harness the true potential of the cloud by delivering proven enterprise applications that enable workers to enhance their ability to serve clients and to better business outcomes. Together, we are opening up a whole new world that allows clients to truly work without boundaries."

Bailey added, "This is yet another step in our path to deliver 'everything-as-a-service' - a path that offers increased flexibility and better economics for our business and government clients."

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ)

SAP AG (NYSE/Frankfurt: SAP)

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