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  • 1. SAP EcoHub Connecting for Success January 2009
  • 2. SAP Ecosystem Continued momentum Introducing “SAP is one of the leaders in the scale, diversity, and integration of its vast ecosystem. Companies in many other industries could think much more imaginatively about their own relevant ecosystems, given SAP's experiences,quot; – Business Week, July 23, 2008 Press Release Source: SAP AG SAP Launches SAP(R) EcoHub, Trusted and Relevant Partner Communities of Innovation Solutions & Services a Community-Powered Solution Marketplace Industry Software Solution Channel Business Process Value Partners Partners Tuesday October 14, 5:00 am ET Expert Community Networks Standards Industry SAP EcoHub Accelerates the Discovery, Evaluation and Purchase of Partner Solutions Complementing SAP Offerings Integration of Community Input, Feedback and Ratings Enhances User Experience and Delivers Breakthrough Value for Customers Customers Groups User BERLIN, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In a continuing sign of the momentum of its market-leading customer-focused ecosystem, SAP AG Service Technology Enterprise Services SAP Developer Partners Partners (NYSE: SAP - News) today announced the launch of SAP® EcoHub, an online Community Network marketplace that makes it easier for customers to discover, evaluate and buy partner solutions to complement their SAP installations. Further enhancing the value of the SAP ecosystem for customers and partners, SAP EcoHub provides enhanced transparency into the portfolio of solutions that further extend existing SAP investments and engages the community by including user feedback and ratings and demos. The announcement was made at SAP® TechEd 2008, being held in Berlin, Germany, Oct. 14-16. “SAP has developed a comprehensive Ecosystem model to include multiple types of users and partners” – Gartner, May 2008 SAP 2008, SAP EcoHub / 1
  • 3. The Road to Success Adapt rapidly to continuously evolving business needs Have I considered all relevant solutions? Is this applicable to my business? Are there success stories in my industry? Will this work with my current SAP solution? Is this partner solution certified? What are my peers saying? RIGHT solution at RIGHT time SAP 2008, SAP EcoHub / 2
  • 4. The Next Generation Ecosystem Capability To discover, evaluate and buy SAP ecosystem solutions The trusted online solution marketplace for SAP Ecosystem offerings that enables accelerated innovation & breakthrough results SAP 2008, SAP EcoHub / 3
  • 5. Introducing: SAP EcoHub Connecting for Success Enabling Accelerated Discovery Delivering Power of Insight Offering Trusted Engagement SAP EcoHub Video SAP 2008, SAP EcoHub / 4
  • 6. SAP EcoHub Accelerated discovery Navigate by industry or solution Search by keywords, sort by relevance, or partner Monitor solutions that are “most viewed” Research solutions with “highest rating” SAP 2008, SAP EcoHub / 5
  • 7. SAP EcoHub Power of insight Leverage feedback from community of peers & experts Examine proofs of customer adoption Verify solution capabilities meet business need Confirm partner status & geographic availability SAP 2008, SAP EcoHub / 6
  • 8. SAP EcoHub Trusted engagement Schedule demo via SAP EcoHub with SAP partner Request more information from any partner on SAP EcoHub Verify solution certification details Request a sales proposal & initiate purchase of solution SAP 2008, SAP EcoHub / 7
  • 9. Partner Participation at Launch Sample partners “As an SAP partner, we see the EcoHub initiative as an exciting new way to bring LRS software solutions to customers who need enhanced SAP document management. This is exactly the type of partnership assistance we need from SAP.” John Runions, Senior Manager, Global Alliances Levi, Ray & Shoup SAP 2008, SAP EcoHub / 8
  • 10. Early Feedback Customer & Analyst “SAP EcoHub is an easy to use single source that will streamline the process for identifying trusted relevant solutions that meet our business needs and work within our existing SAP installations. This is something I have been searching for a long time.” Matt Stultz, Vice President, Global Information Technology Newell Rubbermaid, October 2008 SAP 2008, SAP EcoHub / 9
  • 11. SAP EcoHub What The Customers, Analysts and Media Is Saying “SAP’s newly launched EcoHub recognizes the need for SAP to provide its clients a more… comprehensive method to find partner or SAP sourced systems. It “SAP puts collaboration at heart of business is still in the early days, but this community-based strategy... Software company SAP is working approach could become a valuable asset for SAP, its with third-party suppliers and its customers to clients, and its evolving ecosystem.” tackle poor trading conditions in the face of Nigel Montgomery, AMR Research, October 2008 economic downturn.” – ComputerWeekly.com, October 2008 “SAP EcoHub is an easy to use single source that will streamline the process for “EcoHub is a step in a identifying trusted relevant solutions that fresh direction for meet our business needs and work within SAP.” our existing SAP installations. This is – Dennis Howlett, ZDNet.com, something that I have been searching for a October 2008 long time” Matt Stultz, VP., Global Information Technology October 2008 “SAP calls the EcoHub a ‘trusted marketplace,’ and the largest element is that SAP itself hosts the marketplace. However, a significant element is that the partners providing solutions and all the solutions themselves have been certified “SAP AG has launched an online marketplace offering by SAP.” software from ISV and solution partners that complements and extends SAP's applications…the David Bradshaw, Research Manager, online marketplace is already up and running” Applications and Solutions, IDC EMEA – Rick Whiting, Channel Web, October 2008 IDC, SAP Launches the EcoHub, Doc # Q83Q, October 2008 SAP 2008, SAP EcoHub / 10
  • 12. SAP EcoHub The Next Generation Ecosystem Advantage Partners Customers Visit ecohub.sap.com Visit ecohub.sap.com List your solutions Discover solutions for your industry Build differentiation for your solutions Evaluate the offerings with 3600 view Connect with customers Connect with peers, partners and experts Enables Accelerated Discovery Delivers Power of Insight Offers Trusted Engagement SAP EcoHub Connecting for Success SAP 2008, SAP EcoHub / 11
  • 13. Questions SAP 2008, SAP EcoHub / 12