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Hitachi Selects SAP to Power Global IT Strategy

Global Enterprise Agreement Solidifies SAP's Position as Key Strategic IT Solution Provider

TOKYO, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SAP AG today announced that Hitachi, Ltd., a leading global electronics company, has strengthened its long-time relationship with SAP by selecting the leading business software company as its global IT provider for enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and technologies enabling enterprise service-oriented architecture (enterprise SOA). The announcement was made in the run-up to the Japanese SAP customer conference SAPPHIRE(R) 2007 Miyazaki, being held in Miyazaki, Japan, October 28 - 31.


Hitachi has signed a Global Enterprise Agreement with SAP, providing broad access to licensed SAP(R) solutions. The agreement will help accelerate the deployment of end-to-end business solutions leveraging SAP software in the Hitachi group companies. Based on the SAP NetWeaver(R) technology platform, SAP software will also play the key role in Hitachi's global IT transformation toward enterprise SOA.

SAP will cooperate closely with Hitachi, Ltd. Information Systems Division and Hitachi Information Technology, Ltd., Hitachi's leading provider of business system integration and operation services, to achieve the commonly agreed global goals.

Hitachi is the first company to sign such a strategic agreement with SAP in Japan, thus becoming SAP's lighthouse customer for the entire region.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd., , headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 384,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2006 (ended March 31, 2007) consolidated revenues totaled 10,247 billion yen ($86.8 billion). The company offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials and financial services. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at

About SAP

SAP is the world's leading provider of business software*. Today, more than 43,400 customers in more than 120 countries run SAP(R) applications-from distinct solutions addressing the needs of small businesses and midsize companies to suite offerings for global organizations. Powered by the SAP NetWeaver(R) technology platform to drive innovation and enable business change, SAP software helps enterprises of all sizes around the world improve customer relationships, enhance partner collaboration and create efficiencies across their supply chains and business operations. SAP solution portfolios support the unique business processes of more than 25 industries, including high tech, retail, financial services, healthcare and the public sector. With subsidiaries in more than 50 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt stock exchange and NYSE under the symbol "SAP". (Additional information at

(*) SAP defines business software as comprising enterprise resource planning and related applications such as supply chain management, customer relationship management, product life-cycle 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 most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their dates.

Copyright (C) 2007 SAP AG. All rights reserved.

SAP, R/3, mySAP,, 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 serve 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: Hilmar Schepp, SAP, +49 (6227) 7-46799, [email protected], CET Saswato Das, SAP, +1 212 653-9571; [email protected], EDT Shabana Khan, SAP, +1 650 461-1332, [email protected], PDT SAP Press Office, +49 (6227) 7-46315, CET; +1 (610) 661-3200, EDT; [email protected] Kaori Suzuki, SAP Japan, +81 2 3273-3880, [email protected], JST


CONTACT: CET, Hilmar Schepp, +49 (6227) 7-46799, [email protected],
or EDT, Saswato Das, +1-212-653-9571, [email protected], or PDT, Shabana
Khan, +1-650-461-1332, [email protected], all of SAP, or SAP Press Office,
CET, +49 (6227) 7-46315, EDT, +1-610-661-3200, [email protected], or JST, Kaori
Suzuki of SAP Japan, +81 2 3273-3880, [email protected]

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