Citrix, SAP America Inc. to Deliver Joint Business Management Offering for SMBs

Offering enables secure, remote and Web access to SAP Business One

Offering enables secure, remote and Web access to SAP Business One

Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Newton Square, PA — January 17, 2005 — Citrix Systems Inc. and SAP America Inc. today announced that the companies will offer a joint offering for small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) that bundles SAP Business One with the Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server.

According to the companies, the joint offering facilitates the deployment of SAP Business One and provides secure access remotely or over the Web to applications and information for end users in companies with up to 250 employees.

The new offering was designed to be practical and economical for small and mid-size firms, while providing many of the same technological advantages enjoyed by industry leaders.

The small and mid-size business IT market is estimated at $400 billion worldwide and comprises more than 15 million businesses globally, according to research firm, Gartner, in a research note dated Dec. 4, 2004. SAP and Citrix said they are joining forces to meet this demand by demonstrating a return on investment (ROI) and low total cost of ownership (TCO) with this joint offering.

SAP Business One is an integrated business management solution designed for SMBs. It gives these businesses information about general ledger and banking activities, to customer service, sales and inventory operations.

It offers centralized deployment and upgrades through Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server. Additionally, by deploying SAP Business One with MetaFrame Presentation Server, remote and/or mobile workers can access application information wherever they may be.

"SAP Business One gives SMBs an integrated solution to increase visibility and managerial control over the entire business for more informed decision making and improved performance," said Dan Kraus vice president SAP Business One, SAP America Inc. "With additional capabilities from Citrix, the decision making process and access to this information can be brought, simply and efficiently, to workers wherever they are located."

The companies also have unveiled a go-to-market strategy that aligns the two companies and their channel partners.

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