CMG and SAP continue to grow partnership

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Hoofddorp, April 11, 2002 – SAP and CMG plc, the global ICT services and mobile business group, today announced that CMG has become SAP Global Services Provider. The continuous growth of CMG’s global activities in the field of SAP and the longstanding strong relationship between SAP and CMG have led to the companies’ decision to expand their relationship. With this partnership CMG and SAP will strengthen their positions in markets such as insurance, finance, petrochemical industries, the public sector and related m-business and e-business areas. SAP and CMG will initially focus their co-operation on Europe, the Middle-East and Africa.

“CMG is an important partner for SAP and with this announcement of CMG becoming SAP Global Service Provider we further strengthen our relationship. It allows us to offer clients around the world the combined expertise of CMG and SAP in the implementation of comprehensive and complex ICT projects. This partnership creates opportunities to offer new and innovative solutions to multinationals in any industry”, says Edwin Jacobs, Managing Director SAP Benelux.

International organisations will benefit greatly from the co-operation between SAP and CMG. Especially in the fields of Human Resource Management, Business Intelligence, Portals, Personalisation Technology and Mobile Business. International organisations will experience added value in the afore mentioned fields.

“We are excited about this partnership because it clearly underlines the successful business partnership we established over the years in Europe”, according to Frank Koopmans, SAP Partner Director, CMG Group Services. “This partnership leverages the development of CMG’s services in the field of SAP, increasing both the geographical spread of our service offering and the international expertise in the field of strategic cross-industry solutions.”

CMG has clearly shown that it is capable of successfully implementing large, international SAP-projects. Currently CMG employs around 1,000 specialised SAP-consultants. It is expected that this number will increase as a result of the intensified co-operation between SAP and CMG. SAP and CMG will expand their investment in their relationship which underlines the strategic importance of the partnership to both parties.


About CMG
CMG, established in 1964, works closely alongside its customers in long-term relationships to generate success for them. CMG is a full service provider through management consultancy, systems development & integration and the outsourced management of targeted business processes. Our purpose is to lead in the creation and development of the most advanced IT and telecommunications services (ICT) and wireless data solutions (WDS). The combination of our ICT and WDS capabilities produces a compelling proposition for enterprises seeking to add the mobile channel to their operations and marketing strategies. We are at the heart of our customers’ critical activities, combining industry knowledge, technical expertise and practical innovation. With some 14,000 employees CMG implements and supports applications for customers worldwide from bases in 17 countries.

CMG is both listed on the London and Amsterdam Stock Exchanges.

For more information, please contact (not for publication):
Peter Maathuis
Corporate Communications Director CMG
Phone: +31 (0)20 672 0444
Fax: +31 (0)20 670 5380

About SAP
SAP is the world's leading provider of e-business software solutions. Through the® e-business platform, people in businesses around the globe are improving relationships with customers and partners, streamlining operations, and achieving significant efficiencies throughout their supply chains. Today, more than 17,000 companies in over 120 countries run more than 44,500 installations of SAP® software. With subsidiaries in over 50 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges including the
Frankfurt stock exchange and NYSE under the symbol "SAP." (Additional information at

For more information, please contact (not for publication):
Karin Venverloo
SAP Nederland B.V.
Phone : +31 (0)73 - 64 57 537
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