Mercury and SAP Extend Reseller Agreement to APAC Region
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 30 / Today, Mercury Interactive Corporation , the global leader in business technology optimization (BTO) software, announced that SAP AG will resell Mercury LoadRunner®, Mercury's market-leading load testing software, across the Asia Pacific region in countries including China, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, India and Korea.
The software, branded as SAP® LoadRunner(TM) by Mercury, is available today. SAP LoadRunner by Mercury helps customers maximize the value of IT deployments by validating performance and optimizing capabilities for SAP's enterprise resource planning software and the SAP NetWeaver® platform, SAP's comprehensive integration and applications platform.
Customers use Mercury LoadRunner to help verify that SAP applications will meet business performance requirements before they "go live" in implementation deployments, and helps deliver SAP application implementations on time. With SAP LoadRunner by Mercury, project managers can optimize the scalability of applications which are Powered by SAP NetWeaver and obtain an accurate picture of end-to-end system performance. This helps managers avoid excess spending on hardware and infrastructure costs.
Today's announcement follows the December 2005 announcement of a worldwide master relationship agreement for SAP to resell Mercury LoadRunner. The master relationship agreement is activated by regional go-to-market agreements. Mercury has since signed go-to-market agreements with SAP Canada, SAP Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and SAP Asia Pacific.
"Many of our customers rely on their SAP solutions as the cornerstone for delivering positive business outcomes from IT," said Graham Sowden, president, Mercury Asia Pacific. "We are pleased that SAP Asia Pacific is delivering our market-leading application delivery and BTO offerings."
The Mercury white paper "Mercury and SAP: Optimize the Business Outcome" can be found at mercury.com/sap-apac.
MERCURY APPLICATION DELIVERY LEADERSHIP
For the past 15 years, Mercury has helped thousands of customers optimize application quality and performance. According to IDC, Mercury is the "uncontested leader" in application delivery with more than 58 percent market share, nearly three times that of any other vendor(i). Mercury is positioned in the leader quadrant in Gartner Inc.'s "Application Quality Ecosystem, 2005: Leaders and Challengers.(ii)"
MERCURY AND SAP
Mercury and SAP have worked together since the mid-1990s. As an SAP Software Partner, Mercury has developed a set of BTO software offerings specifically designed to help optimize the quality, performance and scalability of SAP solutions. Many Mercury products have been integration certified by SAP, which helps assure customers that the interfaces between Mercury products and SAP solutions are reliable and seamless. In February 2005, Mercury announced a multi-year commitment with SAP AG to offer Mercury LoadRunner®, the industry's leading performance optimization product, as part of the SAP Going-Live(TM) Check service for customers using the SAP NetWeaver platform. In addition, SAP resells Mercury LoadRunner, under the brand, SAP LoadRunner by Mercury.
Mercury Interactive Corporation, the global leader in business technology optimization (BTO) software, is committed to helping customers optimize the business value of information technology. Founded in 1989, Mercury conducts business worldwide and is one of the largest enterprise software companies today. Mercury provides software and services for IT Governance, Application Delivery, and Application Management. Customers worldwide rely on Mercury offerings to govern the priorities, processes and people of IT and test and manage the quality and performance of business-critical applications. Mercury BTO offerings are complemented by technologies and services from global business partners. For more information, please visit www.mercury.com.
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(i) Worldwide Distributed Automated Software Quality Tools 2005-2009
Forecast and 2004 Vendor Shares; Stephen Hendrick, IDC; July, 2005;
report number 33771
(ii) Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Quality Ecosystem, 2005:
Leaders and Challengers; March 8, 2005 ID G00124029
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