SAP Developer Network Subscriptions Program Enables Developers and Consultants to Experience and Evaluate the Benefits of SAP NetWeaver
LAS VEGAS, Oct. 2 - SAP AG (NYSE:SAP) today announced that for the first time, individual developers can now purchase an annual developer license for the SAP NetWeaver® platform via the SAP Developer Network (SDN) and Business Process Expert community sites. The new SDN Subscriptions program makes SAP NetWeaver easily accessible to developers, software architects, consultants and business process experts. Now individuals have a streamlined, cost-effective way to experience the benefits of enterprise service-oriented architecture (enterprise SOA) as they develop strategies to deploy SAP NetWeaver within their own - or their customers' - organizations. The announcement was made at SAP® TechEd '07, being held in Las Vegas, Nevada, Oct. 1-5, 2007.
"The SAP developer subscriptions program allows me to improve my knowledge and skills so that I can deliver better service and advice to my clients - it's a win-win situation for my clients, SAP and me," said Michael M. Werner, business process expert, ERP solution architect, MW Management Consulting. "I work with companies across various industries and each requires specific recommendations to help improve their business. With this new offering, SAP is providing a 'laboratory' that allows me to create and demonstrate the value of enterprise SOA to customers from the very beginning."
Individuals who purchase an SAP NetWeaver developer license online receive the software, services and educational materials needed to leverage the power of SAP NetWeaver. The program offers individual developers and consultants a one-year license for internal developmental and evaluation purposes, which includes the components within the platform, such as SAP NetWeaver® Business Intelligence, SAP NetWeaver® Master Data Management, SAP® NetWeaver Mobile and SAP® NetWeaver Portal. To ensure flexible, streamlined development, the program also provides developer tools such as Web Dynpro and SAP NetWeaver® Composition Environment, which utilize a simple drag-and-drop style of development and enable developers to create various types of customized user interfaces for SAP NetWeaver applications that can be based on either Java or ABAP. In addition, individuals get access to the latest software patches and upgrades for the licensed software as well as full access to the virtual catalog of sessions recorded at SAP TechEd '07 Las Vegas.
"Leveraging enterprise SOA and our business process platform is key to our customers' future growth, and this innovative subscription program gives developers new ways to lay that critical foundation," said Zia Yusuf, executive vice president, Global Ecosystem and Platform Group, SAP. "The SDN Subscriptions program heralds the next generation in co-innovation across the extended SAP ecosystem. This is one more way that SAP is meeting the growing demand for SAP NetWeaver from individuals and organizations of all sizes."
Individual licenses are available immediately in the United States and Germany. In 2008, SAP plans to expand the program and make individual licenses available in additional countries based on customer demand. Individual licenses are priced at EUR 1,750 in Germany and $2,300 in the United States and may be purchased at: sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/subscriptions/development.
SAP® TechEd '07 in Las Vegas, Munich, Shanghai and Bangalore
More than 15,000 SAP customers, partners and technical experts are convening at SAP® TechEd '07 to learn how to transform existing business processes and IT landscapes and take advantage of the power and flexibility of enterprise service-oriented architecture. Celebrating its 11th anniversary, SAP's largest ecosystem education event of the year offers more than 1,000 hours of lecture-driven and hands-on sessions. SAP TechEd is being held in Las Vegas on October 1-5, Munich on October 17-19, Shanghai on November 6-7 and Bangalore on November 28-30.. For more information, please visit http://www.sapteched.com/.
SAP is the world's leading provider of business software*. More than 41,200 customers in more than 120 countries run SAP® applications-from distinct solutions addressing the needs of small and midsize enterprises to suite offerings for global organizations. Powered by the SAP NetWeaver® 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 http://www.sap.com/)
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planning and related applications such as supply chain management,
customer relationship management, product life-cycle management and
supplier relationship management.
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