Wednesday, October 27, 2004

SAP taps HP for software-as-service push

SAP has stayed on the sidelines of the pay-by-the-month software market, but that may soon change.

The German company, which specializes in business-efficiency programs, is getting ready to launch a service similar to those offered by subscription software companies and RightNow Technologies. SAP plans to discuss on Wednesday the details the initiative, which involves a new agreement with longtime partner Hewlett-Packard.

Under the agreement, SAP and HP will jointly market and sell SAP's business systems for a monthly fee as low as $325 per user, which includes technical support and installation services. HP will also offer to run and maintain the software for customers at its own data centers, requiring nothing but a Web browser to access the systems

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