Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Wipro becomes First SAP® Partner to Launch Innovative Solutions Lab

Wipro Technologies, the global IT services business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) today announced an agreement with SAP AG, through which it established a closer collaboration and an increased focus on customer adoption of SAP® solutions. Under this agreement, Wipro has invested in a state-of-the-art Solutions Lab, through which it is building “Industry Networks” to help companies leverage industry best practices and templates on SAP’s business process platform.

The Solutions Lab will help customers evaluate SAP solutions, build proof of concepts, and leverage adoption infrastructure to “test drive” solutions before making their buying decisions. Members of this lab will work closely with members of the SAP Co-Innovation Lab and other SAP collaborative communities such as the Industry Value Network program.

“Wipro has traditionally taken a lead in embracing enterprise SOA and creating composites on SAP’s platform to deliver value to customers,” said Manfred Heil, senior vice president, Global Ecosystem and Partner Group, SAP AG. “In particular, the use of collaborative Web 2.0 technologies will help to accelerate the accessibility and adoption of SAP’s business process platform.”

Leveraging Wipro’s thought leadership around SAP solutions and its investment in the Solutions Lab, Wipro has extended the accessibility, collaboration and adoption through use of Web 2.0 technologies, such as blogs, wikis and virtual worlds like Second Life.

Speaking on the occasion, Sangita Singh, senior vice president, Wipro Technologies said, “Wipro sees its investment in the Solutions Lab and efforts in building Industry Networks as an extension towards applied innovation. We are sure that such collaboration with SAP will go a long way in helping our customers derive maximum potential from their current and planned IT investments.”