BÖWE BELL + HOWELL Signs Marketing Agreement With SAP America

Friday, May 08, 2009

Durham, N.C. -- BÖWE BELL + HOWELL (BBH) today announced it has finalized a new joint marketing agreement with SAP America, Inc. Through this agreement, the companies will help customers optimize productivity and enhance analysis capabilities of SAP® solution deployments. The combination of JETVision®, an advanced vision technology from BBH with SAP applications, will help safeguard for customers the quality, integrity and efficiency of manufacturing operations and allow them to further maximize the value of their SAP solutions-based environments.
“We are pleased to extend our relationship through this agreement, which will help customers to further tap the full potential of their SAP business applications,” said Mike Maselli, BBH executive director for software business solutions. “We have worked together to create real-time, automated monitoring of quality and productivity metrics that will improve the value our joint customers receive from their enterprise applications.”
Through this agreement, SAP continues to enhance its “Perfect Plant” initiative, a broader program designed to help manufacturers combine global manufacturing coordination with local execution to improve end-to-end manufacturing operations and financial performance. The initiative provides manufacturers with enhanced operations intelligence, a 360-degree view into all plant operations, and provides tight integration between planning, execution and business processes for cost-effective, efficient and coordinated “sense and response” to customer demands.
“SAP is committed to continued expansion of our customer-focused ecosystem through partnerships with companies such as BBH, driving new dimensions of collaboration that ultimately lead to increased customer success,” said Paul Boris, who heads up “Perfect Plant” for SAP. “In particular with this agreement, we continue to deliver on our ‘Perfect Plant’ initiative to help customers drive manufacturing operations in tight alignment with corporate objectives. We expect that through this expanded relationship, we will offer customers a solution that accelerates the ROI they are receiving from their current investment in SAP solutions.”
The agreement takes effect immediately in the United States. Under the terms of this agreement, BBH will work together with SAP America to identify and qualify opportunities to automate those processes that will provide customers with added quality control and productivity monitoring, resulting in reduced customer risk, automated data collection and enhanced analysis capabilities. The agreement includes many facets of joint marketing, cross training, sales-enablement programs and partnership-performance management.
JETVision will be demonstrated together with SAP solutions at the SAPPHIRE® 2009 conference, being held May 11 through May 14 in Orlando. JETVision will be shown in the Acsis booth (No. 609).
BÖWE BELL + HOWELL offers software and vision solutions to companies of all sizes and in all industries for the purpose of maximizing the collection, control and analysis of production information. With over 4,000 installs, the JETVision product provides companies with real-time insight into manufacturing operations, resulting in leaner, more efficient operational management.
For more information on BÖWE BELL + HOWELL, contact Eileen Sarro at 919-767-7625 or eileen.sarro@bowebellhowell.com.