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SAP Has New Partner to Sell PRINT.IT, Unit and Steeb Acquired

Press release from the issuing company

WALTHAM, Mass.--May 12, 2003-- Syskoplan Consulting Incorporated, a leading systems integration and consulting firm, today announced its entry into the mySAP All-in-One Vertical Solution Reseller Program for the small and midsize business (SMB) marketplace - extending its 20 year partnership with SAP AG to SAP America, Inc. Syskoplan will resell the mySAP All-in-One solution platform supporting a newly released product for the printing industry - PRINT.IT. Syskoplan has recently acquired assets from both Unit Consulting, a leading solutions provider to the print and packaging industry, and Steeb GmbH, a subsidiary of SAP and the developer of as//print, a solution for integrated handling of sales and production processes in the graphics industry. Through its participation in the mySAP All-in-One Vertical Solutions Reseller Program, Syskoplan has combined its industry-specific expertise, content and business best practices with the power of the world's most successful enterprise software platform - mySAP Business Suite. The combined solution offers prepackaged, out-of-the box functionality, and a rapid implementation timeline with known costs. Printers are now able to quickly deploy the mySAP All-in-One solution in a cost-effective fashion, and get the functionality required to better optimize costs and increasing profits by streamlining operations through technology integration. The core advantages of Syskoplan's PRINT.IT solution is its fully integrated approach to supporting cross organizational business processes and it's an impressive range of functionality that today is non-existent from any other solution provider in the printing and graphics arts industry. The PRINT.IT Solution addresses a number of significant issues facing printing companies today including: specifications-based estimating for highly customized print products, dynamic pricing mechanisms, combination printing and versioning to maximize print economics, preflight/design services, ganging, co-production, procurement and inventory management, graphical job scheduling, shop floor data capture and analysis, etc. - all fully integrated and extendable with standard functionality delivered with the mySAP Business Suite. As a qualified mySAP All-in-One Vertical Solutions Reseller, Syskoplan serves as a turnkey SAP solutions provider to the small and midsize business marketplace. Offerings range from the software selection process through implementation and configuration to long-term support and continuous product development and solution improvement. Customers receive service and support from Syskoplan, backed by SAP - the world's leading provider of business software solutions. The PRINT.IT solution has been targeted for the following: -- Commercial print, including brochures, flyers and inserts -- Business forms and labels -- Newspaper printing -- Magazine printing -- Direct mail and direct marketing programs -- Fulfillment services "We are extremely pleased to add the PRINT.IT solution to our portfolio of qualified vertical solutions for small and midsize companies," said Rick Pitts, vice president of mySAP All-in-One Channel Sales, SAP America, Inc. "Syskoplan's PRINT.IT solution combines key industry best practices with the unique industry-specific functionality of the mySAP Business Suite to provide a cost-effective, quickly implemented solution that can make an immediate impact on printing companies." With mySAP All-in-One solutions, small and midsize companies gain the power of the world's most successful business suite. Syskoplan's turnkey print solution provides industry-specific functionality and business-process automation based upon best practices - right out of the box. "Instead of piecing together hard-to-integrate solutions or customizing rigid applications, clients can quickly implement the PRINT.IT prepackaged mySAP All-in-One solution and can operate with the power and sophistication of big businesses, yet limit implementation timeframes, establish predictable costs and increase return on investment," according to Patricia Nagle, President of Syskoplan North America.