DENVER, May 8, 2000 — Qwest Cyber.Solutions LLC, (QCS), the industry's largest Application Service Provider (ASP), today announced it is further extending its relationship with SAP™ America, Inc. through the introduction of two new programs designed to help customers take full advantage of their SAP based solutions.
QCS has launched a new program that combines QCS application management and hosting services with Microsoft's leading platforms and SAP solutions that will seamlessly upgrade customers to mySAP.com™. In addition, QCS also has launched a program to leverage SAP Business Information Warehouse™ (SAP BW™) application through the ASP model.
"Together with our strategic partners, QCS is delivering on the promise of the ASP model by providing the latest advances in technology quickly and seamlessly," said John Charters, CEO, Qwest Cyber.Solutions. "We are eager to help our customers realize the full benefits of their SAP based solutions through this fast and flexible model."
QCS upgrade to mySAP.com
QCS, SAP, and Microsoft have developed an end-to-end upgrade program for appropriate QCS and SAP customers that will deliver a complete upgrade service in a hosted environment, OS/DB migration, and can also include platform migrations to Microsoft Windows™ 2000 and SQL Server™ 7.0 and 2000 to service SAP Releases 3.x and 4.x.
Customers participating in the program will not be disrupted during the process, as QCS' hosting allows for the upgrade, including testing and system stabilization, to be performed in a separate, environment. QCS provides the catalyst to migrate customers to mySAP.com in a low risk, effective manner and provides the opportunity for more organizations to realize the benefits of hosted solutions.
Additionally, Microsoft contributes to the successful migration process by providing leading operating system and database technology for the upgrade. The Microsoft Platform™ is offered as an option to customers moving to mySAP.com, regardless of their previous environment, as a cost-effective, high performance alternative that will not add unnecessary risk, time or cost to the overall solution.
QCS launches SAP Business Information Warehousing
By delivering seamless and reliable enterprise-wide software solutions through remote management and hosting, QCS is providing the benefits of SAP BW in an efficient and effective way. SAP BW is a flexible, data-warehousing solution that gathers and refines information from internal and external sources that is fully integrated with the mySAP.com Marketplace and Workplace. With the introduction of this service, QCS further extends its robust suite of applications from the leader in inter-enterprise software solutions.
About Qwest Cyber.Solutions
Qwest Cyber.Solutions (QCS) is the industry's largest enterprise applications service provider (ASP) delivering scalable and reliable business critical software solutions through remote management and hosting of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Business-to-Business (B2B) E-Commerce applications. A joint venture between Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) and KPMG LLP, QCS leverages Qwest's state-of-the-art Internet protocol broadband network and CyberCenters as well as KPMG's consulting and software integration expertise. QCS' software applications portfolio includes Ariba, Captura, Oracle, PeopleSoft, SAP, Siebel, and others. For more information, see the QCS Web site at www.qwestcybersolutions.com.
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