Citrix Systems, Inc. has announced that its MetaFrameTM application server software has been chosen by SAP AG to
expand the application access capabilities of mySAP.comTM Workplace, an enterprise Web portal that gives users
personalised, role-based access to all the applications and tools they need from a single access point. mySAP.com is the
Internet solution that connects employees, customers, suppliers and business partners as if they all were one company. Citrix
MetaFrame can be used to provide access to any Windows-based application from mySAP.com Workplace.
"While SAP has completely Web-enabled its software by using SAPGUI for HTML, a user’s ability to access all required
applications through a single, personalised Web portal is an important milestone in improving ease-of-use and flexibility," said
Günther Tolkmit, Chief Marketing Officer, SAP AG. "mySAP.com Workplace offers this capability by giving users
browser-based access to all SAP applications, Web content and Internet-based services. To allow mySAP.com Workplace
users to seamlessly access any non-Web-enabled application, Citrix MetaFrame adds a reliable and fast technology to our
"The Web browser is quickly becoming the preferred universal access point for computing tools and software," said Douglas
Wheeler, senior vice president of Marketing for Citrix. "One of MetaFrame’s strengths is the ability to provide access to
virtually any application from a single device, including standard browsers. Because today’s computing environments
frequently comprise a mix of application platforms, MetaFrame is an important enabler of comprehensive, browser-based
application access. We are pleased to provide this capability to users of mySAP.com Workplace."
Further, in a joint initiative to be launched in May, Citrix will offer all SAP customers the opportunity to test the advantages of
MetaFrame software in conjunction with mySAP.com Workplace. SAP customers will have access to a trial version of
MetaFrame, providing them the means to test the flexibility of the mySAP.com Workplace portal to incorporate any
application available on Windows.
Last year SAP released its SAPGUI for Windows for use on Citrix MetaFrame. Since then many companies, including SAP
itself, have deployed this technology for their users to provide improved manageability at lower costs.
Citrix MetaFrame application server software is enabling organisations to achieve 'Digital IndependenceTM' from the high
cost and complexity of traditional computing by transforming the way they deploy, manage and access business applications
across the extended enterprise. MetaFrame extends the functionality of Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server
Edition and Microsoft Windows 2000 Terminal Services by providing enterprise application management for increased
scalability, deployment and simplified application support, Web enablement of applications, and universal application access
to users in any location, on any device, over any network connection - wireless to Web.
The mySAP.com Internet business strategy, comprising the mySAP.com Marketplace, mySAP.com Workplace,
mySAP.com Business Scenarios and mySAP.com Application Hosting, addresses today’s challenges businesses face in the
Internet age. mySAP.com enables collaborative business-to-business relationships for buying, selling and communicating,
streamlining an individual’s productivity with simplified access to the applications. mySAP.com application hosting is the first
end-to-end hosting environment for businesses to evaluate and compose company-specific solutions via the Internet before
purchase and once a purchase decision has been made choose to implement and operate in a hosted environment.
As the market leader of inter-enterprise software solutions, SAP is leveraging its strength in industry-focused business
software and the world’s largest enterprise software customer base to deliver mySAP.com. mySAP.com provides an open
collaborative business environment of personalised solutions on demand. This enables companies of all sizes and industries to
fully engage their employees, customers and partners to capitalise upon the new Internet economy.
mySAP.com allows people to harness the power of the Internet to work smarter, better and faster by optimising supply
chains, managing strategic relationships, reducing time to market, sharing virtual information, and increasing productivity and
SAP AG preference and common shares are listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange as well as a number of other exchanges.
In the US, SAP’s American Depositary Receipts (ADR’s), each worth one-twelfth of a preference share, trade on the New
York Stock Exchange under the symbol 'SAP'. SAP is a component of the DAX, the index of 30 German blue chip
Information on the SAP AG preference shares is available on Bloomberg under the symbol SAP3 GR, on Reuters under
SAPG_p.F or DE and on Quotron under SAGVD.EU. Information on the SAP common shares is available on Bloomberg
under the symbol SAP GR, on Reuters under SAPG.F and on Quotron under SAGR.EU. Additional information is available
on SAP AG's home page: http://www.sap.com
Citrix Systems, Inc. is a global leader in application server software and services that offer 'Digital IndependenceTM' - the
ability to run any application on any device over any connection, wireless to Web. Citrix’s solutions enable organisations of
all types, from major enterprises to emerging Application Service Providers (ASPs), to reach more users, with more
applications, in more locations - and achieve this with greater speed and predictability, and lower costs.
Founded in 1989, Citrix today is one of the world’s fastest-growing software companies, with more than 100,000 customers
worldwide, including every one of the FORTUNE 100 firms. Its products, including MetaFrameTM software and
Independent Computing Architecture (ICA), a core application-server technology, have been widely adopted by the
corporate mainstream to achieve key business goals. The firm, which markets its solutions through value-added resellers,
system integrators and OEM licensees, is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Citrix is traded on the Nasdaq National
Market under the symbol CTXS and was named to the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index in 1999. For more information, please
visit the Citrix Web site at http://www.citrix.com
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