SAP, one of the world's largest enterprise software makers, and IBM today
announced an agreement to expand their global sales, marketing and
The companies said they plan to work together to provide more choices for
customers who want to implement MySAP.com Internet business solutions and
IBM's DB2 Universal Database on a variety of hardware platforms, including
Windows 2000, Sun Microsystems, Linux, Windows NT and IBM's RS/6000,
AS/400 and S/390 platforms.
Now, IBM joins Oracle as one of SAP's preferred suppliers--with SAP committing to using
its DB2 database on IBM, Sun and Linux platforms for internal development
and production systems within SAP.
"The combination of DB2 Universal Database and SAP solutions provides our customers with a competitive edge," Janet Perna, general
manager of IBM Data Management Solutions, said in a statement.