Accenture Extend Alliance with SAP AG to Public Sector to Fuel eGovernment

Reston, Va., December 6, 2000 – Accenture announced today that it is extending its global alliance with SAP AG (NYSE ADR: SAP), a leading provider of inter- enterprise software solutions, to bring web-based solutions to the federal, state and local government and higher education markets.

"Governments, such as Pennsylvania, which recently purchased the SAP software for a statewide project, NASA and the Defense Logistics Agency, and higher education institutions see the potential of the new Internet- enabled generation of enterprise solutions for their operations," said Steve Rohleder, managing partner of the Accenture USA Government practice. "Accenture and SAP have the skills, products, and public sector experience to provide a foundation on which Pennsylvania and other public sector clients can rely as they undertake these revolutionary eGovernment projects."

In tandem with this enhanced relationship with SAP in the public sector, Accenture also announced plans to significantly expand the number of consultants serving governments and institutions of higher education, who are trained and experienced on SAP™ enterprise business solutions. The two organizations will build upon their long-standing working relationship in the commercial sector and the $389.9 million Business Systems Modernization contract recently awarded to Accenture by the Defense Logistics Agency, where SAP will lie at the core of the solution.

Among the many clients benefiting from Accenture and SAP working together are Defense Logistics Agency, Queensland Government Corporate Services Agency, Subaru-Isuzu Automotive, Ericsson Mobile Communications and Multibras.

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