Today, Mercury Interactive Corporation (OTC: MERQ), the global leader in business technology optimization (BTO) software, announced that SAP AG will resell Mercury LoadRunner(R), Mercury's market-leading load testing software, across South America, Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean.
Available today and sold as part of a bundled offering, branded as SAP(R) LoadRunner(TM) by Mercury, the software helps customers maximize the value of IT deployments by validating performance and optimizing capabilities for SAP's enterprise resource planning software and the SAP NetWeaver(R) platform, SAP's comprehensive integration and applications platform.
Mercury LoadRunner allows customers to verify that SAP applications will meet business performance requirements before they "go live" in implementation deployments, and helps deliver SAP application implementations on time. By using SAP Loadrunner by Mercury, project managers obtain an accurate picture of end-to-end system performance and optimize the scalability of applications which are Powered by SAP NetWeaver. This helps managers avoid excess spending on hardware and infrastructure costs.
Today's announcement follows the December 2005 announcement of a worldwide master relationship agreement for SAP to resell Mercury LoadRunner. The master relationship agreement is activated by regional go-to-market agreements. Within seven months of signing the master agreement, Mercury has signed go-to-market agreements with SAP Canada, SAP Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), SAP Asia Pacific and SAP Latin America extending the reseller agreement across the globe.
"As the number one mobile telecommunications operator in the southern hemisphere, VIVO relies on SAP solutions for delivering positive business outcomes from IT. We count on Mercury software to help optimize the performance of our SAP solutions so that we can deliver maximum value and meet the demands of our business," said Vivian Menezes de Oliveira, software quality assurance manager at VIVO. "We see the enhanced relationship between SAP and Mercury in this region as a very positive step."
"SAP and Mercury have a deep strategic relationship, with the mutual goal of enhancing the quality and performance of your enterprise business applications," said Fernando De Allende, vice president of Strategic Initiatives, SAP Latin America. "Our joint offering, SAP LoadRunner(TM) by Mercury, helps customers maximize the value of IT deployments by validating performance and optimization capabilities for applications powered by the SAP NetWeaver platform."
"Mercury is committed to helping our mutual customers in Latin America optimize business outcomes from their critical applications on the SAP NetWeaver platform," said Joe Sexton, vice president field operations, Americas at Mercury. "We are pleased that SAP Latin America is delivering our market-leading application delivery offerings to its customers directly."
"With the extension of this agreement to Latin America, SAP now offers Mercury's products in all major regions of the world," said Harry Gould, vice president of alliances at Mercury. "This agreement is a testament to the strength of our relationship with SAP worldwide."
Learn more about how to optimize deployment, upgrade and consolidation projects for SAP solutions at Mercury World 2006, which will be held October 8-11 at the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information or to register please visit: http://www.mercury.com/mercuryworld/ .
MERCURY APPLICATION DELIVERY LEADERSHIP
For the past 15 years, Mercury has helped thousands of customers optimize application quality and performance. According to IDC, Mercury is the "uncontested leader" in application delivery with more than 58 percent market share, nearly three times that of any other vendor(i). Mercury is positioned in the leader quadrant in Gartner Inc.'s "Application Quality Ecosystem, 2005: Leaders and Challengers.(ii) "
MERCURY AND SAP
Mercury and SAP have worked together since the mid-1990s. As an SAP Software Partner, Mercury has developed a set of BTO software offerings specifically designed to help optimize the quality, performance and scalability of SAP solutions. Many Mercury products have been integration certified by SAP, which helps assure customers that the interfaces between Mercury products and SAP solutions are reliable and seamless. In February 2005, Mercury announced a multi-year commitment with SAP AG to offer Mercury LoadRunner(R), the industry's leading performance optimization product, as part of the SAP Going-Live(TM) Check service for customers using the SAP NetWeaver platform. In addition, SAP resells Mercury LoadRunner, under the brand, SAP LoadRunner by Mercury.
Mercury Interactive Corporation, the global leader in business technology optimization (BTO) software, is committed to helping customers optimize the business value of information technology. Founded in 1989, Mercury conducts business worldwide and is one of the largest enterprise software companies today. Mercury provides software and services for IT Governance, Application Delivery, and Application Management. Customers worldwide rely on Mercury offerings to govern the priorities, processes and people of IT and test and manage the quality and performance of business-critical applications. Mercury BTO offerings are complemented by technologies and services from global business partners. For more information, please visit www.mercury.com .
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i: Worldwide Distributed Automated Software Quality Tools 2005-2009 Forecast and 2004 Vendor Shares; Stephen Hendrick, IDC; July, 2005; report number 33771
ii: Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Quality Ecosystem, 2005: Leaders and Challengers; March 8, 2005 ID G00124029
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