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How do you address application lifecycle complexity?

Hint: Think collaboration

New IBM Rational and SAP agreement extends alliance

Custom applications. Legacy applications. Packaged applications. IT environments are heterogeneous. Your ability to customize, integrate, and enhance these systems that run your business is critical to maintaining and growing your business.

Managing tasks and workflows with different software delivery tools, technologies, techniques, and teams brings complexity and cost to a whole new level. It’s time to simplify.

That’s why SAP and IBM have signed a cooperative agreement to integrate key areas of the IBM Rational® software delivery platform with SAP’s application lifecycle management solution. We’re collaborating to help bring better visibility, control, and automation across the software supply chain to your SAP and non-SAP systems.

According to Dr. Uwe Hommel, Executive Vice President and Head of SAP Global Active Support, SAP AG, "Our customers want better visibility, control, and automation across their SAP and non-SAP systems. Our collaboration with IBM Rational brings together the best of our combined application lifecycle management market leadership and can help customers reduce costs, manage change, and improve quality across the enterprise applications lifecycle. We are collaborating with IBM to integrate key areas of the Rational software delivery platform with SAP's application lifecycle management solution. This extends application lifecycle management further into non-SAP systems, allowing a holistic view of the end-to-end solution. This is an important step towards enabling customers to achieve true value from their business-critical systems.”

The IBM Rational and SAP relationship provides the foundation to deliver expanded technical interoperability between our tools to meet the increasing business challenges of our customers.

Customers can improve the integrity of their software delivery and automation for SAP and non-SAP environments using Rational solutions today to help them:

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