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Gen-i and SAP partner to mobilise NZ business and Government

Australia & New Zealand - New partnership takes organisations mobile with cloud based out-of-the-box and custom mobile applications for iOS, Android, Windows and BlackBerry platforms.

Gen-i and enterprise application software company SAP have today announced a partner agreement for the delivery of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) solutions to New Zealand businesses and Government. This is the first strategic mobile management partnership for SAP in the Asia Pacific Region.

The partnership will add considerable momentum to Gen-i’s growth strategy by significantly enhancing the company’s mobility capabilities, an area of relevance and value to New Zealand business and Government as they move towards a mobile way of working.

The rapid surge in adoption of smartphones, tablets and cloud-based social applications is driving significant social change, with users expecting ready access to information and the ability to work, conduct business, socialise, shop and play - anytime, anywhere and on any device.

Mobile applications play a critical role in enabling this. When combined with high speed networks, mobile service management, and cloud infrastructure, mobile applications can truly mobilise an organisation, delivering greater customer insight, engagement, collaboration and productivity.

The partnership between Gen-i and SAP can benefit both private and public sector organisations by improving access to mobile software applications.

Gen-i CEO Tim Miles says: "In today’s increasingly mobile and data centric environment, our clients are looking seriously at mobility solutions and the benefits they can deliver to their organisations. This new partnership will enable us to leverage SAP’s expertise in applications technology and integration alongside our Smartphone Network and Cloud capabilities, to offer end to end mobility solutions that are relevant to our market, and deliver real value to our clients."

SAP President and Managing Director ANZ, Andrew Barkla says: "We are excited to be partnering with Gen-i to bring even greater value to our customers and our customers’ mobile users. Together we are unwiring business and empowering entire organisations to reach new consumers, improve core business processes and boost employee productivity."

Available on a subscription basis and hosted in high resiliency, in-country data centres, the new MaaS service will provide Gen-i clients with ready access to about 300 mobile applications on the iOS, Android, Windows and BlackBerry platforms.

Gen-i will also provide a custom application service through the wider mobile apps development community, deploying comprehensive solutions quickly and inexpensively while integrating with clients’ enterprise systems. Gen-i partner Infosys will provide specialist support for installation of SAP’s managed mobile services into the Gen-i cloud, and systems integration where required.

Through partnership with SAP, Gen-i will offer a unique portfolio of mobile applications for a wide range of business scenarios, including employee productivity and workflow, complex business processes and business to consumer engagement. Users will enjoy anytime, anywhere access to view, edit, share, and collaborate on personal and business content, via easy-to-use, native mobile applications.

For more information on SAP Mobile Solutions visit
http://www54.sap.com/pc/tech/mobile.html

About Gen-i
A member of the Telecom New Zealand Group, Gen-i delivers managed services across IT and communications to support the success of its 2,800 private and public sector clients. In the 12 months ended 30 June 2012, Gen-i’s operating revenue was $1.36 billion. For more information, visit www.gen-i.co.nz

For media queries, please contact:
Kate Woodruffe
PR Manager, Gen-i
Mob: +64 27 490 1596

About SAP
As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 232,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit www.sap_topom.

For media queries, please contact:
Perry Manross
Director of Communications, SAP Australia & New Zealand
Tel: +61 2 9935 4503,
E: perry.manross@sap.com

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