CSC Teams with Panaya to Speed Client Upgrades of SAP® Solutions
News Release -- May 10, 2011
FALLS CHURCH, Va., May 9 – CSC (NYSE: CSC) today announced that it has formed a global agreement with Panaya Inc, a leading Software as a Service (SaaS) supplier of upgrade and testing automation software in support of SAP® solutions. An SAP partner for more than 30 years, CSC will adopt Panaya’s cloud-based simulation service as a standard technology for analyzing, planning and executing upgrades of SAP solutions and support package projects. In conjunction with CSC’s unique combination of business insight, technology leadership and SAP software expertise, this collaboration will further enhance CSC’s ability to deliver upgrades faster, while reducing client cost and risk.
“Working closely with Panaya, which is focused on developing tools in the cloud, has enabled us to take our upgrade solutions and capabilities, in support of SAP software, to the next level,” said Doug Whiting, partner, CSC Global SAP Practice. “Our ability to offer a cloud-based simulation of an SAP solution upgrade with our client’s code base is a critical step in our methodology to accurately scope, plan and execute modernization projects, thereby providing the confidence our clients have come to expect from CSC.”
"After a promising start with CSC and proving the great value we can bring together to customers in North America, we are excited to be able to offer Panaya's and CSC's joint solutions globally,” said Amnon Drori, vice president, Worldwide Sales, Panaya. “We are confident that CSC's experience and positioning will further ensure that our customers receive the best solution package and support available, while accelerating Panaya's market acceptance as the de facto standard for ERP upgrades and testing.”
CSC will leverage Panaya’s ability to simulate upgrades of SAP solutions, pinpointing which transactions and programs are used within their system, along with the possible risks associated with an upgrade, and will automatically fix most issues within 24 hours. Because the Panaya solution is delivered in a SaaS model, there is no capital expense required for the client to purchase software. Setup typically takes no more than 20 minutes.
CSC and Panaya are currently collaborating on client engagements in North America, United Kingdom, Brazil, Australia, Spain and Germany. Key services offered jointly by CSC and Panaya include:
- Upgrade projects in support of solutions from SAP and/or Oracle
- Support package projects in support of SAP solutions
- Test script automation in support of SAP solutions
As one of the world’s largest managed service providers, CSC offers alternatives to manage clients' business and SAP applications, including classic outsourcing, business processes, and application management and hosting services. With experience gained through more than 2,000 SAP solution-based projects, CSC has in-depth understanding of SAP technology across a wide range of industries, including chemical and energy, financial services, consumer products, manufacturing, aerospace and defense, and the public sector.
CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled solutions and services through three primary lines of business. These include Business Solutions and Services, the Managed Services Sector and the North American Public Sector. CSC’s advanced capabilities include system design and integration, information technology and business process outsourcing, applications software development, Web and application hosting, mission support and management consulting. The company has been recognized as a leader in the industry, including being named by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies for Information Technology Services (2011). Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 93,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.2 billion for the 12 months ended December 31, 2010. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.csc.com.
Panaya's software-as-a-service helps companies that use solutions from SAP or Oracle reduce their upgrade and testing risk and effort. Utilizing a cloud-based supercomputer, Panaya simulates an upcoming upgrade, automatically pinpointing where issues may arise as a result of the upgrade and automatically fixing most of these problems.
Panaya’s testing solutions dramatically expedite ERP testing and eliminate the need for manual test script maintenance. Seamlessly capturing business knowledge in the background, as users work with the ERP applications, Panaya automatically generates plain-English test scripts that are rapidly executed and continually self-adjust based on test results. For further information visit the Panaya web site at www.panayainc.com.
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