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Accenture and SAP AG team to develop and deliver e-business solutions for the global oil, gas and petrochemicals industry

Accenture and SAP AG have expanded their strategic relationship in the energy industry to capitalize on Accenture's industry knowledge and e-commerce delivery capability and SAP's e-business experience to deliver solutions to the oil, gas and petrochemical industry.

With this alliance, the two companies plan to develop new business solutions that use the Web to condense cycle times, reduce inventories and streamline pricing procedures and capacity utilization.

Accenture and Sap first partnered in the energy industry in 1993.

PricewaterhouseCoopers receives 2000 U.S. SAP Award of Excellence for unprecedented eighth consecutive year

Professional services organization PricewaterhouseCoopers has received the 2000 U.S. SAP Award of Excellence for outstanding customer satisfaction. It is the eighth consecutive year that the company and its SAP Management Consulting practice has received this award.

The SAP Award of Excellence is awarded country by country, based on a customer satisfaction survey administered by an independent third party. The award recognizes outstanding performance in SAP solution implementation and consulting services and excellence in customer satisfaction.

PricewaterhouseCoopers has earned the SAP Award in various countries, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan and the United States since 1994, when the award was first presented by SAP.

PricewaterhouseCoopers provides consulting and implementation services for SAP solutions worldwide.

Intellor Group, Inc.'s new E-business Knowledge Exchange sponsored and supported by SAP AG

Intellor Group Inc., an independent e-business intelligence and integration knowledge exchange company, has announced that SAP AG is sponsoring its knowledge exchange Web

As a result, Intellor Group will develop a knowledge exchange environment for SAP customers and prospects to research products, solutions, services and technologies, and communicate with their peers and SAP and industry experts focused on e-business intelligence and integration.

The knowledge exchange will focus first on, mySAP Business Intelligence and mySAP Workplace e-business frameworks and solutions.

SAP Public Services, Inc. expands functionalities to support new accounting and reporting requirements

SAP Public Services Inc., a subsidiary of SAP America Inc., has announced advanced accounting features that enhance the ability of to support new financial reporting requirements for educational and government organizations.

The enhanced fund accounting features in mySAP Public Services provide state and local government agencies and public colleges and universities with the tools to automate compliance with the Governmental Accounting Standards Board Statements (GASB) 34/35 reporting requirements.

The enhanced finance management features provide public service entities the flexibility to record required GASB 34/35 financial information such as infrastructure reporting and depreciation accounting within mySAP PS.

The e-solution simplifies linking specific organizational structures to funds and/or functions and reduces or eliminates redundant organizational accounting codes used primarily for funding and functional purposes.

SAP and RWD announce strategic alliance for user training and support

SAP America Inc. will begin providing change management, user training and support services to SAP customers through an alliance with RWD Technologies Inc. The alliance's new user training and support service offerings, which will be marketed as "SAP user training and performance solutions ... powered by RWD," will complement the project team training programs offered by SAP.

The alliance will make training and support available for as long as the customer uses SAP technology. The change management services will help customers' employees adapt to new opportunities. Learning solutions will help SAP customers create and sustain increased employee performance though a variety of consulting and training services.

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