February 12, 2007 13:48 ET

IHS Signs Joint Marketing Agreement With SAP America

Alliance Promotes Complementary Solutions

ENGLEWOOD, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 12, 2007 -- IHS (NYSE: IHS) (, a leading global provider of critical technical information, decision-support tools and related services, today announced it has finalized a Go To Market (GTM) agreement with SAP America, Inc. The GTM agreement is a business development partnership that allows IHS and SAP to jointly market the value proposition of their solutions for asset data management.

"Clean structured data is critical to the effectiveness of enterprise software," said Paul Evenson, senior vice president, Parts Management, IHS. "For years, IHS and SAP have been working together to enable customers to fully unlock the potential of their SAP® business applications. This agreement acknowledges and promotes this marriage of critical content with quality enterprise software."

The Go To Market agreement takes effect immediately in the United States, and may be expanded worldwide. The agreement includes many facets of joint marketing, including communications, cross-training, sales enablement programs, and partnership performance management.

IHS, through its IHS Intermat Solutions suite, offers software and services to create standardized descriptions for industrial MRO (maintenance, repair and operations) items such as pipes, valves, bearings, associated plant equipment, and general supply items. These standardized MRO item descriptions can be passed directly to SAP applications using the IHS Struxure® catalog management software (see February 12, 2007 press release: IHS Struxure 5 Earns SAP Certified Integration).

"Our customers are the true beneficiaries of this agreement, by allowing them to more quickly recognize the value of their enterprise software investment," said Bert Turner, vice president, Intermat, IHS. "We are extremely excited to have a partner the caliber of SAP to help deliver immediate value to our customers."

About IHS (

IHS (NYSE: IHS) is a leading provider of critical technical information, decision-support tools and related services to customers around the world. Our data and services are used primarily by the energy, defense, aerospace, construction, electronics, and automotive industries. IHS translates the value of our global information, expertise and knowledge to enable customer success and create customer delight on a daily basis. Ranging from governments and large multinational corporations to smaller companies and technical professionals in more than 100 countries, customers rely on our offerings to facilitate decision making, support key processes and improve productivity. IHS has been in business for nearly 50 years and employs more than 2,500 people around the world.

IHS, the IHS logo, and IHS products and services mentioned are registered trademarks of IHS Inc. SAP and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries all over the world. Copyright © 2007 IHS Inc. All rights reserved.

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