SOURCE: Desktop Alert, Inc.

December 04, 2006 14:32 ET

SAP® AG Purchases Mass Notification Platform Server Licenses From Desktop Alert, Inc.

Desktop Alerts Publishes Mission-Critical Interactive Alerts to Thousands of Personnel for Real World Scenarios, Emergencies and Urgent Message Instruction

CHATHAM, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 4, 2006 -- Desktop Alert, Inc. today announced that SAP AG, one of the world's largest inter-enterprise software companies and the third-largest software supplier overall, has selected and purchased the firm's Enterprise Server licenses for mass notification delivery to desktops of critical personnel.

"The agreement and subsequent purchase reflects SAP's and Desktop Alert's shared passion for customer success," said Howard Ryan, CEO of Desktop Alert, Inc. "SAP AGS chose our mass notification platform to help its customers monitor, improve and manage critical network-centric communications. We are very pleased to be selected by SAP for this opportunity to jointly support their customers," Ryan added.

The Mass Notification System (MNS) offerings include the ability to publish alerts to thousands of devices on the network for alerting desktops, laptops and mobile devices. The platform architecture provides for alert publication over an Internet protocol (IP) created on the network. Alerts are sent over the network using standard SOAP/XML packets over port 80. An example protocol might be http://desktopalert.sap.com or https://desktopalert.sap.com

Alerts are created using the web-based administration interface. The interface employs an embedded html editor, which enables the publisher of the alert to create alerts, and to preview and publish using rich text media if desired. External applications easily share data and commands with the alert platforms architecture, via an easy to a use web-services application-programming interface (API).

The web-based management system provides three levels of access to the alert interface that include administrator, moderator and end-user. These accounts are created automatically based on the existing organizational unit (OU) structure of the Active Directory.

About Desktop Alert, Inc.

The Desktop Alert Emergency Mass Notification System utilizes "Actionable Intelligence." The ability to in-place intelligent methods, functions and triggers that interact with and bring crucial data to and from end-users based on end-user and/or management's predefined business rules and settings. The platform enables and provides all of the parts needed to execute controlled information management and content distribution. The Mass Notification System is built on Microsoft's .Net Platform, operates on Microsoft servers supported by a SQL database platform and seamlessly integrates with existing Active Directory/LDAP organizational units and structure.

About SAP

Founded in 1972 as Systems Applications and Products in Data Processing, SAP has a rich history of innovation and growth that has made us the recognized leader in providing collaborative business solutions for all types of industries -- in every major market. The company, headquartered in Walldorf, Germany, employs more than 38,400 people in more than 50 countries, and serves more than 36,200 customers worldwide.

Contact Information

  • CONTACT:
    Howard Ryan
    Desktop Alert
    346 Main Street
    Chatham, NJ 07928
    FAX. 866-689-9838
    PHONE. (973)-727-0066