BP Selects IBM to Deliver Global SAP Application Development Services

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ARMONK, N.Y. - 21 Oct 2014: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that BP (NYSE: BP) has selected IBM Global Business Services (GBS), to provide Application Development Services for global SAP project delivery. BP is tapping IBM’s globally integrated consulting models to develop and deploy an Enterprise Systems portfolio—including BP’s Upstream, Downstream and Global Functions.

IBM will help BP create a platform that is simpler, more focused and offers a differentiated proposition by investing in a strong pipeline of projects and opportunities that capitalize on BP’s strengths. IBM’s tightly integrated solutions and over 30 years of expertise in SAP consulting will help BP gain the most value from its SAP investments by simplifying, standardizing and consolidating its IT software applications globally.

“Through this contract, IBM will help BP to accelerate the implementation of SAP across the organization, and lower our overall cost base“, said Mike Gibbs, BP Group CIO, “IBM has been a valued partner in providing IT services to BP, and we look forward to further improvements to be delivered by IBM in the SAP Applications Development space.”

IBM is the industry’s leading provider of Application Management Services, drawing on the world's most extensive and sophisticated capabilities network. IBM's broad SAP expertise leverages a deep understanding of the oil and gas industry.

“IBM has consistently met high standards for quality delivery as well as creating tangible business value for BP. It is a privilege to serve BP with our global presence, relentless focus on service and our drive for continuous innovation,” said David Marley, IBM Managing Director. “Looking to the future, we will continue to bring together IBM’s integrated services management, research capabilities and innovative technologies to provide BP the right mix of skills and capabilities they need to support their business and drive future growth.”

IBM is leading the charge across many industries to deliver expertise which brings together research, technology and global business transformation capabilities. SAP is developing new ways for businesses to run better, with powerful enterprise tools. These two approaches come together in the IBM and SAP alliance to help BP leverage existing IT investments, increase operational performance and gain global efficiencies.

About IBM

For more information on IBM business consulting services for SAP, visit www.ibm.com/services/us/business-consulting/sap-consulting.

About BP

BP is one of the world's largest oil and gas companies, serving millions of customers every day in more than 100 countries across six continents. BP’s business segments are Exploration and Production; Refining and Marketing; and Alternative Energy, its low-carbon energy business. Through these activities, BP provides fuel for transportation; energy for heat and light; retail services; and petrochemicals products for textiles and packaging.

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