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SAP NEWSBYTE – May 05, 2010 – SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) has been selected as the provider of choice by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), which represents accredited U.S. and Canadian medical schools, teaching hospitals, and medical professional societies. SAP® BusinessObjects™ business intelligence (BI) solutions will be used by the AAMC to meet a diverse set of reporting needs.

The AAMC manages several large scale application services with reporting needs such as the American Medical Colleges Application Service (AMCAS®), the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®), and the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT®) registration service. SAP BusinessObjects solutions will pull and organize data from these applications, as well other disparate sources, to be used by the AAMC to provide decision support to its members via custom Web-based reporting tools as well as printed reports.

SAP BusinessObjects solutions were chosen after a rigorous, year-long effort in which the AAMC defined its requirements for reporting and business intelligence, including an intensive evaluation of multiple platforms. The association needed a standard solution for enterprise-level reporting to replace the more than 100 Web applications it was using, from various custom home-grown tools to small-scale commercial solutions.

SAP BusinessObjects software stood out based on its ability to automate and standardize dozens of custom solutions developed by AAMC staff over the years, which were expensive to maintain and often created inefficiencies. Solutions from the SAP BusinessObjects portfolio will replace legacy reporting solutions for printed reports and publications, support internally facing dashboards and externally facing applications, and grant staff direct access to both data warehouse and operational data that support AAMC services for faculty, medical students, and resident physicians.

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