SAP & Vistage International Announce Global Strategic Alliance

San Diego, February 10, 2011 – SAP and Vistage International have formed a strategic alliance aimed at providing Vistage members and chairs in the US and throughout the world access to business intelligence and technologies that will help them thrive in the new normal.  The announcement was made jointly by SAP and Vistage International, following the recent Vistage National Chief Executive Conference held in San Diego, which was sponsored in part by SAP.

“SAP is truly excited to work with an organization such as Vistage,” said Scott Lutz, Vice President, Small & Mid-size Enterprise Marketing.  “Vistage and SAP share a common goal – helping CEOs run their businesses better.  SAP looks forward to collaborating with the Vistage membership around the world to discover and share insights into business management best practices and tools.”

Vistage Chief Marketing Officer Jeff Werderman added, “SAP will play a major role in helping our members compete on the global stage through technology.  It’s alliances like these that allow us to bring unparalleled resources to our Vistage member companies – companies that on average outperform their competitors as a result.”

about SAP

The SAP®Business ByDesign™ solution is a fully integrated business management solution that delivers the best of SAP software, on-demand.  It enables companies from various industries in the small and midsize enterprise (SME) market to support international growth, improve transparency, optimize business operations efficiency and adapt quickly to changing market conditions—all while reducing IT costs.   The SAP Business ByDesign solution unifies multiple business operations and enables companies to add pre-configured business processes to solve immediate problems. It supports best practices for managing financials, customer relationships, human resources, projects, procurement and the supply chain. It also features 30 end-to-end process scenarios, including marketing-to-opportunity, order-to-cash, procure-to-pay, cash and liquidity management and others. The solution is delivered on-demand and managed, monitored and maintained by SAP experts in world-class hosted data centers.

about Vistage International

Founded in 1957, Vistage International, Inc., headquartered in San Diego, California, is the world’s leading chief executive organization, serving more than 15,000 members in 16 countries.  Vistage member CEOs participate in chair-led advisory board peer groups, receive one-to-one coaching, learn from expert speakers, and connect online and in person with a global network of CEOs from a broad range of industries.  Its renowned Vistage CEO Confidence Index has been tracking CEO confidence and attitudes related to Main Street businesses since 2003.

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Leo Bottary Vistage International, Inc.
858.509.5854  leo.bottary@vistage.com
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