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For Immediate Release 

Susan Barich
Director of Communications
Silicon Valley World Internet Center

Accelerated SAP AG Vice President Keynotes Think Tank Session on eBusiness at the Silicon Valley World Internet Center

PALO ALTO, CA - JANUARY 19, 2001-- Faster processes and data exchange, improved quality of information, and savings due to lower transaction costs are just some of the advantages of collaborative business that will be examined by industry thought leaders, including Germany's SAP AG (, at the Silicon Valley World Internet Center ( on February 15.

Collaborative eBusinesses connect and adapt their business activities and processes over the Internet to increase business efficiencies. Accelerated SAP, a division of SAP AG, has devised Business Maps which allow businesses to plan out their Internet business relationships and activities.

"Collaborative Business Maps from SAP provide companies with detailed blue prints for eCollaboration," said Vice President of Accelerated SAP and Think Tanks Session Keynote Speaker Stefan Hack. "The Maps help businesses to drive the implementation of their Internet strategy."

Collaborative Business Maps use software applications that are distributed among different companies to exchange business data using the Internet. Role-based portals (customer portals, employee portals, partner portals and supplier portals) give each user personalized access to the functions and information needed, depending on his or her tasks and responsibilities. Each participant then gains an individual view on the common business process.

The Think Tank Session is attended by invitation, only. For more information, or to participate in the Session, email, or call Venilde Jeronimo, director of programs at the Center, at 650-462-9800.

The Silicon Valley World Internet Center focuses on the advancement of Internet-related eMarkets, technologies, people, and ideas through the collaborative exchange of knowledge. The Center is located in the heart of Silicon Valley and works on behalf of its sponsors to develop programs specific to the expanding Internet Economy. As multi-corporate, third-party venue, the Center provides a physical and virtual forum for collaboration among technology leaders and key end-users. The Center, a for-profit, fee-for-service corporation, focuses primarily on the areas of eBusiness, eServices and wireless communication.