Avnet Technology Solutions Becomes an SAP Distributor Delivering Full Portfolio of SAPĀ® Database and Technology Solutions in Asia Pacific

SINGAPORE — September 10th 2013 — Avnet Technology Solutions, a solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc., (NYSE: AVT) today announced it has become an SAP distributor of analytics, enterprise mobility, and database and technology solutions from SAP AG (NYSE: SAP). Avnet will also offer the innovative in-memory SAP HANA® platform to its channel partners in multiple countries in Asia Pacific. Countries included in the agreement are India, China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.

As an SAP distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions can provide the entire portfolio of best-in-class SAP® database and technology solutio ns to customers through its strong network of resellers and system integration channel partners. This gives more resellers and system integrators access to the broad range of database and technology solutions from SAP. 

“The addition of market-leading SAP technologies to our portfolio further supports our ability to help our channel partners offer the types of IT solutions that give them a competitive edge,” said William Chu, president, Avnet Technology Solutions for the Asia Pacific region. “Our integration capabilities and solutions distribution methodology ensures that we deliver additional value to each engagement and efficiently address the specific needs of those partners in our reseller, ISV and system integrator network.”
 
“We warmly welcome Avnet into the growing ranks of SAP distributors in Asia. We expect Avnet will extend the reach of SAP’s database, analytics and mobility offerings in the region through its network of resellers,” said Bronwyn Hastings, senior vice president, Ecosystem and Channels, SAP Asia Pacific Japan. “With Avnet’s proven track record of providing premier solutions and support services, we anticipate that our deepened relationship will enable more enterprises in the countries to experience the benefits provided by our cutting-edge technology platform and run their business better through real-time insight and analysis of their operations.”
 
The new distribution agreement with SAP also gives Avnet’s resellers access to SAP Sybase® Adaptive Server® Enterprise (SAP Sybase ASE), SAP Sybase IQ database software, the SAP Sybase Event Stream Processor (SAP Sybase ESP) engine, SAP Data Services software, SAP Sybase SQL Anywhere® solutions, SAP Sybase Replication Server® s oftware and SAP Sybase PowerDesigner® software. The agreement also covers analytics solutions from SAP, including SAP BusinessObjects™ solutions, SAP Lumira™ software, SAP Crystal solutions, and the SAP Afaria® mobile device management solution.

With this distribution agreement, Avnet is well poised to present its channel partners with best-in-class technologies and solutions from SAP that deliver ROI and demonstrable business impact for customers. Avnet will support its channel partners with value-added services to help drive marketing, sales and implementation of SAP technology solutions.

About Avnet Technology Solutions
 
As a global IT solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions collaborates with its customers and suppliers to create and deliver services, software and hardw are solutions that address the business needs of their end-user customers locally and around the world. The group serves customers and suppliers in North America, Latin America and Caribbean, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa. It generated US $10.36 billion in annual revenue for fiscal year 2013. Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. For more information, visit http://www.ats.avnet.com/

About Avnet
 
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 29, 2013, Avnet generate d revenue of $25.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.
 
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