ea Consulting and RagingWire Team up to Offer Fully Custom, End-to-End SAP Business Solutions

SACRAMENTO, California and FOLSOM, Calif.
July 1, 2004

RagingWire Enterprise Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of fully hosted managed services and worldclass information technology (IT) outsourcing solutions, and ea consulting, an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) consulting and hosting company, today announced a strategic alliance that will provide the SAP market with a seamless, end-to-end Application Management Services solution. (see brochure: SAP Joint Service Offering) By combining best-of-breed SAP services with world-class IT management and infrastructure solutions, the new SAP Joint Service Offering provides enterprise companies with the highest level of availability, reliability and security for their mission critical, back-office ERP systems.

“The ea/RagingWire partnership brings together the business strengths of two leading high technology companies and demonstrates our continued commitment to provide costeffective, tailor-made solutions that meet the specific needs and IT requirements of enterprise organizations,” said CK Wong, CEO of ea. “The SAP Joint Service Offering is a one-stop-shop that removes labor-intensive and costly technology burdens. As a result, organizations are able to reduce operational costs, streamline business processes, increase domestic and offshore development resources, and focus on their core business initiatives.”

As a certified SAP Implementation Partner and a certified SAP Applications Hosting Provider, ea brings a wealth of industry-specific experience and expertise to deliver best in- class SAP services that range from software products, implementation procedures, and technical support. (Application Management Services) This allows customers to recognize a lower total cost of ownership, increase service levels and added functionality.

RagingWire’s state-of-the-art, Class “A+” data center and ERP hosting solutions provide companies with a highly reliable and secure IT managed environment to collocate and manage their systems. (Data Center Specifications) By combining these strengths, the SAP Joint Service Offering helps enterprise companies eliminate the difficulty and costs of implementing and maintaining complex back-office ERP systems so they can focus on their core business solutions.

“The ea/RagingWire SAP Joint Service Offering is an ideal solution for data-intensive companies that need to improve the availability, reliability and security of their mission critical IT systems and applications,” said Yatish Mishra, president and chief technology officer at RagingWire. “Together, we have laid the foundation for companies looking to mitigate the high costs and risks of their most important business assets, maintain competitiveness, and increase operational productivity.”

About RagingWire

RagingWire Enterprise Solutions (RES) provides highly custom and flexible IT solutions that accommodate the business needs of large, data-intensive enterprise companies. RES operates a reliable and secure Enterprise Data CenterSM facility engineered to provide "five nines" (99.999%) availability and highly scalable power and cooling in conjunction with managed IT solutions that maintain Fortune 1000 and Fortune 500 companies mission-critical back-office IT systems. RES enables its clients to reduce their operating costs, speed time to market, and focus on their core competencies. For more information about RES, access www.ragingwire.com.

About ea

ea provides SAP products, services and hosting to the commercial and the public sector. ea is a certified SAP Services Partner, a certified SAP Hosting Partner, and a National Accelerated SAP Partner. ea's industry-specific best-practice solutions include financials, human resources, sales and distribution, and purchasing based on the world's leading ERP software, SAP. Along with its ASP offering, ea can remove the burdens and costs of implementing and maintaining complex systems for small, midsize or large organizations. For more information, visit us at www.ea-inc.com.

About SAP

SAP is the world's leading provider of business software solutions. Through mySAP™ Business Suite, people in businesses around the globe are improving relationships with customers and partners, streamlining operations, and achieving significant efficiencies throughout their supply chains. The unique core processes of various industries, from Aerospace to Utilities, are supported effectively by SAP's 23 industry solutions. Today, more than 19,600 companies in over 120 countries run more than 62,000 installations of SAP® software. With subsidiaries in over 50 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges including the Frankfurt stock exchange and NYSE under the symbol "SAP." The SAP Web site can be found at www.sap.com.