BANGALORE, India, July 30 /PRNewswire/ --

- Wipro now Certified to Implement end-to-end Solution Operations Standards for clients, Delivering Enhanced Efficiencies, Reduced Down Time and Costs

Wipro Technologies, the global IT services business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) and a global SAP(R) services partner, today announced it has been certified by SAP AG as a provider of solution implementation based on the Run SAP methodology. Wipro is the first SAP partner to be certified globally in the implementation of the Run SAP methodology and has incorporated the methodology into its implementation standards.

The Run SAP methodology is ASAP methodology for operations. A phased methodology based on world-class knowledge, it provides best-practice procedures, content, services, training and tools for end-to-end solution operations, along with a standardized and proven implementation method. The Run SAP methodology focuses on application management, business process operations, and administration of SAP solutions. The methodology describes how support should be implemented across the lifecycle design, set-up, operations and optimization. In addition, with its best-practice documents for solution operations, it describes how to implement end-to-end solution operations for different SAP software-based business processes.

We welcome Wipro in becoming the first global SAP services partner certified in the Run SAP methodology, said Dr. Uwe Hommel, executive vice president of Active Global Support at SAP AG. Wipro's adoption of the end-to-end solution operations standards provided by the Run SAP methodology will allow them to deliver increased business process availability and stronger business process performance to their customers.

Adoption of the Run SAP methodology into our own implementation standards is a step towards furthering our strategy of enhancing customer value at each stage of the enterprise application lifecycle, said Sangita Singh, senior vice president, Enterprise Application Services, Wipro Technologies. This proven methodology, towards management of customer SAP applications through end-to-end solution operations standards, will empower our customers to manage their SAP applications more efficiently and at a lower cost.

The Run SAP methodology is an integral part of SAP Enterprise Support services, a holistic support model designed to enable continuous improvement and successful solution operations at lower risk and cost.

SAP customers will realize the benefits of operating with the end-to-end standards. SAP standards for solution operations are a prerequisite for the continuous improvement of SAP solution operations. Not only do they enable automation, reducing the cost of operations, but also improved traceability and an audit trail, helping companies to achieve cost efficiency, quality assurance and compliance enablement.

About Wipro

Wipro Technologies, a division of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level 5 certified global IT services organization. Wipro Technologies was recently assessed at Level 5 for CMMI V 1.2 across offshore and onsite development centers. Wipro is one of the largest product engineering and support service providers worldwide. Wipro provides comprehensive research and development services, IT solutions and services, including systems integration, information systems outsourcing, package implementation, software application management, and datacenter managed services to corporations globally.

In the Indian market, Wipro is a leader in providing IT solutions and services for the corporate segment in India, offering system integration, network integration, software solutions and IT services.

Wipro also has a profitable presence in niche market segments of consumer products and lighting. In the Asia-Pacific and Middle East markets, Wipro provides IT solutions and services for global corporations. Wipro's ADS' are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and its equity shares are listed in India on the Stock Exchange - Mumbai, and the National Stock Exchange.

For more information, please visit our website at

SAP and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries.

All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.

SAP Forward-looking Statement

Any statements contained in this document that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as anticipate, believe, estimate, expect, forecast, intend, may, plan, project, predict, should and will and similar expressions as they relate to SAP are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. SAP undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations The factors that could affect SAP's future financial results are discussed more fully in SAP's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including SAP's most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their dates.

Forward-looking and Cautionary Statements

Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks, and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in our earnings, revenue and profits, our ability to generate and manage growth, intense competition in IT services, our ability to maintain our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies in which we make strategic investments, withdrawal of fiscal governmental incentives, political instability, war, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, unauthorized use of our intellectual property, and general economic conditions affecting our business and industry. Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. These filings are available at We may, from time to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements contained in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our reports to shareholders. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by us or on our behalf.

Media Contacts: Wipro Technologies India: Radhika Mahadevan Wipro Technologies +91-9945042603 Mangala Koti Singhal Gutenberg Communications +91-9686446789 US Eric Belove Wipro Technologies +1-732-216-6242 Lavanya DJ Gutenberg Communications +1-212-239-8740 UK Rahul Kadavakolu Wipro Technologies +44-792-020-5496 Shalini Siromani Gutenberg Communications +44-79-6066-3200

SOURCE: Wipro Technologies

Media Contacts: Wipro Technologies, India: Radhika Mahadevan, Wipro Technologies, +91-9945042603,; Mangala Koti Singhal, Gutenberg Communications, +91-9686446789,; US: Eric Belove, Wipro Technologies, +1-732-216-6242,; Lavanya DJ, Gutenberg Communications, +1-212-239-8740,; UK, Rahul Kadavakolu, Wipro Technologies, +44-792-020-5496,; Shalini Siromani, Gutenberg Communications, +44-79-6066-3200,