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VMware Welcomes SAP to ACE Community to Simplify Business Mobility

SuccessFactors(R), an SAP Company and Concur to Leverage ACE (App Configuration for the Enterprise)

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - September 22, 2015) - Today at AirWatch® Connect™, VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, announced the expansion of its relationship with SAP SE. SAP and VMware plan to integrate the ACE approach to enable secure, instant deployment and login of SuccessFactors and Concur mobile applications on iOS and Android devices. The ACE community also announced today 21 new members, growing more than seven-fold since its inception in March 2015.

The ACE community showcases the first standard approach to configuring and securing apps in the enterprise. By leveraging the latest APIs available from the iOS, Android and Windows operating systems, ACE promotes and educates the use of a native development framework with the purpose of minimizing the effort for developers, enterprises and end users. By standardizing the app configuration and security management leveraged by any EMM solution, enterprises can create a more seamless app experience for their end users and increase adoption of their mobile apps.

ACE launched at Mobile World Congress 2015 and today, ACE has more than 40 members, including several Apple Mobility Partners. More information on ACE can be found here.

Executive Statements
Sanjay Poonen, executive vice president and general manager, End-User Computing, VMware
"VMware and SAP have worked closely together for several years, and our strong partnership has empowered our customers to realize the simplicity and efficiency of business mobility solutions. We welcome SAP as the newest member of ACE and look forward to working with them and our ACE partners to make the deployment of applications in the workforce easier and simpler for end users and organizations."

Quentin Clark, chief technology officer and member of the Global Managing Board of SAP SE
"Enterprises are transforming as they go through their digitization journey, and it is the new applications that are mobile, aware of context, analytics driven, and in the cloud where everything is going to change," said Quentin Clark, chief technology officer and member of the Global Managing Board of SAP SE. "SAP is supporting ACE in our Success Factors and Concur mobile applications, and by following the ACE open standards of best practices, we can simplify our customers' efforts of managing the respective apps."

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About VMware
VMware is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility. Built on VMware's industry-leading virtualization technology, our solutions deliver a brave new model of IT that is fluid, instant and more secure. Customers can innovate faster by rapidly developing, automatically delivering and more safely consuming any application. With 2014 revenues of $6 billion, VMware has more than 500,000 customers and 75,000 partners. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at

About ACE
ACE (App Configuration for Enterprise) is a community focused on providing education and best practices to configure and secure mobile apps and drive mobile adoption in business. By leveraging native OS functionality in iOS, Android and Windows, ACE provides the development framework that enables users to be productive with just one tap and companies to be confident apps and data are secure. With ACE, application providers now have a consistent and simple way to develop enterprise-ready mobile apps. For more information about ACE and to learn about all ACE members, please visit

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VMware Global Communications
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