Pharmaceuticals company Bayer has signed a five-year global enterprise agreement with SAP to support the company's IT strategy to standardise globally on the SAP ERP package.
Through its implementation of SAP Bayer is hoping to to increase market share and profitability in an environment of global supply chains and a high degree of international competitive pressure. The software will also be used to help the company reduce operational costs by means of a scalable and efficient software landscape across the business.
The global enterprise agreement includes software, maintenance and strategic consulting services as well as bespoke, on-site support through the SAP MaxAttention support option. Through the life the contract Bayer will be able to call on SAP software and services as needed to support its implementation strategy.
Bayer has partnered with SAP since 1984. As part of a developer partnership agreement in 2000, SAP became Bayer's most important strategic software partner, according to SAP.