Atlantic will result in a new style of applications that present information and data in a context familiar with Lotus Notes desktop users.
This will make it easier for users to do their jobs and will greatly enhance the return on investment that companies have made in their SAP applications, said the partners.
IBM Lotus and SAP have thousands of mutual customers who have been asking for the functionality that Atlantic software will provide, the partners said.
Currently planned for inclusion in the first release of project Atlantic is support for SAP workflows, reporting and analytics, and the use of roles from within the Lotus Notes client.
In addition, tools are planned to be included to provide the ability to extend and adapt these roles and capabilities, as well as use additional collaborative and offline capabilities inherent in Lotus Notes and Domino products.
The initial release is planned to ship in the fourth quarter of 2008 and will be sold by both companies.