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SATO Announces Its Participation in SAP(R) EcoHub Solution Marketplace

11/30/2009

SAP EcoHub Solution Marketplace Delivers Added Value by Helping Customers Discover, Evaluate and Buy Trusted Partner Solutions such as SATO WMS/ERP XML-enabled Label Printing Solutions, which Complement SAP Offerings

November 30, 2009 – SATO, a pioneer in the Automatic Identification and Data Collection (AIDC) industry and a leader in barcode printing, labeling, and EPC/RFID solutions today announced its participation in the SAP® EcoHub solution marketplace. This community-powered solution marketplace makes it easier for customers to discover, evaluate and buy partner solutions such as the SATO XML–enabled Label Printing Solutions that complement SAP applications. The solutions allow seamless printing of barcode and RFID labels and tags from SAP thus empowering businesses to identify, track and manage people, products and assets improve businesses’ operational efficiency and optimize use of resources.

The SAP EcoHub provides customers access to complementary solutions and offerings that work best for their installation of SAP solutions. It leverages SAP’s comprehensive ecosystem, where customers and partners can connect. The SAP EcoHub integrates community input, user feedback, ratings and partner demos, enabling a more educated and intelligent selection of solutions.

The SATO XML-enabled Label Printing Solutions is listed at http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/ecohub/solutions/SATOXML. Resources available for download from the SAP EcoHub site include a summary of the SATO XML-enabled Label Printing Solution and a solution datasheet and SAP Integration certification details for SATO. Also provided is the ability to request a live demo or contact from.

“SAP EcoHub is an online solution marketplace that provides partners with an ideal platform to promote solutions and technologies that effectively extend the value of SAP solutions to SAP users. The program and marketplace also offer opportunities for us, SATO, to work with other partners to develop applications that extend, complement and add value to SAP solutions, thereby helping mutual customers more successfully meet business needs and drive strong results,” said Kaz Matsuyama, VP of International Sales, at SATO.

As an established independent software vendor offering solutions in support of SAP offerings, SATO has made serving the needs of customers using SAP solutions a top priority. SATO continues to invest in its printer capabilities to further enhance its label printing solutions in the SAP environment.

SAP EcoHub is live at http://ecohub.sap.com. Visitors can search for solutions in many ways, including industry or solution, key words, relevance or partner. Solutions can be evaluated online based on feedback from other users, partners and business experts. Visitors can view an online demo on SAP EcoHub or request more information by requesting to be contacted, and initiate the purchase of the solution.

About SATO

SATO is a pioneer in the Automatic Identification and Data Collection (AIDC) industry and the inventor of the world’s first electronic thermal transfer barcode printer. It revolutionized the barcoding industry by introducing the Data Collection System (DCS) & Labeling concept – a total barcode and labeling solution providing high quality barcode printers, scanners/hand-held terminals, label design software and consumables. SATO is one of the first in the industry to introduce a complete, multi-protocol EPC-compliant, UHF RFID solution.

SATO is publicly listed on the first section of Tokyo Stock Exchange in Japan. It has worldwide offices in the United States, Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom, Poland, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and China. For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009, it reported revenues of US$776 million.
 

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