Meggitt Selects EDS to Manage New SAP Platform



    PLANO, Texas and CHRISTCHURCH, England, June 16 /CNW/ -- EDS and Meggitt
PLC today announced that EDS has been selected to host and manage Meggitt's
new SAP system. The SAP system will serve as Meggitt's standard, global
enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform. Financial terms of the agreement
are not being disclosed.
    "Consolidating our ERP systems onto a single platform will allow us to
operate as one Meggitt and give us the agility, scale and reliability needed
for our long-term growth strategy," said Katherine Kost, group head of
Information Systems for Meggitt. "By standardizing platforms and entrusting
the system hosting and management to EDS, we're more able to dedicate our
collective strength to our core business."
    Under the new long-term contract, EDS will help Meggitt transform its ERP
system. Services include hosting Meggitt's SAP system in the UK and in the
United States to efficiently support the company's global operations. EDS will
also provide network services, helpdesk and applications management support
for the new SAP system.
    "EDS' proven tools and processes will help this transformation occur
progressively and at lower cost and risk for Meggitt, resulting in overall
improved system reliability and user support," said Darl Davidson, vice
president, U.S. Manufacturing industry for EDS. "As Meggitt's trusted business
ally, we will help lay a standardized system foundation and uniform business
practices to support the company's future growth."
    EDS will work closely with its EDS Agility Alliance partner SAP to
deliver products and services to Meggitt. As an EDS Agility Alliance partner,
SAP helps deliver best-in-class application services as an essential component
of the EDS Agile Enterprise Platform, and collaborates on industry solutions
and enterprise business applications.
    EDS has more than 30 years of experience with the manufacturing industry
with more than 20,000 employees dedicated to serving this sector. With more
than 220 manufacturing clients in 40-plus countries, EDS serves 75 of the top
100 manufacturing companies.
    
    About Meggitt PLC
    
    Meggitt PLC, headquartered in the UK, is an international group which
designs and manufactures high performance components and systems for
aerospace, defence and energy markets. The group employs over 8,000 people.
Meggitt's capabilities include wheels and brakes and anti-skid systems,
thermal management, fluid control, safety systems, polymer solutions and
sensing systems. Its sensing systems capability covers aerospace and
industrial condition-monitoring, high-performance sensing, air data management
and avionics. The group's defence systems businesses cover training systems
(live and virtual fire) and combat support (ammunition-handling, environmental
control and countermeasure launch and recovery).
    
    About EDS
    
    EDS is a leading global technology services company delivering business
solutions to its clients. EDS founded the information technology outsourcing
industry more than 45 years ago. Today, EDS delivers a broad portfolio of
information technology and business process outsourcing services to clients in
the manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, communications, energy,
transportation, and consumer and retail industries and to governments around
the world. Learn more at eds.com.

    
     CONTACT:
     Annabelle Baxter           Andy Mann
     EDS                        Meggitt
     972 605 0978               + 44 (0) 1202 597589
     annabelle.baxter@eds.com   andy.mann@meggitt.com
    




For further information:

For further information: Annabelle Baxter of EDS, +1-972-605-0978, 
annabelle.baxter@eds.com; or Andy Mann of Meggitt, + 44 (0) 1202 597589, 
andy.mann@meggitt.com Web Site: http://www.eds.com

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