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Meggitt Selects EDS to Manage New SAP Platform

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Meggitt Selects EDS to Manage New SAP Platform

PLANO, Texas and CHRISTCHURCH, England, June 16 /CNW/ -- EDS and MeggittPLC today announced that EDS has been selected to host and manage Meggitt'snew SAP system. The SAP system will serve as Meggitt's standard, globalenterprise resource planning (ERP) platform. Financial terms of the agreementare not being disclosed.

"Consolidating our ERP systems onto a single platform will allow us tooperate as one Meggitt and give us the agility, scale and reliability neededfor our long-term growth strategy," said Katherine Kost, group head ofInformation Systems for Meggitt. "By standardizing platforms and entrustingthe system hosting and management to EDS, we're more able to dedicate ourcollective strength to our core business."

Under the new long-term contract, EDS will help Meggitt transform its ERPsystem. Services include hosting Meggitt's SAP system in the UK and in theUnited States to efficiently support the company's global operations. EDS willalso provide network services, helpdesk and applications management supportfor the new SAP system.

"EDS' proven tools and processes will help this transformation occurprogressively and at lower cost and risk for Meggitt, resulting in overallimproved system reliability and user support," said Darl Davidson, vicepresident, U.S. Manufacturing industry for EDS. "As Meggitt's trusted businessally, we will help lay a standardized system foundation and uniform businesspractices to support the company's future growth."

EDS will work closely with its EDS Agility Alliance partner SAP todeliver products and services to Meggitt. As an EDS Agility Alliance partner,SAP helps deliver best-in-class application services as an essential componentof the EDS Agile Enterprise Platform, and collaborates on industry solutionsand enterprise business applications.

EDS has more than 30 years of experience with the manufacturing industrywith more than 20,000 employees dedicated to serving this sector. With morethan 220 manufacturing clients in 40-plus countries, EDS serves 75 of the top100 manufacturing companies.

About Meggitt PLC

Meggitt PLC, headquartered in the UK, is an international group whichdesigns and manufactures high performance components and systems foraerospace, 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 andsensing systems. Its sensing systems capability covers aerospace andindustrial condition-monitoring, high-performance sensing, air data managementand avionics. The group's defence systems businesses cover training systems(live and virtual fire) and combat support (ammunition-handling, environmentalcontrol and countermeasure launch and recovery).

About EDS

EDS is a leading global technology services company delivering businesssolutions to its clients. EDS founded the information technology outsourcingindustry more than 45 years ago. Today, EDS delivers a broad portfolio ofinformation technology and business process outsourcing services to clients inthe manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, communications, energy,transportation, and consumer and retail industries and to governments aroundthe world. Learn more at

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