With HP Mission Critical support, HP experts collaborate closely with the SAP support team using integrated support processes that help customers proactively and reactively address issues in their business-critical landscapes.
“HP Mission Critical support aligns with SAP Enterprise Support commitments for mission-critical business operations, helping customers protect their IT investments and lower total costs of operations,” said Uwe Hommel, executive vice president, Active Global Support, SAP. “Furthermore, for highly critical situations, joint HP and SAP customers can choose maximum service level agreements that will provide corrective action within four hours, 24/7.”
The new service provides customers with a single point of reference for all incidents in the SAP application environment. Customers can log their issues through either the HP or SAP call center and both support centers are immediately able to view the incidents and take action. This leads to reduced occurrences of errors and quicker diagnosis and resolution, resulting in decreased downtime and improved performance.
“There have been many instances when the HP Mission Critical support staff has taken the initiative and resolved complex multivendor IT issues,” said Mike Meinz, senior director, Strategic Planning and Governance, General Mills. “Mission Critical support services with SAP-specific enhancements have contributed to our outstanding application availability - which stays at around 99.87 percent. That’s an important statistic in a business where there’s no tolerance for downtime.”
Another addition to HP’s support for SAP environments is the HP Application Performance Standard (SAPS) Meter Service, a web-based service that measures and analyzes the resource consumption of consolidated systems running SAP solutions in virtualized infrastructures. Companies using this service can bill specific SAP solutions to the appropriate departments according to actual utilization, similar to a utility bill, which helps companies utilize their resources more efficiently.
“Customers require not only application and infrastructure expertise, but also an end-to-end view, extensive monitoring and close collaboration between their technology supplier and SAP to quickly resolve problems,” said Gary M. Budzinski, senior vice president, Technology Services, HP. “Our mission-critical services customers will benefit from an integrated support environment that simplifies how they get support and speeds resolution time, enabling them to focus on their business.”
Pricing and availability [December 9, 2009]
The HP Mission Critical Services Enhancement and the HP SAPS Meter Service are available worldwide for HP Mission Critical Partnership, HP Critical Service and HP Proactive 24 Service support solutions. Pricing varies based on specific requirements.
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