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SAP Provides Prescription for Success to MetroSouth Medical Center

BLUE ISLAND, Ill., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SAP Public Services, Inc., a subsidiary of SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), today announced that MetroSouth Medical Center has selected and implemented SAP(R) solutions to more effectively drive new levels of performance across its healthcare system in the areas of financials and procurement through financial and supply chain management applications from SAP. MetroSouth, a new medical center formed in July 2008, chose SAP enterprise applications to help achieving newly established strategic objectives to streamline business processes, increase efficiency and reduce costs.


"In today's ever-changing healthcare business environment, the ability to confidently make decisions is critical," said John Ulett, chief information officer, MetroSouth Medical Center. "Information is what drives those decisions, and automation across operations is essential to ensure that information is delivered consistently. We chose SAP after a thorough discovery process because we felt they achieved the right balance between proven solutions and innovative technological advancement and stability for our needs."

"With greater demand for healthcare reform in the United States, providers need to adapt their services and business processes to control costs and meet regulatory and patient demands," said David Corbett, vice president, U.S. Healthcare, SAP. "MetroSouth Medical Center made the decision to not just implement business software, but to invest in a business process platform that delivers the agility to retain and manage the costs associated with critical talent and better management of supply chain and financial resources, while also allowing the Center to develop new forms of collaboration with partners and deliver innovative care -- putting them in the company of leading providers of care in the country."

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