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Knowledge Support (KSS)


Wednesday 26 June, 2002

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Knowledge Support Systems Group Plc
26 June 2002

    KSS and SAP SI announce formal partnership to deliver pricing & revenue
      management capabilities as part of SAP Category Management solution

KSS and SAP Systems Integration AG (SAP SI) have developed an interface for KSS'
PriceStrat retail revenue management system and the mySAP Retail solution,
allowing retailers to adopt price management & optimization as an integral part
of the SAP suite of merchandising applications.

KSS, the leading supplier of pricing and revenue management solutions for the
retail and petroleum sectors has signed a partnership agreement with SAP (SI),
an internationally operative consultancy house that offers companies and public
bodies comprehensive IT services.

Utilizing SAP SI's Category Management Interface Layer (CM-IL), retailers can
now seamlessly integrate KSS' PriceStrat retail revenue management system with
mySAP Retail to deliver advanced price & promotions management and price
optimization capabilities. The use of CM-IL allows for a fast and robust
interface to SAP systems without the need for extensive systems integration
effort or deep knowledge of the various routes for interfacing with SAP.

SAP SI's CM-IL provides retailers with the ability to interface a number of
third-party applications directly with SAP core systems quickly and with minimal
effort or knowledge of SAP components. Applications include shelf space
management, administration, floor planning, product assortment/allocation and
sales force automation.

PriceStrat is KSS' solution for efficient retail pricing in the grocery,
convenience and drug chain sectors, enabling retailers to gain greater control
over pricing and to optimize prices to maximize gross margin while meeting price
image and other business constraints.

'This partnership will enable KSS and SAP SI to offer retailers the opportunity
of integrating the leading revenue management system with SAP quickly and at low
cost, thus allowing retailers to benefit from price optimization capabilities
without the need for lengthy and costly systems integration services. We have
listened to our customers who are looking for an effective way to link
PriceStrat with SAP and selected SAP SI's CM-IL solution as the best route,'
stated Mark Hawtin, Senior Vice President Marketing with KSS.

 About SAP Systems Integration AG

SAP Systems Integration AG (SAP SI) offers enterprises and public sector
organizations end-to-end IT consulting services in Germany and abroad. SAP SI
implements and operates SAP systems and integrating heterogeneous system
landscapes - both within and beyond enterprise boundaries. SAP SI currently has
about 1,800 employees and posted revenues of 268.8 million euros in fiscal 2001.
The company is included in the Nemax 50 index of leading technology stocks on
the Neuer Markt segment of the Frankfurt stock exchange (securities
identification code 501111).

For further information please contact the following:

Mark Hawtin,       0161 609 4013 ([email protected])

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