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Ciber's ProfitBoost Reaches Finals Among 26 Contenders in SAP HANA Partner Race, an SAP-Sponsored Development Contest

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Ciber, Inc.
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HANNOVER, Germany. - March 7, 2013 - Ciber's ProfitBoost-Sales(TM), a newly
developed analytics solution designed to help companies optimize profit through
informed pricing strategies, reached the finals in the SAP HANA partner race, an
SAP-sponsored competition from which winners were recognized at the 2013 CeBIT
conference in Hannover, Germany. The contest drew 26 contenders, and all created
a solution for the SAP HANA® platform.

Ciber ProfitBoost-Sales is the initial offering in Ciber's ProfitBoost(TM)
solution suite. The suite also contains Ciber ProfitBoost-Procurement, which
helps organizations analyze and optimize profits in procurement. Upcoming
modules will support companies in finding additional potential profit gains
through materials management and assembly, as well as manufacturing. Ciber
ProfitBoost-Sales and Ciber ProfitBoost-Procurement are planned to be 
generally available in the second quarter of 2013. Designed for either on-premises or cloud-based, on-demand delivery, Ciber ProfitBoost is based on SAP® Predictive Analysis software. It leverages algorithms in SAP Predictive Analysis with data mining capabilities in SAP HANA to help organizations identify, explore and, ultimately, realize incremental potential profit in sales, delivery and procurement. Ciber ProfitBoost also integrates with the SAP ERP application, allowing companies to leverage their existing customer, vendor, product, sales and procurement data and apply predictive analytics to determine pricing adjustments that raise profit without impacting new costs. The solution gives users an executive summary showing the potential profits ready to be realized, as well as detailed recommendations based on actionable reports. "One of the factors that differentiates Ciber ProfitBoost from other solutions in this competition is that Ciber not only used the speed of the SAP HANA platform but also the built-in predictive algorithms of it," said Volker Kyra, Ciber's alliance director for SAP in Germany. "That helped Ciber make Ciber ProfitBoost a solution, which can be live in less than a week to give users powerful insights and actionable advice." "This is the kind of client-focused solution Ciber prides itself on delivering, a solution that proactively meets client needs and achieves solid business results," said Dave Peterschmidt, Ciber chief executive officer. "This one leverages two key trends our clients face: big data and cloud computing. Ciber is an SAP services partner, an SAP channel partner and an SAP-certified provider of hosting and application management services. Since Ciber started supporting SAP solutions in 1989, it has amassed more than 2,000 clients using SAP solutions, as well as the skills and experience to assist customers with all aspects of their implementations of SAP software. About Ciber, Inc. Ciber is a client-focused, results-driven IT consulting company. Its 6,000 consultants provide the business acumen, technical skills and flexibility to help businesses and governments around the globe get the most from technology. Since 1974 Ciber has combined the stability and resources of a large consultancy with the agility and personal touch of a local firm. Ciber (CBR) trades on the New York Stock Exchange. For more information, visit For more information, contact: Betsy Loeff Media Relations 303-220-0100 ### SAP, SAP HANA and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.   This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Ciber, Inc via Thomson Reuters ONE [HUG#1683579]

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