BLOOMINGTON, Minn., December 20, 2005 — Pearson VUE, the electronic testing business of Pearson Education, today announced it signed a contract with software provider SAP to provide computer-based test delivery of certification exams for SAP channel partners selling and delivering SAP Business One, SAP’s business management software solution for small and midsize enterprises. These exams are now available in the Pearson VUEŽ Authorized Center network throughout the United States and Canada.
SAP, founded in Germany in 1972, is the recognized leader in providing collaborative business solutions for all types of industries and for every major market. With 12 million users and more than 1,500 partners, SAP is the world’s largest inter-enterprise software company and the world’s third-largest independent software supplier overall.
SAP Business One is an integrated business management solution built from the ground up to meet the immediate and long-term needs of small and midsize businesses. The solution offers functionality to optimize every aspect of a business, from financial accounting to sales and service. By obtaining an SAP Business One certification, SAP channel partners demonstrate understanding of the Business One solution and ability to implement this knowledge practically in projects for small and midsize enterprise customers.
“Pearson VUE’s extensive test center network will considerably extend the reach of the SAP Certification program,” said Bob Whelan, president and general manager of Pearson VUE. “With this alliance, SAP candidates will receive more options of when and where to test when scheduling their exams. In addition, our advanced technology and commitment to service provides candidates with a top-quality testing experience.”
Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.com) is the global leader in electronic testing services for academic admissions, certification and licensure programs. Pearson VUE offers exams through the world’s largest network of more than 4,000 test centers in 145 countries, providing testing services for information technology, regulatory and certification boards, academic, government and corporate clients. Its innovative technology offers the security and control required by admissions, licensure and certification programs while its commitment to service provides customers with an unmatched testing experience.
Pearson VUE is a part of Pearson Education (www.pearsoned.com), the world’s leading education company. Pearson Education is part of Pearson (NYSE:PSO), the international media company, whose other businesses include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group.