Document Solution Achieves "Powered by SAP NetWeaver" Status

SPRINGFIELD, IL - November 19, 2007 – Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. (LRS), a leader in output management, announced that its premier SAP printing solution has achieved "Powered by SAP NetWeaver" status after extensive testing by SAP in Germany.

Shortly after the 2004 debut of the VPSX® output management solution, LRS® developers unveiled the VPSX/OutputManager® interface designed to provide seamless delivery of SAP documents to email, printers, and other output devices. Together, the solutions give SAP application end users the ability to send print jobs to any destination and receive updates of delivery status without leaving their SAP screens.

"We took the first step toward SAP Certified Integration a few years ago, when we created a BC-XOM compliant interface to our VPSX product," says Mark Goddard, Senior Manager and Software Architect at LRS. "To achieve 'Powered by NetWeaver' status, we worked with the SAP SI group in Germany to develop a simple, intuitive Web application that could be incorporated into any customer's SAP NetWeaver based portal."

To end users, the new LRS printing control interface simply appears as an additional tab on the regular SAP NetWeaver application screen. Clicking on that tab, users can view all defined printers, queues, and print jobs including status messages. Behind the scenes, these screens interact directly with VPSX using industry standard SOA based Web Services and the user interface is constructed using the latest SAP WebDynpro application framework.

John Runions, Senior Manager of Global Alliances at LRS explains, "Adding this robust output management functionality was easy, as this is what our VPSX software does out of the box. However, bringing these functions right to the SAP NetWeaver interface in a seamless manner was not a trivial effort; it involved in-depth collaboration with our development contacts at SAP in Germany. The result is something both of our companies can be proud of, and which will be a great benefit to customers worldwide."

About LRS
LRS is a privately held company with corporate headquarters located in Springfield, Illinois. Remote offices are located throughout the United States and in key geographic regions around the world. More than half of the Fortune 500 and Fortune 500 Service companies rely on industry-leading LRS solutions, with products in use in over 30 countries. Gartner and other analyst groups recognize LRS as a global IT leader. Software Magazine consistently ranks LRS as one of the top 200 software companies in the world. For more information about LRS, visit

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LRS, LRS in the diamond device, VPSX, and VPSX/OutputManager are registered trademarks of Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. SAP, SAP NetWeaver, and other SAP products and services are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries.

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