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In today’s economy, supply chains are being called on to do more than ever – serve varied markets across the globe, deliver custom configured products, and change plans at a moment’s notice – all with unprecedented speed and precision. Supply chain managers need to control a complicated range of activities in a high velocity business environment. They need to work with multiple partners to monitor countless interlocking activities and moving components, and act quickly to fix bottlenecks and delays that can throw things into disarray. Staying on top of it all while keeping things running smoothly is a daunting challenge – a critical one in a world where the supply chain is key to everything from operational efficiency to staying competitive. It’s a tough challenge, but not impossible.

With the SAP Event Management solution, you can manage by exception rather than monitoring processes that are running smoothly, and you are able to recognize and react to unplanned events in the supply chain. It provides a single point of access for collaborative processes, and finally allows you measuring your business partners’ performance.

Visual Business – based on an interactive visualization environment – easily combines different services such as traffic information or weather data with business information. Similar to the mashups of Web 2.0 parlance, this multifunctional application stitches together elements of the SAP application platform, a map provider, and masses of backend and publicly accessible data to help users keep an eye on their business situation.

Visual Business also adds interaction and transactions to the graphical applications so that users can actually call up and interact with backend data by linking visual objects to business objects.

This is your opportunity to help us shape this new application.  Please contact me or simply provide a description of what you would like to see in this type of application on this site – this could be an interesting stream if multiple companies respond!

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