To drive real-time, insight-driven planning processes, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced the planned availability of SAP® liveCache technology powered by the SAP HANA® platform. This introduction of SAP HANA is intended to deliver opportunities for deployments of the SAP® Advanced Planning and Optimizer (SAP APO) component. This announcement follows other recent efforts SAP has made demonstrating continued innovation and investment in the area of supply chain management, including the launch of the latest version of the SAP® Transportation Management application and plans to acquire SmartOps, a leading provider of inventory and service-level optimization software solutions.
Supply chain companies today work in an environment in which planning cycles are shortened and the lines between tactical planning and execution are becoming blurred. The companies thriving in this environment treat the supply chain as a strategic initiative and use their understanding of the market and fluctuating demand patterns to adjust their supply plans in real time. Planned benefits of SAP APO powered by SAP HANA include:
Powered by SAP HANA, SAP liveCache aims to be the foundation architecture for future innovations for SAP APO powered by SAP HANA and will be a significant step forward for the overall offering of the SAP® Supply Chain Management (SAP SCM) application powered by SAP HANA.
“Right now, we are in the era of the real-time, demand-driven supply chains,” said Hans Thalbauer, senior vice president, Line-of-Business Solutions for Supply Chain, SAP. “By leveraging the power of SAP HANA for the supply chain, we arm our customers with the most effective tools for intelligent reporting at the fastest speeds.”
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