SAP introduces the industry value network (IVN) for transportation and travel services. With the IVN model, customers, partners, and SAP can work together to address priority industry needs and business challenges. The IVN aims to design and improve industry-relevant processes within three work streams, including logistics, infrastructure and asset management, and passenger transportation and accommodation. The IVN will seek to leverage integrated business applications to help customers adapt to changing business environments and better connect with their customers and business partners. The collaborative network will focus on enabling seamless end-to-end best-practice industry processes that leverage existing investments in SAP and partner solutions with low total cost of ownership for secure implementation and operation.
An initial priority in the area of infrastructure and asset management will be optimizing maintenance processes using mobile and geographic information system (GIS) with radio-frequency identification (RFID) capabilities. Additionally, collaboration on integrating disparate applications through enterprise service-oriented architecture (enterprise SOA) will target logistics service providers? needs to improve supply chain execution and increase customer satisfaction.
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