SAP SE has unveiled SAP® Geographical Enablement Framework, powered by SAP HANA®, which helps organizations enrich business applications with geographic data from geographic information systems (GIS), such as Esri ArcGIS. “In many asset-intensive industries such as energy, transportation and public sector, the ability to visualize business objects on maps is critical to improving efficiency and decision making,” said Irfan Khan, GM and global head, Database & Data Management, SAP. “SAP Geographical Enablement Framework, powered by SAP HANA, can help organizations streamline the processing of both enterprise and spatial data for greater location awareness across business processes.” With continued collaboration between SAP and Esri, organizations can gain contextual insight from business and spatial data, enabling business and GIS users to work within the same multiuser access and editing environment. As an open platform, SAP HANA is also certified with the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). www.sap.com.