WALLDORF, Germany, Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP NEWSBYTE --SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced the launch of the SAP® Connection Discovery for Public Services application, a network exploration tool with wide-ranging uses running on the SAP HANA® platform. This plug-and-play software is intended to equip civil servants both to sense and predict emergencies as they unfold. Geodata and timelines are planned to support intuitive decision making, enabling users to understand complex events quickly and react immediately with appropriate protective measures. The announcement was made at the Smart Cities Expo World Congress being held in Barcelona Nov. 15–17. Attendees can visit SAP at the conference to learn more about SAP Connection Discovery for Public Services and the SAP Future Cities program.
Connection discovery aims to use network visualization patterns in data to detect behaviors, helping public officials identify and evaluate relationships between people, objects and places in real time. Planned features for the application include seamless geodata integration and data enrichment on top of a mapping layer. The software's user-friendly, intuitive visualizations are meant to be used in a number of public service use cases, ranging from emergency responses and investigations to disaster management.
The SAP Connection Discovery for Public Services application can provide a single comprehensive view of business data from multiple systems and data sources. It includes an open platform where any type of data can be incorporated to discover and visualize patterns in connected networks. This application is expected to be one of the first industry solutions built on SAP HANA extended application services, a completely reengineered application server for native development of applications on the SAP HANA platform. It brings dramatic architectural improvements with microservices.
"Connection discovery is completing the picture by providing an advanced product for any type of user who needs to explore data relationships in real time in order to help save lives, reduce harm, track resources and minimize loss," said Martin Klein, global head, Public Sector Industry Business Unit, SAP. "It will reveal previously unconsidered dynamics between people, objects, locations and events in a wide variety of scenarios."
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