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According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, “Innovation has long been recognized as an important driver of economic growth. New ideas can spark wave upon wave of new goods and services that literally transform the economy, making it more robust and vibrant.” But, despite the stereotypes perpetuated by pop culture, engineers are not the only ones who can come up with good ideas. In reality, innovation can, and frequently does, originate from all areas of an organization.

The best ingredients for innovation are an environment that encourages the exchange of ideas and a platform that facilitates information sharing and collaboration.  Fortunately, 3D graphic models provide just such a solution.

SAP’s 3D visual enterprise software converts large amounts of data into graphics that it can be analyzed, shared and manipulated across departments and without IT intervention. Translating complex data into a user-friendly, graphical format ensures everyone can access the same data and contribute their unique perspectives. This is a tremendous improvement over traditional business processes, which inadvertently confine information in functional, regional or divisional “silos".  The result is innovation unlike anything seen before – faster, more creative and higher quality ideas.

Giving people the right data at the right time also improves operational efficiency, allows for better utilization of existing resources, and shortens time-to-market product timelines.   In fact, companies that have implemented visualization technology have experienced greater inter-departmental collaboration during the research and development product phase as well as improvements in the overall development process.

To see a live demonstration of how 3D visual enterprise software can be used within an organization to improve research and development, visit the SAP 3D Visual Business Experience seminar at the Logistics and SCM 2013 event in Las Vegas. Visual Enterprise Solution Manager, Mark Landrosh, will be demonstrating how 3D graphics can encourage innovation during the “3D Visual Enterprise in R&D” lab taking place on Friday, March 8, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and again at 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

See you there!