New SAP Solution Helps Companies Achieve Sustainability Goals

Dec. 16, 2009
The application features a library of key sustainability performance indicators.

To assist businesses set sustainability goals and objectives, measure and communicate performance, and reduce data collection costs and errors, SAP recently introduced its BusinessObjects Sustainability Performance Management application.

The software provides a holistic view of an organization's sustainability indicators and features an interface that streamlines internal and external reporting. The application features a library of key sustainability performance indicators and is the first solution to be certified by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Certified Software and Tools Program.

"Sustainability is increasingly mission-critical across the corporate world," said Dr. Stephen Stokes, vice president of Sustainability and Green Technologies, AMR Research. "It is becoming a key element of business strategy, with the potential to deliver new levels of efficiency and operational performance, innovation and organizational transformation. Managing and reporting an organization's sustainable performance via transparent and high quality data collation, analysis, optimization and modeling is a new basis for defining and communicating operational excellence."

A key feature of the solution is its ability to automatically collect key performance indicator (KPI) data from a variety of sources, allowing customers to move beyond tedious and error-prone manual data collection and spreadsheet-based recording. Companies can select from a central KPI library that includes a variety of metrics, including those based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework. Business users can also create and update their own sustainability KPI's with multiple tiers of sub-indicators or calculations.

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