Prof. Dr. h.c. Hasso Plattner

Demand Planning on iPad

The flexible analysis of demand planning data is vital for globally acting companies. Our mobile, on-device iPad prototype combines location-based geo data with real customer planning data in an in-memory database. Further, influencing factors such as the temperature, the air pressure, or the level of cloudiness can be overlaid to incorporate them in planning decisions at the speed of thought. Users can intuitively interact with this live data set by zooming in, filter by certain products or customers, browse through time spans, or select different key figures to plan with. This application has the potential to realize manifold scenarios. For example, it is also possible to integrate real-time business web data from other customers or suppliers and enable business operations across company borders at the speed of thought.