Staying close to your customers is the best way to sustain and grow your business. That means making sure your interaction with them is timely and responsive. And, it means managing changes in demand while streamlining activities across the supply chain. That’s where the SAP Supply Network Collaboration rapid-deployment solution for customer collaboration comes in. It lets you optimize data exchange on inventory and demands so you’re in touch with your customers and up-to-date on their needs. And it helps you avoid stock outs and excess inventory through responsive replenishment, so you’re better prepared to meet your customers’ demands. The rapid-deployment solution for customer collaboration is preconfigured software that supports best practices. With proven methods from SAP Consulting, you can install rapid deployment solutions quickly and affordably and be up and running usually within twelve weeks. The software comes at a fixed scope and price, so you can eliminate the guesswork, and deliver a solution to established expectations. And, it integrates with SAP business software for enterprise resource planning and supply chain management. The software lets you set minimum and maximum stock limits to drive replenishment according to traditional vendor-managed inventory scenarios. That means you can plan replenishment based on minimum and maximum levels for a certain product that is maintained at your customer’s ship-to location. You can quickly assess stock volume through the color-coded, minimum-maximum Web browser and receive proactive alerts, for example, on expected stock outs. And, all data received from the customer is validated and mapped. The SAP Supply Network Collaboration rapid-deployment solution for customer collaboration gives you enhanced visibility, so you can plan for supply delays and respond to changes in demand. And, a rapid-deployment solution lets you get up and running quickly with preconfigured functionality at a predetermined scope, time, and cost. Are you ready-to-run?