SAP (SAP -0.1%) strengthens its supply-chain management (SCM) hand by acquiring SmartOps, a...

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SAP (SAP -0.1%) strengthens its supply-chain management (SCM) hand by acquiring SmartOps, a developer of software that uses algorithms to optimize inventory, predict demand, and manage distribution networks. SAP notes SmartOps complements its existing SCM apps, and will help it develop real-time SCM analytics software powered by its Hana in-memory database. Separately, SAP is rolling out a mobile document access/management product; the company's Sybase unit is already a top developer of enterprise mobile apps.