Globalization, specialization and outsourcing are changing the way we work. Global information workers need to collaborate in a way that is seamless, synchronized and secure. Microsoft’s 2007 Office System provides a platform for building composite solutions, called Office Business Applications (OBAs), designed to support cross-functional processes and allow information workers to collaborate. Assembled from a company’s current collection of information assets, OBAs allow global information workers to gain insight, collaborate, make decisions, and take action. As we move from a transactional world to a collaborative one, our tools must also change.

Office Business Applications: Reference Application Pack for Supply Chain Management
Developers can now download the reference application for supply chain management. The pack covers various collaboration scenarios across organizational boundaries. It also provides details on architecture, development models, and the end-user experience.