So you can navigate airport security like a pro, but are you familiar with the SAP solution portfolio for airlines? Recent global trends such as rising fuel prices and new regulations on carbon emissions present particular challenges for the airline industry. And these external factors have a dramatic impact on the bottom line: The International Air Transport Association predicts a 46 percent decrease in world airline profits for 2011, mainly due to a spike in the price of oil.

Read the full SAP Spectrum article to learn about the current software offerings and planned innovations for this industry.