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Make sustainability profitable and profitability sustainable through innovative products, services, and business models.

Decarbonization benefits the planet, economy, and business operations.

The implications of global climate change are well known. SAP is ready to help chemical companies move toward a low-carbon economy to meet the requirements of their value chains and policy makers.

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SAP Road Map for Chemicals

Explore our chemicals industry road map to learn about current industry solutions, planned innovations, and future direction.

Current release highlights

  • Embedded sample management, including documents related to safety and product and service quality
  • Advanced scenario simulation geared toward assumptions, risks, opportunities, or business events
  • Physical assets digitally represented with SAP Intelligent Asset Management solutions 
  • Legal compliance and marketability checks in the processing of sales orders and deliveries

Upcoming innovations

  • Target-driven recipe development with real-time analysis of costs, ingredients, and compliance
  • Extended Planning and Analysis that aligns finance and operational plans at strategic and tactical levels
  • Simplified process for creation, validation, approval, and publishing of safety instructions
  • Dangerous goods management with SAP S/4HANA

Future plans

  • Execute global customer-voice programmes with experience management solutions from SAP 
  • Implement advanced heuristics and provide insights to optimise capacity and resolve inventory problems
  • Support electrical work instruction and collection of process parameters 
  • Embed transportation planning and execution capabilities in SAP S/4HANA Cloud

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>10

%

increased new product revenue from accelerated innovation with an extended ecosystem.

SAP Performance Benchmarking

6,500

chemical companies worldwide run SAP software.

SAP Performance Benchmarking

48

%

lower overtime costs through greater adherence to the production plan.

SAP Performance Benchmarking

Solve your specific chemicals business needs

Create a winning strategy for Industry 4.0

Explore SAP’s strategy for Industry 4.0 and how you can leverage Industry 4.0 to turn challenges into opportunities, connect with customers, and integrate partners.

Find chemicals software tailored to your needs

Explore the possibilities and profitability of our solutions, covering everything from supply chain technology to sustainability and compliance.

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SAP S/4HANA Cloud

Help your chemicals company transform and compete in the new experience economy. SAP S/4HANA Cloud can provide a proven framework to adopt best practices for the chemicals industry, enabling innovation and operational excellence within and beyond company boundaries.

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SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain

Respond to new market expectations with a real-time supply chain planning solution that combines capabilities for sales and operations; demand, response, and supply planning; and inventory optimisation. Take advantage of powerful supply chain analytics, what-if simulations, and alerts – in the cloud.

SAP Cloud for Sustainable Enterprises

Measure, manage, and optimise your sustainability goals holistically, spanning people, planet, and profit. The comprehensive cloud solution integrates data and processes, so you can manage your carbon footprint, reduce material waste, and achieve social sustainability with a single license.

Transform your business with SAP Services and Support

Evolve your business with services and support from SAP – your trusted adviser for digital transformation strategy and execution.

Align sustainability goals across the business

Bridge the gap between business strategy and execution with our service package to sharpen your sustainability strategy with industry best practices linked to SAP solutions for sustainability.

Simplify and accelerate your digital transformation

Support critical business processes on your path to innovation and digital transformation with holistic, end-to-end services that reflect over 40 years of knowledge, experience, and innovation.

Transform your business with unparalleled service support

Close the gap between your digital transformation strategy and execution with innovation discovery, digital strategy, and business transformation services from a trusted adviser that knows SAP software best.

What are analysts saying?

Balance the bottom line with the green line to meet demand

Learn from Oxford Economics how you can enhance the design process and create innovative new products, while meeting your sustainability goals. This will help fulfil your customers’ and stakeholders’ growing demands for supply chain sustainability.

Supply chain leaders minimise risk and maximise opportunity

Get a summary of the latest in supply chain research from Oxford Economics. Discover the current environment of disruption and the opportunities it brings your business.

Simplify and improve your business with the latest innovations

Drive outcomes with visibility, focus, and agility

Integrate and increase transparency into your end-to-end operations to gain real-world awareness of your customers and environment and make actionable decisions in novel ways.

Transform into an intelligent enterprise to gain new value

Overcome the challenge of disrupted markets and meet growing customer needs by digitalising your business and creating a single source of truth for your technology.

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Communities and Events

Join the SAP for Chemicals Community

Explore the SAP for Chemicals community to learn from stakeholders and experts and interact through blogs, discussions, and other resources. Find out how our community can help you run your chemicals processes better through digitalisation and innovation.

ASUG Best Practices: SAP for Chemicals

Join us in Madrid, Spain at the ASUG Best Practices: SAP for Chemicals conference Sept. 27-29, 2022 to reconnect with industry peers and gain insights into the latest trends and opportunities facing chemical professionals today.

Manage your chemicals business enterprise-wide

Explore our comprehensive solutions for all business processes across all industries to find the solutions you need to build a connected business.

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Simplify HR processes and engage your workforce to drive better business results, empower your workforce, and develop your talent.

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Bring together financial processes with automated, real-time analytics, and translate them into forward-looking business insight across the entire organisation.

Procurement and Networks

Streamline procurement processes across your organisation, driving compliance and control while cutting costs and risks.

Analytics

Take advantage of in-depth data analysis, predictions, and processing of complex events, and combine data from a variety of sources into one, integrated platform.

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Leverage business applications that use the latest technology advancements – including the SAP HANA platform, cloud, mobile, and more.

Application Development and Integration

Deploy high-velocity, intelligent edge applications using business and technology services.

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