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Automotive

Deliver innovative solutions on the road to new mobility, while running a profitable automotive business.

Introducing industry cloud solutions

See how industry cloud solutions from SAP can help you run as an intelligent enterprise to deliver value.

Uncover keys to success from automotive experts
Explore the outlook for automotive suppliers

Create opportunity with new business models built on innovative technology

Run traditional automotive businesses profitably and drive new growth with innovative mobility business models.  

Product Formulation and Recipe Development

Accelerate time to market and reduce development cost through integrated and collaborative development of innovative and compliant products.

Products

SAP S/4HANA

Portfolio and Project Management

Developing new products and services based on value-driven investment decisions.

Products

SAP S/4HANA

SAP Portfolio and Project Management

Design and Project Networks

Connect and collaborate with stakeholders to accelerate product and project delivery.

Products

SAP S/4HANA

 

Product Development and Configuration

Collaborate across silos and integrate product development to get to market first with innovative, compliant products.

Products

SAP S/4HANA

Product Compliance

Manage global product safety and compliance throughout the product lifecycle.

Products

SAP S/4HANA

Environment, Health, and Safety

Reduce environment, health, and safety risks to help ensure safety and business continuity.

Products

SAP S/4HANA

SAP Connected Worker Safety

Industrial Insights

Manage manufacturing performance across plants using standardized & customized KPIs to optimize manufacturing operations and predict quality.

Products

SAP Digital Manufacturing Cloud

SAP Manufacturing Execution

Manufacturing Execution for Industry 4.0

Connect, monitor, and tightly control manufacturing processes and operations by integrating with business and manufacturing systems to enable efficient, high quality production on the shop floor.

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SAP S/4HANA Manufacturing solutions

SAP Manufacturing Execution

Manufacturing Networks

Find hidden production capacity in your existing resources for greater success.

Products

SAP S/4HANA Manufacturing

SAP Manufacturing Execution

Manufacturing Operations

Identify and prioritize critical material issues and maximize enterprise-wide visibility across supply, production, inventory, and demand.

Products

SAP S/4HANA Manufacturing

SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration for Buyers

Outbound Logistics

Integrating production and outbound logistics to quickly meet customer demand.

Products

SAP Integrated Business Planning

Order Promising

Commit orders in real time meeting business rules and enhancing customer satisfaction.

Products

SAP S/4HANA

Yard Logistics

The solution can improve a yard’s productivity significantly and thereby increasing customer satisfaction while decreasing cost of operation.

Products

SAP Yard Logistics

Track and Trace and Logistics Networks

Maximize supply chain logistics strategy and comply with regulations with a digital operations networks.

Products

SAP Global Track and Trace

Warehouse Management

Improve warehouse management with optimized planning and automated processes.

Products

SAP Extended Warehouse Management

SAP S/4HANA

Demand Management and Insights

Create accurate demand plans by gaining insights to achieve productivity and customer satisfaction.

Products

SAP Integrated Business Planning

Transportation Management

Reduce costs and improve service with streamlined transportation management processes.

Products

SAP Transportation Management

Sales, Inventory, and Operations Planning

Plan the supply chain to anticipate and manage demand, inventory, and operational risk and opportunity.

Products

SAP Integrated Business Planning

Response and Supply Planning

Create and maintain supply plans aligned with business goals as demand and supply change.

Products

SAP Integrated Business Planning

SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration for Buyers

Commerce Personalization

Deliver relevant and impactful commerce experiences with real-time personalization.

Products

SAP Commerce Cloud

Subscription Management

Meet the needs of the outcome focused consumer with an agile billing solution designed to monetize any consumption model.

Products

SAP S/4HANA Cloud for Contract Accounting and Invoicing

Omnichannel Commerce Management

Drive your business and win with an industry-leading omnichannel commerce platform.

Products

SAP Commerce Cloud

Quote to Cash

Collaborate on customer needs and deliver on those needs at a stated price and time, enabling a perfect buying experience every time.

Products

SAP CPQ

Optimized Marketing

Gain visibility and control of the entire closed-loop marketing process. Make data-driven decisions to increase the marketing ROI.

Products

SAP Cloud for Customer

SAP Marketing Cloud

Sales Performance Management

Turn strategy into action with solid sales performance management to boost revenue and exceed quotas.

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SAP Sales Cloud

Single Customer View

Gain insight from a single view of your customers and deliver personalized experiences across the entire customer journey.

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SAP Marketing Cloud

Customer Experience Management

Manage your customers' experience across the entire engagement cycle.

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SAP Qualtrics Digital CX

Vehicle Sales Management

Optimizing vehicle distribution chains to improve sales.

Products

SAP Yard Logistics

SAP S/4HANA

Asset Performance Management

Connect digitally with a central data foundation across all assets to perfect reality from design to operation.

Products

SAP Predictive Maintenance and Service

SAP Asset Strategy and Performance Management

Service Parts Management

Improve profitability in service parts management by increasing efficiency.

Products

SAP S/4HANA

SAP Integrated Business Planning

Service Monetization

Grow service revenue by seamlessly offering, planning, and executing services with service monetization.

Products

SAP S/4HANA Cloud

Omnichannel Customer Service

Deliver an omnichannel customer service experience to exceed customers’ expectations.

Products

SAP Sales Cloud

SAP Marketing Cloud

Field Service Management

Support field service from every angle with optimized workforce scheduling and mobile apps

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SAP Field Service Management

SAP S/4HANA

Intelligent Logistics and Transportation

Balance customer service and delivery costs through efficient digital logistics and transportation management.

Products

SAP Integrated Business Planning

SAP Yard Logistics

Monetization of Services

Create value and monetize new business models for autonomous, connected, electric, and shared vehicles.

Products

SAP S/4HANA

Mobility as a Service

Embrace change to succeed in the automotive industry of the future through mobility as a service.

Products

SAP S/4HANA

Core Human Resources and Service Delivery

Simplify core HR and service delivery processes to deliver efficiency, help ensure global compliance, and improve everyday work life.

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SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central

SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Service Center

Talent Management and Learning

Talent Acquisition

Secure the world’s best talent by using embedded engagement and automation throughout the hiring process.

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SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting

SAP SuccessFactors Onboarding

Employee Experience Management

Manage your employees' experience across all phases of engagement.

Products

SAP Qualtrics Employee Engagement

SAP Qualtrics Employee Lifecycle

Payroll and Time and Attendance Management

Optimize payroll and time and attendance management processes to ensure workforce is paid accurately and on-time.

Products

SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central

SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll

People Analytics

Improve your ability to lead your workforce, accelerate change, and drive results with powerful, personalized people analytics.

Products

SAP SuccessFactors Workforce Analytics

SAP Analytics Cloud

See how customers succeed with SAP

Unlock new business value

Enable transformation and innovation

Evolve next practices to the vertical edge to create solutions for processes like configure, price, and quote; self-billing; and returnables management.

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.

SAP Road Map for Automotive

Support the automotive value chain with intelligent solutions and automated processes that help you run profitably today and thrive in the new mobility world of tomorrow.

Current release highlights

  • Central repository (digital vehicle hub) for all vehicle-related data as a digital twin 
  • Enhancements to just-in-time and lean processes, such as use of automation, improved usability, and flexibility
  • New self-billing and returnable container management capabilities 
  • Extended service parts management in SAP S/4HANA for capturing and managing demands, planning, and forecasting

Upcoming innovations

  • Charge point operations, access control to charging infrastructures, and support for billing handling 
  • Further process automation in handling unit management in SAP S/4HANA
  • Automated retroactive corrections and changes to self-billing processes 
  • Improved planning algorithms for complex services parts distribution networks

Future plans

  • Enhance shop floor visualizations and use machine learning in health and safety management 
  • Provide an intelligent, agile transportation network that supports various mobility options, including fleet management 
  • Offer modular production, streamlined logistics, and manufacturing processes at the edge 
  • Integrate carbon and energy data into analytics and profitability optimization modelling

Industry innovation solutions tailored to your needs

Meet changing demands with resilience and maintain profitability by using industry cloud solutions from SAP to streamline your business and innovate to become more intelligent and agile.

SAP S/4HANA

A modern ERP system with embedded AI and machine learning, providing a proven framework to adopt industry best practices with integrated, automated processes that are transparent, spanning finance, supply chain, manufacturing to sales, distribution and service.​

SAP Self-Billing Cockpit

Run self-billing processes with your customers, receive and process self-billing messages, edit messages, simulate processing results, and trigger document creation in the respective back-end system with the SAP Self-Billing Cockpit based on SAP Business Technology Platform.

SAP Returnable Packaging Management

Achieve circular logistic flows for returnable and reusable packaging material, collaborate with partners along the supply chain, and integrate equipment data with the IoT with the SAP Returnable Packaging Management solution built on SAP Business Technology Platform.

SAP Digital Vehicle Hub

Manage all types of vehicle-related master, transactional, and usage data in a central repository and enable collaborative business models and processes along the automotive and mobility value chain with SAP Digital Vehicle Hub, a preconfigured application based on SAP Asset Intelligence Network.

SAP Predictive Asset Insights

Predict, simulate, and optimize the health and performance of vehicles and other assets with machine learning and digital twin technology.

SAP Internet of Things

Capabilities to address industrial IoT use cases, through the IoT layer of SAP’s Business Technology Platform with embedded IoT services and data.

SAP S/4HANA

Optimize planning and distribution for high volumes of service parts and network locations.  Streamline spare parts fulfillment, transportation and warehousing processes with a modern ERP system.​

SAP Extended Warehouse Management

Manage warehouse operations and integrate complex supply chain logistics with your warehouse and distribution processes, providing visibility and control and optimization of inventory in real time.

SAP Transportation Management

Reduce transportation complexity by integrating fleet and logistics management throughout your network. Forecast demand and shipment volumes accurately to fine-tune transportation planning. Enhance freight, fleet, and logistics management to gain real-time visibility across all transportation modes.

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.

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?

Uncover keys to success from automotive experts

Learn how you can overcome some of your greatest challenges today and in the future by becoming an interconnected company that can embrace collaborative thinking to strengthen business relationships and build an adaptable workforce.

Get the facts

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manufacturing costs, where machinery and tools are allocated to operations and status and usage is tracked in real time.

SAP Performance Benchmarking

-13 %

cost per interaction, where multichannel communication is used to optimize customer contact.

SAP Performance Benchmarking

35 %

reduction in warranty returns.

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Podcast: The Future of Mobility and Manufacturing with Game-Changers

Join host Bonnie D. Graham to learn how you can take your company across the finish line as you look ahead to the next wave of disruption in the automotive and industrial manufacturing sectors.

Manage your 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.

Human Resources

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

Finance

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

Procurement and Networks

Streamline procurement processes across your organization, 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.

Database and Data Management

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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