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Compliant Product Lifecycle Management Solutions

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

Develop new products quickly and go to market faster than your competitors with SAP software that integrates product development processes across functional silos and locations. Collaborate effectively across functions, streamline the ramp-up process, and develop products that comply with regulations. With visibility into product costs, you can continuously reduce those costs, protecting revenue margins while you develop innovative products that preserve brand value.

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Solution Capabilities

Included Capabilities

Product Development

Accelerate product ideation and development by integrating the design process

Speed time to profit with SAP software that integrates the product development process. Define all design requirements and constraints quickly and efficiently. Create a collaborative environment to quickly implement complex engineering capabilities such as variant management, sync supplier designs, and integrate isolated CAD data. Maintain high standards for product quality and communicate design updates to partners, while reducing development costs and schedules.

Recipe Development

Accelerate product development by improving collaboration and efficiency

Bring new products to market faster by collaborating with partners using recipe development software from SAP. Reduce cost and improve compliance by relying on integrated and multipoint approaches to managing projects, product data, and suppliers. Develop product recipes quickly and reuse existing ingredients. Run contextual analytics to better understand product performance. Design packaging and labeling. And do it all within a single environment for managing portfolios of projects.

Authoring Tool Integration

Increase efficiency in engineering and manufacturing with a single platform for CAD authoring tool integration

Take an integrated approach to accelerated product design with a tool that integrates SAP software for product lifecycle management with multiple CAD authoring tools. Provide a 360-degree product view, with total transparency across engineering disciplines, through a harmonized and intuitive user experience. Synchronize product metadata, structures, access, and file handling to bridge design data with business data for a comprehensive product description.

Product Costing

Master product cost potential and transparency – at a time when it counts

Evaluate new product costs or quotations early in the lifecycle with SAP software for product costing. Manage costs and quotations for product innovations or customer-specific engineered products, in line with strategic targets, where design is evolving and master data incomplete – with transparency that can help secure future product margins. Identify cost drivers in later stages of the product lifecycle, and simulate and evaluate the impact of related cost reduction measures.

Sourcing (On-Premise)

Streamline sourcing to reduce cost while maintaining quality

Develop a well-qualified supply base and negotiate win-win contracts with on-premise sourcing software from SAP. Manage the entire strategic sourcing process with an intuitive tool that decreases time to value. Empower procurement professionals to qualify suppliers and measure their performance. Allow suppliers to manage their own profile information. Our sourcing software accelerates the procurement process, builds in greater control, and creates lasting business value.

Handover to Manufacturing

Streamline the transition from engineering to manufacturing by integrating production master data

Create a smooth transition from engineering to production with SAP software that simplifies the hand-off of product design master data. Accelerate production ramp-up, time to volume, and time to profit by synchronizing your master data and product structures. Our handover-to-manufacturing software also helps identify potential quality problems during initial production and reduce the number of change cycles by supporting a closed-loop development process.

Engineering Collaboration

Connect and collaborate across the network to enhance product and project delivery

Streamline and orchestrate your design networks with intuitive design and collaboration tools from SAP.  Manage internal and external development teams, capture their ideas, and reuse your product and project data throughout the enterprise.


Quickly adopt and maintain SAP solutions

Get the support you need to efficiently implement and operate your SAP solutions – and take advantage of new technologies. We offer a range of support services, from foundation level to strategic engagement and co-innovation.

View product documentation

Get a wealth of information – about everything from installation and upgrades to security, integration, and product availability.


Consulting Services for PLM, R&D and Engineering

Maximize the value of R&D and engineering solutions from SAP – and turn new ideas into viable products faster – with SAP implementation, optimization, and consulting services. Our consultants can help you eliminate IT complexity and streamline product development processes from idea to manufacturing. 

Through the engineer's eyes

As product diversity and complexity grow, manufacturers want to fabricate products that combine hardware, electronics, and software using data stored in multiple authoring tools. With the brand new SAP Engineering Control Center integration tool, design and engineering teams can combine these diverse data sources into one holistic overview of product data to do their jobs faster.

Fulfill your product management vision

Today’s best-run manufacturers often coordinate diverse engineering teams and balance multiple sets of requirements for complex products. SAP Engineering Control Center can help you integrate data from leading authoring tools into a single version of the truth.

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