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Product Design and Development Collaboration Solutions

Streamline product development, improve quality, and reduce production costs for private-label retailers

Integrate information and processes in private-label retailing with SAP software for advanced product development. Help R&D and engineering teams manage complex processes, streamline development, and design innovative products. Align design processes to optimize efficiency and profitability. Introduce fresh ideas from external sources. Help ensure that design definitions meet guidelines for manufacturability. Reduce time to market while building better products.

Solution Capabilities

Included Capabilities

Portfolio Management

Align your portfolio of projects with business goals and strategies while analyzing risk and performance

Improve efficiency by integrating resources and activities across multiple projects with portfolio management software from SAP. Identify which projects can generate the most business value. Establish benchmarks and milestones for meeting project schedule, cost, and scope expectations. Acquire metrics for analyzing project performance in real time. With our portfolio management software, you can also gain insights that help mitigate risk and optimize decision making.

Project Management

Align projects with business objectives to help outcomes meet expectations

Implement a variety of simultaneous project activities using project management solutions from SAP. Integrate with ERP software to provide insights into project cost, time, scope, and quality performance. Get integrated tools to manage human resources and financial performance as well as each project phases, from initiation to closure. As a result, you can minimize project delays and prevent business interruptions using our project management solutions.

Resource Management

Accurately predict challenges of and resources needed for managing projects

Develop project forecasts identifying potential bottlenecks and project schedules detailing types and quantities of required resources. Use our resource management software to identify each team member’s competencies, assign members to roles with specialized skills, and outline schedules for each team member’s availability. As a result, you can reduce costs by preventing resource shortages, unexpected requests, and last-minute changes requiring additional and often external resources.

Project Connectivity

Provide access to all project-relevant information across your enterprise

Gain a holistic view across multiple project systems – or an entire project portfolio – with project connectivity software from SAP. Synchronize all project data to create an accurate and reliable single source of truth. Automate processes for identifying resource requirements, cost and schedule variances, and ways to prevent redundant work. Our project connectivity software also provides on-demand metrics that help you make informed decisions when planning and scheduling projects.

Idea Management

Capitalize on your best ideas and translate them into successful, innovative products, services, and business models

Foster innovation, capture it, and quickly turn it into value-generating results with SAP software for idea management. Our comprehensive solution for managing innovation integrates unique products, services, processes, methodologies, and governance – everything you need to manage a smart and efficient process – from ideation to innovation. With idea management software from SAP, you can establish a sustainable creative culture that overcomes departmental silos and unleashes the power of innovation.

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

Reduce time to market for new products through efficient recipe development

Implement integrated and multipoint approaches to managing projects, product data, and supplier collaborations in retail manufacturing operations. Use SAP solutions to quickly develop product recipes and formulas, reuse existing ingredients, run contextual analytics to better understand product performance, and design product packaging and labeling. Work seamlessly with partners to accelerate product development and comply with regulations, while reducing product development costs.

Handover to Manufacturing

Integrate production master data to streamline handover to manufacturing

Streamline and integrate the transition to hand over product-design master data from engineering to production in retail manufacturing operations using SAP software. Accelerate production ramp-up, time to volume, and time to profit with continuous synchronization of master data and product structures. Use a closed-loop, product-development process to identify potential product-quality problems early. Reduce the volume of change cycles from initiation to release in production.

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.


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.

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


Reimagine the way you do business with SAP Digital Business Services

Businesses everywhere are transforming into digital enterprises – but it’s not always that easy. SAP Digital Business Services can help guide your transformation journey every step of the way, from strategy to technology implementation and beyond.

Our experts take a holistic approach, helping you identify and implement new processes and capabilities while ensuring your operations continue to run smoothly. We’ll work to make sure your SAP software delivers ongoing, unsurpassed value as you address the evolving demands of the digital economy. 

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