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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 labelling. 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 harmonised and intuitive user experience. Synchronise 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.

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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 synchronising 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.

Model Based Enterprise

Extend the digital product definition outside of design engineering and into the hands of the extended enterprise

SAP has the unique ability to extend Model Based Definition (MBD) to true Model Based Enterprise (MBE) use.  Whereas MBD sufficiently defines the product in a virtual model, with all its drawings, manufacturing information (PMI) and geometric tolerances (GD&T), SAP's MBE philosophy extends the virtual model use to quality inspection, manufacturing definition, after market spare parts definition, and beyond, all downstream from engineering.

Product Marketability and Chemical Compliance

Ensure compliance of products and chemicals to secure the right to market, sell, and ship products

  • Manage material and ingredient information and satisfy legal and customer requirements
  • Collect compliance data from suppliers and customers and publicize compliance information
  • Automatically track volumes of regulated substances and assess and verify products and materials for different compliance requirements including required registrations and tracked-versus-allowed quantities
Safety Data Sheet and Label Management
Manage safety data sheet and labelling requirements to ensure compliance and accelerate product introduction
  • Manage substance and regulatory information centrally, streamline component and product classification, and automate safety data sheet and label creation
  • Use SAP's content and authoring solutions to reduce effort and ensure ongoing compliance
  • Automate label printing and safety data sheet shipping integrated in logistics processes
Dangerous Goods Management

Provide safe and compliant transportation of hazardous materials to avoid delivery delays and protect brand value

  • Manage dangerous goods information centrally, automate dangerous goods classification, and leverage provided dangerous goods content
  • Ensure all shipments comply with dangerous goods regulations with integrated dangerous goods checks that provide adequate packaging and accurate transportation modes and routing
  • Automate the creation and provisioning of dangerous goods documents
Source Assignment
Find, negotiate, and contract the most qualified and reliable suppliers
Collect, analyse, and access all sourcing-related information in one system. Support automated and manual processes for managing contracts, source lists, purchase information records, quotations, and requests for quotations. By streamlining and automating sourcing information and processes, purchasers gain the insights they need to engage with the right suppliers and get the best possible prices.

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

Maximise the value of R&D and engineering solutions from SAP – and turn new ideas into viable products faster – with SAP implementation, optimisation, 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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