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Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

Design individualized products faster and move toward mass customization – with product lifecycle management (PLM) software from SAP.

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Siemens and SAP join forces for industrial transformation

Find out how Siemens and SAP are partnering to deliver integrated end-to-end product lifecycle, supply chain, and asset management solutions.

Innovating to thrive

Learn how R&D executives drive supply chain excellence in a report by Oxford Economics.

Design to customer demand and product individualization

Enable faster and better decisions on product design to meet highly variable and individualized customer requirements with SAP Product Lifecycle Management (SAP PLM).

SAP Portfolio and Project Management

Support flexible and new product development processes – and speed time to market – with our project portfolio management software.


Comprehensive portfolio management

Submit project proposals, prioritize them within the current project portfolio, and monitor and review their progress.

Project management

Manage projects, tasks, and timelines while identifying critical paths, assigning resources, and tracking progress.

Resource management and optimization

Find the right mix of available resources and then deploy them as needed to avoid project bottlenecks.

SAP Product Lifecycle Costing

Get a cost-centered view of the product design and development lifecycle – and determine costs, target price, and profitability.


Product cost calculation and simulation

Support real-time cost calculation using SAP HANA through versioning, what-if simulation, and target costing capabilities.

Data modeling and extensibility

Manage local master data; access multiple costing sheets; and customize attributes, fields, and formulas.  

Comprehensive pricing features

Enable price selection strategies for components and activities, support different currencies, and calculate overhead costs.

Inbound and outbound integration

Export and import data to and from SAP ERP, Microsoft Excel, and other applications using application programming interfaces.

SAP Commercial Project Management

Help your teams plan and manage projects, whether they are in the same building or halfway around the world.


Shared project workspace

Access and share real-time project data from a single point, and use embedded analytics to quickly generate status reports.  

Project cost and revenue planning

Improve the accuracy of product estimates, plans, and forecasts; determine baseline costs; and plan personnel, materials, and more.  

Project issue and change management

Automate key processes and efficiently manage issues and change requests to improve project outcomes and client satisfaction.  

SAP Engineering Control Center

Combine mechanical, electrical, and electronic design data on a single platform and enable cross-discipline collaboration.


Interface for authoring tools

Access material master and bill-of-material data, and adopt user-specific folder structures with drag and drop functionality.

Comprehensive integration features

Use integration technology to support different CAD requirements and data models, while handling files securely. 

Intelligent process support

Provide easy access to all product development information and offer extensive search capabilities.

SAP Project Intelligence Network

Share project information across enterprises to get full visibility in execution.


Project plan coordination

Collaborate on shared project plans by integrating work packages from different sources.

Task and issue management

Manage and share tasks, deliverables, issues, and punch lists to coordinate execution of project work across companies.

Project document control

Track and trace the content delivery process across companies and collect documents and models.

SAP Enterprise Product Development

Reimagine innovation with product development in the cloud.

Product development driven by customer requirements

Drive efficiency in design and development by combining engineering data and business data enterprise-wide to meet customer needs.

Collaborative development across the enterprise

Achieve secure and seamless collaboration on structured and unstructured product data, and increase transparency and mitigate risk by engaging with the right suppliers.

Realization of the visual digital thread

Empower people to be more productive with next-gen visual cloud applications, and connect 3D CAD data with ERP and master data to deliver a model-based enterprise.

Industry 4.0 data leveraged in product innovation

Perform what-if simulations to optimize service processes, create connected products based on IoT-enabled engineering models, and analyze product usage.

SAP S/4HANA for product compliance

Manage regulations, track registrations and substance volumes, classify products, and create compliance labels and documents.


Marketability and compliance functionality

Manage compliance information centrally, satisfy legal and customer requirements, and track volumes of regulated substances. 

Data sheet and label management

Automatically create safety data sheets and labels while integrating printing and shipping with logistics processes.

Dangerous goods management

Centralize information about dangerous goods, automate classification, and conduct integrated checks for dangerous goods.

See how customers are succeeding with SAP

Learn how SAP is enabling innovation in product lifecycle management

Siemens and SAP partner on industrial transformation

Learn how Siemens and SAP are working together to bring unprecedented innovation to product and asset lifecycle management.

SAP will offer Siemens’ Teamcenter software

Find out how Siemens' Teamcenter software and SAP S/4HANA come together to accelerate digital transformation for discrete and process manufacturers.

Siemens and SAP CEOs discuss the partnership

See how the Siemens and SAP partnership offers an ideal digital thread to break down process silos and design and deliver innovative products productively, profitably, and sustainably.

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