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Aerospace and Defence

Map the future of your A&D business by transitioning into a data-centric manufacturing organisation.

Explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on aerospace and defence

Aerospace and defence companies need tools to adapt and be resilient. Learn how SAP can help your employees and customers get resources to respond quickly and work toward recovery.

Data treated as a digital asset improves experiences and decisions

Delivering up to half of overall revenue, data-related services will help aerospace and defence (A&D) companies reduce time to market for innovations without compromising safety, while simulating innovation scenarios along a complex value chain.

See how customers are succeeding with SAP

SAP Road Map for Aerospace and Defence

Explore our aerospace and defence industry road map to learn more about current industry solutions, planned innovations, and future direction.

Current release highlights

  • Optimised order to cash with on-time delivery, collaboration, and predictive capabilities
  • Integrated systems engineering that bridge together product definition and detailed design
  • Demand-driven inventory planning for materials requirements
  • Enhanced maintenance and service planning and execution for complex assets 

Upcoming innovations

  • Tighter integration of project information with a central finance solution
  • Better management of order changes across production engineering and operations
  • Improved monitoring with extended warehouse management and global track-and-trace solutions
  • Reliability-centered maintenance processes

Future plans

  • Optimise logistics, production, and cost for highly engineered manufacturing operations
  • Enhance nonconformity management, including standardisation of issue-resolution procedures
  • Support the demand-driven model across tactical and operational horizons
  • Enable next-generation service parts management with the latest technology

Get the facts

53 %

of aerospace companies expect digital technologies to help reduce manufacturing delays.

Accenture Consulting

$3.4 billion

per year estimated savings in material and logistical costs with 3D printing for the maintenance, repair, and operations market.

PwC Consulting

10 %

potential reduction in total manufacturing cost when moving from a traditional ERP system to SAP S/4HANA and the cloud.

SAP Performance Benchmarking

Create value in the digital aerospace and defence network

Become a data and customer-centric enterprise

Learn about the intelligent technologies that will be instrumental in reinventing aerospace and defence products, services, and core processes in response to market trends.

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.

Redefine processes through digital transformation

Discover how digital strategies are revolutionising how aerospace and defence companies manage complex programs and enabling them to streamline core processes.

Find aerospace and defence software tailored to your needs

Adapt quickly to market volatility, complex supply chains, and shrinking budgets by improving everything from discrete manufacturing to cybersecurity.

SAP S/4HANA

Become a best-run business by connecting people, business networks, the Internet of Things, and Big Data with our real-time enterprise resource management suite for digital business, deployed in the cloud or on premise.

SAP Digital Boardroom

Equip C-level executives with real-time contextual information and ad hoc analysis by using SAP Digital Boardroom. Built on SAP Analytics Cloud, this next-generation board portal leverages lines of business data from SAP S/4HANA and other applications to provide a single source of truth.

Jump-start your transition to an intelligent enterprise

Accelerate implementation time, reduce risks, and get ready for your digital journey with the SAP Model Company service for Aerospace & Defence for North America.

SAP Model Company for Aerospace & Defence for NA

Become a digital leader with a prepackaged service that delivers predefined end-to-end business processes, test cases, configuration guidelines, and project accelerators for your industry. 

How is SAP leading digital transformation?

Capture new markets using innovative SAP solutions

Find out how SAP is helping companies capitalise on data and intelligent technologies to disrupt existing business models and create new solutions that combine products, software, and services.

Exceed expectations with the latest IT innovations

Embracing disruption in aerospace and defence

Learn how you can embrace the dramatic business transformation driven by technical, cultural, and organisational changes. 

Get the latest news and trends from experts

Torsten Welte
Global VP, Aerospace and Defence SAP

Understanding the intelligent aerospace enterprise

Explore how the digital core works in the same way as a human brain to connect systems and lines of business and allow them to quickly adapt to changes.

Michael Edelen
A&D IBU - Solution Owner SAP S/4HANA Manufacturing
SAP

Transforming manufacturing with digital solutions

Find out how next-generation manufacturing platforms are supporting convergence that eliminates functional silos within the manufacturing sector.

Rosina Geiger
Director of Startup Engagement
SAP

Bridging the gap between supply chains and experts

Discover how highly qualified technicians are using the cloud to analyse, maintain, and repair complex manufacturing equipment from anywhere in the world.

Communities and Events

Join the SAP for Aerospace and Defence Community

Visit our community to learn about innovations and trends in aerospace and defence through blogs, discussions, and events with fellow SAP customers and experts.

See highlights from SAP A&D Innovation Days 2019

Find out how business leaders in aerospace and defence are responding to disruptions shaping the future of the industry – and how innovative technologies are helping A&D companies become intelligent enterprises.

Manage your aerospace and defence 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 organisation.

Procurement and Networks

Streamline procurement processes across your organisation, 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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