Transformation in the building materials industry
Companies are using intelligent technology to replace delays and shortages with supply chain resilience and manufacturing sustainability.
Rapid urban expansion
The new built environment will exist in limited space, with densification replacing sprawl and urban growth pushing up, not out.
Construction supply chain issues
To respond quickly to change – despite broken supply chains and construction materials and labour shortages – companies need full visibility.
Sustainable building materials and operations
Construction regulations – and customers – now demand greener actions, more recycled building materials, and manufacturing sustainability.
Rise of prefab construction materials
There’s an upswing in prefabricated building materials. Why? If smart manufacturing lets you deliver a ready-made wall including windows – why not?
Diverse stakeholder expectations
Planners, architects, owners, sub-contractors, building material suppliers, and complexity abound. The key to success: one source of truth.
digitalisation of construction processes
AI-powered automation, along with building information modelling (BIM), are enabling same-page collaboration across the industry.
Featured building materials solutions
SAP Customer Experience and CRM solutions
Gather insights across the value chain and connect real-time business data and signals to help improve customer loyalty, retention, and revenue.
SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain
Help ensure business continuity in times of supply chain disruption by synchronising supply chain planning in real time, from S&OP to inventory supply planning.
SAP S/4HANA Manufacturing
Enable enterprise-wide manufacturing collaboration to create accurate production plans, reduce order lead times, and help ensure on-time delivery.
See how customers are succeeding with SAP
Learn how Arpa used machine learning to reduce scrap waste to almost zero and lower production costs by €750,000 in one year.
Find out how James Hardie enables a faster supply chain response to market variations with integrated business planning.
Explore how VitrA digitalised its business processes to enable data-driven decision-making and enhance customer experiences.
What are the leading analysts saying about SAP?
Companies take action on digital transformation in building materials
Explore survey results on initiatives and projects that leverage software to transform internal processes to enhance operational efficiency, improve customer satisfaction, and tackle environmental management in building materials companies.
Become more adaptable and resilient
Historically, building materials businesses have not been associated with sustainability. Find out why the future of the industry must become sustainable.
Closing the “green gap”
A survey of 2,000 global companies explores how the network effect is taking corporate sustainability from commitment to impact.
Explore how we can help your building materials business run better
Increased revenue from services and product as a service (PaaS).
Source: SAP Performance Benchmarking
With SAP Subscription Billing, we are now able to provide our customers with invoicing based on daily usage for our digital products.
Stephan Manegold, Business Applications Lead, Schüco International KG
5-35% increase in revenue from cross-sell and upsell.
Source: SAP Performance Benchmarking
With SAP Customer Experience, we were able to deliver a rapid return on our investment while establishing a powerful technical foundation for ongoing value creation.
Tim Baker, CIO, Moen Incorporated
€750,000 production savings in the first year.
Source: Arpa Industriale
By using dashboards, predictive analytics, and embedded automation in SAP solutions, we can identify best practices and teach those practices to the factory’s machines, systems, and people.
Stefano Rossetti, Production Manager, Arpa Industriale S.p.A
15% reduction in raw material carrying costs.
Source: Kale Holding
By enabling us to deploy standardised processes based on best practices across the company, SAP S/4HANA is helping us work faster and more efficiently. We are not only saving time and costs but also providing better service to our customers.
Murat Erez, CIO, Kale Holding A.Ş
Enable sustainable sales with 360-degree customer insights, sales order commitment, and fulfilment, and empower companies to exceed the expectations of digitally connected customers, win customer loyalty, and drive revenue and profitability through in-context customer experiences across digital and traditional channels.
20% increase in revenue from new products.
Source: SAP Performance Benchmarking
SAP opened new channels and ways of communicating with customers, decreased time employees spent on repetitive tasks, and benefited from innovations through faster deployment cycles and the future use of a microservices-based extension framework.
Christian Schmidt, Head of eCommerce, Mondi
Get started with SAP's cloud solutions for building materials
SAP can help you start or enhance your building materials digital transformation – no matter where you are in your journey. If you have yet to move to cloud ERP, you can get started with RISE with SAP. If you already have cloud ERP – from SAP or any other vendor – you can enhance your building materials capabilities with our industry cloud solutions.
RISE with SAP
RISE with SAP provides customers with complete business transformation as a service (BTaaS) in a single package. At its core is the SAP S/4HANA Cloud suite, business process intelligence, technology credits, and more. RISE with SAP also includes solutions for:
Industry cloud solutions
Built by SAP and our partners on an open platform, SAP’s industry cloud solutions address specific industry needs for the building materials sector. Designed to work with your existing SAP and third-party systems, these specialised cloud applications can help you drive cost-effective transformation and sustainable growth.
Featured cloud solutions for building materials
Improve margins in real time by creating a single source of pricing truth where pricing data, rules, and conditions can be managed as a strategic function, reducing pricing administration and the risk of financial errors.
Cogniac Visual Operations Intelligence
Maximise the value of visual data by using an image recognition platform to help improve quality and agility across manufacturing and logistics, including increasing mill yield with automated truckload inspection.
Mitigate supply chain disruption, increase on-time delivery performance, and minimise carrier detention fees with real-time shipment visibility and monitoring.
Explore your building materials resource centre
Learn how technology can help your building materials company manage the changes impacting markets, supply chains, and customers.
Explore how our innovations can help transform the building materials sector and your building materials business.
Discover how to become more agile with growing supply and demand uncertainty, and demands around decarbonization and sustainability.
Learn how how supply chain resilience, operational efficiency, regenerative business models, and the circular economy are all built on sustainable digitalisation.