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Optimize R&D and engineering with SAP S/4HANA

Drive value with new, personalized products and turn digital innovation into a competitive advantage for your business with next-gen ERP.

Accelerate research and development

  • Comprehensive project financial and logistical control to run effective, on-budget projects
  • Resource management, including demand and capacity, for single projects and across the portfolio
  • Product compliance and dangerous goods management to ensure safe handling of materials
  • Product lifecycle management – from design through variant configuration

What can SAP S/4HANA do for R&D and engineering?

Project control and product development

  • Manage, translate, and integrate customer-driven innovations to optimize project efficiency
  • Deliver high-quality projects on time and within scope
  • Maintain rigorous design standards

Enterprise project management

  • Invest in the right projects by aligning the project portfolio with your enterprise strategy
  • Identify opportunities, manage resources, and analyze financial performance – from initiation to closure

Product lifecycle management

  • Simplify and speed the transition of engineering master data into manufacturing production data
  • Develop recipes rapidly, reuse ingredients, and design packaging in a high-performance environment

Product engineering

  • Speed up time to market by increasing the efficiency of BOM management
  • Enable closed-loop inspection planning
  • Comply with industry standards, such as ISO/TS 16949 and ISO 9000

Requirement-driven processes

  • Define, manage, and prioritize product requirements efficiently
  • Achieve full traceability by linking requirements to product data, analyzing requirements, and gaining insights from downstream processes

Learn how customers are achieving results with SAP S/4HANA

30-40% reduction in warranty returns

Learn how Exide is embedding sensors in batteries to monitor their health in real time and enable remote diagnosis and predictive maintenance.

AI capabilities for R&D and engineering

Quickly deploy artificial intelligence (AI) and intelligent robotic process automation (RPA) to help every employee make faster, more informed decisions.

Intelligent engineer-to-order outcomes in SAP S/4HANA

Learn how machine learning speeds up processes and communication by automatically classifying unstructured data.

Intelligent idea-to-product outcomes in SAP S/4HANA

Find out how machine learning optimizes cost prediction accuracy and helps engineers speed up communication and processes.

SAP S/4HANA release highlights for R&D and engineering

Explore the potential of SAP S/4HANA Cloud 2011

Walk through top innovations that can help your business advance its enterprise portfolio and project management.

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