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Aerospace and Defence

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

The future of the aerospace and defence industry is agile and sustainable

In the aerospace and defence sector, resilience is key. Companies need to adapt to new business models, contain costs, and ensure reliable cybersecurity.

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Digital continuity and interoperability

By using seamless interoperability for model-based enterprise insight, A&D organisations can drive operational efficiency and gain a competitive advantage.

Sustainable manufacturing for aerospace

Manufacturers are moving toward clean air mobility to deliver energy efficiency across digital ecosystems to reach aerospace sustainability goals.

Innovation in aerospace and defence

Traditional A&D business models are being disrupted. Leaders are using tech, such as digital twins and digital threads, to shift the focus from products to outcomes.

Supply chain resilience

Through aerospace and defence supply chain transformation, companies can gain resilience and sustainability – and add value across networks.

Future workforce and skills shortage

The race for talent continues to be a major concern across A&D, exemplified by strong competition for critical skills that are in short supply.

Cybersecurity for aerospace and defence

Protecting enterprise systems, technical infrastructure, supply chains, and intellectual property is a growing challenge for aerospace and defence.

Featured aerospace and defence solutions

SAP S/4HANA Manufacturing

Manage complex manufacturing bill of process authoring and work execution capabilities within a single ERP digital core, enabling a model-based enterprise across engineering, manufacturing logistics, and the supply chain.

SAP Enterprise Product Development

Enable enterprise collaboration with relevant data, insights, and stakeholders to speed product development across the partner ecosystem and support industry 4.0 innovations for connected, compliant, and sustainable products.

SAP S/4HANA for product compliance

Automate compliance throughout the product lifecycle with software to manage regulatory and sustainability requirements, including registrations, classifications, labelling, and more.

The future of aerospace and defence

See highlights from the 2022 SAP Aerospace and Defence Innovation Days.

Get started with SAP’s cloud solutions for aerospace and defence

SAP can help you start or enhance your aerospace and defence 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 aerospace and defence capabilities with our industry cloud solutions.


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:

  • Business capture and program delivery
  • Designing and building complex products
  • Responsive supply network
  • Aftermarket services
  • Sourcing and procurement
  • Finance and HR

Industry cloud solutions for aerospace and defence

Built by SAP and our partners on an open platform, SAP’s industry cloud solutions address specific industry needs for the aerospace and defence 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.

  • Cloud-based aerospace and defence solutions 
  • Innovative technology from SAP and our partners
  • Straightforward integration with existing systems
  • Extension of your current investments

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