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Chemical companies are rethinking how humans and machines interact

SAP is ready to help chemical companies deliver innovative products at scale and as outcome-oriented services with prepackaged offerings such as the SAP Best Practices for Chemicals package and SAP Model Company services.

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SAP Road Map for Chemicals

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

Current release highlights

  • Embedded sample management, including documents related to safety and product and service quality
  • Advanced scenario simulation geared toward assumptions, risks, opportunities, or business events
  • Physical assets digitally represented with SAP Intelligent Asset Management solutions 
  • Legal compliance and marketability checks in the processing of sales orders and deliveries

Upcoming innovations

  • Target-driven recipe development with real-time analysis of costs, ingredients, and compliance
  • Collaborative enterprise planning that aligns finance and operational plans at strategic and tactical levels
  • Simplified process for creation, validation, approval, and publishing of safety instructions
  • Dangerous goods management with SAP S/4HANA

Future plans

  • Execute global customer-voice programs with experience management solutions from SAP 
  • Implement advanced heuristics and provide insights to optimise capacity and resolve inventory problems
  • Support electrical work instruction and collection of process parameters 
  • Embed transportation planning and execution capabilities in SAP S/4HANA Cloud

Get the facts

>10 %

increased new product revenue from accelerated innovation with an extended ecosystem.

SAP Performance Benchmarking


chemical companies worldwide run SAP software.

SAP Performance Benchmarking

48 %

lower overtime costs through greater adherence to the production plan.

SAP Performance Benchmarking

Solve your specific chemicals business needs

Optimise experiences with intelligent technologies

Use intelligent technologies to process data and leverage that data to be responsive to the demands of customers and environmental health and safety concerns.

Embrace industry disruption with bold vision

Address resource scarcity, environmental impacts, and changing consumer expectations with innovative products and outcome-oriented services delivered at scale.

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.

Find chemicals software tailored to your needs

Explore the possibilities and profitability of our solutions – covering everything from supply chain technology to process analytics and compliance.


Help your chemicals company transform and compete in the new experience economy. SAP S/4HANA Cloud can provide a proven framework to adopt best practices for the chemicals industry, enabling innovation and operational excellence within and beyond company boundaries.

Transform your business with SAP Services and Support

Evolve your business with services and support from SAP – your trusted adviser for digital transformation strategy and execution.

Simplify and accelerate your digital transformation

Support critical business processes on your path to innovation and digital transformation with holistic, end-to-end services that reflect over 40 years of knowledge, experience, and innovation.

Transform your business with unparalleled service support

Close the gap between your digital transformation strategy and execution with innovation discovery, digital strategy, and business transformation services from a trusted adviser that knows SAP software best.

What are leading analysts saying about innovations in chemicals?

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Simplify and improve your business with the latest innovations

Drive outcomes with visibility, focus, and agility

Integrate and increase transparency into your end-to-end operations to gain real-world awareness of your customers and environment and make actionable decisions in novel ways.

Get the latest news and trends from experts

Lauren Bonneau
Senior Editor

Prepare to take on the circular economy

Learn why a new approach to resource management is gaining interest worldwide, and which initiatives can help your business run a more responsible supply chain.

Dr. Stefan Guertzgen
Global Director for Chemicals

Make a lasting business impact with blockchain

Find out how blockchain technology can optimise chemical production, maximise the value of manufacturing assets, and open doors to new business opportunities

Dr. Marko Lange
Solution Manager

Reshape the chemical industry with digitalization

Take your business to the next level by making digital operations the norm, helping you stand out from the competition and cut costs with low-touch processes.

Communities and Events

Join the new SAP for Chemicals Community

Explore the SAP for Chemicals community to learn from stakeholders and experts and interact through blogs, discussions, and other resources. Find out how our community can help you run your chemicals processes better through digitalization and innovation.

International SAP Conference for Chemicals

Join chemicals business leaders in Madrid, Spain on March 16-18, 2021, and discover how to transform into an intelligent enterprise and drive business success with insights from sessions on SAP road map and solution updates.

Manage your chemicals 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.


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.


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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