Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software
Make better decisions faster with a digital thread for PLM
With PLM software from SAP, you can build a risk-resilient and sustainable supply chain that provides actionable information, supports product innovation, and empowers people.
Connect every process
- Build a digital thread that connects product development to the extended enterprise
- Improve products continuously by using feedback loops from customers and sensors to gain insights
- Share assembly instructions and service procedures with manufacturing in real time
- Break down silos and keep information flowing between ERP and PLM
Contextualize every decision
- Understand the impact of changes using data from multiple sources to see how decisions impact costs, weight, lead times, and more
- Build sustainability into each product using materials, energy consumption, and emissions data to guide design choices
- Blend the voice of the customer with business data to identify and build new products faster
Collaborate with your ecosystem
- Engage suppliers through digital networks to accelerate design decisions and avoid delays
- Share a digital picture of your product and securely exchange information to compress cycle times and improve time to value
- Design products on a single platform that combines people, plans, and data
Connect production with end-to-end process execution across the supply chain
Explore PLM software from SAP
By connecting every aspect of your supply chain with PLM software from SAP, you can improve product development speed, profitability, quality, and compliance.
Your business, your choice
Take your design process to a new level and connect with the extended enterprise to contextualize design decisions and collaborate earlier with your suppliers. Learn how closed feedback loops help accelerate innovation and explore the key role of product design in sustainability initiatives to cut emissions and remove waste from the supply chain.
Reduce waste and optimise material choices with product designs that promote reuse over consumption.
Minimise your risk by embedding compliance throughout the entire product lifecycle, from early design to sales and distribution.
Identify and simulate cost drivers throughout the product lifecycle quickly and explore alternatives for product profitability.
Run product change management processes so that only approved master data is released for production.
Visual product analytics
Become a model-based enterprise by connecting 3D CAD data with ERP and master data to visualise products from design to operate.
Bill of materials management
Minimise material and operating costs by managing product structures and bills of materials with greater effectiveness.
Product lifecycle insights
Enable everyone in the product lifecycle to take the right actions based on information aggregated in dashboards, KPIs, and charts.
Portfolio and project management
Identify the projects that can generate the most business value to help you make the right investments at the right time.
Identify emerging trends before the competition by running crowd innovation campaigns to identify new product development needs.
Obtain feedback and manage needs with insights from voice-of-the-customer systems, service feedback, sensors, and other channels.
Achieve full traceability and transparency by linking requirements to product and business data.
Bolster product development with collaboration capabilities that help reduce the risk of supply chain disruptions.
Foster a model-based systems engineering culture by verifying and validating product performance against requirements.
Define and execute tests to help ensure that products meet company standards.
Integrate mechanical and software structures to create digital twins that facilitate multidisciplinary product development.
Digitise recipes and formulas, reuse information and ingredients, and run simulations and calculations in real time.
Drive collaboration between engineering and the enterprise and streamline your processes across a diverse system landscape.
Control product data, enforce consistent change management, and create an audit trail for meeting regulatory requirements.
Hand over product models and transform them into different product model views that extend and augment the digital thread.
Combine IoT data and engineering models to create smart digital products and digital twins for insight into assets in operation.
2D visual navigation
Access operational data for key assets, plants, and buildings quickly, and reduce downtime by making timely decisions.
Visual work instructions
Transform 3D product data into interactive service instructions to optimise maintenance schedules and minimise downtime.
Define variant models to support the configure, price, and quote requirements for omnichannel commerce.
Visual spares and service
Turn 2D and 3D product data into interactive spare parts catalogs to increase order accuracy and drive aftermarket revenues.
Digital twin monetization
Increase recurring product revenues through innovative subscription-based business models.
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increase in revenue from new products and services.
increase in on-time, on-budget, and in-scope projects.
increase in customer satisfaction.
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See how sustainable design reduces climate impacts
Explore how product design is central to sustainability initiatives to cut emissions and waste from the supply chain.
Connect the product lifecycle across the enterprise
Manage the lifecycle of smart, connected products with digital technologies spanning across your business and extended enterprise.
Design to operate with SAP AI solutions
Optimise product lifecycle management to deliver at your best.
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