SAP has unveiled its new solution for connected products for R&D and engineering.
The new SAP portfolio can manage the entire lifecycle of a product with connected processes in design, manufacturing, logistics and service.
The manufacturers can adapt their business to the new business dynamics and can design products for the Internet of Things with newly launched SAP strategy for connected products, said SAP in a statement.
The enhanced solution portfolio, which is a part of SAP solution strategy, also delivers a product innovation platform that effectively manages, translates and integrates customer driven engineering innovations throughout the enterprise and into the market.
The SAP portfolio allows the manufacturing companies to adapt to changes in customer demand by helping existing solutions with enhancements as well as new functionality.
The enhancements are done to product structure management, engineering record, product structure synchronization and the SAP innovation Management solution.
SAP Engineering Control Center and recent enhancements helps in accelerating innovation processes and engineering collaboration.
The enhanced functionality ensures product compliance and improves the speed and efficiency of product development, said the company.
Beiersdorf Shared Services has already deployed the SAP Innovation Management solution, part of the connected products portfolio, and is able to find and link similar ideas as well as subject matter experts inside and outside the organization.
“Solutions for idea management should have an intuitive user interface that encourage employees to participate in the ideation process, to submit and evaluate ideas and to collaborate with each other,” said Alexander Ramin, global process and application solutions, department lead innovation, marketing and sales, Beiersdorf Shared Services.
Few days ago, European companies selected SAP for cloud based human capital management solutions to help improve efficiency, stay competitive and gain strategic advantages.
SAP collaborated with GEA in March 2015, to establish an Industry 4.0 implementation project to address condition monitoring and predictive maintenance.