Today, many chemical companies create labels and safety data sheets on their SAP ERP system. Moreover they manage dangerous goods and track substance volumes for regulatory purposes such as REACH to proof and document the registered tonnage band and to follow inventory update rules and low volume exemptions in many chemical regulations all over the world. All these are unique ERP capabilities of SAP of specific relevancy for the chemical industry and increasingly important for all other industries handling chemicals.
But how will this be in future when moving to S/4? For the time being S/4 customers have all these capabilities available as is. But we are now going to modernize it. The newly updated Product Safety and Stewardship Solution shall cover and consolidate all existing capabilities, including:
- Safety data sheet management, global label management, dangerous goods management, and substance volume tracking of our product safety solution in SAP ERP and
- Product compliance for discrete industries solution of the EHSM component extension
We also plan to add Product compliance for process industries to the S/4 HANA core. Therefore the SAP Cloud for Product Stewardship is also no longer available as a separate solution; parts of the solution shall be leveraged within the new simplified PS&S solution.
Some of the key benefits of this change include the coverage of all PS&S processes in one system, covering all product and raw material information as well as the ability to leverage synergies between product safety and product compliance. All PS&S areas in SAP S/4 HANA shall have strong business process integration and support of customers’ SAP s/$ HANA implementation strategy. The provision of the PS&S solution as part of SAP S/4 HANA shall allow to provide a strong business process integration of all PS&S areas out-of-the-box and will reduce customers’ TCO.
This new simplified PS&S solution is planned to be available in the SAP S/4HANA On Premise and Cloud Editions so that customers shall have the option to choose their preferred deployment option. It is also planned to make use of the cloud for content provisioning. With that, we plan to provide up-to-date content and regulatory logic on an ongoing basis for quick and easy consumption by customers.