The ongoing trend towards lot size one requires a new era of process and information support solutions – and linear PLM is no longer sufficient to cater for this market need. Not only product design, but all processes from end to end (such as manufacturing, servicing, sales, and financials) need to be integrated.
This increasing demand for product individualization, shortened design cycles, and the expansion of IoT networks mean for PLM that realtime responses to market needs are vital. To achieve live PLM, manufacturers will need a digital product innovation platform that integrates business silos and enables the harmonization and analysis of structured and unstructured data.
SAP’s new variant configurator will place customers into a leading position in the digital world through best in class support of sales, planning, production, engineering, and service alike, and through unmatched process and data integration. To promote this new configurator, SAP has released the first official Marketing video for its new configuration engine. Check out the video here.