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Co-Innovation with customers on SAP S/4 Hana Cloud intelligent product design

On March12-13th 2018 the first SAP S/4 Hana Cloud intelligent product design Co-Innovation Customer Workshop took place in Heidelberg (AppHaus), where 9 cutsomers, SAP Development and Solution Management team presented the new cloud solution fo SAP S/4 Hana Cloud for intelligent product design.The solution is designed to help our customers to accelerate smarter product development with multi-discipline collaboration; requirement-driven development of smarter products; and live product intelligence across the value chain.

Customers were able to test the new release and also got an impression on the future roadmap, they could give live feedback and the top suggestions were also brought into future product backlog.

After this session customers presented in an interactive way their current thinking on their digital roadmap in R&D. Here are their the top current priorities:

  • how to manage complexity while speed of innovations is increasing
  • systems engineering is entering R&D downstream – Engineering 4.0 – systems engineering
  • digitalization in engineering has started on a broad scale
  • R&D collaborating heavily with external parties
  • compliance and regulations influencing development

In a following design thinking session the customers created new ideas and mockups on the topics of structured data collaboration and systems engineering.

In the end customers were able to present the teams storyboard and outline the most important topics. This wil be used to further drive the roadmap of S/4 Hana Cloud for intelligent product design.



In a separate session customers gained insights into the current roadmap of the product.

A second Co-Innovation Council is planned around October timeframe.

Customers enjoyed the interaction among them and the learnings they shared. Also individual follow up workshops will happen.

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