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How SAP EPD contributes to SAP`s Intelligent Enterprise Vision

In this blog, you will find out how our customers with SAP EPD benefit from values of SAP Intelligent Enterprise vision. With that, you will get understanding of  how SAP EPD contributes to SAP Intelligent Enterprise Vision.

I would like to start with fundamental question: What is an intelligent, sustainable enterprise? An intelligent, sustainable enterprise is one that consistently applies advanced technologies and best practices within agile, integrated business processes. In other short definition, intelligent enterprises are integrated enterprises.

Integration is a strategic imperative for customers — and for us at SAP. In recent years, SAP laid a strong integration foundation, and our road map for 2023 is loaded with even more integration innovations. With our deep enterprise knowledge and market-leading technology, SAP helps simplify every step of Customers` business transformation journey.

Specifically in Idea-to Market Process, our customers realize the business values below by benefiting from qualities of Intelligent Enterprise:

  • Innovate digital products and services faster though enabling new business practices by managing product and asset intelligence across networks.
  • Compliant product lifecycle management with Improved collaboration and integrated product development to be first to market with innovative, sustainable, and compliant products.
  • Institute design excellence by driving product development based on requirements with an integrated systems engineering approach
  • Increased profitability and visibility through Loop back failure and operational analysis from service to engineering for design improvement and lower product cost.

SAP Enterprise Product Development (EPD) plays a crucial role in enabling the SAP Intelligent Enterprise vision by providing a comprehensive suite of solutions for product lifecycle management (PLM). Here are a few ways in which EPD contributes to this vision:

  1. End-to-end product visibility: EPD allows organizations to gain complete visibility into their product development processes, from ideation to retirement. This helps businesses make informed decisions and optimize their product development strategies.
  2. Collaboration and integration: EPD solutions facilitate collaboration among different departments and stakeholders involved in product development, such as engineering, manufacturing, marketing, and sales. This integration enables seamless data sharing and improves communication, leading to faster time-to-market and better product quality.
  3. Data-driven decision-making: SAP EPD provides real-time insights into product development processes, allowing organizations to make data-driven decisions. By leveraging the analytics capabilities of the SAP Intelligent Enterprise Suite, organizations can gain valuable insights into product performance, customer preferences, and market trends, enabling them to optimize their product development strategies
  4. Agile and intelligent product development: EPD solutions support agile methodologies and intelligent technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). These technologies can help automate repetitive tasks, analyze vast amounts of data, and provide insights for better decision-making. By leveraging these capabilities, organizations can accelerate product development, improve quality, and respond quickly to changing market demands.
  5. Integration with other SAP solutions: EPD seamlessly integrates with other SAP solutions, such as enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain management (SCM), and customer relationship management (CRM). This integration enables end-to-end visibility and data flow across different business functions, enabling organizations to make data-driven decisions and optimize their operations. SAP EPD integrates with other solutions within the SAP Intelligent Enterprise Suite, such as SAP S/4HANA (the core ERP system) and SAP C/4HANA (customer experience solutions). This integration enables seamless data flow and collaboration across different functions within an organization.
  6. Intelligent automation: SAP EPD leverages artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities to automate repetitive tasks and improve efficiency in product development processes. For example, it can automate the generation of bills of materials, optimize resource allocation, and predict product quality issues

In next blog, we delve into details of integration topic by focusing SAP EPD Architecture first. Your feedbacks always matter! Please do ask whatever you’d like to get an answer for,

Till then, please also:

  • Follow the SAP Enterprise Product Development tag,
  • Check the SAP Enterprise Product Development topic page,
  • post and answer questions about SAP Enterprise Product Development,
  • and read other posts on SAP Enterprise Product Development.

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Emre Acarer is part of the PLM Cloud Acceleration team focusing on portfolio management for PLM solutions at SAP.

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