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Deliver connected products faster with our PLM and R&D software

Be first to market with new or enhanced products – without sacrificing quality – using SAP software to support your Research and Development (R&D) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) initiatives. Connect your product strategy with your company strategy, build compliance and IoT specifications into your products, enhance project and portfolio management (PPM) – and ultimately increase your revenues.

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The fourth industrial revolution

Experts agree we’re in the midst of a fourth industrial revolution – an economy powered by connected devices, technologies, and processes. Learn how to move towards a more connected and networked future with a clear path to R&D success.

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Can your R&D organisation compete?

Organisations that use documented criteria to build product road maps and evaluate, prioritize, and finalize product requirements report a 9.5% increase in the number of new products that meet revenue targets.* How does your company compare?

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Through the engineer’s eyes

As product diversity and complexity grow, manufacturers want to fabricate products that combine hardware, electronics, and software using data stored in multiple authoring tools. With the brand new SAP Engineering Control Centre integration tool, design and engineering teams can combine these diverse data sources into one holistic overview of product data to do their jobs faster.

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How to decode and demystify innovation

Innovation isn’t a luxury – it’s a necessity. But it’s not easy to institutionalize. Watch this short video to see how SAP Innovation Management can help you demystify innovation and be ready to take advantage of good ideas – when and where inspiration strikes.

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Drive efficiency with 3D visualisation

Accelerate decision making, optimise productivity, and improve quality – with software that integrates 3D visualisation and business data across your value chain. Find out how you can increase efficiency in your R&D processes, using 3D visualisation. 

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Connect with R&D and PLM Experts

Where can you get the latest R&D news, blogs, videos, and interviews? At SCN, our social network for R&D and PLM professionals.

Connected Cars, Machines, and Products!

You may have noticed it already - we are living in a connected world. Internet of Things (IoT), Connected Cars and Connected Machines are the buzzwords of this new industrial era...



PLM is dead, long live PLM

Many of our customers want a product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to fast track their businesses. But PLM is a strategy, not necessarily something that can be bought, deployed, and checked off the list...


Unlock the power of your PLM and R&D solutions with SAP Service and Support

Accelerate innovation and maximise the true value of your PLM and research & development solutions with SAP Service and Support. We have 30,000+ trained and certified consultants who can draw on 40 years of experience with hundreds of thousands of customers – and they’re eager to help. It’s the easiest way for you to get the end-to-end solutions you need to achieve your most important business outcomes and stay competitive. 

We’ve recently refined the way we engage with customers, to make it even easier for you to drive transformation and simplify your business. Whether you want to speed up implementation, move to the cloud, customise your solution, optimise IT, or do something completely different – the SAP Service and Support team is here to make it happen.


Develop an innovation road map specific to your business objectives

Use best practices, technology, and accelerators to adopt the right solution approach

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SAP Training & Education

Enhance your knowledge of SAP software, develop new skills, and bring more expertise to your company. Our full suite of software training and education courses and certifications can help you maximise the power of your SAP solutions.

International conference on SAP Product Lifecycle Management

Join us in Darmstadt, Germany, October 1-2, for in depth-sessions, live product demos, customer case studies and interactive workshops showcasing the latest updates and best practices for SAP PLM solutions.

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