SAP is introducing SAP S/4HANA Cloud for intelligent product design, a new solution for collaborative research and development.
The solution, which is built on SAP Cloud Platform using SAP's latest digital twin technology, is one of the building blocks for a network of digital twins to enable new business models.
Powered by SAP Leonardo and integrated with business processes in the digital core, SAP S/4HANA Cloud for intelligent product design enables customers to accelerate product design and development with requirement-driven systems engineering and instant collaboration across an extended network of suppliers and partners.
"The solution provides shared views of digital twin information for customers to gain live insights on new products and to store, share, and review engineering documents with internal and external participants," said Bernd Leukert, member of the executive board of SAP SE, products & innovation. "We continue to introduce innovations to help our customers transform from the core and across the extended digital supply chain."
SAP's network of digital twins synchronizes the virtual, physical, conditional and commercial definitions of assets and products in real time to accelerate innovation, optimize operating performance, predict service requirements, improve diagnostics, and enhance decision-making.
It enables new levels of collaboration among manufacturers of products, operators of assets, suppliers and service companies. The approach combines digital twins with manufacturing solutions from SAP, cloud networks and SAP Leonardo capabilities, including machine learning, blockchain and Internet of Things (IoT), to optimize the product lifecycle with:
- Digital representation
- Business process
- Business networks
- Networks of digital representation
For more information about this solution, visit www.sap.com.