Siemens and SAP Join Forces to Boost Industrial Transformation
Siemens and SAP SE have announced a new partnership that will leverage their industry expertise and bring together their software solutions for product lifecycle, supply chain, and asset management so their customers can deliver new business models that will accelerate industry transformation globally.
Through this agreement, both SAP and Siemens will be able to complement and integrate their respective offerings in order to offer customers an integrated and enhanced solutions for product lifecycle management (PLM), supply chain, service and asset management.
-Digital transformation will be critical for the manufacturing industries to increase productivity, flexibility and accelerate innovation, so companies must come together in new ways to enable the digital enterprise, said Klaus Helmrich, Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG and CEO of Siemens Digital Industries.
-This exciting collaboration between two industry leaders is about more than just interoperability and interfaces; it is about creating a truly integrated digital thread that unites product and asset lifecycle management with the business that enables customers to optimize the production of products.
Against silos between engineering and business
This new partnership will help customers to break down silos between engineering and business so manufacturers, product design teams, and service managers have the information needed to quickly create and manage customer-centric product and service offerings.
-As manufacturers design and deliver smarter products and assets, access to real-time business information across networks is critical to bring new and improved innovations to market faster, said Thomas Saueressig, a member of the Executive Board of SAP SE and responsible for SAP Product Engineering.
-Bringing together expertise from SAP and Siemens to offer Industry 4.0-enabled business processes allows enterprises to create a digital thread for the entire product and asset lifecycle. With this end-to-end solution, teams across the business network can efficiently work together to design and deliver innovative products productively, profitably, and sustainably.
Going forward, both SAP and Siemens will be able to offer new solutions that combine their technologies in order to help companies shorten time to market by leveraging Industry 4.0-enabled data using intelligent assets and products. This will also give organizations the benefit of incorporating customer insights into product development through a comprehensive solution, from product design to service and asset management.
As a first step in the partnership, SAP will offer Siemens’ Teamcenter® software as the core foundation for product lifecycle collaboration and data management and Siemens will offer SAP® Intelligent Asset Management and SAP Project and Portfolio Management solutions to maximize the business value for manufacturers and operators across networks. Both companies will collaborate to develop applications from an end-to-end lifecycle perspective to help customers achieve a seamless digital thread that improves overall business performance.
-Combining Siemens’ Teamcenter and SAP S/4HANA® software provides companies an end-to-end process capability from product design to decommission, said Bob Parker, Senior VP of Industry Research at IDC.
-The IT benefits of pre-integration of PLM, ERP, asset management, and supply chain applications and the business benefits from having a more resilient response to changing market demand make this a compelling consideration for companies seeking a competitive advantage in the digital economy.
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