9/4/2020 | 2 MINUTE READ

SAP, Siemens Partner to Enable Collaborative Processes

Originally titled 'Software Companies Combine Technologies'
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Partnership will deliver integrated end-to-end software solutions across product lifecycle, supply chain and asset management.

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Siemens and SAP SE are joining forces to leverage their industry expertise and bring together their complementary software solutions for product lifecycle, supply chain and asset management. The intent is to enable their customers to deliver new innovation and collaborative business models that could 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 the first truly integrated and enhanced solutions for product lifecycle management (PLM), supply chain, service and asset management. This will enable customers to form a true digital thread integrating all virtual models and simulations of a product or asset with real-time business information, feedback and performance data over the entire lifecycle.

As a first step in the partnership, SAP will offer Siemens’ Teamcenter  software as the core foundation for product lifecycle collaboration and product data management, while 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. 

"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,” says Klaus Helmrich, board member of Siemens AG and CEO of Siemens Digital Industries.

Silos between engineering and business have existed in enterprises for decades. This new partnership will help customers to break down these silos so manufacturers, product design teams and service managers have the information they need 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 bringing new and improved innovations to market faster,” says Thomas Saueressig, SAP executive board member. “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. 


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