Product lifecycle management improves innovative strength as well as product development and launch processes.

SAP Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) as an IT solution supports the generation, evaluation, selection and rapid implementation of new product ideas into marketable, successful products. Competitiveness in these processes is increasingly becoming a core business task.

In times of digitalisation, improvements to these processes are increasingly based on the optimisation efforts of IT solutions. IT systems in this context must optimally support the corresponding processes, be able to react flexibly to changing requirements and at the same time be integrated into the existing business and supporting systems.

With its fully integrated Product Lifecycle Management in the S/4HANA environment, SAP offers a future-proof solution for handling industry-specific processes in the PLM environment.

The introduction of an SAP standards-based solution for your specific processes, e.g. in research and development in the form of SAP PLM Recipe Development (RD), does not have to be a contradiction in terms. Based on our expertise, we can quickly demonstrate the added value of the PLM solution through SAP PLM Best Practices and Rapid Deployment Solutions.

Let's talk about how SI PRO can help you to organise your processes securely and reliably. We would be happy to offer you the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the solutions to your challenges as part of an SAP PLM demo.

SAP Enterprise Portfolio- und Projektmanagement EPPM 

SAP Enterprise Portfolio and Project Management (SAP EPPM) offers a way to manage a large number of portfolios and efficiently control a wide variety of projects. It provides companies with targeted support in selecting the right projects and their intelligent implementation, which is a key factor in their long-term success.

SAP DMS (Document Management System) 

As a cross-application component of a large number of SAP modules, SAP Document Management System serves as a central administration service for documents of all kinds. Document management plays a special role within PLM because a large number of documents has to be processed: Supplier documents for raw materials, product data sheets, technical data sheets and much more.

SAP EPD (Enterprise Product Development)

SAP Enterprise Product Development is SAP's cloud solution for product development. It enables the digital organisation of product development from conception to launch. This leads to shorter time-to-market, higher R&D yields, higher profit margins and more reliable product launches. SAP EPD comprises several applications that combine related functions in the product lifecycle process.

SAP PLM Recipe Development

Recipe Development is a complete, integrated SAP solution that enables companies to improve their new product development processes in the early stages, manage existing products and take care of product renewals. Recipe Development can be used to optimise formulas, reuse existing information and ingredients, perform standard and custom calculations, analyse the product portfolio, ensure product conformity, transfer recipes to production and manage product declarations.

SAP Teamcenter by Siemens

SAP Teamcenter is a fully integrated core solution which was developed as PLM support for the discrete industry. The focus here is also on improving product design and development, which is reinforced by the AutoCAD integration option.

SAP ECTR (Engineering Control Center) 

SAP Engineering Control Centre is SAP's platform for the integration of authoring tools, such as CAD integration. Files, metadata and structural information from CAD can thereby be shared with the SAP system. The basic concept is to transfer CAD hierarchies into document BOMs and derive the material BOMs with this information.


With an integrated SAP PLM system, our customers can achieve greater innovative strength as well as faster and more efficient product development and implementation phases. In these times of digitization, significant parts of the processes and optimization efforts are being shifted to IT solutions. Special demands are placed on the chemicals/pharma sector and the consumer goods industry.

Generating, assessing and selecting, as well as quickly implementing new product ideas into marketable, successful products is becoming a core challenge facing companies more than ever before.

In this context, IT systems have to provide optimal support to the corresponding processes, respond flexibly to changing requirements and, at the same time, integrate with existing business and supporting systems.

Using appropriate IT solutions such as selected SAP PLM modules might make that critical difference to you.

Implementing a solution that is based on the SAP standard system for your specific processes such as those in research and development doesn't have to be a contradiction in terms. Starting with SI PRO best practices and Rapid Deployment Solutions, we can quickly show you the added value created by the PLM solution.

Let’s talk about how SI PRO can help with making your processes safe and reliable.

New products are formed on the basis of mapping chemical molecules and their reactions. The chemically active substances are then often formulated in recipes with additional additives. This creates a substance data model in the chemicals industry that is optimally supported by the SAP PLM solution. The solution also focuses on integrating with SAP EHS Product Safety and scaling up the new products in production and sales. more


Ingredients and raw materials are procured from suppliers according to agreed specifications. Multi-level recipes and recipe series are then formulated from this, which are tested in the laboratory and technology center before the products are put into production. The solution focuses on taking allergies and nutritional calculations into consideration. Food laws can be integrated. more


Active substances are systematically researched and developed in laboratories. In formulation technology, the active substances are formulated with additives in recipes and recipe series to create products. In parallel, scientific studies are planned and performed. This creates a substance data model that is specific to the life sciences industry, which is also optimally supported by the SAP PLM solution. The solution also focuses on an SAP-based LIMS and controlling processes by means of an SAP PLM project management solution. more


SAP PLM for discrete Industries

The production of discrete objects requires completely different solutions. For example, SAP Teamcenter by Siemens, which was developed as PLM support for the discrete industry. Or the integration of CAD objects in SAP PLM using SAP ECTR. As a cloud variant, SAP offers EPD (Enterprise Product Development), a cloud-based PLM solution.


Scoping, extent of the SAP PLM solution

In the context of SAP PLM, there is a great opportunity to configure a new, optimised system for the development of your products. Ideally, the SAP PLM system will work seamlessly with your SAP production planning, SAP procurement and SAP sales solution processes. Many different laws and regulations often have to be taken into account in product development. The SAP solution is able to support product development organisations that work internationally across many countries. Our experts will help you to define a project that can be successfully implemented and delivers a ROI.


Digitalisation options with SAP
We consult our customers on the digitalisation of their product development with SAP PLM. Extensive to complete support for your processes can be realised. With an implemented basic framework, many processes can be accelerated using the simulation, optimisation and automation functions of SAP PLM software.​

SAP PLM feasibility study for project planning​
As part of feasibility studies, project preparations or proof of concepts, we use our SAP demo and development systems, for example, to show how the requirements can be implemented. Typically, we also draw up activity plans with cost planning for an implementation project.

Project management and approach​
We support classic process models or agile methods such as Scrum and Kanban according to customer requirements. We use classic project management tools as well as tools such as Confluence and Jira to support documentation and communication..​

SAP PLM Analysis and Blueprint​
To ensure the success of a PLM project, it is very beneficial to analyse the current situation and precisely define the target situation. To this end, we analyse the current and target processes together with the customer in joint workshops and, if necessary, optimise them with regard to the functionalities to be implemented. The result of the analysis is typically a comprehensive PLM blueprint with a detailed functional and technical concept, which forms the basis for the subsequent implementation of the customer project..​

SAP PLM Implementation​
The technical implementation, the customising of the SAP standard software, takes place as part of the implementation. If required, the design and realisation of additional developments all the way to add-ons is carried out. Other examples include customised reporting (e.g. with Adobe technology), customer-specific user interfaces with Web Dynpro or Fiori. Interfaces to other SAP systems or connections to non-SAP systems are also realised. The implemented solutions are functionally tested and documented.

SAP PLM Integration Test / User Acceptance Test​
Once the settings and developments in the system have been made in accordance with the blueprint specifications, the new functionalities must be subjected to thorough testing before they can be transported into the production system. SI PRO can provide support in creating suitable test scenarios and carrying them out.

SAP PLM Training​
Efficient and safe working with the new SAP PLM transactions and functions is best possible if the affected users and other persons concerned have received comprehensive training. SI PRO offers appropriate SAP PLM training in the system. Training documents and web-based training can be created as an option.

SAP PLM Data Migration
Si PRO typically supports the preparation and refinement of source data and data migration. For this, SAP standard tools or proven SI PRO migration tools are used. SI PRO has expertise in various systems from migration projects such as Siemens Insterspec, C or Devex by Selerant.

Go-Live Preparation SAP PLM​
After successful tests and employee training, the go-live in the productive system should take place promptly so that the knowledge learnt can be applied directly and is not forgotten. SI PRO supports you during the go-live, e.g. with technical checks, setting up jobs and with a qualitative check for completeness of the relevant master data at the various levels (material, substance specifications, recipes, documents, etc.).

Business Case
The business case provides the arguments in favour of or against the use of the SAP PLM module and the extent to which the module can be used economically. We also answer the question of the costs and the associated benefits of an SAP implementation. To this end, we analyse how well the SAP PLM functionality fits into the company's strategy and to what economic extent the module can be used.

In scoping, we jointly assess the impact of implementing SAP PLM on various business areas and processes in your company. Evaluating the associated costs and risks is our most important task in order to support you in defining your prioritisation criteria and estimating the time and effort required.

Dispatcher (SPOC)​​
The dispatcher monitors the support tickets and requests and, if necessary, intervenes in the routing of the tickets to the designated supporters. The dispatcher guarantees a smooth exchange of information with the customer's organisation and acts as a single point of contact.

The supporters analyse the tickets assigned to them according to the required response times and provide a response to the ticket created in accordance with the SLAs. The response can consist of a proposed solution (e.g. rectify master data error) or a proposal for further solution processing (e.g. ABAP coding, customising correction).

SI PRO Consulting solutions for SAP PLM

SAP PLM S/4HANA Migration

The migration of SAP Recipe Management in an R3 system to Recipe Development in an S/4HANA environment often involves a great deal of effort. In addition to master data, customised developments often also have to be migrated. We are happy to help you with planning and implementation.

SAP PLM Material Master Data Integration

The mass creation of materials is often time-consuming for companies. SIPRO will gladly introduce you to solutions that automate material creation from PLM recipes.

SAP PLM - BOM Management

The synchronization of recipes from SAP PLM Recipe Development to production BOMs is an important link between SAP PLM RD and production (PP). However, this process is complex, which is why many customers would like to simplify it. For this purpose, SI PRO GmbH offers a number of solutions.

PLM RD Recipe Management

The recipe object is one of the cornerstones of SAP PLM. SI PRO GmbH has utilised various options to provide its customers with an easy way to create and manage recipes. These include an independent user interface customised to specific requirements and a function for importing recipes from material BOMs.

Especially for test series, our customers create several recipes at the same time and compare the calculation results. By default, SAP PLM Recipe Development has a separate editing window for each recipe. The Multi Formula Editor only offers limited functionalities with a moderately intuitive user interface. As a result, SI PRO GmbH has developed a customised solution that saves a great deal of time and ensures greater clarity and comparability of recipes and calculation results.

  • It is possible to create or change several specifications and hierarchical recipes simultaneously. Among other things, you can use newly created semi-finished product recipes in finished product recipes in a single step.
  • You can compare various calculation results and properties of semi-finished and finished products in a display window.
  • Further additional functionalities can be implemented according to customer requirements.

SI PRO GmbH has implemented a fast, uncomplicated method of recipe creation for its customers, in which the recipes are migrated by importing the bill of materials. This allows the items of a bill of materials, which can be selected during the process, to be transferred to the recipe formula. Specifications are assigned to the given materials based on predefined logic. In addition, recipe formula-specific fields, such as the component type, can be filled with substance characteristic categories of the respective specification.

Labeling with SAP PLM

In the food industry, it is not only the development of new products that plays an important role in customers' PLM, but also compliance with different regional food labelling regulations. This is why labelling is one of the most important uses of SAP PLM for our customers.

SI PRO GmbH helps its customers to use this particular part of PLM in three important areas:

  • With regard to the business processes, SI PRO GmbH can provide you with SAP PLM consultants who have expert knowledge in the field of food declaration and can therefore work together with our customers' experts on an equal footing. This is the basis for technical services.
  • Customised adaptations of the SAP standard are possible. Examples of such developments include adapting the rounding logic in the component label or grouping in the ingredient label.

We would be delighted to work with you to develop a solution to your challenge.


Reference: Covestro

Headquarters: Leverkusen
Founded: 2015


Project: Global SAP PLM Implementation based on Recipe Development​


  • Implementation covers Covestro R&D
  • Build Solution for Polyurethanes, Polycarbonates, Coatings, Adhesives, Specialties ​
  • Standardize R&D Processes and Workflows across all Regions and Businesses​
  • Go Live
  • Global roll out

Project services SI PRO:​

  • Blueprinting, Project Planning​
  • Implementation of SAP Recipe Development​​
  • Migration Concept, Development of Migration Tools​​
  • Development of Add-Ons​​
  • Integrate SAP EH&S Processes and Data​​
  • Unit and Integration Test execution, User Trainings​

Reference: Ehrmann

Headquarters: Oberschönegg
Founded: 1920

Project: Implementation of SAP PLM RD Recipe Development with SAP PP-PI integration, and data migration from a non-SAP system


  • Development of a tool within the SAP PLM RD solution for efficient recipe creations
  • Automation of the BOM interface
  • Data structure analysis of the existing system and translation to SAP

Project services by SI PRO (selection):

  • Project planning
  • Blueprint of the business process design
  • Integration in other SAP modules (PP-PI, MM)
  • Migration programs for specifications, recipes, labels and other objects
  • Implementation of workflows

Reference: Bayer

Headquarters: Leverkusen
Founded: 1863


Projects realized by SI PRO for Bayer

  • Implementation of SAP PLM / EHS system for Bayer CropScience​
    • SAP PLM Specification Management ​
    • SAP PLM Recipe Management​
    • SAP PLM Packaging Development​
    • SAP EHS “new substance registration”​
    • SAP EH&S Product Safety (integrate processes and data)​
    • SAP EH&S Dangerous Goods (integrate processes and data)​
  • Roll-outs of SAP PLM / EHS in European country organizations
  • Roll-outs of SAP PLM / EHS for CropScience companies in USA, Asia and South America
  • Implementation of SAP PLM / EHS for Bayer MaterialScience, ​
  • Support of SAP EHS for Bayer Healthcare

Reference: COOP

Headquarters: Basel, Schweiz
Founded: 1969


Project: Implementation of SAP PLM for COOP Bakery and Chocolate manufacturing companies

Project services provided by SI PRO:

  • Scoping for COOP Bakeries
  • Scoping for Chocolate Halba / Sunray
  • Business Blueprint for SAP PLM RD
  • Design PLM “to be” IT system landscape
  • Mapping of the project requirements to SAP PLM Recipe Development
  • SAP PLM Customizing (Specification Management, Recipe Development, Labelling, TREX)
  • COOP Bakery: 5 Plants, 49 instore bakeries
  • COOP Chocolats Halba /
  • Sunray – baking ingredients, Oils, dried fruits

Reference: Siegwerk

Headquarters: Sieburg
Founded: 1830


Project: Implementation of SAP PLM RD Recipe Development with full integration into SAP PP-PI



  • First full integration of SAP Recipe Development into SAP PP-PI (BOM and Master Recipes)
  • Efficient and fast solution for maintenance of large amounts recipes and materials

SI PRO Project Services (selection):

  • Analysis and design (blueprinting), project management
  • Design of business processes
  • Specification, design and development of add-on for SAP Recipe Development
  • Integration to other SAP modules (EHS, PP-PI, MM), gap analysis
  • Migration and redesign of existing master data to SAP Recipe Development

Reference: Scandinavian Packaging material producer

Project: Implementation of SAP PLM Specification Management for packaging products


  • Central IT-Solution for packaging product development interfaced with production planning
  • Migration of third-party specification management system
  • Adoption of highly sophisticated, strong hierarichal data model into PLM database structure

SI PRO Project Services:

  • Blueprinting, Specifications of Add-ons
  • Design and implementation of a highly sophisticated, strong hierarchical data model making heavy use of PLM specification inheritance technology
  • Customizing and Configuration in PLM Specification Management
    • Customer-specific setup of PLM specification database
    • Customer-specific setup of document templates for specification documents
    • Adoption of SAP standard graphical user interface: customer specific menu entries
  • Design (SAP roles) of complete specification authorization management
  • Design and implementation of several tailored specification maintenance enhancing functions:
    • automated creation of inheritance relations
    • automated calculation of dependent specification data
    • customer specific search functionalities
  • Design and implementation of interfaces to LO-VC Variant configuration via direct filling and several non-SAP modules via XML-file exports

Reference: Martin Braun KG

Headquarters: Hannover
Founded: 1931

Project: SAP PLM RD Recipe Development System for Martin Braun KG

Project services provided by SI PRO:

  • SAP PLM customizing (Specification Management, Recipe Development, TREX)
  • Conception of a global product development solution using SAP PLM Recipe Development
  • Support of SAP PLM Pilot implementation in Spain
  • Roll-out Germany support
  • Roll out Turkey support
  • Add On Development
  • Scope: bakery and confectionary products

Reference: Klüber: SAP PLM

Headquarters Klüber: Munich
Founded: 1929

Project: Replacement of the legacy system LIMS by SAP PLM and SAP Quality Management


  • Extension of the existing SAP PLM
  • Maximal utilization of the SAP standard with minimal client specific developments
  • Introduction of an „electronic laboratory notebook“ for consistent documentation of all relevant recipes

Projektservices SI PRO (Auswahl):

  • Preparation and organization of requirement workshops
  • Adjustment and extension of existing SAP PLM functions
  • Integration of SAP Quality Management in SAP PLM (result recording)
  • Development and adjustment of WWI report templates (recipe report, trial report, laboratory sample label)

Reference: Hela

Headquarters: Ahrensburg, Deutschland
Founded: 1905

Project: Implementation of SAP PLM Raw material- and Product specifications for spices


  • Central IT-Solution for Product Development
  • Implementation of SAP PLM
  • Migration of third-party Recipe Management system, using Material classification, to SAP PLM

SI PRO Project Services:

  • Project Planning and full project execution
  • Blueprinting, specifications of Add-on
  • Customizing and configuration in PLM Specification Management
    • Customer-specific setup of PLM specification database
    • Customer-specific setup of document templates for specification documents
    • Adoption of SAP standard graphical user interface: customer specific menu entries and new buttons
    • Design (SAP roles) and implementation (ABAP developments) of complete specification authorization management
  • Migration of third-party Recipe Management system into PLM Specification management and PLM Recipe Development

Reference: R&D at Bode Chemie

Headquarters: Hamburg
Founded: 1924


Project: SAP PLM Solution for R&D laboratories and processes


  • Implementation of SAP PLM Recipe Development
  • GxP requirements

Project services SI PRO:

  • Analysis, blueprint and project management
  • Business process design for SAP Recipe Development
  • Specification, design and development of Add-Ons for SAP Recipe Development
  • Go Live in time and budget

Reference: Hershey

Headquarters: Derry Township, Pennsylvania, Vereinigte Staaten
Founded: 1894


Project: Technical upgrade and custom developments


  • Concept and implementation of ingredient calculations
  • Moisture loss solution for SAP Recipe Management
  • Technical Redesign of custom developments

Project services SI PRO:

  • Support during technical upgrade project
  • Implementation of custom formula calculations
  • Mass change program for recipes and ingredients
  • Other Add-On developments for SAP RM

Reference: Teekanne

Headquarters: Düsseldorf
Founded: 1882


Project: Implementation of SAP PLM for raw materials and packaging specifications


  • Design a central IT solution for product development
  • Implementation of SAP PLM
  • Integration QM, MM-PUR

Project services provided by SI PRO:

  • Entire project solution delivered by SI PRO
  • Blueprinting, specification of Add-Ons
  • PLM Customizing
  • Development of Add-Ons
  • Development of workflows (e.g. for specification release)

Reference: Ashland

Headquarters: Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Founded: 1924

Project: Global R&D Solution for Ashland based on SAP Recipe Management and SAP EH&S​


  • Project execution from feasibility workshops to implementation and testing
  • Replacement of a heterogeneous PLM system landscape by SAP PLM
  • Consolidation of requirements from all regions
  • Pilot project and global Roll Out

Project services SI PRO:

  • Project management
  • Blueprinting, gap-analysis, implementation, development of add-ons
  • Implementation of SAP Recipe Management
  • Implementation of SAP EH&S Dangerous Goods, Global Label Management, Substance Volume Tracking
  • Unit and integration test execution, project planning support

Why you should choose

SI PRO has been advising on SAP PLM solutions since the earliest versions were released, and offers the most comprehensive level of best practice know-how.


Our consultants are familiar with specific issues, business processes, the latest SAP solutions, technologies, and appropriate procedures.


We can support you throughout your project’s entire life cycle, from analyzing your requirements to project planning, implementation, and maintenance.


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