SAP PLM RD Recipe Development

As part of the SAP PLM Enterprise Product Formulation, SAP PLM RD Recipe Development represents the central component of the product development process of companies in the process industry.

By means of the complete integration of Recipe Development in SAP ERP, the product data is seamlessly available in the adjacent process areas of production, sales, purchasing, product safety, quality management, etc. For example, bills of materials and master recipes for process industries can be generated automatically from recipes.
In addition, the integration into product safety ensures that new or changed recipes comply with the relevant legal requirements at an early stage. Special functions are also available for packaging development.

Based on the SAP specification database, recipe development is a flexible tool for creating and managing all product data such as recipes, formulations, labels or process steps.

As part of the Digital Core, SAP PLM Recipe Development is available in both classic SAP ERP ECC 6.0 and SAP S/4HANA environments and fits seamlessly into the respective system landscapes. As a future-proof component, SAP PLM Recipe Development thus represents the backbone of a digitized product development process.

SI PRO has many years of experience in the conception and implementation as well as customer-specific expansion of Recipe Development.

SAP PLM RD Recipe Development is the “single point of truth”
  in regards to companies 
product formulations 

Central management of all specifications and product data, recipes, raw materials, ingredients and labels.

Reuse of data in powerful search and analysis functions and the display of additional information directly during recipe processing.

Standardization and simplification of product development using real-time simulation, calculations and compliance assessments.

Definition of process parameters, equipment requirements and information on product declarations for an efficient transition to production.

Seamless integration into existing ERP functions.

Reuse and recognition of ERP master data in recipes.

Modern web-based user interface that can be configured rolespecific to customers needs.

Integration into SAP Business Client envrionments.

Integration in FIORI environments and availability of FIORI apps depending on SAP release.


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: 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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