SAP Product Steward Network allows suppliers and manufacturers to collaborate immediately. They can quickly work together to make the appropriate disclosures, find the right substitutes or adapt product designs quickly based on available, compliant materials. By connecting suppliers in a cloud-based network, companies can easily exchange compliance and material data. New product information can be uploaded once and updated across the cloud so all participants in the network can immediately view and act on it. The offering also works with SAP® Business Suite software and takes advantage of all on-premise data it contains.
New On-Demand Content Service for Product Safety Documents
Process industries such as chemical or pharmaceutical manufacturers must continuously develop and update safety data sheets and labels to stay in compliance. Each of these documents can take from days to weeks to develop, and a midsize chemical manufacturer can spend up to
3 million dollars
yearly on this time-consuming business process. With SAP EHS Regulatory Documentation OnDemand, manufacturers no longer have to author their own safety data sheets.
By networking with the customer's on-premise EHS solution, the content service from SAP takes the customers' product data, generates country-specific data sheets and labels in the cloud and then delivers the documents back to the customer. Keeping current with changes in global regulations, SAP estimates that the content service can decrease ongoing safety data sheet costs by up to 50 percent and free up precious resources to focus on more strategic projects.
"SAP uniquely can offer customers a powerful hybrid model that helps drive down costs of compliance while freeing up resources to focus on what matters most — strategic innovation," said
, senior vice president, Energy and Natural Resources Solutions, SAP. "Our product safety solutions already touch
5 trillion dollars
of all the world's manufactured goods. With so many customers across the supply chain already using SAP — and the strength of our combined cloud and on-premise strategy — we are playing a central role in creating a global business network that lets companies collaborate to run better and protect the triple bottom line."
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