During its international e-business conference, SAPPHIRE, SAP displayed a bullish attitude, contradicting the current market malaise. SAP touts a multi-pronged answer to prevailing heterogeneous IT environments. The company is staking its future on five pillars - exchanges, portals and the three extended-ERP applications: customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM), and product life-cycle management (PLM).
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the right time, which companies should now be able to attain through new functionality within mySAP PLM. Product Design functionality should enable designers to capture product requirements in a flexible and structured way, developing alternatives, evaluating alternatives against product requirements and completing the creation of the product structure. Consumer products and process industries should benefit from the new Recipe Management functionality, which focuses on reducing time and cost to market