Aerospace and Defense

Blockchain: Why coders are the new cowboys

We have all been asked the question, “If you could go back in time and live in a particular era or decade, which would you choose?”  If you’re like me, you carefully weigh the pros and cons: The roaring 20s would offer great music, but also prohibition. In the Jurassic period, you could camp with dinosaurs, but that also means THERE WOULD BE DINOSAURS!  After internal debate, I tend to …

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S4HANA Value Summary for Aerospace & Defense

Get an overview of five key initiatives that require new business capabilities along the value chain for aerospace and defense companies. See how companies can transform business and process models through digitally enabled core processes and generation of new business by offering new, innovative, data-driven services Get the S4HANA Value Summary here

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Aerospace and Defense flying high at SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG annual conference 2017

The impact of the aerospace and defense (A&D) industry is impressive. In 2016 alone the A&D Industry provided the infrastructure to transport over 3.7 billion passengers, delivered over 1800 new commercial aircraft and launched 85 orbital space missions. This year´s SAPPHIRE NOW & ASUG Annual Conference will be transformational for A&D companies. See the stunning speaker line up from the A&D industry at this year´s conference: LMI Aerospace – Value Creation Through Digital …

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The Knowledge Workspace: Collaborative Decision Making Made Simple in Aerospace & Defense

You walk through the corridor of a state-of-the-art facility. You swipe your access badge in front of a card reader beside a door and enter a large, futuristic space agency mission control center. A dozen or so of your peers sit and stare at a group of monitors high above them, intently studying how a $200 million satellite is operating and making the appropriate adjustments to its trajectory. You join …

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Become a Live Aerospace and Defense Business

The business and IT environment is changing as the world economy goes digital, and aerospace and defense (A&D) enterprises face competing imperatives. Customers expect the latest product innovations to improve performance and end-customer experiences, and want outcome-oriented service models to reduce cost and risk. Managing design and build programs and globally distributed supply chains is more complex than ever, especially while searching for the right business model mix to ensure …

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2016 wrap up on Hiller Aviation Museum’s Aero Design Challenge and some seriously fun SAP volunteering

Each year, SAP encourages employees to get involved and volunteer in their communities both throughout the year and especially in October during our official “SAP Month of Service”. Last year, I thought it would be great to create a fun volunteer event for aviation enthusiasts at the Hiller Aviation Museum. After a quick inquiry, I learned that during the same time, they host an annual Aero Design Challenge which helps …

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SAP will match donations to Women in Aviation International through this week!

We need your help! Help remember Diane Davis in the Diane Davis Memorial Fundraiser benefiting non-profit Women in Aviation International (WAI). In addition to being a huge fan of aviation, Diane worked at SAP for over 22 years and was one of the original the SAP TechEd event creators.  As TechEd 2016 kicks off in Las Vegas, we wanted to specially reach out to the broader community of SAP customers, …

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Digital technology changing processes as well as products in aerospace and defense industry

Across the value chain aerospace and defense (A&D), companies are discovering the power of digital change. Leveraging new technology A&D companies find that changes to business processes have significant impact. For one, digital changes allow them to improve efficiencies and reduce downtime. The changes let them discover new opportunities that can be turned into profitable services. Many people think of digital transformation in A&D as focused on the products themselves. …

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Collaboration for the Digital Age

The Internet of Things (IoT) offers huge potential for all capital equipment industries.  Through predictive maintenance algorithms and health monitoring applications, alerts warn us of impending equipment failure.  Early detection using thermal or vibration sensors embedded in the equipment can catch a failure before the function of the equipment is compromised.  These sensors pick up small deviations in the physical properties of a piece of equipment, deviations that are not …

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Demand, digital innovation are key drivers for change in aerospace and defense industry

The aerospace and defense (A&D) industry continues to transform at a dramatic rate. This transformation is fueled in large part by digitization that permeates every aspect of the sector. The rapid changes are happening in each part of the value chain, including R&D, production, supply chain and service. There are five drivers of these transformation, each of which touches on several of those value chain areas. Together, they represent both …

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