Join this free online course to learn about product compliance. Get an introduction to SAP S/4HANA for product compliance and discover how it can help you manage regulatory requirements, track substances, assess supplier materials, classify products, and manage and ship compliance documents.
Increased environmental awareness and safety expectations have led to increasingly complex product requirements. Related regulations have been issued at various levels, ranging from the United Nations to multi-national level, such as the European Union, and to national and regional authorities, as well as from industry associations to company-specific policies. To protect brand value and company revenue, understanding and compliance with regulatory obligations and product promises is critical.
With product compliance management, companies ensure that everyone involved along the value chain knows and complies with all the regulatory requirements. Depending on the product and the markets in which companies operate, this can be quite challenging. SAP helps companies manage their product compliance obligations by embedding them into a solution that covers every step of the product lifecycle.
This course provides an introduction to SAP S/4HANA for product compliance. In it, you’ll get an overview of how the solution helps you to manage regulatory requirements, track substances, assess supplier materials, classify products, and manage and ship compliance documents.
Unit 1: Introduction
Unit 2: Value chain integration
Unit 3: Basic concepts
Unit 4: Basic compliance data
Unit 5: Product marketability
Unit 6: Dangerous goods
Unit 7: Safety data sheets
No prerequisites required
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Ralf Coenning is the Chief Product Owner for SAP Product Compliance. With this he is responsible for all product development activities in that space, both for process industries as well as discrete industries.
Ralf is a known product expert with more than 27 years of experience in software development for product safety and stewardship, and product compliance. He has worked as developer, consultant, team lead, and product owner. Today he and his team is delivering continuous innovations to SAP customers.
Ralf has a Diploma in Computer Science from the Clausthal University of Technology. He has been an active contributor at many webinars, events and conferences.
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Dr. Andrea Giessmann is a product expert for SAP S/4HANA for product compliance. As a passionate product owner, she leads one of the development teams in SAP S/4HANA and is responsible for delivering continuous innovation to SAP customers. Andrea has worked for over six years in product safety and stewardship as well as product compliance.
Prior to this, Andrea was part of the SAP Research and Innovation Hub in Switzerland, and worked as a senior researcher and development expert. She holds a PhD in information systems from the Université de Lausanne, Switzerland.
Michael Mulder is a user assistance developer at SAP in a development team for product compliance. He has lived and worked in the US, China, and now in Germany.
Michael enjoys creating content for users with appealing how-to videos and informative blogs, always keeping the user experience and easy-of-use in mind.
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Andreas Chudalla is a product expert in product management for SAP S/4HANA for product compliance. His focus is on designing, developing, and publishing learning materials.
Andreas has built on his experience as a consultant for product compliance for two decades. He has led countless customer workshops, written development specifications, and implemented numerous projects.
Andreas studied aerospace engineering, which gave him a great feel for accuracy and safety. He is also a certified dangerous goods safety advisor.