Aerospace (A&D)

How can SAP solutions enable you to change the game?

With SAP solutions, Aerospace (A&D) companies can transform the enterprise, stay competitive, and deliver against business imperatives. You can run your operations with smoothly integrated processes to execute programs on time and within budget, make better decisions, and support global expansion. At the same time, you can acquire, develop, and retain the best industry talent. More than 900 A&D companies run SAP.


Why SAP?

SAP solutions connect processes for all A&D value chains by integrating horizontal lines of business with industry-specific solutions on premise, in the cloud, and through mobile devices.





What do SAP solutions help customers do?

Business capture and program delivery: Plan, execute, and monitor every aspect of the program while complying with government mandates.

Designing and building complex products: Effectively design, innovate, and manufacture new products.

Responsive supply network: Optimise inventory levels, fine-tune supply plans, and integrate strategic suppliers for flawless execution.

Aftermarket services: Deliver a multi-channel customer experience covering maintenance, repair, and operation services; material services; and digital services.

What are the benefits?

SAP solutions enable the agile A&D enterprise by improving productivity, innovation, and simplicity with:

  • On-time and on-budget delivery performance for design, manufacturing, and services programs
  • Eye-appealing, intuitive user experiences that delight users, drive adoption, and improve productivity
  • The ability to attract, develop, and retain the next-generation workforce
  • Accelerated innovation for advanced digital services
  • Reduced IT complexity and greater business agility with a modern IT platform

A&D organisations leveraging SAP include:

  • Airbus 
  • European Space Agency
  • British Airways
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • Honeywell Aerospace

Why GRC in A&D?

There are significant regulations imposed on the A&D industry; whether it is import and export compliance (GTS), technical data controls (TDEC) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR) there are requirements to implement, assess and evidence a level of control and compliance.

When it comes to customs and duty fees, SAP Global Trade Services (GTS) integrates with SAP ERP to help define tax due, necessary documentation to supply and customs regulations to adhere to.

There is increased cyber security threats for A&D companies and to protect the business application layer, SAP Enterprise Threat Detection helps monitor and alert on unauthorised access to business applications, including within the SAP ERP environment.

Hear how Honeywell Aerospace use GRC Access Control, Process Control and Risk Management within their organisation.

Honeywell SAP

Benefits of GRC

GRC (Governance, Risk, and Compliance) solutions provide A&D organisations with a number of benefits, including

  • Control simplification
  • Accelerate your cross-border supply chain
  • Streamlines your trade processes (control costs, clear inbound and outbound customs faster)
  • Automation and optimisation (removing duplicative controls)
  • Improving capital expenditure decisions
  • Improvements in safety
  • Quicker response times to events affecting assets
  • Reduction in regulatory fines and findings (Sarbanes Oxley, GDPR etc) with fewer lawsuits
  • Detection and prevention of penetration / cyber-attacks and fraud
  • Greater insight into process deficiencies.
  • Repository for all compliance master data and content – regardless of your industry or business size.   

Why Winterhawk?

We have a number of clients in the A&D sector such as Textron, a global aerospace, security and advanced technologies industrial conglomerate.

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