Product Lifecycle Management

Comprehensive solutions for complex products and processes

As product lifecycle management experts, we specialize in the comprehensive management of your product data in SAP. In addition, we manage all associated processes, from data import, document management (SAP DMS), the entire supply chain (SAP SCM, MM, PP, PS) to customer service (SAP CS) and maintenance (SAP PM).

Key Topics

Digital Backbone

Establish SAP as your Single Point of Truth. The digital backbone lets you collect and maintain your entire product data in SAP and provides all business processes and systems with consistent data.

Project-Oriented Material Management

Control all your processes from the product structure. We provide Best Practices for all logistical processes: Engineer-to-Order (ETO), Configure-to-Order (CTO), Make-to-Order (MTO), and Make-to-Stock (MTS).

Configuration of complex variants

Our solution makes managing even numerous variants easy. With the help of a structured class and characteristic value assignment, we make sure that your logistical processes run smoothly, not matter how complex they may be.

Process Control Center (PCC)

BDF‘s Process Control Center allows you to control all your business processes with SAP throughout the entire product lifecycle. Whether customized orders production or the management of documents and complex variants – our Process Control Center offers you all your data in a single system!


We offer support from the product development stage onward, to help you compile your ideas, requirements, or CAx data in a structured manner, including the integration of DSC AG’s SAP Engineering Control Center (ECTR), to ensure smooth migration of your CAD models into SAP.

Our comprehensive and fully integrated progress tracking solution offers you transparent tracking and automatic monitoring of all your processes throughout the product lifecycle.

Master data maintenance is often time consuming and resource intensive. We provide customized solutions and methodologies for efficient structuring, (semi-)automatic collection, and maintenance of your master data. We have also developed a comprehensive, SAP-integrated document management solution featuring, amongst other options, document dispatch, stamping, digital signature, and approval workflows.

BDF offers decentralized control of your engineering, e.g. across various sites. Use our collaboration platforms to exchange and cooperate on material masters, stock lists, and other documents.

Use our product cost calculation solutions to appraise your costs even at the earliest stage of product development. Full SAP-integration gives you access to a wide range of data including prices of previous orders, supplier quotations, or the costs of previous production orders.

Product compliance requires detailed documentation, including all product-related documents. Compile and track such documents even during product development and generate complete final documentation with a single click.

Once an Make-to-order (MTO) production has been completed, create your functional locations with only one click to establish a solid basis for your customer support.