Digital Backbone

The right data at the right place at the right time

Establish SAP as your single point of truth. Digitise your product data with the SAP-integrated Digital Backbone from BDF EXPERTS and create the technical basis for your end-to-end digital data usage. The Digital Backbone is the central memory for product data and therefore the core of your digital company. This allows you to collect and maintain all product data in SAP and supply all business processes and systems with consistent data from here. Nevertheless, people remain at the centre of attention, with the specific user interfaces and automatic derivation of input data making operation easier.

The digital backbone is driving digitalisation in all engineering-focused sectors by storing the relevant data in an orderly manner as early as the design planning stage and making it available for subsequent processes.

Dr. Helmuth Oehler, BDF EXPERTS


The Digital Backbone reduces the effort required for data transfer, ensures a shorter lead time in product provision and improves the quality and timeliness of your data.

The Digital Backbone automatically generates master data for customer configuration.

By using the same data model for product development, production and procurement for a product, the data can be used consistently. The customising and master data maintenance ensure permanent adaptation and expansion of the data models.

Standardised interfaces make it easy to connect other applications, including external applications and cloud services, to the digital backbone. They are an important cornerstone for future-oriented "Industry 4.0" processes and enable collaboration with external partners in product development processes, for example.

Integration with SAP Product and Process Governance (SAP PPG)

SAP Product and Process Governance enables different views of one and the same product in SAP. This means that every user has direct access to the data they need. For the controller, for example, this is the transparent cost overview, while for the engineer it is all the documents required for acceptance of the product by the customer. At the same time, the downstream processes are provided with the necessary data. For example, if the date for triggering an order is due, the order is created automatically and the corresponding documents from the data model are attached.