All About SAP® Product and REACH Compliance
What is SAP® Product and REACH Compliance?
SAP Product and REACH Compliance is a comprehensive solution providing the tools and features for managing product compliance. It helps companies manage product compliance throughout the entire product lifecycle.
Key features of SAP® Product and REACH Compliance
The central function of SAP® Product and REACH Compliance is compliance management for products and their components or ingredients and provides the following capabilities:
- compliance checks of products, components, and basic materials for different regulations
- generate declaration documents
- import and manage documents
- manage regulatory substance lists such as EU RoHS and REACH SVHC
- integration with logistics module for product information such as bill of materials
- track communication with customers and suppliers
- automated processing of all relevant changes
What types of regulations and standards are covered in SAP® Product and REACH Compliance?
- EU REACH
- Candidate List Substances (SVHCs)
- Annex XIV
- Annex XVII
- EU RoHS
- California Proposition 65
Benefits of using SAP® Product and REACH Compliance
Using a compliance software that integrates with your ERP system, such as SAP ERP, can automate compliance-related tasks. This reduces the need for manual data entry and save time and improve efficiency for other higher-value tasks.
Compliance software typically have built-in validation that can help ensure that data is accurate, thus reducing the risk of errors and non-compliance.
Compliance software can provide a single source of truth for compliance-related data. It is easier to track compliance status and identify issues.
With the changing regulations and requirements, compliance software can reduce the risk of non-compliance by helping companies stay up to date.
Here's a short overview of how SAP's solution for the discrete industry:
- 2005 - Compliance for Products
- 2010 - SAP Product and REACH Compliance 2.0
- 2012 - SAP EHSM Product Compliance
- 2021 - SAP Product and REACH Compliance (for SAP ECC 6.0)
- 2022 - SAP S/4HANA for product compliance "classic functionality"
For a detailed explanation, see the history of SAP product compliance solutions.
opesus & SAP® Product and REACH Compliance
Our consultants at opesus have been working on product compliance for the discrete industry with SAP since the very beginning of this subject in 2005.
Based on the experiences within the team, we developed a package that brings together all the ingredients for a best-practice implementation of SAP Product and REACH Compliance. opesus Product Compliance Essentials combines best-practices with our project methodology to provide a fast and standardized implementation at a fixed price.
Are you already running SAP Product and REACH Compliance? We have a solution that helps you with easy and efficient maintenance of bulk data. opesus Smart Input helps users in their daily work and can be used to migrate or maintain large amounts of product declarations at one go.
Our team's extensive knowledge of SAP Product and REACH Compliance allowed us to discover and address any functional gaps. To meet the requirements of the Waste Framework Directive (WFD), which mandates that affected companies submit SCIP Database notifications to the European Chemical Agency (ECHA), we developed opesus EHS Product Notification (EPN). By integrating the generation of SCIP database notifications seamlessly into SAP business processes, opesus EPN streamlines compliance efforts.
Has been working with SAP Product and REACH Compliance since the first solution in 2005
"With many years of experience in the field, I've had the privilege of implementing SAP Product and REACH Compliance across a variety of industries, including high tech manufacturers, aerospace and defense, automotive, electronics and OEMs. What sets this solution apart is its versatility and adaptability to different businesses. We were able to demonstrate its efficiency when the SCIP Database requirement came around. In short time, we were up and running, and helped our customers to make automated SCIP submissions by using data from SAP Product and REACH Compliance and their ERP systems."
Reference Customers using SAP® Product and REACH Compliance
Is SAP® EHSM the same as SAP® Product and REACH Compliance?
Yes. The term "SAP EHSM" is still often used because the previous name of the solution is "SAP EHS Management, product and REACH compliance". Some habits are hard to break! However, the official name of the solution now on ECC 6.0 is SAP Product and REACH Compliance.
Is SAP® Product and REACH Compliance available in SAP S/4HANA?
Yes. The functionalities of SAP Product and REACH Compliance will be supported in S/4HANA under SAP S/4HANA for product compliance "classic".
Existing customers using SAP Product and REACH Compliance on SAP ECC 6.0 have the option to migrate to SAP S/4HANA for product compliance "classic".
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Resources / Links
- SAP Help page for SAP Product and REACH Compliance on ECC 6.0
- SAP Help page for SAP Product and REACH Compliance on S/4HANA
- Solution Brief
- Solution Video
- SAP Community Blog
Part 1: Trends, Requirements, Challenges, Single Source of Truth
Part 2: What makes up a Compliance Product structure
Part 3: Typical challenges and how you can solve them
Is SAP® Product and REACH Compliance right for you?
There are many factors involved when deciding if a product compliance solution is right for you. SAP Product and REACH Compliance is available in SAP ECC and in SAP S/4HANA - how do you choose which one is right for you?
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