All About SAP® Product Safety

What is SAP® Product Safety?

SAP Product Safety, previously known as SAP EHS Management, product safety, is a software solution that helps companies ensure the safety and compliance of their products throughout the entire product lifecycle.

It is a centralized platform designed for chemical companies to manage safety data sheets (SDS), labeling, reporting, and managing regulatory compliance.

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Key features of SAP® Product Safety

  • Dangerous Goods Management
    Automate management of dangerous goods for packaging and accurate transportation modes and routing.
  • Safety Data Sheet Management
    Automatically generate, manage, and distribute standardized safety data sheets that help ensure compliance with global regulations.
  • Global Label Management
    Centrally manage labeling requirements, creating, and printing of labels for products.
  • Product Marketability and Chemical Compliance
    Manage compliance tasks, track deadlines, and generate compliance reports.
Covered regulations

What types of regulations and standards are covered in SAP® Product Safety?

Regulatory content consists of regulatory classification of substances, provide content for global product safety, and updates to support rapidly changing compliance requirements.

Here's a list of regulations supported by SAP Product Safety:

  • GHS (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals)
  • CLP (Classification, Labeling and Packaging Regulation)
  • REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals)
  • TSCA (Toxic Susbstances Control Act)
  • OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)

Benefits of using SAP® Product Safety

Single source of truth

Single Source of Truth

Have all the information about your substances, safety data sheets, dangerous goods, safety instructions, and labels in one system.


Data Integration with Other SAP Modules

Maximize re-using of existing data in other modules such as material management, sales & distribution, etc.

Business Process Integration

Business Process Integration

Integrate your single repository of substance and material data with business operations such as automatic SDS authoring and label determination.

Global Regulatory Coverage

Global Regulatory Coverage

With the comprehensive database of regulatory requirements, organizations can ensure compliance in all regions where they operate.

Flexible Configuration

Flexible Configuration

SAP Product Safety is highly configurable, which enables organizations to tailor the solution to their needs.

Reference Customers using SAP® Product Safety

opesus & SAP® Product Safety

Our consultants at opesus have been in the field of product compliance at SAP, and even before, at TechniData, since 1995.

Our deep understanding of the SAP Product Safety module helped us to identify and close functional gaps. For example, with CLP Art. 45, companies affected are required to submit poison center notifications (PCN) to the European Chemical Agency (ECHA). We created opesus EHS Product Notification (EPN) to cover this requirement.

Opesus EHS Product Notification runs within SAP Product Safety. Companies can seamlessly integrate the generation of UFIs and dossiers in the PCN format into their business processes running in SAP. Opesus EPN supports the following notifications:

  • EU Poison Center Notifications according to CLP Article 45, Annex VIII
  • EU C&L Inventory according to CLP Article 40
  • Swiss UFI requirements according to ChemO Articles 48 - 54
  • EU SCIP Database according to the Waste Framework Directive (WFD)

Markus Pogrzeba

Product Manager
Has been working with SAP Product Safety since 1995

“I have been working with SAP Product Safety since 1995, and had the opportunity to implement the solution at many different companies along the supply chain, from base chemicals manufacturers via formulators to traders. SAP Product Safety serves all process industry companies well. For global players it is important that worldwide regulations and languages are part of the offering. SAP Product Safety has the most integrated and complete offering in that respect. It also lays the foundation for the seamless integration of complementary solutions, such as opesus EHS Product Notifications (EPN). Customers running SAP Product Safety will have up to 90% of the required information already at hand to do poison center notifications. opesus EPN will help customers to automatically maintain the remaining required information e.g. UFIs, and fully automate the notification process."

What is the difference between SAP Product Safety and SAP S/4HANA for product compliance?

SAP Product Safety runs on ECC 6.0 on-premise. SAP S/4HANA for product compliance runs on the latest SAP technologies and is available as cloud or on premise.

Functionalities of SAP Product Safety are available on SAP S/4HANA under the classic capabilities. However, the new SAP S/4HANA for product compliance has a new process model, new data model, and an integrated regulatory content.

What is SAP S/4HANA for product compliance "classic capabilities"?

The SAP S/4HANA for product compliance "classic" is available only on-premise. It includes all features of SAP Product Safety and SAP Product and REACH Compliance.

The "classic" also refers to the older technology - SAP GUI and WebDynpro transactions.

"Classic capabilities" refer to the following modules:

  • Product Compliance (EHS-MGM-PRC)
  • Product Safety (EHS-SAF)
  • Basic Data and Tools (EHS-BD)
  • Global Label Management (EHS-SAF-GLM)
  • Dangerous Goods Management (EHS-DGP)

What is SAP S/4HANA for product compliance "new capabilities"?

The SAP S/4HANA for product compliance "new capabilities" is available on-premise and cloud. It is an overhaul of existing functions, meaning that there is a new process model, and runs with SAP Fiori user interface.

Not all of the new functionalities are available yet, but the full scope includes the following solution capabilities:

  • Product Marketability and Compliance
  • Dangerous Goods Management
  • Safety Data Sheet Management
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Is SAP® Product Safety right for you? Are you thinking about switching to SAP S/4HANA for product compliance?

There are many factors involved when deciding if a product compliance solution is right for you. Are you unsure if SAP Product Safety on ECC 6.0 or S/4HANA for product compliance is right for you?

We're experts when it comes to SAP product compliance solutions. We are happy to chat with you about your requirements in a non-binding call. All you have to do is reach out 🙂