Nestle is planning to use an enhanced solution that will help efficiently meet customer requirements and rapidly develop new products and services. The global food and beverage company said it is a first-of-its-kind initiative where the company is using Accenture and SAP’s advanced capabilities for the SAP Recipe Development application.
The new application has been designed to help process-industry companies such as consumer goods, chemicals and life sciences companies more efficiently meet customer requirements and rapidly develop new products and services. Built on SAP S/4HANA for increased agility and its ability to scale, the SAP Recipe Development application helps companies optimize supply chains for streamlined product development and reduce wasted resources.
Using existing customer data as a basis for formulations and calculations, it provides a simplified, hierarchical view displaying all formulation information – including calculation results – on a single screen for easier analysis and increased transparency. As a result, users can create individualized displays and easily conduct simulations to understand the impact of recipe changes to make data-driven decisions.
The enhanced capabilities for the SAP Recipe Development application will be available with the SAP S/4HANA 1909 release and will offer new capabilities will provide the ability to share data – including up-to-date information on costs, nutrients and compliance, as well as details reflecting vegetarian or vegan products – across the entire recipe development process for greater visibility and insights into every development phase.
“Target-driven recipe development – the functionality that Nestle product developers were dreaming of to design compliant recipes – is a revolution in terms of usability,” said Isabelle Caraux-Lambert, Nestle senior product manager for specification to product. “This work was an outcome of successful design thinking on the formulation area.”
Other new capabilities include the ability to define target and limit values and the addition of integrated product compliance checks to ensure that all rules are being met, which is essential in highly regulated industries such as food and beverages, chemicals and life sciences.
“Process-industry companies are taking a closer look at product lifecycle management and other ways to scale and drive profitable growth,” said Jean-Christophe LeDoux, a managing director in the Accenture SAP Business Group. “We’re helping clients leverage SAP target-driven recipe development capabilities that use real-time collaborative processes to provide calculations on costs, nutrients or ingredients on one screen for simplified management and faster product development. We believe this will become the industry standard.”