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Use Case Description

  • Unilever is one of the world's leading suppliers of fast-moving consumer goods.
  • SAP license sales team was positioning the SAP PLM/PPM solution for all product related processes, from the first product idea, through manufacturing to product service. During the product demo certain gaps were identified, especially during the research and development phase. Few of the gaps identified were.
  • While building deliverable documents in SAP PPM, it shall be possible that different contributors can be assigned to different sections of the document. Contributors shall be able to work on different components of the document independently and simultaneously and save their work in both online and offline mode.
  • Assignment of document sections to roles.
  • Document Maintenance Offline Mode.
  • Copy sections of the document across phases.

Solution Brief

  • A custom application to manage the entire the document lifecycle.
  • Assignment of roles/users to different sections of the document or the document has a whole.
  • Check in / Check out function to track who is working on which section and the document phases.
  • Synchronization of the document changes in online and offline mode with the document in SAP.
  • Dashboard to report status of each document during lifecycle.


  • Completely automated, end to end multiple partly collaboration on a single document during the entire document lifecycle.
  • Offline synchronization of the document changes with out having to log on to SAP system.