Reduce your APQP
project effort with SAP PPM!


The Advanced Product Quality Management (APQP) project management method is deployed in product development processes, where it aims to safeguard the quality of the finished product. To this end, APQP offers a very broad selection of methods, tools and documents that can be deployed during the product development process.

A development process according to APQP has five key phases:

  • Plan and define the program
  • Product design and development
  • Process design and development
  • Product and process validation
  • Feedback assessment and corrective actions

To complete a phase, all of the assigned tasks must be completed. A ‘task’ in this sense is the application of a method or a tool, or the creation of a document. Completed tasks form the output of one development phase in each case and simultaneously act as the input for the next development phase.

To keep implementation effort as low as possible during APQP projects, we recommend utilising the project management functionality offered by SAP PPM (SAP Portfolio and Project Management) for implementation. SAP PPM, which can be used standalone or as an add-on to the conventional SAP ERP system, is suitable for use in agile projects that are not subject to wide-ranging financial controls.

Dedicated software support also helps to achieve objectives efficiently – such as the shortening of project launch times, the early identification and elimination of product and process risks, the satisfaction of customer preferences for product developments, as well as the option of terminating the project if the objectives cannot in fact be met.


Use our experience as specialists for APQP with SAP QM

  • Over 25 years of expertise in the implementation of quality management with SAP, as well as the conceptual design of QM, QC and QA processes
  • Long-standing collaboration with SAP as a partner specialising in QM
  • Quality management know-how spanning several industries
  • A wealth of expertise in regulatory requirements
Matthias Bothe

Managing Director & Industry Unit Manager
Life Sciences, Chemie and Medical Engineering
phone: +49 681 93 666 0
email: matthias.bothe@dhc-gmbh.com

Matthias Bothe
Carsten Buri

CEO and Director Sales & Marketing, DHC Switzerland

phone: +41 44 500 888 7
email: carsten.buri@dhc-ag.ch

Carsten Buri
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Learn more about our cosnulting services for APQP with SAP!



29. September
DHC web session (in German)

Public cloud solutions in the life sciences (opportunities & risks)

What should be considered when using public cloud systems with regard to GxP compliance and validation?

06. October
DHC web session (in German)

Qualification of IT infrastructure and cloud-based infrastructure

Implementation of the requirements for GxP-compliant operation of the IT infrastructure in accordance with ITIL and GAMP Good Practice Guide

12. October
DHC & LSA Web session (in German)

SAP S/4HANA Implementation and Validation in the Life Sciences Industry

Find out what benefits the LSA approach offers you for the optimal, validated deployment of S/4HANA.

20. October
DHC Websession

Test equipment management and maintenance in SAP S/4HANA

The availability and readiness for use of operating and testing equipment is becoming an important competitive factor for companies.

07. November
Life Online Training

SAP: Validation and GMP Compliance (Live Online Training der ECA Academy)

Online training with speakers from DHC GmbH, organised by Concept Heidelberg on behalf of the ECA Academy,

09. November
DHC & LSA Web session (in German)

SAP S/4HANA Transformation and Validation in the Life Sciences Industry

Learn everything about phases for the system transformation (system conversion) of an SAP ECC to S/4HANA with integrated validation.

17. November
DHC web session (in German)

Inspection planning and results recording in SAP S/4HANA

Web session on new apps for inspection planning and results recording in SAP S/4HANA.

24. November
DHC web session (in German)

Lab IT Compliance using the example of the validation of a CDS


Our web sessions are provided as a free service for DHC customers and potential customers.