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P&PM - Product & Performance Management.

Operational Excellence for Embedded Software.

In your SAP.


P&PM designs and implements solutions in SAP to manage Digital Products along their lifecycle.


Embedded Software drives innovation speed and customer recognition of your products.


Software enables diverse features that make products significantly more valuable for the customers. Without embedded software, a product is rarely competitive.

Embedded Software therefore is a key differentiator.


Having significant impact on the product´s performance, software needs to be fully controlled along the value chain.

Challenges come along with the need to manage software parameterizations - integrated to the overall variant management - and software compatibilities.

Special challenges result also from traceability demands and software distribution processes.


Managing Embedded Software from Engineering to Production to Service becomes a key capability.


P&PM supports you implementing sustainable solutions into your existing SAP Landscape.


P&PM is a special expertise consultancy focussing on PLM - Product Lifecycle Management.

With our special expertise we help you to find the right business and IT architecture for Embedded Software Management.

Also, we design and implement the relevant building blocks along your SAP IT landscape using latest SAP Technology.


Configuration Management for Embedded Software

Software Configuration Management has its own needs and principles. However, it needs to be integrated once into the overall product configuration.

P&PM supports you in defining and implementing solutions to manage software within your product development and test processes. We also integrate the Software Configuration Management into your ERP and downstream to your flash and diagnosis tools in Production and Service. By this you gain full traceability of the effective software configuration along your processes.

Software Variant Management

Products are more and more customized via software parameters:  The amount and complexity of options significantly increases.

Software parameterization however cannot be considered on its own - it must be included into the overall product variant management - latest at order processes.

P&PM helps you designing and implementing solutions to manage software parameters and integrate them into your SAP variant management. Also, we deliver the parameters downstream to your flash stations to enable a mass configuration of your ECUs at production events. By this you achieve an integrated solution from Engineering to Manufacturing.

Software Delivery to Production and Service

Software has its own logistics: Software needs to be delivered into diverse business events. This is most typically Production but also Test and Service events are relevant. The delivery of software is mission critical: It needs to be valid and in time - and traceable.

P&PM provides support in setting up software delivery procedures - integrated into your overall software configuration management. We integrate your flash and diagnosis tools to SAP.

Software Compatibility

Software has relations to other software, to hardware units, to other control units, but also to pure mechanical components.

Those relations are critical information and need to be managed also along the value chain - accessable for diverse business events, essentially production and service.

P&PM provides SAP based solutions to manage compatibilities of software and related devices along the product lifecycle.

Performance Status Management

Product Performance Status Codes - which are Defect Codes, Status Information etc. - more and more become relevant: The more functions are implemented by embedded software, the more product performance status codes are needed to steer the interaction of your products with end users, service technicians, remote services etc.

Product Performance Status Codes are rarely considered as crucial - however not controlling their growing complexity leads to significant efforts along the value chain.

P&PM helps you in designing and implementing solutions in SAP to manage product performance status codes and integrates them to your embedded software and product management.


End-To-End Integration

The integration of Embedded Software Management into your overall PLM / ERP landscape as well as your flash and diagnosis tools is a challenge: Different procedures, principles and tools need to be integrated along the value chain.

P&PM helps you as a business and IT architect to determine the right landscape. We can leverage the experience from diverse PLM tools - with a special expertise in SAP technology.

P&PM can support you in integrating your embedded software management to your SAP ERP processes and your flash and diagnosis tools.




Embedded Software Management in SAP

Read here challenges and recommendations to manage Embedded Software in SAP. This whitepaper gives an overview of all relevant domains along the value chain and provides insights & best practices for managing embedded software in your SAP system.

Available only on request: Please send a Mail to info@p-and-pm.com

[Note: Available in German language only.]


Managing Software Variants in SAP - Mass Parameterization of Digital Products in SAP

Read here how to manage software variants in SAP. Software Variants are implemented via parameters within the software. Those parameters and their allowed combinations need to be managed along the product lifecycle and integrated into the overall SAP variant management.

Available only on request: Please send a Mail to info@p-and-pm.com

[Note: Available in German language only.]


Managing Product Performance Status Codes in SAP - the Basis for digital Product Performance

Product Performance Status Informations are the foundation for digital products. Via those codes - for defects or overall product status informations - the product communicates with end users, OEMs or other products.

Those codes become more and more complex but also relevant for the product performance. Therefore this whitepaper describes recommendations and best practices to manage those codes along their lifecycle - integrated into the overall product configuration.

Available only on request: Please send a Mail to info@p-and-pm.com

[Note: Available in German language only.]




Jens Schirpenbach

Managing director and founder of P&PM Solutions & Consulting.

Jens started his career 2001 in consulting focusing on operations transformation in the area of Engineering and Services. He gained experience along all project lifecycle stages from early strategy determination and road mapping down to system implementations with cut over. He covered diverse roles mainly as project manager and solution architect – with a strong footprint in the manufacturing industry. He managed a team for PLM at a major European consultancy. After eleven years in consulting he founded P&PM Solutions & Consulting. Jens has a joint master degree in mechanical Engineering and business administration.


Stefan Mayer

Lead Solution Architect and co-founder of P&PM Solutions & Consulting.

Stefan started his career in 2006 in the software industry in a startup before he joined in a major European consultancy. He worked on multiple projects in different industries as a senior solution architect and developer. His technology focus is with SAP Netweaver where he developed several web based applications. Stefan holds a diploma in computer science with focus on software engineering.




Our office is based near Cologne, Germany.

Located in a rural area but just 15 minutes away from the airport Cologne / Bonn we leverage the infrastructure of the location “Schloss Eulenbroich”. “Schloss Eulenbroich” is a well established spot for cultural and company events in the Cologne area.

We are pleased to facilitate workshops or trainings within our office / rooms of "Schloss Eulenbroich".


About P&PM


P&PM is a special expertise consultancy in the area of PLM - Product Lifecycle Management - and SAP Technology.

We focus on design and implementation of SAP based solutions to manage embedded software along the product lifecycle.

Embedded Software more and more becomes a key enabler of your products´ performance. P&PM supports you in transitioning your operations to manage the growing complexity of software in your products along the value chain and product lifecycle.



P&PM  was founded by experienced consultants in 2013 leveraging knowledge both from diverse operations transformation and application implementation projects especially within the Engineering and Service domain.


P&PM - The Product & Performance Management Company.


Industry & PLM Expertise

We can leverage the experience from diverse business and IT transformation initiatives in the area of PLM - Product Lifecycle Management - on global scale.

Covering both domains - business and IT - we act as a trusted advisor and overall architect.

Our industry focus is in the manufacturing industry, especially automotive.


P&PM is a subject matter expert for SAP PLM and SAP Web UI Developments based on SAP Fiori / UI5.

We designed and implemented diverse solutions in this area.

P&PM´s special expertise is in implementing so called embedded apps: Add On Applications in SAP, that are fully autonomous for their domain, but integrated into the relevant subjects within SAP.

SAP Technology Expertise



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Contact  info@p-and-pm.com

Phone  +49 2204 4047803

Location  Cologne Area, Germany


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P&PM Solutions & Consulting GmbH

Zum Eulenbroicher Auel 19

D-51503 Roesrath, Germany

Geschäftsführer: Jens Schirpenbach

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P&PM is privately owned by the founder.


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