SAP’s Product Structure Management (SAP PSM) makes it very easy to functionally organize products and display them in SAP. In this way, functional structures can be optimally oriented on the functional structure determined by requirements management and the technical solution.
The product structure can be described as the backbone of product development. Its purpose is to manage all artefacts generated during product development and make them centrally available to all the processes that build on it.
For variant-rich products, the product structure can be organized in SAP PSM as a so-called product family or as a product platform. This contains all the variants belonging to the product family and is aimed chiefly at simpler reuse and better modularization. SAP Product Structure Management makes it easy to map release and change processes so that they reliably reflect the current status of product development at any time.