Preconfigured ERP template for the Aerospace & Defense industry, based on SAP S/4HANA

For ambitious mid-market companies in the A&D industry, looking for process excellence and sustained growth in the current environment, FAST A&D is a cost efficient ERP template based on the latest SAP S/4HANA technology, which includes end-to-end business process support for contract bid and award, contract mgt., Govt. billing, program mgt., manufacturing, purchasing & supply chain, quality management, finance and more.

FAST A&D is built on SAP's S/4HANA digital core with optional add-ons such as Ariba, SAP Analytics Cloud, Cognitus or Twenty5 and comes pre-configured with SAP’s best practices for A&D including PMMO (formerly GPD) and PEO (production engineering and operations or MES).

Produce customized products flexibly and rapidly
Gain a holistic, detailed overview of all manufacturing processes
Meet rapidly shifting customer demand
Improve agility in order to be reactive to industry developments

Value proposition

Delaware’s FAST A&D is built on top of SAP’s best business practices for SAP S/4HANA and will help your company get a jump-start on their SAP S/4HANA implementation or upgrade. FAST A&D comes with a best practice business process framework; process breakdowns include business policies, a preconfigured SAP S/4HANA demonstration or sandbox environment which can be installed in your environment or pre-configuration which can be transported into your existing environment, extensions and add-ons for critical A&D requirements such as DPAS flow-down, actual labor costing and labor rate dilution, proposal pricing and estimating and Govt. billing for cost-reimbursable contracts, extensive documentation, and Delaware’s agile and pragmatic SAP project implementation methodology and approach.


  • A&D industry specific best practices
  • Re-organization of SAP’s best practices in line with A&D requirements incorporating best practices from SAP S/4HANA, Ariba and other solutions which form part of FAST A&D
  • Completion of A&D specific best practices and process overviews in specialty areas such as PMMO (formerly grouping, pegging and distribution) and PEO (production engineering & operations)
  • Completion of A&D specific best practices and process overviews to cover critical A&D requirements such as DPAS flow-down and actual labor rate costing where FAST A&D comes with supported and pre-built software enhancements to close these gaps
  • Project implementation approach based on SAP Activate(TM) and Delaware’s PROMAR technology
  • Project implementation tools such as Solution Manager, Azure DevOps dashboards and more
  • Backed by Delaware’s uniquely experienced SAP A&D consultants and extensive previous SAP A&D implementation experience, particularly with mid-market A&D companies deploying SAP S/4HANA
Do you have any questions?

Contact our expert

Richard Minney

Richard Minney is renowned through the world in SAP’s Aerospace & Defense industry as the “father of GPD” as well as the architect behind HCL’s iMRO maintenance solution and of Twenty5’s Integration project-based pricing and estimating solution (iPE). As an SAP S/4HANA architect who has worked at a significant portion of A&D companies running SAP, Richard has developed unique experience of the industry best practices and related SAP and non-SAP technologies.

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