SAP announced that seven out of 10 U.S. consumers purchase fashion products online but miss some of the experiences traditional brick-and-mortar retailers provide, such as fitting rooms. These are some of the findings of SAP’s recent Consumer Propensity Study that polled 1,000 American consumers about their attitudes toward online shopping experiences. “The survey indicates that shoppers like the convenience of online shopping, but higher than expected shipping costs or a clunky return process quickly changes…

The move bolsters SAP’s effort to make 3D printing and on-demand manufacturing an integral part of the digital manufacturing landscape. The SAP Distributed Manufacturing early access program intends to provide discrete manufacturers, industrial 3D printing companies and service providers, materials providers, postal companies and global logistics networks with standard and scalable business processes for digitizing, approving, certifying and manufacturing digital parts in an end-to-end digital manufacturing process. The program is part of the SAP Leonardo…