The first step in implementing the SAP Digital Manufacturing Cloud is to set up the interfaces to integrate the system into the existing IT landscape. This way, master data (such as material, bill of materials, routings, work centers) and transaction data (such as production orders) can later be transferred from the ERP system to the DMC, as well as confirmation data (such as yield or scrap confirmations) from the DMC to the ERP system.
To enable this data exchange, the right interfaces must be set up. Here some already known terms from the SAP world appear, like RFC, IDOC, and BAPI. What is new now, however, is that the #DMC is hosted completely in the cloud as software-as-a-service; while the #ERP system runs on-premise in the TU Wien Pilot Factory Industry 4.0 SAP S/4HANA.
Therefore, to enable a secure connection to the #cloud, the installation of a new component, the SAP #cloudconnector, which serves as a reverse proxy, is necessary.
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