The setup of your new MES system itself is no challenge anymore if you are using the SAP Digital Manufacturing Cloud! ☁️🦾
What sometimes causes our customers a bit of a headache – especially when done for the first time – is the integration from the DMC with the S4/HANA on-premise ERP system. Since we have gained a lot of hands-on experience, luckily we can support you with advice and action 😎
To connect your on-premise S4/HANA system with your DMC two components are needed:
✅ Cloud Connector: is a local installation, which connects the on-premise world with the universe in the cloud.
✅ Cloud Integration: is a cloud-based component, which takes over the translation between ERP and the DMC.
While in traditional on-premise environments – also in the MES area – three-tier landscapes were used, the DMC offers the possibility to remove complexity from this setup 🛠
How can this be achieved?💡
The functionality ’Plant Value Mapping’ on the Cloud Integration enables you to connect a plant from your S4 development system (e.g. plant ‘1010’) and the same plant from your quality system (also ‘1010’) with only one DMC instance. They can be mapped to a DMC-plant ‘101A’ and ‘101B’ respectively.
What does this mean for our Pilot Factory conversion? 🧐
We have connected two S4/HANA on-premise systems with the same plant with only one DMC system with different plants. This enables us to use only one instance of the DMC for development and showcases simultaneously.
Did we spark your interest in the simplified landscape? Let us know! 😉