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SAP CONNECTORS FOR MES

NLINK® MES TO SAP INTEGRATION SOLUTIONS

The NLINK MES to SAP Solution is a pre-built, out-of-the-box SAP integration that can connect any ISA95 / B2MML compliant Manufacturing Execution System (MES) to any version of SAP ECC or SAP S/4HANA. The NLINK MES to SAP Solution is a supported product that installs in minutes and requires absolutely no custom coding. Deployed worldwide for 25 years, NLINK’s SAP Certified Interfaces work with all major version of SAP and require no additional SAP components to be purchased or installed into the SAP landscape.

The NLINK MES to SAP Solution has been extensively and rigorously tested with all major releases of SAP R/3, SAP ECC and SAP S/4HANA and a host of commercially available Manufacturing Execution Systems (MESs), to provide unparalleled assurance that the NLINK MES to SAP Solution will work flawlessly in your enterprise environment.

ADVANCED MES TO SAP INTEGRATION

The NLINK® MES to SAP® Solution is a pre-built, out-of-the-box SAP integration solution that can connect any ISA95 / B2MML compliant Manufacturing Execution System (MES) to any version of SAP R/3, SAP ECC or SAP S/4HANA. The NLINK MES to SAP Solution comes with a wide variety of pre-built SAP transactions and is delivered as a fully supported product that installs in minutes and requires absolutely no custom coding. Deployed worldwide for almost 25 years, NLINK’s SAP Certified Interfaces work with all major version of SAP, require no additional SAP components to be purchased and nothing to be installed into the SAP landscape.

AUTOMATE

Deploy sophisticated real-time interfaces between your Manufacturing Execution Systems and SAP. Material master and Production Order downloads run on a scheduled basis. Finished Goods posting occur on manufacturing run completion. The result is an integrated, automated manufacturing process.

SIMPLIFY

No more pencil and paper. No more disjointed manufacturing process driven by a lack of technology and disconnected systems. Simplify the manufacturing process by deploying sophisticated real-time SAP interfaces that deliver the right information, to the right systems at the right time.

OPTIMIZE

Once your systems are connected in real-time and the manufacturing process is simplified, optimize the business process by adding additional systems, validation, business logic and filtering. Provide operators with mobile displays of actionable data to increase productivity.

NLINK MES TO SAP SOLUTION

Home grown and commercial Manufacturing Execution Systems (MESs) come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes and successfully connecting them to your SAP system can be a slow, difficult, intimidating, expensive and risky prospect. The out-of-the-box NLINK MES to SAP Solution solves the problem of connecting any Manufacturing Execution System to SAP without depending on Corporate IT, writing custom code or modifying your SAP system.

NLINK MES to SAP Solution

NLINK MES to SAP Solution

PRE-BUILT MES TO SAP TRANSACTIONS

OUT-OF-THE-BOX SAP MES TRANSACTIONS
The NLINK® MES to SAP Solution comes with a rich set of pre-built SAP Manufacturing-related transactions. Determining which of these transactions are the most appropriate for your particular situation depends on a number of factors, including your project’s functional requirements and which modules of SAP you use. The information presented here will help you make an informed decision.

  • Download Production Schedule from SAP
  • Upload Production Confirmation to SAP
  • Upload Production Consumption to SAP
  • Download Equipment List from SAP
  • Upload Equipment Runtime Data to SAP
  • Upload Maintenance Request to SAP
  • Download Maintenance Order from SAP
  • Download Maintenance Status from SAP
  • Download Material Master from SAP
  • Upload Inventory Level to SAP
  • Upload Batch Characteristics to SAP
  • Download Inspection Lot from SAP
  • Upload Inspection Point Results to SAP

SAP PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INTERFACES

Production Schedules
These interfaces work with the SAP PP or PP-PI modules, although one or the other is used for a given application. Both the PP module’s routing and BOM (Bill of Material) data as well as the PP-PI module’s control recipe data are mapped to the ISA-95/B2MML production schedule XML schema. This provides a single, standards-based, data format on the manufacturing system side of the interface.

Production Management

SAP ASSET MANAGEMENT INTERFACES

The SAP PM module contains the master list of equipment to be tracked for maintenance purposes. A subset of the master list is downloaded by the MES upon demand. The scope of the equipment list subset is determined by the equipment types to be included.

Equipment (asset) performance data will be accumulated by the MES for defined equipment and periodically uploaded to the SAP PM module. The MES uses the downloaded equipment list to determine the equipment to accumulate data for.

The MES can send a request for maintenance on a piece of equipment to the SAP PM module which creates a maintenance notification. SAP PM module end users can then authorize the maintenance thereby creating a work order or deny the request thereby causing the notification to be closed.

SAP sends maintenance work order data to the MES when there is a change in a work order’s status.

SAP sends information about completed maintenance notifications when work orders are closed out in the SAP PM module.

SAP INVENTORY MANAGEMENT INTERFACES

Material master data is downloaded to the MES to allow the manufacturing system to include information such as costs in real-time displays. The material master download messages are initiated by the SAP system and can be received at any time.

The MES can send periodic spot inventory levels or updates when inventory status (e.g. location, amount, lot ID) has changed to the SAP MM on an hourly or daily basis.

When material is batch managed in an SAP system it is often necessary for the MES system to send the MM module batch characteristic data (e.g., expiration date, operating temperature range) for material lots and to associate this data with a batch ID.

SAP QUALITY DATA MANAGEMENT INTERFACES

The MES receives SAP QM module inspection lot messages. The messages contain lists of lot IDs that require inspections along with the inspection data requirements for each lot.

Using the inspection lot information downloaded from the SAP QM module, the MES can send quality test result data for specific lots to the QM module.

SAP MES PRESENTATION VIDEOS


SAP B2MML MATERIAL INFORMATION SCHEMA

This video presents a quick look at mapping a B2MML document to SAP data. In this case, we were asked to gather some information from the SAP Material Master and pass it out to an XML file using the B2MML Material Information schema.


SAP B2MML PRODUCTION SCHEDULE SCHEMA

This video presents a quick look at mapping a B2MML document to SAP data. In this case, we were asked to gather some information from the SAP Production Planning & Control system and pass it out to an XML file using the B2MML Production Schedule schema.

NLINK MES TO SAP SOLUTION FUNCTIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

Functional highlights of the delivered solution include:

NO CODING

Custom coding does not belong on the Manufacturing Plant Floor! The NLINK MES to SAP Solution is a configuration-based system with absolutely no custom coding required.

ZERO FOOTPRINT

The NLINK MES to SAP Solution does not require anything to be installed into the SAP Landscape.

OUT OF THE BOX

The NLINK MES to SAP Solution comes with a number of pre-built, out of the box transaction sets. Click here for more details and information.

EASILY EXTENSIBLE

Any of the pre-built, out of the box transaction sets can be modified to suit a particular business process. New SAP interfaces can be created quickly and easily through configuration.

RAPID DEPLOYMENT

The NLINK MES to SAP Solution can be installed and deployed in minutes. Once the first manufacturing site is operational rolling out additional sites requires moving a single file.

The NLINK MES to SAP Solution provides enterprise level support including:

STORE & FORWARD

When SAP is not available, the NLINK MES to SAP Solution spools transactional data and stores it locally. When SAP comes back up, data is posted to SAP in a FIFO fashion, once and once only.

LAYERED SECURITY

Enterprise Security is built into the NLINK MES to SAP Solution. Connect securely to the MES with HTTPs and connect to SAP using the same secure protocols that SAP users already use. Layer additional security as needed.

SAP CERTIFIED

The NLINK Product Suite is SAP Certified for S/4HANA and has been continuously SAP Certified since 1999. Previous SAP Certifications include Powered by SAP NetWeaver and CA-ALE.

SUPPORTED

The NLINK MES to SAP Solution has built-in E-mail Alerts, Audit Logs, Trace Files and an IT Administrator’s Management console to conveniently manage and monitor the deployed interfaces.

VIDEO
PRESENTATIONS

There`s really only so much information you can absorb by reading about an enterprise software product like the NLINK Product Suite. At some point you need to see the software in action and that`s what the NLINK Product Suite Video Presentations are all about.

PRODUCT
DEMO

If you have already seen the Video Presentations and reviewed the Technical White Papers and would like to learn more by scheduling a WebEx demonstration of the NLINK Product Suite, please click here.

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