The NLINK® MES to SAP® Solution is a pre-built out-of-the-box solution that integrates Manufacturing Execution System (MES) applications to SAP R/3 or SAP ECC systems. The SAP Certified NLINK MES to SAP Solution comes with a comprehensive list of pre-built SAP transactions and supports any MES that has a web services B2MML compliant API. The NLINK MES Solution provides freedom from being locked into predefined transactions that can not be changed.
THE MES to SAP INTEGRATION PROBLEM
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 difficult, intimidating, expensive and risky prospect. How do you do this without hiring expensive SAP consultants and without writing custom code or modifying your SAP system? Previous approaches have had at least the following significant drawbacks:
- They were not built upon open standards like ISA-95 / B2MML.
- They had to be implemented via custom coding.
- They were implemented as simplistic point-to-point interfaces.
- They were expensive to migrate when upgraded to support new releases of SAP R/3 and SAP ECC.
- They were not SAP certified.
- They required modification of the SAP System and ABAP programming.
THE MES to SAP INTEGRATION SOLUTION
The NLINK MES to SAP Solution provides a set of pre-built B2MML-based SAP interfaces to connect your MES to SAP. For a fixed price, we deploy the NLINK MES to SAP solution providing a real-time, bi-directional connectivity between your MES and your SAP system.
Closing the loop between enterprise and plant systems is an essential requirement in today’s competitive environment. The NLINK MES to SAP Solution allows companies to leverage our experience of connecting MESs to SAP while creating an environment to improve plant operations on a real-time basis. This is what enables true plant to enterprise transformation.
The NLINK MES to SAP Solution allows manufacturers to quickly and easily connect any MES that supports exchanging data using the ISA-95 / B2MML standard over a web services interface. Junot Systems has pre-built a set of SAP transactions built on B2MML and covering the functional requirements of SAP Production Management, SAP Asset Management, SAP Inventory Management and SAP Quality Data Management.
Simply select the B2MML interfaces that your project needs to support and let the NLINK MES to SAP Solution take care of communicating with SAP.
The NLINK MES to SAP Solution does not require SAP components such as NetWeaver, SAP MII or SAP PI (XI) to be present but will work well with them if they are.
Functional highlights of the delivered solution include:
Standards Based – The NLINK MES to SAP Solution is built upon the ISA-95 / B2MML standard. It comes with a rich set of pre-built SAP MES transactions that can be extended, modified and managed without writing any code.
No Coding – The NLINK MES to SAP Solution is a configuration-based system. No custom coding is required to deploy the NLINK MES to SAP Solution. Guaranteed.
Non-Invasive – Absolutely nothing is installed into the SAP landscape and no additional SAP components or modules are needed to make it work.
Comprehensive – The NLINK MES to SAP Solution supports all major versions of SAP R/3 and SAP ECC, from SAP R/3 3.1 all the way up to ECC 6.0. What’s more, the NLINK MES to SAP Solution is a supported product that will continue to evolve as you upgrade your SAP systems.
Extensible – The NLINK MES to SAP Solution comes with a variety of pre-built SAP interfaces but can easily and quickly be extended to support the specific needs of your Manufacturing environment.
The NLINK MES to SAP Solution provides enterprise level support including:
Store and Forward. MES transactions are critical but connectivity to the SAP system may not always be reliable. It’s our belief that any MES integration solution that does not provide built-in Store & Forward should not be deployed in a Manufacturing or process industry environment.
Transaction Scheduler. In addition to processing transactions in an event driven manner, transactions can also be batched or scheduled to be posted to the SAP system periodically.
Combination Transaction Support. Use transactions that meet the business need of the MES. One logical MES transaction can trigger multiple transactions in the SAP system.