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SAP-Solution: MES

MES, Manufacturing Execution System, is a collective term for the direct automation of manufacturing. MES is also referred to as production control system and is used for production planning. Related terms are CIM, Industry 4.0 and IIoT.

In times of international crises and wars, it is more important than ever for companies to secure their value creation. To achieve this, all supply chains must be organized as flexibly and resiliently as possible. The foundation for this is valid data.
Financial data is among the best-maintained data–at least one annual financial statement is the standard in companies, and most even have a well-developed financial reporting system. Nevertheless, many companies are missing out on an important opportunity!
There is still a lot of potential for digital process support. The company Deutz in Cologne, Germany, uses a mobile and lean application to drastically simplify and speed up processes.
The connection of heterogeneous machines and the semantic processing of data are essential prerequisites for the successful operation of both ERP and MES solutions such as SAP Digital Manufacturing.
The SAP user group DSAG has achieved that SAP extends the maintenance for the manufacturing solutions Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence (MII) until the end of 2030.
SAP offers a comprehensive solution portfolio for digital manufacturing with the Digital Manufacturing Cloud at its core. To be able to view all production data centrally and control the associated processes accordingly, companies should also use a central IIoT solution such as Synsights.
Fast, cost-effective entry into digital manufacturing and complete traceability are business-critical for medium-sized manufacturers. A lean MES with UX design that users can configure themselves makes this possible.
A uniform IT infrastructure and the switch to S/4 form the basis for the companies of Blanc und Fischer Familienholding to more closely interlink products and services and thus offer new, integrated solutions around the kitchen living space.
SAP CEO Christian Klein sees extensive opportunities in the current challenges in global supply chains and logistics: "Indeed, SAP has excellent software offerings and business processes for global goods distribution and production.
Interview: Open and flexible: The Forcam solution ideally complements the SAP world: Uncertainty in the markets, potential through IT platforms, the importance of partner marketplaces and why machines could also tweet - a conversation with Oliver Hoffmann, Co-CEO at Forcam and responsible for global sales.
Where until recently processes and technologies were considered separately, the focus at Hannover Messe 2020 will be on a holistic presentation of processes and solutions.
Companies that use SAP ERP or S/4 Hana often struggle with process gaps in the SAP standard. Innovative IT solutions provide a remedy here.

Working on the SAP basis is crucial for successful S/4 conversion. 

This gives the Competence Center strategic importance for existing SAP customers. Regardless of the S/4 Hana operating model, topics such as Automation, Monitoring, Security, Application Lifecycle Management and Data Management the basis for S/4 operations.

For the second time, E3 magazine is organizing a summit for the SAP community in Salzburg to provide comprehensive information on all aspects of S/4 Hana groundwork. All information about the event can be found here:

SAP Competence Center Summit 2024


Event Room, FourSide Hotel Salzburg,
At the exhibition center 2,
A-5020 Salzburg

Event date

June 5 and 6, 2024

Regular ticket:

€ 590 excl. VAT


Event Room, Hotel Hilton Heidelberg,
Kurfürstenanlage 1,
69115 Heidelberg

Event date

28 and 29 February 2024


Regular ticket
EUR 590 excl. VAT
The organizer is the E3 magazine of the publishing house AG. The presentations will be accompanied by an exhibition of selected SAP partners. The ticket price includes the attendance of all lectures of the Steampunk and BTP Summit 2024, the visit of the exhibition area, the participation in the evening event as well as the catering during the official program. The lecture program and the list of exhibitors and sponsors (SAP partners) will be published on this website in due time.