How SFI Works With SAP

SFI uses system information about statuses, required maintenance and servicing, actual material consumption, and more to automatically trigger "events" or follow-on processes in your SAP system. Exchanging information in real time minimizes disruptions to production and drastically increases throughput and production capacity.

Advantages of SFI

  • Comparison and verification of planning in SAP® with the real world of the shop floor
  • Next step/evolution in the automation of processes in SAP® through vertical integration
  • "Add-in" directly integrated into SAP systems with standard processes
  • Greater sustainability by providing energy requirements (power, water, compressed air, etc.) to calculate CO2 footprints
  • Fast and simple rollout - initial pilot projects can be implemented in just two project weeks with minimal support from your internal IT team
  • Establishment of condition-based and predictive maintenance, which reduces maintenance costs and improves data quality for analyses and KPIs

The Future of Industry 4.0: Integration and Digitization of the Supply Chain

Supply Chain 4.0 is the next phase of Industry 4.0, where advanced analytics, automated decision-making, and the use of cloud-connected sensors come together to meet the new demands of a flexible and ever-changing market.

SFI is natively integrated in SAP® and is supplied with prepared information by ifm's moneo software in real time. Maintenance can automatically be alerted and the necessary orders or documents are generated in your SAP system. Maintenance is scheduled in good time and supplies are available just-in-time for a smooth production process.