SAP ME / MII on HANA, Integration with S/4HANA
Since the general availability of SAP ME Release 15.1 (Q1 2016), the SAP HANA database can also be used for the MES solutions from SAP. The significantly higher performance and lower memory requirements allow further simplification of the system architecture of SAP ME. Now SAP ME ODS and WIP are combined and consolidated on HANA.
Through direct use of special HANA functions, further "real-time analytics" are possible. "High Speed Real Time Analytics" – also with the use of SAP MII SSCE – allow new insights into the production through immediately available trends and forecasts and thus the immediate initiation of preventive measures.
These new features, using HANA technology in SAP MES, already allow full exploitation of the current enhancement capabilities of this new technology at the operational level – even before at ERP level the migration to S/4HANA took place.
In addition, of course, the process integration SAP ME / SAP MII with S/4HANA is still an essential component of the SAP solutions. The process consistency ERP-MES has thus also been developed and tested for S/4HANA in the same way as ECC end-to-end.
This allows in a simple way the decoupling of the release strategy ERP and MES, since the integration of existing SAP ME systems at S/4HANA is possible.