SAP Manufacturing Execution for the Factory Floor
Pradip Ray | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 25, 2019

SAP Manufacturing Execution for the Factory Floor

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SAP Manufacturing Execution

SAP Manufacturing Execution system fills up the gap between the process, documentation, data collection, in-process inspection and enterprise information requirement. It is used across the production plant. All the manufacturing facility members and the quality inspection specialists use this application for their day to day work. Implementation of this solution made the production house paperless other than the labeling. Handwritten documents are now unavailable on the floor. Also, now the floor has space to save information which is not needed for the enterprise system.
Production lines are well mapped in SAP ME. This makes easy product flow on the shop floor, the user does not need to know what to run what not. The system ensures they use the most appropriate component at the most appropriate operation for a particular product.
  • Visual routing ensures the production line layout is as appropriate as shown on the application.
  • Production house needs a lot of data to do an in-process inspection of the product. ERP might not need that. SAP ME provides that place to do every data collection.
  • Nonconformance functionality ensures when needed the product goes to the appropriate station to get repaired. Also, data collection can raise NC and can move the product to a particular station to get an issue corrected.
  • All the information is well integrated with SAP ERP and makes SAP ME more valuable for the organization.
  • SAP MII also comes along with SAP ME helps to get the application well integrated with the shop floor equipment.
  • ODS or the BI part of the ME needed more improvement.
  • The archiving job needs to be more robust.
  • Database indexes need to me more analyzed and setup as per the organization requirement.
  • SAP MII UI integration plugin to be developed for increased usability of this application.
  • Production house is more efficient now.
  • Less paperwork improved means less unproductive work on the shop floor.
  • Regulatory audits are more efficient.
There was no product evaluated before using SAP ME. This replaced the custom homegrown MES system. The custom MES system had a lot of issues with the integration with SAP ERP. While evaluating the situation, SAP MII was the initial tool used to create the integration of the custom MES. We later found the fully functional tool SAP ME off the shelf had several functionalities out of the box.
SAP Manufacturing Execution is suitable for desecrate manufacturing. For the complex routing of the product, this software ensures users do not by mistake start executing the wrong steps. This is the best tool to track and work on nonconformance and rework scenarios. This is most suitable when the landscape has SAP ERP in place.

SAP Manufacturing Execution Feature Ratings

Accounts payable
Not Rated
Accounts receivable
Not Rated
Global Financial Support
Not Rated
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Not Rated
Intercompany Accounting
Not Rated
Localizations
Not Rated
Journals and Reconciliations
Not Rated
Enterprise Accounting
Not Rated
Configurable Accounting
Not Rated
Centralized Rules Framework
Not Rated
Standardized Processes
Not Rated
Automated Invoice Processing
Not Rated
Shared Services Payments
Not Rated
Billings Management
Not Rated
Customer Receipt Applications
Not Rated
Customer Collections
Not Rated
Revenue Recognition
Not Rated
Cash Management
Not Rated
Asset Management
Not Rated
Travel & Expense Management
Not Rated
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Not Rated
Period Close
Not Rated
Transactions Tax
Not Rated
Subledger Reconciliations
Not Rated
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Not Rated
Inventory tracking
10
Automatic reordering
10
Location management
10
Manufacturing module
10
Pricing
Not Rated
Order entry
Not Rated
Credit card processing
Not Rated
Cost of goods sold
Not Rated
Order Orchestration
Not Rated
End-to-end order visibility
Not Rated
Order exception Resolution
Not Rated
Pay calculation
Not Rated
Benefit plan administration
Not Rated
Direct deposit files
Not Rated
Salary revision and increment management
Not Rated
Reimbursement management
Not Rated
Dashboards
7
Standard reports
9
Custom reports
10
API for custom integration
10
Plug-ins
10
Role-based user permissions
10
Single sign-on capability
10
Award Lifecycle Management
Not Rated
Spending Control
Not Rated
Indirect Cost Management
Not Rated
Billing
Not Rated
Budgeting and Forecasting
Not Rated
Project Costing
Not Rated
Cost Capture
Not Rated
Capital Project Management
Not Rated
Customer Invoicing
Not Rated
Customer Contract Compliance
Not Rated
Project Revenue Recognition
Not Rated
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Not Rated
Project Financials Dashboard
Not Rated
Real-time Financial Reporting
Not Rated
Embedded Business Intelligence
Not Rated
Project Planning Collaboration
Not Rated
Project Planning and Scheduling
Not Rated
Project Manager Dashboard
Not Rated
Resource Manager Dashboard
Not Rated
Task Insight for Project Managers
Not Rated
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
Not Rated
Team Member Task Collaboration
Not Rated
Team Member Mobile Functionality
Not Rated
Project Candidate Search
Not Rated
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
Not Rated
Defineable Resource Pools
Not Rated
Defineable Resource Pools
Not Rated
Talent Profiles
Not Rated
Real-Time Project Reporting
Not Rated
Absence Management
Not Rated
Product Lifecycle Management
Not Rated
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Not Rated
Sourcing Analysis
Not Rated
Bids Analyzed and Compared
Not Rated
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
Not Rated
Contract Authoring
Not Rated
Contract Compliance Management
Not Rated
Contract History
Not Rated
Contract Renewal Automation
Not Rated
Contract Repository
Not Rated
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
Not Rated
Electronic Signatures
Not Rated
Invoice Automated Matching
Not Rated
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
Not Rated
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Not Rated
Spend Compliance Management
Not Rated
Supplier Assessment
Not Rated
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
Not Rated
Supplier Management
Not Rated
Supplier Portal
Not Rated
Risk Repository
Not Rated
Control Management
Not Rated
Control Mapping
Not Rated
Control Efficiency Assessments
Not Rated
Automated Control Assessments
Not Rated
Assessment Capture
Not Rated
Issue Detection
Not Rated
Automatic Notification
Not Rated
Remediation and Certification
Not Rated
Transportation Planning and Optimization
Not Rated
Transportation Sourcing Management
Not Rated
Transportation Process Integration
Not Rated
Transportation Execution Management
Not Rated
Freight Payment Automation
Not Rated
Trade Management
Not Rated
Trade Regulatory Compliance Management
Not Rated
Customs Entry Management
Not Rated
Customs Document Management
Not Rated
Customs Document Collaboration
Not Rated
Fulfillment Management
Not Rated
Inventory Visibility
Not Rated
Warehouse Workforce Management
Not Rated
Production Process Design
10
Production Management
10
Configuration Management
10
Work Definition
10
Work Execution
10
Advanced Fulfillment
10
Forecasting
Not Rated
Inventory Planning
Not Rated
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
Not Rated
Performance Monitoring
Not Rated
Ideation Management
Not Rated
Requirements Management
Not Rated
Proposal Management
Not Rated
Innovation Portfolio Management
Not Rated
Product Master Data Management
Not Rated
Vendor Portal
Not Rated
Project Portfolio Management
Not Rated