Most production planning systems in the field of sales & operations planning (S&OP) and advanced planning & scheduling (APS) require separate data modelling beyond the existing ERP layer. This, indeed, results in some negative points: different interpretations and hence an increased susceptibility to errors caused by double data storage and inconsistent logics between the APS and the ERP. With a certified interface to the central SAP ERP system, ORSOFT can extract all relevant master and transaction data straight from SAP and use those data as the basis for planning.
The interface technology is independent of the functional layer of the ORSOFT products. Consequently, in the event of a potential change from SAP ECC to S/4, only the interface is exchanged and the ORSOFT products do not lose any functionalities. A changeover is done within 5-15 days and avoids a second IT project on a new ERP system.