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SAP Plant Connectivity: Harness the IIoT with manufacturing automation software

SAP Plant Connectivity: Harness the IIoT with manufacturing automation software

 

Connect your machines to enterprise systems and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – with SAP Plant Connectivity. The manufacturing automation software uses open platform communication (OPC) standards to help you transmit and enrich machine data across your equipment landscape. Increase the value of your production data – and build smarter products with smarter machines. 

 

Why SAP Plant Connectivity?

Because the manufacturing automation software offers fast data exchange between SAP systems and external sources such as PLC controls, plant historian systems, statistical process control (SPC) software, and more. Enrich your machine information through aggregation and metadata – and increase its value to your operations.

  • Deliver Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity to your business
  • Connect your machines to solutions such as SAP MII, manufacturing execution systems (MES), SAP EWM, and more
  • Use OPC standards to get near-real-time access to machine data and events – and consolidate data into context
  • Distribute manufacturing intelligence across your factory and enterprise with robust standards-based connectivity

Learn about SAP MII

Learn how SAP Plant Connectivity can simplify the lives of business users and IT staff:

Functional Capabilities
  • Machine and process integration
    Seamlessly connect your equipment to SAP MII, SAP ERP, SAP EWM, and MES solutions to take full advantage of IIoT and machine-to-machine (M2M) capabilities.
  • Event detection and notifications
    Monitor production data for sudden, undesired events such as rule violations or changes in measurement readings – then record and report them to a destination system.
  • Query process
    Query specific source system tags from a destination system such as SAP Manufacturing Execution and SAP EWM. This data can then be displayed on a dashboard.
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Technical Capabilities
  • Supports open integration standards, including OPC device connectivity for OPC DA, OPC UA, OPC A&E, and OPC HDA
  • Provides native connectivity for integration with a variety of process historians
  • Legacy connectivity for file and socket-based data sources
  • Utilizes standard database connectors such as ODBC and OLEDb Connectivity
  • Communicates with Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ) notification delivery management
  • Supports Web interface standards such as HTTP, REST, OData, Web Service, and HTML5 Web Socket connectivity to target systems
  • Enables remote configuration of SAP Plant Connectivity by SAP MII
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System requirements for
SAP Plant Connectivity

System and software requirements vary according to specific customer scenarios – please refer to the SAP Plant Connectivity 15.1 Product Availability Matrix for the latest information on updates and releases.
System Requirements Details
Operating systems
  • MS Windows Client 32-bit
  • MS Windows Client 64-bit
  • MS Windows for IA64
  • MS Windows for X86
  • MS Windows for X86_64

Licensing and purchasing options for
SAP Plant Connectivity

SAP Plant Connectivity is licensed for use with any SAP manufacturing product on a per plant basis:

  • SAP ERP
  • SAP EWM
  • SAP MII
  • SAP Manufacturing Execution

This product is deployed on-premise and does not require an installable license to use.

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Contact your local SAP account executive for additional licensing and purchasing options

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Consult Licensing SAP Software: A Guide for Buyers for general licensing information

Implementation

Ensure a successful implementation and maximize your ROI with information resources that support the different phases of SAP Plant Connectivity – from planning and installation to operation.

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Plan your installation

Refer to SAP Plant Connectivity Master Guide* for important information about installation and upgrade planning.

Download the software

Visit the SAP Support Portal* to download the SAP Agile Data Preparation software installation package.

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Need additional help with your implementation?
Contact SAP Digital Business Services or SAP Enterprise Support services

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Find an SAP partner to help with your implementation

Complete the installation steps

Refer to Master Guide: SAP Plant Connectivity 15.1* for a step-by-step overview of the installation process, including a list of required tools and associated documentation.

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Need additional help with your implementation?
Contact SAP Digital Business Services or SAP Enterprise Support services

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Find an SAP partner to help with your implementation

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Manage your SAP application

Refer to Application Operations Guide: SAP Plant Connectivity 15.1* to learn how to manage, maintain, and run your SAP applications at peak performance.

Ensure the security of SAP Plant Connectivity

Download the SAP Plant Connectivity Security Guide 15.1* for important information on ensuring the security of your software.

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Need additional help with your implementation?
Contact SAP Digital Business Services or SAP Enterprise Support services

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Find an SAP partner to help with your implementation

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Enhance your knowledge of SAP Manufacturing Execution

View the SAP Manufacturing Execution training and certification catalog of instructor-led courses and e-courses – and train when and where it’s convenient for you.

Stay up-to-date with our learning maps

Consultants, get role-specific learning maps with SAP implementation and operation information. These online knowledge products cover our latest products and upgrades.

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Need help planning your SAP education? Learn how our education consulting services from SAP can help

 

Upgrades

Plan and carry out a successful upgrade to the latest release of SAP Plant Connectivity – so you can take advantage of the new features and capabilities right away.

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Identify the upgrade paths

Download the Product Availability Matrix to review upgrade paths for SAP Plant Connectivity.

Download the matrix now

Identify dependencies

Use the Upgrade Dependency Analyzer to determine if your upgrade will have an impact on your other systems.

Access the analyzer

Plan your upgrade

The Upgrade Master Guide contains important information about SAP Plant Connectivity 15.1
upgrade planning.

Read the guide*

Size the implementation

Use the Web-based Quick Sizer tool to help you select an economically balanced system based on your requirements.

Open the Quick Sizer tool*

Plan landscape changes

The Landscape Planner lets you visualize your existing system landscape, simulate changes, and analyze the impact.

Use the planner*

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Complete the upgrade steps

Refer to the SAP Plant Connectivity Upgrade Master Guide for an overview of the upgrade process, including a list of required tools and associated documentation.

View the guide

Ask the community

Visit the SAP MII community for the latest technology news and updates. Ask questions, post comments, and discuss issues.

Visit the community

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Need additional help with your upgrade? Contact SAP Digital Business Services or SAP Enterprise Support services

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Find an SAP partner to help with your upgrade

Support

Get the support you need to keep SAP Plant Connectivity running at peak performance. Our experts can help you maximize the value of your software, take advantage of new business models and capabilities, and more.

Troubleshoot and Maintain

SAP Support Portal: Search our knowledge base, log incidents, obtain license keys, download software, and more.

SAP Product Documentation

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