Components of the Logistics Information System (LIS) and Structure of the Documentation 

This section gives you an overview of the components of the Logistics Information System and includes references to the corresponding documentation for each component. Information is provided on the documentation available for each component.

Information Systems in LIS

In the standard R/3 System, the Logistics Information System (LIS) includes the following information systems:

You can call up the following LIS information systems from the SAP Retail menu:

Documentation

For information about how to work with the information systems, see the section on information systems in the document LO - Logistics Information System in the general documentation.

You can find information about the specific features of the Retail Information System in the section on information systems in the SAP Retail documentation.

Early Warning System

The Early Warning System is integrated in all information systems. It is based on the key figures of the information systems and allows you to select specific data and check for weak areas in logistics. It enables you to search for exceptional situations and helps you to detect potential problems at an early stage.

Documentation

For information about the Early Warning System, see the section on the Early Warning System in the document LO - Logistics Information System in the general documentation.

Logistics Information Library

The Logistics Information Library is a further component of the Logistics Information System. It enables you to access key figures in LIS with the help of simple search strategies. The Logistics Information Library also allows you to catalog key figures easily.

Documentation

For information about the Logistics Information Library, see the section on the Logistics Information Library in the document LO - Logistics Information System in the general documentation.

Logistics Data Warehouse

The Logistics Data Warehouse can be found in Customizing and allows you to tailor the structure of the Logistics Information System to suit you own requirements. This tool enables you to customize the setup of the data basis for your Information System, define update rules for the data and generate standard analyses for evaluating the data.

Documentation

For information on this tool, see the Implementation Guide for the Logistics Information System under "Data basis" and "Updating".

Planning

The Logistics Information System allows you to both evaluate actual data and create planning data. The information systems provide easy-to-use planning functions as well as forecasting support. As of Release 3.0, the planning functionality available in the information systems and the functionality of the Sales and Operation Planning component (SOP) were combined and enhanced to form a central planning and forecasting tool.

Documentation

For information about planning, see document PP - Sales and Operation Planning in the general documentation.
For information about open-to-buy planning, see the section on the planning system in the SAP Retail documentation.

See also:

Flexible Planning System

General Documentation:

LO - Logistics Information System

PP - Sales and Operations Planning