Batch Information Cockpit
The Batch Information Cockpit (BIC) represents a central switching point with wide-ranging options for analysis and control.
The BIC enables you to answer the following questions:
The BIC offers you the following control options:
The BIC is WebGui-enabled.
You do not have to separately validate the detail functions (Batch Master and Batch Where-Used List) that are called directly in the BIC, because they are identical to the standard transactions (MSC2N, MSC3N, MB56).
Several functions are integrated into the BIC:
You can use the BIC to
In the standard system, the Batch Information Cockpit is split into the following areas:
When you enter the Batch Information Cockpit function via Logistics ® Central Functions ® Batch Management ® Batch Information Cockpit, theSelection area with Selection Tab Titles and selection fields is displayed on the right-hand side of the screen.
The navigation area on the left-hand side of the screen is divided as follows:
ChooseUser Settings to change the sequence and layout of the areas according to your own requirements.
When you click on a batch in the navigation area or in the context menu, the system displays the detail area on the right-hand side of the screen. In the detail area, you can:
The selection screen is hidden.
For further information, refer to the sectionDetail Function.
Extensive Layout Options
In order that users with different fields of responsibility can comfortably use the BIC, the BIC offers extensive options for adjusting the screen construction according to the requirements of each individual user.
To ensure that each user only sees the data that are relevant for his or her situation, the BIC also offers extensive selection options.
For more information, seeUser Settings and Customizing for Batch Management under Tools -> Batch Information Cockpit -> Define User Group-Specific Selection.
The BIC also enables you to integrate customer-specific enhancements with regard to selections and follow-up actions for mass changes using Business Add-Ins – be it selecting batches from inspection lots in order to trigger subsequent checks, or changing the batch status of several batches that were determined with the aid of the batch where-used list.
For more information on the selection enhancements, see Customizing for Batch Management under Batch Information Cockpit -> Selection Enhancements.
For more information on the follow-up actions, see Customizing for Batch Management under Batch Information Cockpit -> Follow-Up Actions.