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Purpose

In various industries, you can store batch-related information in different SAP systems and non-SAP systems. For example, a batch may be produced in one SAP ERP system and delivered to another SAP ERP system where the packaging and delivery take place. You use the Batch History application to get the complete batch history data, including the evolution of a batch, by considering all relevant batch-related object types (BRO types) maintained in different SAP and external systems, such as manufacturing execution systems (MES) data historians, where detailed production data is stored.

Implementation Considerations

You have installed the following:

      SAP ECC 6.0 EhP4

      SAP xApp Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence (SAP xMII) 12.0

Integration

The batch history function uses the component LO-BM-BIC and communicates with the following modules in the SAP systems:

      Production Planning (PP)

      Material Management (MM)

      Sales and Distribution (SD)

      Quality Management (QM)

      Logistics Execution (LE)

The batch history function enables communication with non-SAP systems to get batch-related information. An example that illustrates this communication is available on the SAP Developer Network (SDN). This example depicts how the SAP ERP system obtains batch information from an external non-SAP system using SAP xMII. You can use a similar methodology to obtain batch-related information from external systems.

Caution Caution

SAP delivers the example content for this Batch History function and the communication with SAP xMII in customizable templates posted to the SAP Developer Network (SDN). SAP does not provide support for this application; all risk is assumed by the customer. SAP is not liable for consequences of or damages resulting from the customer’s use of the application.

Features

You can use the batch history application to do the following:

      Activate the batch-related object types in SAP or non-SAP systems to update the index table.

      Select the relevant batch-related object types based on the user group.

      Restart the batch information cockpit for a required user group.

      Display the complete batch history data with options to sort by the creation or changed date.

      Store information relevant to all BRO types in an index.

      Carry out follow-up actions based on the displayed batch-related object types.

For example, for the Sales Order Batch Related Object Type, the follow-up actions are Display Sales Order, Display Customer Details, and Display Contact Person. Depending on your requirements, you can also add follow-up actions for each BRO type.

      Print the batch history.

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