top MES

The Manufacturing Execution System from top flow for SAP ERP and SAP S/4HANA

Seamlessly integrable, certified by SAP and ready for Industry 4.0

Processes in production have been automated with increasing dynamics for decades. Under the slogan “Industry 4.0”, processes are now being digitised as comprehensively and end-to-end as possible. Machines and systems collect data via a large number of sensors, exchange them with each other or transfer them, for example, to downstream systems for evaluation. The Manufacturing Execution System (MES) is of particular importance here. An MES software establishes the connection between the technologies on the shop floor – via the PLC to the machines and systems – and the ERP system, thus ensuring the vertical integration of data between machine and ERP. In the coming years, MES will also contribute more and more to horizontal data integration by connecting different functional areas.

SAP Certified

This makes the Manufacturing Execution System the decisive data hub in networked production. For this reason alone, it is crucial for future-oriented companies to introduce a corresponding MES. Ideally, a new MES system is suitable for SAP or should fit the existing database based on SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA.

Manufacturing Execution System top MES combines typical functions

With top MES, we offer you a manufacturing execution system that provides all the functions that make up an MES, such as the Production data Collection (PDC) or the Machine Data Collection (MDC). The calculation of the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), a value added indicator, is part of top MES.

The advantages of top MES at a glance

  • Maps the situation on the shop floor in real time and thus ensures complete transparency
  • Provides key figures for performance on the shop floor – and in the desired granularity
  • Organises the data exchange between the shop floor and the commercial world in real time
  • Specifically complements SAP objects and functions
  • Avoids redundant data storage in two systems
  • Increases data quality
  • Is integrated directly into SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA without an interface
  • Is certified for SAP ERP 6.0 and SAP S/4HANA

top MES:
the Manufacturing Execution System for SAP-based solutions

The MES software from top flow can be seamlessly integrated into SAP ERP and SAP S/4HANA. This distinguishes our system from the classic solutions on the market. And this has a decisive advantage: as a Manufacturing Execution System, top MES is embedded directly in SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA and can, therefore, access the existing database bidirectionally. This means that data can be retrieved and stored there – in real time. They are thus not redundantly stored, which minimises the effort and increases the data quality. In addition, no interfaces have to be programmed and maintained. This also has a positive effect on the operational effort.

In addition, top MES is based on the objects and functionalities of SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA and expands them in a targeted manner. This is extremely convenient for users because it allows them to work in a familiar environment. The employees from the IT department benefit because they do not have to operate an additional system, but only use additional functions of a manufacturing execution system on the existing SAP basis. All in all, our MES software is SAP-compatible.

Standard functionalities of top MES

  • Collection of machine data and operating data
  • Integration of IoT-enabled assets
  • Transfer of data to downstream systems
  • Linking data from the shop floor with data from the ERP system
  • Visualisation of data to make the situation on the shop floor clear
  • Evaluation of data in real time, in order to actively point out the shortfall (or exceedance) of limit values or faults
  • Documentation of data for the realisation of track and trace
  • Consolidation of data into meaningful key figures

Production Data Collection

Machine Data Collection

Overall Equipment Effectiveness

Dashboarding and Reporting