SAP MII Deployment

There are lots of ways when deployment for SAP MII. So we will tackle what are those ways to deploy and also the information about SAP MII.

What Is SAP MII?

SAP MII (Manufacturing Intelligence) is a business intelligence solution for manufacturing businesses. This solution allows using the data generated by the manufacturing devices and systems.

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Then analyzing and process this information to make recommendations. It is to take action and optimize the performance of the system. 

SAP MII is designed for manufacturers of various sizes from small companies to large-scale businesses.

How Is The Deployment Of SAP MII?

The deployment of SAP MII is done in two ways. The first one is a pre-built system, and the second one is a custom-built system. You will learn both of them in this section.

Pre-Built System:

In this system, SAP MII is installed on hardware that is already deployed by the system administrator. This hardware consists of an operating system that can run the SAP MII application, and the database systems required to store the data. 

So this system can be installed on a single machine or multiple machines. The hardware can be a PC or a server. 

Custom-Built System:

In this system, SAP MII is installed on dedicated hardware. That is, the hardware purchased for the SAP MII deployment. In this case, the operating system and database are already installed there. 

The hardware can be a PC or a server. When the SAP MII is installed on multiple machines, the database system has to be set up on a separate database server. 

The operating system and database system together are called the database server.

SAP MII Deployment Advantages

SAP MII allows you to do the following:

  • Generate reports regarding production processes, equipment utilization, product quality, etc. This can be done via a variety of reports (like tables or charts), which are displayed in an SAP MII analytical report editor. 

You can create new reports or modify existing ones.

  • Perform statistical analysis of the production data. SAP MII has two functions that are especially important here: data mining and business intelligence functions. 

Data mining is used to analyze historical production data (e.g., build a model that predicts how many products will be produced per day). The business intelligence functions include a variety of analyses (such as correlations between production data elements). 

For example, you can use them to determine what factors affect product quality. Or what impact does the purchase of additional equipment have on production costs?

  • Integrate SAP MII with other enterprise applications (such as ERP) so that you can view more complex events in context with other related events. For example, you can create a process flow chart in ERP showing how a certain order was processed through your ERP application.

Then view the same process flow in an SAP MII report showing which machines were responsible for producing which parts of an order. In addition, you can use SAP MII to generate reports that compare data from different sources (e.g., production data from your ERP system and sales data from CRM).