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SAP ME & MII - Some basic questions


I'm trying to learn SAP Manufacturing and I'm looking into SAP products: MII & ME.

I have some basic questions that maybe some of you can answer or address to an SAP official documentation.

  • SAP ME 6.x comes with SAP MII 12.0 component. Is there any need to install SAP MII as an external system in a single plant scenario? Why?
  • Is MII capable of historical data analysis? Does it have its own database to store collected data or it have to be performed only ​by SAP ME/ERP?
  • Can MII perform predictive analysis in order to prevent for instance plant failure or stock monitoring?
  • Which is the trade off based on your experience between performance and data volume in a real time scenario?
  • MII is specifically designed for Integration with shop floor. What are the main advantages of using MII instead of PI? (i.e. performances, low TCD/TCO, real time monitoring)

I have already some answers on these questions but I want to have a valuable feedback from the community based on your experience with the two products.

Thanks a lot


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    Nov 26, 2013 at 08:47 PM

    Hi Ivan,

    As concerns your questions about ME, please check this document - it should give you the overview of how ME uses MII for integration with ERP.

    And a link to online help on ERP-to-ME Integration.

    As to your question about trade off, it sounds like a sizing task. Please search through SCN and SAP Notes - I have a filling like someone posted some document on MII sizing there. SAP ME sizing is described in SAP Note 1406846.



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