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Too many plants for One site

Hi.I'm Mr.Kim working for Lotte Chilsung ERP installment project at Seoul,Korea.

The project is kind a huge one that covers 7 company codes.

And 7 company codes are assigned to one controlling area.

My concern is related to plant.

Out of 7 company codes,one company have 7 productive plants and over 100 sales plants.

Totally about 200 plants will be created in one controlling area.

We are afraid that system can't afford to manage about 200 plants when we run actual costing.

(We are using Material Ledger)

What do u think about this?

We can't find any reference site that have many plants like this.

Write me back soon.




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    Posted on Jul 08, 2010 at 08:43 AM


    As per your query you can open so many plants in under one roof and mentioned A001,B001 like to identify by lication wise.

    I think you want somthing else in this metter, if yes pls reply.


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      Thanks for answering.

      Actually I concern about system performance and utilization.

      I've never run actual costing for over hundres of plans at the same time.

      That is...if it's not ok to run 200 plant under one controlling area,we have to find other way to do closing.



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    Posted on Jul 09, 2010 at 04:10 AM

    Mr. Kim,

    SAP is designed to be extendable. There are sites that run 100s of plants without performance issues.

    Performance is dependent in part upon hardware. Many OS's nowadays can be configured to add CPUs, memory, and disk space, as needed, dynamically. In addition, SAP is designed to be able to run on multiple servers, which can be configured to automatically balance the loads when usage increases. Talk to your Basis and DBA folks.

    My opinion is that you should get a hardware consultant to help you work out the hardware requirements. SAP has some software tools to give you some ideas. Look at the SAP quicksizer tool for a start Also, as you configure your solution, you should also include stress testing as part of the project, to get an idea how your solution will run when it is moved to the prod system.

    I don't like to back off of a software solution if I believe it is the right one. However, you owe it to the client to make him understand what his costs will be. He needs to understand that if he requires a complex solution, he may have to cough up some extra money for more iron. If you need more, the earlier you can warn him the better.



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