ORSOFT capacity maintenance is an SAP ERP / SAP S/4HANA Add-On standard software package for master data maintenance of resources and work centers. The software can be implemented and run as part of an already installed ORSOFT product family solution or as a standalone.
The solution can be used as an expansion to ORSOFT Manufacturing Workbench or ORSOFT Enterprise Workbench, for example in planning simulations by simulating changes in the capacity offer without adjusting master data in SAP ERP and SAP S/4HANA.
As a stand-alone component, ORSOFT capacity maintenance brings advantages in handling and time expenditure by the capacity maintenance of work centers and resources – comparing them to the provided SAP transactions CR12 and CR02 – through, among other things:
- A simple and intuitive operating concept
- Excellent overviews and different types of visualization
- Simple implementation of collective revisions
- Deep integration in SAP ERP / SAP S/4HANA by means of a standard interface
The solution can bring a savings effect in capacity maintenance, especially when strong demand fluctuation requires constant management of available capacity, so that capacity should be seen not as master data, but as transaction data. This is the case in the following examples:
- For automobile suppliers, who also have Just-in-Time specifications to fulfill and for whom temporary work comes into effect to a large extent.
- For operations manufacturing on lines consisting of many individual machines. The number of individual machine capacities is relevant here.
- For operations utilizing machines which employ special personnel qualifications, such that a shortage of personnel concurrently means the lack of a machine.
- For personnel deployment planning, if personnel are depicted through work centers / resources. Personnel attendance and absences are then often stored as predefined shift programs.
- For companies using the SAP graphical planning board.
- For companies using SAP APO (component of SAP SCM), especially the module PP / DS, who are practically forced to accurately model available capacities.