Project objective "Concept document"

Together with Siemens Healthineers managers, io developed a concept document on how Shopfloor Systems with SAP Plant Connectivity (PCo) can be integrated into SAP Manufacturing Execution (ME). To this purpose, io examined specific measures for further improvements. The resulting concept is intended to serve as a blueprint for the future procedure for machine connectivity and integration.

Workshop-based methodology

To develop the target document, a number of workshops were held with different business areas in which various approaches were examined in order to collect and document experience from lighthouse projects and to derive both business issues and use cases from them. One example of such a use case is the approach for collecting data to ensure quality for data analysis.

A standardized and harmonized approach

Various results were derived from the analyses:

  • Creation of a blueprint "Machine connectivity with SAP MII, SAP PCo" including: identification of the current status, variants of use cases and technical implementation, architecture, standardization of systems / tag naming, information models and definitions / guidelines regarding IT security
  • Development of implementation recommendations including definition of realization options for the use cases, concrete scenarios and boundary conditions, description of recommended and alternative variants
  • For Kemnaths location: Design specification and start of an exemplary implementation as a demonstrator

The Blueprint is intended to enable Siemens Healthineers to drive forward further machine integration across all business units in a standardized and harmonized manner. The comprehensive collection of recommendations and best practices contains both technical and organizational suggestions, such as responsibilities and workflows as well as background knowledge. For example, approaches for ensuring the flow of information are presented in order to promote exchange within a community of experts.


Key Facts


Siemens Healthineers is a global player built on a history of innovation with a strong engineering heritage. In 1895, Siemens Healthineers created the company’s first medical X-ray device. Medical technology devices for imaging, diagnostics, and cancer therapy have been developed for more than 125 years.

Project tasks

  • Support in defining possible solutions for machine connectivity and shop floor systems
  • Concept Design for recommendations and best practices for machine connectivity and integration in the context of SAP ME, SAP MII & SAP PCo


  • Creation of a blueprint "Machine connectivity with SAP MII, SAP PCo" 
  • Development of implementation recommendations 
  • For Kemnaths location: Design specification

Pictures: ©Siemens Healthineers


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Alexander Böhm Member of the Management Board at io
Alexander Boehm
Member of the Management Board