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In Store Food Production (ISFP) or In Store Fresh Item Management (FIM)

In-Store Food Production systems (ISFP systems) are 3rd Party solutions which offer comprehensive management of the fresh department's data and the tools to improve productivity, reduce shrinkage, and increase profitability. In-Store Food Production provides scale management, management of the fresh department inventory including perpetual inventory, shrinkage management tools, item forecasting and replenishment, recipe management, in-store production planning, support for meat cutting and markdown management.
Thus ISFP systems manage the full life cycle of fresh items in a store (including primals and ingredients as well as saleable products) across all fresh departments from the time of receipt of primals and ingredients through in-store production (for example, construction corresponding to recipes or deconstruction corresponding to cutting schemas) up to the provision of saleable products.
Basically, ISFP systems possess own user interfaces (for example, recipe management). As the functionality is precisely adjusted to core processes, ISFP systems depend on a leading system and must be supplied with master data and goods movement data.

Getting Started with In Store Food Production

The In-Store Food Production Integration scenario enables retailers to connect 3rd party ISFP systems to ERP systems easily and to exchange the required master- and transactional data. The functionalities and strengths of ISFP systems and ERP systems are combined, and business processes representative of fresh item departments can be supported as much as possible. Please refer to the Integration Scenario description of the Connectivity Kit to obtain more information.

The Data exchange between the ERP and the 3rd party ISFP system is based on enterprise services via XI/PI. All involved enterprise services are described within the integration overview of the Connectivity Kit. The main entry pages of mentioned links on this page as well as a general description within the enterprise service Wiki can be found under the following links:

  • Enterprise Service Wiki is available - The In Store Food Production Enterprise Service Wiki describes the Enterprise Services (ES) bundle which is a collection of enterprise services that can be used to extend the functionality of SAP ERP 6.0. This ES is made available as part of the Enhancement Packages - Ehp3 and Ehp4 - for SAP ERP 6.0, and provides a set of enterprise services along with documentation of how to extend and reconfigure processes in the business scenario " In Store Food Production".
    Note: Each ES bundle includes explanations of the relevant processes, business scenario, and roles involved along with descriptions of business objects and tips about how to put the services to work. Follow this link for more information about Enterprise Service Wiki's.
  • Connectivity Kit for the Integration Scenario "In-Store Food Production" is available - Connectivity kits provide customers with all the necessary information to achieve an end-to-end business scenario integration. Thus they support intra- as well as inter-company communication. The integration scenario In-Store Food Production Integration is based on SAP ERP using enterprise services. It relies on the technology platform SAP NetWeaver. The connectivity kit for integration scenario ISFP Integration for customers contains descriptive content and relates this to the necessary functional content.

How to Implement and Release-Specific Information

To find a detailed Guide for Installation and release specific information please refer to the Implementation Guide.