Flexible ERP Interface

Direct integration of Hänel systems in various ERP solutions

Hänel attaches great importance to enabling the storage lifts to interface directly with customer ERP software. For many years, Hänel’s MP 100 D, MP 12 N-HostData and MP 14 N HostData control systems have been supporting data exchange without the need for additional middleware. An FTP server, a Windows drive release or a web service interface is all that is required for data exchange between the Hänel controller and the customer’s ERP system.

The multifunctional controller from Hänel
The new-generation Hänel controllers can be used as operator terminals for various ERP systems. Synchronization problems, such as duplication of stored data, are thus avoided. All ERP user dialogs are displayed directly on the touch screen of the Hänel control unit. Data entries are booked in the ERP system in real time – then the storage system is actuated. The booking is executed directly in the ERP server. There is no data buffering or data conversion in the control system. This means that the storage overview and inventory status control are always updated – worldwide, regardless of the client used. Thus Hänel storage systems can be integrated in nearly every kind of ERP environment. Thanks to its close cooperation with prismat, a leading provider of SAP logistics solutions, Hänel was able to realize the middlewarefree link joining the Hänel controller and an SAP warehouse management system. The individual programming and configuration in the SAP environment can be done by our cooperation partner prismat or by customers themselves (see on the right). The user interface can be adjusted on the control unit according to specific individual needs. A large number of installations have already proven their worth in real-world environments. With the wide range of connectivity options offered by Hänel, it has been possible to set up installations having ERP systems from SAP, Navision, proAlpha®, Sage, PSI Penta, INFOR, ABAS, Epicor, Maximo and many others – with great success.