TEST EQUIPMENT MANAGEMENT

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SAP Quality Management

TEST EQUIPMENT MANAGEMENT WITH SAP QM


You can use the functionality offered by the SAP Test Equipment Management component for integrated equipment data management, inspection planning and scheduling, and equipment calibration test execution.

Tightly integrated with SAP, Test Equipment Management is a prerequisite for the objective evaluation of your measurement results in QM, whilst underpinning the reliability of the decisions taken as a result.

  • Items of test equipment need to be uniquely labelled and their movements need to be traceable.
  • The requirements for test equipment must be defined to match the equipment tasks.
  • Test equipment must be routinely inspected, calibrated and adjusted to ensure that it can fulfil its requirements.
  • The handling of test equipment must not adversely influence its performance.


Features offered by SAP Test Equipment Management:

  • Automated recording of calibration and measurement results via the QM-IDI interface
  • Management of externally calibrated test equipment via inspection planning connectivity for subcontractors
  • Time- or performance-dependent calibration intervals if equipment is subject to high levels of wear
  • A clearly structured, automatically generated maintenance history
  • Flexible management of individual items of test equipment to meet specific needs while remaining standards-compliant
  • Direct, system-driven execution of calibration and measuring equipment capability analysis
  • Interaction with company inspection planning and factory standards
  • A reliable supply of appropriate test equipment with assured, documented capability and an appropriate service life


DHC CONSULTING SERVICES FOR TEST EQUIPMENT MANAGEMENT

Consulting

Investment decision: is SAP Test Equipment Management right for you?

Our team helps you to make your investment decision, working with you to draw up your target parameters, cost/benefit criteria, potential improvements, and opportunities and risks. The aim here is to create a decision document (readiness statement) as well as recommendations for the next steps you need to take.

Navigate to your goals:

In a Scoping workshop (also separately bookable), we take a high-level view of your company and work with you to analyse your test equipment management requirements and potential approaches to a successful implementation. Possible topics here include the integration of external calibrations, the creation of audit trails and electronic signatures (as required), automated or mobile results recording, individual best practices for individual items of test equipment and their mapping into the system, form layouts, and any other functions as required. We identify the work packages that are to be completed and prepare an initial budget estimate.

Make the right decision for your requirements:

We compare your requirements with the functional and technical options offered by SAP Test Equipment Management, and assess the degree of fulfilment that this provides for the costs and implementation effort incurred. We also provide you with support for any development work necessary, including the corresponding budget estimate.

We work with you to compare the pros and cons of SAP Test Equipment Management with third-party software, estimate the corresponding costs and identify the next steps for the successful rollout of your factory-specific Test Equipment Management.

Implementation

DHC provides you with support for introducing the following processes and functions:

  • Management of test equipment master data
  • Individual definition of the master data used via Customising settings
  • Classification of test equipment and serial number management
  • Test equipment inspection planning
  • Creation of inspection plans – either universal or test equipment-specific
  • Definition of order types for test equipment inspections and calibrations
  • Conceptual design of simple or complex inspection cycles or strategies, both time- and performance-dependent
  • System driven deadline monitoring for test equipment inspections
  • Designing automated deadline monitoring
  • Individual order creation for unplanned inspections and inspection order creation
  • Design and implementation of calibration inspections and their documentation
  • Recording of measurement calibration results with digital signatures and an audit trail (see also: SAP Audit Management)
  • Automated results recording via the QM-IDI interface
  • Mobile results recording
  • Programming of additional functions
  • Programming of additional data fields
  • Any modifications to forms as required
Services & Support

Even after your SAP QM system goes live, we can provide you with second- and third-level support services as required. Regardless of whether you need remote service provision or direct, on-site support, our SAP QM specialists offer a mobile and flexible service. Our wealth of experience means we are familiar with the key questions asked by your users and can guarantee prompt support into the long term.

WHY CHOOSE DHC?

Use our experience as specialists for Test Equipment Management with SAP:

  • An experienced team for the provisioning and set up of SAP Test Equipment Management
  • Individual planning for mapping your factory-specific test equipment management system to SAP
  • Experience with business in a regulated environment and VDA 5 inspection process suitability
Germany
Matthias Bothe

Managing Director & Industry Unit Manager
Life Sciences, Chemie and Medical Engineering
phone: +49 681 93 666 0
email: matthias.bothe@dhc-gmbh.com

Matthias Bothe, DHC GmbH
Switzerland
Carsten Buri

Director Sales & Marketing
phone: +41 44 500 888 7
email: carsten.buri@dhc-ag.ch

Carsten Buri, DHC AG
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16. April
Webinar (in German)

VxP, the cloud-based Validation Platform for the Life Sciences

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22. April
SAP QM Online Info Day

Boost your Quality Management

On the topic of “Integrated QMS”, the SAP partners, DHC and SSE, will present current concepts and use cases at the online info day on 28 April 2021.

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23. April
Webinar (in German)

SAP S/4HANA Deployment Options for Life Sciences (Cloud vs. On-Premise)

This webinar looks at the different SAP S/4HANA deployment options from the perspective of regulatory requirements in life sciences.

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28. April
Online Info Day

Digitalisation of the computerised systems validation (CSV)

In this CSV online info day, we explain the characteristics, possibilities and challenges of digital validation.

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30. April
Webinar (in German)

Using SAP Fiori Apps for QM in ECC 6.0

This webinar will introduce SAP Fiori Apps for QM and how they can be integrated into an SAP system that has not yet been converted to S/4HANA.

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06. Mai
Webinar (in German)

UDI: Implementing global requirements with the right strategy and software

Implementation of the UDI requirements based on the SAP Cloud Platform with the UDI Platform of projektraum36

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07. Mai
Webinar (in German)

IT Compliance Framework – Your key to digital validation

Presentation of the structure and essential contents of the IT Compliance Framework and description of the possibilities of use.

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11. Juni
Webinar (in German)

QM implementation as part of the digitalisation strategy at Medartis AG

Learn how we have optimised important core QM processes in the course of digitising production and introduced them on the basis of SAP QM.

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25. Juni
German Webinar

Which QM functionalities does S/4HANA 2020 offer and which not?

Free webinar about the standardized DHC method for software evaluation using the example of QM in S/4HANA.

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09. Juli
Webinar (in German)

QM in S/4HANA – Example of an integrated LIMS in a Customer Project

Presentation of the quality-relevant processes of a LIMS in a customer project with the help of SAP QM as an integrated overall solution.

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09. November
Life Online Training

SAP: Validation and GMP Compliance (Live Online Training der ECA Academy)

Online training with speakers from DHC GmbH, organised by Concept Heidelberg on behalf of the ECA Academy,

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