Factory Control Center - FCTR of the DSC

Factory Control Center | FCTR complements the SAP-assisted product development process with CAM integration, complete tool data management in SAP, and detailed planning of tools and operating resources, connected to shop floor systems.
This allows the seamless organization in SAP even of processes like determining tool requirements, providing NC programs, and documenting correction data for the tool presetters. SAP standard objects such as Document, Material, Bill of Material, Equipment, Routing, and Production Resource are the basis of FCTR, and the solution supports all order-related processes in manufacturing.

One system centrally manages all of the relevant data, and automatically provides this data where necessary.

Smart manufacturing processes with FCTR

The use of digital data turns industrial processes upside down – as the mega trend of digitalization does not stop short of manufacturing. Nevertheless, insular solutions are still reality in many companies.

In particular, the transition from product development to manufacturing is a challenge for some companies, as this is where several systems, data, and processes collide. This heterogeneous landscape complicates achieving consistent and flawless processes, as well as approaches for standardization. A manufacturing solution integrated into SAP is a powerful resource for meeting these challenges. FCTR offers end-to-end CAD/CAM/DNC processes in SAP and therefore bridges the gap between product development and manufacturing.

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  • Intuitive user interface
    All data and information at a glance – reliable and tailored to every single use case, from CAD/CAM and tool management to DNC and shop floor
  • Smart functional enhancements
    FCTR adds new functions to existing SAP objects and thereby bridges the gap between engineering and manufacturing
  • Consistent Single Source of Truth
    SAP standard objects such as Document, Bill of material, Routing, etc. are the basis of FCTR, and the solution supports all order-related processes in manufacturing
  • Seamless integration into SAP
    FCTR ensures the seamless integration of NC data, tools, CAM systems, devices, and machine controls into the SAP-assisted product development process


  • Shorter lead times
  • Increased transparency
  • Harmonized IT system landscape
  • Systematic support for work scheduling and manufacturing planning
  • Reduced Total Cost of Ownership
  • Optimized information exchange
  • Company-wide flexibility through one central system – SAP

SAP ECTR - The basis for FCTR

With our solution SAP Engineering Control Center | SAP ECTR, DSC as an SAP Platinum Partner, provides an innovative PLM environment for the optimization of your product development processes. Thereby, we provide, among other things, a standard integration platform for technical applications, as well as a user-friendly interface for engineers.
SAP ECTR serves as the technological basis for FCTR. With FCTR, the scope of functions of SAP ECTR is enhanced with respect to manufacturing. Hence, it closes the gap between product development and manufacturing by directly integrating relevant processes, such as tool data management, CAM, tool lifecycle management, and DNC into the existing SAP system.

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Why CENIT is the right partner

For over 30 years, we have been combining SAP PLM expertise and the experience from numerous customer projects in the CENIT SAP Solutions Team. Through this long-standing expertise in the SAP environment and the use of their software and integration solutions, we offer you as a customer sustainable competence both in the implementation and in consulting for the use of SAP software as well as in operational support for a long-term and sustainable availability of the software solutions used.

Our procedure model

With regard to your specific initial situation and objectives, we integrate the required software components into your SAP system using our best practices - with clearly defined work packages and within a fixed implementation period.

In our role as SAP partner for a successful digital transformation, we support you from strategic planning to the operation of the solution at your company and also stand by your side with our expertise as a service partner for the future mapping of new business processes.

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