I am an APO consultant and is currently working on an APO Project. My client has a unique R/3 architecture due...
to business reasons. My question is regarding APO-R/2 integration and CIF. The client is creating material master in one R/3 system (say 'A') and transferring it to another R/3 system (say 'B') using ALE. Now all the transactions are taking place in 'B'. I am supposed to transfer the material master to APO from system 'A' using CIF. But I am also supposed to transfer planning results (say planned orders) to 'B' using CIF. We can safely assume that the material master in all the 3 systems is in synch. Now my question is, will this work? I am of the opinion that this should work as I will do the setting in Advance planning & optimization-->Basis Settings-->Integration-->Publication-->maintain distribution definition. Please let me know your opinion. This will help me a lot. Thanks in advance for your time and efforts.
Why do you need to send the master data from system A to APO? As the master data is ALE'd to system B and transactional data is then created within this system, I would suggest that both the master and transactional data is CIF'd from system B to APO. This would save you having to create the additional connection between system A and APO, would take away the complexity of distribution definitions, and also give the client less queues to manage post go-live.
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