With systems used across plant boundaries, client capability is frequently required. Parameters such as common master data, separation of transaction data, visibility, authorizations, as well as the technical incorporation of external plants into the central system are decisive for the right solution. The client capability normally relies on the same master data and catalogs and separate transaction data, which may not be “seen‿ from other plants. Access to other plants’ data is available only with login on another client.
The plant detection, by contrast, is an additional identifier for data affiliation. It is used to select data by plants and thus to make it distinguishable. With defined rights, data access is limited or permitted appropriately. Thus, others’ data or even all plants can be selected.