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Hello Everyone,

Here in this article, I'd like to walk you through the process of implementing a site-to-site transfer in SAP ME, specifically how data collection results are shared/transferred. And also the SFC numbers and product-related data can be transferred from one site to another. For transferring the SFC details the databases for the source and destination sites can be the same or different. 

Implementation Considerations


When you transfer SFC numbers, you must decide:

  • Which sites you will transfer SFC numbers from and which sites will receive those SFC numbers.

  • At what level the transfer will be defined.

  • Whether the SFC numbers you transfer will be ready for consumption or will need further processing (span production).

  • Whether the transferred SFC numbers are received automatically or manually at the destination site.


  • The following Master Data should exist in both Source and Destination System

    • Material

    • BOM

    • Operations

    • Routings

  • Shop Order

High-Level Overview:

Step 1: Collaboration Link Maintenance

Step 2: System Rule Maintenance

Step 3: Site Maintenance

Step 4: Shop Order Maintenance

Step 5: Export Template Maintenance

Step 6: POD

Step 7: SFC Receipt


Detailed Steps:

Step 1: Collaboration Link Maintenance

In Collaboration Link Maintenance, you have to map the COLLABORATION_SFC_TRANSFER  trigger action to the SITE2SITE directive.


Step 2: System Rule Maintenance

In System Rule Maintenance, under System Setup, you set the rules Enable SFC Data Transfer and Enable Collaboration Action Messages to “Yes.


Step 3: Site Maintenance

SFC numbers to a remote site, you must create the site type as “Production” in Site Maintenance.


Step 4: Shop Order Maintenance

In Shop Order Maintenance, on the Transfer tab page of the maintenance activity screen where you define SFC number transfer, proceed as follows:

  • In the Transfer Type field, choose SFC_CONSUME or SFC_SPAN to transfer finished SFC numbers for consumption or plan production accordingly.

  • Select the Receive checkbox if you want to receive the transferred SFC numbers using the SFC Receipt activity at the destination site.

  • In the Destination Site field, enter the destination site.

  • In the Export Template field, enter the name of the export template.

  • In the Transfer Type, enter the name of the event that will occur at the destination site after the SFC number has been transferred.


Step 5: Export Template Maintenance

In Export Template Maintenance you can either use one of the default export templates or select your own to define what SFC number data should be transferred to the destination site.


Step 6: POD

On the Active Work List POD, enter the SFC numbers you want to transfer and “Start” the operation and do the “Data Collection”.  Once we complete the SFC, the SFC with the Data Collection will get transferred to the Destination Site.






Destination System

Step 7: SFC Receipt

In SFC Receipt, enter the SFC number that has been transferred, and click on the retrieve.


Select the SFC and click on the “Receive” button.


In the SFC Report, check whether the SFC is received.


In “Data Collection Result Report” enter the SFC and search for the DC Results, the collected DC for the SFC in the source system will be transferred to the Destination System.




The above summarizes the understanding of Site-to-Site Transfer, and I hope that you all understand it.

Thank you for reading the blog post, and stay tuned! to learn more about SAP Manufacturing and Execution.

For further questions related to the blog, please check the Q&A area, and feel free to post your questions and feedback.

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