In the R/3 application component
Production Planning for Process Industries (PP-PI), you can create
and archive batch records. The contents, structure, and processing
of the batch record comply with international standards defined in
the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for the pharmaceutical and
food processing industries.
The batch record is created only after the production and
inspection of the batch has been completed. It contains all
quality-relevant planned and actual data on the production of a
batch. Customer-specific enhancements can be developed.
Using SAP ArchiveLink, you export batch records to an optical
archive where they cannot be forged.
You approve archived records by executing a digital signature. This ensures the unique, forgery-proof user
identification and a reliable authorization check.
If the corresponding key is set in the material master, the
following transactions can only be carried out after the batch
record has been approved:
Making the usage decision on the incoming inspection lot of the
Changing the batch status from Restricted to
The batch record can be displayed during the usage decision and
from within the batch master record. Thus, it serves as a basis for