ESA Processing Consistently in SAP ERP


External service agencies (ESA) have long been an integral part of the automotive logistics chain. An ESA supplies the customers of a supplier, an OEM or tier-1 and tier-2 suppliers, with material or components from a warehouse, which is usually located close to the plant or on the plant premises. The SAP Standard functions do not satisfactorily cover the processes related to ESA processing according to VDA 4913.


With the SPEEDI ESA solution, ESA processing can be carried out consistently in SAP ERP. It maps all transaction types per VDA 4913: the advances shipping notification from the supplier to the ESA as well as vice versa goods receipt, stock, damage, loss, or delivery messages (collective daily delivery note) from the ESA to the supplier. The necessary adjustments to additional requirements not covered by VDA 4913 can be easily configured in SPEEDI ESA.

The SPEEDI ESA Stock Monitor provides a clear view of the current stock of goods and material of the ESA. Deviations in inventory management are recognized immediately. With a few mouse clicks, it can then be determined, which material causes the deviation. Then, all ESA-related goods movements can be displayed for this material.

The ESA messages - goods receipt, withdrawal and stock messages, damage and loss messages - can be collectively displayed in a central monitor, or separately for each message type in special SPEEDI ESA Message Monitors. The ESA Message Monitors also display the status and content of incoming SAP IDoc messages and, if necessary, can trigger further processing.

With SPEEDI ESA, you can either use traditional ESA processing with the ESA as “special stock partner” or execute processing with the ESA as separate “plant” in SAP ERP. In addition to the VDA 4913, the solution also supports ESA processes with EDIFACT (RECADV and INVRPT) and ANSI X12 messages.


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