A Guide to Automating Document Generation in SAP

Despite the move to digital, most companies within the oil and gas industry must keep a paper-trail of hundreds, if not thousands, of documents for compliance and contractual purposes. One such document is the Manufacturing Record Book (MRB).

What is an MRB?

An MRB is a collection of documentation that encompass every detail of a product or business asset, and all its sub-components. The final MRB contains information about every part number, serial number, and batch number of the components and sub-components that were used in manufacturing and assembling a particular product.

Creating MRBs can cost a manufacturer millions of dollars every year. The manpower required to find, collect and organize the source documentation is immense for a large organization.

What is the solution to creating MRBs?

It is an arduous and difficult task to collect all the correct documentation and format it for each product and, sometimes, each customer. However, this doesn’t have to be the case.

Global Cents provides a digital alternative for collecting documentation and compiling MRBs – leveraging both SAP and OpenText Extended ECM for SAP.

No matter the MRB you’re creating, Global Cents can automate the process and streamline your production, freeing up your resources to focus on other tasks and ensuring your MRB is complete, accurate and accepted by your customers the first time. Using product detail transferred from SAP, Global Cents automates the initial MRB assembly, standardizes the MRB review and approval process, and publishes the approved MRB for delivery to the customer.

For an in depth guide on how to create an MRB, step-by-step, view our white paper, available here. See how in just 5 Steps you can automatically create an MRB that works for you.

The Global Cents Advantage

Creating Manufacturing Records Books can be a long and difficult process if you lack the right tools. The collection of documentation for every material, process, policy and certification for an MRB can mean weeks, if not months, of work for organizations. By using the Global Cents’ MRB solution, companies that need to deal with complex documentation requirements can gain an edge in creating and publishing their MRBs faster, with higher quality, and more efficiently.

Leveraging SAP and OpenText, Global Cents is able to find, compile and structure documentation quickly, easily and accurately – no matter what your customer requires or how often they update those requirements.

If you’d like to find out more about how you can leverage your investments in SAP, contact us. Global Cents has the solutions you need to optimize your complex documentation processes,.

For an in detail run down, see our dedicated MRB whitepaper. We also held a webinar and demonstrated how you can automate a Manufacturing Records Book. Find that here