Industry 4.0 and smart factory

Digitalize your manufacturing and create efficient and standardized manufacturing processes – fully Integrated in SAP

Smarte Fertigungsprozesse in SAP
Factory Control Center - smarte Fertigungsprozesse in SAP

Factory Control Center | FCTR complements the SAP-assisted product development process with CAM integration, complete tool data management in SAP, and detailed planning of tools and operating resources, connected to shop floor systems.

This allows the seamless organization in SAP even of processes like determining tool requirements, providing NC programs, and documenting correction data for the tool presetters. SAP standard objects such as Document, Material, Bill of Material, Equipment, Routing, and Production Resource are the basis of FCTR, and the solution supports all order-related processes in manufacturing.

One system centrally manages all of the relevant data, and automatically provides this data where necessary.

Intuitive Bedienoberfläche

Intuitive user interface

All data and information at a glance – reliable and tailored to every single use case, from CAD/CAM and tool management to DNC and shop floor

Smarte Funktionserweiterungen

Smart functional enhancements

FCTR adds new functions to existing SAP objects and thereby bridges the gap between engineering and manufacturing

Single Source of Truth

Consistent Single Source of Truth

SAP standard objects such as Document, Bill of material, Routing, etc. are the basis of FCTR, and the solution supports all order-related processes in manufacturing

Nahtlose Integration

Seamless integration into SAP

FCTR ensures the seamless integration of NC data, tools, CAM systems, devices, and machine controls into the SAP-assisted product development process

Smart manufacturing processes with FCTR

The use of digital data turns industrial processes upside down – as the mega trend of digitalization does not stop short of manufacturing. Nevertheless, insular solutions are still reality in many companies.

In particular, the transition from product development to manufacturing is a challenge for some companies, as this is where several systems, data, and processes collide. This heterogeneous landscape complicates achieving consistent and flawless processes, as well as approaches for standardization. A manufacturing solution integrated into SAP is a powerful resource for meeting these challenges. FCTR offers end-to-end CAD/CAM/DNC processes in SAP and therefore bridges the gap between product development and manufacturing.


Shop Floor

Shop Floor

Manufacturing Engineering

Shop Floor Preparation

Shop Floor Integration

FCTR – in brief


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Benefits of Factory Control Center

All Data and Processes in one System – SAP

  • Shorter lead times
  • Increased transparency
  • Harmonized IT system landscape
  • Systematic support for work scheduling and manufacturing planning
  • Reduced Total Cost of Ownership
  • Optimized information exchange
  • Company-wide flexibility through one central system – SAP

"The big benefit that we see here is simply that the worker at the machine can keep the machine running. (...) We only earn money when the machine is running. (...) So we are very satisfied, the DSC support is very good."

Thomas Witting

Project leader, PLANSEE

SAP Engineering Control Center

The Basis for Factory Control Center

With our solution SAP Engineering Control Center | SAP ECTR, DSC as an SAP Platinum Partner, provides an innovative PLM environment for the optimization of your product development processes. Thereby, we provide, among other things, a standard integration platform for technical applications, as well as a user-friendly interface for engineers.

SAP ECTR serves as the technological basis for FCTR. With FCTR, the scope of functions of SAP ECTR is enhanced with respect to manufacturing. Hence, it closes the gap between product development and manufacturing by directly integrating relevant processes, such as tool data management, CAM, tool lifecycle management, and DNC into the existing SAP system.

SAP Engineering Control Center
Factory Control Center FCTR Customer Influence Program


Users of Factory Control Center | FCTR are now able to contribute their own ideas and suggestions for future innovations to actively shape further product development. Thanks to an innovative communication platform, the new FCTR Customer Influence Program creates ideal conditions for communicating with FCTR experts.