We are an automotive supplier and did not activate IS-Auto, but now we find functionality within IS-Auto that is beneficial. Can we activate IS-Auto?
The short answer is “yes”. IS-Auto does not change or modify any standard functionality, but adds functionality. If code has not been modified, IS-Auto can be activated. Since ERP 2005, IS-Auto has been delivered with standard SAP ERP software and needs to be turned on using the Switch Framework (Customizing Transaction). It would be advisable to test after activation to be certain.
IS-Auto should be a standard configuration for all SAP systems applied to the Automotive Supplier Industry. Documentation: https://help.sap.com/erp2005_ehp_05/helpdata/en/6b/c16736de7ef76de10000009b38f839/frameset.htm
For ECC, IS-Auto is activated in the IMG, menu option “Activate Business functions”. Menu documentation is provided. IS-Auto is included within “Discrete Industries / Mill Products”, acronym (DIMP).
Is there a license fee for DIMP? Automotive solution is included with ERP Licenses except for some “engine” licenses. The most typical used by a supplier is the JIT /JIS Processing “engine”.
When might JIT/JIS “engine” be required?
* If your company receives just-in-sequence calls
* If your company receives non-Cumulative shipment authorizations (example: Nissan-RAN)
* If your company sends non-Cumulative shipment authorizations (Summarized JIT call) to suppliers