Chapter10.OPC to MES/ERP

You can use the OPC DataHub to put your data into an MES (Manufacturing Execution System) or ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) environment.

This might involve OPC aggregation to consolidate factory floor data, OPC tunnelling to get the data past firewalls, and OPC to a web browser, OPC to Excel or DDE, OPC to ODBC or custom programs using the DataHub APIs for C++, Java, and .NET to put the data where it can best be used by the MES or ERP system.