Standardized Connection of Multiple ERP Providers and Industrial Companies to the SCSN Eco System

With the project EDI-Multiply the FIR actively supports the EU research project Market 4.0 regarding the integration of ERP systems and platforms in the context of EDI.

Initial situation

The goal of MARKET 4.0 is the development of an open multi-sided digital platform that allows production facilities and service providers to connect and collaborate with manufacturing companies. This will enable direct interaction between suppliers and customers of industrial product-service systems to improve the selling power of manufacturing plant SMEs. The platform developed by MARKET 4.0 leverages the Smart Connected Supplier Network (SCSN), thereby enabling direct interaction between the suppliers and customers of industrial product service systems to improve the selling power of manufacturing equipment SMEs.


In the EDI-Multiyply project, the consortium achieves two main things that contribute to the spread and increase of MARKET4.0. First, with the connection of the myOpenFactory platform to MARKET4.0, more than 1350 participants will automatically join the Market 4.0 platform. For this purpose, as an example, a supplier will be connected to a long-standing business partner by building a bridge between the MARKET 4.0 and myOpenFacory participants. Second, various template interfaces are created to enable a faster onboarding process for new ERP systems that are released as open source.

Further Links

UdZ Article: "Connect Thousands of Business Pratners Across Disparate B2B Platforms"

Topic Area

  • Production Management

Research Focus

  • Produktionsplanung
  • Supply-Chain-Management

FIR Navigator

  • End2End Process Excellence
  • Supply Chain Data Management
  • JRF Guiding Topic

    • Society & Digitization
    • Industry & Environment


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    Funding information

    This research project is a sub-project of the main project "A Multi-Sided Business Platform for Plug and Produce Industrial Product Service Systems". The main project is funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement number 822064.