medAspis makes no secret of the data structure of Lean FMD. The data are yours. So you should be able to do with them as you please. The data are stored securely on German servers.
We make it easy to access FMD data at any time. And for over five years. This opens up the possibility for our customers not to burden their highly efficient materials or merchandise management systems with these data, but to simply outsource them to us. This saves effort and storage space. And when the data are actually needed, they can be accessed.
medAspis provides its customers with a powerful WebService access via API interface. This makes access to the data as simple as possible.
You can see how powerful the interface is just by taking a look at the Lean FMD Control Panel. Everything you can see and address here is also accessible via the API. Typically, the captured data are assigned to existing business transactions via a key:
Using this key, the data can be saved and easily retrieved later. We would be happy to send you our API tutorial. Drop us a line.
To enable you to work with the data in the best possible way, medAspis has opted for a very powerful data structure.
Each record contains all relevant data for each individual scan that is performed.
With Lean FMD from medAspis, data can be bundled into groupings. This makes it possible to link your company data with serialised medicine packs.
What exactly does it mean? Technically described, groupings are lists of packs that are stored under a generic term (key). This can be a delivery note number, for example. With the help of this key, you can create groupings and retrieve them at any time.
All groupings are displayed in the Lean FMD Control Panel. They can also be read out via the API and processed further via your IT systems.
As a rule, a grouping is created via the FMD Speed Scanner:
Name the grouping by scanning a barcode, e.g. a delivery note number.
Codes are scanned either directly from the screen or from a printed document (e.g. delivery note). You can create such barcodes using your ERP system.
If required, import data from an external source directly into the medAspis system. A simple XML format is available for this purpose, which structures the pack data. The data can be coded according to GS1 as well as PPN.
Are your data available as an Excel list? No problem, these can also be easily imported into the medAspis system for further processing.
Would you like to use the recorded FMD data within your IT infrastructure and your ERP system? With medAspis and Lean FMD this is very easy.
If the data were previously stored in the system with a certain key, they can be retrieved with the very same key.
To retrieve the contents of a list, all you need is a one-line IT request specifying the key (in the example: PRIMARY_KEY).
The medAspis system will respond immediately and will output the associated pack data in structured form. In our example, just the pack information is retrieved. If required, all other elements of the data structure are also available.
Learn how to use groupings in a typical situation now. The task: Capture all serial numbers for an existing delivery note.
Aggregation refers to a grouping of serialised individual packs identified by a unique aggregation code. Via the aggregation code, all serial numbers contained in the aggregation can be retrieved at once.
An example use of aggregation: a carton or a complete pallet is to be deactivated or marked as export without the need to scan the packs individually. This example shows the amount of time which can be saved using this function.
medAspis not only provides the aggregation system, but also the associated aggregation codes.
Pure code or sticker for direct labelling of cartons, pallets or other packaging units? The choice is yours.
Parallel to the actual requirements, serial numbers can be hierarchically aggregated. This means, for example, that pharmaceutical packs can be aggregated into cartons and cartons in turn into pallets.
If only the top code is read, the hierarchy of aggregations below can be triggered automatically. In other words, all packs included can be verified, deregistered or exported at once. This means much less manpower in your FMD processes.
Use the hierarchical medAspis system to structure your own data according to known data (e.g. according to GS1) or to set up your own system of keys.
And this is what it looks like in practice
All data sets are, of course, only visible to you. However, you can make your aggregations – also hierarchically – available for use by external parties. If you set your data to export status, your customers can benefit from your aggregations as well.
You make your customers’ lives easier when you relieve them of the tedious scanning in goods receipt.