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Difference between LIS and SIS

Updated Sep 05, 2023

In this article, we will explore the key differences between LIS and SIS and gain a better understanding of their roles in logistics management.

Logistics Information System (LIS)

LIS is a comprehensive framework encompassing multiple sub-systems for managing logistics-related data and processes.

  • Components include Purchasing, Inventory Control, Plant Maintenance, Quality Management, Retail, and Transport Information Systems, among others.
  • It remains widely used across industries due to its comprehensive nature.

The Logistics Information System (LIS) is made up of the following information systems:

  • Sales Information System
  • Purchasing Information System
  • Inventory Controlling
  • Shop Floor Information System
  • Plant Maintenance Information System
  • Quality Management Information System
  • Retail Information System (RIS)
  • Transport Information System (TIS)

Note: SIS is also one of the components of the LIS system

Sales Information System (SIS)

SIS is a subset of LIS, focusing exclusively on sales-related data and reporting within ECC (Enterprise Central Component).

  • SIS primarily serves as a reporting system integrated with ECC, not CRM.
  • It often relies on older data structures (DS) and encompasses information like customer data, sales offices, sales organizations, material data, shipping points, and sales employee information.

In the standard system, the following information structures are available in the Sales Information System:

  • S001 "Customer"
  • S002 "Sales office"
  • S003 "Sales organization"
  • S004 "Material"
  • S005 "Shipping point"
  • S006 "Sales employee"