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Enterprise Asset Management (SAP EAM)

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Update of this post on November 21st, 2014:

 

In my last series of blogs I described several new features which are available in Enterprise Asset Management.

 

 

This feature is not only available in WebUser Interface but also via the SAP GUI!


The following business functions need to be activated to use this functionality

  • LOG_EAM_CI4 (for Inspection Rounds, maintenance of technical objects on operation level)
  • LOG_EAM_SIMPLICITY_2
  • LOG_EAM_VE_INT

 

Availability

  • Release:
    • EHP5 SP10 / SP11 only SAP GUI supported, no WEB UI
    • EHP6 SP05 -  within the Web UI we support the processes
    • EHP6 SP07 / SP08 -  SAP GUI and WEB UI supported
    • EhP616 SP00 - Web UI supported
    • EhP616 SP02 - SAPGui supported
    • EHP7 SP00

 

 

What are the new features for the integration of visualization in EAM?

 

Transactions:

  • basically we enabled all Master data Transactions for Equipment / Functional Location and Serial Number to Display the Spare Parts Catalogue
  • All Task List types are enabled for Selection of Spare Parts and the Use of Visual Instructions
  • Work Order is enabled for Selection of Spare Parts and the Use of Visual Instructions (Basic Order View as well).

 

This visualization integration enables you to use the SAP 3D Visual Enterprise Viewer on the SAP Web user interface on in the traditional SAP GUI for Plant Maintenance to visualize technical objects, spare parts, and instructions.

 

Many of you already saw the visual work instructions, which show, step by step, based on a 3D model, how a repair activity should be performed. The user gets additional textual instructions and hints of tools.

 

Visual Work Instruction.jpg

 

In addition to the visual work instructions we implemented the possibility to pick spare parts directly from the 3D model and transfer these items into the component list, e.g. in the maintenance work order or in a task list.

 

Picking Components 3D.jpg

 

Customers often mentioned the concern, that they do not have the 3D models of the technical objects and therefore they cannot use this functionality.

 

We now integrated the possibility of tagging / hot spotting of 2D models and integrate them into the maintenance process. Based on this it is now possible to use drawings, tag them and provide the technicians this very important feature even without having the 3D models.

 

Picking Components 2D.png.jpg

 

See here a short video how this works:

2D_Graphical_spare_parts_selection

 

2D and 3D model views as well as visual work instructions make critical maintenance processes such as finding the spare parts you need and carrying out instructions quicker and easier!

 

A direct access to more information on these new EAM features is available via the innovation discovery tool. You can access the tool here:

 

I will continue to post such videos on new functionality in the near future or as soon as new features are available.

 

Find related blogs in SCN:

 

You need an overview on all innovations, need roadmaps … --> look at the “Innovation finder

In my last series of blogs I described several new features which are available via the Web user interface in Enterprise Asset Management.

 

All these topics are bundled in the EhP7 Business Function “LOG_EAM_SIMPLICITY_3” and do not require any additional license on top of the existing enterprise foundation license.

 

What are the new features in this infocenter in EAM?

 

This feature enables the planner or supervisor working in the WebUI to work more easily with maintenance orders and notifications.

 

  • New possibility to get a quick overview on the ongoing tasks and activities in maintenance.
  • Different pre-defined lists for combined Order-/Notification list
  • Separate lists for Orders and Notifications
  • Possibility to create and save user specific list variants
  • Date monitor to track the progress and schedule of maintenance work
  • Cost monitor to track the cost of the different orders
  • Including a powerful, “google-like” search functionality

            

See here a short video which shows how this can look like:

 

 

Infocenter for orders and notifications

 

A direct access to more information on these new EAM features is available via the innovation discovery tool. You can access the tool here:

 

I will continue to post such videos on the new functionality in the near future.

 

Find related blogs in SCN:

 

 

 

You need an overview on all innovations, need roadmaps … à look at the “Innovation finder

In my last series of blogs I described several new features which are available via the Web user interface in Enterprise Asset Management.

 

All these topics are bundled in the EhP7 Business Function “LOG_EAM_SIMPLICITY_3” and do not require any additional license on top of the existing enterprise foundation license.

 

What is the new structured search help?

 

The following new functions on the SAP Web UI for Plant Maintenance are available now:

 

  • We implemented a new way of selecting technical objects and / or materials in the component list for the EAM process.
  • The user now have  the possibility, in the WebUI, to use a structure tree to find and select items.
  • He can find functional locations, equipments or assemblies in the structure of a technical object or material items within a Bill o Material.

 

This is a much easier way for the user to perform a search for the right item.

 

 

See here a short video which shows how this can look like:

 

 

Structured search help

 

A direct access to more information on these new EAM features is available via the innovation discovery tool. You can access the tool here:

I will continue to post such videos on the new functionality in the near future.

 

Find more related information on these topics via my blogs posts in SCN:

 

 

You need an overview on all innovations, need roadmaps, or information on ramp-up programs? Look at the “Innovation finder"

In my last series of blogs I described several new features which are available via the Web user interface in Enterprise Asset Management.

 

All these topics are bundled in the EhP7 Business Function “LOG_EAM_SIMPLICITY_3” and do not require any additional license on top of the existing enterprise foundation license.

 

What is new for maintenance work orders?

 

The following new functions for processing maintenance orders on the SAP Web UI for Plant Maintenance are available now:

 

  • You can create and edit long texts directly in the operation data and in the operation details.
  • You can create orders using a template (reference order). When you create a new order by copying an existing order, you can specify whether you want to copy the relationships, settlement rules, linked documents, and order descriptions as well.
  • When you process an order, you can run a cost simulation.
  • You can create order operations by copying existing operations.
  • On the Operation Data tab, you can assign a new task list to the order. The assigned task list is displayed in the General Data.
  • You can assign materials using a catalog in the order operation details. An Open Catalog Interface (OCI) is provided for this.
  • You can assign technical objects and materials using a structure list.
  • You can set additional system statuses in the order that up to now you were only able to display. You can set these system statuses in the Order and
    Notification List as well.
  • For inspection rounds, you can assign technical objects and assemblies at operation level. In the operation details, you can enter measuring points as production resources/tools for the technical objects that you have assigned at operation level.

               

See here a short video which shows how this can look like:

 

Create_Order_operations_by_copying_existing_operations

 


A direct access to more information on these new EAM features is available via the innovation discovery tool. You can access the tool here:

 

I will continue to post such videos on the new functionality in the near future.

 

Find related blogs in SCN:

 

 


You need an overview on all innovations, need roadmaps, or information on ramp-up programs? Look at the “Innovation finder” !

In my last series of blogs I described several new features which are available via the Web user interface in Enterprise Asset Management.

All these topics are bundled in the EhP7 Business Function “LOG_EAM_SIMPLICITY_3” and do not require any additional license on top of the existing enterprise foundation license.

What are the new features for tables in EAM?

 

This feature enables you to work more easily with tabular lists in maintenance orders, notifications, task lists, and maintenance plans.

 

  • You can search for table entries and the search result is then highlighted in the list.
  • You can have the system add up the table entries in numeric table columns and export the tables to a spreadsheet.
  • You can personalize the view of the table by displaying and hiding the table columns, as well as sorting, grouping, and filtering the table entries and then save your personal
    settings as your own view 

 

See here a short video which shows how this can look like:

 

personalize_tables


A direct access to more information on these new EAM features is available via the innovation discovery tool. You can access the tool here:

 

I will continue to post such videos on the new functionality in the near future.

 

 

Find related blogs in SCN:


You need an overview on all innovations, need roadmaps, or information on ramp-up programs? Look at the “Innovation finder” !

In my last series of blogs I described several new features which are available via the Web user interface in Enterprise Asset Management.

 

All these topics are bundled in the EhP7 Business Function “LOG_EAM_SIMPLICITY_3” and do not require any additional license on top of the existing enterprise foundation license.

 

What kind of possibilities are there to personalize on user level?

 

As one example I want to mention the feature which enables the user to easily configure the screens to his specific needs, define default values or hide fields.

 

  • You can use current field values as default values 
  • You can hide fields not used or not relevant for the user.
  • You can hide complete groups of fields not used or not relevant for the user
  • You can prepopulate specific values you normally work with

      

See here a short video which shows how this can look like:

 

user_personalization

 

A direct access to more information on these new EAM features is available via the innovation discovery tool. You can access the tool here:

 

I will continue to post such videos on the new functionality in the near future.

In my last series of blogs I described several new features which are available via the Web user interface in Enterprise Asset Management.

 

All these topics are bundled in the EhP7 Business Function “LOG_EAM_SIMPLICITY_3” and do not require any additional license on top of the existing enterprise foundation license.

 

Quickviews – what is behind it?

 

You are looking for an easy way to view important object information without leaving the actual screen?

 

On the SAP Web UI for Enterprise Asset Management you are now able to define so called “Quickviews” for maintenance documents, technical objects, materials, and long texts that are assigned to orders, notifications, task lists, and maintenance plans.

 

A Quickview is a read-only UI element which allows the user, at runtime, to view additional information (not displayed on the current screen) about an object without having to navigate to other screens. Like a tooltip, a Quickview appears (and disappears) on the UI during a mouse-over action by the user and shows the most important and/or most useful information regarding that object.

 

See here a short video which shows how this can look like:

 

QUICKVIEWS


Quickviews are available for the following Enterprise Asset Management objects:

  • Technical Objects (functional location / equipments)
    • Quickviews for the superior technical objects and the installed pieces of equipment
  • Notifications
    • Quickviews for the technical objects, the assigned orders, the activities and the long text
  • Maintenance Orders
    • Quickviews for the technical objects, the assigned notifications, the materials and the long texts
  • Maintenance Plans
    • Quickviews for the technical objects and the maintenance plan (on the General Data tab of the maintenance item)
  • Materials
  • Long Texts

 

Quickviews appear as separate windows during a “mouse over” and can provide information as well as links. In the Quickview for a piece of equipment, for example, the category, manufacturer, location, and status information are displayed as well as a link to the functional location where it is installed.

 

 

A direct access to more information on these new EAM features is available via the innovation discovery tool. You can access the tool here:

 

I will continue to post such videos on the new functionality in the near future.

 

 

 

Find additional blogs in SCN:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don't miss the opportunity to join Dr.-Ing. Achim Krüger, Vice President for SAP's solutions in the area of Operational  Excellence, on 4th November 2014 (Time: 11:00 am EDT / 8:00am PDT / 5:00 pm CET) and participate in his new Webinar "Meeting the New Challenges of Asset Management, Today and Tomorrow!".

 

In this Webinar, Achim will share insights on how SAP solutions address key requirements for asset optimization. Beginning of this year, the new ISO 55000 series on asset management has been published. Are you ready to meet the challenges of a holistic approach where maintenance is no longer just a cost driver and asset management is an enabler for achieving the corporate business goals?

 

Achim will provide you with a comprehensive picture how SAP's portfolio can support this, optimizing cost, risk and performance. SAP is currently integrating various functionality and technology to allow for an unprecedented gain of efficiency in asset  management. This includes the complete ERP stack being put on in-memory  technology (SAP HANA platform), but also huge investments into mobile, predictive analytics, IT/OT integration, and user experience. Listen how SAP is bringing together asset visibility and performance, maintenance execution, and operational risk management for achieving operational excellence.


Register now to secure your seat.

 

And the good news is, that this is just the first Webinar kicking of the brandnew SAP Enterprise Asset Management Webinar Series.


We are looking forward to seeing you online!

Participate in our brand new webinar series to find out how you can overcome the growing complexity of machinery, regulatory requirements, and global operations to maintain and optimize physical assets.

 

Join our expert speakers as they share their insights on how SAP solutions address key requirements for asset optimization. For detailed information about the SAP Enterprise Asset Management webinars and to register just have a look below:

 

Meeting the New Challenges of Asset Management, Today and Tomorrow!

DATE: 4th November 2014, Time: 11:00 am EDT / 8:00am PDT / 5:00 pm CET


Beginning of this year, the new ISO 55000 series on asset management has been published. Are you ready to meet the challenges of a holistic approach where maintenance is no longer just a cost driver and asset management is an enabler for achieving the corporate business goals? Get a comprehensive picture how SAP's portfolio can support this, optimizing cost, risk and performance. More.

 

 

SAP Predictive Maintenance and Service

DATE: 18th November 2014, Time: 11:00 am EDT / 8:00am PDT / 5:00 pm CET

 

The worlds is moving into an era where everything is connected. This provides manufacturers and operators of equipments the opportunity to run new business models which have not been possible before. In this session you will learn about SAP’s approach to the Internet of Things as well as SAP’s solution for Predictive Maintenance and Service. More.

 


ISO 55000: Using SAP Solutions to Support ISO 55000 Standards for Asset Management

DATE: 2nd December 2014, Time: 11:00 am EDT / 8:00am PDT / 5:00 pm CET


The goal of the ISO 55000 standards is to establish effective asset management within an organization – with the ultimate objective of enabling people to effectively managing risk, cost, and performance. This webinar elaborates how integrated SAP solutions can act as a technology platform upon which organizations can implement a comprehensive asset management system that supports this goal. More.

 

I look forward to seeing you online!

Satya Narayan Sahu

Smart Maintenance

Posted by Satya Narayan Sahu Oct 13, 2014

Maintenance costs are a significant portion of every company’s expense budget and with more than 50 billion known industrial machines in the world, and infinitely more assets in infrastructure, companies across the globe are thriving to implement a Smart Maintenance Process which would automate their Maintenance Planning, Resource Scheduling, and Maintenance Execution processes on real-time to achieve more throughput and availability of their assets for production while optimizing the maintenance cost.


As shown below, SAP offers a comprehensive portfolio of integrated-solutions to automate the following processes:
- Maintenance planning through Condition-Based-Maintenance by connecting the equipment sensor with maintenance strategies, 
- In-memory computing helps make predictive maintenance a reality
- SAP Multisource scheduling enables you to find suitable resources on real-time to meet the maintenance demands
- SAP Work Manager mobile app empowers maintenance crews to work more safely, productively, and independently, whether installing new equipment or maintaining, inspecting, and repairing existing assets

- SAP Environment, Health, and Safety Management supports environmental, occupational and product safety processes, regulatory compliance, and corporate responsibility.

SAP Smart Maintenance - Big Picture - 01.png

With just a matter of days to go, don't miss the opportunity to join with peers from across the globe at the International SAP Conference on Asset Management.

 

This event is packed with networking opportunities, strategic insight, and case studies designed to equip you with the knowledge you need to maximize the return on your assets with SAP solutions for asset management.

 

Please click here to discover our event highlights and customer case studies, which include:

 

  • Asset performance management implementation at Bayer CropScience
  • Integration of maintenance and reliability processes and IT tools at Shell Manufacturing sites
  • Asset lifecycle budgeting at Nuon
  • Field service optimization – mobile fast-track implementation at TMVW
  • The challenges of reaching a unified approach to asset management at Tata Steel UK
  • Optimizing MRO spare parts planning at SABIC
  • Implementation of SAP solutions for enterprise asset management at Bridgestone Europe


Over two information packed days in Amsterdam, additional SAP workshops, live demos, a user panel, networking breaks and a partner exhibition, will ensure you leave the event with new contacts, knowledge and ideas.

 

Whatever asset your organization relies on, don’t miss this opportunity to discover the true value of SAP in driving world class asset performance management.

 

For more information please visit our event website, or to view the brochure now, click here. Register now to secure your place at the conference.

 

We look forward to welcoming you and your colleagues in Amsterdam!

While replying to a query few days ago, I was searching for a previous thread where I replied in detail on that issue.  I wanted to simply give the link and thereby save time and efforts  in replying. I spent lot of time in locating the thread but had to reply without that link. There are several reasons for being unable to search such previous threads. However, the subject of this post is not that, but it is about how to preserve vital solutions previously worked and tested upon while replying to discussions. With this objective the author in the past documented few such works to Blog posts. The present post is also about one such solution provided to a query few months ago.

 

The author of that query was having a requirement to release his sub-order/s automatically when he releases his superior order. The solution provided was through User Exit IWO10009. Put the following code in the include ZXWOCU07.

 

 

TYPES: BEGIN OF TY_SO,
   AUFNR TYPE AUFK-AUFNR,
   OBJNR TYPE AUFK-OBJNR,
END OF TY_SO.

DATA: IT_SO TYPE TABLE OF TY_SO,
       WA_SO LIKE LINE OF IT_SO.

SELECT AUFNR OBJNR FROM VIAUFKS INTO CORRESPONDING FIELDS OF TABLE
IT_SO WHERE MAUFNR = CAUFVD_IMP-AUFNR.

DATA: IT_STAT TYPE TABLE OF JSTAT,
          WA_STAT TYPE JSTAT.

WA_STAT-STAT =  'I0002'.
WA_STAT-INACT = ' '.

APPEND WA_STAT TO IT_STAT.

IF CAUFVD_IMP-IPHAS = '2'.
   LOOP AT IT_SO INTO WA_SO.
     CALL FUNCTION 'STATUS_CHANGE_INTERN'
       EXPORTING
         OBJNR  = WA_SO-OBJNR
       TABLES
         STATUS = IT_STAT.
   ENDLOOP.
ENDIF.


As per this code, when user Releases the superior order and saves; all the sub orders under the superior order are automatically released.


Hope that many other members with such requirements for sub-orders would be benefited with this ready solution.

 

 

Regards

KJogeswaraRao

This blog is in addition to my prior blogs: LSMW for Master Data upload Simple Explanation (Part - 1) & LSMW for Master Data upload Simple Explanation (Part - 2).

 

In my previous blogs for LSMW, I have mentioned the steps for simple LSMW (i.e., with single Structure). But, this is not the case with all the Masters.

 

Some of my friends insisted me to write a blog for LSMW Steps for the Masters that are having Multiple/ Hierarchical Structures like Maintenance Task List/ Bill of Material/ Routing/ Inspection Plans etc.

 

This blog dedicates to those Masters which are having Multiple/ Hierarchical Structures as mentioned above.

 

 

As only the certain Steps for hierarchical Structure LSMW differ from Single Structure LSMW, following points are not covered in this blog:

 

  1. Creating Project, Sub-Project and Object (Part - 1)

  2. Selecting Menu Items (Part - 1)

  3. Maintain Object Attributes (Part - 1)

11. Read Data (Part - 2)

12. Display Read Data (Part - 2)

13. Convert Data (Part - 2)

14. Display Convert Data (Part - 2)

15. Create Batch Input Session (Part - 2)

16. Run Batch Input Session (Part - 2)

The Points that will be covered in this blog will be:

  4. Object Overview and Field List

  5. Maintain Source Structures

  6. Maintain Source Fields

  7. Maintain Structure Relations

  8. Maintain Field Mapping and Conversion Rules

  9. Specify Files

10. Assign Files

 

Here I have taken the example of LSMW for General Maintenance Task List using Standard Program (i.e., Object – 0490 – Gen. task list, Method – 0000 – Create)

 

Below I am starting with the explanation of Step 4 assuming that Step 1 – Step 3 are understood from Blog mentioned above:

 

Step 4 – Object Overview and Field List:

 

  By pressing the 1.png button in the Menu List Screen and then “List” button will show the screens as below:

2.png

Here in the “Target Fields” section you will find all the fields segregated in different structures as seen on the screen above (i.e., IBIPTLST – IBIP: Task List Header, IBIPTEXT – IBIP: Long Text, IBIPILOP – IBIP: Task List Operation and so on).

 

Here for simplicity, we can understand that each structure contributes to each screen (i.e., Here the structure IBIPTLST is for Task List Header, structure IBIPTEXT is for Long Text of Description in Header, IBIPTLOP is for Task List Operation and so on).

 

Please copy all the fields from different Structures and paste it based on separate in excel as shown in screenshot below. Here copy field RECORDNAME (RECORDNAME is in case of General Task List, If you are creating LSMW for any other master, please select any standard field like RECORDNAME which is present in all Structures) also, as we would require this field to co-relate between different Structures (How will be explained later):

3.png

Here I have selected 3 Basic Structures for General Maintenance Task List (i.e., IBIPTLST – Header, IBIPTLOP – Operations and IBIPMPAC – Maintenance Packages) you may select any Structures and their fields you wish to.

 

Step 5 – Maintain Source Structures:

 

Before moving to this step, we will just move to Step 7 “Maintain Structure Relations”. We will see the screen as shown below:

4.png

This screen shows the hierarchical arrangement of the Target Structures. We have to maintain the same hierarchical arrangement for Source Structure as well.

 

Now back to Step 5, Click on “Maintain Source Structure” and define the hierarchical Structures as shown below:

5.png

After defining the desired hierarchical Source Structures, press enter and press Save.

 

Step 6 – Maintain Source Fields:

 

Source fields will be the same which we have listed in Step 4 based on the hierarchical structures.

 

In SAP, click on “Maintain Source Fields” in the Menu List screen, which will guide you to the screen as shown below:

6.png

Select each Structure and press the 7.png(Table Maintenance) button which will generate the field definition screen. Copy paste all the excel fields to the screen Structure by Structure.

8.png

The fields will look like as shown above. Now, press Save and Back to save this Structure field relation.

 

Step 7 – Maintain Structure Relations:

 

This Step is for maintaining relation between Hierarchical Source Structures to Hierarchical target Structures.

 

Double click “Maintain Structure Relations” in the Menu List screen, which will guide you to the screen as shown below:

9.png

Select the first Structure and press 10.pngand it will pop-up a dialog box with List of Source Structures you have defined as shown below:

11.png

Here select the appropriate Structure which will create a relationship between Source Structure to its respective Target Structure.

 

Repeat this process for all the Structures you require. Once all the relationship for all Source Structures is created to their respective Target Structures, your screen would look like as shown below:

12.png

Please note that not all Structures are required to be defined from the hierarchy, you may create any number of Structures but, you have to make sure that no upper hierarchy is missed. (For ex: I have not created Source Structure for IBIPTEXT i.e., Long Text Line as I don’t require it and it is not an UPPER HIERARCHY to any structure but on contrary, for using Structure IBIPMPAC, I need to create IBIPTLOP even if I don’t need any fields from IBIPTLOP as it is UPPER HIERARCHY to IBIPMPAC)

 

Once done, press Save and Back.

 

Step 8 – Maintain Field Mapping and Conversion Rules:

 

For Mapping Source fields to Target Fields, double click “Maintain Field Mapping and Conversion Rules” in the Menu List screen, which will guide you to the screen as shown below:

13.png

As we have copied the fields from the Program/ Recording itself as in Step 4, it will be easy to perform the field mapping in a simple step.


Go to Extras --> "Auto Field Mapping" which will pop-up a dialog box as shown below:

14.png

Perform the selection exactly as shown in the screen above and press Enter.

 

If you have any Date fields in your Field List, it will ask for your confirmation for every individual Fields as shown below and make selection as per your requirement (This is how system will interpret Date further throughout the program):

15.png

Press Enter for all the Date Fields and you will find the field mapping for all your Source Fields to Program/ Recording Fields as shown below:

16.png

Now, here we have a critical part to take care of in case of hierarchical Structure case.

 

In Step 4, we had selected field RECORDNAME also. But, here the question would come to your mind that, field RECORDNAME is not present in the Target Field list as it is a Technical Field.

 

To Show this Field please click on17.png button and select “Technical Field” check box as shown in screen below:

18.png

Once selected, you may find all the Technical Fields also displayed such as TCODE, RECORDNAME, etc.


You have to manually assign your Source field RECORDNAME to target field RECORDNAME without making any changes to technical codes already assigned to this field by selecting the field RECORDNAME and clicking on 19.pngbutton.


Clicking on 19.pngbutton, will pop-up a dialog box as shown below:

20.png

Select the field RECORDNAME and repeat the same for all your defined Structures (Please make sure that you select field RECORDNAME from respective Structure only. for ex: RECORDNAME field for IBIPTLST should be mapped with RECORDNAME field for ZIBIPTLST only, for IBIPTLOP with ZIBIPTLOP only and for IBIPMPAC with ZIBIPMPAC only)

 

In case of LSMW for General Task List, one small change is to be made in TCODE field. Here, standard LSMW program for General Task List has by mistake used TCODE IA01. Please replace IA01 to IA05 by double clicking on TCODE field (Double clicking will raise a warning message to not to change the standard setting. Please select “Yes” and make the necessary changes as guided). Again, please take care that no other changes are made.

 

Once above changes have been done, your screen would be like as shown below:

21.png

Confirm all the Fields are mapped correctly and press Save and Back.

 

Step 9 – Specify Files:

 

Here, this Step is having the most changes from what I have explained in my previous blog for single Structure.

 

Before performing this Step, you need to create your File format with exact field sequence and Structure sequence.

 

For creating the Format, simply transpose your Excel File fields from column to Row as shown below:

22.png

As you can see above, I have created three separate sheets for different Structures, please create separate sheets for all the Structures you are having.

 

These sheets explain why we have used field RECORDNAME in all the Structures.


Here, I am creating two task lists with five Operations each with Maintenance Package for each operation. That means RECORNAME in first (Header) Structure will have two records (i.e., 1 and 2 for two task lists) in Second (Operation) Structure RECORNAME will have ten records (i.e., five records with value 1 and five records with value 2 for five operations in each task list) and in third (Maintenance Package) Structure RECORDNAME will have ten records for each operation. (Hope I have made it clear!!!)

 

Now, we have to select only the Data from each excel sheet (please select all the columns even if they are blank) and copy it to separate notepad files as shown below:

23.png

Now in SAP, Double click ”Specify Files” in the Menu List screen, which will guide you to the screen as shown below:

24.png

Select “Legacy Data - On the PC (Frontend)” and clicking on 25.pngbutton will pop-up the dialog box as shown below:

26.png

In File field select the Notepad File for First Structure, in the Name Field assign any desired name and make other selections exactly as shown in the screen and click Enter.

 

Repeat the above process for all your Structure Notepad files. Once done uploading all the files, your screen will be like as shown below:

27.png

Press Back and Save.

 

Step 10 – Assign Files:

 

Double click “Assign Files” in the Menu List screen, which will guide you to the screen as shown below:

28.png

Here,double click on each Structure and select the respective Files for respective Structures.

 

Once done, your screen would look like as shown below:

29.png

Press Save and Back.

 

For Further process steps mentioned below, please refer to my previous blog post (Part-2) which I have mentioned at the starting of this post:

 

11. Read Data (Part - 2)

12. Display Read Data (Part - 2)

13. Convert Data (Part - 2)

14. Display Convert Data (Part - 2)

15. Create Batch Input Session (Part - 2)

16. Run Batch Input Session (Part - 2)

 

 

Hope I have cleared all your possible doubts by this post.

 

 

Would love to solve all the questions that comes to your mind…wish you would comment with the same.

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    Management and Customer Service Management. The RDS includes all of them to
    Simplify Implementation for SAP customers.
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    (Including Reverse Proxy, Cluster Deployment and Security Configuration) to
    make the path of adopting the solution further simplified.

          On July 30th, 2014 Scott Allen with Denbury Resources presented an ASUG EAM Community Webcast titled “BOM Creation Where to Begin. Lose the Panic! It’s Easy”. This webcast was part three of our four part webcast series recapping the SAP Centric EAM 2014 (http://www.sap-centric-eam.com/eam) conference that was held in Austin, Texas in February. This presentation really meant a lot to me because, as Scott mentioned in his webcast, my presentation on Bills of Material at the 2012 SAP EAM Centric conference inspired Scott to create this presentation. Scott presentation was the number one ranked presentation at this year’s conference.

            I met Scott at the 2012 SAP Centric EAM conference. I gave my presentation on Bill of Materials (BOM). My employer Fairfax Water had implemented SAP in 2009 and we made the mistake of not having BOM’s created when we went live. I explained to the audience that this was a huge mistake and not to make same that mistake. Scott’s employer, Denbury Resources was implementing SAP Plant Maintenance (PM) and Materials Management (MM) and was about to make the same mistake.

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          Scott decided that Denbury was not going to make thismistake. Scott came back from that conference and told his implementer, Vesta
Partners, that they need to create BOM’s. Scott tirelessly worked with Vesta’s Greg Manley to create over BOMs for over forty thousand pieces of equipment and Functional Locations.  Scott and his team contacted vendors and got the material information they needed to build their BOMs. They even traded doughnuts for spreadsheets of the information they needed. The vendors, of course, complied because they wanted Denbury Resources business.

 

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          The creation of BOMs allowed Denbury’s SAP implementation of Plant Maintenance (PM) to be a success. Scott explained in his webcast that
before SAP planners averaged 45 minutes planning a work order. Now Denbury’s planners are planning jobs in four to five minutes. That the power of BOMs.
Having all the part information you need in front of you can maximize the system. As a former planner who did not have this information at his fingertips, I am almost envious of the information planners can have if SAP PM is set up correctly.

 

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          I think Scott summed it up best with this quote from SAP Centric EAM 2014 conference:

 

 

Realistic expectations are key to the successful execution of a bill of materials data strategy. Efficient planning of time and resources from both PM & MM is critical to achieve those expectations on a tight implementation schedule”  - Scott Allen, Denbury Resources

 

    

Here is a link for ASUG Members to Scott’s presentation and
webcast recording:

 

 

ASUG.com - Events

 

 

 

 

          Our next webcast for ASUG EAM Community members will held on September 9, 2014 12pm-1pm EST. This webcasts is part one of four in our next
webcast series “SAP Mobile Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) - Today, Roadmapand Futures”.

 

 

Registration Link:

 

 

ASUG.com - Events

 

 

 

The entire overview for the four part SAP Mobile EAM Webcast series can be located here:

 

 

ASUG.com - Special Interest Groups - Plant Maintenance

 

 

Jeff Smith

 

 

ASUG Plant Maintenance
SIG Program Chair

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