3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 18, 2009 4:40 PM by Saurabh Sinha RSS

Device Category in device management

mohit agarwal
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Hi,

 

i am new to ISU and understanding Device Management. want to know about device category and its integration with materials management.

 

REegards,

 

Mohit A

  • Re: Device Category in device management
    Ashok Chauhan
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    Hi Mohit,

     

    Welcome to ISU. Within device management you create device category. An example of device category could be an electric meter which is used for recording consumption. Each device category will have devices created for it with serial numbers. The device is an unique equipment( meter) .

    It is integrated with materials management . A similar material gets created in MM module of SAP R3, which is used for inventory control in materials. You can create a material in MM using tcode mm01.

     

    Hope this clarifies your querry.

     

    Regards,

    Ashok

  • Re: Device Category in device management
    Srinivas Adavi
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    Device Category in ISU is a material in MM. You have to first create a MM record before you can create a device category with the same name/number. You will get the opportunity to create it when you are creating the device category (tcode EG01) also.

     

    Once you create the device category, you can then create devices within this category using IQ01. The devices are nothing but serial numbers on MM/PP side.

  • Re: Device Category in device management
    Saurabh Sinha
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    Creating Device Categories in IS-U  

     

    Procedure

     

    1. Choose Utilities industry >> Device management >> Technology >> Device category >> Create.

     

    You branch to the initial screen for creating device categories.

     

    2. Enter the required data and choose a basic device category to be allocated to the device category. Chose Continue.

     

    - If a material exists for the device category specified, you branch to the screen Create Device Category: General Data. Go to step 3.

     

    - If no material exists for the device category specified, the Create MM Material dialog box appears.

     

    Here you can create a material in MM in the background. Processing is then continued on the next screen for device category maintenance.

     

    3. Enter further data for the device category and if necessary add additional basic device categories. Save your data.

     

    You branch to the initial screen for creating device categories.

     

    Result

     

    The device category was created in IS-U. In addition, a material master was created in the background.

     

    If you want to use all of the MM functions available, you must extend the material master you created in IS-U in MM.

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