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SAP R/3 4.7 Upgrading to ECC 6.

0 with EHP 1,2,3,4 for SAP PM Module

Applies to:
For SAP PM Module upgrade from version SAP R/3 4.7 to SAP ECC 6.0 with EHP 1,2,3,4. For more information, visit the Enterprise Resource Planning homepage.

Summary
In case of upgrade of SAP from lower version to updated/New version, the new version will have many enhanced features then old version. During the upgrade process the consultant needs to have knowledge of the features available in updated version of SAP. This document will help Consultants to make them familiar with the new features available in updated version of SAP. Author: Vijaykumar P.Mantur

Company: Intelligroup Created on: 6 March 2010

Author Bio
Vijaykumar P.Mantur is presently working with Intelligroup in SAP SCM.He had worked on 5 Implementation and 1 support project in SAP PM and SAP QM module.

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Table of Contents
Plant Maintenance Functionality Changes SAP 4.7 to ECC 6.0 with EHPs. ..................................................... 4 Enhancement Packages: .................................................................................................................................... 4 SAP Mobile Asset Management version 3.0................................................................................................... 5 Basic Order View ............................................................................................................................................ 5 SAP 4.7 Service Notification Screen ............................................................................................................... 8 SAP Role: Maintenance Technician ............................................................................................................... 9 Enhanced List Editing ..................................................................................................................................... 9 Connection to Text Retrieval and Information Extraction (TREX) Search Engine........................................ 10 Mobile Work Clearance Management ........................................................................................................... 10 New Enterprise Asset Management Key Performance Indicators in the Former SAP Business Information Warehouse .................................................................................................................................................... 11 CAD Integration ............................................................................................................................................. 11 Business Benefits .......................................................................................................................................... 11 Maintenance Cost Budgeting ........................................................................................................................ 11 SAP ECC 6.0 - EHP2 ....................................................................................................................................... 11 New Pool Role 'Basic Maintenance Processing (EHP2) ............................................................................. 11 New Role 'Maintenance Planner (EHP 2) ..................................................................................................... 12 New role 'Maintenance Supervisor (EHP 2) ................................................................................................. 13 Installation and Dismantling of Equipment with Goods Movement ............................................................... 13 SAP ECC 6.0 - EHP3 ....................................................................................................................................... 15 Search for Equipment or Functional Location Using SAP Environmental Compliance Data (EHP 3) ......... 15 Display and Edit Environmental Compliance Data in Plant Maintenance (EHP 3)....................................... 15 Single User Interface for about 20 Transactions (EHP3) .............................................................................. 15 Efficient Data Setup Process for Single Objects and Complex Structures (EHP3). ..................................... 16 Clear Visibility in the Progress and Status of a Takeover at any Time (EHP3). ........................................... 16 Data Preprocessing Stage before Final Posting in SAP ERP (EHP 3) ........................................................ 16 Efficient Data Exchange between Business Partners with XML (EHP 3). .................................................... 16 SAP ECC 6.0 - EHP4 ....................................................................................................................................... 17 Planning and Execution of Inspection Rounds (EHP4) ................................................................................ 17 Enhanced Time Zone Management for Maintenance Processing (EHP4) ................................................... 17 Improved Maintenance Reports (EHP4) ....................................................................................................... 17 Improved Material Planning Integration with Maintenance Order (EHP4) .................................................... 18 Improvement in Fleet Maintenance Functionality (EHP4) ............................................................................ 18 Improvements in Automatic Release of Orders (EHP4) ............................................................................... 18 List Report for Maintenance Plan Items (EHP4) ........................................................................................... 18 Power list for Maintenance Plan (EHP4)....................................................................................................... 19 Power List for Service and Maintenance Orders (EHP4) ............................................................................. 19 SAP ECC 6.0 IMG Enhanced Settings for Order .......................................................................................... 21 Maintenance Order ....................................................................................................................................... 21 View Document Attached using Generic Object Services (EHP4) ............................................................... 22 Improvements to Maintain and Use Task List (EHP4) .................................................................................. 22

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Improved Work Clearance Management with Line-up (EHP4) ..................................................................... 22 Enhancements for Configuration Control (EHP4) ......................................................................................... 23 Refurbishment and Subcontracting (EHP4) .................................................................................................. 23 Enhanced Stock Determination for Maintenance and Service Processing (EHP4) ..................................... 23 Enhancements in Refurbishment Order (EHP4) ........................................................................................... 24 Enhancements in Subcontracting (EHP4) .................................................................................................... 24 Enhanced Warranty Management (EHP4) ................................................................................................... 25 Integration of Warranty Claims with Maintenance and Service Processing (EHP4) ................................... 25 Maintenance Event Builder and Logbook Innovations (EHP4) ..................................................................... 26 Enhancements in Maintenance Event Builder (EHP4) ................................................................................. 26 Enhanced Electronic Logbook (EHP4) ......................................................................................................... 26 Maintenance Event Builder ........................................................................................................................... 27 Continuous Improvements (EHP4) ............................................................................................................... 29 Related Content ................................................................................................................................................ 32 Copyright............................................................................................................ Error! Bookmark not defined.

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Plant Maintenance Functionality Changes SAP 4.7 to ECC 6.0 with EHPs.
SAP Enhancement Packages

Enhancement Packages:
With SAP enhancement packages, company can realize the following benefits: Innovation Picking and choosing new or improved business functions based on business demand is a simpler way to manage and deploy new business processes Stable user interfaces and processes after installation The existing applications user interfaces and processes will remain stable after the installation Flexibility The switch framework provides the flexibility to activate only the functionality needed Cost reduction Less effort is required to install functional enhancements (ideally as part of system maintenance), and standard test-case templates facilitate testing. No separate upgrade projects needed After having adopted the go-to releases of the core applications in SAP Business Suite 7 software, organisation can get benefited from innovation delivered with SAP enhancement packages.

Enhancement packages are optionally installed software innovations. The SAP enhancement packages available for the SAP ERP application have been designed for SAP ERP 6.0. Packages include functional enhancements, industry-specific functionality, and simplifications such as user-interface simplifications. With enhancement packages, organisation can adopt ongoing SAP software innovations at a lower cost than full upgrade projects. In addition, enterprise services are delivered with enhancement packages. Enhancement packages allow organization to get key innovations more frequently and with minimized disruption to running enterprise resource planning business processes. They are more convenient for organization, because organization can flexibly choose which part of an enhancement package to install and subsequently activate. For example, organization can choose which functionality to upgrade to best meet its business needs.

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SAP Mobile Asset Management version 3.0


Functionality Enhancement

This application provides new functionality: Push alert for technicians. Ability to change orders (created in the back end). Geographic information system (GIS) integration. Signature capture. Free-sorting functionality. Ability to create and change equipment and functional location. Usability improvements. a. Confirmation process (time and material). b. Optimized inspection result recording. c. Enhanced search functionalities. d. GUI for laptop/Tablet PC.
Business Benefits

This functionality provides the following benefits: It alerts technicians to download new work orders or notifications. It improves productivity. It improves data capture quality. It provides better information for route planning. It improves the user's experience. It improves and expedites the billing cycle.

Basic Order View


Functionality Enhancements

The new basic order view functionality comes with 19 predefined subscreens that can be used to create order types tailored to customer-specific needs, including the following:
Responsibilities:

Technical reference object. Dates (basic or enhanced view). Description (short or long text). Operation data (with selected fields or detailed data). Partner overview (basic or enhanced view) . Address data with dynamic tabs, depending on the number of available addresses. Service-specific data (being invisible for plant maintenance orders).

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Notification data (if customized for the order type to be visible). Table control with operations. Ability to switch between old and new GUI at any time.

Business Benefits

Benefits of the new basic order view are summarized as follows: a. Improved flexibility of user interface. b. Adjustability to business needs and different users. c. Faster identification of important data. d. Speeded-up data entry.
SAP 4.7 version Notification Screen

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SAP ECC 6.0 Notification Screen

Enhanced field

SAP 4.7 Customer Notification Screen

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SAP ECC 6.0 Customer Complaint Screen

Enhanced field

SAP 4.7 Service Notification Screen

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SAP Role: Maintenance Technician


Functionality Enhancements

The maintenance technician role provides a simple user interface for maintenance execution, request processing, confirmations, and reporting. It also displays the asset structure.
Business Benefits

This functionality provides the following benefits:

It reduces time spent on information exchange. It improves quality of maintenance work. It leverages transparency to promote collaboration on the shop floor.

Enhanced List Editing


Functionality Enhancements

This functionality addresses the following issues: Mass changes of orders and notifications Mass cancellation of confirmations Enhancements structure list

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Business Benefits

This functionality provides the following benefits: It improves user productivity. It speeds up change process. It improves data entry accuracy.

Connection to Text Retrieval and Information Extraction (TREX) Search Engine


Functionality Enhancements

Two new searches (quick search and advance search) through the text retrieval and information extraction (TREX) engine are implemented for the following maintenancerelated objects: a. Functional location b. Piece of equipment c. Material master d. Document

e. Class f. Characteristic
Business Benefits

With the new search, the user can enter a value or string, and the software will search through all those fields. With the search options available before the text retrieval and information extraction (TREX) search engine, the user had to know which field to search for a certain value. If the user wasnt sure about the field, the search was rather difficult and time consuming.

Mobile Work Clearance Management


Functionality Enhancements

SAP mobile work clearance management supports the logout/tag-out process by providing the following functionality: a. Confirmation of the execution of the activity b. Rejection of an activity for switching items only c. Confirmation of the completion of the activity.
Business Benefits

This functionality provides the following benefits: a. It supports the logout/tag-out process. b. It replaces the printout of operational lists. c. It improves productivity.

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New Enterprise Asset Management Key Performance Indicators in the Former SAP Business Information Warehouse
Functionality Enhancements

This functionality provides four new information providers: Data Store objects and Info cubes on costs on maintenance orders and measurement points and documents. This functionality also provides nine new queries on the following: 1. Work management key performance indicators (maintenance order scheduling). 2. Failures and failure modes of equipment. 3. Measurement points/counters and readings.
Business Benefits

This functionality provides the following benefits: 1. Enhanced reporting capabilities 2. More flexibility 3. Transparency of maintenance costs.

CAD Integration
Functionality Enhancements

SAP integration with CAD including Pro/E, CATIA, and Autodesk Inventor. Enhanced viewing options to view 2D & 3D dimensional files.
Business Benefits

Multiple users to simultaneously process an assembly for modifications and updates.

Maintenance Cost Budgeting


Functionality Enhancements

Budget for all costs for maintenance, inspection, and repair of technical assets.
Business Benefits

Better transparency, driving down maintenance costs & reflect changes in the near future.

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New Pool Role 'Basic Maintenance Processing (EHP2)
Functionality Enhancements

Basic maintenance processing is a generic role with a new simplified user interface. It supports an end-to-end approach for non-professional users to handle maintenance, including defect logging, message processing, and work confirmation. Process steps such as create order, create purchase requisition, and create confirmation are hidden in the background. Basic maintenance processing is an easy-to-implement, predefined, and preconfigured system.

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Business Benefits

Streamline the overall process of defect handling in the company. Give all employees an option to log defects on broken equipment easily. Transparency of maintenance effort and associated costs. Ready-to-use, preconfigured roles for a basic maintenance process. Transparency of maintenance status and details on maintenance notifications.

New Role 'Maintenance Planner (EHP 2)


Functionality Enhancements

For large maintenance organizations that have implemented SAP software for plant maintenance, the new maintenance planner role provides a Web-based user interface for maintenance planning. The predefined work centers enable maintenance planners to access and manage maintenancerelated data, perform analytics, and accelerate maintenance planning processes. The maintenance planner role focuses on collaboration, new features for work processing and structure display, and enhanced analytics to support a planner in planning, coordinating, and scheduling maintenance work in a organization.
Business Benefits Simplification of system access. Increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of maintenance planning work. Accessibility of all maintenance-relevant information through predefined personal work areas. Flexible data representation in a business context.

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New role 'Maintenance Supervisor (EHP 2)


Functionality Enhancements

For large maintenance organizations that have implemented SAP software for plant maintenance, the new maintenance supervisor role provides a Web-based user interface for monitoring maintenance activities. The predefined work centers enable maintenance planners to access and manage maintenance-related data, conduct analytics, and optimize and monitor resource usage within a supervisor's area of responsibility. The maintenance supervisor role focuses on collaboration, new features for work processing, structure display, and enhanced analytics to support the daily work of an supervisor in a maintenance organization.
Business Benefits

Simplification of system access. Optimize resource usage of maintenance work centers. Accessibility of all maintenance-relevant information through pre-defined personal work areas. Flexible data representation in a business context.

Installation and Dismantling of Equipment with Goods Movement


The following function modules (BAPIs) provide you with the functions of transaction IE4N (Install/Dismantle Equipment with Goods Movement) without processing a user interface: BAPI_IE4N_DISMANTLE BAPI_IE4N_EXCHANGE BAPI_IE4N_INSTALL Dismantling function of transaction IE4N (optionally with goods movement) Exchange function of transaction IE4N Installation function of transaction IE4N (optionally with goods movement) In addition, BAdI BAPI_IE4N_EXTEND enables you to extend the functionality of the BAPIs and append fields.
Tcode: IE4N in SAP 4.7

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Tcode: IE4N in SAP ECC 6.0

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Search for Equipment or Functional Location Using SAP Environmental Compliance Data (EHP 3)
Functionality Enhancements

This feature improves integration between plant maintenance of SAP ERP and the SAP Environmental Compliance application. On new tab pages in the search help of equipment and functional location in plant maintenance, the user can enter environmental compliance data to be used to search for equipment or functional locations. The system then searches for facilities in the SAP Environmental Compliance application that fulfill the search criteria and determines the equipment or functional location that has been assigned to the facility in the SAP Environmental Compliance application. This equipment or functional location then is the search result in plant maintenance.
Business Benefits

This feature improves integration between plant maintenance of SAP ERP and SAP Environmental Compliance, resulting in bidirectional integration of two applications that can leverage data for enterprise wide functions and reporting. Plant maintenance users can now use compliance and safety data to search for equipment and functional locations directly, which makes their daily work more productive and increases safety in the company. Display and Edit Environmental Compliance Data in Plant Maintenance (EHP 3)
Functionality Enhancements

This feature improves integration between plant maintenance of SAP ERP and the SAP Environmental Compliance application. The plant maintenance transactions to change and display equipment and functional locations contain a new tab page that shows important data of the facility that has been assigned to the equipment or functional location in the SAP Environmental Compliance application. From the tab page, the user can open the facility iView of SAP Environmental Compliance to display and change all data of the facility directly and therefore the compliance data of the equipment or functional location, because the facility contains all the compliance data of the assigned object.
Business Benefits

This feature improves integration between plant maintenance of SAP ERP and SAP Environmental Compliance, resulting in bidirectional integration of two applications that can leverage data for enterprise wide functions and reporting. Plant maintenance users can now display and edit the assets compliance and safety data directly in their application, which makes their daily work more productive and increases safety in the company.

Single User Interface for about 20 Transactions (EHP3)


Functionality Enhancements

The takeover and handover workbench combines the functionality of about 20 different transactions that would have to be executed individually to facilitate taking or handing over a complex technical asset.

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Business Benefits

The function streamlines the complex and tedious task of collecting and capturing all required information on the configuration and maintenance history of complex equipment when it is handed over to a subcontractor or being received from a refurbishment or repair contractor or from the original OEM in case of an initial takeover. Efficient Data Setup Process for Single Objects and Complex Structures (EHP3).
Functionality Enhancements

This feature applies to both takeover and handover. In case of takeover, it involves preparing all the data required by the contractor to carry out and document the overhaul or repair work. In case of a handover, it involves processing all the maintenance execution and configuration change information that comes back from the contractor. In case of an initial takeover, all the required equipment information (including configuration details like maintenance cycles) is prepared.
Business Benefits

The function streamlines the process by supporting the import of electronic data, data consistency and completeness checks, and determination of outstanding work. Clear Visibility in the Progress and Status of a Takeover at any Time (EHP3).
Functionality Enhancements

The takeover and handover functionality provides you with a clear status control concept for the processed assets.
Business Benefits

This function provides visibility and consistency checks to ensure the accuracy and completeness of all equipment-related configuration and maintenance information. Data Preprocessing Stage before Final Posting in SAP ERP (EHP 3)
Functionality Enhancements

Before posting configuration changes and maintenance history in SAP ERP, the data is staged for further plausibility checks by qualified technicians.
Business Benefits

By staging the information that was received from the OEM or contractor, the technicians or engineers can check the consistency and completeness of the information in a structured manner (instead of browsing through vendor-specific formats) before posting the information. Efficient Data Exchange between Business Partners with XML (EHP 3).
Functionality Enhancements

Data exchange between the partners (the OEM and the operator or maintenance organization) is handled electronically in a structured format.

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Business Benefits

By transmitting the information in a structured manner, the risk of erroneous or missed entries is eliminated. The electronic file forms a bundle that captures all the relevant information. The SAP software supports the export and import of XML-based data, which enables automation of the process to a large extent.

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Planning and Execution of Inspection Rounds (EHP4)
Functionality Enhancements

Up to now, there has been no way to plan and process routes for operator-based maintenance or inspection rounds in an easy way. Enhanced features can support possibilities to define routes for operator-based maintenance and streamline execution of the routes.
Business Benefits

Standard inspection rounds solution allows definition of a task list that can used to plan and execute inspection or operator rounds. Technical objects that need an inspection and measurement point that are used to record actual inspection results are linked together to prepare inspection rounds. Enhanced Time Zone Management for Maintenance Processing (EHP4)
Functionality Enhancements

Time zone support supports two different system or business constellations: 1. Distributed system landscape where all systems are working with the same time zone. 2. Central system landscape (only one system) where users from various time zones are working in the central system "Time Zone Support" supports two system or business constellations: a. Distributed system landscape where every system is working with the same time zone. b. Central system landscape (only one system) where users from various time zones are working on this central system.
Business Benefits

Enhanced time zone management ensures that each maintenance document can be consistently managed independently of the location of a technical object and the location of a user's workplace. Improved Maintenance Reports (EHP4)

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Functionality Enhancements

Proper reporting can drastically change the way that people can make business decisions. The following reports support maintenance planners and supervisors in making informed decisions. 1. POWER list for maintenance plans 2. POWER list for service and maintenance orders 3. Simplified reports for maintenance cost and maintenance backlog.
Business Benefits

Improved framework of simplified reporting allows usage of transactional data along with extracted information. That enables near-real-time reporting with a large volume of data. Improved Material Planning Integration with Maintenance Order (EHP4)
Functionality Enhancements

It is possible for maintenance planner to indicate when the vendor should deliver a part.
Business Benefits

More accurate material planning reduces disruption of maintenance work. Improvement in Fleet Maintenance Functionality (EHP4)
Functionality Enhancements

Basic order view has been enhanced with fields for fleet maintenance. To enable better reporting for fleet maintenance, SAP NetWeaver BI content has been improved for better reporting features required for maintaining a fleet of vehicles.
Business Benefits

Maintenance planners can make knowledge-based decisions with improved reports and simplified transactions. Improvements in Automatic Release of Orders (EHP4)
Functionality Enhancements

It is now possible to define whether the preventive maintenance order will be released automatically
Business Benefits

With these enhancements, the planner can review the planning cycle after setting up the new maintenance plans. Once the order created by maintenance plans are stable, the planner can set the feature of automatic release of order.

List Report for Maintenance Plan Items (EHP4)


Functionality Enhancements

Multilevel list reports are enhanced to select and view maintenance plan items.

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Business Benefits

Easy reporting along a multilevel list improves the information presented to maintenance planners, thereby improving the productivity of maintenance planners.

Power list for Maintenance Plan (EHP4)


Functionality Enhancements

The new POWL Maintenance Plan is used as a worklist to get an overview of the maintenance plan. It contains information on all call off objects (documents), which are created through a maintenance plan. a. Display of contracts b. Display of service orders c. Display of notifications d. Display of purchase orders e. Display and Change of maintenance plan
Business Benefits

Improve productivity and effectively of an Service Delivery Manager and/or Maintenance Planner.

Power List for Service and Maintenance Orders (EHP4)


Functionality Enhancements

You can use this new worklist to get an overview of the maintenance and service orders with all related follow-up documents for the service delivery. 1. Display and Change of service and maintenance orders 2. Display of equipments 3. Display of customers 4. Display of SD documents 5. Display of notifications

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Business Benefits

Improved productivity of an Service Delivery Manager or Maintenance Planner. SAP 4.7 IMG Settings for Order

SAP ECC 6.0 IMG Enhanced Settings for Order

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SAP ECC 6.0 IMG Enhanced Settings for Order Use In this IMG activity, you define view profiles for the Order which can be used for maintenance. You can assign multiple tab pages to each view profile. In profile we define tabs which are needed in the order view. After creating the profile we assign it to Order types. Advantage of using this field, we can make available the fields or subscreen which should be available in the order view and which are not required we will just deactivate it or we will not activate those subscreen in order. This enhancement feature is available in SAP new version ECC 6.0 with EHP 4.0. Maintenance Order Below figure it shows how Maintenance order is configured. Profile is created as Test to this profile field which are required are assigned as shown and later the same profile is assigned to order type.

Display of the order screen with profile created earlier. In this way we can add and remove the Tabs/Sub screen for the Maintenance order

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View Document Attached using Generic Object Services (EHP4)


Functionality Enhancements

It is possible to attach documents to technical objects directly using generic object services. These documents can be viewed during transaction processing. Most of the transactions of maintenance processing are enhanced to show the availability of documents.
Business Benefits

New development will reduce time and effort to view documents. Improvements to Maintain and Use Task List (EHP4)
Functionality Enhancements

It is now possible to record change pointers for maintenance task list. This new feature allows tracking changes that may occur for a maintenance task list. Task lists maintenance is enhanced so that fields like unloading point and recipient can be maintained in a task list, and the details are copied to orders if the task list is used to create the order.
Business Benefits

Improved productivity and efficiency for maintenance planners.

Improved Work Clearance Management with Line-up (EHP4)


Functionality Enhancements

Complex assets require functionality to view and verify current and normal operational conditions for a group of logically related technical objects. The line-up functionality provides a mechanism by which planners can update the current operational conditions for a group of logically related technical objects en masse.

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Business Benefits

Improved productivity of planner and technician in the field. Enhancements for Configuration Control (EHP4)
Functionality Enhancements

Configuration control application can be used by maintenance or service organizations to manage technical objects that have a high risk because of safety, environment, or production. It has two components: 1. Master parts list that manages the engineering information. Master parts list depicts all the possible valid combinations of parts that can be installed at different locations. 2. Configuration control check transaction identifies whether the actual technical structure has valid parts as described in the master parts list.
Business Benefits

Better integration between engineering and maintenance ensures a safe and efficient process to manage a technical object. Flexible modeling of master parts list allows a more realistic depiction of engineering information for the technical object. Refurbishment and Subcontracting (EHP4)
Functionality Enhancements

Making parts of the A&D (Aerospace and design) subcontracting and refurbishment order solution are available without using business function set DIMP. These features will help manage in-house or subcontracted repairs and overhaul of parts and equipment. Early Adopters: New and installed base in asset-oriented industries, such as A&D, mining, oil & gas, utilities, and so on 19 SAP Enhancement Package 4 for SAP ERP .
Business Benefits

Visibility and tracking of all parts that are under repair or refurbishment. Helps streamline order planning and execution. This enhancement simplifies the process steps and improves the availability of proper transactional data. Enhanced Stock Determination for Maintenance and Service Processing (EHP4)
Functionality Enhancements

Stock determination enhancement simplifies the stock determination process. It uses predetermined rules to issue parts for orders so that the planner does not need to define the stock type during an early stage.

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Business Benefits

Improved rule-based reservation reduces unplanned consumption and improves the material planning processes Enhancements in Refurbishment Order (EHP4)

Enhancements in Subcontracting (EHP4)


Functionality Enhancements

When performing maintenance or providing maintenance services to customers, serialized or nonserialized parts can be sent to a vendor. Enhancement in subcontracting process allows integration between the maintenance process and the procurement processes. The subcontracting solution allows integrated management of maintenance or service order processing with procurement processes to purchase services from an external vendor. It also ensures visibility of parts throughout the time when it is outside the organization, enabling the planner to concentrate on reducing operation costs at reduced inventory.
Business Benefits

1. Improved visibility of parts that are under repairs or refurbishment by subcontractors; reduces inventory needed to maintain an asset. 2. Better information flow between maintenance and procurement team reduces turn-around time to repair a part. 3. Reduced turn-around time improves service level and reduces cost because of inventories

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Enhanced Warranty Management (EHP4)


Functionality Enhancements

Integration of warranty management with PS order Availability of the entire A&D warranty solution outside of business function set DIMP.
Business Benefits

Improves visibility of warranty claim starting from its creation until its settlement. Improved visibility reduces processing time and allows detailed analysis of all claims.

Integration of Warranty Claims with Maintenance and Service Processing (EHP4)


Functionality Enhancements

Integration between warranty claim process with maintenance and service processing allows better visibility regarding claimable work performed by the maintenance team and improves collection of claims
Business Benefits

1. Improved communication between maintenance team and warranty processing team 22 SAP Enhancement Package 4 for SAP ERP. 2. Reduced errors in claims. 3. Reduced time to collect and approve the claims. 4. Improved return parts process.

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Maintenance Event Builder and Logbook Innovations (EHP4)


Functionality Enhancements

Enhancements in the authorization concept for the maintenance event builder Enhancement in aircraft logbook.
Business Benefits

The authorization enhancement for the maintenance event builder improves information security and compliance of technical objects. Enterprise asset management is enhanced to provide user log books with all the technical objects that belong to one hierarchy. That improves the visibility of information and the productivity of technicians. 24 SAP Enhancement Package 4 for SAP ERP . Enhancements in Maintenance Event Builder (EHP4)
Functionality Enhancements

It improves the authorization aspects of the information displayed by using the maintenance event builder. It also populates the WBS element on the location tab of maintenance and service orders.
Business Benefits

Maintenance event builder improves data and information security. Maintenance event builder can be assigned to a WBS element, ensuring consistent data usage in the maintenance order.

Enhanced Electronic Logbook (EHP4)


Functionality Enhancements

The logbook is an application that is used to record and track the discrepancies, readings taken, and events that occur during line maintenance operations. This tool provides the staff operating the assets with the functions to log defects and enter operational data. It provides maintenance personnel, such as maintenance engineers and technicians, with functions that ensure the timely and reliable execution of their maintenance tasks.
Business Benefits

The enhanced electronic logbook improves visibility of details in logbook transactions. Decisions can be made quickly when unnecessary data can be hidden.

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Maintenance Event Builder


The maintenance event builder is an intuitive, easy-to-use work bench to plan maintenance events The maintenance event builder handles the following activities: Revision: describes an opportunity to perform maintenance on assets and allows maintenance planner to group a set of maintenance requests that can be performed during that opportunity Notifications: work requirements are listed so that planner can view, select and assign outstanding maintenance notifications to a maintenance opportunity Orders: planner can create plant maintenance or customer service orders from the task lists and task list hierarchies in the notifications. Project: planner can use a project network so that orders can be sequenced for optimized execution Planning: the planning board displays all planned events for given technical objects and maintenance events.

IMG Screen in SAP 4.7

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Maintenance Event Builder


The Maintenance Event Builder screen displays information relevant to the maintenance planning process, including outstanding maintenance requirements, due dates for work, and related work orders. Maintenance Event Builder supports the planner by creating work packages that include outstanding maintenance requirements for upcoming maintenance events. A maintenance event can represent a heavy maintenance event or a line maintenance event. Once you have set up the work package you can generate required work orders for technicians.

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Log Book
The Logbook is an easy-to-use tool that supports the controlling and execution of daily maintenance tasks for assets in operation. This tool provides personnel, who are operating the assets, with the functions to log defects and operational data. It provides maintenance personnel, such as maintenance engineers and technicians, with functions that ensure the timely and reliable execution of their maintenance tasks. Feature of Log Book Capture defect information Capture operational data Monitor incoming defects/assign solutions Generate material and capacity requirements Complete maintenance activities Defer defects Certify complete maintenance activities

Continuous Improvements (EHP4)


Functionality Enhancements

Continuous improvements for fleet and vehicle management, maintenance orders, task lists, maintenance plans, and so on .
Business Benefits 1. Fleet maintenance planners can make knowledge.

2. Based decisions with improved reports and simplified transactions. 3. Improved framework of simplified reporting allows usage of transactional data along with extracted information. 4. Standard inspection rounds solution allows definition of a task list that can used to plan and execute inspection or operator rounds. 5. Reduced time and effort to view documents. 6. Easy reporting along a multilevel list improves the information presented maintenance planners thereby improving the productivity of maintenance planners.
Tcode IW42 in SAP 4.7

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In overall completion confirmation additional feature like Measurement/counter reading, Task, Activities feature are available which is not available in SAP R/3 4.7

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Tcode IW42 We can direct input the measurement/counter reading in this Tcode

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