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  1. Centralize and Simplify SAP Solution Maintenance Across Your System Landscape with the Maintenance Optimizer — An

    Manager SAPexperts/IT Keeping your SAP solutions up-to-date across development, test, and production landscapes is a daunting task, and the growing number of applications, functionalities, and integrated technologies only adds to the challenge. SAP Solution Manager 4.0 introduces the Maintenance Optimizer, a tool that centralizes and simplifies solution maintenance across your entire landscape — it detects…...…
  2. Plan and Schedule a Sustainment Program for Complex Assets to Increase Uptime

    Managing a fleet of complex assets requires a well-organized and detailed approach to document maintenance requirements and to schedule their execution. The aim is to balance uptime for the asset and leverage the use of the repair facility. These capabilities are available using SAP’s Maintenance Program Definition (MPD) Workbench and Maintenance Event Builder (MEB). Using…...…
  3. Plan Service or Maintenance Order Operations Using Configurable Task Lists

    Learn how to use a configurable general maintenance task list to perform sophisticated planning that can streamline operations. This solution enables companies with customer service or internal plant maintenance operations to minimize their master data and facilitate their administrative tasks. Key Concept Service or maintenance planners in customer service or plant maintenance operations often face…...…
  4. Achieve Budgetary Control of Unplanned Service Procurement and Projects Using Value Limit Strategies

    Learn how to use different value limit strategies to control spending on unplanned service procurement and budgetary allocation for projects. Key Concept Value limit is a functionality within purchase requisition and purchase order (PO) documents that can be applied to set a benchmark value for a project or service procurement if the cost and possibly…...…
  5. Manage an SAP Production Release Using Standard Implementation Routines and ChaRM Maintenance Cycles

    Manager Learn about the functional tasks and routines necessary to run an SAP production release using Change Request Management (ChaRM) maintenance cycles. Discover the recommended cross-industry best practices that change managers or release managers can use to deliver production fixes and system enhancements to an implemented SAP solution. Key Concept Change management strategies and Change…...…
  6. Managing the Challenges of Payroll Application Maintenance

    Companies that implement SAP payroll also have to plan and execute a strategy for application maintenance of the payroll systems. When implementing it globally, they have even bigger challenges for keeping the payroll applications up to date with regulatory and other changes. Compared to other applications, payroll applications need higher maintenance and upkeep due to…...…
  7. Better Inspect and Maintain Your Critical Equipment with SAP PM and SAP QM

    Many regulations require regular inspection and maintenance of equipment to control the risk of accidents. You can cover these regulations by creating new processes with a combination of SAP plant maintenance (PM) and quality management (QM) modules. Key Concept Security is a hot topic in periodic maintenance activities to protect equipment, the environment, and especially…...…
  8. Introduce Multiple Maintenance KPIs with an Enhanced Counter Plan in SAP EAM

    Learn about the detailed process of setting up enhanced multiple counter plans in SAP Enterprise Asset Management (EAM). With this preventive plan, you can maintain assets using multiple cycle sets. Each cycle set can correspond to a specific counter-based (performance-based) reading or to the lifetime of the equipment. After meeting the defined criteria of preventive…...…
  9. Achieve Increased Efficiency through the Integration of Maintenance and Production

    Learn the steps to build the integration between maintenance activities and production planning/detailed scheduling in SAP Advanced Planning & Optimization. See how integration between these areas and departments creates more visibility over common processes to help alert planners to possible downtimes and lack of materials. Key Concept Many companies rely on SAP Production Planning (PP)…...…
  10. Move Beyond “Drag and Drop” with the OM Maintenance Expert Mode

    In the second of a two-part series about viewing and maintaining Organizational Management (OM) structures in SAP HR, the author covers the Expert mode of maintenance. Using screenprints, he explains the Expert mode’s functionality as well as its benefits and drawbacks. The following is the second of a two-part series on viewing and maintaining Organizational…...…