An Introduction to SAP Joint Venture Accounting, Part I

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  1. 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…...…
  2. Cross-plant Planning in SAP S/4HANA with MRP – Part 1

    In cross-plant planning within S/4HANA, two primary approaches exist. One involves the utilization of the special procurement key within the MRP functionality, while the other entails employing the SAP Add-on known as cross-plant planning. This series will discuss the available options for cross-plant planning in SAP S/4HANA. Part 1 explores these options in conjunction with…
  3. Maintain an Asset Hierarchy Using the Plant Information Catalog in SAP MII

    Learn how to create, maintain, and consume a Plant Information Catalog (PIC) hierarchy in SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence (SAP MII). Discover how to integrate shop floor data and enterprise data from SAP ERP in the PIC. Key Concept Plant Information Catalog (PIC) is a framework provided by SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence (SAP MII)…...…
  4. Control User Compliance to a Stipulated Source of Supply Using a Source List

    Learn how to set up and implement the SAP system functionality to enforce user compliance to an approved source of supply with a source list at the plant and material levels in the SAP ERP Materials Management Purchasing (MM-PUR) component. Key Concept A source list can be a vital tool for achieving 100 percent user…...…
  5. Implement ATP and Stock Transfer Flows for Virtual Distribution Plants in SAP ECC 6.0

    By Amir Ashfaq Hussain, Infosys Technologies, Limited In business scenarios in which virtual plants are created within SAP ERP systems for administrative purposes, managing available-to-promise (ATP) checks and stock transfers presents challenges. SAP provides two options that address plant-to-plant transfer issues in virtual plants. Based on North American or European business scenarios, these lessons learned…...…
  6. Effectively Create a Standard Cost Estimate Across Plants

    ManagementA complex manufacturing scenario may require operations to be carried out in different plants that manufacture a given good at various stages. Weigh the pros and cons of SAP’s four methods for creating a standard cost estimate for a semi-finished good in the receiving plant in a multiple-plant scenario. Key Concept A standard cost estimate…...…
  7. 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…...…
  8. How to Create a Global Template to Configure SAP MM Processes in Implementations and Rollouts

    Learn how to create a global template for configuring materials management (MM) processes. Follow the MM configuration steps involved in SAP implementation and roll-out projects and see how to optimize the global template. Key Concept In the current business context, businesses are spending billions of dollars in SAP implementations and rollouts. By creating a global…...…
  9. 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…...…
  10. 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…...…