SAP Maintenance Management


Maintenance Management

is giving special attention to each physical asset to keep it running at peak performance. By physically keeping equipment maintenance up to date, uptime and productivity are maximized. A computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) can be used primarily to manage the maintenance of equipment and machinery. Asset management will take a holistic view of the entire lifecycle, to analyze data for the work to be performed on that asset. This includes planning, procurement, operations, and the disposal of assets. This optimizes the quality and utilization of the assets to improve uptime, reduce operational costs, and mitigate risk.

Maintenance Management

is giving special attention to each physical asset to keep it running at peak performance. By physically keeping equipment maintenance up to date, uptime and productivity are maximized. A computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) can be used primarily to manage the maintenance of equipment and machinery. Asset management will take a holistic view of the entire lifecycle, to analyze data for the work to be performed on that asset. This includes planning, procurement, operations, and the disposal of assets. This optimizes the quality and utilization of the assets to improve uptime, reduce operational costs, and mitigate risk.

SAP Maintenance Management is an SAP S/4HANA Cloud software that performs maintenance management by three main activities:

  1. Asset operations and planning: Monitor time sensitive work for maintenance and spare parts inventory.
  2. Maintenance scheduling. Track work status and build schedules through simulations for scope and workload.
  3. Maintenance execution. Complete planned or unplanned maintenance tasks more efficiently.

Industries can spend billions of dollars to install, operate, and maintain all types of assets. Digital technologies can offer tremendous opportunities for organizations to modernize their asset management operations. SAP Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) software allows you to maintain and service physical assets with real-time insights, the internet of things (loT), machine learning, mobility, and predictive analysis.

Key Capabilities for SAP Enterprise Asset Management include:

  • Complete maintenance management, with demand processing, planning and mobile execution
  • Smart maintenance scheduling with resource allocation for people, tools, and materials
  • Real-time analytics and insight into maintenance costs, breakdown rates, and damages
  • Asset performance monitoring with proactive issue detection and response
  • Comprehensive environment, health, and safety (EHS) management

Key Considerations for SAPinsiders are:

  • Maintenance Automation in SAP System Environments: Listen to the technology insight where SAPinsider’s Vice President and Research Director Robert Holland sat down with Ricardo Garcia Cavero, Principal Portfolio Architect at Red Hat, to discuss strategies for maximizing maintenance operations in SAP system environments.
  • Transform Asset Management with SAP Solutions. Read the SAP white paper about asset trends in the digital world. Learn how digital technologies are bringing tremendous opportunities for organizations to revolutionize their asset management performance.

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  1. Plan and Schedule a Sustainment Program for Complex Assets to Increase Uptime

    Reading time: 21 mins

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

    Reading time: 34 mins

    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…...…
  3. Introduce Multiple Maintenance KPIs with an Enhanced Counter Plan in SAP EAM

    Reading time: 12 mins

    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…...…
  4. Plan Service or Maintenance Order Operations Using Configurable Task Lists

    Reading time: 24 mins

    /Project ManagementLearn 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…...…
  5. Better Inspect and Maintain Your Critical Equipment with SAP PM and SAP QM

    Reading time: 18 mins

    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…...…
  6. Achieve Increased Efficiency through the Integration of Maintenance and Production

    Reading time: 15 mins

    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)…...…
  7. Move Beyond “Drag and Drop” with the OM Maintenance Expert Mode

    Reading time: 36 mins

    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…...…
  8. Two Methods to Procure Third-Party Services in SAP EAM

    Reading time: 16 mins

    Organizations sometimes seek services from external agencies for maintenance functions. Learn how materials management and plant maintenance functions integrate for handling those external services in Enterprise Asset Management. Key Concept You can generate a single purchase order per breakdown occurrence or preventative maintenance requirement with external services. For periodical services, you can settle each service…...…
  9. Retrieve the Details of Table or View Maintenance Generators in a Single Screen

    Reading time: 10 mins

    Use ABAP code to create a utility that provides you the details of having more than one table or view maintenance generator in a single screen. With it, you can view all the table and view maintenance generator details that you have created in your system or that are already available in the standard system…....…
  10. Save Time on License and Maintenance Certificate Management with SAP Solution Manager

    Reading time: 16 mins

    ManagerLearn how to use SAP Solution Manager to centrally distribute your license and maintenance certificates to all relevant managed systems. Automatic distribution eradicates the need to manually request the licenses from the SAP Service Marketplace and install them manually in each system. Key Concept SAP has licenses that need to be installed in the system…...…