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Measuring Points:

Q: What predefined categories of measuring points are available?


A: Measuring point general and general usage. Each has a different uniqueness check.

Q: What settings are available in customising for measuring point categories?


A: Uniqueness check, catalogue type, message setting and tolerance period for measuring
time in future for measurement document. Settings are made in transaction define
measuring points categories.

How is counter replacement shown in the system?


A: The counter replacement is shown by using (create) a measure document to enter the
value of the new counter, the difference is 0. The menu path is edit>replace counter.

Plant Maintenance Assembly

August 17th, 2007

Assemblies are not plant-specific. They are considered design/phantom/grouping type of


materials. They aren’t physical materials but rather a grouping of physical materials.

The idea is that you create an IBAU for each of these “groupings” of parts then you
create a material BOM (or rather a maintenance assembly BOM) in CS01 like you would
normally do for a typical material BOM except that the parent or source material is your
new IBAU.

Next you would create an equipment BOM where you would add your IBAU as a
component of that equipment BOM. Since maintenance assemblies (aka IBAUs) are not
plant-specific you must add the IBAU to the equipment BOM as a PM Structure Element
(BOM Item Category of “I”).

Definition and Formula for PM terms


August 17th, 2007

Can somebody give me definition and it’s formula for calculation of the following
terms:
1. Equipment Uptime
2. Equipment Efficiency
3. Equipment Effectiveness

The question is too vague to give a precise answer. Uptime, Efficiency and Effectiveness
will depend on how you have defined these terms, what sort of plant/process you are
measuring and how you measure them in practise.

Having said that, here is an attempt at answering your question

1. Uptime is the total time that a machine or process is available to perform its function.

UPTIME = Total Time Available – Downtime Downtime consists of both planned and
unplanned events.

2. Equipment Efficiency – What do see as the difference between 2&3?

SAP PM Support Problem Solution


May 14th, 2007

How can I hide a tab page from equipment master. e.g I want to hide the tab page
‘Classfication ’ ?
How I can add new tab page say ’ New Clasification’ ?

You need to create/change view profile attached to the relevant equipment category. You
can change add or hide any of the tabs present for usage and also set any tab title.

Plant Maintenance and Customer Services-> Master Data in Plant Maintenance and
Customer Service
->Technical Objects ->General Data -> Set View Profiles for Technical Objects

Then assign this profile to the equipment category in :


Plant Maintenance and Customer Services-> Master Data in Plant Maintenance and
Customer Service
->Technical Objects -> Equipment -> Maintain Equipment Category

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Plant Maintenance Q & A - Rept &
Analyses - Mgt of Task Lists
May 14th, 2007

Reporting & Analyses

Q: What are the components of the maintenance history? A: Completed notifications,


completed and historical orders, usage lists. Q: How can you display a list of install
locations for a piece of equipment? A: In transaction IE02, change equipment use the
menu path >extras>usage list, ensure location field is displayed in the current variant. Q:
What are the central modules for evaluations and analysis in the PMIS? A: Information
structures form the basis for standard analysis, they contain a combination of
characteristics and key figures with time base (period) The available information
structures are: S016, S062, S063, S065, S115 and S116. Q: What is standard analysis,
what are available in SAP? A: Standard analysis are complete predefined analysis that
stop at one of the standard information structures. The following are available: object
class, manufacturer, location, planner group, damage analysis, object statistics,
breakdown analysis, cost analysis. Management of Task Lists Q: How is usage, status and
increment controlled for the task list and how can these parameters be predefined for the
user? A: From within the transaction IA05, create general task lists, status and increment
are defined by populating the user profile with the parameter PIN and value of increment
example 0000001. Q: How does the control key come into the task list as default? A: The
control key is copied from the work centre default values screen Q: What is the structure
(main components) of a task list? A: The task list comprises of a header containing
default data, an operations screen containing details of tasks to be performed during
maintenance and there is an components screen containing spare part material
information. There are also functions for relationships, PRT’s and where applicable
functions for inspection characteristics, service and maintenance packages. Q: What types
of task lists are available? A: Functional location, equipment and general task lists? Q:
What is different about general task lists? A: Unlike functional location and equipment
task lists, general task lists are maintained independent of a object, the general task lists
can be split by group, each group can have a maximum of 99 counters which can be
regarded as individual task lists. The functional location and equipment task lists are
object dependent, the object acts as the group in this case and there can be 99 task lists
per object. Q: Making a cost estimate for a task list, how would you proceed? A: Use
transaction IA16, evaluations>task list costing. Q: What options are available for entry of
task lists into a work order? A: Direct entry, to reference object, general task lists for
assembly, general task lists for object structure and general task lists. Q: Generate a
where used list for a work centre, how do you proceed? A: Evaluations>work centre
where used, transaction CA82. Q: How do you create a configuration profile for
configurable task lists? A: Plant maintenance>planned maintenance>maintenance task
lists>task lists>general task lists>configuration profile>create
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Measuring Points Questions in SAP PM


May 14th, 2007

Measuring Points:
Q: What predefined categories of measuring points are available?
A: Measuring point general and general usage. Each has a different uniqueness check.

Q: What settings are available in customising for measuring point categories?


A: Uniqueness check, catalogue type, message setting and tolerance period for measuring
time in future for measurement document. Settings are made in transaction define
measuring points categories.

Q: How is counter replacement shown in the system?


A: The counter replacement is shown by using (create) a measure document to enter the
value of the new counter, the difference is 0. The menu path is edit>replace counter.

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Questions Answers on PM Equipment


May 14th, 2007

Q: How do you create a new equipment category in customising?


A: IMG>plant maintenance>master data in plant maintenance>technical
objects>equipment>equipment categories>maintain equipment category. Q: What
functions are determined by the category of the equipment? A: In the IMG transaction for
defining equipment categories, reference category, change documents, alphanumerical
numbering, work flow event, object information key, view profile can also define
additional business views and number ranges in other transactions. Q: What settings in
customising are available to create a view profile. A: Using the transaction in the IMG
>technical objects>general data>set view profiles for technical objects the following
settings are possible:
Screen group by technical object (floc, equip), Tab number, description, active tab
indicator, 4 possible sub screens per tab, 18 sub screens available for choice, icons and
texts. Q: Which business views can be activated in addition to the view profile? A: PRT’s,
SD data, Config, Serialisation, Other data. Q: What transaction is used to allow the
equipment category to be installed at the functional location also what transaction is used
for the usage of equipment to be defined, what other settings are possible? A: Transaction
OIEP, define installation at functional location, indicator for install. OIEH for defining
usage history, mark the time segment field with an X (yes). Q: To review changes made
to an equipment over a period of time what functionality is used, what settings are made
in customising? A: Extras>action log displays changes in the master data, change
documents must be activated in customising. Q: What is the usage type for BOMs in
plant maintenance, where in customising is this defined, what usage indicators are
available? A: Usage 4 is for PM, transaction OICD ‘change BOM usage’ details the usage
options, production, end/design, spare parts, pm, sales and costing. Q: What other BOM
usage types are available? A: Production, Engineering Design, Spare Parts, Sales and
costing. Q: What default item categories are predefined in the system, what customising
transaction is used? A: Transaction OICK, define item categories in customising is used,
D – document item, I – PM structure element, K – class item, L – stock item, M – intra
material, N – son stock item, R – variable size item and T – text item.
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SAP PM Questions Answers on


Functional Locations
May 14th, 2007

Q: Is the functional location structure indicator unique across the system?


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Track New Plant Machine Installed at


Customer Site
May 14th, 2007

My business requirement is that the plant people will installed new machine at customer
site.
So how can I track this scenario in SAP Customer Service module?

You can use functional location to describe in geographical sense the areas where
customers are located.

Create Functional Locations based on the Structure indicator you define in IMG

Ensure that in strucutre tab “Equipment Installation Allowed ” check box is checked.

Whenever you carry out the installation of equipment , ensure that the Equipment is
installed in the Sturcture Tab in the Functional Location field.

Since you have created the functional location as that allows installation, you can install
the equipment.

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Plant Maintenance Assembly


May 14th, 2007

Assemblies are not plant-specific. They are considered design/phantom/grouping type of


materials. They aren’t physical materials but rather a grouping of physical materials.

The idea is that you create an IBAU for each of these “groupings” of parts then you
create a material BOM (or rather a maintenance assembly BOM) in CS01 like you would
normally do for a typical material BOM except that the parent or source material is your
new IBAU.

Next you would create an equipment BOM where you would add your IBAU as a
component of that equipment BOM. Since maintenance assemblies (aka IBAUs) are not
plant-specific you must add the IBAU to the equipment BOM as a PM Structure Element
(BOM Item Category of “I”).

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SAP Training

Phase 5: Go Live and Support—

Now you are ready to go live with your productive system! Afterwards, the project team
focuses on supporting the end users, for which training may not be completed. It is also
necessary to establish procedures and measurements to review the benefits of your
investment in R/3 on an ongoing basis. Key SAP Services to support you in this phase
include

Basis interview questions—

ST02 / ST03 In general via table buffers, you could go into the whole Work Process, roll
in, roll out, heap (private) memory, etc. however just as a Unix or DBA admin would
know, is you look this up when needed for the exact specifics.

Outlook: Global ASAP—

R/3 is configured to satisfy the business and strategic needs of many large corporations.
The strategic needs and historical IT environment of each of these customer has a
significant effect on the way the R/3 System is implemented. One thing unites all these
customers: their need to structure the implementation according to a global approach.
Global AcceleratedSAP is designed to provide a uniform rollout concept.

Phase 3: Realization—
The purpose of Phase 3 is to configure the R/3 System, in order to have an integrated and
documented solution which fulfills your business process requirements.

SAP Basis Certification Sample Questions—

SAP Basis Certification Sample Questions

Q: How is counter replacement shown in the system?


A: The counter replacement is shown by using (create) a measure document to enter the
value of the new counter, the difference is 0. The menu path is edit>replace counter.

Additional Functions:

Q: Can an object link to a web address be created for a master record, how do you
proceed?
A: plant maintenance>technical objects>equipment>change. Screen displayed: change
equipment >system>links.

Q: Send the master record of equipment to another person using the office
functions, how do you proceed?
A: plant maintenance>technical objects>equipment>change. Screen displayed: change
equipment >system>workflow>send object with note

Q: What functions are defined in customising for partner determination, what


transaction is used?
A: IMG>master data in plant maintenance>basic settings>partner data>define partner
determination procedure, transaction VOP2, there are 13 different partner functions to
choose

Q: How do you assign a partner determination procedure to a piece of equipment?


A: IMG>master date in plant maintenance>technical objects>equipment>assign partner
determination procedure to equipment category, transaction OIEV. Select row and enter
procedure, responsibilities for some determination procedures can be entered, i.e. ER for
employee responsible etc.

Q: Display the user status procedures available in customising, what statuses are
maintained, how is the status regulated, which business management operations are
allowed for an example status?
A: IMG>master data in plant maintenance>basic settings>maintain user status,
transaction OIBS. Select profile to view details, business transactions can be controlled
via indicators for influence, allowed, warning, disabled and active etc. Where statuses
have a status number, this means that the statuses mutually exclude one another, that is
only one status can be set any one time. Statuses are allocated lowest and highest
numbers which determines when the can be displayed, example: highest can only be
switched upward.

Q: How do you assign the user status profile to a piece of equipment?


A: IMG>master data in plant maintenance>technical objects>equipment>assign user
status profile to equipment category. Transaction OIEB.

Serial Numbers:

Q: To display the serial data view in the master record and what settings in
customising to allow this are required?
A: To display serial data access transaction IE02 change equipment click serial data tab,
define the additional business view for serialisation in customising transaction OIEG to
activate serial data tab.

Q: What does the stock check of a serial number comprise?


A: During the stock check of a serial number, the stock batch, master batch, special stock,
customer, and sales order are also checked in addition to the plant and storage location if
a goods movement occurs. This ensures synchronisation of stock information in the serial
number with that in materials.

Q: How is the stock check configured in customising?


A: IMG>master data in plant maintenance>technical objects>serial number
management>define serial number profiles, OIS2 - the stock check is activated for each
serial number profile in the column STKCK. You can also define how the system should
respond in the event of inconsistencies, warnings, errors or no stock validation.

Q: What settings can be defined for the Serialisation of Equipment, what


transaction in customising is used?
A: IMG>master data in plant maintenance>technical objects>serial number
management>define serial number profiles, OIS2. The available settings are: existing
requirement (created first indicator) equipment category assignment, stock check and
serialisation procedures by usage and proposal type for equipment (on processing of
procedure)
Questions Answers on PM Equipment
Equipment
1: How do you create a new equipment category in customising?
A: IMG>plant maintenance>master data in plant maintenance>technical
objects>equipment>equipment categories>maintain equipment category.

2: What functions are determined by the category of the equipment?


A: In the IMG transaction for defining equipment categories, reference category,
change documents, alphanumerical numbering, work flow event, object information key,
view profile can also define additional business views and number ranges in other
transactions.

3: What settings in customising are available to create a view profile.


A: Using the transaction in the IMG >technical objects>general data>set view profiles
for technical objects the following settings are possible:
Screen group by technical object (floc, equip), Tab number, description, active tab
indicator, 4 possible sub screens per tab, 18 sub screens available for choice, icons and
texts.

4: Which business views can be activated in addition to the view profile?


A: PRT’s, SD data, Config, Serialisation, Other data.

5: What transaction is used to allow the equipment category to be installed at the


functional location also what transaction is used for the usage of equipment to be
defined, what other settings are possible?
A: Transaction OIEP, define installation at functional location, indicator for install.
OIEH for defining usage history, mark the time segment field with an X (yes).

6: To review changes made to an equipment over a period of time what


functionality is used, what settings are made in customising?
A: Extras>action log displays changes in the master data, change documents must be
activated in customising.

Bills of Materials
7: What is the usage type for BOMs in plant maintenance, where in customising is
this defined, what usage indicators are available?
A: Usage 4 is for PM, transaction OICD ‘change BOM usage’ details the usage
options, production, end/design, spare parts, pm, sales and costing.

8: What other BOM usage types are available?


A: Production, Engineering Design, Spare Parts, Sales and costing.

9: What default item categories are predefined in the system, what customising
transaction is used?
A: Transaction OICK, define item categories in customising is used, D - document
item, I – PM structure element, K – class item, L – stock item, M – intra material, N –
son stock item, R – variable size item and T – text item.
Component Allocation in Task List
Whenever I am attaching components in task list, item category is coming "L" i,e
stockable by default & it is greyed out. I want to change it to non stockable.

In standard SAP in a task list the item cat is taken from the Material Master . That is the
reason its greyed . To solve your issue you can create the BOM and have the non stock
spare added as a BOM. In the task list you can select material from BOM.

Equipment BOM
Equipment Task List Component Tab