Optimal Maintenance Processing with SAP R/3 PM

The maintenance module of SAP R/3, called PM for short, now supports the efficient processing of maintenance services with an impressive range of functions. It covers the entire range of tasks for the corporate maintenance function, including everything from maintenance to servicing, inspection, and the execution of large-scale projects. The controlling of maintenance services and task-oriented user prompts cover all of the requirements for a state-of-the-art maintenance management system.

This seminar deals with the optimal exploitation of SAP's range of functions, and is intended to show you ways to use SAP PM optimally in maintenance to simplify business processes, save costs and improve the pertinence and timeliness of information.

We have developed it especially for lead personnel, project managers, project team members, and application support staff who want to expand their SAP application to cover the maintenance field, or to significantly optimise their existing PM application. This two-day seminar will firstly give you a thorough insight into and overview of maintenance processing with SAP, in which the essential functions of the module from the point of view of maintenance will be presented. After that, selected business processes for maintenance will be covered in greater depth. In parallel with the presentation, all aspects will be introduced in the system itself (Rel. 4.6D), and options, advantages, and disadvantages will be explored and experiences exchanged in the course of attendant discussions.

Seminar contents:

  • Overview – SAP's repertoire of  maintenance-related functions
    - Essential functions of the module PM
    - Integration with the module CO
    - Project processing via the project system PS
    - Spare parts management with the module MM
    - Time accounting using CATS (Cross Application Time Sheet)
    - Document management and classification
  • Management of technical objects
    - Central aspects when setting up an object structure
    - Practical examples, technical positions (further functions), equipment (further functions), parts lists and components
    - Customizing settings
  • Preventive maintenance processing
    - Business processes for preventive maintenance
    - Use of work plans
    - Single-cycle plan: Call object order
    - Single-cycle plan: Call object report
  • Operational maintenance processing
    - Servicing and inspection processing and documentation
    - Responses to the system/machine by the operator
    - Potential for building up a maintenance controlling system on the basis of the information system
    - Depicting areas of activity by means of role definitions (authorisation system)
    - Essential customizing settings for maintenance processing; reports, orders, control via user status, responses
  • Execution of optimisation projects
    - Status analysis: Use of SAP in maintenance
    - Determination of the need for optimisation and cost/benefit analysis
    - Structuring of the optimisation project