This is a must-have guide for anyone interested in learning about the implementation and customization of plant maintenance with SAP. Readers will learn the basics of the plant maintenance process, how to evaluate which processes work best for them, and the actual configuration steps of these processes using SAP Enterprise Asset Management (EAM). They will also learn how to enhance the usability of the system and discover practical tips and best practices for implementation projects. Controlling issues, interfaces to other SAP components, as well as new technologies such as Mobile Asset Management, RFID, and portal integration are also covered. This new edition includes coverage of enhancement pack 4, with extended information on subcontracting, tour planning, easy document management, and much more.

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In this book, you’ll find:


 SAP PM for Consultants

From mapping the organizational structure though circumventing system failures, you need to know SAP PM configuration inside and out. Learn the critical customizing transactions and get real-life tips for SAP implementations, optimization, and upgrade projects.

 SAP PM for Team Leads

When it comes to managing an SAP PM implementation, where should you begin? Understand the risk and success factors involved in an implementation project, and get tips on what to consider when planning and managing your maintenance project.

 SAP PM for Key Users

If your team looks to you for answers, then you’ll need to see the big picture in order to provide helpful advice. Understand system behavior and how to help troubleshoot problems in SAP PM, and learn to liaise with consultants to make necessary adjustments.

Highlights include:

  • Organizational structures
  • General/special function customization
  • Notification processing
  • Order handling
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Technical systems structure
  • Customizing
  • Orders and function mapping
  • BAdIs