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A new Voice for SAP EAM Customers

As you are probably already aware, the SAP EAM solutions Management team went through some major organizational changes in 2010.  The group is now lead by Dr. Achim Krueger along with a very talented and dedicated team of solution experts and end-to-end EAM process owners.  I have been given the responsibility of evolving our “EAM ecosystem” of software partners, system integrators, user groups and of course, our customers.  In this role I hope to improve the feedback loop between this critical ecosystem and SAP development. 

As Dr. Krueger already covered in his blog “EAM in Innovations 2010”, this is a very exciting release for the EAM team.  It contains many substantial enhancements and product additions that would not have been possible without interaction with the EAM ecosystem.  Beyond major releases, the EAM team is also busy defining new Rapid Deployment Solutions (RDS) that will speed the kind of packaged functionality to market that our customers are seeking. 

I challenge you to become active on our BPX EAM site and contribute to more great EAM releases as well as to share your experiences rolling out Innovations 2010.  If you would like to see my presentation on what’s new for EAM in Innovations 2010 you can find it by clicking here.  This is an on demand Webcast that can be viewed at any time for your convenience. Areas covered are detailed below.

 

In this Webcast, you’ll get more details on the enhancements for EAM, including detailed screen captures to give you a real feel for what’s coming.  Also discussed is the shift from simply cutting maintenance costs to better links between asset management and the strategic and corporate goals of your company in these challenging economic times.  SAP’s end-to-end EAM processes systematically coordinate all activities and practices that focus on managing the whole lifecycle of an asset, not just maintenance.

I look forward to exchanging ideas with you here, on BPX and in person across a broad range of North American EAM events.  Check back often!  

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  • Rex,
      Does Operational account assignment activation provide the flexibility to control the level (Order header or Order operation) at which settlement can be configured?

    Thanks
    Nash

    • Hi Nash,

      When PM/CS orders are configured to use OAA the operation becomes the cost object. You cannot have mixed header and operation costs on a single order. As such the operations are where the settlement rules need to be defined.

      Similar to the header deafault rule creation the operations will default a rule from the technical object allocated to the operation, if no operation technical object from the header technical object or no rule created. User defined settlement rules may be defaulted via customer BAdI implementation.

      The operations may not be used as settlement receivers, only senders.

      Regards,

      Kevin.

      • Kevin,
        Thanks for the info.

        Once OAA is activated through Switch framework,at what level can we control this? In other words, would this be applicable across the system or can i configure certain order types to follow this path(Both from settlement and Operational account assignment perspective)?

        Thanks
        Nash