SAP EHS Management for Beginners
It seems to be that it is time to have a document in place for beginners in SAP EHS Management. This FORUM has showed that there is a regular need to support beginners. On High Level the most important Tipps and Tricks or Information should be collected and published. On regular basis this document will be updated.
Please check as well on regular basis the FORUM SAP for Chemicals
You will find there a lot of helpful information as well. On top check: Sustainability & CSR
and take a look as well here: Product Compliance
Introduction / Career
On regular basis questions regarding how to start an EHS/EHSM career are coming up. Please use the “search” option in SCN to find threads regarding this topic or check the SCN Career platform. If you just “google” you will find a lot of job opportunities on functional, technical or manager level.
Please check for Career options: Career Center
You will find a lot of similar threads e.g.
As SAP HANA is as well a suitable approach which will be used more and more by SAP customers: a number of documents in context of use of EHS/HANA can be found using an inquiry in SCN; some of them have been now added in the document list. It can be expected that SAP will invest a lot of money and time to enable EHS to be used in SAP HANA context; SAP ERP 6.0 EnhPack 6 is released to be used with SAP HANA).
SAP goes on with the generation of new solutions and with a consolidation of solutions. S/4 HANA will be the successor solution of SAP ERP / SAP Business Suite etc. Pay attention:
- EHS Waste is NOT supported in S/4 HANA ==> NO SUCCESSOR SOLUTION AVAILABLE
- EHS IH is NOT supported in S/4 HANA (you must switch to EHSM)
- EHS OH is NOT suported in S/4 HANA ==> NO SUCCESSOR SOLUTION AVAILABLE
You willl find very helpful OSS notes and other documentaiton on this in SAP marketplace. Some discussion regarding this is still running in this FORUM. We need to wait now how SAP will consolidate the existing SAP EHS solutions in S/4 HANA.
SAP EHS Management as described here:
is part of a bunch of applications of the SAP Sustainibility approach as described here:
- Trainings are offered e.g. by SAP or by other providers (please check e.g. https://training.sap.com/v2/course/sus310-sap-ehs-management—essentials-and-functions-eef-classroom-096-de-de/)
- There is no certification available regarding SAP EHS Management
SAP EHS Management can be found easily in SAP marketplace. You can search for OSS Notes, try to understand differences between different SAP releases (e.g. based on different support package etc.) and try to understand the use of Business Functions in SAP EHS Management. Most important are OSS notes of type “Consulting”, “Additional Information” or which deals with upgrades/updates.
Be aware of the fact that depending on the license you have SAP EHS Management contains “more” or “less” software (please refer to discussion as part of this document).
There are some “must to read” OSS notes available regarding e.g.
- WWI Cookbook/WWI Setup
- Report distribution
- SVT installation
- Component Extension for SAP EHS Management (Installation/Migration topics etc.)
Regarding some other stuff you will not find suitable consulting OSS notes (e.g. DG related topics etc.).
SAP Licence model
SAP EHS Management is part of SAP ERP (if we talk about EHS classic). To understand the SAP license model is not easy. Therefore use your SAP contacts for help to get better understanding. E.g. Component Extension for SAP EHS Management is still an “add on” to SAP ERP. But this is only the “technical point of view”. The license perspective can be different. PAY ATTENTION: SAP is going on to align the current license strategy taking into account future enhancements of the software solution (software solution bundle).
Overview about SAP EHS Management solutions
If you check this link: SAP Environment, Health, and Safety Management (SAP EHS Management) – SAP Help Portal Page
SAP defines the solution as:
SAP Environment, Health, and Safety Management (SAP EHS Management)
having these subcomponents or solution options:
- Component Extension 6.0 for SAP EHS Management
- Mobile Apps for SAP EHS Management
- SAP Environmental Compliance 3.0
- SAP Product and REACH Compliance 2.0
- SAP EHS Management as Part of SAP ERP
- SAP EHS Regulatory Content
- SAP Product Stewardship Network
- SAP EHS Regulatory Documentation OnDemand
- SAP Energy and Environmental Intelligence 1.0, Powered by SAP HANA
Discussions in many threads etc. has shown that this structure is not well understood. On top the community does have problems in differentiating “license topic” (how to get the software) and SAP software set up (which software must be downloaded, installed etc.)
Most of the threads in this FORUM are related to these topics:
|SAP EHS Management as Part of SAP ERP||This is “EHS MANAGEMENT CORE”|
|Component Extension 6.0 for SAP EHS Management||This is a new solution bundle having some “solution” parts with an overlap with solution in EHS Management Core|
|SAP Environmental Compliance 3.0||A number of threads regarding this topic can be found as well but clearly on lower level in comparison to the other ones|
|SAP Product and REACH Compliance 2.0||Is as well discussed. This solution bundle does have now some solution overlap with “Component Extension” solution|
Many persons acting in this FORUM asking to get a “functional overview” regarding these solutions especially focusing on the differences between the solutions but as well on the overlaps existing to get a better picture which process is supported by these solutions. If you check “simply” the corresponding SAP Online help the high level difference is obvious. But for some other topics you need to drill down more in SAP Online help.
E.g. check: SAP EHS DISCUSSIONS !!!!: January 2009
For those who are interested: if you just google you will find lots of videos and other related stuff of any kind of quality etc. Some are good, some are “nice” etc. So check YouTube as well !
SAP EHS Management Core Overview
Check e.g. these links:
|Quite good overview about EHS “classic”||SAP Environment, Health &amp; Safety Environment, Health, and Safety Tasks Integrated in Existing Business Processes…|
|Nice overview about EHSM||http://de.scribd.com/doc/238626863/188135769-SAP-EHS#scribd|
SAP EHS Management Core
SAP EHS Management is implemented as a SAP Extension in SAP ERP solution from technical point of view and therefore you need to prepare SAP ERP system and activate the extension before you can use SAP EHS Management. And there is some “afterwork” to be done to start with EHS. On SAP marketplace there exists some OSS notes referring to this topic (e.g.: EH&amp;S installation: Composite SAP Note or more special: Composite SAP Note: Relevant notes for EHS dangerous goods ). After activation and if you use recent SAP release (actually SAP ERP 6.0, Enhancement Package 7) you can activate further EHS relevant business functions. Not in all cases SAP is delivering here “default” implementations regarding the extensions as part of the Business Functions. During some upgrade projects (which have been mentioned here) e.g. issues come up in e.g. Dangerous Goods integration. So you should read carefully anything which you find on SAP marketplace. In context of “Component Extension for SAP EHS Management” you will find lots of information in SAP marketplace (e.g. master guide to install the software; migration aspects etc.).
SAP EHS Management
There is no version number used in context of SAP EHS Management any more. It is part of SAP ERP. But there is some “conflict” with naming convention by SAP. Now SAP delivers as well a “Component Extension 6.0 for SAP EHS Management” (currently: roughly any year a new version is delivered by SAP) which does have actually a version number but is not the same as SAP EHS Management classic. As mentioned above: This solution is to my knowledge not part of SAP ERP but installed as an “add-on”. We can expect that may be SAP will change this in the future (as has been done with EHS classic).
Component Extension is sometimes abbreviated as “EHSM” sometimes SAP EHS Management is called “EHSM”.
From technical point of view: you can not compare the old SAP EHS Management classic solution with the Component Extension for SAP EHS Management solution.
On the top there is still a version number used in context of the “SAP Product and REACH Compliance” solution (actually version 2.0 is the recent/current one).
With S/HANA solution SAP Product and REACH Compliance Suite will not be supported anymore.
It seems to be that there will be a new book to come and in english ! “Incident Management with SAP EHS Management”. According to the link identified: you can now ! dowbload the book. Please check: ISBN 978-1-4932-1330-6
SAP Best Practices for Chemicals
The use of the SAP Best Practise approach as shown here: http://help.sap.com/bp-chem can help to speed up if there is the need to prepare a “general” set up regarding SAP EHS Management.
The topic of “Best Practise” is mentioned often together with links to the documents. So please check this FORUM. Keep this in mind: not for all of the SAP EHS solutions you will find a “Best Practise” and in most cases the Best Practise approach is only providing you an idea: how to do the job; in most cases the discussion of gaps etc. can take lot of time.
KEEP IN MIND: SAP is not delivering e.g. WWI templates for MSDS/SDS or other similar stuff (you get some examples). You have to do the job by your own (same for rule sets and a lot of similar stuff);
KEEP IN MIND: using SAP EHS software the system is nearly “empty” (ok: some basic customizing exists if you have done set up properly); therefore establishing phrases and other important business content must be done by YOU !!
PLEASE SEARCH FOR (using e.g. google) E.G. using term “SAP Best Practices for Environment, Health and Safety Management”, with “Solution Scope Document”.
What is new in SAP ERP
Please check e.g. What’s New in SAP ERP – SAP ERP – SAP Library
You can then drill down by SP (support package) and Enhancement package. Might be helpful
The “management story”
Recently a number of documents has been generated which are dedicated for “Management purposes”
You will find reference to additional documents
Years ago there was a different term used in this context: “EH&S”. Generally you should now always use the term “SAP EHS Management” and you should not use the term EH&S any more. But you need take care regarding this “naming”. In most cases: if term EHSM is used then you can think about: classic EHS together with Component Extension. But sometimes people use the term EHSM for the “Component Extension” part of the software solution. If EHS is used most of the people talk about EHS classic (refer to comments/discussion in this document). Sometimes “problematic” is the discussion how “SAP Product and REACh Compliance Suite” is related to that. Here we have in most case two perspectives: topic and status of your SAP license and topic of software architecture etc. As SAP is still adapting/improving their license model no clear answer might be possible. Therefore: make it simple. Just ask SAP about your status and how to extend (if needed). From software point of view: “SAP Product and REACh Compliance Suite”: this is an own software layer (on the top) to SAP EHS Management classic. And there is a trend to move functionality from SAP Product and REACh Compliance Suite into the new “Component Extension” solution. Currently roughly any 12 – 18 month a new “Enhancement Package” is delivered by SAP to add new functionality to SAP ERP.
History of SAP EHS Management
SAP EHS Management is now part of SAP ERP as an extension. In former times SAP EH&S (name used in the past) has been developed by TechniData and was implemented as an “add on”. Here a short list of history (not intended to be complete)
- Completely part of: SAP ERP 6.0 EnhPack 7
- Completely part of: SAP ERP 6.0 EnhPack 6
- Completely part of: SAP ERP 6.0 EnhPack 5
- Completely part of: SAP ERP 6.0 EnhPack 3
- Completely part of: SAP ERP 2005
- Completely part of: SAP ERP 2004
- SAP EH&S 3.2 (SAP Enterprise Extension 2.0)
- SAP EH&S 3.1 (SAP Enterprise Extension 1.1)
- SAP EH&S 2.7b
- SAP EH&S 2.7a
- SAP EH&S 2.5b
- SAP EH&S 2.5a
- SAP EH&S 2.2b
- SAP EH&S 2.2a
- SAP EH&S 2.1b
- SAP EH&S 2.1a
For those who love history here some links (you will find may be more of that type):
|SAP EHS Management||Link|
May be check this link:
or the SAP note: 122400 which provides an overview about SAP EHS “classic” installation.
For those of you who are in charge of “managing” an SAP EHS system: Refer to SAP note: 1870650.
E.g. SAP EHS DISCUSSIONS !!!!: Missing Value assignments under property tree or similar links might be of interest as well.
Books regarding SAP EHS Management
Only one book is available and only in german to deal with SAP EHS Management. Refer to: http://scn.sap.com/thread/3337768
This book does not cover e.g. “Component Extension Solution” and GLM topics. There is no indication that the book will be translated in english nor that there will be an update of this book.
For EHS beginners I found these nice links (refer below). You should read them to get an idea about SAP EHS classic (even if the content seems to be based on release something like EH&S 2.5 the content is very useful to start with).
Change XX with these values and “BE HAPPY” to get such nice EH&S documentation !
XX: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12
Standard Database Structure
Rarely there is a discussion “how to adapt” EHS? What is best practise. One example is: Recommand std EHS substance structure, properti… | SCN
For those which do not have access to SAP marketplace: may be check: http://www.saptechies.org/delivery-enhancements-ehs-property-tree-standard/
For those which do have access: check SAP note 1761696. May be SAP note 1375848 could be of interest as well.
For those who use Recipe Development (PLM-WUI-RCP): SAP note 1659423 may be of interest.
Use of SAP EHS Management
SAP EHS Management is integrated very well in the relevant SAP ERP processes. Normally it is not used as a “standalone” application/module. It support companies to be compliant regarding chemical products. The main integration points are:
- SAP MM
- SAP DMS
- SAP SD
- SAP PP
- SAP QM
- SAP PM
SAP EHS Management classic uses as well the SAP class/characteristic system. By using this you can “easily” enhance EHS to maintain additional data which is not possible by using SAP standard. Keep in mind that SAP delivers update to SAP Standard property tree sometimes (please check SAP marketplace; you will find an important OSS note regarding this (Standard property tree)). If you are owning a SAP Regulatory Content license you will get these updates “nearly” automatic.
For those who would like to start with SAP EHS Management especially these modules are of importance and therefore you should invest some time to understand the use of them and the relation to SAP EHS Management:
- SAP MM (definition of the material master, assignment of material to specification; use of material classes)
- SAP SD (basic know how needed because of e.g. SDS/MSDS distribution and Dangerous Goods Management integration)
- SAP DMS (basic know how needed to understand how e.g. WWI reports are managed (stored) in SAP; it is recommended that you should have basic know how in the area of “ArchiveLink” and similar solutions
What the “hell” is a specification (and what about specification type and specification category)?
For those who start with EHS classic it is not easy to differentiate these terms. Think of a specification of a “number” (but need not to be number) for an object in EHS classic. SAP provides a number of SAP transactions in EHS. Therefore on the topic you might have some problems in understanding the difference.
The topic of specification category is explained here:
and that of the specification type here:
In EHS Classic mainly these transaction codes are used to prepare data:
|CGCL2||Dangerous Goods Workbench|
Hazardous/dangerous — what is the difference?
If you read cross chemical legislation/regulations you will find the term “Hazardous” and “Dangerous”. These two terms are sometimes mixed. On high level this is true:
If people talk about “hazardous substances/materials” they are interested in topics as:
- SDS/MSDS generation
- Hazardous Substance Management (e.g. what is allowed to be stored together)
- SOP generation
- Handling/Storage advices
If people talk about “dangerous substances/dangerous goods management/dangerous materials” they are interested in topics as
- how to transport the product safe
- in which region (e.g. regulations like IMDG, IATA, ADR, ADNR etc.) should the transport happen and what is the “mode of transport”
- what can be transported together
- In which kind of “package” is the transport allowed
Hazardous Substance Management
Currently there is a high frequency of threads to be detected in the area of “Hazardous Substance Management”. I am sorry to say that one could write books regarding this topic. I can only try to give some may be helpful hints.
- There is a kind of overlap in “understanding” and “use” of this term with SAP EHS IHS
- There is a functional overlap with Component Extension for SAP EHS Management
- and there still exists in SAP ERP an “old” solution; according to the analysis here: nobody seems to use this solution any more (there is nearly no thread): some rare examples: Hazardous material not maintained in Region, Hazardous material URGENT, Hazardous Materials Management – Warehouse Management System (WMS) – SAP Library
- There is an integration option available with SAP eWM (topic of what is allowed to be stored together in a “location”)
If you check carefully the optons delivered with “Component Extension” Solution the story is now getting “complexer” as we have now a kind of functional overlap.
Dangerous Goods Management
The “Dangerous Goods management” solution does have a long history. By using Enhancement Packages on top of ECC 6.0 there are now a lot of new options available. E.g. using recent SAP releases you can integrate SAP EHS DG as well with SAP TM.
Further links regarding Sustainability
Check may be:
Substance Volume Tracking
For those who might be interested: for any company doing business in Korea a “REACh” like regulation is now in place. Take a look here: Korean REACH passed on April 30th
It can be expected that in Asia more regulation will come in place which are REACh like. So there might be the need so set proper SVT scenario for the new countries. E.g. take a look here: Korean Reach compliance
In more and more countries the GHS principle is used. This does have impact on e.g. WWI layout, rulesets and other topics as well. Most of the regulations create “lists” (e.g. europe) in whicht the GHS classifícation/labeling is fixed for a specific chemistry. Therefore the topic of content handling is important as well.
Data management in EHS solutions
A lot of discussion can be listed in context of “mass update”, “upload options”. Because of the many SAP solutions; let us concentrate on EHS classic.
On very high level you might differentiate:
- Set up of a new SAP ERP system (and EHS classic) using data from a legacy system
- Doing mass updates in the EHS system of any kind (insert, update, delete)
- Options to extract data from SAP ERP system
Any of these topics are addressed in many threads in this FORUM (and some links to threads are provided as well). Therefore: please check this document and the many threads.
It is always a good practise to consider as well “documents” in your scope. Here more or less the option to “import” documents or “export” is of interest; but sometimes as well there is the need to generate by mass new documents in EHS classic based on new data. Here as well you will find lot of references in this document and in this FORUM.
In most cases the demand is such specific, that you will in most cases use a company specific approach.
This section is intended to provide short links to SAP documentation. It is not intended to be complete etc.
PLEASE CHECK SERVICES e.g. provided FROM SAP
On regular/irregular basis question come up in context of SAP license strategy, about how the software can be combined etc. Especially the activation of SAP EHS as part of SAP ERP is asked sometimes (e.g. EHS management prerequisites). Here some general links for beginners with SAP or SAP ERP.
The design / set up of a a useful SAP landscape is not an easy taks. E.g. as an example:
|SAP structure based to use Enhancement Packages||Topic of Enhancement Package|
|What is part of SAP ERP?||What is inside of SAP ERP?|
Data / Document archiving
This topic is discussed rarely. The story is quite simple. SAP delivers a standard strategy to “archive” documents but not the data. So if you use EHS for a long term (> 3 years) and based on your company size etc. the number of data records in the EHS core tables can increase “dramatically”. There is only one option to delete “old” data but you can not archive this data (based on what SAP delivers).
Other sources of information
Please check YouTube ! A lot of people uploaded here videos (e.g. maintenance and training examples) about EHS of any kind.
Reference to other documents in SCN
|WWI report template||WWI Report Template Guide||Must to read|
|EHS BOMBOS Classic set up||BOMBOS Prerequisties (Data to be maintained in Enviromental Parameters of BOMBOS)||If you need to prepare BOMBOS transfer|
|How to change symbol value at generation||http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-42106||Can be helpful for WWI “debugging” aspects|
|Extended Search in CG02||http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-42178||Should be read if you would like to extend the CG02 query functionality|
|How to go to Label Trans ( CBGL_MP01 ) from waste disposal processing ( WAE02 )||http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-42133||GLM / waste related topics|
|Customer Exits in SAP EHS MANAGEMENT||http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-41655||Customer Exits (not including SAP EHS Component Extension ones)|
|Assigning New Property Tree to Specification Types||http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-40989||Please read this ! It is core SAP EHS customizing and helpful if you start a project|
|Specification Management – Reference||http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-40804||Please read this ! It is helpful to undrestand the concept or “Reference”|
|Bill of Substance –Bill of material (BOSBOM)||http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-40810||If you need some ideas in BOMBOS very helpful|
|Jobs for the Process in EH&S Report shipping||http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-41138||Mandatory to read if you need to set up Report Shipping|
|Job for Document Generation on WWI Server||http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-40982||Mandatory to read if you need to set up WWI|
|Process Report Shipping||http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-40981||Mandatory to read if you need to set up Report Shipping|
|Parameter symbol creation for Labels and SDS||http://scn.sap.com/community/ehs-management/blog/2013/06/21/parameter-symbol-creation-for-labels-and-sds||A must to read regarding symbol generation in context of WWI|
|How to create custom report symbols in GLM||http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-33944||A must to read regarding symbol generation in context of WWI|
|Phrase creation with example||http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-44404||How to create a phrase|
|Building blocks & Configuration guides||http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-43799||Building Blocks etc.|
|CONFIGURING SERVICE ADMINISTRATION UTILITY for WWI||http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-42737||WWI configuration|
|Financial, Environmental and Regulatory Compliance Affecting the Utilities Industry||Regulatory topics|
|Overview: SAP EHS Management in context of Enhancement Package / Support Package||http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-44643||Out of scope of this document: Component Extension|
|Examples of Integration of SAP EHS Management into other SAP Solutions||http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-44567||Examples of Integration options|
|BOM BOS Interface||http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-44566||Different BOM BOS Suolutions|
|EHS WWI Installation – Activities in Local System||http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-45557|
|This Business Add-In (BAdI) is used in the SAP EHS Management component extension.||http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-45836#comment-386163||Very helpful document to understand extension options in Component Extension|
|EHS WWI Installation||http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-45475||Mandatory to read in context of WWI|
|Standard WWI processing methods (WWI)||http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-45838||Mandatory to read in context of WWI|
|Steps to create the Waste Code.||http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-46270||How to create Waste codes|
|New changes for GLM in EHP7.0 and ERP 6.0||http://scn.sap.com/community/ehs-management/blog/2013/09/27/new-changes-for-glm-in-ehp70-and-erp-60||Providing overview about GLM extensions in EnhPack 7|
|WWI Template Editing – Part 1||http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-46919||Blue printing WWI template|
|Component Extension 4 .0 for SAP EHS Management New and Changed Features||http://scn.sap.com/community/ehs-management/blog/2013/09/25/component-extension-4-0-for-sap-ehs-management-new-and-changed-features||What is new in Component Extension 4.0|
|New changes for PS in EHP7||http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-47122||Changes in EnhPack 7 in context of SAP EHS-SAF|
|New and Enhanced Functions of Global Label Management||http://scn.sap.com/community/ehs-management/blog/2013/10/03/new-and-enhanced-functions-of-global-label-management||New or Enhanced Functionality in GLM in EnhPack 7 (check as well link as mentioned above)|
|Report Template Conditional Output||http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-48359||A must to read regarding WWI|
|Printing in Bar code in SAP EHS WWI||http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-48154||A must to read regarding GLM Bar Code|
|Important SAP Notes||http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-48562||A must to read regarding WWI etc.|
|OSS notes in Global Label management||http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-48789||A must to read regarding GLM|
|OSS notes for WWI Techniques||http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-48868||A must to read regarding WWI|
|Examples of Data sharing demands in SAP EHS Management using XML||http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-48770||About use of XML in EHS context|
|Important Transaction Codes in SAP EHS||http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-49117||A must to read|
|Accessing of EH&S Tables||http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-49259||A must to read|
|WWI Reports create large number of entries in DB tables||http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-50194||Very helpful regarding WWI topics|
|Performance improvements – Specification Workbench||http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-50195||A must to read regarding performance topics|
|New changes for Dangerous Goods Management component in EHP6||http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-50204||A must to read regarding Dangerous Goods Management topics|
|Important OSS Notes for Substance Volume Tracking||http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-50015||A must to read if you are planning to use SAP EHS SVT|
|SAP EHS WWI – Asian Language||http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-49513||A must to read for WWI topics (Fonts etc.)|
|How to deal with legal/regulatory changes (using SAP EHS MANAGEMENT)?||http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-49364||About legal/regulatory changes|
|SAP EHS Study Material list||http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-50220||Providing a collection of important documents etc. in SDN|
|WWI for Beginners||WWI for Beginners||Basic WWI ideas|
|WWI for Experts||http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-50443||About WWI structures etc.|
|Introduction to classification system||Use of Classification System in EHS|
|About change numbers||About use of Change numbers in SAP EHS Management (Classic)|
|Substance Volume Tracking||Substance Volume Tracking using SAP EHS MANAGEMENT|
|Use of EHS GLM||What is a “Label” and how support SAP EHS Management “Labeling”|
|Use of Web Services in EHS||Read and Exchange Specification Data from SAP EHS to .Net system Using ABAP Web-Services|
|Phrase Management||Management Of External Phrase Libraries For SAP EHS|
|Master data handling in EHS Waste||Waste management – Master data|
|Change Documentsin classic EHS||Enabling Change Documents Log for Specification in EHS Specification Management.|
|Unicersal Worklist||Create Universal Worklist Configuration file for EHS Management|
|Rule Sets/Secondary Data Determination||Rule Sets / Secondary Data Determination|
|SAP Strategy including EHS / HANA aspects||Road Ahead for SAP Consultants : 2012|
|History of SAP||unofficial Timeline of SAP|
|SAP Strategy||How can technology and new Concepts drive Innovation into the Chemical Industry ?|
|Sample handling in chemical industry||Could be of interset for those who are looking into future (taling care of future ortiented SAP driven solutions for chemical industry)|
|Sales process in chemical industry||New Solution to Cover the Sales Process in the Chemical Industry|
|Cloud solutions||What you need for the Chemical Cloud for Sales Solution|
|About compliance||Going beyond Compliance – Latest Trends in EHS Management|
|About safefy||Are you complacent about safety?|
|SAP Strategy in chemcial industry||What does “Run Simpler” mean for the Chemical Industry?|
|Bid Data in Chemicaal Industry||Big Data in the Chemicals Industry|
|EHS classic / WWI||WWI / EHS classic for advanced Users|
|EHS DG integration in SAP TM||Contacts needed: Usability Test for Dangerous Goods Processes in the SAP Transportation Management TM 8.0 / TM 8.1 releases|
|Reference to some KBa documents in SAP marketplace||EH&S KBAs|
|If you need to install SuPM etc. might be of interest||SAP Sustainability Performance Management|
|Collection of SAP notes (FAQ notes)||FAQ Notes in EHS||A MUST TO READ SOURCE|
|How to use compositions in EHS classic||Important compositions in EH&S and how they are used|
|SAP EHS standard data model||SAP EHS Standard Data model (EHS classic)|
|Special enhancement options in EHS Classic||Use of EHS Classic|
|Update data (e.g. identifier)||Massive Identifier change/creation for Substance.|
|What is new||Now available with EhP7 and PPM6.0: Enhancements for R&D and Engineering with SAP|
|SAP Chemicals||Getting Started with Chemicals|
|Use of SAP HANA||Using SAP HANA for Scientific Research and Data Analysis|
|SAP Chemicals||SAP for the Chemical Midmarket – ‘Chemical Company in a Box’|
|Best practices for Chemicals included SAP EH&S Configuration guide|
|SAP Product and REACH Compliance v2.0 – User Guide for Process Industry|
|How to use SAP ERP and EHS classic? (and/or EHSM)|
|EHS Extractor Configuration Step|
|EHS classic / report distribution|
|About WWI / What is new?|
|About content providing – A challenge for provider and company who need content|
|Article about SAP EHS – Risk Management|
|LSMW for Specification Management|
|Inserting Formula in SAP|
|SAP EHS Management for Beginners // Part 2|
Recipe Development/Recipe Management
Very rarely discussion comes up about the solution “Recipe Development” or “Recipe Management”. This is normally discussed in SCN in Forum “PLM (Product Life Cycle Management; check may be:: Product Lifecycle Management (SAP PLM)).
Recipe Develoment does have “Business Function” extensions as well. E.g.
|Business Function||Available with||Link|
|/PLMU/RCP_1||SAP Enhancement Package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0||http://help.sap.com/erp2005_ehp_07/helpdata/en/06/dce62c9dc1474db03d051a9f0d8d49/content.htm?frameset=/en/46/4afb86d8d551ede10000000a114a6b/frameset.htm|
|/PLMU/RCP_2||SAP Enhancement Package 6 for SAP ERP 6.0||http://help.sap.com/erp2005_ehp_07/helpdata/en/96/f737aefa944df990e336107b8e0be5/content.htm?frameset=/en/46/4afb86d8d551ede10000000a114a6b/frameset.htm|
|/PLMU/RCP_3||SAP Enhancement Package 7 for SAP ERP 6.0||http://help.sap.com/erp2005_ehp_07/helpdata/en/36/3c905e5dae43d68a127e279f33298b/content.htm?frameset=/en/46/4afb86d8d551ede10000000a114a6b/frameset.htm|
Information regarding “Recipe Development” can be found here:
Information regarding “Recipe Management” can be found here:
As you can see: the link is different and the solution approach is different. Both applications use SAP EHS core elements as well.
Component Extension for SAP EHS Management
Component Extension for SAP EHS Management is a “new” solution (now available as version 6.0). It is an “Add On” (own software layer). This new solution can not be compared with SAP EHS Management “classic” and is implemented different. The actual scope of the application does have some overlap with SAP EHS Management “classic”. To a certain extent part of SAP EHS Management “classic” can be used if you start with the Component Extension (you can “migrate” existing data). Discussion in several threads in this FORUM showed that SAP will “reorganize” their applications. Therefore some old functions will not be developped any more but money / time etc. will be invested in the Component Extension. Please check carefully this FORUM. A number of useful hints are provided regarding installation of the new solution, migration topics etc.
GLM/Global Label Management
Discussion in this FORUM showed that SAP is restructuring and enhancing the GLM solution as well. Last update has been done with Enhancement Package 7. Some old TechniData solutions seems to be still supported by SAP using the SAP Consulting service. Especially the new options regrading GLM in Enhancement Package 7 are worth to be studied if you need to implement GLM. Especially the topic “how to install WWI correct” is a “problem” in this context. Because of recent dicussions in this FORUM some links to “Bar Code” discussion taking place in this FORUM has been added. GLM is as well one of those topics discussed very often in this FORUM.
On an irregular level discussion is coming up if it is possible to “convert” a WWI related MSDS/SDS into XML for data exchange. To make it short: there are options to do so but there is lack of availability of XML schemata. Here I have the feeling that people believe XML is something like “TXT”, “DOC”, “PDF” etc. To a certain extent this is correct but in context of MSDS/SDS and data exchange this is wrong. The main “issue” here is: data exchange can be only done if sender and receiver talk the same language. Examples of data interchange options via XML is the “IUCLID” format. Here you need to prepare a XML data stream according to the rules of ECHA. And this is the “crucial” issue in exchange of data using XML. The XML file content must “fit” a XML schema. (there is a “rule” to do so). But there is a trend on chemistry / legislation etc. to use XML as the “data format (but per “legislation” there is a different rule in place) and clearly if you look close on SAP functionality you can generate XML (there are a number of options to do so). But e.g. if you would like to exchange an US related MSDS or an European MSDS via XML you have a different internal structure etc. Here we have now to a certain extent the link to WWI. WWI is used to “collect” together the data for US MSDS and EU MSDS. Using XML in theory you can do the same but because of lack of “common” rules (as with the IUCLID format) you can not use XML generally to exchange MSDS/SDS data. In most cases you need to think about “mapping” of XML Data stream to your EHS structure (may be you use different phrases, identifiers etc. etc.).
WWI / Adobe Forms
In some SAP EHS Management related software Adobe Forms are used (Example SAP Product and REACh Compliance Suite). For SDS/MSDS/Label etc. reports WWI is and will be the standard tool. It can be assumed that Adobe Forms will be integrated “better” in the future and that it will be used more often but if a complex layout has to be designed WWI is the only available tool to do so especially in the area of Label Management.
Portal solutions/MSDS download and related stuff
On regular basis discussion is coming up regarding:
- MSDS import
- MSDS export
- MSDS display in portal
PLEASE CHECK THIS FORUM first or check this document. The topic has been discussed really often.
Dear EHS Community: please go on in preparing documents and blogs !
Any idea to improve this section is appreciated. Please provide ideas regarding topic or subtopic so that may be beginner can find more easily the answer.
Please help to improve so that Beginners in SAP EHS Management are supported. What do you Beginner inSAP EHS Management need as a “starter package”?
Frequently Asked Questions
This section is intended to help beginners to find easily a thread in this FORUM which might help regarding the issue. This section will grow step by step. Ideas of topics which should be collected can be added based on feedback of community.
The “WWI” section part of this FAQ will be updated only rarely. The same is true for “GLM” part. There are too many threads regarding this tool/technique. It is nearly not possible to do a “sorting” or to select properly may be helpful threads. Please refer to some of the documents as mentioned here. They try to help more.
The same is true regarding Report distribution, Component Extension for SAP EHS Management as well as Dangerous Goods Management topics etc. It is not easy to sort questions asked so that it might help a SAP EHS beginner.
This is my personal list of those topics which are asked for very often:
- WWI (layout topics, server installation) (it is nearly impossible to take care about that many threads regarding this tool/this solution in this FORUM; therefore: please search first ! and then ask your question)
- How to use WWI to define e.g. MSDS/SDS layout (what are the basic steps)
- MSDS generation (e.g. what are the steps required etc.) (e.g. SAP EHS DISCUSSIONS !!!!: WWI Template Creation and (M)SDS Authoring)
- Report distribution (e.g. general set up; distribution of inbound documents)
- Report import/export (Most frequently asked are: Import: Inbound documents; Export: Mass download topics)
- Label/GLM topics of many kind (A lot of topics regarding GLM (e.g. label scenario); GLM Bar Code printing (how to use BAR codes etc.) ; synchronous WWI server
- Dangerous Goods (filling, checks and to a certain extent maintenance topics)
- CG02 extensions (e.g. use of output variants)
- Where used list (compositions, specification listings)
- CG50/CG54 (e.g. download by mass of documents, portal solutions)
- Regulatory content; how to use etc.
- How to start with EHS? What are the customizing steps etc.
- Use of “Component Extension” (how to install, migrate etc.)
- What are the “career” options in EHS? What are the prerequisites to start with EHS?
- SVT Topics
It is recommended to use the “search” functionality in SDN to check if your problem has been discussed yet. It is not intended to have a “100 % “FAQ section here and not 100 % quality (that means a thread can appear e.g. twice etc. in one section).
|How to start with EHS?||None|
|Integrating EHS in SAP logistic part||None||http://scn.sap.com/thread/3428511|
Added because of importance of WWI cookbook
|Dangerous Goods Checks||None||
|Dangerous Goods Filling||None|
|Access concept||None||Creation of Authorization Roles for Country Specific Users to Access only Certain Properties|
|SVT||Special||EPA RMP/OSHA PSM/DHS Regulations and SVT|
|Class/Characteristic/Phrase related issues etc.||None|
|How to start an EHS project?||None|
|Property Tree/Value assignment type||None|
The specified item was not found.
|Industrial Hygiene and Safety||None|
|SAP Product and REACh Compliance Suite||Low||SAP EHSM & PRC|
|SAP Product and REACh Compliance Suite||Medium|
|SAP Product and REACh Compliance Suite||High||http://scn.sap.com/thread/3385291|
|OCC (Open Content Connector)||None|
|Expert Rules/Expert Server||Low|
|Expert Rules/Expert Server||Medium|
|Expert Rules/Expert Server||High||http://scn.sap.com/thread/3367559|
|Data migration from legacy system||None|
|Business Function EHS||None||http://scn.sap.com/thread/3352133|
|Integration with GTS||None||http://scn.sap.com/thread/3384330|
|SAP Carbon Impact||None|
|SAP Recipe management||None|
|ALE / XML Data Exchange||None|
|Hazardous Substance Management||None|
|Integrate EHS (link one SAP to different SAP system)||None||Access to EHS data from system outside of SAP|
|Compliance for products||None||EH&S (CfP)|
|WebINterface||None||WebInterface Server – Error while opening the PDF file|