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Today’s lesson is actually 3 configuration steps, but they are all directly related and very simple and straightforward, so here we go.  The Maintenance Activity Types allow you to define the level of detail of your maintenance tasks.  This can be from the point of view of task processing or of view of cost follow-up for the maintenance history.  The maintenance activity types are stored in the header of each maintenance order.  The maintenance activity types are used in the PM Information System as a grouping element for maintenance orders.

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So, here’s where you find the topic in SPRO

First:  Define Maintenance Activity Types

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So, first off you need to define what maintenance activity types are available.  SAP gives you a group of types by default.  So start with that list, and then determine if you need more.  You’ll notice that it’s pretty straight forward.  Define the Code, give it a description and determine if it’s warranty or insurance related.  That’s it. 

Next: Assign Valid Maintenance Activity Types to Maintenance Order Types

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You’ll need one entry for each service order type/Maintenance Activity Type.  That’s it.  Simply determine what should be used for each order type.

Finally:  Default Values for Maintenance Activity Type for each Order Type

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Now, just set the default value, or set none depending on your needs. 

Now you have one more method of standard reporting.  The LIS for plant maintenance comes with some standard reporting/tracking dealing with the Maintenance Activity Types.    Hope you found this useful.

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Thanks for reading,

Mike

CTO – JaveLLin Solutions, LLC

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