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Maintenance Budgeting using Maintenance Order/Internal Orders

Scenario : To map a process in SAP , where a budget should be allocated to maintenance department for major maintenance task and user should not be allowed to exceed the expenses than budget amount .

Solution : Solution for the same is explained in two ways :

  1. with PM order budgeting [ Recommended]    and , 

  2. Internal Order budgeting [ can be used for information purpose at higher level ] .

Configuration : This involves configuration from both PM & CO side .

Configuration Steps CO :

1. Create Budget Profile :

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Here past , future & start field values indicate the period upto which you can do budgeting . Here above config means for a internal order , you can specify budget for next 5 years .

Activation type 1 is automatic activation of budget .

Save budget profile .

2. Define Internal Order Type :

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In the Internal order , mention budget profile if the budgeting is also required at internal order level otherwise this budget profile should be assigned to maintenance order only .

Click Field selection button :

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After saving the order type , create number ranges for the same order type .

3. Define Tolerance limit :



Here , Act. = 1 means warning and usage = 80 means when the actual expenses reach 80% of the allocated budget system issues warning .

In the second line Act = 3 and Usage 99 means at 99% system issues error message .

PM Configuration :

1. Assign budget profile to PM Order :

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Transaction level :

1. Create Order (IW31 )  and save it .

2. Assign Budget to it ( tcode : KO22) .

NOTE : Here the budget is being allocated to PM order , if you want to compare actual cost with budget when issue is being done on PM order . If you want to do the same for internal order in KO22 use internal order and settle your PM order to internal order using tcode KO88. But using KO22 for PM orders is recommended , as it will fulfill process needs in a better way .

Drawback of using internal order could be that first you have to settle your PM order to this internal order and only then budget will be compared .

Generally we use internal order budgeting for PM to bring the cost to the notice of management . This notice can be after the actual consumption whereas budgeting at PM order level will help you to mitigate this drawback .

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Save it .

3. Create Reservation in Order ( IW32 ) :

Reserve a component in order . After you reserve components in order and save it . Cost will appear in Planned Cost column :

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Now as planned cost has increased budget system will not issue any error . Error will be issued when you will issue the component .

4. Issue component ( MIGO :

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