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Creating follow on orders

In this blog I want to describe a new feature which is already available via the traditional GUI and will be available in a future release via the Web User Interface in Enterprise Asset Management.

Creating follow on orders – what is behind it?

While inspecting a piece of equipment the technician discovers a defect. He has to confirm the results and his time for the inspection, but he has also the task to document that there is a follow on activity necessary. That this activity was related to an inspection is of very high interest for the maintenance manager. Therefore we created the new functionality to create follow-on orders. You can use this function to create maintenance orders as follow-on orders for an order or order operation.

When you create a follow-on order, you create a relationship to the preceding order or operation and you can display this relationship in the document flow.

You can create follow-on orders directly (transaction iw31), when changing or displaying an order (transactions iw32 and iw33), or when creating a confirmation (transaction iw41).

You can display the relationship between the preceding order and the follow-on order in a hierarchical structure.You can find more detailed information via this link.

This functionality is part of EhP7 Business Function “LOG_EAM_CI7” and do not require any additional license on top of the existing enterprise foundation license.

A direct access to more information on these new EAM features is available via the innovation discovery tool. You can access the tool here.

This functionality is delivered with SAP enhancement package 7 supportpackage 7 it has been downported up to SAP enhancement package  4

See  SAP Note 2115977

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