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SAP PLM Recipe Development – Tool Review: “Recipe Multiple Formula Editor”

This blog belongs to a series of blogs regrouped on the SCN page “SAP PLM Recipe Development for Beginners”.

With SAP PLM Recipe Development the following mass change tools are available:

Today, we take a closer look at what the Recipe Multiple Formula Editor really can do. 

Recipe Multiple Formula Editor

First we use the advanced search to identify several quite similar recipes. We highlight them and click on “Additional Functions” – “Display Multiple Recipes”.

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We now see the three recipes in a side-by-side comparison in one screen. The input substances are listed in the column to the left and the following columns contain the quantities of those input items for the respective recipes. If an input item is only present in one of those recipes, the input item is still listed in the left column, but the quantity column of the recipes are empty.  If one the recipes is already released, it is not editable and the column with the quantities is greyed out.

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I can now scroll up and down, left and right and change and replace input items and their quantities.

If I now click on Calculation Results on the tab Nutrients, I can compare the nutrient quantities of the three recipes. The same function obviously works for all other calculation results.

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Now you can go back to the formula tab, do some changes and save. If you go back again to the nutrient tab, you immediately see the impact of your change on the nutrients in comparison to another recipe which was not changed.

There is also a download data function which allows me to download everything into excel for further processing.

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Review Rating: * * * * * (5 stars)

Review Summary: very nice tool – especially for product formulators – user friendly – strong business case

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