SAP PM – Time Zone Functionality
While working with globalization concept in SAP EAM (Plant Maintenance), it so happens that multiple plants are being served by single planning plant. Maintenance planner work in different time zone. In such cases it is required to have time zone functionality active for your system.
In order to run the business scenarios we need to maintain to time zone.
- System time zone.
- User time zone.
System time zone:
The time zone is the applicant of the client. STZAC is the transaction code where we use to change the system time zone. It is not advisable to change the system time zone as it takes affect across the client.
User time zone we need to define in SU01 in the personal time zone under default tab.
SAP specific behavior before activating the time zone.
See the below screenshots showing how the initial screen how Notification screen and Maintenance Order before activating Time Zone functionality.
Once after activating the Time Zone Functionality how the system is behaving.
Once after activating the time zone function we can able to see the UTC-10 icon in the creation of Notification screen. (Screenshot -1)
In Notification creation we can able to see the user time zone as it is created on 10.04.2017 with time 15:03:31 as it is user time which was maintained in the user profile. (Screenshot -2)
But if you see the screen shot taken from the action log we can see the system time zone as 11.04.2017 which is today’s date of the system. (Screenshot -3)
Coming to the Maintenance Order
Once after activating the time zone function we can able to see the UTC-10 icon in the creation of Maintenance Order screen. (Screenshot -1)
In Maintenance Order creation we can able to see the user malfunction time zone as it is created on 10.04.2017 with time 15:58:31 as it is user time which was maintained in the user profile. (Screenshot -2).
If we check the action log we can able to see the system time zone. (Screen shot-3).
When we are doing the TECO we will see the dates as 10.04.2017 as it is the user time zone while doing the TECO. (Screenshot-4)
- In order to get this requirement, we need to activate LOG_EAM_TZS-1 and LOG_EAM_TZS-2.
- After activating we need to do the required configuration.
System behavior after activation: