Intelligent ERP Update: SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1811 for Asset Management
This blog provides an overview of innovations in SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1811 for Asset Management. In my 1802 release blog I have highlighted the amazing SAP Fiori apps ‘Maintenance Planning Overview’ and ‘Technical Object Damages’ which are now also available with the on-premise release SAP S/4HANA 1809.
Actual Costs Analysis
With SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1811, the new SAP Fiori app ‘Actual Cost Analysis’ supports the Maintenance Planner in monitoring and evaluating actual costs resulting from current maintenance orders. It enables you, for example, to analyze the actual costs for materials and labour in maintenance or to compare the total corrective and preventive actual maintenance costs during the selected period. In addition, you can easily identify the maintenance activities leading to the highest costs or the parts of an asset that were particularly costly for inspections. This analytical list page enables you to evaluate actual maintenance costs stored in the Universal Journal Entry. Filters allow you to analyze critical costs in a specific fiscal year from different perspectives, such as the order type, the construction type, the location, the planner group or the manufacturer. You can also navigate directly to significant single instances. All this can be done seamlessly within one page that combines transactional and analytical data using chart and table visualization.
Fig. 1: SAP Fiori app ‘Actual Cost Analysis’
In certain Maintenance Operations applications new quick views support the Maintenance Planner and Maintenance Technician to view the snapshot of an object without navigating to the detailed view of the object. Quick views are enabled for technical objects, maintenance plans, notifications and orders. Quick views are available on the SAP Fiori query result apps ‘Find Maintenance Notification’, ‘Find Maintenance Order’, ‘Find Maintenance Order and Operation’, ‘Find Maintenance Order Confirmation’, ‘Find Maintenance Task List’, ‘Find Maintenance Task List and Operation’ and on the object detail pages. By the way, export to Excel of the query results is also supported.
Fig. 2: SAP Fiori app ‘Maintenance Order’ with quick view
Self-Service Configuration UIs
Finally, I would like to draw your attention to several new self-service configuration UIs (SSC UIs) which are available in the “Manage Your Solution” app allowing you to
- define priorities for each priority type
- define sort fields for maintenance plan
- define plant sections
- define measuring point categories
For more information on SAP S/4HANA Cloud, check out the following links:
- Sven Denecken’s SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1811 Release Blog
- SAP S/4HANA Cloud release info: http://www.sap.com/s4-cloudrelease
- Feature Scope Description here
- Best practices for all the cloud editions here
- What’s New in SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1811 document
- New SAP S/4HANA Cloud Customer Community: here
- Help Portal Product Page here
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Great insights, thanks for sharing Gerhard