SAP S/4HANA offers the new Embedded PP/DS, which brings the SAP APO capabilities into the SAP ERP core. Embedded PP/DS brings many advantages, such as the simplified master data maintenance, simplified integration and planning PP/DS materials in MRP Live. The major innovation, however, is related to the user interface. Two new fiori apps were introduced in S/4HANA, one for capacity monitoring and another for capacity leveling.
The new fiori app Monitor Capacity Utilization provides an overview of the capacity load in the resources assigned to the area of responsibility and also a detailed capacity overview of a selected resource, including charts and additional details of the capacity load. As of SAP S/4HANA 1709, this Fiori App also includes the possibility of shift maintenance, in order to resolve capacity bottlenecks.
I have recently recorded two demos explaining the basic usage of this Fiori App and how can it be used to maintain shifts and change the orders allocating capacity to the resource.
The first video shows the Fiori App initial screen, explaining how to navigate, use filters, add columns and other basic features.
The second video shows the details of a specific resource, the different options of charts, how to maintain a shift and how to change an order using this Fiori App, in order to avoid a capacity overload.
This Fiori app is available with the profile SAP_BR_PRODN_PLNR (Monitor Capacity Utilization, Production Scheduling Board). The activation of Advanced Planning in customizing is a pre-requisite and only resourced marked for Advanced Planning can be selected.
In addition, only production resources are supported and shift maintenance is supported only for capacities of type external capacity.
The following SAP notes provide technical information about the S/4HANA Embedded PP/DS apps:
- 2489383 – Release Information Note: Monitor Capacity Utilization app, Production Scheduling Board app on SAP Fiori for SAP S/4HANA 1709
- 2353836 – Release Information Note: Monitor Capacity Utilization app, Production Scheduling Board app on SAP FIORI FOR SAP S/4HANA 1610, R
- 2674523 – Release Information Note: Monitor Capacity Utilization app, Production Scheduling Board app on SAP Fiori for SAP S/4HANA 1809
More details about this Fiori App can also be found in the fiori Library, in the link below: