S/4HANA Embedded PP/DS: Shift Maintenance in Monitor Capacity Fiori App.
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:
Thank you for the explanation and the videos. I have one question. I understand that in order to use these apps, we have to activate the PPDS module. So we must have a PPDS license. If we don't have a license or PPDS module in a project, the only option is to continue to use the CM01 and CM25 t-code apps like before?
Exactly, if you don't have PP/DS licenses, the old capacity leveling transactions can still be used, as they are part of the compatibility scope.
Hello Caetano Almeida
What about pMRP (predictive MRP)? Can't it be used for capacity planning as this post suggests?
Is this solution available in premise also or only in cloud version?
Best personal regards
Predictive MRP is more like a replacement of LTP, where you can check the capacity of your simulations, than an operational capacity planning.
In the latest S/4HANA releases we have some apps like the Manage Work Center Capacity or the Schedule Production, that can be used for an operational capacity management.
Good explanation.thanks for sharing !
Many Thanks for sharing this Useful Info.
Could you please let me know, does these videos also contains the Audio (or) does not have Audio ?
Thanks & Regards : Raja
They were recorded without audio. Next time I'll try to add some audio, so that you can hear my astonishing voice 😀
Thanks Caetano for sharing!
Hi Caetano Almeida
which tool is best as per your experience pMRP or PP/DS for Planning Capacity
They are completely different tools. PP/DS is for production planning and detailed scheduling, so it has very complex heuristics and features for capacity planning.
pMRP is a tool made for simulations and it is a kind of rough-cut capacity leveling.
Is this possible in FIORI app F2900 to change resource to alterntive one?