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Author's profile photo Hemant Rathod

Specifying End Date and End Counter for Maintenance Plans

Preventive maintenance plans are created to ensure that various assets are maintained based on maintenance strategies and program. A meticulous planner may create large number of plans that generates work orders autonomously.

As organization become mature and they move from break fix mode to proactive mode of managing assets, planner needs to evolve maintenance strategies to more optimized inspection, preventive /corrective activities making some of the existing maintenance plans irrelevant in future. There are multiple use cases where planner needs to ensure that system does not propose new preventive activities for plans that would not be relevant in future, e.g. End of warranty related checks, planned improvement / modification project resulting in change of maintenance strategies etc.

Now with SAP EAM, you can effectively stop a preventive maintenance plan based on a date in future or counter value the asset may reach in future.

Fig:1 Time based, counter based plans with end date for scheduling and end counter for scheduling

 

Once the date or counter value is set, during scheduling run, system ensure that it does not create calls only for the events that is next to end date or end counter.

To get the visibility on how many days are left for a maintenance plans, IP15 and IP16 are enhanced to show remaining number of days or remaining number of counts.

Fig 2: Enhanced IP15 with additional information about remaining  days or counters

This enhancement along with enhancements described below would help a maintenance planner to implement proactive management of preventive activities

To enable this feature, you may need to implement Note # 2712672. This note is valid from EhP7 and all the release of SAP S/4HANA. You will need First implement note 2721764 – (LOG_EAM_CI_13) if the Business Function does not exist yet in your system.

You will get further information about this new feature from help document link.

You will find more information in SAP Improvement Finder

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      Author's profile photo Nirmal Kokkuvayil Gopalakrishnan
      Nirmal Kokkuvayil Gopalakrishnan

      Good option. Hope this will be standard feature in Ehp8.

       

      Author's profile photo Hemant Rathod
      Hemant Rathod
      Blog Post Author

      Hello Nirmal,

      thanks for pointing out my grammar mistake. This improvement note is available from Ehp7 and all releases after that including Ehp8, S/4 HANA 1511,  1610, 1709 and 1809. In future releases it is part of standard feature.

      regards

      Hemant

      Author's profile photo Nirmal Kokkuvayil Gopalakrishnan
      Nirmal Kokkuvayil Gopalakrishnan

      Thank you Sir!

      Author's profile photo Prashant Meshram
      Prashant Meshram

       

      Hello Sir,

      We are in S4 HANA 1809 103  and We have activated business function LOG_EAM_CI_13 But I am

      not getting End scheduling field in the maintenance plan.

      Please guide.

      Author's profile photo Hemant Rathod
      Hemant Rathod
      Blog Post Author

      Hope you were able to implement note properly and enable the fields as per the note/documentation.

      Author's profile photo Prashant Meshram
      Prashant Meshram

      Hello Sir,

      After proper note implementation mention functionality working fine.

       

      Thanks

      Prashant Meshram

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      Mark master blog as favorite to get information about further improvements that would be released

       

      How to mark this as favorite. Not getting an option.