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New key figures with ST-A/PI 01T support package 2, e.g. new category of process progress key figures

Since June 14 2019 a new support package 2 for ST-A/PI release 01T is available for download. With this plug-in around 24 new key figures have been shipped for Business Process Analytics and Business Process Monitoring in SAP Solution Manager and more than 180 existing key figures were updated. The plug-in contains (besides others)

 

 

The logic for all usage key figures in all application areas has been changed. The measured value is now returning the actual number of usages within a given time frame and no longer the number of configured objects.

Controlling & Management Accounting

  • Exceptions in WIP calculation (PP Order), Exceptions in Variance calculation (PP Order), Exceptions in Actual Settlement (PP Order) and Exceptions in Actual Settlement (Internal Order) got profit center as new filter and group by parameters as well as new in detail list.
  • Exceptions in Actual Settlement (Sales Order), Exceptions in Actual Result Analysis (Sales Order), Exceptions in Actual Result Analysis (Internal Order) and Exceptions in Actual Result Analysis (Project System) got company code, plant and profit center as new filter and group by parameters as well as new in detail list.
  • For Schedule Manager: Runtimes and Status the key figure logic was changed from backlog logic to throughput logic. The result is no longer count of rows but accumulated runtime in minutes. ‘Business transaction’ as new filter & group by parameter.
  • Overdue Purchase Requisition Commitment Items and Overdue Purchase Order Commitment Items got account assignment category as new group by parameter.

Sales & Logistics Execution

A new key figure category was introduced, the so-called Process Progress key figures. The visualization of those Process Progress key figures only makes sense in conjunction with the new SAPUI5 based Business Process Analytics which was first shipped with SAP Solution Manager 7.20 support package 10. In the area of sales the following new key figures were introduced:

  • Sales order item creation to outbound delivery item
  • Sales order item creation to SD invoice item
  • 3rd party sales order item to SD invoice item
  • Sales order items (via purchase to order) to SD invoice item
  • Sales order items (via make to order) to SD invoice item

The following key figures were enhanced:

  • Changes in sales documents & Changes in deliveries got ‘Incompletion procedure’ and ‘Status group’ included in detail list.
  • Overdue sales schedule line items, Unconfirmed sales schedule line items & Open and rescheduled sales schedule line items got credit status VBUK-CMGST added in detail list.
  • Deleted items in sales documents got new column in detail list to provide the number of days from item creation to deletion.
  • Profit margin per sales document item got new columns included in result list (delivery block on header level, billing block on header or item, billing relevance, delivery status & overall status) and rejected items are filtered out.
  • Sales invoices created got VBRK-ZTERM and KTGRD as new filter and group by parameter and in detail list.

Purchasing 

A new key figure category was introduced, the so-called Process Progress key figures. In the area of purchasing the following new key figures were introduced:

  • Purchase order item creation to GR/IR clearing
  • Purchase order item creation to invoice receipt
  • Purchase order item creation (with approval) to IR
  • Purchase order item creation (with approval & confirmation control) to IR

The following key figures were enhanced:

  • Purchase order items created got EKKO-ZTERM as new filter and group by parameter and in detail list. Document status now also working as filter.
  • Purchase order items with GR qty greater IR qty & Purchase order items with IR qty greater GR qty got final invoice indicator / delivery completed indicator added to detail list respectively.
  • Purchase order items created after invoice got purchasing group as new group by field

STO Replenishment 

A new key figure category was introduced, the so-called Process Progress key figures. In the area of replenishment the following new key figures were introduced:

  • Stock transport order item creation (without delivery) to GR
  • Stock transport order item creation (with delivery) to GR
  • Cross-company STO item creation to FI-AR clearing

The following key figures were enhanced:

  • Stock transport order items overdue for delivery creation got EKPO-LFRET as new filter and group by parameter and EKET-WEMNG new in detail list.
  • Overdue stock transport order schedule lines got EKPO-LFRET as new filter and group by parameter and EKPO-EGLKZ (final delivery) new in detail list.
  • Overdue stock transport order schedule lines in transit got EKPO-LFRET as new filter and group by parameter and last goods issue date new in detail list.

Project Systems

  • Projects created but not released, Projects released but not techn. completed / closed, Projects technically completed but not closed & Projects closed but not marked for deletion got ‘budget profile’ and ‘investment profile’ new in detail list.
  • WBS elements created but not released got PRPS-WERKS as new filter, group by parameter and detail list field. PRPS-STUFE & BELKZ as new filter and group by parameter. PRPS-IMPRF new in detail list.
  • WBS elements released but not techn. completed / closed, WBS element technically complete but not closed & WBS elements closed but not marked for deletion got PRPS-WERKS as new filter, group by parameter and detail list field. PRPS-STUFE & BELKZ as new filter and group by parameter. New virtual field “settlement rule exists”, COBRB-ERSJA, ERSPE, LETJA, LETPE and PRPS-IMPRF and ANLI-ANLN1 new in detail list.

Manufacturing

A new key figure category was introduced, the so-called Process Progress key figures. In the area of manufacturing the following new key figures were introduced:

  • Production order creation to technical completion
  • Process order creation to technical completion

The following key figures were enhanced:

  • All manufacturing key figures for production and process orders got ‘AFPO-SOBKZ as filter and group by parameter in order to distinguish Make to Order from Make to Stock scenarios.
  • Production/Process orders overdue for final confirmation, Production/Process orders overdue for delivery completed, Production/Process orders overdue for (technical) closure, Production/Process orders overdue for deletion flag & Overdue production/process orders assigned to sales got actual delivery date new in detail list.
  • Production/Process orders created, Automation rate: Production/Process orders created & Automation rate: Production/Process order release got an enhanced automation logic now also based on transaction codes used.

Plant Maintenance & Customer Service

A new key figure category was introduced, the so-called Process Progress key figures. In the area of plant maintenance & customer service the following new key figure was introduced:

  • PM/CS order creation to status ‘closed’

Inventory & Warehouse Management

  • New Stock level of sales order stock in quality inspection
  • All stock level key figures consider now also shifted fiscal years in their data collection logic.
  • All batch related stock level key figures provide another hot spot to jump into respective batch information.
  • Slow moving quants got additional fields putaway/removal block with blocking reason in result list.
  • Automation rate: Goods Movements inbound & Automation rate: Goods Movements outbound got transaction code as new filter and group by parameter and new in detail list.

Master Data Management

  • New Changes to Article Master
  • All Terms of Payment usage key figures got new columns ‘Fixed day’ and ‘Additional months’ in result list.

Ariba & Fieldglass

  • Purchase orders sent to Ariba Network
  • Inbound delivery postings received from Ariba Network
  • Invoices received from Ariba Network
  • Sales orders received from Ariba Network
  • Deliveries sent to Ariba Network
  • Pending Approvals in Fieldglass

The complete list of all available key figures can be accessed via the

KPI catalog

if you filter on KPI provider ‘Business Process Analytics’ that you find at (S-user or P-user login required)

 

Further reading

You can find all necessary information about Business Process Analytics in this Wiki. More information on Business Process Improvement for SAP solutions can be found here.

Frequently Asked Questions about Business Process Monitoring and Business Process Analytics are answered at http://wiki.sdn.sap.com/wiki/display/SM/FAQ+Business+Process+Monitoring and http://wiki.sdn.sap.com/wiki/display/SM/FAQ+Business+Process+Analytics respectively.

The following blogs (in chronological order) provide further details about Business Process Analytics functionalities within the SAP Solution Manager.

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