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Brief Overview of ASPM and Master data setup – Blog Series 1

Asset Strategy Performance Management (ASPM) took its first step with 1711 release and since then it has taken many steps forward. Being part of the ASPM development team I have seen its features enhancement with every release since 1711.

In my blog series, I would like to share step wise details of creating different kinds of assessment in ASPM. The details will be based on 2002 release.

Series 1: Brief Overview of ASPM and Master data setup

Series 2: Risk and Criticality (RC)

Series 3: Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA)

Series 4: Checklist

Series 5: Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)

Series 6: Preventive Maintenance Review (PMR)

There are multiple blogs available explaining ASPM product and its features. On a high level, ASPM provides a well-integrated solution where in as a reliability engineer you can perform set of assessments on the asset to recommend a maintenance strategy. With its integration with other Intelligent Asset Management (IAM) products and ERP, reliability engineer gets a complete 360* view of the asset which helps in taking an informed decision on what kind of maintenance strategy would be appropriate for the asset. For the maintenance planner, ASPM provides a complete information on all the recommendation which was provided by the reliability engineer. The maintenance planner can further enhance the maintenance strategy and execute them. The corresponding notification is triggered for the maintenance strategy derived for asset.

Process Overview:

Based on the technical breakdown of assets (example: Equipment) users can first perform a Risk & Criticality assessment of all assets. In a matrix, they can rate probability and consequence of failure in various categories. Out of this exercise, assets are classified in different criticality and the reliability engineer can decide what should be the next actions like RCM/FMEA assessments.

In case of assets with a lower criticality, the decision might result in a run-to-failure approach or just following the manufacturer’s recommended instructions, being provided through SAP Asset Intelligence Network.

For medium-critical assets, a review of the existing maintenance plans and task lists is recommended. For this purpose, comparisons can also be made enterprise wide for all assets of the same type. New maintenance intervals can be calculated based on historic failure data.

For the assets with a criticality above a certain threshold, the solution provides capabilities for performing an FMEA and RCM.

With its ERP integration, user can view the maintenance plans and task list created in ERP and further enhance it by providing recommendations.

The below master will be considered for the assessment:

  1. Model Template – “Centrifugal Pump Template” with subclass as “Centrifugal”
  2. Model: “Centrifugal Pump” created from model template “Centrifugal Pump Template”
  3. Equipment Template: “Fire Fighting Equipment Template” containing local indicators
  4. Equipment Template: “Dewatering Equipment Template” containing asset indicators which gets updated after risk & criticality assessment and FMEA assessment
  5. Equipment: “Fire Fighting Pump” created from “Fire Fighting Equipment Template “ and “Centrifugal Pump” model.

The below information is maintained in the equipment object page:

  1. Equipment: “Dewatering Pump” created from “Dewatering Equipment Template” and ““Centrifugal Pump” model.

The below information is maintained in the equipment object page:

In the next blog I will provide details on performing risk and criticality assessment on the equipment created namely “Dewatering Pump” & “Fire Fighting Pump”.

Full Text Abbreviation
Asset Strategy Performance Management ASPM
Risk and Criticality RC
Failure Mode Effect Analysis FMEA
Reliability Centered Maintenance RCM
Preventive Maintenance Review PMR
Fiori Launch Pad FLP


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