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SAP Asset Intelligence Network – Master Data (Part-1) – Version 2005

Hello Everyone,


I hope everyone is aware of the recent release 2005 version on SAP Intelligence Asset Management.

This blog will brief about a few of the Master Data available in the AIN network and new search feature of the equipment called UID(Unique Identification Number) as well. The UID has come with the 2005 version.

First, let us talk about Model Master.


A Model is a representation by the manufacturer for existing technical object products. In real-world model is an illustration of equipment.

In AIN model can be created for Equipment and for System as well. One should understand that,

If Model is being created for Equipment, it can be tracked using

  1. Serial Number at Model Level
  2. Serial Number at Manufacturer Level
  3. Batch Number at Batch Level

If the Model is being created for System, we can not track the SYSTEM using any o the tracking criteria such as Serial number/Batch number. (No option in AIN)


It is a physical instance of MODEL and an operator can maintain equipment Installation Information, Installation location by using geographical coordinates and relevant documents viz., SOPs, OEM Guidelines, Maintenance Procedures, Technical drawings, etc…

The new filed which has introduced in the 2005 version is UID-Unique ID number and should be maintained as a combination of Domain/Model ID/Serial Number, which has a field length of 72 characters. This UID could help to identify the equipment in any system, however, note that the UID  field is not mandatory.

While creating an Equipment, by default the ‘Company” is assigned as an operator.

For example, I have considered the external number assignment for equipment to track based on business lines

here, I considered UID as per my pump designation based on MODEL specifications for example,

or else we can directly input the UID from nameplate details in the given format as “Domain/Model ID/Serial Number”

Equipment Phase/System Status can be identified by using a few icons,

One should understand the logic of phase changes. once we move planned Phase to Operational (Not/Partial/Fully) we can not revoke,

however, we can move back & forth from

  • Not operational<=>Partial operational<=>Fully operational
  • Operational<=>Dispose

but, we can not revoke the phase from

  • Dispose=>Retire
  • Retire=>Sold

Note: To update the equipment phases such as Dispose/Retire/Sold, it should be dismantled from the existing assigned location, and to attain sold phase, it should be Published with an assignment of Model.

Phases that could be maintained for Equipment:

  • Planned/Current Phase: Which can be maintained using the “Manage Phase” dialog

  • Next Phase: With which the maintenance department can plan upcoming phase changes, for an example, when the EQUIPMENT was under “Not Operational” due to some maintenance work, so the reliability engineer/manager would like to update the status post completion of repair work in the “next phase” as a “Partial Operational” till the execution of the trail run and then followed by “Fully Operational”  phase post successful completion of the trail run or validation of load factors.


I hope this information could help you all to understand the features of SAP IAM-AIN…


Yours faithfully,

Pardhasaradhi Reddy.C

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      Author's profile photo Bernhard Diemer
      Bernhard Diemer

      Hi Pardhasaradhi,


      shouldn't the UID value follow the VDI 2770 standard?


      Best regards

      Bernhard Diemer

      Author's profile photo Pardhasaradhi Reddy Chelikam
      Pardhasaradhi Reddy Chelikam
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      Hi Sir,


      The VDI 2770 guideline which has come effective from 18th Oct.2018 having the main objective to transfer the documents from manufacturers to operators to standardize the nature of the manufacturer information on specific objects...In IAM - AIN the UID is mainly to identify the equipment in all the systems with the combination of Domain/Model/Serial Number...however it helps to transfer the documents accordingly as per VDI 2770 if the manufacturer is able to access the data with premium account license...



      Pardha Reddy.C