SAP S/4HANA Cloud release of 2011 (as part LoB Asset Management) in the area of Maintenance Management offers new scope items. This is an outcome based on long term co innovation journey with their customers.
New scope items as successor to already existing scope items of Corrective Maintenance (BH1), Emergency Maintenance (BH2) and Preventive Maintenance (BJ2) are:
- Reactive Maintenance
- Proactive Maintenance
- Improvement Maintenance
- Operational and Overhead Maintenance
- Reactive Maintenance (4HH)
This comprehensive nine-step process supports end-to-end maintenance process. First, a maintenance request is created (Initiation). Next, the maintenance request is screened and accepted (Screening). The maintenance request is converted into a maintenance order. During this phase, the required resources for processing the order are also planned (Planning). The maintenance order is then approved for execution (Approval). Next, the maintenance order is prepared for execution. Various requirements such as stock, nonstock material, purchase requisition, and capacity are reviewed (Preparation). After this, the maintenance order is scheduled for execution (Scheduling). The maintenance order is then executed to repair malfunction (Execution). Then, activities like failure data recording and other post-work activities are carried out (Post Execution). Finally, the maintenance order is reviewed and is technically completed (Completion).
- Proactive Maintenance (4HI)
Maintenance planning is carried out based on the performance of an asset or by using time-based strategy or both, which creates maintenance demand.
- Improvement Maintenance (4VT)
Improvement maintenance enables you to create and plan improvement orders. You can assign work packages to improvement orders for efficient integration with project management (SAP S/4HANA Cloud – Enterprise Portfolio and Project Management).
- Operational and Overhead Maintenance (4WM)
Overhead maintenance allows you to record activities that are not part of typical maintenance tasks such as training, development, documentation, and so on.
Operational maintenance allows you to record routine maintenance activities such as greasing, which is done by the maintenance or production team.
If you need to record activity that is not reactive, proactive, or improvement in nature, you can use overhead or operational maintenance.
The new “Best Practices” end-to-end processes introduce process phases and a new concept for user statuses.
The new phase model allows creation of maintenance requests and maintenance orders of specific new types. These maintenance requests and orders are part of an end-to-end process that is structured according to nine phases.
New SAP Fiori apps are available for the new “Best Practices” end-to-end processes which allow you to perform your daily work both on PCs and mobile devices. Here is an overview of the new SAP Fiori apps:
• Create Maintenance Request
• My Maintenance Requests
• Screen Maintenance Requests
• Manage Maintenance Planning Buckets
• Manage Maintenance Backlog
• My Maintenance Jobs
• Manage Maintenance Notifications and Orders
• Manage Workflows for Maintenance Orders
• Maintenance Order Costs
For quick ref :
Maintenance Backlog Overview
Hope the above update gives a quick insight on new features in Asset Management Solution in S4HANA Cloud…