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 Enhancements for Maintenance Orders


This feature provides the following new functions for processing maintenance orders on the SAP Web UI for Plant Maintenance:

  • You can create and edit long texts directly in the operation data and in the operation details.

  • You can create orders using a template (reference order). When you create a new order by copying an existing order, you can specify whether you want to copy the relationships, settlement rules, linked documents, and order descriptions as well.

  • When you process an order, you can run a cost simulation.

  • You can create order operations by copying existing operations.

  • On the Operation Data tab, you can assign a new task list to the order. The assigned task list is displayed in the General Data.

  • You can assign materials using a catalog in the order operation details. An Open Catalog Interface (OCI) is provided for this.

  • You can assign technical objects and materials using a structure list.

  • You can set additional system statuses in the order that up to now you were only able to display. You can set these system statuses in the Order and Notification List as well.

  • For inspection rounds, you can assign technical objects and assemblies at operation level. In the operation details, you can enter measuring points as production resources/tools for the technical objects that you have assigned at operation level.

Technical Details

Technical Name of Product Feature


Product feature is


Country Dependency

Valid for all countries

Software Component Version


Application Component

PM (Plant Maintenance)


SAP Enhancement Package 7 (SP05) for SAP ERP 6.0

Required Business Function(s)

Simplified Management of EAM Functions 3

Effects on Existing Data

For maintenance orders, the following enhancements have been made to the SAP Web UI for Plant Maintenance:

  • There are new table columns in the operation data: Long Text, Technical Object, Description of Technical Object, Assembly, and Description of Assembly.

  • When creating an order, there is a new screen section Create by Copying with the checkboxes Relationships, Document Links, Settlement Rules, and Order Descriptions.

  • In the Additional Functions menu, the new entry Determine Costs is available for running a cost simulation.

  • The pushbuttons Copy Operation and Assign Task List are available on the Operation Data tab.

  • In the order details on the Material tab, the new pushbuttons Select from Catalog and Select from Structure List are available.