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 Recipe Development on PLM Web UI


Technical Data

Technical Name of the Business Function


Type of Business Function

Enterprise Business Function

Available As Of

SAP Enhancement Package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0

Technical Usage

PLM Core

Application Component

Recipe Development (PLM-WUI-RCP)

Required Business Function

  • PLM Web User Interface (/PLMU/WEB_UI)

  • Recipe Management PMD_PLM_RECIPE_MANAGEMENT_1

  • Labeling PLM_RM_Product_Labeling

You can use this business function to activate the new Web-based Recipe Development (PLM-WUI-RCP) on the PLM Web user interface.

Caution Caution

You cannot manage objects from Recipe Management (PLM-RM) with Recipe Development (PLM-WUI-RCP) because the underlying databases are different.

End of the caution.


Recipe Development is integrated in the following applications:

To be able to use all features of Recipe Development, you need the following additional components:

  • Specification management in Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) (see Specification Management (EHS-BD-SPE))

    In specification management you create specifications for the input and output substances used in the recipe.

  • Material master (see Material Master (LO-MD-MM))

    If you create material master data for the input and output substances that are used, you can calculate costs in the recipe and create a material BOM from it.

  • Document management (see Document Management)

    In document management you can store additional information, such as a product requirement document that you can link to a recipe.

  • Change management (see Change Management (LO-ECH))

    You can use change numbers to specify the validity of a recipe.


You have activated the following additional business functions:

You have installed the following components as of the version mentioned:

Type of Component


Is Needed Only for the Following Features

Software component

SAP_APPL 605, EA-IPPE 405, PLM WUI 701

Portal content

Business Package for PLM Web User Interface

Customizing for the Web UI of SAP PLM can be found under Start of the navigation path Logistics - General Next navigation step Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Next navigation step PLM Web User Interface End of the navigation path.


Status Management

In status management, you define status schemes that contain all available statuses and status transitions.

Web-Based User Interface for Recipe Development

Recipe Development offers you the following functions:

  • Web-based interface for creating, displaying, and changing recipes

  • Consistency check that you can use to check a recipe at any time during the development process

  • Calculations that the system performs based on the ingredients contained in the recipe

    For example, you can define calculations that determine the nutrients or costs produced when a recipe is made. You can display the calculation results at any time in Recipe Development.

  • PDF-based print forms

  • Explosion log that contains the steps the system carried out during the recipe explosion

Web-Based User Interface for the Specification Management of Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S)

In the specification management you create, for example, specifications for the input and output substances used in the recipe (see Specification Management (EHS-BD-SPE)).

Web-Based Labeling

Here you create and manage label sets that you can use, for example, to create print templates for labels.

Integration in the PLM Web User Interface

Recipe Development is integrated in the PLM Web user interface (PLM Web UI). The following functions are available:

  • Work center and control center

    The central point of entry is the personalized work center and control center which provide an overview of the objects relevant to your work, such as the objects in your favorites list or in your worklist. A work center is available for recipes, specifications, and labels; from here you can call these objects and the corresponding applications.

  • Search

    The search in the PLM Web UI enables you to search for objects by certain attributes, texts, or classification characteristics. You can navigate straight to the objects from the search result.

  • Object Navigator

    The object navigator (CA-EPT-NAV) allows you to display each object with its relationships with other objects and navigate to linked objects.

  • Authorization concept (see Authorizations and Access Control Context (PLM-WUI-APP-ACC))

Note Note

Collaboration via the internet without direct access to the back-end system with a demilitarized zone outside the company's own firewall is not supported.

End of the note.
Synchronization of Recipes and Material BOMs

You also use this business function to activate Guided Structure Synchronization (GSS) for recipes (see Guided Structure Synchronization (GSS)). You can use this to create or update a material BOM from a recipe (see Synchronizing a Recipe with a Manufacturing BOM).

More Information

For more information, see SAP Library under Start of the navigation path SAP ERP Central Component Next navigation step Logistics Next navigation step Product Lifecycle Management Next navigation step Web User Interface of SAP Product Lifecycle Management (PLM-WUI) Next navigation step Recipe Development (PLM-WUI-RCP) End of the navigation path (see Recipe Development (PLM-WUI-RCP)).