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 PLM, Coexistence of iPPE and BOM


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

PLM Web User Interface (PLM-WUI)

Directly Dependent Business Function Requiring Activation in Addition

Not relevant

With this business function, you can use materials in product structure and assembly management, in iPPE, and in the BOM.

This enables you to use SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (SAP APO) and the material requirements planning run in ERP (PP-MRP) simultaneously.



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, EA-APPL 605, PLM WUI 7.1


Checking the Assignment of Low-Level Code

The low-level code must be unique for material requirements planning. A consistent assignment of low-level code is the basis for the material requirements planning run. The low-level code defines the sequence in which the materials are planned in the MRP run.

Recursion Checks

An extended check takes place for product strucure and assembly management, iPPE, and the BOM to avoid recursive structures. The recursion check for iPPE and the BOM was enhanced to include a recursion check in both structures.

You can also use the RDISCALC report to carry out a global recursion check. All BOMs and iPPE objects that exist in the database are loaded and the check is carried out.