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 EAM, WCM Integration into Worker Safety


Technical Data

Technical Name of Business Function


Type of Business Function

Enterprise Business Function

Available From

SAP enhancement package 6 for SAP ERP 6.0

Technical Usage

Central Applications

Application Component

Work Clearance Management (PM-WCM)

Required Business Function

EAM, Worker Safety (/EAMPLM/LOG_EAM_WS)

New Functions for WCM Objects (LOG_EAM_WCM_2)

You can use this business function to activate features of work clearance management (WCM) in the role-based content available for the simplified planning and execution of maintenance activities. WCM is recommended for ensuring a safe working environment in industries that are subject to specific safety regulations, for example, the oil and gas industry.

By activating this business function, you can extend the standard worker safety features available with the business function EAM, Worker Safety (/EAMPLM/LOG_EAM_WS) by integrating WCM work permits into the planning of safety-critical maintenance processes. It is also possible to add WCM requirements and WCM object templates as safety measures in the safety plan, thus allowing you to work more efficiently with work permits.

You can use the features of this business function in the following ways:

  • In SAP NetWeaver Portal with the business packages Business Package for Maintenance Worker 1.61 and Business Package for Generic EAM Functions 1.61

  • In SAP NetWeaver Business Client with the PFCG roles Maintenance Worker (SAP_COCKPIT_EAMS_MAINT_WORKER2) and Generic EAM Functions (SAP_COCKPIT_EAMS_GENERIC_FUNC2)


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

    Type of Component


    Required for the Following Features Only

    Software Component

    SAP_APPL 606, EA-APPL 606, PLMWUI 702

    SAP NetWeaver

    SAP NetWeaver 7.03

    SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP

    Portal Content (optional)

    Business Package for Generic EAM Functions 1.61

    Business Package for Maintenance Worker 1.6

  • You have activated the following business functions:

  • You have made all the necessary settings for work permit management in Customizing for Plant Maintenance and Customer Service under Start of the navigation path Work Clearance Management End of the navigation path.


Work Permit Management

The role-based content for the simplified planning and execution of maintenance activities supports work permit management. The new Web Dynpro application for creating, changing, and displaying work permits can be accessed from the following applications:

  • Order

  • Order and Notification List

  • Job List

It also possible to perform certain work permit management functions in these applications directly, for example, extend the validity of a work permit and close a work permit.

WCM Object Templates

You can add WCM object templates as safety measures in the safety plan. This makes it possible to have work permits and other WCM objects automatically generated for orders.

WCM Requirements

You can add requirements as safety measures in the safety plan of an order. The system automatically transfers requirements added in the safety plan to any work permits subsequently created for the order. If you are working with SAP BusinessObjects Risk Management, the system can automatically retrieve and apply requirements.