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 Configuration Control Innovations


Technical Data

Technical Name of Business Function


Type of Business Function

Enterprise Business Function

Available As Of

SAP Enhancement Package 4 for SAP ERP 6.0

Technical Usage

EAM Config Control

Application Component


Directly Dependent Business Function Requiring Activation in Addition

Enterprise Asset Mgmt Part 1 (LOG_EAM_CI_1)

Enterprise Asset Mgmt Part 2 (LOG_EAM_SIMP)

You can use this business function to increase your portfolio of functions in the Configuration Control application by helping you to create consistent master data without workarounds.


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

Type of Component


Software Component



EA-iPPE 404


  • MPL checks during installation (with the exception of installation mode 'goods movement out of stock without PM integration')

    Previously, if you had a multiple MPL structure, during the MPL check, the check was run on the very top MPL of the structure. Therefore, you could only install a technical object into an assembly if the assembly was not installed into a superior assembly. Now in addition to this check (Check Top MPL) there are two further check options:

    • Check MPL of Installed Object

      In this check, the MPL of the installed object is checked, even if the assembly of the technical object is installed in a superordinate assembly (actual configuration). It enables object dependency/parameter effectivity checks during the installation as they work in the configuration control workbench (CCM2).

    • No MPL Check

      No MPL-related checks are run.

    You make the setting for the MPL check in Customizing under Plant Maintenance and Customer Service -> Maintenance and Service Processing -> Configuration Control -> Make General Settings for Installation/Dismantling. This IMG activity has been enhanced with an extra area Extra Settings for Installation. For more information, see MPL Checks Options During Installation.

  • Enhanced scope of configuration check in the Configuration Control Workbench

    You can use the new Business Add-In BADI_CCM_CHECK_SCOPE to specify whether a full check or a filtered check is carried out. With the filtered check, you can filter out actual and allowed objects from the configuration. A new dropdown box appears in the Configuration Check area of the Configuration Control Workbench (CCM2) when you implement the BAdI in Customizing under Plant Maintenance and Customer Service -> System Enhancements and Data Transfer -> Business Add-Ins -> Configuration Control -> BAdI: Define Customer-Specific Scope of Configuration Check.

  • Simultaneous usage of MPLs at different installation locations

    You can now assign an MPL to several installation locations simultaneously and all MPLs are checked against their corresponding actual elements during the configuration check. All the MPLs are displayed in the allowed configuration area of the Configuration Control Workbench. Previously only one instance of the MPL was considered in the configuration check.

  • Archiving enhancement of iPPE/MPL nodes

    The system now prevents the archiving of MPL nodes with an access link. This ensures that no MPL nodes are archived unless it is certain that the MPL structure to which the node belongs is not connected to an actual configuration (technical object structure).

  • New MPL (iPPE) node types

    With these new MPL node types you can use the same materials in iPPE variants and in material BOMs. This was not possible with the standard iPPE node types.

  • Report for conversion of standard iPPE (PVS) structures to MPL structures

    There is a new conversion report which you can use to convert your iPPE/PVS structures to MPL structures, enabling you to use the same materials simultaneously in the MPL structures and in material BOMs. There is a new standard MPL user profile available. For more information, see Conversion of Standard iPPE (PVS) Structures to MPL Structures.

More Information

For more information, see Configuration Control.