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 WCM, Managing WCM Objects/Templates


Technical Data

Technical Name of Business Function


Type of Business Function

Enterprise business function

Available From

SAP enhancement package 7 for SAP ERP 6.0

Technical Usage

Central Applications

Application Component

Work Clearance Management (PM-WCM)

Required Business Function

WCM, New Functions for WCM Objects (LOG_EAM_WCM_2)

Incompatible Business Function

Not relevant

You can use this business function to flexibly define and manage different types of WCM objects (work approvals, applications, work clearance documents) (and especially WCM object templates for one object type. This definition is done based on the usages defined for each WCM object type, which now include some new configuration options.


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

    Type of Component


    Required for the Following Features Only

    Software component

    SAP_APPL 617, EA-APPL 617

  • You have activated the business function WCM, New Functions for WCM Objects (LOG_EAM_WCM_2).


After activation of this business function, WCM Customizing is enhanced by new configuration options when maintaining the usages of any object type (work approval, application, work clearance document).

  • Usage type of a WCM object (generic, operational, or template)

  • Usage-specific descriptions (singular, plural) of a WCM object

  • Usage-specific number ranges (internal, external) of a WCM object

  • Usage-specific view profile of a WCM object

This means the following: For each usage you define for a WCM object type, you can individually override the basic configuration settings (such as description, number range, view profile) defined at WCM object type level.


For work clearance applications (WCAs), you can define one usage representing WCA templates and one usage representing Operational WCAs, both with individual descriptions, number ranges, and view profiles.


By activating and using the contents of a business function, databases are filled, process steps executed, user interfaces changed, statuses set, and so on. For technical reasons, the activation of this business function cannot be reversed, otherwise irrevocable data inconsistencies can arise in the system.