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 Enterprise Asset Management Part 3


Technical Data

Technical name of business function


Type of business function

Enterprise Business Function

Available as of

SAP enhancement package 3 for SAP ERP 6.0

Technical usage

Central applications

Application component

SAP Plant Maintenance (PM)

Directly dependent enterprise extension you also need to activate


Directly dependent business function you also need to activate

Not relevant

This Business Function allows you to use enhancements for processes in Plant Maintenance.

You can use the following new functions:

  • BAPIs for technical objects

  • Business Add-Ins (BAdIs) for lists in plant maintenance

  • Mode-dependent tagging in work clearance management and BAdIs

For more information about which BAPIs and BAdIs are available, see the release notes on the relevant subject.


You have installed the following components for the version mentioned and higher:

Component Type


Only Required for the Following Functions

Software component



BAPIs for Technical Objects (new and enhanced)

New BAPIs are available for functional locations. You can use these BAPIs, for example, to change the data source for specific fields or install a functional location in functional locations, dismantle it, or exchange it. An existing BAPI was extended. You can use it to change material/serial numbers for a piece of equipment.

Business Add-Ins (BAdIs) for Lists in Plant Maintenance (new)

You can use these BAdIs to process lists in plant maintenance, for example, lists for orders, notifications, equipment, or functional locations.

Work Clearance Management (enhanced)

In the Work Clearance Management (PM-WCM) component, you can use the new function "mode-dependent tagging" to determine the untagging condition/type from the overall condition of the technical system.

There are also BAdIs for extending WCM-relevant orders, WCM objects, work clearance applications, work clearance documents, and so on.

For more information, see Mode-Dependent Tagging.