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 Project Oriented Maintenance

Technical Details

Technical Name of Business Function


Type of Business Function

Enterprise Business Function

Available As Of

SAP Enhancement Package 2 for ERP 6.0

Technical Usage

Discrete Industries and Mill Products

ECC software component




Application Component

Line Maintenance Planning (MEB Enhancements) (IS-AD-MEB)

Log Book (IS-AD-LBK)

Directly Dependent Business Function Requiring Activation in Addition

PLM Extension (EA-PLM)

You can use this business function to make beneficial enhancements to your existing portfolio of functions in the maintenance, repair and overhaul process:

Maintenance Event Builder

The Maintenance Event Builder (MEB) provides an intuitive, easy-to-use way of managing the planning of maintenance revisions that represent individual work packages.


Logbook is an easy-to-use tool that supports the controlling and execution of line maintenance tasks for assets in operation.

Hierarchical Task List

Maintenance work of complex technical objects includes many tasks and operations that are structured hierarchically. You can create hierarchical task lists by referencing other hierarchy task lists or task lists.


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

Type of Component


Is Needed Only for the Following Features

Software Component




You have activated the business functions Project Oriented Maintenance (LOG_EAM_POM) and PLM Extension (EA-PLM) and installed the support packages for ECC-DIMP.

Caution Caution

If you activate the business function Project Oriented Maintenance (LOG_EAM_POM), you must, as of now, import all ECC-DIMP Support Packages.

If you have activated the business function A&D Maint., Repair & Overhaul (AD_MRO_CI_1), you do not need to activate additional business functions to use these functions.

End of the caution.


Maintenance Event Builder

Within the planning board, the capacities of work centers are now shown in a graphical way. A new planning tree for displaying the capacity view of a planning board is available:

  • You can select between the old planning board and the new ALV tree.

  • New ALV planning tree is provided for the capacity chart from the planning board. If you select the option of new planning tree, then it is displayed in the MEB application. The new ALV tree replaces the planning board view.

For more information, see Maintenance Event Builder .


Logbook has the following enhancements:

  • ALV grid enhancements in component list

    • Storage location and plant

      You can enter the details of the storage location and plant in the ALV grid rather than branching to Change Maintenance Order (transaction IW32) . The storage location entered is validated against the plant and the material. You must enter a storage location when you post a component.

    • Special stock indicator

      In the ALV grid, you can assign a special stock indicator to a component. In the materials management process, special stock types are used for different business scenarios, for example, customer aircraft maintenance and consignment stock usages. Fields like WBS Element, Sales Order Number and Vendor Account Number are also linked with the special stock type. These fields are displayed in the ALV grid if you have assigned a special stock indicator is assigned to a component. The type of special stock indicator determines whether you can edit the respective field in the ALV grid.

    • Option to add and/or modify customer-specific fields

      You can add and/or modify customer-specific fields in the same way as the other fields in the ALV grid. The values mentioned in the customer-specific fields are stored in the database.

  • Toggle between display and change mode

    You can change the processing mode of the logbook application from Display to Change and vice versa for all the application objects at the same time.

  • Display warranty details of technical object in a log notification

    You can view the master warranty details of a technical object attached to the log notification at any time while processing the defect.

  • Collective search help for revision

    You can search an appropriate revision for a log notification using the following search helps:

    • Revision by technical object

    • Revision by work center

    • Revision by selection screen.

  • Archiving within Logbook

    In the maintenance and repair overhaul (MRO) business many PM/CS notifications and orders are created daily which can affect system performance over time. To improve this, you can archive the notifications and orders. The archived notifications and orders can be handled within Logbook.

For more information, see Logbook .

Hierarchical Task List

Hierarchical Task List has the following enhancements:

  • You can now implement your own logic for archiving an HTL. However, these new implementations work on top of the standard logic provided and does not replace the standard functionality.

  • You can now perform the following checks for a standard task list (TL):

    • Check if the TL is used in another HTL

    • Check if the TL is used in maintenance plan definition documents

  • For HTL, the following checks are now implemented:

    • Check for usage of HTL in maintenance plan

    • Check for usage of HTL in notifications

    • Check for usage of HTL in maintenance plan definition documents

    • Check for usage of HTL in another HTL

For more information, see Maintenance Task List Hierarchies .