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 Synchronization of Engineering BOM with Manufacturing BOM


Technical Data

Technical Name of the Business Function


Type of Business Function

Enterprise Business Function

Available As Of

SAP Enhancement Package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0

Technical Usage

PLM Core

Application Component

PLM Web User Interface (PLM-WUI)

Required Business Function

PLM Web User Interface: (/PLMU/WEB_UI)

With this business function, you synchronize an engineering bill of material (EBOM) and a manufacturing bill of material (MBOM).

This enables you to reduce the time required to transfer engineering data to production, increase the quality of the information for production, reduce the number of errors when entering data for production, and support the reconciliation of data from the engineering BOM and manufacturing BOM.


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

Type of Component


Is Needed Only for the Following Features

Software component

SAP_APPL 605, EA-IPPE 405, PLM WUI 7.1


The synchronization contains the following functions:
  • Planning of the manufacturing BOMs based on an engineering BOM

  • Initial handover of an engineering BOM to a manufacturing BOM

  • Continuous adjustment and monitoring of changes to engineering and manufacturing BOMs

  • Full integration in change management (LO-ECH)

  • Full integration in the PLM Web user interface

  • Taking the status of change states into account

  • Decoupling of engineering and manufacturing BOMs from Guided Structure Synchronization (GSS)

  • Saving intended structural changes to the proposed manufacturing BOM and taking them into account in later synchronizations