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Object documentationLabor Value

 

A measurement of work that can be defined, among other things, by the following values:

  • Labor value number

  • Description

  • Target time for labor value

  • Pricing reference material

  • Labor value main type

 

You can combine labor values in Labor Value Catalogs according to different criteria. A dealer can assign more than one labor catalog to each OEM.

Note Note

In Customizing for Logistics Execution under Start of the navigation path Dealer Business Management Next navigation step Service Next navigation step Labor Value Next navigation step Catalog Determination Next navigation step Assign Criteria End of the navigation path, you can assign more than one catalog ID to an OEM.

You can assign the division representing the vehicle brand in the SAP System to an external manufacturer, by selecting Start of the navigation path Dealer Business Management Next navigation step Company Structure End of the navigation path in Customizing for Logistics Execution. You can use the manufacturer, for example, to control the interface or determine the labor value catalog.

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In order processing for a service order, you can enter labor values as items in the order. For the item category in the order, the system distinguishes between labor values entered in the material master and manual labor values not entered in the material master that are used for a specific order only. You can use manual labor values, for example, for dealer promotions or sales of used vehicles.

Note Note

Using various function modules, you can adapt the labor values and use functions for the labor values. For more information about function modules, see Customizing for Dealer Business Management (DBM) under Start of the navigation path RFC Interfaces Next navigation step Function Modules Next navigation step RFC Labor Values End of the navigation path.

You can use the Business Add-In (BAdI) /DBM/BADI_LV_SEARCH (see Customizing for Dealer Business Management(DBM) under Start of the navigation path Service Next navigation step Labor Value Next navigation step Business Add-Ins (BAdIs) Next navigation step BAdI: Labor Value Search End of the navigation path), to influence and enhance the labor value search.

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Structure

The labor value is defined by an alphanumeric key. This key is model and OEM-specific and is provided by the OEM in the form of subsystems. These systems support the search for labor values and contain a series of additional graphical information that supports the work carried out on the vehicle. The systems are connected to DBM by an interface.

The following data is stored in the master record of a labor value:

  • Pricing reference material

    When a DBM order is created, the system transfers this material to the order.

  • Labor value main type

    The OEM usually delivers the labor value main types. For manual labor values, you can define labor value main types yourself.

  • Labor value group

    You can use the labor value group to subdivide the labor values according to categories that you choose, for example, electrics and electronics, mechanics, and body work.

  • Matchcode

    The matchcode simplifies the determination of labor values in the DBM order.

  • Target time for labor value

    The value in the system is proposed as a quantity for the labor value and a target time in the DBM order.

You can organize labor values in a hierarchy. You define the hierarchy level in Customizing for Dealer Business Management (DBM) under Start of the navigation path Service Next navigation step Labor Value Next navigation step Define Hierarchy Level End of the navigation path and maintain the labor value hierarchy nodes in transaction /DBM/LBROPGRP.

Example Example

If the hierarchy level has two characters, the following labor values could belong to the hierarchy node 17 Engine Lubrication:

  • 17030100 Check oil pressure

  • 17051900 Remove and install oil pressure switch

  • 17071900 Remove and install oil temperature sensor

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More Information

For more information about labor values, see the DBM Configuration Guide on SAP Service Marketplace at Start of the navigation path http://service.sap.com/instguidesInformation published on SAP site Next navigation step Industry Solutions Next navigation step Industry Solution Guides Next navigation step SAP for Automotive End of the navigation path.