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The Business Object Production Resource/Tool (PRT) is a moveable operating resource used in production or plant maintenance.


The SAP system differentiates between the following types of production resources/tools, according to their properties and business function:

  • Materials that are accounted for in materials management, for instance in inventory management, requirements planning and procurement.

  • Equipment, for instance measuring instruments or valuable tool, which are serviced

  • Documents, for instance drawings or programs, which use the document management system.

  • Miscellaneous production resources/tools (with a PRT master record), that require less maintenance in the system.

Production resources/tools can be assigned to operation, activities or phases in task lists (including standard networks and recipes), production orders and maintenance orders as well as networks.

Production resources/tools that are used for testing during production, can be assigned to the corresponding inspection characteristic in the inspection plan.

At the moment you cannot use PRTs in process orders.


You can use user-defined criteria to classify PRTs to help you find PRTs in the system.

PRTs can be linked with a document info record so that you can refer to further information, for example a design drawing..

See also:

CA - Classification system and CA - Characteristics

  CA - Document Management   Maintaining the Basic Data of a Document Info Record