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Hi Guys,

I am working now as SAP PI/XI developer from past 5 years with the knowledge of BW and ABAP. I have Chemical Engineering back ground and worked in the industry for 3 years and done my Masters in Environmental systems Engineering.

Now i am planning to move slowly towards function side of SAP and found SAP EHS as the most intresting one. Can anybody guide me regarding the future of this module and what to learn exactly when i start training on this.

any suggestions, hints or links to any basic material would be really helpful.



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    Mar 06, 2009 at 07:07 AM


    There is a great deal of technical work required during any SAP-EHS implementation. As you already have a background in environmental engineering, I don't imagine you would have much trouble learning the concepts of SAP-EHS.

    I have been on an SAP-EHS implementation project that employed 3-4 technical consultants at various times, and I am part of an SAP-EHS group that has at least two full-time technical consulatants, and requires more depending on the nature of the work.

    Hope this helps.


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      Hello there,

      just wanted to add that the besides the mentioned modules, there are further ones:

      EPM Environmental Performance Management

      XEM Emissions Management

      Also one should mention Compliance for Products (CFP), which is based on PS/DG, Hazardous Substance Management (HSM), which combines PS/DG and IHS, and Recipe Management (RM),

      which is a solution based on PP-PI and PS.

      Furthermore, there are Visual Composer views/ EHS Analytic modules on different topics of SAP EHS.

      With the new direction of SAP towards sustainability, all SAP EHS applicationsd as well as the new

      SPM (Sustainability Performance Management, partély based on BOBJ)

      will come under the umbrella of the new SAP EHS Management

      Regarding the specification database:

      OHS and Waste Management do not need specifications mandatorily. Waste Codes can be left out

      and wastes are basically materials in the system.

      best regards

      Markus Noertemann

      Senior SAP EHS Consultant

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    Former Member
    Feb 24, 2009 at 11:01 AM

    Hi Raj,

    SAP - EHS is good for chemical engineers, qaultiy of work to work on EHS will be added advantage, with support of industrial knowledge. I think u need to updated with local and international regulations that are in practice for chemicals & wastes, specifically for the dangerous goods - source of generation, mode of transportation, end application like disposal/ recycling etc. The PDF's on DGM & Product safety are very usefull.

    with best wishes,


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    Feb 25, 2009 at 10:19 AM

    Hi Raj,

    It seems you have worked almost in all technical modules of SAP. I would have continued in technical modules if it was the case. However, with Chemical and Environmental degrees backgroud you are game for EH&S. It suits the most. I would sugest you to read SAP Help first and try learning Basic Data and tools. You could move to other modules of EHS once you understand the former one.



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