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Re: Advantages and Disadvantages of SAP PI sheets

Hi Experts,

I am currently working on PI sheets and needs some clarification from experts here who have worked on this functionality.

Can any one please explain briefly Advantages and disadvantages of SAP PI sheets ?

I have referred this post also but i need some more information for this.

Looking forward for inputs from experts here.


Amit Sharma

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  • Posted on Aug 06, 2018 at 10:23 AM



    1.Tight integration of PI sheet functionality into Planning and production process (Manufacturing orders, Quality management, Inventory management etc.) 2.Digital Signatures can be easily applied to track and trace the information that is

    critical for quality of Product.

    3.Standardized solution for production process worldwide and provide a single

    document from which users can navigate a various transactions and then Return

    back to PI sheet.

    4.SAP Process management components doesn’t cost any extra Licence fee at

    customer end.

    5.It is possible to create multiple Control recipes for different phase/operation with

    help of different process message destination.

    6.Display control information such as instructions for the process operator on how

    to carry out production step.

    7.Display Additional notes , such as notes on specific rules that must be kept for

    dangerous goods.

    8.Use Process messages to report current process data directly from shop floor to

    order (Such as , Post goods receipts and issues, Perform time ticket confirmation.)


    1.Requires huge master maintenance like Master recipe should be maintained in detailed steps phase wise.

    2.Configuration efforts will be huge to implement PI sheets

    3.Dynamically tables cannot be created to input the data

    4.After completion of PI sheets data cannot be modified

    5.Lot of discipline required to perform shop floor execution and steps needs to be completed on time , if any step got missed then it will impact order closing activity.

    6.Once control recipe gets generated its content cannot be changed.

    7.Few functions in process order will be disabled after generation of PI sheets like Read master data 8.Customization not possible in standard layouts

    Kindly add any points if i have missed or correction required.



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