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PI Sheets vs XSteps


we already use PP-PI and want to go with more real time data entry. Can someone recommend if we should use PI Sheets or XSteps? Can you use XSteps with PP-PI?

We are also considering MII



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    Dec 05, 2016 at 05:30 PM


    There are two options to generate PI Sheet:

    Alternative 1 : characteristics- based processs instrucction

    Process instruction are asigned to the phases of the master recipe. Characteristics are configuration data. This is the older alternative. This alternative is only for:

    * Process order (PP-PI) in all releases.

    Alternative 2: XStep- based process instruccion.

    XSteps are reusable and you can mantain in a Standar XStep Repository as a Master Data. This alternative is available for :

    * Process orders (PP-PI) As of R/3 4.7 Extension 2.0,

    * Producction order (PP) As of ECC 6.0 Ehp 3.

    For a future system conversion to SAP S/4HANA,SAP recommends to use XStep-based process instructions instead of characteristic-based process instructions:

    * 2268116 - S4TWL - ABAP-List-Based PI-Sheet

    In addition, SAP recommends to use Browser-based PI Sheet instead of ABAP-list Based PI Sheet:

    * 397504 - Support for ABAP list-based PI sheet.

    Best regards,

    Milton Gallegos Changa

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