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PI Sheets vs XSteps

Dec 01, 2016 at 07:59 PM


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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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Former Member 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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