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classfication classes/characteristics in EH&S

HI All

SAP says classfication sytem is fully used in EH&S

I am not sure is there in realistic business need for this except in materials

if you have used in any of your past projects can you share me business scenario

Ross

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  • Posted on Sep 11, 2010 at 11:00 AM

    Hello Ross

    i did not catch your question. Let's try the other way: it makes only sense to use EH&S if you understand how EH&S is using the classification system of SAP.

    In the core compoents of EH&S (e.g EH&S PS) you can maintain only data if you have prepared correct the classification ystem of SAP. This (as the DMS) is one of the core componments without that EH&S is "useless".

    If you take a look on SAP help and SAP marketplace you will find that the use of the classification system is "mandatory" to use the full functionality of EH&S

    http://help.sap.com/erp2005_ehp_04/helpdata/en/a5/3adda043be11d188fe0000e8322f96/frameset.htm

    Classification system in general:

    SAP has divided the classification system usinig class types. IN the are of SAP in most cases the clases are important:

    001 = material class

    023 (not sure) = charge classes

    027 (not sure) => DMS classes

    100 => EH&S classes

    Yes in theory you can try to use the class type 001 to create somkething similar like EH&S using only MM but the result is in my opinion not sufficient to take care regarding the main objectives of EH&S as to handle "legislation issues".

    With ehach support package and each Enhancement Pacakge SAP is prividing an number of EH&S classes. I have no idea how many they are actually (something like 200) and most of the content providers can provide only content if you are using theses classes/Properties

    With best regards

    C:B.

    Edited by: Christoph Bergemann on Sep 11, 2010 1:01 PM

    Edited by: Christoph Bergemann on Sep 11, 2010 1:01 PM

    Edited by: Christoph Bergemann on Sep 11, 2010 1:01 PM

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    Edited by: Christoph Bergemann on Sep 11, 2010 1:02 PM

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      HI Ross,

      Pavan shown a clear picture how classification system useful in IHS.

      I would like to extend bit more on this.

      As you said, We can use classification system (class and characteristics) to add the values.

      Like same we can use in EHS also.

      But, One more important thing here, Classification system is connected with Phrase management.

      When creating characteristic, Using the function module "c14k_phrasecharact_check" make a connectivity to the phrase management.

      We can define standard phrases (master data) in the system, we can reuse these phrases(reusable data).

      when u connect with the phrase management, system will not allow you to enter the value manually.

      It reduces the typing error every time, Making standard choices to the user to pick.

      for ex: Go to Transaction CBIH02 "Edit work area" >> Industrial Hygiene and Safety data.

      You will find the the standard classification system connects with phrase management.

      Regards,

      kamal

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    Posted on Mar 31, 2011 at 11:42 AM

    answer helped me to understad the concept in EHS

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