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Integration of Asset Module with Plant and Maintenance

Hi

We are implementing SAP for a huge manufacturing company. There are huge machines in factory. Hence we are implementing Plant and maintenance module also.

As far as i know there is some integration of plant and maintenance module with assets (in terms of equipment number we enter in asset master). I want to know this integration part in detailed manner.

Please help me with link or some material.

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    Oct 06, 2011 at 02:20 PM

    Hi Deepak,

    Before you move ahead with a decision to integrate Asset Masters to Equipment masters as explained above, you will have to keep few things under consideration.

    Firstly, please look at the existing asset master of the client. It is generally seen that group of machines are clubbed as individual asset. For e.g. if they have purchased 2 compressors at the same time, they do capitalize them as single asset. I'm sure, you will be creating these 2 compressors as 2 equipment, right? This is where we end up having mis-match. As client has taken depreciation down the line, it is not easy to bifurcate. If they want, they will have to consult their auditors advice and then do an asset revaluation, which will in turn give you 2 asset numbers. It will then be possible for you to have individual link up.

    If they have maintained assets individually, it is ok moving ahead with asset to equipment match. Here is another twist to the story. I'm cent percent sure that you will not have one-to-one match for all equipment to asset. At the end, you will have a list, which will have asset to equipment link. 2nd list will be those equipment, for which, you could not find matching asset. And 3rd asset list for which, you could not find matching equipment.

    As per the above mentioned message, if you want to generate equipment number from asset, your FI colleague has to upload asset master first, which will in turn create equipment for you. You can then update the equipment master with the pending details such as plant section, planner group, etc. Rest of the assets, wherein you couldn't find matching equipment but, they do fall under the 'Plant & Machinery' asset class, your FI colleague will have to temporarily disable equipment creation and upload the asset master. I hope you are getting this.

    Lastly, the pending equipment can be uploaded for which, you couldn't find matching asset through LSMW/BDC.

    Do remember, when you create equipment from asset, synchronization functionality works. It will not work, if you manually link equipment and asset.

    Regards,

    Ketul

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    • Former Member

      Hello,

      We are implementing PM Module and facing same kinda confusion. Got some idea from your reply. Now, if we create an asset like; Generator, it has some mechanical and electrical parts. How could we trace this parts individually? While creating asset or at the time of giving information for equipment??

      Regards,

      Milton Ashikul

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    Oct 05, 2011 at 09:23 AM

    Hi,

    In IE02 -> U can give asset master record in Organization Tab ..

    1.Check this link http://www.consolut.com/en/s/sap-ides-access/d/s/doc/Q-AAPM0001

    2. Check this link http://help.sap.com/saphelp_46c/helpdata/en/4f/71db54448011d189f00000e81ddfac/content.htm

    regards

    pushpa

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  • Oct 07, 2011 at 11:24 AM

    Hi,

    Gourav and Ketul have given a very detailed mapping of Asset-Equipment integration.

    When you bring SAP into play, the old machines would have completed their depreciation cycle.

    For those which are still under this cycle, synchronisation can be used.Kindly ensure internal numbering of equipment and as suggested, first create the asset, which will generate equipment.

    For new assets of same type eg. compressors-x nos., asset sub number can be used, which in turn will create x number of equipment and tracing will be easy.

    By means of work flow, for new purchase, an asset class AUC (asset under construction) is created. When the equipment is commissioned, a 'start-up-date' is entered in the equipment master, and this in turn converts AUC asset into permanent asset and the master is updated. This needs to be checked with FI personnel for config settings and user exits.

    James Prabaharan

    Edited by: James Prabaharan on Oct 7, 2011 1:34 PM

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