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Why Equipment Category is used in PM??? I need a strong reason...

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Why Equipment Category is used in PM??? I need a strong reason...

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Mohan

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    Posted on Dec 14, 2011 at 11:46 AM

    Mohan

    Can you give more information on your requirements?

    The equipment category is often used for reporting and distinguishing different groups of equipment.

    PeteA

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    • Mohan,

      It will depend on the business requirements and the how much of SAP your companies use.

      For example, if you use PM and CS, then you will often have different EqCat such that each team has control of their own categories. The can categories also drive which tabs are available (via RefCat)...

      PeteA.

  • Posted on Dec 14, 2011 at 11:58 AM

    HI DGMohan

    Equipment category is used to categorise your equipments according broad criteria- such as we have used it as Electrical equipment, Mechanical equipment, Instrumentation equipment, PRT(production resourcs tool), Vehicles, also some category where material serial no functionality is used. When you use material serial no functionality system creates equipment in the background- whose no range you need to keep different. So you can have different no range for your different category of equipment. You can also control authorisation on this basis. In customisation you have to maintain additional business view according o your equipment category. You can control the equipment usage period parameter in customisation. You can assign user status profile to equipment category.

    Shakti Behera

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    • Former Member

      Hi mohan,

      in this Customizing table you define the description for an equipment category. This allows you to control which basic characteristics a equipment master record such as a vehicle master record should have. Using these control characteristics, you can decide how many and which equipment categories you require.

      Regards,

      bharat

  • Posted on Dec 14, 2011 at 02:12 PM

    Hi,

    Please review the link below, it's explain the use for equipment category on PM

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_sm40/helpdata/en/a6/6e484181388839e10000000a1550b0/content.htm

    Regards

    Carlos

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