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SAP PM Maintenance Work Order Cycle – End to End Process

SAP PM Maintenance Work Order Cycle - End to End Process

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This picture illustrates SAP PM maintenance work order process end to end cycle. Here’s a breakdown of the process with the help of the text you provided:

  1. Notification Creation: The process begins with the creation of a notification. This notification can be generated automatically based on pre-defined settings or manually by a user. The notification includes details about the malfunction, including the location, time, and a description of the problem.

  2. Work Order Creation: A work order is then created, either with or without referencing a notification. If a notification is referenced, all relevant data is copied from the notification to the work order. The work order type needs to be selected at this stage. This helps categorize the maintenance activity.

  3. Planning and Approval: Once the work order is created, it requires planning and approval. This may involve specifying the materials needed and assigning a start and finish date for the work.

  4. Purchase Requisition and Order (if applicable): If spare parts are required to complete the maintenance work, a purchase requisition is automatically generated. This requisition is then converted into a purchase order to procure the parts.

  5. Parts Received and Issued: Once the parts are received, they are issued to the work order.

  6. Work Order Execution: With everything in place, maintenance personnel can now execute the work order. They will record the time spent on the repairs.

  7. Work Order Completion and Closure: Upon completion of the maintenance work, the work order is closed with a status of “Technically Complete”. This signifies that no further work can be performed on the order. However, financial transactions like invoice postings can still be made.

The key takeaway from this process is that it provides a systematic approach to managing maintenance activities within SAP PM. It ensures that all necessary steps are followed to ensure efficient and timely completion of maintenance work.

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