May 12, 2014

How to Streamline Plant Maintenance With Your Master Data

For any company that operates large and complex plants, world-class production performance is achieved through efficient plant maintenance. Without streamlined maintenance processes, plants experience high maintenance costs and unnecessary downtime. It is not unusual for large companies, such as utilities or companies in the oil and gas industries, to realize millions in savings when they improve the way they control plant maintenance.  In a modern enterprise running on an ERP system, such as SAP, efficient plant maintenance depends on the quality of the underlying master data. Master data objects that are specific to plant maintenance in SAP  include functional locations and… Read more

Jan 29, 2011

Playing with Material Characteristics available under MM02

A customer recently had a mishap with material characteristics under MM02 and as many of you will know this is a nasty little set of views nested within one another under MM02 tab characteristics. It seems too, that there isn’t a nice clean way to extract and change this data. It is likely though, that some of you who have been winshuttling for a few years now, know how to do this using a variety of scripts and methods. There is another way now, using Winshuttle Direct with Winshuttle Transaction and this time using a Remote enabled Function Module (RFM)…. Read more