I hope everyone is aware of the recent release 2005 version on SAP Intelligence Asset Management.
This blog will brief about a few of the Master Data available in the AIN network and new search feature of the equipment called UID(Unique Identification Number) as well. The UID has come with the 2005 version.
First, let us talk about Model Master.
A Model is a representation by the manufacturer for existing technical object products. In real-world model is an illustration of equipment.
In AIN model can be created for Equipment and for System as well. One should understand that,
If Model is being created for Equipment, it can be tracked using
Serial Number at Model Level
Serial Number at Manufacturer Level
Batch Number at Batch Level
If the Model is being created for System, we can not track the SYSTEM using any o the tracking criteria such as Serial number/Batch number. (No option in AIN)
It is a physical instance of MODEL and an operator can maintain equipment Installation Information, Installation location by using geographical coordinates and relevant documents viz., SOPs, OEM Guidelines, Maintenance Procedures, Technical drawings, etc...
The new filed which has introduced in the 2005 version is UID-Unique ID number and should be maintained as a combination of Domain/Model ID/Serial Number, which has a field length of 72 characters. This UID could help to identify the equipment in any system, however, note that the UID field is not mandatory.
While creating an Equipment, by default the 'Company" is assigned as an operator.
For example, I have considered the external number assignment for equipment to track based on business lines
here, I considered UID as per my pump designation based on MODEL specifications for example,
or else we can directly input the UID from nameplate details in the given format as "Domain/Model ID/Serial Number"
Equipment Phase/System Status can be identified by using a few icons,
One should understand the logic of phase changes. once we move planned Phase to Operational (Not/Partial/Fully) we can not revoke,
however, we can move back & forth from
Not operational<=>Partial operational<=>Fully operational
but, we can not revoke the phase from
Note: To update the equipment phases such as Dispose/Retire/Sold, it should be dismantled from the existing assigned location, and to attain sold phase, it should be Published with an assignment of Model.
Phases that could be maintained for Equipment:
Planned/Current Phase: Which can be maintained using the “Manage Phase” dialog
Next Phase: With which the maintenance department can plan upcoming phase changes, for an example, when the EQUIPMENT was under “Not Operational” due to some maintenance work, so the reliability engineer/manager would like to update the status post completion of repair work in the "next phase" as a “Partial Operational” till the execution of the trail run and then followed by "Fully Operational” phase post successful completion of the trail run or validation of load factors.
I hope this information could help you all to understand the features of SAP IAM-AIN...