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Within equipments and functional locations, you have the possibility to define a start-up date as the date on which the corresponding technical object came into operation. To make planning with technical objects easier, we have implemented a solution which allows you to also define an end-of-use date for equipments and functional locations as the planned date when the corresponding technical object will end its operation.

End-of-Use Date within Equipments

End-of-Use Date within Functional Locations

You will find this new field also in the corresponding list transactions such as IE05, IL05, IH06 and IH08 as selection parameters and in the output list as well as in the output lists of transactions IL07, IE07, IE36 and IE37.

If you use such an equipment or functional location within an order or notification, and the end-of-use date is before the start date of the object, you receive a message. The message type (e.g. warning, info, error) is customizable.

The new functionality is now available with SAP Note 3039736, or with the SAP enhancement package 8 for SAP ERP as well as for SAP S/4HANA 1909 and 2020. You can enable the new functionality by implementing either the SAP Note or the corresponding support packages and switching on the Enterprise Asset Management Part 16 and Simplified Management of EAM Functions 17 business functions for the classical user interface and for the SAP Web UI for Plant Maintenance respectively. To find out more, refer to the linked SAP Note.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the new functionality, so please comment if you have any questions!

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