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During the recent development cycle SAP addressed the topic of Simplification in Enterprise Asset Management. The focus of the Simplification project was on enhancing the Web user interface with new and rich functionality as well as using the newest features of the underlying Web Dynpro ABAP technology. In this project different areas were addressed. These improvements enable maintenance planners and workers to use the EAM Web user interface to do their jobs more efficiently.

This series will cover some of them and explain what is possible now in EAM via the Web user interface. All these topics are bundled in the EhP7 Business Function “LOG_EAM_SIMPLICITY_3” and do not require any additional license on top of the existing enterprise foundation license. 

New features in the Web user interface for the Maintenance Notification

You can assign a task list to the maintenance notification. If this notification is later assigned to an order, the system copies the operations of the task list to the order.

The user can create long texts directly in the malfunction data, task data, and in the activities, and edit the long texts in a popup.

You can create notifications using a template (reference notification). When you create a notification by copying an existing notification, you can specify whether you want the linked documents to be copied to the new notification as well.

Up to now, some of the system statuses that you were able to set in the SAP GUI transactions for orders and notifications could only be displayed on the SAP Web UI for Plant Maintenance. This feature enables you to change most of the system statuses used in the SAP GUI transactions also on the SAP Web UI. In the maintenance notification you can now set and change additional system statuses as follows: Put in Process Again, Set Deletion Flag, and Reset Deletion Flag. You can set additional statuses not only directly in the notification, but also in the Notification List.

You can assign technical objects using a structure list. This feature enables you to display structure lists for technical objects on the SAP Web UI for Plant Maintenance. Structure lists not only make it easier to find technical objects and materials in orders, notifications, task lists, and maintenance plans, but they also provide essential information about the technical objects and materials. You can display structure lists for any technical objects that are part of a hierarchy.

The new list ATS component is implemented here as well. We have switched all List Component to the new List ATS component technology within the whole EAM application. The List ATS (ABAP Table Services) component provides you with an extended range of features, including personalization features, and advanced sorting and filtering functions.

See my earlier blog post about Quickviews

In my next posting I will elaborate what is new in the area of maintenance orders. Coming soon!