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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 now new in EAM. 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 Quickviews

You are looking for an easy way to view important object information without leaving the actual screen?

On the SAP Web UI for Plant Maintenance you are now able to display so called “Quickviews” for maintenance documents, technical objects, materials, and long texts that are assigned to orders, notifications, task lists, and maintenance plans.

A Quickview is a read-only UI element which allows the user, at runtime, to view additional information (not displayed on the current screen) about an object without having to navigate to other screens. Like a tooltip, a Quickview appears (and disappears) on the UI during a mouse-over action by the user and shows the most important and/or most useful information regarding that object.

Quickviews are available for the following Enterprise Asset Management objects:

  • Technical Objects (functional location / equipments) - Quickviews for the superior technical objects and the installed pieces of equipment
  • Notifications -  Quickviews for the technical objects, the assigned orders, the activities and the long text
  • Maintenance Orders - Quickviews for the technical objects, the assigned notifications, the materials and the long texts
  • Maintenance Plans - Quickviews for the technical objects and the maintenance plan (on the General Data tab of the maintenance item
  • Materials
  • Long Texts

Example for the technical object Quickview:

Quickviews appear as separate windows during a “mouse over” and can provide information as well as links. In the Quickview for a piece of equipment, for example, the category, manufacturer, location, and status information are displayed as well as a link to the functional location where it is installed.

You can configure each individual Quickview to display certain information for the users. You can also suppress Quickviews if you do not want them to appear.

This Quickview functionality is part of the EhP7 Business Function “LOG_EAM_SIMPLICITY_3” and does not require any additional license on top of the enterprise foundation license.

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