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BOM BOS Options in SAP EHS Management

Do you know how many different "BOM BOS" interfaces are delivered by SAP? According to my analysis we have three as part of these solutions:

  • SAP EHS Management Classic
  • SAP Product and Reach Compliance Suite
  • Component Extension for SAP EHS Management

If you would add SAP Recipe Management then may be we can say: there are four "similar" solutions.

Any of them does have some benefits. At least you can not use them at the same time. This is confirmed by SAP regarding the first two (there is a corresponding OSS note available; check e.g. and I assume the same is true for the last solution as well.

How can you use these solutions? The answer is: if your company is  mainly "mixing" chemicals without chemical reaction the use of BOM BOS interface can help you during the maintenance of the data. The "BOM header material" will be linked to one REAL_SUB; the BOM items as well to REAL_SUBs and in doing so a "BOS" is generated. Now if you properly prepare a set up of e.g. the classic BOM BOS interface you can run rulesets based on the data maintained on the REAL_SUBs.

The whole topic depends on the strategy how you would like to use this tool/these tools or precisely how you manage your material master in combination to REAL_SUBs. Using BOM BOS it is not easy to "combine" many materials to the same "chemistry" to avoid generating too many REAL_SUBs.

Some discussion are running in this FORUM regarding BOM BOS interface. Most of them are related to SAP EHS Management classic interface. I assume that the "roll out" (that means more and more companies wil may be use this solution) of "Component Extension" solution might change this.

SAP EHS Management Classic

This solution is described here:


Bill of Material Transfer

SAP Product and Reach Compliance Suite

This solution is described here:

Chapter: Taskmanagement

Component extension for SAP EHS Management

This solution is described here:


Creating Product Structures by BOM-BOS Transfer

For those who would like to dig deeper: may be check:

For those who need more references: This thread contains a lot of links to other threads regarding BOMBOS transfer in classic EHS: BOMBOS transfer SPRO settings and technical details

Threads in this FORUM

BOMBOS transfer SPRO settings and technical details
BOMBOS - Initial load of BOMs
Error in BOMBOS transfer.
BOMBOS transfer
BOMBOS: Generation of the worklist, with errors
BOMBOS transfer (CG37) returns 'no data selected'
run BOMBOS en masse
BOMBOS transfer in EHSM 3.0
BOMBOS - Alternative BOMs, different BOM per plant...
Specification for BOM Alternative in SPRC BOMBOS
BOMBOS interface "warning" message after changes saved in the BOM.
Enhancement for CS12 and CS13
Is there is any BAPI/FM/LSMW for BOMBOS Interface?
BOM object down
BOM BOS transfer
CM_BOMBOS024 Reference quantity could not be determined -CG37
Allocate real_sub to a batch
CG37 - Error: No specification is assigned to the item material
REACH : Creation of REAL_SUB_E & Linking with REAL_SUB
SAP REACH Compliance. Product Structure
Question about /TDAG/CPM00
Function Module for Recipe Upload in EHS
BOM explosion in BOMBOS transfer
Basic Material creating and editing are not working, Specification Type doesn't exist
Function module CTCV_PREPARE_VALUES_TO_DISPLAY for checking the characteristic valueOnly kind of reference to BOMBOS
Bill of Substance –Bill of material (BOSBOM)
EH&S Product compliance - Standard composition per production plant for 1 materialOnly kind of reference to BOMBOS
Calculate standard composition via EH&S ExpertOnly kind of reference to BOMBOS
'no specification is assigned to item material'  error in BOM-BOS
Landscape for Recipe ManagementOnly kind of reference to BOMBOS
EHS implementation question.Only kind of reference to BOMBOS
EHS user acceptanceOnly kind of reference to BOMBOS
Link Product BOM to EHSM
CG37- BOM/BOS- Bill of Material Transfer
BOM Transfer
EH&S (CfP)Only kind of reference to BOMBOS
Bill of Material Transfer error
Question on Packaged ProductOnly kind of reference to BOMBOS
The RoHS data managementOnly kind of reference to BOMBOS
SAP EH&S BOMBOS functionality
What are the Pre requisites for BOM BOS
BOMBOS supplier specifications
BOMBOS ErrorTopic of UOM
BOMBOS TransferEHSM version of BOMBOS
Error while BOMBOS transfer
Data for Supplier Collaborationsome significance for use of BOMBOS
BOM through RECIPE and Specification Data