SAP delivers std specification categories, substance/packaging etc. Is it possible to create a new specification category ?
I know you'd ask me why the need ? My clients dont want to use standard term 'substance' - they dont use it in their business process.
I could not find it anywhere in config nodes or documentation.
In EH&S you use specification types not specification categories. For example the specification type REAL_SUB (substances that exist in your company) has the specification categories SUBSTANCE (behvior as a substance) and HAZARD (behavior as a risk agent) . Maybe you need a new specification type, but rarely a new specification category.
Yes, it is possible to create Specification categories in the workbench. You need to know which subscreens will be available, what data must be autofilled in, function modules to follow and everything is a program. You can perform the above if u feel it is necessary but do not complicate things creating your own. Its better if you create a copy of the standard.
Path: SPRO - EHS - Basic Data and Tools - Specification Management - Workbench - Setup workbench/Specify layouts/Adapt initial screens.