What are Notificatons?


In SAP-Plant Maintenance, Notifications are the means you use in the event of malfunctions or exceptional operational situations to describe, to request a Required task in the maintenance department.

Here are examples of Notifications:

Job Request

A maintenance request is a targeted instruction to the maintenance department to perform an activity in the manner described. The decisive factor in this case is that there is no malfunction.

Malfunction Report

A malfunction report describes a malfunction at an object that affects its performance in some respect.

Depending on the need or requirement of your business, you can configure more notifications . For example, Inspection Activity , Service Entry , Emergency Notification etc.




Condition Based Maintenance


In the course of an inspection, a system is seen to be in a condition that will require repair in the foreseeable future,  then these findings can be entered as a maintenance notification and passed on to the planning group responsible.

In SAP Plant Maintenance, we can implement a condition-based process where a requester will create a notification in SAP and prints the notification for approval. The engineering manager will then approves the maintenance request made. The maintenance planner will encode the all approved request and prepare for maintenance work order creation. The maintenance planner will now plan,schedule,release(also print) the maintenance work order for corrective maintenance. The technician(s)(mechanic or groups of mechanics) will now execute the job indicated in the maintenance work order form and his findings if any.After all the work is being done, the requester will acknowledge the repairs/work done by the technician. Then, the maintenance planner will encode all findings in SAP and performs the technical completion of the maintenance order(TECO). Finance department will run a periodic settlement in which it will post the proper charges to the cost center. After all items are being settled, they fill perform the business completion of the maintenance work order(BUCO) to close the maintenance work order.


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