SAP Product Lifecycle Management

SAP Product Lifecycle Management

by Hanneke Raap

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Overview

SAP Product Lifecycle Management by Hanneke Raap

This comprehensive guide to SAP Product Lifecycle Management walks you through the business processes, functions, and features of the software solutions that manage the countless product-specific business objects. From product innovation and design to product data management, from change request to execution, and from product compliance to analytics, leverage the best practices that will successfully keep your organization ahead of its competition.1. Product Development
Full coverage of the product strategy and planning phase will help you develop product concepts, investigate opportunities, and track the product ideas to grow your product portfolio.2. Product Data Management
Use the SAP ERP and SAP PLM data model to provide all relevant parties with the metrics they require as the product data evolves.3. Maintenance and Customer Service
Explore the business processes that govern product maintenance and customer service, product quality management, product change management, product compliance, and operational risk management.4. Project Management Pipeline
Learn to use monitoring tools for project budgets, costs, progress, and deliverables with SAP Project System and SAP Project and Portfolio Management solutions.5. Step-by-Step Coverage
Examine the diagrams, workflows, and screenshots that complement in-depth text coverage of important processes.Highlights include:

  • Product strategy and planning
  • SAP Product Portfolio Management (PPM)
  • SAP Governance, Risk, and Compliance
  • Product development and innovation
  • Product data management
  • Maintenance and customer service
  • Product compliance (SAP EHS Management)
  • Project management
  • Service and maintenance
  • Product quality and change management
  • SAP Fleet Management
  • Mobility within SAP PLM
  • Reporting and analytics

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592294183
Publisher: Rheinwerk Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 01/28/2013
Series: Standard
Pages: 832
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.10(d)

About the Author

Hanneke Raap is a senior consultant at SAP with 12 years of project experience in the Product Lifecycle Management and Supply Chain Management areas. She has been working on SAP implementations across a range of industries, including retail, engineering and construction, telecommunications, utilities, defense, customer products, and public sector. She has been involved as an application consultant, team lead, and solution architect during at least ten full-cycle project implementations and in dozens of different countries. She has also taught standard SAP courses in procurement and plant maintenance, both in SAP offices and at customer sites. During several pre-sales cycles, she was involved in setting up and demonstrating the SAP solution.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ... 151. Product Lifecycle Management ... 17
1.1 ... Goal and Purpose of the Book ... 17
1.2 ... SAP ... 22
1.3 ... The SAP Product Portfolio ... 25
1.4 ... Product Lifecycle Management ... 33
1.5 ... Summary ... 472. Product Management ... 49
2.1 ... Product Strategy and Planning ... 51
2.2 ... Planning and Management ... 106
2.3 ... Functional Execution ... 127
2.4 ... Summary ... 1463. Product Data Management ... 149
3.1 ... Product Master Data and Structure Management ... 150
3.2 ... Document Management ... 194
3.3 ... Product Costing ... 217
3.4 ... Specification Management and Recipe Management ... 224
3.5 ... Summary ... 2434. Product Variants, Classification, and Collaboration ... 245
4.1 ... Classification ... 246
4.2 ... Variant Configuration ... 258
4.3 ... Object Dependencies ... 271
4.4 ... Business Scenarios for Product Variants ... 283
4.5 ... Variant Configuration Applied in Other Settings ... 287
4.6 ... Engineering and R&D Collaboration ... 289
4.7 ... Manufacturing Collaboration ... 311
4.8 ... Summary ... 3145. Maintenance and Customer Service ... 317
5.1 ... Asset Operations and Maintenance ... 317
5.2 ... Service and Maintenance Structure Management ... 322
5.3 ... Main Transactional Objects ... 350
5.4 ... Configuration Management ... 373
5.5 ... Main Maintenance and Customer Service Processes ... 379
5.6 ... Supplementary Maintenance and Customer Service Processes ... 410
5.7 ... Summary ... 4236. Product Compliance ... 425
6.1 ... SAP Environment, Health, and Safety Management ... 439
6.2 ... Operational Risk Management ... 472
6.3 ... SAP Audit Management ... 488
6.4 ... Summary ... 5027. Project Management ... 503
7.1 ... SAP Project Management Solutions ... 505
7.2 ... Project and Resource Management with SAP ERP ... 511
7.3 ... SAP Investment Management within SAP ERP ... 543
7.4 ... Project Management in PPM ... 551
7.5 ... Project Collaboration ... 584
7.6 ... Other Project Management Applications ... 592
7.7 ... Summary ... 6008. Product Quality and Product Change Management ... 601
8.1 ... Product Quality Management ... 603
8.2 ... Product Change Management ... 673
8.3 ... Summary ... 6849. Relevant SAP PLM Additions ... 687
9.1 ... SAP Fleet Management ... 687
9.2 ... SAP Mobile Platform ... 715
9.3 ... Summary ... 73710. Product Insight and Analytics ... 739
10.1 ... Product Intelligence Business Processes ... 740
10.2 ... Standard Reporting in SAP ERP ... 748
10.3 ... Reporting with Comprehensive SAP Products ... 765
10.4 ... Summary ... 79111. Conclusion ... 793Appendices ... 807
A ... Relevant Courses per Chapter ... 809
B ... Additional SAP PLM Resources ... 813
C ... The Author ... 815Index ... 817

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