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Asset Management

It is crucial for companies that their logistics procedures and processes run as efficiently as possible. To achieve this, the functional support of your SAP ERP system should be optimally tailored to your needs. In order to guarantee this efficiency, trouble-free production processes and the operational readiness of the production resources used must be ensured.

The SAP PM module offers you a powerful preventive maintenance system for this purpose. Here you can carry out and monitor the regular maintenance of your operating resources based on different strategies using time-based or performance-based maintenance.

Use statistical process control methods to detect deviations in measuring equipment capability at an early stage and thus meet the requirements of predictive maintenance.

Prepare your company for future developments in the Internet of Things (IoT) as a smart factory by mapping operational systems in SAP PM!

4process offers you tried-and-tested solutions and expertise based on our extensive project experience.

Asset Management Master Data

You use equipment and functional locations as a real image of your operationally used systems, machines, halls and buildings as master data for maintenance.

Functional locations structure your halls and buildings hierarchically according to functional or local aspects. Each functional location has its own master data, which can also be inherited from higher-level locations as required (e.g. responsibilities or cost center assignments).

You can optionally assign your equipment to the technical locations via the so-called "installation". As the smallest object to be managed individually, the equipment also includes its own master data such as data on the acquisition, the manufacturer of the object, organizational responsibilities or associated documents in the form of images or PDFs.

Different equipment types can be used to classify the equipment, e.g. into vehicles, machines or testing and measuring equipment.

Your benefits:

  • Mapping your physical objects in SAP
  • Individual master data management possible
  • Linking of technical locations and equipment for the structured representation of physical reality

Asset Management Internal Maintenance

Do you carry out regular maintenance or unplanned repairs on your own operational systems and need to keep track of the required personnel times, spare parts used and costs of external service providers?

Then you can use the maintenance functionalities in SAP for this. You can use maintenance plans to control the maintenance cycles or use measuring points on your systems and machines to forecast the next maintenance date.

The maintenance scheduling functions provide you with automatically generated maintenance notifications or orders, which you can use to drive forward planning.

Organizational and costing responsibilities can be derived automatically by storing a reference object (functional location and/or equipment) in the order.

Even without maintenance plans, maintenance orders serve as cost collectors and planning objects. The order offers the option of blocking required machine times at workstations, reserving necessary spare parts or getting involved in the procurement of additional machine parts or external service providers at an early stage.

Recurring work steps can be predefined via separate work plans in the maintenance area and reused for each order.

The execution of the repair is documented in the form of booked working times, material withdrawals and measurement documents.

Your benefits:

  • Integration into purchasing processes for the procurement of spare parts or external service providers
  • Controlling integration for monitoring all order-related costs
  • Integration into the quality system for test equipment management

Asset Management Testing Equipment Management

Use SAP standard processes to manage your test and measurement equipment. We support you in designing your processes for the inspection, maintenance and repair of test equipment based on your specific requirements.

Manage your test and measuring equipment as equipment and functional locations. Create EAM orders (cost recording & CO reporting) and inspection lots (result and defect recording) for their inspection and calibration.

Schedule these via regularly scheduled maintenance plans and provide instructions for carrying out inspections via your own work plans. Maintain an overview using measurement counters, result histories and many other evaluations.

Your benefits:

  • Use of SAP standard processes
  • Customization and integration into your individual business processes
  • Basis for further processes (integration of test equipment in production, in the QM incoming goods process, etc.)

What our customers say: Reference

"The collaboration with 4process was very cooperative, transparent and goal-oriented right from the start of the project. We now have a stable process environment for measurement and test equipment management that fits into our production system and can be expanded in the coming years."

- Alexandra Leonhard, Quality Manager and Project Manager at Landis+Gyr

Asset Management AM Training

Do you want to understand the Plant Maintenance processes offered by SAP in detail or expand your repertoire with new knowledge? Or would you like to make it easier for new employees to get to grips with your processes and at the same time optimize certain aspects?

Then you've come to the right place!

We analyze your requirements and existing processes and work with you to develop both individual training and optimization concepts.

Based on our findings, we prepare tailor-made training materials and conduct the training courses for you and your key users.

Your benefits:

  • Analysis of your current processes
  • Follow-up training for new key users with your processes
  • Identifying and implementing optimization potential

Your contact: Andreas Hammer

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