After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Identify SAP IBP for MRO


The Maintenance, Repair, and Operations (MRO) process, continuously assures that the right parts and tools needed to keep assets operating are available during the maintenance activity, and it has a big impact on both top-line performance and bottom-line costs. Businesses may not directly incorporate the countless number of parts, maintenance kits, services, and other related MRO items into any final product. Yet these maintenance spare parts are what keep factories, trains, mines, and other asset-intensive firms up and running. When spare parts for these assets aren’t readily available, the business impacts can be catastrophic, one of which is a complete freeze of the supply chain. For that reason, companies in that space focus on extending the asset lifecycle and increasing its availability and reliability.

SAP IBP for MRO ensures that customers have the right spare parts, tools, and labor to do the right maintenance work at the right time and the right place.

Using a Planner Workspace for Maintenance, Repair and Operations

A user can create Planner Workspaces from scratch and configure them for specific business needs, for example, for MRO Scenarios. With the Planner Workspace, a user can:

1. Create, configure, and manage Planner Workspaces by doing the following:

  • Create, edit, copy, and delete Planner Workspaces

  • Share Planner Workspaces with other users or user groups

  • Configure your Planner Workspace by dragging and dropping the workspace components you need for your specific business process

  • Add existing custom alerts overviews, planning views, and analytics charts or create custom alerts overviews and planning views from scratch

  • Flexibly organize your Planner Workspace according to your preferences by changing the column layout and how components are displayed, or by moving components around

  • Create, edit, copy, and delete appearance settings for planning views in a Planner Workspace

  • Share appearance settings for planning views with others by making them public

  • Use different filter modes for filtering the data in the components and decide for each component which filter should be applied

  • See which filters you applied to a workspace component

2. Investigate and solve issues in your plans using the following functions:

  • Find key figures that match a custom alert highlighted in a planning view

  • Change key figure data from different versions and scenarios of a planning area

  • Simulate the effect of changes on custom alerts and key figure data and save your data

  • Create, copy, edit, promote, reset, and delete scenarios

  • Share scenarios with other users or user groups

  • Show order information for some external key figures and change planned receipts from order-based planning in the planning view and navigate to the corresponding order-based planning apps and other systems to get more details

  • Schedule and run application jobs and check their status

  • See fixing information for key figure data

  • Fix and unfix key figure values

  • View, create, edit, and delete planning notes for key figure data

  • Add keywords to your planning notes

See the following video to learn about how the Planner Workspaces Application can be used.

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