Creating and using service order templates
Creating and using a service order template is also available in SAP S/4HANA Cloud - Service. When creating a service order, it is possible to use a template to copy a predefined set of service tasks into the new service order.
You use service order templates to standardize repeatable service tasks and to minimize the effort required for individual service transactions.
Service order templates at a glance:
- You can define reusable sets of service related data
- You can create a service order using a service order template
- You use service order templates for recurring services via a maintenance plan (see below)
- You can use the overview page in the Manage Service Order Templates app to check what templates are available
Characteristics of a service order template
Choose the various characteristics of a service order template to learn more about each of them:
Integration with scope item Recurring Service (4X5)
Service order templates are also used when working with scope item Recurring Service (4X5). They act as a list of tasks that will be copied into every service order generated out of a maintenance plan periodically.
The SAP Fiori app Manage Service Order Templates
The app called Manage Service Order Templates is the central app used for creating and editing service order templates. It is part of the set of apps a business user can access when they are assigned the Customer Service Manager (SAP_BR_CUSTOMER_SRVC_MGR) business role.
The app has a filter area where filter criteria can be entered, based on which a list of service order templates can be shown.
From within the Manage Service Order Templates app, you can navigate to the details of a specific service order template where various types of items can be added. The field Item Category is used to identify these various types of items. One example of this is a service item, which uses item category STP1 SrvItem (Tmplt). Another example is a fixed price service item, which uses item category STP2 SrvItem FPrc (Tmplt).
Features of Manage Service Order Templates
Using the Manage Service Order Templates app, it is possible to create new service order templates and later edited them. Attachments (such as PDF files) can be uploaded to a service order template. In the screen area called Notes, it is possible to add a set of working instructions to the template to be copied to a real service order later. Links can also be added to a service order template, if applicable.
Releasing a service order template
When a service order template is created and edited, the template must be released before it can actually be used to create real service orders. The Create Service Order option is also available from within the template, so it is also possible to create real service orders from a service order template.
Creating a service order template for a fixed price service order
It is also possible to create a template for a fixed-price service order. This of course in addition to being able to create templates for Time and Material (T&M) service orders.
Once a fixed-price service order template is released, a fixed-price service order can be created based on this template. The service order type of this service order is picked automatically based on copy control customizing settings and the products are proposed based on the products maintained in the template.
Service bundles can also be used in a fixed-price service order template. The integration with a maintenance plan for a service is supported in the same way as for a regular service order template (the T&M scenario).