Efficient plant maintenance is vital to a company's ability to optimize and harmonize its production processes. For companies using SAP's R/3 system, the effective implementation and use of the Plant Maintenance (PM) component represents a strategy with considerable practical benefits.SAP R/3 Plant Maintenance offers a clear introduction to this small but sophisticated component and provides a highly practical guide to implementing PM. Beginning with a examination of the key business processes underlying PM functionality, the book goes on to cover all the crucial aspects of maintenance planning and execution in R/3. Particular attention is given to integrating plant maintenance with a company's natural process flow. Written for SAP project teams, consultants and students, SAP R/3 Plant Maintenance provides detailed coverage of the following essential topics: Defining plant maintenance from a business perspective Objects in R/3 PM Breakdown maintenance and corrective maintenance Planned maintenance Refurbishment processing External services management Integration with other R/3 components Interfaces with non-SAP systems Role-based and integration workshops SAP R/3 Plant Maintenance is part of the Business Roadmap series from SAP Press. Aimed at users, managers and consultants, this series emphasizes the business background and the processes which underpin the functionality of the R/3 system and its various modules. Building on this deeper understanding, the books offer sound practical guidance on how best to tailor the system to the requirements of your business. SERIES FEATURES: Experienced SAP-approved authors. Supported by real-life case studies. Illustrated examples from SAP s IDES training system. Written for all levels of R/3 user. Practical hints and customizing tips. Suitable for latest versions of R/3. Britta Stengl and Reinhard Ematinger are both certified Plant Maintenance (PM) and Customer Service (CS) consultants of many years' experience. They work for SAP AG at its headquarters in Walldorf, Germany.Stengl, Britta is the author of 'Sap R/3 Plant Maintenance Making It Work for Your Business' with ISBN 9780201675320 and ISBN 0201675323.