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Justifying a transition from Notifications to Work Orders

Rebecca || 01 Nov 2010 5:32 am || 5

Hi all,

The company I work for currently utilize SAP-PM Notifications for planned maintenance. Many discussions have taken place to go to Work Orders, however the justifications cannot be found for the return on investment. If any of you have useful information on how Work Orders will save you money please let me know.

Kind regards,




  • 08 Nov 2010 4:16 am
    Notifications are for equipment history.
    Work Orders are primarily cost instruments.
    Both are needed.
  • 08 Nov 2010 4:30 am
    We've run successfully with notifications alone for quite a few years. It's justification to move to work orders that we're struggling to achieve. The financial investment is high plus there are long term administrative costs - this has to be justified either financially or by 'stay in business' terms. Are there any examples out there where Work Orders have produced financial benefits?

    Many thanks,

  • 28 Nov 2010 5:19 pm
    Work Orders are where you track your cost for materials, labor and outside costs. It is also where you order parts/materials. You can also use many types of work orders to enhance and improve your maintenace systems. Preventative Type work orders and Time Based or Cycle Based orders that automatically generate on a set frequency are just a few examples. By using work orders you know where you spent your money and what you spent it on. You can benchmark and do many comparisons through work orders.

    Notifications are for equipment history and for letting someone know work needs to be done.
  • 22 Dec 2010 8:34 pm
    We are in the process of moving to SAP. Can you get equipment history from work orders too or do you need work notifications?
  • 25 Dec 2010 12:04 pm
    You need notifications to record technical history