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BB Installation Guide


November 2004


REF DokSprache \* MERGEFORMAT English

ScenarioAdvanced Repetitive Manufacturing

SAP AGNeurottstr. 1669190 WalldorfGermanyScenario Installation Guide


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62.1Essential Information

122.2Installation Considerations and Options



143.1Building Block Connectivity

143.2Building Block CMDS (Configuration Part 1)

153.3Building Block Replication

203.4Building Block SCM Collaboration Settings

213.5Building Block Production Planning

223.6Building Block CMDS (Configuration Part 2)

233.7Building Block Backorder Processing

253.8Building Block SCM Monitoring

264Test and Use

1 Purpose

This document provides you with the information you need to set up your business scenario. It forms the backbone of the installation documentation, because it summarizes which building blocks you need to implement for this scenario, and in what sequence.

Always use the scenario installation guide (this document) as the starting point for all your configuration activities.

For a successful installation of the entire scenario, it is important that:

You follow the building block sequence in the scenario installation guide

You carry out all required configuration activities for one building block before you move to the next.

System Requirements

To implement this scenario, the following systems are required and must be installed:

SAP R/3 4.7

SAP SCM 4.1 (full version)

For a detailed description of the various software components (SAP_BASIS, ), their releases and support package levels, refer to the System Requirements for the document SAP Best Practices for SCM 4.1 Scenarios, which you can find on the SAP Best Practices for SCM CD.

2 Preparation

2.1 Essential Information

Read the section Essential Information in full to learn how to install an SAP Best Practices for SCM scenario.

The following section describes

the building block concept

how to use the SAP Best Practices documentation

how to upload user roles required for the installation or testing purposes

We recommend that you read the entire section to ensure the successful installation of a scenario.

2.1.1 Building Blocks: Concept

The building block concept offers substantial benefits to SAP business partners with respect to the development, distribution, and sale of solutions.

Building blocks:

Are reusable, business process-oriented, preconfiguration units, which you simply have to assemble to obtain your desired installation.

Can be used flexibly as the basis for many vertical solutions.

Vary in size and content. Some building blocks cover only a small range of very specific, scenario pre-configuration, whereas others cover complex, generic pre-configuration that can be used in many solutions. These generic building blocks help to reduce redundancy.

Enable SAP business partners to focus on the development of the specific vertical configuration requirements of each customer.

2.1.2 Building Blocks: Installation

To install SAP Best Practices using building blocks, you install a number of building blocks in a predefined sequence using the various tools and documentation provided.

The number and sequence of the building blocks depends on what you are installing.

The configuration guides and configuration roles guide you through the installation.

Each building block has its own configuration role and configuration guide. The role has to be uploaded into the system from the documentation CD. The configuration guide is available on the documentation CD.

To perform the configuration activities for a building block in the system, you follow the configuration role you have uploaded reading the description of the corresponding steps in the configuration guide.

After installation, you can test the whole scenario using the document known as the business process procedure (BPP). This document is also available on the documentation CD.

2.1.3 Installation Options


You can implement an entire SAP Best Practices scenario or install individual building blocks to configure your own scenario or to enhance an existing installation.

Option A: Scenario Installation

The installation of an entire business scenario is the standard installation procedure.

The scenario installation guide is the central document for installing a business scenario and describes

which building blocks are required for the scenario

the installation sequence for these building blocks

the scope of the implementation activities for each building block

SAP Best Practices Installation

A scenario installation typically consists of the following steps:

1. Check the preparation steps and prerequisites, such as system requirements and SAP Notes that you have to fulfill before you can start with the installation.

2. Install all building blocks according to the sequence in the scenario installation guide.

3. Test the scenario using the business process procedure.

Option B: Building Block Installation

You may consider installing individual building blocks and not an entire scenario if one of the following applies:

You have already installed a scenario delivered by SAP Best Practices for SCM.

You want to configure a scenario that is not in the scope of SAP Best Practices.

You have already configured scenarios that are in the SAP Best Practices scope, but without using the SAP Best Practices methodology and want to enhance these scenarios with specific functions.

In this case, we recommend the installatio