You can implement the following quality management functions
using the QM module:
Basic data for Quality Management
QM information system
The QM module is integrated in the SAP System. As a result, the
functions of the QM module:
access and use the master data that is also used by other
are triggered by processes in other SAP modules
influence the processes in other SAP modules
For this reason, the QM module uses the full range of its
functions only when it is implemented in conjunction with the
following SAP modules: Materials Management (MM), Production
Planning (PP), Sales & Distribution (SD), Plant Maintenance
(PM), and Controlling (CO).
The following central functions of the R/3 System are typically
used with QM module, to take full advantage of its
Production resources and tools
Engineering change management for logistics master data
Document management and optical archive
Logistics Information System
Make sure the implementation team can consult with
in other modules that are integrated with the QM module
in the above mentioned central functions
in ABAP/4 programming and development workbench area
Obtain advice on how to:
implement the elements of your quality management system in the
develop a concept that describes which business processes will
be needed and which processes will involve the SAP-QM module
define the implementation stages
define how the quality data will be evaluated
Try to obtain results at an early stage when you:
describe the business processes that will be supported by the
assign the company departments that will be affected by the
If you follow the SAP R/3 procedure model closely when you
implement the QM module, you can skip the remaining part of this
text. The activities listed below merely describe the most
important organizational steps you should be aware of during the
1. Define the scope of
Which elements of your quality management system can be
supported by components of the SAP System?
Which of these components are a part of the SAP-QM module and
which are a part of the other SAP modules?
Which non-SAP modules will interact with the QM module?
2. Describe the business processes
that will be supported by the SAP-QM module:
Determine the actual status of the
processes in your company that are likely to be supported by the
Develop a concept that describes your
requirements and coordinate it with the affected company
Provide a general description of the
required business processes; correct or supplement the description
in the course of implementing the project, as necessary.
The description of the business
processes will serve as the basis for test plans and operating
manuals in subsequent phases of the project.
3. Determine which company
departments will be affected by the implementation and how they
will be affected:
Which departments in your company organization will be affected
by the implementation of the SAP-QM module?
How does the master data and transaction data associated with
these departments fit into the hierarchy of the SAP System?
How will the affected departments support the implementation of
the SAP-QM module?
4. Define the implementation
Do you want the components of the SAP-QM module (and possibly
other interacting SAP modules or non-SAP systems) to be fully
implemented at once or in several stages?
If the implementation is carried out in stages, determine which
modules should be implemented in the individual phases.