Info-record for a combination of material/vendor (plant
Info-record for a combination of customer/sales organization or
General master data
This is the master data that is used
by several SAP components. Refer to the respective Implementation
Guides for these comonents for information on how to maintain this
master data and how to make the corresponding settings. Each
component is responsible for its own master data.
If you follow the SAP procedure model closely when you implement
the QM component, you can skip the remaining part of this text. The
activities listed below merely describe the most important
organizational steps that you should be aware of during the
Coordinate the maintenance activities for the general master
data and integrating master data with the maintenance activities in
the other SAP components (that is, with those components that also
use this master data).
1. Select the master data you will
need to use the SAP QM componennt and define the logical sequence
in which this data will be maintained.
a) Determine which master data will
be needed to implement the required range of functions. If you
decide to carry out the implementation in stages, determine which
master data will be required for these steps.
b) Determine which basic data will
merge with other master data. Use this information to establish a
logical sequence for maintaining the master data.
2. Develop a plan for maintaining the
a) Estimate the volume of the master
data. Determine whether any master data can automatically be copied
from an existing volume of data and if so, identify the data. Make
sure the utilities are available that are needed for this transfer
b) Determine who will be responsible
for maintaining the master data and what maintenance capacities are
available. Estimate the time and effort that will be required to
manually maintain the master data. Allocate the available resources
on the basis of the data volume and the implementation schedules.
Identify scheduling-related critical paths.
3. Make sure that following
activities are completed on schedule:
a) table settings
b) manual maintenance of master
c) transfer of data and manual
Additional information on the material
If you want to use material specifications to classify batches,
you must first maintain batch classes with general characteristics
in the classification system. You must then assign a batch class to
each material whose batches are to be influenced by the material
specification. When you classify a material, you define the values
of the general characteristics for this particular material.
If you want to use material specifications as inspection
specifications, you must carry out the following steps:
Create the master record for the general characteristic.
Create an inspection characteristic master record and reference
the corresponding general characteristic.
Maintain the material specification. If desired, you can delete
the reference of the master inspection characteristic to the
general characteristic in the material specification.
The system then uses the inspection results obtained on the
basis of the inspection specification (currently only at the
summarized level) as characteristic values for the general batch
Additional information on inspection planning
Refer to the section Inspection
plan for detailed information on inspection
For the most part, the implementation of the inspection plans
(and work centers/test equipment therein) is similar to the
implementation of the master data in production planning. If you
intend to implement the QM and PP components simultaneously or
separately at different times, make sure you coordinate the