Maintain Environments

In this IMG activity, you maintain environments for process templates.

The environment of a process template determines the information available from SAP Systems and external systems when you define a template. Only those functions appear that are useful in their respective contexts.

The standard R/3 System includes environments for production orders, run schedule headers, sales orders, and transferring materials planning from PP. In addition to standard functions, you can add custom functions to each environment.

In environment maintenance, you create functions for environments, define functions, determine their uses, and assign parameters to them.

Standard settings

The standard R/3 System includes the following environments:

The standard R/3 System includes the following sub-environments:


Where possible, use the sub-environments in the standard R/3 System. They have fewer functions but tighter focus, and therefore require less time for maintenance.


Adjust the respective environment or sub-environment to your requirements.

Further notes

For more information, see the R/3 Library under "Accounting -> Controlling -> Overhead Cost Controlling -> Activity-Based Costing -> Master Data -> Organizational Options for Business Processes -> Structured Processes -> Process Template Use in Structured Processes -> Process Template Environment for Structured Processes".