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Enterprise Software Solutions

What Does this SAP Error Mean?
I RECEIVE MANY CALLS from the
preventive-maintenance community
requesting help closing work orders and
information about error messages received

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THE BALANCE OF A
COMPLETED WORK ORDER IS
NOT ZERO.

 Possible cause: Postings have occurred
against the order and the cost settlement
has not been completed.
 Solution: Check the cost report to verify
charges are correct, then contact your
finance department to settle the order using
transaction KO88. If you have access to this
transaction, see the screen shot below to
complete.

 Transaction KO88: Enter work order
number, settlement period (month), and
year. You have the option to first run a
test, then execute transaction to complete
settlement of the order.

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UNPROCESSED FUTURE
CHANGE REQUESTS FOR AN
ORDER ARE PREVENTING DEL
FLAG/COMPLETION.

 Possible cause 1: Goods movements
have been posted with errors. Most

MAY 2018

when dealing with MRO (maintenance,
repair, and operations). This month, I have
compiled some of the most commonly
encountered problems and how to resolve

commonly, there was not enough stock
available in SAP to complete the goods
issue.
 Possible cause 2: Calculation of actual
cost failed.
 Solution: Run program CORUAFFW or
CORUCOFC to correct; this is done using
transaction SA38 or SE38, then entering the
program and executing (in most cases only
super users or someone in your IT/SAP
department can run a program). These programs will produce goods movement errors
for individual records or orders and show
costing data that has not been maintained
for activity types/cost-center combinations.
 Note: Updating the costing data will not be
sufficient to correct the problem. You will
need to reverse the confirmations on the
order using transaction IW45, then close
the order. Since confirmations did not post
in the past, there will be no impact on order
cost in the current period.

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WORK ORDER DID NOT
GENERATE FROM A
SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE
PLAN.

 Possible cause: The functional location
and/or equipment on the order does not
have a cost center attached.
 Resolution: Enter the correct cost center
on the technical object. This could be either
the Floc or the equipment. SAP is a cost
tool. Without a cost center or element to

Kristina
Gordon,
Illumiti

them. Please keep in mind that, depending
on system configurations, resolutions to
these issues can vary from company to
company.

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settle costs against, the system will not
generate an order.

MATERIAL ISSUED TO AN
ORDER CONTINUES TO STAY
IN YOUR PICK LIST.

 Possible cause: Final issue was not
selected when issuing the material to a
reservation.
 Resolution: Delete reservation, then
contact requestor to reorder the material.

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MATERIAL RECEIVED
THROUGH A MIGO
TRANSACTION DID NOT
HAVE THE PROPER UNIT OF
MEASURE.

 Possible cause: Quantity of material
was not changed in the unit of entry field
(this field will always default to quantity
ordered).
Resolution: Correct in MIGO. Enter
quantity in correct unit of measure, go to
transaction MB51 and retrieve document
number, enter this number in the delivery
note field, then select return delivery from
drop-down menu. EP

Kristina Gordon is SAP Principal Consultant
at Illumiti, Thornhill, Ontario (illumiti.com).
If you have SAP questions, send them to
editors@efficientplantmag.com and we'll
forward them to Kristina.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Efficient Plant May 2018

Editorial
Implementations
Six Steps That Cut Costs
Educating Work-REady Students
Revisiting Benefits Of A CMMS
Lube Safety Comes In Threes
SAP: What Does This SAP Error Mean?
Are Your Electrical Workers Qualified?
Is Your Site Susceptible To Cyber Threats?
Pinpoint Funny Motor-Ground Currents
Properly Select Pressure-Relief Valves
On The Floor
Solution Focus
Products
Index
Showcase
Seeking Reliability
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Efficient Plant May 2018 - Editorial
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Efficient Plant May 2018 - Implementations
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Efficient Plant May 2018 - Six Steps That Cut Costs
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Efficient Plant May 2018 - Educating Work-REady Students
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Efficient Plant May 2018 - Lube Safety Comes In Threes
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Efficient Plant May 2018 - SAP: What Does This SAP Error Mean?
Efficient Plant May 2018 - Are Your Electrical Workers Qualified?
Efficient Plant May 2018 - Is Your Site Susceptible To Cyber Threats?
Efficient Plant May 2018 - Pinpoint Funny Motor-Ground Currents
Efficient Plant May 2018 - Properly Select Pressure-Relief Valves
Efficient Plant May 2018 - On The Floor
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Efficient Plant May 2018 - Solution Focus
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