What is SAP PM Functional Location?

SAP PM Functional Location represents the system area where an object can be installed. The objects that can be installed at functional locations are called pieces of Equipment in SAP.(Plant Maintenance).

Functional locations are hierarchically ordered structures that represent a technical system, building, or part thereof.

You can structure the functional location according to spatial (for example, building 1, building 2), technical (for example, press, press frame, press hydraulics), or functional, that is, process-oriented criteria (for example, polymerization, condensation).

Criteria for SAP PM Functional Locations

1), You want to represent the structures of the technical systems in your company according to functional criteria

2), Maintenance tasks have to be performed for individual areas in the structure of your technical system and this work must or should be recorded

3), Technical data for certain parts of your technical system has to be stored and evaluated over a long period of time

4), The costs of maintenance tasks have to be monitored for certain parts of your technical system.

5), You want to analyze what effects the usage conditions have on the the likelihood of damage to the installed equipment.

The aim of creating a functional location is to structure a technical system or building into units that are relevant for Plant Maintenance

Eg. BICL-MWS = BICL Mechanical Workshop is a Functional Location, where several objects (Equipments) Like  Shape Machine, Lathe Machine, Drill Machine can be  installed.

Purpose of SAP PM Functional Location

1), Equipment installation and monitoring.


2), Execution of maintenance tasks.

3), Recording of maintenance tasks.

4), Data collection over long periods of time.

5), Cost monitoring by area.

Criteria of Functional Location 

You should use functional locations to structure your systems if:

1), You want to represent the structures of the technical systems in your company according to functional criteria.

2), Maintenance tasks have to be performed for the individual parts of your technical system and this work must or should be recorded.

3), Technical data for certain parts of your technical system has to be collected and evaluated over a longer period of time.

Also See: SAP functional location an Overview

Funcion Location

4), The costs of maintenance tasks have to be monitored for certain parts of your technical system.

5), You want to perform analyses regarding the influence of usage conditions on damage susceptibility for the pieces of equipment installed.


Transaction  Code :

IL01 = Create

IL02 = Update

IL03 = Display

IH01 = Structural Display

SAP PM Functional Location

Master Record for Functional Location 

The master record for the functional location uses the following views:

1), General: Class, object type, reference data, and manufacturer data.

2), Location: Location data, address

3), Organization: Account assignment (for example, company code, cost center), responsibilities (for example, maintenance planning plant)

4), Structure: For example, structure indicator, higher-level functional location, equipment

Additional data or links in the master record for the functional location can also be activated as tab pages or called up using push buttons (see graphic).

Also See: SAP Implementation available Tools During the Project

Recommended Reading For You

  • Plant Maintenance (PM) in SAP OverviewPlant Maintenance (PM) in SAP OverviewPlant Maintenance (PM) operates the overall maintenance business processes and functions.The Plant Maintenance module allows a maintenance organization to: Identify, document, and correct […]
  • SAP functional location an OverviewSAP functional location an OverviewSAP Functional Location are elements of a technical structure (for example, functional units within a system). The business object functional location is an organizational unit within […]
  • Define System LandscapeDefine System LandscapeThe purpose of this activity is to establish the system landscape. The system landscape consists of the SAP Systems and clients that will enable you to adapt the SAP standard software to […]
  • Limitations of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)Limitations of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) is a computerized system that makes easy information dissemination, data integration and business planning within an enterprise. It is popular among […]
  • SAP Item Category Determination an OverviewSAP Item Category Determination an OverviewThe item category determination in the sales document depends on the sales document type and the material. An item category group is defined in the material master record. For Example, in […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

%d bloggers like this: