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EHS_GLM_KONFIG_SUMMA - Configuration of Global Label Management

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In this Customizing activity, you configure the basic settings for Global Label Management before you implement the process steps specified in structure node Process Steps in Global Label Management.

Note that the settings in the Customizing activities include both mandatory and optional settings.

Authorizations in Global Label Management

First clarify to which user role the users of Global Label Management are assigned. Assign the required authorizations to the users using roles.

The following user roles are distinguished in Global Label Management:

  • Administrator for Global Label Management: Manages Global Label Management and performs the following tasks:
  • System configuration

  • Execution of system updates and system upgrades

  • Technical system checks

  • Assignment of user rights

  • WWI server installation

  • Printer setup

This role is not shipped with the standard system. Create this role with a freely defined technical name.
  • Person responsible for controlling labeling in Logistics: Triggers label generation automatically in Logistics via the tasks assigned to the role.
This role is responsible for the business processes in production planning and sales, logistics, production, and planning, for example, or those assigned to quality assurance. The person responsible for the control of labeling in Logistics triggers the creation of print requests for labels in the business processes in the background. This person is not familiar with the labeling requirements.
This role is not shipped with the standard system. Create this role with a freely defined technical name.
  • Person responsible for labels: Is responsible for the correct provision of safety labels, dangerous goods labels, shipping labels, or customer labels for all products and performs the following tasks:
  • Processes label data for materials and specifications

  • Ensures that label templates fulfill legal requirements, internal company requirements, and customer-specific requirements

  • Processes report generation variants for all required report templates

  • Creates and processes label stocks

  • Generates, checks, and releases labels, and regenerates labels if label updates are requested

  • Provides support for all label printing processes that are relevant in Logistics

  • Generates print requests and prints labels in label printing

  • Manages and processes print requests for label printing in the labeling workbench

The person to whom this role is assigned must have expertise with regard to the required legal regulations. It is assumed that this person uses Global Label Management on a daily basis.
  • Person responsible for label printing: Is responsible for printing the labels in Logistics that are required for each business process in Logistics and performs the following tasks:
  • Processes and prints the print requests for labels in the simplified print information system of the labeling workbench

  • Generates labels and print requests using Label Printing

  • Accesses data that is assigned to one or more print stations

It is assumed that the person to whom this role is assigned has limited knowledge of Product Safety and Stewardship.

The following authorization objects are available:

Create the required roles in the system and assign these roles to the users. The following roles for Global Label Management are available in the standard system and can be used as a copy template for your own roles.

  • SAP_EHS_GLM_LWB_ADMIN: Person responsible for labels
  • Unrestricted access to all authorization objects mentioned above

  • SAP_EHS_GLM_LWB_PRINTSTAFF: Person responsible for label printing
  • Access to the simplified print information system of the labeling workbench (authorization object C_EHSG_WB)

  • Access to the data assigned to print station WORKSTATION1 (authorization object C_EHSG_PRA).

  • SAP_EHS_GLM_LOGISTICS_USER: Person Responsible for Controlling Labeling in Logistics
  • Access to the print stations specified for the assigned authorization object C_EHSG_PRA.

Specifying the WWI Settings

Two types of print output are available in Global Label Management (Via PC and Via Print Request), which are assigned to the labeling scenarios in the Customizing activity Define Print Scenarios. Depending on the print output type selected, additional WWI servers (generation PCs) are required for final label generation (generation of the final report). This means that you need to install different servers depending on the print output you have selected:

  • Settings for Print Output Via PC:
  • The entire label generation process (generation of report body and final report) takes place using a central WWI server or server farm. The labels are printed using the user's PC. For more configuration information, see the Customizing activity Set Up WWI Server for Label Printing.

  • Settings for Print Output Via Print Request:
  • The entire label generation process (generation of report body and final report) and the label printing take place using one or more local WWI servers. For this, process the Customizing activity Configure WWI Server for Print Request Generation.

The printer connection and configuration depend on the print output type selected in the Customizing activity Define Print Scenarios (Via PC or Via Print Request).

  • Via PC print output if printing takes place using the user's PC. The printout is generated on the WWI server and sent to the user's PC. The label is then printed using a printer.
  • Install the print drivers for all printer types and categories that can be accessed by the user's PC on the central WWI server.

  • Load the central printer settings in the Customizing activity Transfer and Check Printers for Label Printing. In this way, all printers that are on the WWI server are available to the user in Label Printing. In order for the user to be able to use these printers, they must match the printers installed on the user's PC.

  • Via PC print output if printing takes place using SAP spool output devices: A printout is first generated on the WWI server and then sent to the application server, from where it is printed as an SAP spool request.
  • Install the print drivers for all printer types and categories that are used by the SAP spool output devices on the central WWI server.

  • Via Print Request print output if printing takes place using the WWI server, that is, the label is printed using the WWI server.
  • Load the local printer settings to the SAP system in the Customizing activity Configure WWI Server for Print Request Generation. In this way, all printers on the WWI server are available to the administrator to be configured in the Customizing activity Assign Printer to Print Station. For more information, see the section Set Up Print Station.

  • Via Print Request print output if printing takes place using SAP spool output devices. The label printout is generated on the WWI server. The printout is then sent to the application server and is thereby available as an SAP spool request.
  • Install the print drivers for all printer types and categories that are used by the SAP spool output devices on the central WWI server.

Additional Configurations for the WWI Server (Optional Settings)

The WWI.INI file is used to store documents (such as label templates) on the WWI server or in the WWI document management system. You can change the settings delivered in the standard system in this file.
If a print station created in the Customizing activity Specify Print Station for Print Requests is served by multiple WWI servers, you must create a common database for these WWI servers.
You adjust the font size within a text field on the label template using character sizing. This means that the text makes best use of the space available. You can control the character sizing for Global Label Management in the WWI.INI file.
To integrate a bar code library into Global Label Management, you need to implement the necessary interface.
If you want to print print requests for more than 32,786 copies, you need to implement the printer for mass printing.

Configure Basic Data and Tools for Global Label Management

  • Standard settings are delivered, which you need to check and adapt as required.

  • The WWI server settings for the Via PC print output type and the background processing settings for the Via Print Request print output type are particularly important here.

The print output type is configured in Customizing for Product Safety and Stewardship under Global Label Management -> Specify Labeling Scenarios for Label Printing -> Define Print Scenarios.
  • In the following Customizing activities, you need to specify number ranges that are mandatory for managing label data and print requests.

  • If the user actions are to be logged, process the Customizing activity Set Log Level.

Label Template

  • Report management is a prerequisite for creating label templates. For more information about the report management settings required for Global Label Management, see Customizing activity Prerequisites for Global Label Management.
  • For the required settings for creating label templates, see Customizing activity Create Label Templates. Default settings are supplied.
You need to specify the report categories that you use in Global Label Management as label categories.
The label size indicates the size of the label printed on the label stock.
The label stock size indicates the size of the stock on which the label is printed.

The settings that are required for creating label templates are mainly used for label determination and label generation.

Label Determination

In addition to the settings for basic data and label templates in Global Label Management, you need to configure further settings for label determination in Customizing:

  • See the Dangerous Goods Management section in the Customizing activity Prerequisites for Global Label Management. You only need to process the Customizing activity for transport symbol groups if you configure settings in Dangerous Goods Management.

  • The settings for validity areas and modes of transport are important for the labeling scenarios that are based on process orders in particular. For all plants used in Global Label Management, one or more validity periods and modes of transport must be assigned. These settings affect label determination.

  • The label data in the material master is based on a packaging hierarchy. Therefore, you need to specify all packaging units that are used in Global Label Management in this Customizing activity. The packaging units are assigned in the Label Data view of the material master.

Specify Labeling Scenarios for Label Printing

You use labeling scenarios to map the business processes in Global Label Management for which labels are generated from an output result. You need to configure settings for the labeling scenarios in the following Customizing activities:

  • You use the print output type to determine whether label printing is triggered via a print request or via the user's PC.

  • In the labeling scenarios delivered in the standard system, the most important business processes are implemented. For more information about labeling scenarios, see the documentation for the Customizing activity:

If preconfigured labeling scenarios exist in the system, you execute the initial filling of the Customizing activity Define Print Scenarios using the report.

The settings in the standard system are based on the Via PC print output type. This print output type is only intended for manual labeling using the transaction Label Printing without print requests. The default settings delivered are sufficient to create a functioning labeling scenario. For additional settings, see the Customizing activity Print Labels Using PC.

If you want to use automatic labeling scenarios or the labeling workbench, you need to change the print output type to Via Print Request. Various other settings are required in additional to this central setting. For more information, see Customizing activity Set Up Manual Print Request Generation.

Define Print Process

If labels are output using print requests or the labeling scenarios used are assigned the print output type Via Print Request, you can (or must) configure the following Customizing settings depending on how the print request is generated (automatically or manually):

  • You can assign fixed values to a print request that are predefined in this Customizing activity. That is, these fixed values are not dynamic and so are not determined when the print request is generated.

  • If you do not specify header data here, default values are used as header data instead.

  • If you want to use sequential numbers on labels, you can preset the start value, increment, and the same sequential numbering.

  • If you do not configure settings for sequential numbering, default values are used.

Transfer WWI Printer

If you configure a new printer for label printing, you need to execute the following Customizing activities:

Execute this Customizing activity if you use the Via PC print output type.
Execute this Customizing activity if you use the Via Print Request print output type.

Set Up Print Station

  • If you use the Via Print Request print output type, you need to process the Customizing activity Specify Print Station for Print Requests.

  • A print station corresponds to the work center of a user where printing takes place. You can assign this print station as a print destination for manually and automatically generated print requests in the Customizing activity Specify Print Destination. In this case, only the print requests that have the user's print station as a print destination are displayed.

  • Each print station must be connected to a WWI server. The print requests for the print station are generated and printed on the WWI server. Multiple print stations can use one WWI server. For more information, see the Customizing activity Configure WWI Server for Print Request Creation.

  • You need to assign one or more printers to a print station that you have created. That is, you need to create each printer that is to be available to the user in this Customizing activity.

  • You can assign free descriptions to the printers.

  • You need to assign the printers specified here to a printer on the connected WWI server using the Number of WWI Printer. If the WWI server is to be used for printing, the WWI printer is also the output printer.

  • If you use an output device in the SAP spool system, you also need to specifiy the output device in addition to the WWI printer. With this setting, the print file is generated on the WWI server and printed using the output device in the SAP spool system.

  • We recommend that you create meaningful print station and printer descriptions in each logon language.

Specify Connections to Logistics Systems

You only need to configure settings in the Customizing activity Specify RFC Connections to Logistics Systems if you are using separate EHS and Logistics systems. In this case, you need to configure the RFC connections to (and possibly from) the Logistics system.

Configure Function Workbench

You manage print requests for label printing (Via Print Request print output type) in the Labeling Workbench (Function Workbench). A preconfigured labeling workbench with the following selected functions is delivered in the standard system:

  • Print Information System: Print request management with a full range of features
  • Simplified Print Information System: Print request management with a limited range of features (compared with the print information system)
  • Print Request Body Manager: Management of print request bodies
  • Log Display: Display of application log

The Labeling Workbench is configured in the following Customizing activities:

  • You configure parameters such as the width of the function tree or the maximum number of displayed messages in the Labeling Workbench here.

  • You configure the functions and the layout of the selected functions here.

  • New selected functions can also be added.

Business Add-Ins (BAdIs)

You can implement enhancements for Global Label Management using BAdIs. The BAdIs are grouped as follows to aid orientation:

Enhancements for the Label Printing Transaction:

Enhancements for the Labeling Scenarios in the Label Printing Transaction:

Enhancements for Label Determination in the Label Printing Transaction:

Enhancements for Print Requests:

Enhancements for Triggering Label Printing:






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