During an SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (APO) project implementation, you design process chains in APO Demand Planning, Supply Network Planning, or other modules to run background jobs. The application support team needs to know how to execute and monitor the process chains after go-live. See also how to trigger email messages on errors, debug errors, and re-run process chains.
The process chain monitor (transaction RSPCM) allows you to check the status of the process chains that you run in Advanced Planning and Optimization (APO). Although this originally was an SAP Business Intelligence (BI) technology, with SCM 4.1 and later, you can access it with APO.
New process chain technology, available in SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (APO) Demand Planning (DP)
starting with SCM 4.1, can replace existing batch jobs that were defined using transaction code SM36
When you execute the process chain, you can monitor it in the process chain monitor (transaction RSPCM
to check for errors.
In addition to monitoring the process chain, you can configure the process chain to send an email notification
instantly when an error occurs. This saves time because the application support team finds out about the error
immediately. Also, using process chains, you only need to repeat the part of the process chain affected by the error,
which saves run time. I’ll present a common example of a preconfigured process chain and take you through the three
steps to execute and monitor it.