Open PS for Microsoft Project (OpenPS4MSP)
1. Open PS Overview
Open PS for Microsoft Project (OpenPS4MSP) is an add-on program that allows to exchange data betweenthe Project System (PS), which is part of mySAP PLM Program and Project Management, and MicrosoftProject. Data can be transfered from Microsoft Project to the Project System, and from the Project System toMicrosoft Project.
2. How Open PS helps?
OpenPS4MSP makes project processing easier and more flexible by allowing to work on projects anytimeand anywhere. For example:
Start to design the structure of a project in Microsoft Project on a laptop while on a business trip, andthen transfer the finished draft project to the Project System when back to the office.
Upload a project to Microsoft Project on laptop prior to visiting a customer site or construction siteand then make changes directly to the structure or schedule of the project with business partners.When back to the office, it can update the project in the Project System.
To use OpenPS4MSP one needs:
Microsoft Windows® ME, Windows® 2000, or Windows® XP
Microsoft Project 2000 and above (Standard or Professional)
Local installation of a SAP GUI standard installation, SAP R/3 4.6B and above
SAP R/3 4.5 and above, or mySAP ERP
Open PS Add on (which is available as free download on service market place: SAP ServiceMarketplace under SAP Support Portal > Downloads > (Software Distribution Center) Download >Installations and Upgrades > Entry By Application Group > Supplementary Components for CrossIndustry Solutions > Project Management > Open Project System > Open PS for MS Project)
4. Things to Remember whilst Using the Add-on
Some of the new features available from OpenPS4MSP 2.00.00 are part of the standard program only forSAP R/3 Enterprise Release 4.70 and mySAP ERP. To use these features in releases below SAP R/3Enterprise Release 4.70, modifications must be made in SAP R/3 system. For more information, refer SAPNote 571085. For general information about OpenPS4MSP 2.00.00, refer SAP Notes 534045, and 534046.Uploading projects from Microsoft Project to PS has been restricted from OpenPS4MSP 2.00.00. See SAPNote 534045 for information on how to enable the upload of projects from Microsoft Project to PS.
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