Open PS for Microsoft Project (OpenPS4MSP)


Open PS for Microsoft Project (OpenPS4MSP) is an add-on program that allows you to exchange data between the Project System (PS), which is part of mySAP PLM Program and Project Management, and Microsoft Project. You can transfer data from Microsoft Project to the Project System, and from the Project System to Microsoft Project.

OpenPS4MSP makes project processing easier and more flexible by allowing you to work on your projects anytime and anywhere. You can, for example:

?     Start to design the structure of a project in Microsoft Project on your laptop while on a business trip, and then transfer the finished draft project to the Project System when you get back to the office.

?     Upload a project to Microsoft Project on your laptop prior to visiting a customer site or construction site and then make changes directly to the structure or schedule of the project with your business partners. When you get back to the office, you can update the project in the Project System.


To use OpenPS4MSP you need:

?     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

Some of the new features available from OpenPS4MSP 2.00.00 are part of the standard program only for SAP R/3 Enterprise Release 4.70 and mySAP ERP. To use these features in releases below SAP R/3 Enterprise Release 4.70, you must make modifications in your SAP system. For more information, see SAP Note 571085. For general information about OpenPS4MSP 2.00.00, see SAP Notes 534045, and 534046.

Uploading projects from Microsoft Project to PS has been restricted from OpenPS4MSP 2.00.00. See SAP Note 534045 for information on how to enable the upload of projects from Microsoft Project to PS.

Although Open PS is a COM (Component Object Mode) component, SAP does not support any interfacing through direct COM access.

Important Information About Upgrades

If you are upgrading from OpenPS4MSP 2.00.00 or above, you must uninstall the previous version before installing the latest version.

If you are upgrading from any version of OpenPS4MSP prior to 2.00.00, you have to uninstall the previous version and delete the OpenPS4MSP installation folder and its entire contents. Any logon or settings data that you created before upgrading will not be available after the new installation. You will have to enter this data again.

From OpenPS4MSP 2.00.00, OpenPS4MSP installations on Windows NT®-based platforms (Windows 2000, Windows XP) provide more security for front-end user-specific data like logon and settings data. For more information on the directory structure created by the installation program, see SAP Note 534046.

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For a list of frequently asked questions, see SAP Note 579761.