Category Archives: Controlling

Updated approach to cost center, project and internal order planning in SAP

Get an updated approach to cost center, project and internal order planning in SAP is this video presentation with slides from Controlling 2013 presented by Janet Salmon, Chief Product Owner for Management Accounting at SAP. SAP Enhancement Package (EHP) 6 for SAP … Continue reading

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Design Phase

Design is another term for changing the outer appearance of the assets as build during the projects, e.g. the routing of pipelines or the size of the new stack.  The network activities are created in the design phase. This is … Continue reading

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Planning Phase

Activities during the planning phase are primarily executed in the Project Builder. In SAP this application can be called up using transaction code CJ20N. The WBS structure is setup and linked to the already existing IM structure. Settlement rules for … Continue reading

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Maintain Project Structures

This is a typical project administrator role to support the project manager and project financial management. For example, a business finance role for direct asset purchasing, asset retirement obligation (ARO) projects, cost recovery and statistical projects or process cost reporting. … Continue reading

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Manage and Control IM Budget

The incumbent can update the IM budget for the relevant class of business and manage the funding. He/she is able to run Business Warehouse reports on the program level. However, the incumbent cannot release the budget from IM to the … Continue reading

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SAP CO-PA: characteristic derivation

We will now show you how to define a characteristic derivation for the product group from the material master. Firstly, we make sure that the “Basic Data 1” view in material “A1” contains an entry for the product hierarchy. As you … Continue reading

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SAP CO-PA: Define an operating concern in CO-PA

  To define an operating concern in CO-PA, proceed to Customizing and select the following menu path: “Controlling Profitability Analysis Structures Define Operating Concern. “ Firstly, we create a new characteristic, “Continent.” Now we select the menu item “Maintain Characteristics.” … Continue reading

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Overhead Controlling

Overhead costing is used to manage costs that cannot be assigned directly to an end product. In overhead costing, you focus on organizational responsibility (cost centers) and temporary activities (internal orders). Cost Center Accounting is used to structure your organization … Continue reading

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Easy Cost Planning

Easy Cost Planning is a planning tool for internal orders and projects which is a lot more comfortable to use than most of the other planning tools. The tool is not new altogether, but the functionality for projects has been … Continue reading

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Excel Upload for SAP Project Planning

The new transactions do not only provide a new look-and-feel; with the integration of BW-IP (Integrated Planning) functionality into SAP ERP, you can also show actual figures as well as historical plan data in your planning sheets. As for SAP … Continue reading

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