Integrating business processes in operative cost accounting in Release 4.0 makes it necessary to include authorization checks for the master data objects.
Authorization checks for business processes is linked to the new authorization concept in the Overhead Cost Controlling component (CO-OM). This allows checks for individual objects and for nodes (groups) in the standard hierarchy for each user.
If the user has no authorization for a business process, the R/3 System checks whether the user has one for a higher standard hierarchy node containing the process. If this is not successful, the next higher nodesare checked until an authorization appears or the highest node of the standard hierarchy is reached, whereupon the R/3 System rejects the user action.