The planning level at which a mass
processing job is executed is now determined by the planning level
given in the variant. The execution level can make a major
difference to the results. For example, if you run the forecast at
an aggregate level, the system aggregates the historical data
before it carries out the forecast. However, if you run the
forecast at the detailed level, the system carries out the forecast
based on the historical data at this level, and then aggregates the
forecast results in the planning table at run time. See also the
release note Flexible
Planning: Change to Logic of Macro Calculation.
With the exception of the forecast,
the system now carries out mass processing jobs for the planning
horizon you define in the planning type. (In Releases 3.0 and 3.1
you defined the planning horizon for a mass processing job in the
profile.) As in Releases 3.0 and 3.1, you maintain the planning
horizon for the forecast in the forecast profile.
Mass job report
Before you run a mass processing job,
use the mass job report to see which characteristic value
combinations will be processed. You can delete from the report any
characteristic value combinations that you do not wish to process
with this job.
After a mass processing job has run,
you can see which characteristic value combinations were processed.
The mass job report shows you the status of each characteristics
values combination. If the job contained errors (status ‘E’), you
will know for which characteristic value combinations you need to
repeat the job.
To display a mass job report, choose
Planning -> Mass processing ->
Revise from the Flexible Planning menu. For more
information, see "PP Sales & Operations Planning" in the R/3