In Release 4.0A you can plan in Flexible Planning using more
than one period indicator. For these period indicators, you
generate a technical period that is saved in the form of a fiscal
year variant. The planning method of the information structure must
be consistent planning. The following example explains how to plan
in weeks and months.
a) Press F4 on the
Planning periods field. (The
Storage periodicity field is not ready
b) In the planning periods box on the
next screen, enter 'W' and 'M' in the PI column.
c) Enter a name for your technical
fiscal year variant. This name should consist of two letters.
d) Enter a generation horizon. This
horizon should encompass the planning horizon - both past and
future periods - that you wish to plan with this information
e) Save these settings.
A technical fiscal year variant is
automatically generated. You return to the information structure
parameters screen. The name of your technical fiscal year variant
(see step 1c) appears as the fiscal year variant. A 'G' appears in
the Planning periods field. This 'G'
stands for generated.
If you intend to plan using just one period indicator, do only
steps (1a), (1b), and (1e). The period indicator that you enter in
(1b) is then saved as the storage periodicity.
1. Exactly which weeks and which
months are displayed in the planning table depends on the time
buckets grid. A time buckets grid specifies the number and sequence
of the time buckets that you wish to plan. You define and assign a
time buckets grid in the planning type.