The Account Assignment Features Infotype (1008)


The Account Assignment Features infotype applies to organizational units and positions, and serves two purposes:

You need cost center assignments if you plan to use the Personnel Cost Planning component of HR.

This ensures a more efficient integration of Personnel Planning and Personnel Administration.


You can maintain this infotype using Detail Maintenance, by creating infotype records one object at a time. Or, you can work in Simple Maintenance where procedures are streamlined..

Cost Center Assignments

This infotype allows you to specify cost center-related default settings for organizational units, and positions. These default settings help the system to suggest appropriate cost center assignments for objects, and help to prevent people from entering inappropriate or contradictory information.

Cost centers are determined according to a combination of different pieces of information, for example, company codes and controlling areas. By setting defaults for these items, you can control, or guide, the cost centers that can be assigned to objects.

The principle of inheritance applies to account assignment defaults. For example, the defaults set for an organizational unit are inherited by underlying organizational units, as well as positions assigned to the organizational units.

If you do not want to set up defaults using the Account Assignment infotype, you can enter a single default for all organizational units, in Customizing. Refer to the Personnel Planning and Development section of the Implementation Guide.

Personnel Administration Defaults

This infotype allows you to apply a personnel area to an organizational unit, or position. Personnel areas are used to derive several different default settings that pertain to payroll, authorities, and so on.

The inheritance principle applies to personnel areas. This means that employees automatically inherit personnel areas assigned to organizational units and positions, unless you specify otherwise.

This presents two advantages for Personnel Administration users:

Specifying personnel areas presents an added benefit for customers using Personnel Planning and Personnel Administration together. Each personnel area has a company code assignment, and company codes are one of the factors used to determine cost centers. (Personnel Administration may require cost center assignments so that payroll charges can be charged back.)

This means if you specify a personnel area, it is not necessary to complete the rest of the infotype.

See also:

Personnel Cost Planning