Criterion according to which data can be selected.

Examples: plant, material, company code, order

Each characteristic has a number of characteristic values. Characteristics are also often referred to as "dimensions".

Cost Center Accounting (CO-OM-CCA)

Criterion according to which you can select plan data.

Examples: activity type, cost element, cost center

Logistics Information System (LO-LIS)

Criteria used to group together data (such as "Sales organization", "Purchasing organization", "Plant" or "Material").

Characteristics are a component of information structures. Key figures can be summarized by period for these characteristics.

Sales and Profitability Analysis (CO-PA)

The characteristics in Profitability Analysis represent those criteria according to which you analyze your operating results and your sales and profit plan. Valid values of these characteristics are combined to form profitability segments. You can use concepts that already exist in the R/3 System, such as "Customer" and "Sales organization", to define characteristics. In addition, you can manually define your own characteristics when you customize your system.


Part of a substance property. A property can consist of several characteristics.

The property "boiling point" can consist of the following properties, for example:

Treasury Management (TR-TM)

Evaluation criterion that can be used to design reports in drilldown reporting.