Work centers are one of the objects that make up an organizational plan. They identify a location where work is carried out.
A location can represent a geographic location, such as the Philadelphia branch office, or the Singapore subsidiary, or it can be precise. For example, it can identify a specific workstation with certain materials and equipment, on a specific floor of a specific building.
You can create an unlimited number of work centers for a plan.
It is not mandatory to develop work centers.
Once you create work centers, you can use various infotypes to describe their many different attributes.
You can identify any restrictions associated with the work center –perhaps an area of a plant may be unsuitable for employees with disabilities. You can also link health requirements, such as required physical examinations, with work centers. If an area is potentially hazardous for people with poor eyesight, you can link a requirement for an annual eye test to the work center concerned.
Work centers can be used in conjunction with jobs and tasks to create comprehensive job descriptions. The job identifies the job classification, the tasks indicate the types of duties performed, and the work center identifies where the tasks are carried out. You can create such job descriptions by creating jobs, tasks, and work centers, and then linking the three objects by using the Relationship infotype (1001).
The following infotypes are applicable for work centers:
Health Examinations (1009)
Work Schedule (1011)
Employee Group/Subgroup (1013)
Cost Planning (1015)
Mail Address (1032)