In order to be able to use Profit Center Accounting in the local systems, you need to make the master data available in all systems. This includes the profit center master records and any profit center groups and account groups you have defined. This data is maintained in the central system for the relevant controlling area and distributed from there to the corresponding local systems.

The assignments of the various account assignment objects to profit centers also need to be fully maintained in all systems. These assignments ensure that postings are automatically assigned to profit centers and therefore do not need to be posted manually to profit centers. If you maintain the master records for these objects central as well, and then distribute them to the local systems, the assignments to profit centers are also automatically distributed. Otherwise you need to make the assignments in the local systems. You can obtain a list of the missing assignments using the assignment monitor in the Profit Center Accounting application menu.