In this step you define "cycles" for allocating cost center costs to Profitability Analysis.
The types of Profitability Analysis you activated when you maintained the operating concern are decisive for cycle maintenance. When you execute the cycles, a control indicator for the controlling area determines which type of Profitability Analysis is updated.
The first time you execute a cycle, the system automatically initializes the tables needed for cost center cost assessment. Consequently, the first run may last somewhat longer.
You first need to set up automatic number assignment for record type "D" before you can assess cost center costs to profitability segments. Check CO-PA number assignment.
For the credit postings, the CO activity KSPB needs to be assigned to a group with internal number assignment. Check CO number assignment.
Create an assessment cycle as follows:
If you are assessing on the basis of variable shares, you can weight the tracing factors of the receivers using certain factors. However, you should only use this function if the number of possible receivers is less than 10,000.
To define a group, enter the group name in the selection field and then choose Extras -> Create/Change group . The groups are connected with table CE7xxxx (xxxx = operating concern).
You can also process groups using the function for set maintenance.
In addition, you can use cost center groups and cost element groups that were created in Cost Center Accounting.
When you determine the tracing factor, bear in mind that the receiver and the sender must always be in the same controlling area. This means that the characteristic "Controlling area" must always be planned in online planning if you want to assess based on plan data.
Cycles which are defined for actual cost assessment cannot be used for assessing plan costs. You need to create separate cycles for plan data. However, you can copy actual cycles to create plan cycles.