In this IMG activity, you define rules for assessing business process costs to Profitability Analysis. These rules are stored in the form of so-called "cycles".
Before you can assess process costs, you must have activated Activity-Based Costing for operational controlling. Check activation.
Maintenance of the cycles applies to the forms of Profitability Analysis which were activated in the activity "Maintain operating concern".
When you execute a cycle, however, the active indicator in the "Activate Profitability Analysis" function determines the forms of Profitability Analysis to which data can be updated.
When you call up this function for the first time, the system automatically initializes the tables required for business process assessment. Consequently, it could take a little bit longer the first time.
You must have set up the automatic number assignment for record type "D" before you can assess business process costs to profitability segments. Check CO-PA number assignment.
For the credit postings, the CO activity KSPB must be assigned to a group with internal number range. Check CO number assignment.
Create an assessment cycle as follows:
For distribution on the basis of variable shares, the tracing factors of the receivers can be weighted. However, you should only use this function if the number of possible receivers is smaller than 10,000.
To define a group, enter the group name into the corresponding selection field and then choose " Extras -> Create/change group". The created groups are linked to table CE7xxxx (xxxx = operating concern)
Groups can also be processed using the transactions for set maintenance.
In addition, you can use groups created in Activity-Based Costing or Cost Center Accounting for the "Business process" and "Cost element" fields.
When specifying the allocation base, note that the controlling area of the receiver must always be the same as that of the sender. Thus, the "Controlling area" characteristic must have been specified in online planning if you want to assess on the basis of plan data.
Cycles that you defined for actual assessment cannot be used for planned assessment. They must be created separately. However, it is possible to create plan cycles by copying actual cycles.