In this step you can define "characteristic groups", which can be any combination of characteristics in your concern.
Characteristic groups can be used for various actual business transactions as well as for the transfer of sales quantities to Sales and Operations Planning (SOP).
A characteristic group determines the characteristics for which users can specify individual values when assigning a posting to a profitability segment , as well as the order in which these characteristics appear on the screen.
You can also define whether the user is required or is allowed to specify values for certain characteristics, or whether the user cannot make an entry.
If no characteristic groups are defined, the user can enter values for any characteristic in the operating concern.
If you want certain characteristic values in a group to be derived automatically, you should define those fields so that the user cannot make an entry.
Define your characteristic groups.