In manual planning, you can use the plan structure to check the
profitability segments that you plan against a hierarchy of allowed
profitability segments. Here the system checks to make sure that
each segment planned is contained at some level in the
In automatic planning, the plan structure can be used as a
control instrument to make sure that all plan data has been
distributed to the lowest desired level. The system checks whether
all plan data has been planned at the lowest level (the end nodes,
or "leaves") of the hierarchy.
When you create a plan structure, note the following:
Each characteristic can only occur at one level of the
hierarchy within one path. However, characteristics can occur at
different levels in different paths.
All the nodes that lie directly below the same node must
represent different values of the same characteristic.
Before you can create a plan structure, you should take a look
at your organizational structure and take this into account when
defining the plan structure.
1. Create your plan structures,
taking the above points into consideration.
2. Choose "Goto -> Attributes" and
enter those characteristics that you do not want to use as parts of
the structure but which are derived from characteristics in the
3. Once you have defined your plan
structure, choose "Basic Settings -> Maintain versions ->
Settings in the operating concern" in Customizing to assign it to a
The function Insert at same level lets you
insert an additional value of the current characteristic.
1. Insert level lets
you insert a new level in the structure (a new node with a
characteristic that has not yet been used in the current path). The
system inserts the new node directly below the selected node.
2. The function Move
lets you move a node or an entire branch of the structure to
another place within the structure. To do this, select the desired
node (or the top node of the desired branch) that you want to move.
Then position the cursor on the place where you want to insert the
node or branch. A dialog box lets you decide if you want to insert
this node at the same level as the target node or at the next level
below it. hierarchy. If you choose a different characteristic, it
inserts the node at the next level.
You can change the characteristic
value of the selected node. By modifying the root, you can change
the text of the plan structure.
The function Copy lets you create a new node
with the same content (characteristic and characteristic value) as
the selected node. The procedure for doing this is like that for
The function Undo lets you take back the last
change you made to the structure.