When you implement planning for Profitability Analysis (CO-PA),
you need to determine the characteristics for which you want to
plan, and the value fields that you want to plan.
The automatic planning functions provide you with a number of
options for copying, revaluating, forecasting, and distributing
large amounts of plan data, which you can then process in detail
using the manual planning functions.
In manual planning, you can define planning layouts that let
you create and modify plan values and quantities.
The integrated planning functions let you transfer plan data
from other applications, such as Sales and Operations Planning
(SOP), cost center planning, or the Logistics Information System
The structures of your operating concern (characteristics and
value fields) must be defined.
The functions for defining profitability segments (such as
derivation) and for valuating data must have been defined under the
section "Master Data" in Customizing.