In the settlement profile , you define a range of control parameters for settlement. You must define the settlement profile before you can enter a settlement rule for a sender.
If you want to settle the costs each time to just one cost center or just one G/L account, you need a settlement profile. As you cannot maintain the settlement parameters during settlement to a receiver, you must save the settlement profile either in the order type or in the model- or reference order.
The settlement profile includes, among other things, the retention period for the settlement documents. You should bear in mind the following when you determine the retention period.
The settlement documents take up additional storage capacity. When a posting period is finally locked against further postings in Financial Accounting and Controlling, you can clear the settlement documents. However, you should build in a safety margin, as you will need the settlement documents if you have to cancel any settlements or repeat the period end close.
For more information on this subject, go to the R/3 Library and choose Controlling -> Internal Orders - > CO Settlement.
The settlement profile for production orders must allow settlement to a material:
If you want to settle variances to Profitability Analysis, you must also set the Variances indicator and allow settlement to a profitability segment.
If the production order is used in a sales-order-related production environment with a nonvaluated sales order stock or in in engineer-to-order environments with a nonvaluated project stock, settlement to a sales order or project must be allowed.
The settlement profile is proposed through the order type. See also: