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Configuring SAP® ERP Financial and Controlling by John Burger, Peter Jones

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Chapter 12

Profitability Analysis

Featuring:

  • Costing-Based vs. Account-Based CO-PA
  • Operating Concern Development
  • Characteristic Derivation
  • Assigning Values to Value Fields
  • CO-PA Planning
  • Activating CO-PA
  • CO-PA Reporting
  • CO-PA Transports

The Profitability Analysis submodule within SAP is also known as CO-PA, COPA, and PA. In this chapter, we will refer to it as CO-PA. CO-PA gives you the ability to analyze your profitability on many different segments and characteristics. It acts like an information receptacle that can be analyzed from several angles and viewpoints. CO-PA can combine the elements of gross margin reporting found in the SD module with other relevant expenses that you decide to bring over to CO-PA. That way, you obtain a better ...

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