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

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Summary

In this chapter, you learned the concepts and configuration behind the Profitability Analysis (CO-PA) submodule. We discussed the purposes of CO-PA and the various types of CO-PA that can be used: account based and costing based. About 90% of companies that are using CO-PA use the costing-based CO-PA. It’s not that account based is not important—it’s just that account based has a very specific use: validating the reconciliation of CO-PA to FI.

We then showed you how to create and activate the operating concern data structure and generate the operating concern environment. Next we worked our way through the process of setting up derivation for the characteristics and valuation for some of the additional information we needed from the ...

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