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

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Actual Posting Maintenance

Preparing Profit Center Accounting to accept actual postings can be simple or complex, depending on the needs of your company. On the simple side, all that is required is to activate the fiscal-year control parameters, create the proper document types, and define the necessary number ranges. For more complex solutions, additional account assignments may be maintained, and internal goods movements can be defined and segregated to enhance the profitability picture for each profit center. We will touch on the two PCA profitability-reporting philosophies, period accounting and cost of sales accounting, before continuing.

Because both cost of sales and period accounting are supported in the FI, PCA also must allow for either. ...

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