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1. Revenue and cost controlling.................................................................................................10 1.1. Overhead Cost Controlling..................................................................................................10 1.1.1. Cost Element...................................................................................................................10 1.1.1.1. Primary Cost Element...................................................................................................10 1.1.1.2. Secondary Cost Element..............................................................................................10 1.1.1.3. Cost Element Group.....................................................................................................10 1.1.2. Cost Center......................................................................................................................10 1.1.2.1. Cost Center...................................................................................................................10 1.1.2.2. Standard Hierarchy for Cost Centers............................................................................11 1.1.2.3. Cost Center Group........................................................................................................11 1.1.3. Activity Type....................................................................................................................11 1.1.3.1. Activity Type.................................................................................................................11 1.1.3.2. Activity Type Group.......................................................................................................11 1.1.4. Statistical Key Figures.....................................................................................................11 1.1.4.1. Statistical Key Figures..................................................................................................11 1.1.4.2. Statistical Key Figure Group.........................................................................................12 1.1.5. Business Process............................................................................................................12 1.1.5.1. Business Process.........................................................................................................12 1.1.5.2. Standard Hierarchy for Business Processes.................................................................12 1.1.5.3. Business Process Group..............................................................................................12 1.1.6. Internal Order...................................................................................................................12 1.2. Product Cost Controlling....................................................................................13 1.2.1. Procurement Alternative..................................................................................................13 1.2.2. Cost Component..............................................................................................................13 1.2.3. Product Cost Collectors...................................................................................................14 1.2.4. Material Ledger Data.......................................................................................................14 1.3. Profitability Analysis............................................................................................................14 1.3.1. Characteristics.................................................................................................................14 1.3.1.1. Characteristic Definition................................................................................................14 1.3.1.2. Characteristic Values....................................................................................................14 1.3.1.3. Characteristic Derivation...............................................................................................14 1.3.2. Value Fields.....................................................................................................................15 1.3.2.1. Definition of Value Fields..............................................................................................15 1.3.3. Condition Types...............................................................................................................15 1.3.3.1. Definition of Condition Types........................................................................................15 2. Enterprise Controlling............................................................................................................16 2.1. Consolidation.....................................................................................................16 2.1.1. Consolidation Chart of Acounts / FS Item Hierarchy........................................................16 2.1.2. Breakdown Categories.....................................................................................................17 2.1.3. Custom Characteristics....................................................................................................17 2.1.4. Subitem Category............................................................................................................17 2.1.5. Subitem............................................................................................................................18 2.1.6. Sets (Namespace)...........................................................................................................18 B. Business processes......................................................................................................................18 1. Revenue and cost controlling.................................................................................................18 1.1. Profit and Cost Planning.....................................................................................................18 1.1.1. Sales Planning.................................................................................................................18 1.1.1.1. Create Planning Proposal (with Sales Planning)..........................................................18 1.1.1.2. Manual Sales Planning.................................................................................................19 1.1.1.3. Transfer of Planned Sales Quantities...........................................................................19 1.1.2. Cost and Activity Planning...............................................................................................19 1.1.2.1. Copy Plan from Previous Year to Cost Center Planning...............................................19

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1.1.2.2. Copy Actual Data to Cost Center Plan..........................................................................19 1.1.2.3. Redefinition of Plan Version..........................................................................................19 1.1.2.4. Planning Revaluation....................................................................................................20 1.1.2.5. Budget Planning............................................................................................................20 1.1.2.6. Order Budgeting............................................................................................................20 1.1.2.7. Activity Type Planning...................................................................................................20 1.1.2.8. Definition of Activity Type for Cost Center....................................................................20 1.1.2.9. Transfer of Statistical Key Figures from LIS (Plan).......................................................20 1.1.2.10. Transfer of Depreciation/Interest (Activity-Independent).............................................21 1.1.2.11. Transfer of Depreciation/Interest (Activity-Dependent)...............................................21 1.1.2.12. Transfer of Personnel Costs.......................................................................................21 1.1.2.13. Transfer of Scheduled Activity PP -> CO-ABC...........................................................21 1.1.2.14. Transfer of Scheduled Activity from PP to CO-OM-CCA............................................21 1.1.2.15. Primary Cost Planning (Full Costs).............................................................................21 1.1.2.16. Primary Cost Planning (Prop./Fixed)...........................................................................22 1.1.2.17. Secondary Cost Planning (Full Costs)........................................................................22 1.1.2.18. Secondary Cost Planning (Prop./Fixed)......................................................................22 1.1.2.19. Cost Element Planning (Order with Integrated Planning)............................................22 1.1.2.20. Cost Element Planning (Order)...................................................................................22 1.1.2.21. Overall Planning (Order).............................................................................................22 1.1.2.22. Unit Costing (Order)....................................................................................................23 1.1.2.23. Periodic Reposting of Plan Data.................................................................................23 1.1.2.24. Cost Accrual - Plan.....................................................................................................23 1.1.2.25. Process Cost Planning................................................................................................23 1.1.2.26. Overhead Calculation (Cost Center)...........................................................................23 1.1.2.27. Overhead Calculation (Business Process)..................................................................23 1.1.2.28. Overhead Calculation (Overhead Cost Order)............................................................30 1.1.2.29. Plan Cost Distribution.................................................................................................30 1.1.2.30. Settlement of Overhead Cost Orders (Planning Data)................................................31 1.1.2.31. Plan Cost Assessment................................................................................................31 1.1.2.32. Plan Reconciliation.....................................................................................................31 1.1.2.33. Splitting 31 1.1.2.34. Planned Price Calculation...........................................................................................32 1.1.3. Standard Cost Estimate...................................................................................................32 1.1.3.1. Preparation for Costing.................................................................................................32 1.1.3.2. Standard Cost Estimate with Quantity Structure...........................................................33 1.1.3.3. Standard Cost Estimate Without Quantity Structure.....................................................34 1.1.3.4. Standard Cost Estimate for Co-Products......................................................................34 1.1.3.5. Price Release with Standard Cost Estimate.................................................................35 1.1.4. Profit Center Planning......................................................................................................35 1.1.4.1. Copy Plan from Previous Year to Profit Center Planning..............................................35 1.1.4.2. Copy Actual Costs to Profit Center Planning................................................................35 1.1.4.3. Excel Upload -> Profit Center Planning........................................................................35 1.1.4.4. Redefinition of Plan Version (Profit Center Planning)...................................................36 1.1.4.5. Plan Integration of Profit Centers..................................................................................36 1.1.4.6. Manual Profit Center Planning......................................................................................36 1.1.4.7. Plan Profit Center Distribution.......................................................................................36 1.1.4.8. Plan Profit Center Assessment.....................................................................................36 1.1.5. Profit Planning.................................................................................................................37 1.1.5.1. Valuation of Sales Planning..........................................................................................37 1.1.5.2. Creation of Planning Proposal (Without Sales Planning)..............................................37 1.1.5.3. Manual Profit Planning..................................................................................................37 1.1.5.4. Planned Allocation of Process Costs to Profitability Analysis.......................................38 1.1.5.5. Planned Allocation Cost Center Costs to Profitability Analysis.....................................38 1.1.5.6. Settlement of Overhead Cost Orders (Planning Data)..................................................38 1.1.5.7. Project Settlement.........................................................................................................38

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.............1.......................................................1..........................2..................................2.................1.........2....1.............................2......56 1..... Actual Periodic Reposting...16......... Automatic Additional Transfer into Profitability Analysis. Transfer and Valuation of Billing Documents (Complaints Processing)...........................1...........................5...........47 1..............................45 1.............57 1........3....................56 1.....3..............42 1..............................3............ Analysis of Overhead Orders.........2......4......................14........2.......46 1.......................55 1........57 1..............................4.. Revaluation at Actual Prices............ Template Allocation (Cost Object).............18.......................54 1.................1.........20..2......1........3. Manual Funds Reservation........21. Splitting 55 1........ Settlement of Accrual Orders.............. Time Sheet Report.......55 1........................8.......44 1... Reconciliation Financial Accounting/Controlling.....41 1............................2.....................3.....1..................................6..............2.............13......1.......... Time Sheet Permit..........2.............39 1.1...............................56 1......................................1...............3......................................................... Template Allocation (Product Cost Collector)...........3.... Simultaneous Costing...................56 1............3.................................. Direct Activity Allocation (Controlling).2....................3......55 1..................... Revaluation at Actual Prices..............1.................9.2... Template Allocation (Sales Order)............6....45 1......39 1...................48 1......1.....41 1................1...............................4........41 1...............3.....2................2........7.................3........................................................................................55 1............. Actual Cost Assessment....3............9..............................................................41 1....................3............................3............................42 1..3..........39 1....................................1.2........ Profit Center Allocation..............46 1....... Cost and Revenue Allocation to Profitability Analysis. Variance Calculation for Overhead........2.....1...44 1.............44 1.......................... Actual Cost Distribution.....................3......... Period-End Closing for Product Cost Controlling.............1... Overhead Allocation........56 1........1...................5..2............................................. Transfer and Valuation of Billing Documents (Intercompany Processing)..............................42 1.3...2............2...1...... Settlement of Overhead Orders (Actual Data)....................57 1..............40 1..................................3.... Predistribution of Fixed Costs................... Entry of Sender Activities......... Accrual Calculation in Cost Center Accounting (Percentage Method)........3...2......................3............................... Template Allocation (Overhead Cost Order)........................................ Transfer and Valuation of Billing Documents (Direct Sale)...3.............1...47 1................1........................................ Accrual Calculation in Cost Center Accounting (Target = Actual Method)..1..1...............3.........46 1.....1...10..... Overhead Calculation (Business Process)....................1.......................................2..3..2..................2................... Manual Cost Allocation........................................1......................................................4..............4.................40 1......3......................41 1...3.....1....... Document Entry in the Profit Center Invoice............................41 1..3...39 1.............2........57 Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 4 ..........7...3.3.......................... Direct Activity Assignment Using Time Sheet Processing..5................ Transfer Time Sheet Data to CO............... Template Allocation (Manufacturing Order)......3....17........2..........3.................3..................... Actual Price Calculation.................. Transfer of Primary Costs to Cost Center/Order......................3..........19...........2............. Actual Cost/Revenue Allocation........4..47 1...... Product Cost Allocation.5.54 1...............2..3........................ Actual Transfer of Additional Balance Sheet Items to EC-PCA............................................... Transfer of Customer Agreements to Profitability Analysis........3.39 1..................45 1............................41 1..2................4....1......2.............42 1....................................1..................Controlling 1..........4...................8......1............1............6...................... Overhead Calculation (Overhead Cost Order).......... Target=Actual Activity Allocation.45 1.............6............2..... Direct Posting of Special Direct Costs and Revenues..................................................................4.......1......3. Manual Funds Reduction.....................................................................................................................2............2........ Transfer and Valuation of Incoming Sales Orders...........2................................................2......... Transfer and Valuation of Billing Documents (Third-Party Transaction)...................................40 1.....12...........4...... Cost Center Analysis................................Product Costs...............................................4....................46 1....................15....2.....1...41 1...................4..........3.........4....3....Blueprint Questions ...............................................43 1.......................46 1.2.........3..................1..........8.2...43 1............................2........................................................................1..............44 1.......11............ Period-End Closing (Controlling)........................1.......................3.2............................45 1..........1............... Period-End Closing in Overhead Cost Controlling.......................................................................1............... Actual Cost Distribution ...7.............................................2.......................... Business Process Analysis. Manual Entry of Statistical Key Figures.....

.59 1........................ Settlement of Sales Orders..3. Distribution of Order Costs to Order Items......evaluation......69 2..............3............................4.............2........4......................2. Settlement of Production Variances..... WIP Calculation Based on Target Costs................ WIP Calculation Based On Actual Costs................2..........3.2..................................1....................74 Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 5 ..Total Planning........2........4..64 1............................................1................... Redefinition of Plan Version...69 2...........6...........................................................3......2................62 1.............................3.............. Actual Allocation of Cost Center Costs to Profitability Analysis.1......2....9........ Planning Scenario Processing...1..........2..64 1...............20.........62 1..57 1.............66 2......3...................................................3.....................................1.............................................1...................17............. Overhead Calculation (Cost Object)..................7..............73 2.....68 2............................8..8........72 2.........................66 2...........58 1.62 1.61 1.64 1.........................................................6..........74 2.. Settlement of Manufacturing Order to Inventory.........................................1......................................63 1............ Actual Top-Down Distribution...............7..................................61 1..Controlling 1..................................................... Copy Actual Data to Cost Center Plan..........................................................61 1............................12......63 1.... Cost and Activity Planning........1.............3................5...............................66 2................................3................................ Master Production Scheduling ....3..1.......................................Blueprint Questions ..........2........... Master Production Scheduling ...1...8...................1.......................... Sales Planning.................................................3..............1.....66 2.................................65 2............ Settlement of Product Cost Collector.....1....2............................62 1.............................. Master planning.2..4.............3........3....2..16.73 2..........6.. Variance Calculation Cumulated..... Data Collection for Product Drilldown.............................. Analysis of Results and Contribution Margins....73 2.4..........................66 2..........................................1..................... Budget Planning......................... Period-End Closing for Profit Center Accounting............2..1......4.........................3..........1.....3.............................2.................................... Activity Type Planning.26. Period-End Closing for Profitability Analysis.74 2......1...................4............9......... Planning Revaluation..................... Settlement of Overhead Orders (Actual Data)..........1........... Overall Material Requirements Planning....2.........4.................. Actual Profit Center Assessment...........68 2..3.................7.........3.....3.................2...........1............. Standard SOP..............3......74 2..................................1..................... Enterprise Controlling..................................................3.................................. Order Budgeting......3.............3...................14.....................74 2................................................3...........1..............3........ Actual Profit Center Distribution............3.........................................3..................................................3.....4......................61 1..15......3...............................10...............................60 1.....74 2...66 2..................................... Price Update in Actual Costing............................................. Actual Allocation of Process Costs to Profitability Analysis...................1...3.....5...............................2.......2........................................................2......... Settlement of Manufacturing Order to Sales Order.................................................... Settlement of Cost Object Hierarchy..3.........3........................3................ Transfer of Results to Demand Management...22.....................19...71 2.....5............2....1....64 1................. Manual Sales Planning...21...... Periodic Variance Calculation..............3............. Material requirements planning ...................3...........18..............................................................7.3..58 1........2............2....... Results Analysis for Sales Orders........................................................63 1..3...............................................................1..1...3....3....................1..................................3..65 1............................4..............2........................................................... Transfer of Planned Sales Quantities..... Forecast 67 2........................... Product Cost Analysis in Product Cost by Period..........................................3......23......2.......................................4..................3.........................58 1.60 1.....2...... Product Cost Analysis for Co-Products.......59 1..............58 1................1.1.........................................24................. Operational business planning......2.....Evaluation..........2....................................................70 2...1...............................................................4.................. Copy Plan from Previous Year to Cost Center Planning........59 1..........2.....................................11.... Create Planning Proposal (with Sales Planning).......65 1........... Product Cost Analysis in Product Cost by Order.............. Overhead Calculation (Manufacturing Order).........60 1........................ Demand management......................67 2............................1..3................. Project Settlement...13.........................................2.................... Overhead Calculation (Product Cost Collector)...63 1....3............................................1..............2.................3........... Overhead Calculation (Sales Order)..2.......................................3....................................... Sales Order Settlement.........25............3.........................................................2.2.1..................2..63 1........................................................3.2..61 1.......

..1..10........3..... Analysis of Results And Contribution Margins.82 2........75 2........4.....3.... Settlement of Overhead Cost Orders (Planning Data)... Manual Profit Center Planning.....3.................75 2.......................... Splitting 79 2..1..........1.............................................. Secondary Cost Planning (Prop...........................................22..12......15...................... Plan Profit Center Assessment...... Settlement of Overhead Cost Orders (Planning Data)..6....75 2......................1..........3......8.....76 2..............1................. Plan Profit Center Distribution......................... Valuation of Sales Planning..................1...17................................1...1....................................................6....................4... Data modeling..........................2.................3.................................... Preparation for Costing....77 2........2...90 Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 6 ....13....2....4................................................................1.......................................86 2......................................................83 2...................................3.85 2............ Cost Element Planning (Order)......18.................1..3.......... Imputed Costs ........3.....................2...........2.....................5.................................................... Plan Cost Distribution........................84 2.......................1.............4...28.................................5.................................................3.........3.............1.1.....1....14......... Standard Cost Estimate for Co-Products.................................................................1................83 2.................1...........5...26.....................1................1....77 2.......... Transfer of Statistical Key Figures from LIS (Plan)..84 2...................5.........4.. Copy Plan from Previous Year to Profit Center Planning.....................25.........5.....86 2..............78 2............. Standard Cost Estimate with Quantity Structure....... Transfer of Scheduled Activity from PP to CO-OM-CCA...4.......1......9...5.......1..........................4........../Fixed).........................................3..1........80 2..21............................................................ Process Cost Planning................76 2...........................32..... Planned Allocation Cost Center Costs to Profitability Analysis.................27.......................3...........................................83 2.1...........................................3.90 2......85 2.......................................................................3.............. Periodic Reposting of Plan Data....2................30..................... Primary Cost Planning (Full Costs).. Creation of Planning Proposal (Without Sales Planning)..........................................75 2..3...................................................Controlling 2........................ Secondary Cost Planning (Full Costs)........................85 2..........................3............................................................6.......1............. Transfer of Depreciation/Interest (Activity-Independent)..1........1.....1....... Planned Price Calculation.............1................2........6.......................3.......5...84 2........................................85 2...79 2......... Overhead Calculation [Overhead Order].................................87 2....1..77 2....79 2.............................1........................1..1.5..... Data basis........76 2..............5....90 2..............................................6..... Redefinition of Plan Version (Profit Center Planning)....................3............................16.. Standard cost estimate.....................77 2......................................7...........................5..........3..............................1.............3................... Plan Integration of Profit Centers................... Excel Upload -> Profit Center Planning.....6........80 2.86 2........81 2.........3...........................3... Profit Planning........3. Plan Reconciliation....................................... Price Release with Standard Cost Estimate.........2...............................................1................ Standard Cost Estimate Without Quantity Structure.............1.......................3.........................1...76 2....11.............. Cost Element Planning (Order with Integrated Planning)..............29.............../Fixed).......................................1................77 2..7......................................1..............1.....................................................23...85 2..................8.......................................1.........5..............................2......5......................3...................................6.......................... Overall Planning (Order)......89 2......................................Blueprint Questions .............4.........6...........................84 2.....78 2..83 2.................. Transfer of Scheduled Activity PP -> CO-ABC..............8... Primary Cost Planning (Prop.3.......87 2.......84 2.75 2.................................90 2......................2...............................3..........1.. Basic settings................................................1.....................75 2............................ Project Settlement.......1..2...... Planned Allocation of Process Costs to Profitability Analysis...................77 2................................2...3.1...........1.......................................................3..1.........6...................................................78 2..............................................1...83 2..................1.......76 2...1....................... Copy Actual Costs to Profit Center Planning.................1...................78 2..............1........3...........................................................20......... Transfer of Depreciation/Interest (Activity-Dependent).............. Plan Cost Assessment.... Foreign currencies....... Profit Center Planning...... Manual Profit Planning.........................................1....76 2............................. Strategic Business Planning.....1................................87 2........................6......................... File names.24................................1........................................ Transfer of Personnel Costs..............33..4................ Definition of Activity Type for Cost Center............Plan...2....80 2.... Overhead Calculation (Cost Center)..............19.. Unit Costing (Order)...........................6....................31...................1....1...................

................. Data basis............................2.....................2......... Creating Versions........... Fixed Characteristics...........1.99 2.......................2........1.........................3.....................6.................................4................................................ Maintain forecast profiles......................... Authorization management....................... Preparatory Work: General......................95 2..........2................................................93 2.....................95 2.....1........................... Report portfolio....................................4.........................3...................................... Data transfer............... Information System..........6..........5.......... Report data..........3......................7...........................2.....................................................................................................................92 2......96 2..90 2.........................2... Data (Tools)................99 2....................................94 2........ Information System...........9..2.......95 2........................................................2...93 2.............. File 95 2....................2................ Definition of Consolidation Units......98 2...2....2........2...........................2........2.........2........7.............. Maintain weighting group................ Data 98 2......... Conversion to Release 4...1...............6...........4.............3......3.....2......................2.....3.........................Controlling 2.. Control Report Portfolio.............................3...................5.2..105 2......... Calculated Key Figures.............. Task Functions on Information System.....................96 2.......................................1..........................................2........3..........3........ Forms 99 2.....5........ Data transfer............. Print in MS Word for Windows..............................................2......................7........................................................................................... Variables 99 2............0...........5.96 2..............................97 2.......5..4............2................. Transfer procedure...............4......4.............104 2.4.........1......2.2......5......................................... Create planning layout....2....2..9..........................4.................................................104 2......1................................ Transport 98 2........................3............................................................................ Reports 99 2....... Maintain planner profiles.......8.6..............................3...............................1...2..............................5............. Summarization levels....3....................7............100 2.....................................................104 2.............94 2...7......2...................3................3.2......................................................................................................................................4......2... Maintain Report Selection................................11... Basic key figures...........2........4..................8.......7.104 2. Maintain calculation formulas for basic key figures...... Master data.......2..3...9................................................. Creating Dimensions................... Consolidation.................................8............ Change Revaluation Factor................................8..........................1...............................................Blueprint Questions ....................................... Business Planning...............................6........2...........5..........................................................................4...10....... External Systems...........105 Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 7 .2..................................7.......100 2.......................................................3.. Definition of Ledgers......................................2.... Derivation..........3.............97 2.............2..........................................................3....3............... Task Functions on Tools..............99 2.......................2................97 2.....93 2........................ Definition of Consolidation Groups..................2...91 2......................................2..........2.8.........................2........................94 2.................93 2..........................................99 2...................2.95 2..............3............................8. Comment tables..........92 2...........................94 2.5......97 2...........................................3......8..93 2................................................1. Validation..........................97 2.....95 2..............................................2......................................................................................6......................................1.....96 2.....7. Create Distribution Key..............................................2........94 2............................4...........3........96 2.99 2...1.... Check Currencies.9......................96 2.........2.................7..................................... Object-Dependent Parameters........8........................................................................................... Currency Translation Types for Data Transfer and Planning Layouts.............3................................7................... Transaction data.. Master Data Hierarchy.....................6.......................................2.................................5....................2........98 2..........................2.....2..........................104 2............... Aspect 91 2..........2........2.........................5......2................2..............8.........................95 2...........................5.....92 2..........5........2............................................................5..6....... Comments................. Tools 97 2.........5.............3.......1.4..................................1.........................2...................................1.............................................................. Data slices............................................................. Characteristics............3................2....4...........2....................................4.....................

.........................5......118 2.................. Setting up Translation..108 2.......................................4....120 2............................................................................................4.. Information System (EC-EIS)..........4............. Basic key figures....................10...0...........3............................................................................................ Data basis........4.....................3...............4..........113 2............2........109 2................................2..............................4......................4... Basic settings..........3.......................109 2................... Processes of the Data Monitor..........................116 2............3.................................108 2.......................................109 2....................4.................3......................120 2.......... Definition of Breakdown Categories....3......... Non-integrated Financial Data Transfer by Online Entry........................3....9..................8...3....6...................................5......................................... Task Functions on Information System............4..........116 2.......... Interunit Elimination by Elimination of IC Revenue and Expense......... Data modeling....3.........................5.......3.................................................4.1.........4............................6........3...................12................113 2..............4.................................111 2............................4................4............6........114 2.......3......1............................................................8.............4........2...............................................4...................................4....................3..7........... Data transfer..............................6..................................5..............110 2.........2..3..4................................................11..... Validation..................................7..3...4..........1.......6.......... Definition of Custom Characteristics..... Consolidation of investments..................... Comment tables...121 Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 8 ....3.............................11........4.....3.............7..... External Systems.......... Currency Translation Types for Data Transfer and Planning Layouts.............117 2.....................2................................5....107 2.....Controlling 2.............................. Definition of Subitem Categories..3........................................................4......................................................................8......118 2.............. Preparation of Consolidation Group Changes........ Print in MS Word for Windows......1............................................... Derivation........117 2...............................4.........4.. Data Entry Layout.....1.................114 2..................................................................118 2.....116 2.....................3.................3..............................2..............2..........117 2......... Transaction data.3.4..5........................................................4..........................4.............................117 2..................... Definition of Subitems.........1.................................4......................................1.................... Control Report Portfolio...114 2...........4..................3.......................................4................... Master data.............................1..108 2.................. Transport 121 2.............................................................4............................................................................................................... Data transfer...... Preparatory Work: Integration.......... Data slices..............................................6......................................... Foreign currencies......4........................115 2.......... Definition of Cons Chart of Accounts / Cons Chart of Accounts Hierarchy..........................................10.......3.. Characteristics.... Transfer procedure.......3............................ Master Data Hierarchy....................................2...........................1...........................................5..3......119 2.......................4................................................3..........4.......................................................1...5..........2....111 2...................................119 2..........119 2.................. Preparatory Work: Production..Blueprint Questions ......3..............3.5...................................7.......1...........1............6...6........118 2...................... Calculated Key Figures.....115 2.4................119 2............................................................. Tools 119 2.........108 2....119 2....................................................................3......................4...1.............................................118 2.................108 2...5................ Conversion to Release 4........... File names..............119 2...3....................................4.....................................106 2....................................121 2..............7. Comments..........117 2................. Processes of the Consolidation Monitor............................................................................................ Executive Information System (EIS)...........................4.....................................9..1........3.... Aspect 115 2... Information System...............6..................6......................4..............4.................4..................................... Fixed Characteristics...............117 2................4............................. Maintain Report Selection................ Data basis...107 2..........3....................4................... Data 121 2......................113 2....................2.................4.......................................3..............2.............................. Administration of Authorizations...........................................................4...4...4.............. Authorization management (EIS)................................. Interunit Elimination by Elimination of IU Payables and Receivables.............. File 119 2....... Reports (EIS)............4.........................4..................................110 2................107 2.......5..3.....110 2... Summarization levels...............109 2....3..4..............1..............116 2...........................4......6.................4..........3.....4...............4...................3..............4............

.............. Report Data (EIS)...................................122 Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 9 .............................................4............................................4..................................................................8...4....7..................4......... Report Portfolio (EIS)..122 2........................4.2............................................................................................................8....... Data (Tools).........................4...............4.....................................................4..............................................8........ Information System.......7............7.......1..................... Task Functions on Tools....121 2............ Variables (EIS)...Blueprint Questions .......121 2.. Forms (EIS)....2..........121 2....................................5...................................3.........................7..........................................121 2...........Controlling 2...122 2.....

1. allocation. and reporting purposes.Blueprint Questions . Questions: Cost Center Cost Center Q: 1) Define cost centers as the lowest level in your organizational structure at which you hold one person responsible for the expenses incurred (check whether you have covered the whole organization).2. Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 10 .2. 1.1.1.1. Cost Element Group 1) Define secondary cost elements for planning.Controlling 1. 1. allocation and reporting purposes. Revenue and cost controlling 1.1.2. 1. Questions: Q: A: 1) Define cost element groups for planning.3. Questions: Q: A: 1.1.1. Overhead Cost Controlling Cost Element Primary Cost Element 1.1. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Reserve a number range in the chart of accounts for the definition of CO-specific accounts/primary cost elements: which additional primary cost elements do you need (such as for accruals)? A: 1.1.1.1. Secondary Cost Element 1) Define primary cost elements based on the definition of the chart of account.1.1.

Questions: Q: 1) Group your activity types into different categories or similar attributes for planning. A: 1. A: Activity Type Group 1.2. with cost centers as the lowest level. or one cost element for more than one activity type)? A: 1.Blueprint Questions . allocation and reporting purposes. do you need other alternative structure (groups) of cost centers (for planning. A: Q: 2) Since activity types are posted as secondary cost elements. headcount.2.1. 1.1.3.1.1. Questions: Statistical Key Figures Statistical Key Figures Q: 1) Which statistical key figures do you want to use for allocations and reporting (such as telephone units.4.Controlling A: 1. and so on)? A: Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 11 . allocation.2.1. have you specified the secondary cost elements to which you want to assign the activity type (one-to-one.3. and reporting purposes)? A: Cost Center Group Standard Hierarchy for Cost Centers 1.1.1.2.1.3.3. Questions: Q: 1) Take your corporate organizational structure and build a hierarchy according to levels of responsibilities. Do this by defining one or more measurable activity type(s) for each cost center. 1. Questions: Activity Type Activity Type Q: 1) Define the type of activity performed by each cost center.1. Questions: Q: 1) Besides the standard hierarchy.4.

investment orders. allocating and reporting business process costs. Questions: Internal Order Q: 1) What business criteria do you use to classify your internal orders (for example. A: 1.1. Questions: Q: 1) Define the standard hierarchie of processes for planning. Questions: Q: 1) Do you group your business processes alternatively by categories or similar attributes so that you can plan.1.3.Blueprint Questions .1. A: 1. enter. and so on)? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 12 .2. Questions: Statistical Key Figure Group Q: 1) Define groups of statistical key figures (such as the group for all headcount statistical figures). accrual orders.1.Controlling 1.1.5. 1. statistical orders. and allocate overhead costs on the basis of these? A: [ ]Yes [ ]No Comments: Q: A: Comments: 1. Questions: Business Process Business Process Q: 1) Do you want to define business processes across different areas of your organization and plan. overhead orders.1. 1.5.1.5.4.2. allocate and report on aggregated levels? A: Business Process Group Standard Hierarchy for Business Processes 2) Define your business processes (such as sales-order processing).6.5.

depreciation)? A: Q: 5) Which cost components should be part of the product's cost of goods manufactured in Profitability Analysis? A: Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 13 . should the real posting be on the cost center? A: 1. Questions: Product Cost Controlling Procurement Alternative Q: 1) Are you working with multiple supply sources (different vendors) or multiple production methods (in-house production and subcontracting) for the same material? A: 1. Q: 4) Do you require an alternative structure that breaks down the activity and process costs in accordance with their original costs (such as wages.2. marketing.)? A: Q: 3) Should some of the orders be used for information purposes only .that is. 1. energy.1.2.2. salaries. etc.Blueprint Questions .Controlling A: Q: 2) What are the types of orders that will be used in the controlling area (such as investments. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: Cost Component 1) Define the structure of your product cost components (40 cost components max)! 2) Which cost components should be part of the product`s standard price? 3) Define the calculation method for each cost component.2.

Blueprint Questions - Controlling 1.2.3.
Questions: Q: 1) If you are working with period-based controlling, do you want to have one cost collector for each production method or for each material? A:

Product Cost Collectors

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Material Ledger Data

Q: 1) Do you intend to value the material with more than one currency or valuation approach? What are those currencies/approaches? A: Q: 2) Do you want to make subsequent allocations of variances (from purchasing, production) for raw materials and materal produced in-house? A: Q: 3) Do you want to differentiate between procurement alternatives and manufacturing processes for your actual costs? A:

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Profitability Analysis
Characteristics
Characteristic Definition 1.3.1.1.

Questions: Q: 1) List the dimensions (characteristics) that you want to create contribution margin accounting for, according to your reporting requirements. A: 1.3.1.2. Questions: Q: 1) For the characteristics defined in the previous question, specify values (such as, regions: North, west, east, south) A: 1.3.1.3. Questions: Characteristic Derivation Characteristic Values

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Q: 1) List the terms (characteristics) that do not have master data, and state how they are dependent on other criteria. A: Q: A: 2) List the terms (characteristics) that are dependent on each other in a hierarchy.

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Value Fields
Definition of Value Fields

1) Define the report rows (value fields) that you wish to analyse.

Q: 2) Are you interested only in the revenues and costs that are directly related to product sales? A: Q: A: Q: 4) Do you also wish to see other income or expenditures that are not related to your regular business activity (e.g. product production or sales)? A: Q: 5) Decide which value fields can be posted as reconcilable with FI (true), and which are to be filled with accrual valuations. A: 3) Do you also wish to see other product-related overhead costs?

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Condition Types
Definition of Condition Types

Q: 1) Do you want information on accrued values for your result information, that are not defined as conditions in SD, or do you require user-defined condition types in CO-PA for planning purposes? A:

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2. Enterprise Controlling
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2.1.1.
Questions: Q: 1) Which requirements do you have for the creation and/or structure of your cons chart of accounts (US GAAP, IAS, HGB)? A: Q: 2) Should retained earnings be disclosed in the balance sheet or in the income statement? A: Comments: Q: 3) Should income statements be created using cost-of-sales accounting or period accounting? A: Comments: Q: 4) Do you summarize your operational accounts to group accounts (financial statement items)? A: Comments: Q: 5) If yes, do you summarize at the subsidiary level or at the corporate group level?

Consolidation
Consolidation Chart of Acounts / FS Item Hierarchy

A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: 7) Do you use an integration scenario? If so, you can transfer the FS items from a G/L chart of accounts or a financial statement version. A: Comments: 6) Do you require further freely definable classifications for your FS items?

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in addition to the standard subassignments? A: [ ]Yes [ ]No Comments: Q: A: Comments: 2) If yes how many and which characteristics? 2. asset history sheets.2.1.Blueprint Questions . ? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 17 . Questions: Custom Characteristics Q: 1) Do you need further custom characteristics. segment reports. equity aging reports.1. etc. Questions: Subitem Category Q: 1) Which standard subassignments would you like to use? What requirements do you have for group reporting later on. for example. A: Comments: 2.Controlling Q: 8) Define your selected items for posting financial statement imbalances and for posting deferred taxes. for both retained earnings carried forward as well as the balancing adjustment.4. Questions: Breakdown Categories Q: 1) How many breakdown categories can be derived from your reporting system? Which different details would you like to see withing a consolidation chart of accounts? A: Q: 2) Do you want to differentiate elimination differences between currency-related and other differences? A: [ ]Yes [ ]No Comments: 2.1.3.

2) How do you want to adapt the reference dates to be used as a planning proposal? Profit and Cost Planning Sales Planning Create Planning Proposal (with Sales Planning) Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 18 . what is the source and form of this data? A: Q: A: Q: A: 3) Do you use forecasting techniques in your planning process? If so.1. describe them. 1.5. Revenue and cost controlling 1.1.Controlling A: 2. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to structure your sales planning based on reference data? If so.1.1. B.1.1. Business processes 1.Blueprint Questions .1. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: Subitem 1) How do you want to define the subitems? 2) Which default values do you want to define for the characteristic value of subitems? 2. 1.6. Questions: Q: A: Sets (Namespace) 1) Define suitable name spaces for the sets you use.1.

1. Questions: Redefinition of Plan Version 1) Describe your planning process.1.2. Questions: Q: A: Cost and Activity Planning Copy Plan from Previous Year to Cost Center Planning 1) Describe your planning process.3. How do you plan cost centers? Q: 2) Do you want to create your cost center/activity plan based on the planned values of the previous year? (If so.3.1.2.1.1.1.Blueprint Questions . customer. Questions: Manual Sales Planning Q: 1) Which level of the hierarchy do you want to use for planning (for example.1.2. product group. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Do you want to create your cost center/activity plan based on the actual values of the previous year? (If so.2. what is the source of this data and in what form is it stored? A: 1. sales organization)? A: 1.Controlling 1. what is the source of this data and in what form is it stored? A: 1. 1. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 2) Do you want to transfer planned sales quantities from CO-PA to Production Planning? 1) Do you want to transfer plan sales quantities from CO-PA to LIS? Transfer of Planned Sales Quantities 1.1. product.2. How do you plan cost centers? Copy Actual Data to Cost Center Plan Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 19 .2.1.

2.2.Blueprint Questions .5. Questions: Q: A: 1. Questions: Transfer of Statistical Key Figures from LIS (Plan) 1) Comment on defining activity types by cost center Definition of Activity Type for Cost Center 1) Comment on activity type planning Activity Type Planning 1) Do you want to plan and control the budget of the order using availability checks? Order Budgeting Budget Planning Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 20 . Questions: Q: A: 1.1. Questions: Q: A: 1.2.1.8.9.1.2.1.2. Questions: Planning Revaluation Q: 1) Do you carry out revaluation (increases or decreases for certain cost elements in certain cost centers)? A: 1.7.Controlling Q: A: Q: A: 1) Describe your planning process.6.1. Questions: Q: 1) Does your organization use the type of budgeting described in the documentation field? A: 1.4.2. How do you plan cost centers? 2) Do you want to represent different planning scenarios in parallel? 1.1.

1.2.15. Questions: Q: 1) If you implementing the SAP R/3 production modules. do you want to transfer the results of personnel cost planningto Controlling (CO) as part of your planning for personnel expenses? A: 1. Questions: Q: 1) If you are also implementing SAP R/3 Human Resources. long-term planning. do you want to transfer the activity requirements from sales and operations planning (SOP). or MRP to Controlling (CO-ABC) as scheduled activities? A: 1. Questions: Q: 1) If you are implementing SAP R/3 manufacturing modules. which you want to use as a basis for allocations and reporting purposes? A: 1.12.Controlling Q: 1) Are statistical key figures kept in the logistics modules.1. or MRP to Controlling (CO-CCA) as the scheduled production activities? A: 1.1.1. Primary Cost Planning (Full Costs) Transfer of Scheduled Activity from PP to CO-OM-CCA Transfer of Scheduled Activity PP -> CO-ABC Transfer of Personnel Costs Transfer of Depreciation/Interest (Activity-Dependent) Transfer of Depreciation/Interest (Activity-Independent) Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 21 .2.2.Blueprint Questions . do you wish to transfer the results of the Asset Management depreciation simulation calculation as part of your planning in Controlling (CO) for depreciation expenses? A: 1. Questions: Q: 1) If you are also implementing SAP R/3 Asset Management (FI-AA).2.2.10.1. do you want to transfer activity requirements from sales & operations planning (SOP).1.2. Questions: Q: 1) If you are also implementing SAP R/3 Asset Management (FI-AA).13. do you wish to transfer the results of the Asset Management depreciation simulation calculation as part of your planning in Controlling (CO) for depreciation expenses? A: 1.11.14. long-term planning.

1.16. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to use integrated internal orders in cost center planning (such as repair orders. Questions: Q: 1) Which procedure do you use for manual planning of primary costs. such as HR or FI-AA? A: 1.1. marketing orders) and settle them to cost centers after planning at the cost element level? A: 1. Questions: Q: A: 1. Questions: Q: A: 1.2.2.2.20. Questions: Q: A: 1.Blueprint Questions ./Fixed) 1) Do you want to represent activity relationships between cost centers in your planning? Secondary Cost Planning (Full Costs) Primary Cost Planning (Prop.1.1.2.1.2.Controlling Questions: Q: 1) Which procedure do you use for manual planning of primary costs.21.17.18.2. Questions: Overall Planning (Order) 1) Do you want to plan costs at the cost element level on overhead cost orders? Cost Element Planning (Order) Cost Element Planning (Order with Integrated Planning) 1) Do you want to represent activity relationships between cost centers in your planning? Secondary Cost Planning (Prop.19. when you have costs that are not transferred from other modules. such as HR or FI-AA? A: 1. when you have costs that are not transferred from other modules./Fixed) Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 22 .1.

1. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to enter planning data in your planning for overhead cost orders.22. as well as the cost element information? A: 1. for example telephone units consumed.1. Questions: Q: 1) Do you periodically move costs from a project/cost center (such as telephone costs) to other projects/cost centers? A: Q: 2) Did you define the basis for these allocations (such as. Overhead Calculation (Business Process) Overhead Calculation (Cost Center) Process Cost Planning 1) Describe how accruals are planned for actual data.2.1. Questions: Q: 1) State how you want to transfer the plan values from Cost Center Accounting to your business processes. Cost Accrual .2.Blueprint Questions . percentage. Questions: Q: 1) Do you plan to allocate a certain type of costs/expenses to cost centers automatically using overhead rates? A: 1. independent of cost elements) on overhead cost orders? A: 1.2.25.1.1. Questions: Q: A: 1.2. A: 1.Controlling Q: 1) Do you want to plan overall costs (values only. statistical key figures.1.2.Plan Periodic Reposting of Plan Data Unit Costing (Order) Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 23 . and so on)? A: 1.27.2.24.23.26.

do you distribute overhead as a fixed percentage or based on the actual total costs? A: Comments: Q: 6) Describe in detail how each of these assignments is performed today in your organization.Blueprint Questions . applying a fixed percentage rate for recovery of overhead to material issues). 7) What postings do the assignments create? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 24 . A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: 8) Describe in detail how each of these allocations is performed today in your organization. Comments: Q: 4) List the different groups of costs/expenses (for example. A: Comments: Q: 5) For each assignment type.Controlling Questions: Q: 1) What costs is the cost estimate based on when you compute overhead for internal orders? A: Q: A: Q: 3) Will you perform automatic recovery of overheads on specific types of costs/expenses? A: [ ]Yes [ ]No 2) Specify the overhead rates.

others)? A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: 15) Will you perform automatic recovery of overheads on specific types of costs/expenses? A: [ ]Yes [ ]No 14) Define overhead rates. total WBS expense. do you distribute overhead as a fixed percentage or based on the actual total costs? A: Comments: Q: 11) If you use fixed percentages for assignments. direct labor expense.Controlling A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: 10) For each allocation category. what causes the overhead (for example.Blueprint Questions . 13) What postings do the assignments create? 9) Do you assign overhead expenses to projects? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 25 . how do you handle remaining variances? A: Comments: Q: 12) For each of these assignments. labor hours.

Blueprint Questions . 18) Do you want to add a percentage for overhead to the production cost collector? 16) Do you want to define a percentage for the overhead rate in the cost object? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 26 .Controlling Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: 17) Do you want to define automatic allocation using overhead rates for a certain type of costs/expenses on orders? A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: 21) Do you want to define automatic allocation using overhead rates for a certain type of costs/expenses on orders? A: Comments: Q: 22) List the different groups of costs/expenses (for example. applying a fixed percentage rate for recovery of overhead to material issues). A: Comments: 20) Do you perform automatic overhead allocation for specific types of costs/expenses? 19) Define overhead rates.

Blueprint Questions . (Detailed calculation can affect system performance.) A: Comments: Q: 28) Do you calculate overhead for all objects at once or individually for each object.) A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: A: 30) Is overhead calculated for your projects? 29) Do you have a specific plan version when you calculate overhead? 26) How often do you calculate your planned overhead? 24) What costs are the overhead rates based on? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 27 .Controlling Q: 23) Do you plan to allocate a certain type of costs/expenses to cost centers automatically using overhead rates? A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: 25) Are there any overhead expenses that are not calculated with reference to the production order but are to be assigned directly to the sales order? A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: 27) Who is responsible for reconciling the run? (This person will be responsible for running/monitoring planned overhead.

A: Comments: Q: 33) Do you include sales and marketing and general and administrative costs in your overhead calculation? A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: 38) Do you calculate overhead on materials/labor? 37) Do you have different overhead costs for each business unit? 36) Do you have project-type-specific overhead calculations? 35) Do you process actual overhead on a project by project basis or overall? 34) Do you reconcile planned and actual overhead? 31) Is the planned overhead the same as the actual overhead? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 28 .Controlling Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: 32) Describe how you calculate overhead for (1) direct costs (2) indirect costs (3) fixed costs (4) variable costs).Blueprint Questions .

Controlling A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: 43) Is the basis for overhead planned costs the same as the basis for actual overhead costs? A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: 45) How often do you calculate overhead costs? 44) What is the formula/schema for applying overhead costs? 42) What is the basis for the overhead costs? 41) Is the calculation dependent on time periods? 40) Do you calculate percentage overhead? 39) At what level of detail do you plan for overhead? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 29 .Blueprint Questions .

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Q: A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: 48) Who is responsible for overhead costs? (This person is responsible for running the overhead calculation.) A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: 1.1.2.28. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to define automatic allocation using overhead rates for a certain type of costs/expenses on orders? A: Q: 2) List the different groups of costs/expenses (for example, applying a fixed percentage rate for recovery of overhead to material issues). A: Q: A: 1.1.2.29. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to distribute costs from a cost center or a cost center group to CO objects (cost center, orders, WBS element), and keep the orginal cost element from the sender in the receiver object? Plan Cost Distribution 3) What costs are the overhead rates based on? Overhead Calculation (Overhead Cost Order) 49) Do you evaluate interest charges throughout the project hierarchy? 47) Does the basis for the overhead costs change during the lifecycle of the project? 46) To which accounts/cost elements are the overhead costs posted?

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A: Q: 2) Did you define the basis for these allocations (such as, percentage, statistical key figures, for example telephone units consumed, and so on)? A: 1.1.2.30. Questions: Q: 1) Do you collect costs/expenses on an internal order that you want represented on a cost center? A: Q: 2) If so, do you want to be able to see the costs of the cost center (settlement under the original cost element)? A: Q: 3) Or do you want to summarize/aggregate the costs on the cost center (using one or more secondary settlement cost elements)? A: 1.1.2.31. Questions: Q: 1) Do you allocation costs from one cost cente / group from cost centers to other CO objects (cost centers, orders, WBS elements) by summarizing the original cost elements from the sender cost center(s) into one secondary assessement cost element? A: Q: 2) Did you define the basis for these allocations (such as, percentage, statistical key figures, for example telephone units consumed, and so on)? A: 1.1.2.32. Questions: Q: 1) Do you need to reconcile the demand for scheduled labour hours (activity types) with the available capacity? A: 1.1.2.33. Splitting Plan Reconciliation Plan Cost Assessment Settlement of Overhead Cost Orders (Planning Data)

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Questions: Q: 1) Do you have cases/situations where a cost element in cost center planning is related to more than one activity (activity type)? If so, see to it that the activity-independent planned costs are split to the activity types before you calculate the prices. A: Q: A: 1.1.2.34. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to calculate the planned price automatically or iteratively by dividing the planned costs for a cost center/activity type by the planned activity quantities (or capacities)? A: Q: 2) Do you want to calculate planned prices automatically/iteratively for Activity-Based Costing by dividing the costs planned for the business process by the planned process quantity? A: Q: 3) Do you want to display partial cost rates (primary cost split) for the planned prices that were calculated automatically/iteratively? A: Planned Price Calculation 2) Define rules for the split.

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Questions:

Standard Cost Estimate

Q: 1) What types of costing do you want to use (adjusted standard, monthly, inventory, and so on)? A: 1.1.3.1. Questions: Q: 1) Did you check if all the source data from other modules is available for calculating the production costs? A: Preparation for Costing

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1. routings.Blueprint Questions .2. external activities.Controlling Q: 2) Which prices will you use for materials. Questions: Q: 1) Do you plan your product costs using bills of material (BOM). and subcontracting? A: Q: 3) How do you want to allocate overhead in costing: using overhead rates or activitybased costing. or both? A: 1. or dependencies? A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: 5) Do you want to analyze CGM broken down according to the organizational units involved in the value-added process? A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: 8) Do you want to break down your cost of goods manufactured into primary costs? 7) Do you need to plan costs in multiple currencies? 6) Do you plan product costs centrally or independently by plant? 4) Do you plan products that use materials belonging to another plant? 3) Do you subcontract any of your manufacturing activities? 2) Do you plan the costs for externally procured materials using purchasing info records? Standard Cost Estimate with Quantity Structure Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 33 .3. internal activities.

where are you getting the quantity information required for costing? A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: 4) Do you want to analyze CGM broken down according to the organizational units involved in the value-added process? A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: 1.Controlling Q: 9) If you are using mixed costing. Questions: Q: 1) Since you are calculating your product costs without access to SAP quantity structure data. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) What rules are used to apportion the costs to the co-products? 1) Do you have production processes that ever yield multiple products? Standard Cost Estimate for Co-Products 7) Do you want to break down your cost of goods manufactured into primary costs? 6) Do you need to plan costs in multiple currencies? 5) Do you plan product costs centrally or independently by plant? 3) Do you plan products that use materials belonging to another plant? 2) Do you subcontract any of your manufacturing activities? Standard Cost Estimate Without Quantity Structure Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 34 .4.Blueprint Questions .3.3. what proportions of the individual procurement alternatives/manufacturing processes should be used as a basis for costing? A: 1.1.1.3.

4.4.3. what is the source of this data and in what form is it available? A: 1. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Do you want to base your Profit Center Planning on the previous year's actual values? If yes. commercial prices. and so on in MM (without stock revaluation)? A: Price Release with Standard Cost Estimate 1.Controlling A: 1. what is the source of this data and in what form is it available? A: 1.3. How do you plan the Profit Center? Q: 2) Do you want to base your Profit Center Planning on the previous year's plan values? If yes. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to update your standard product costs as the standard prices in MM (with stock revaluation)? A: Q: 2) Do you want to update your product costs calculate using other cost estimates as planned prices.1. How do you plan the Profit Center? Excel Upload -> Profit Center Planning 1) Describe your planning processor.4.2. How do you plan the Profit Center? Copy Actual Costs to Profit Center Planning Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 35 .1. Questions: Q: A: Profit Center Planning Copy Plan from Previous Year to Profit Center Planning 1) Describe your planning processor. 1.Blueprint Questions .1. Questions: Q: A: 1) Describe your planning processor.1.1.4.1.5.

1.4. Manual Profit Center Planning Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 36 . Questions: Q: 1) Do you carry out distributions from one profit center to another profit center (which possibly belongs to another company code) within the same controlling area? A: 1.1.4.7. Questions: Q: A: 1. Questions: Q: 1) Do you assess values from one profit center to another within a controlling area when the profit centers are not assigned to the same company code? Plan Profit Center Assessment Plan Profit Center Distribution 1) Describe your process for manual profit center planning. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: 1.8.4.1.4.4.Controlling Q: A: 2) Is your plan data available on an external medium? 1.4. Questions: Redefinition of Plan Version (Profit Center Planning) 1) Describe your planning processor.1.Blueprint Questions .6.5. How do you plan the Profit Center? 2) Do you want to represent different planning scenarios in parallel? 3) Which plan versions should be transferred (integrated) from other applications? Plan Integration of Profit Centers Q: 1) Do you want to transfer plan data to PCA from other applications? From which application(s)? A: Comments: 1.1.

Questions: Q: 1) Which level of the hierarchy do you want to use for planning (for example.5.5. Questions: Q: A: Profit Planning Valuation of Sales Planning 1) Do you want to use cost of goods manufactured for valuation of your sales quantities? Q: 2) Do you want to calculate revenues and sales deductions using price determination in SD. what is the source and form of this data? A: Q: A: Q: A: 1.3. sales organization)? A: Q: 2) How do you want the planning screens to look? Manual Profit Planning 3) Do you use forecasting techniques in your planning process? If so. describe them.Blueprint Questions .5.5. customer. product. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to structure your sales planning based on reference data? If so.1.1. 1. or conditions in CO-PA? A: Q: 3) Do you want to valuate your sales quantities using average values (rates) from the past? A: 1.1.2.Controlling A: 1. product group. 2) How do you want to adapt the reference dates to be used as a planning proposal? Creation of Planning Proposal (Without Sales Planning) Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 37 .1.1.

5.1. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to transfer the plan process costs to profitability analysis? ales.5.5.1.1. Questions: Q: A: 1. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Which level do you want to plan these costs on (using the step-by-step principles of analysis of fixed-cost allocation)? A: Q: 3) Which allocation methods do you reqiure for transferring planned cost center costs to profitability analysis? A: 1.1. and development costs)? A: Q: 2) Which level do you want to plan these costs on (using the step-by-step principles of analysis of fixed-cost allocation)? A: Q: 3) Which allocation methods do you require for transferring the planned process costs to profitability analysis? A: 1.7.5.Controlling A: 1.4. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to transfer the projects to profitability analysis? Project Settlement 1) Do you want to transfer the order planning to profitability analysis? Settlement of Overhead Cost Orders (Planning Data) 1) Do you want to transfer the planned cost center costs to profitability analysis? Planned Allocation Cost Center Costs to Profitability Analysis Planned Allocation of Process Costs to Profitability Analysis Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 38 .5.Blueprint Questions .6.

A: Q: A: 1.2.Controlling A: 1. Questions: Actual Cost/Revenue Allocation Overhead Allocation Direct Activity Assignment Using Time Sheet Processing 1) Do you base direct activity allocation to CO objects on this data? 2) How do employees record their working time (time.2. detail.2.1.1. 1. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 1. employee hours by cost center)? 2) How often does this transfer take place (daily.1.1. 1. medium/system)? Time Sheet Permit Q: 1) Explain the permit procedure for working time or recording of activity allocation for your employees.Blueprint Questions .2.1. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to transfer recorded activity allocations to Controlling using the time sheet? A: [ ]Yes [ ]No Transfer Time Sheet Data to CO 2) How many employees does the person responsible for approval manage? Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: 3) Which time sheet-based reports do you require (for example. weekly and so on)? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 39 .2.3.2. employee utilization.

5. create report variants.4. Questions: Transfer of Primary Costs to Cost Center/Order 2) Describe your direct activity allocation processes.1. Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 40 .2.Controlling A: Comments: 1. and so on) by valuating the added quantity with a price? A: [ ]Yes [ ]No Direct Activity Allocation (Controlling) 1) Do you need to see days that have not timesheet entries? Time Sheet Report Comments: Q: A: Comments: 1. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to allocate costs manually from a sender cost center to a receiver (internal order. do see the days on which personnel enter more than a defined number of hours? A: Q: 3) Do you have to see the employee name in the documents for the receiving component? A: Q: 4) Do different roles need to see different timesheet information? (If yes.2.2. cost center.) A: 1.Blueprint Questions .1.6.1. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Do you need an evaluation.

1.2. or activity allocation? A: Manual Cost Allocation Manual Funds Reduction Manual Funds Reservation 1.Blueprint Questions .1.3.8. A: 1.1.2.3.1.2.2.2. 1.Controlling Q: 1) Create a matrix that contains the primary cost elements derived from the chart of accounts in the rows. order).2. do you want to enter other data which is not transferred by the integration of EC-PCA? A: 1. Questions: Q: 1) When you use manual funds reservation. do you want to display manual funds reservation (manual commitments) for expected expenses.1. without using the usual tools for distribution.2.2. 1. and assign these to the possible account assignment objects (cost center.2.3.9.2. describe the reduction process for the manual commitment. assessment.2. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to allocate certain (primary and/or secondary) cost elements manually. Questions: Q: 1) For your organization. Questions: Q: A: Product Cost Allocation Simultaneous Costing 1) Comment on simultaneous costing 1. A: 1.7. Questions: Actual Transfer of Additional Balance Sheet Items to EC-PCA Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 41 . where you cannot yet foresee how they are incurred? A: 1. Questions: Profit Center Allocation Document Entry in the Profit Center Invoice Q: 1) In Profit Center Accounting.

2.4. Questions: Cost and Revenue Allocation to Profitability Analysis Transfer and Valuation of Incoming Sales Orders Q: 1) Do you want to transfer the sales order receipt to profitability analysis? Which period do you want to show the sales order result in? A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: 4) Do you want the update to Profitability Analysis of both the sales deductions and the cost component split for cost of goods manufactured to be transaction-based? A: 1.3. 1. Questions: Q: 1) In Profit Center Accounting.Controlling Q: 1) Besides the balance sheet items transferred at period end. Questions: Q: 1) Which report rows (value fields) should the conditions in the billing documents be assigned to? A: Q: A: 2) Which values are to be used in valuation in addition to the conditions in SD? Transfer and Valuation of Billing Documents (Direct Sale) 3) Which values are to be used in valuation in addition to the conditions in SD? 2) Which report rows (value fields) are to be assigned to the sales order conditions? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 42 . which ones? A: 1.Blueprint Questions .1.2.4. (see period end closing Profit Center Accounting) do you wish to transfer other B/S items transaction-based? If yes. do you want to enter other statistical key figures which are not transferred by the integration of EC-PCA? A: Manual Entry of Statistical Key Figures 1.3.2.2.4.2.

4.4. Questions: Q: 1) Which report rows (value fields) should the conditions in the billing documents be assigned to? A: Q: 2) Which values are to be used in valuation in addition to the conditions in SD? Transfer and Valuation of Billing Documents (Intercompany Processing) 5) Comments 4) Do you want to compare the accrued values in CO-PA against the actual values? 2) Which values are to be used in valuation in addition to the conditions in SD? Transfer and Valuation of Billing Documents (Third-Party Transaction) 4) Do you want to compare the accrued values in CO-PA against the actual values? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 43 .Blueprint Questions .2.Controlling Q: 3) Do you want the update to Profitability Analysis of both the sales deductions and the cost component split for cost of goods manufactured to be transaction-based? A: Q: A: 1.3. Questions: Q: 1) Which report rows (value fields) should the conditions in the billing documents be assigned to? A: Q: A: Q: 3) Do you want the update to Profitability Analysis of both the sales deductions and the cost component split for cost of goods manufactured to be transaction-based? A: Q: A: Q: A: 1.4.2.

4.7.4. Questions: Q: 1) Do all your revenue and sales deduction postings come in from the Sales and Distribution component. Questions: Q: 1) How should credit memos.8. and free deliveries be shown in Profitability Analysis? A: Q: 2) Which report rows (value fields) should the conditions in the billing documents be assigned to? A: Q: A: 1.Blueprint Questions . Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to transfer customer arrangements to Profitability Analysis as passive budget checks? A: 1. or are there additional postings to those categories that originate in the General Ledger? A: Q: 2) At which level (characteristics) do you want to post those entries to Profitability Analysis? Which cost elements should be transferred to which value fields? A: 1.4. or are there additional postings to those categories that originate in the General Ledger? Automatic Additional Transfer into Profitability Analysis Direct Posting of Special Direct Costs and Revenues Transfer of Customer Agreements to Profitability Analysis 3) Which values are to be used in valuation in addition to the conditions in SD? Transfer and Valuation of Billing Documents (Complaints Processing) Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 44 .5. Questions: Q: 1) Do all your revenue and sales deduction postings come in from the Sales and Distribution component.2.2.6.2.4.Controlling A: 1.2. returns.

Controlling A: Q: 2) At which level (characteristics) do you want to post those entries to Profitability Analysis? Which cost elements should be transferred to which value fields? A: Q: 3) Create a matrix that contains the primary cost and revenue elements derived from the chart of accounts in the rows. Method) Questions: Q: A: 1. Period-End Closing (Controlling) Period-End Closing in Overhead Cost Controlling Actual Periodic Reposting 1.1. Method) Questions: Q: 1) Describe how accruals are planned for actual data.3.3.3. and so on)? A: 1. Questions: Q: 1) Do you periodically move costs from a project/cost center (such as telephone costs) to other projects/cost centers? A: Q: 2) Did you define the basis for these allocations (such as. statistical key figures.1.1. A: 1.3.1. percentage.3. Accrual Calculation in Cost Center Accounting (Target = Actual Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 45 . 1.Blueprint Questions .1. for example telephone units consumed. and assign these to the possible account assignment objects (combinations of characteristics in CO-PA). Accrual Calculation in Cost Center Accounting (Percentage 1) Describe how accruals are planned for actual data. A: Q: 4) Decide which automatic postings from FI or MM should be transferred into Profitability Analysis automatically.3.2.

8.1. percentage.5.1. for example telephone units consumed.3. are you able to measure and post the activities on the sender cost center that are to be allocated? A: [ ]Yes [ ]No Entry of Sender Activities Actual Cost Distribution Comments: 1. and so on)? A: 1. and keep the orginal cost element from the sender in the receiver object? A: Q: 2) Did you define the basis for these allocations (such as.1. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to distribute costs from a cost center or a cost center group to CO objects (cost center.6. Questions: Overhead Calculation (Overhead Cost Order) 2) Which factors influence the amount of costs to be allocated? 1) Do you have process costs that you want to allocate to overhead cost orders? Template Allocation (Overhead Cost Order) Target=Actual Activity Allocation Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 46 . Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 1.4.Controlling A: 1.3. statistical key figures. orders. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to have the system automatically calculate the actual activity input of primary cost centers (receivers) from secondary cost centers (senders) on the basis of the operating level and the planned activity input of the receiver cost center? A: 1.1.Blueprint Questions . WBS element).3.7. Questions: Q: 1) When you use indirect activity allocation (manual entry).3.3.1.

or equivalence number) and under which cost elements (original cost element or settlement cost element) should settlement be made? A: 1.3.Controlling Q: 1) Do you want to define automatic allocation using overhead rates for a certain type of costs/expenses on orders? A: Q: 2) List the different groups of costs/expenses (for example. applying a fixed percentage rate for recovery of overhead to material issues).3.3. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) To which receivers.1. A: Q: A: 1. amount.9.1. amount. Questions: Q: 1) Do you allocation costs from one cost cente / group from cost centers to other CO objects (cost centers.Blueprint Questions . at which rates (percentage. at which rates (percentage. WBS elements) by summarizing the original cost elements from the sender cost center(s) into one secondary assessement cost element? A: Actual Cost Assessment 1) Which order types should be settled? Settlement of Accrual Orders 1) Which order types should be settled? Settlement of Overhead Orders (Actual Data) 3) What costs are the overhead rates based on? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 47 .1. orders.10.11. or equivalence number) and under which cost elements (original cost element or settlement cost element) should settlement be made? A: 1. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) To which receivers.

Questions: Q: 1) What costs is the cost estimate based on when you compute overhead for internal orders? A: Q: A: Q: 3) Will you perform automatic recovery of overheads on specific types of costs/expenses? A: [ ]Yes [ ]No 2) Specify the overhead rates. applying a fixed percentage rate for recovery of overhead to material issues).Controlling Q: 2) Did you define the basis for these allocations (such as. percentage. A: Comments: Q: 7) What postings do the assignments create? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 48 .1. A: Comments: Q: 5) For each assignment type.Blueprint Questions . do you distribute overhead as a fixed percentage or based on the actual total costs? A: Comments: Q: 6) Describe in detail how each of these assignments is performed today in your organization. and so on)? A: 1. Overhead Calculation (Business Process) Comments: Q: 4) List the different groups of costs/expenses (for example. statistical key figures. for example telephone units consumed.3.12.

13) What postings do the assignments create? 9) Do you assign overhead expenses to projects? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 49 . others)? A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: A: 14) Define overhead rates. how do you handle remaining variances? A: Comments: Q: 12) For each of these assignments. total WBS expense. A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: 10) For each allocation category. what causes the overhead (for example.Blueprint Questions . do you distribute overhead as a fixed percentage or based on the actual total costs? A: Comments: Q: 11) If you use fixed percentages for assignments.Controlling A: Comments: Q: 8) Describe in detail how each of these allocations is performed today in your organization. direct labor expense. labor hours.

Controlling Comments: Q: 15) Will you perform automatic recovery of overheads on specific types of costs/expenses? A: [ ]Yes [ ]No Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: 17) Do you want to define automatic allocation using overhead rates for a certain type of costs/expenses on orders? A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: 21) Do you want to define automatic allocation using overhead rates for a certain type of costs/expenses on orders? A: Comments: 20) Do you perform automatic overhead allocation for specific types of costs/expenses? 19) Define overhead rates.Blueprint Questions . 18) Do you want to add a percentage for overhead to the production cost collector? 16) Do you want to define a percentage for the overhead rate in the cost object? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 50 .

applying a fixed percentage rate for recovery of overhead to material issues).Controlling Q: 22) List the different groups of costs/expenses (for example.Blueprint Questions . (Detailed calculation can affect system performance.) A: Comments: Q: 29) Do you have a specific plan version when you calculate overhead? 26) How often do you calculate your planned overhead? 24) What costs are the overhead rates based on? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 51 .) A: Comments: Q: 28) Do you calculate overhead for all objects at once or individually for each object. A: Comments: Q: 23) Do you plan to allocate a certain type of costs/expenses to cost centers automatically using overhead rates? A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: 25) Are there any overhead expenses that are not calculated with reference to the production order but are to be assigned directly to the sales order? A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: 27) Who is responsible for reconciling the run? (This person will be responsible for running/monitoring planned overhead.

Blueprint Questions .Controlling A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: 32) Describe how you calculate overhead for (1) direct costs (2) indirect costs (3) fixed costs (4) variable costs). A: Comments: Q: 33) Do you include sales and marketing and general and administrative costs in your overhead calculation? A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: 36) Do you have project-type-specific overhead calculations? 35) Do you process actual overhead on a project by project basis or overall? 34) Do you reconcile planned and actual overhead? 31) Is the planned overhead the same as the actual overhead? 30) Is overhead calculated for your projects? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 52 .

Blueprint Questions .Controlling Q: A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: 43) Is the basis for overhead planned costs the same as the basis for actual overhead costs? A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: 44) What is the formula/schema for applying overhead costs? 42) What is the basis for the overhead costs? 41) Is the calculation dependent on time periods? 40) Do you calculate percentage overhead? 39) At what level of detail do you plan for overhead? 38) Do you calculate overhead on materials/labor? 37) Do you have different overhead costs for each business unit? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 53 .

) A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: 1.3.1.3. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to predistribute fixed costs independent of the receiving cost center’s actual usage of resources? Predistribution of Fixed Costs 1) Do you want to display cost center variances by variance category? Variance Calculation for Overhead 49) Do you evaluate interest charges throughout the project hierarchy? 47) Does the basis for the overhead costs change during the lifecycle of the project? 46) To which accounts/cost elements are the overhead costs posted? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 54 .Controlling Q: A: 45) How often do you calculate overhead costs? Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: 48) Who is responsible for overhead costs? (This person is responsible for running the overhead calculation.14. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Do you want to allocate cost center variances subsequently to other cost centers/cost objects (using subsequent valaution with actual prices) or post them to Profitability Analysis? A: 1.1.Blueprint Questions .13.

percentage. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to calculate actual prices for Cost Center Accounting and / or ActivityBased Costing on an automatic or iterative basis? A: Q: A: Q: A: 1.17. average.3.1.3.15.19.1. statistical key figures.3.3. Questions: Q: A: 1. and so on)? A: 1.1. or aggregated prices? Actual Price Calculation 1) Comment on splitting Splitting Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 55 .1. Business Process Analysis Reconciliation Financial Accounting/Controlling 1) How do you want to organize subsequent valuation? (see documentation) Revaluation at Actual Prices 3) Do you want to set actual prices manually? 2) Do you want to represent actual prices as periodic.18.3.1. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Did you define the basis for these allocations (such as. for example telephone units consumed. Questions: Q: 1) Do you intend to allocate costs from one cost center/order of a company code to another cost center/order of another company code and represent this as an intercompany transaction in FI? A: 1.16.Controlling A: 1.Blueprint Questions .

2. Cost Center Analysis 1) Provide the consultant with your most critical business process reports.1. Questions: Q: A: Period-End Closing for Product Cost Controlling Template Allocation (Manufacturing Order) 1) Do you have process costs that you want to allocate to a production order? [ ]Yes [ ]No Comments: Q: A: Comments: 1.3.21.2.3. 1.20. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 2) Which factors influence the amount of costs to be allocated? 1) Do you have process costs that you want to allocate to a product cost collector? Template Allocation (Product Cost Collector) 2) Which factors influence the amount of costs to be allocated? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 56 .Blueprint Questions .Controlling Questions: Q: A: 1. order group analysis.2.2. A: Analysis of Overhead Orders 1) Provide the consultant with your most critical cost center reports. Questions: Q: A: 1. actual analysis.1. or detailed line item analysis.3. 1.1. such as plan/budget vs.3.3. Questions: Q: 1) Describe the critical factors for order analysis.

7. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to use the calculated target order costs as the basis for the distribution within the cost object hierarchy? A: 1.3. Questions: Q: A: 1. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 1. Questions: Q: A: 1) Do you have process costs that you want to allocate to a cost object? [ ]Yes [ ]No Template Allocation (Cost Object) Comments: Q: A: Comments: 1.3.2.4.2. Questions: Q: 1) Are there any overhead expenses that are not calculated with reference to the production order but are to be assigned directly to the sales order? A: Overhead Calculation (Sales Order) Actual Cost Distribution .Product Costs 1) How do you want to organize subsequent valuation? (see documentation) Revaluation at Actual Prices 2) Which factors influence the amount of costs to be allocated? 1) Do you have process costs that you want to allocate to a sales order? Template Allocation (Sales Order) 2) Which factors influence the amount of costs to be allocated? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 57 .2.2.3.5.2.3.6.Controlling 1.Blueprint Questions .3.3.

A: Q: A: 1. Questions: Overhead Calculation (Manufacturing Order) Q: 1) Do you want to define automatic allocation using overhead rates for a certain type of costs/expenses on orders? A: Q: 2) List the different groups of costs/expenses (for example.10. Distribution of Order Costs to Order Items 2) What costs are the overhead rates based on? 1) Do you want to define a percentage for the overhead rate in the cost object? Overhead Calculation (Cost Object) 3) What costs are the overhead rates based on? Overhead Calculation (Product Cost Collector) 3) What costs are the overhead rates based on? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 58 .3. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 1. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to define automatic allocation using overhead rates for a certain type of costs/expenses on orders? A: Q: 2) List the different groups of costs/expenses (for example.8.Blueprint Questions .11. A: Q: A: 1.3.2.2.3.Controlling 1.2. applying a fixed percentage rate for recovery of overhead to material issues).3.9. applying a fixed percentage rate for recovery of overhead to material issues).2.

specify how. Questions: Q: 1) How do you calculate WIP? WIP Calculation Based On Actual Costs 2) What rules are used to apportion the costs to the co-products? 1) Do you have production processes that ever yield multiple products? A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: 1. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to display the production variances by variance category? Variance Calculation Cumulated 1) How do you want to calculate the target costs for the subsequent WIP calculation? WIP Calculation Based on Target Costs 2) Determine the level of detail and the cost breakdown that you want for your WIP.2.3. Questions: Q: A: 1. Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 59 .3.Blueprint Questions .12.14.3.2.13.2.Controlling Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 1. A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: A: 3) Which cost estimates do you want to use as the basis for determining variances? 2) Do you want to calculate scrap? If so.

specify how. Comments: 1. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want all of the original cost elements for the production order to be transferred to the sales order? A: Q: A: 2) Do you want to summarize the costs using a secondary settlement cost element? [ ]Yes [ ]No Settlement of Manufacturing Order to Sales Order 3) How do you calculate the target costs for the valuation of scrap? 2) Do you want to calculate scrap? If so.Blueprint Questions . Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Note on transferring the price differences to FI or updating the factory activity to production orders: A: 1) Do you want to see your production variances in Profitability Analysis? Settlement of Manufacturing Order to Inventory Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 60 .3.17.15.3.2.16. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to display the production variances by variance category? Periodic Variance Calculation A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: 1.2.2.Controlling Comments: 1.3.

3.Blueprint Questions .3. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Note on transferring the price differences to FI or updating the factory activity to production orders: A: 1. goods in transit and reserves.21. How do you want to calculate these values? A: Comments: Q: 2) Define the level of detail and cost breakdown that you require for your cost of goods sold.3. Questions: Q: 1) If you are using results analysis.Controlling 1. what accounts would you like to post WIP and reserves to? A: 1. A: Comments: 1. how much cost and revenue detail would you like to see in Profitability Analysis? A: Q: 2) If you are working with results analysis.18.2.19.2.20. work in process (WIP).2.2. goods in transit and reserves. Price Update in Actual Costing Sales Order Settlement Results Analysis for Sales Orders 1) What account do you want to assign variances for your cost object hierarchy to? Settlement of Cost Object Hierarchy 1) Do you want to see your production variances in Profitability Analysis? Settlement of Product Cost Collector Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 61 .3.2. Questions: Q: 1) Results analysis calculates costs of goods sold.22.3. Questions: Q: A: 1. work in process (WIP).

Questions: Q: A: 1. Questions: Q: A: 1) Provide the consultant with your most critical product cost reports.23. Questions: Q: A: 1.3. Product Cost Analysis in Product Cost by Period 1) Provide the consultant with your most critical product cost reports.24.2.Blueprint Questions .25. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: Q: 3) Is this grouping and its requirements regarding product groups and material groups identical in Logistics? A: 1.26.3.2.2. Product Cost Analysis for Co-Products 1) Provide the consultant with your most critical product cost reports.2. Product Cost Analysis in Product Cost by Order 2) How do you want to group your materials for the summarized analysis? 1) How do you want to summarize product costs? Data Collection for Product Drilldown Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 62 .3.Controlling Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to transfer the period price to the material master and use it to revaluate inventory for the closed period? A: [ ]Yes [ ]No Comments: 1.3.

gains and balance sheet accounts from the profit centers to other profit centers for the end of period.4.3.1.2.3.3. Questions: Q: 1) Do you need to distribute revenues.3.3. 1.Blueprint Questions .3.3.Controlling 1.1. and simultaneously pass on the sender cost center or the balance sheet account to the receiver profit center? A: Q: 2) What is the basis for allocating these values? Period-End Closing for Profit Center Accounting Actual Profit Center Distribution A: Comments: Q: 3) Do you carry out distributions from one profit center to another profit center (which possibly belongs to another company code) within the same controlling area? A: Comments: 1. Questions: Period-End Closing for Profitability Analysis Settlement of Sales Orders Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 63 .4. and simultaneously pass on the sender cost center or the balance sheet account to the receiver profit center? A: Q: 2) What is the basis for allocating these values? Actual Profit Center Assessment A: Comments: Q: 3) Do you assess values from one profit center to another within a controlling area when the profit centers are not assigned to the same company code? A: Comments: 1. gains and balance sheet accounts from the profit centers to other profit centers for the end of period. 1. Questions: Q: 1) Do you need to distribute revenues.3.

5.4.4.3.3.2. Questions: Q: A: 1) Do you want to transfer the posted process costs to profitability analysis? Actual Allocation of Process Costs to Profitability Analysis 1) Do you want to transfer the projects to profitability analysis? Project Settlement 1) Do you want to transfer overhead cost orders to profitability analysis? Settlement of Overhead Orders (Actual Data) 2) In which value fields is each variance category to be updated? 1) Do you want to transfer production variances to profitability analysis? Settlement of Production Variances Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 64 . Questions: Q: A: 1. how much cost and revenue detail would you like to see in Profitability Analysis? A: Q: 3) If you are working with results analysis. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 1.3.4. Questions: Q: A: 1. what accounts would you like to post WIP and reserves to? A: 1.Blueprint Questions . A: Q: 2) If you are using results analysis. assign the cost elements charged to the sales orders to the relevant report lines (value fields).4.Controlling Q: 1) If your company is using the scenario of make-to-order production with product costing by sales order.4.3.3.

Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Which level do you want to plan these costs on (using the step-by-step principles of analysis of fixed-cost allocation)? A: Q: 3) Which allocation methods do you reqiure for transferring planned cost center costs to profitability analysis? A: 1. A: Q: 2) What are the calculated ratios? Analysis of Results and Contribution Margins 2) Which values (revenues.4.3. etc.4.Blueprint Questions .6. Questions: Q: 1) If you follow a top-down planning approach.8.) do you want to distribute? Actual Top-Down Distribution 1) Do you want to transfer the posted cost center costs to profitability analysis? Actual Allocation of Cost Center Costs to Profitability Analysis Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 65 . Questions: Q: 1) Determine the structure of the contribution margin scheme you want to report on in CO-PA.3.4.3.7. what is the lowest level at which you want so see your profitability/plan data? A: Q: A: 1.Controlling Q: 2) Which level do you want to plan these costs on (using the step-by-step principles of analysis of fixed-cost allocation)? A: Q: 3) Which allocation methods do you require for transferring the planned process costs to profitability analysis? A: 1.

1. Questions: Q: 1) Which level of the hierarchy do you want to use for planning (for example. Enterprise Controlling 2. A: 2.1. product group.Controlling A: Q: 3) Determine the hierarchical structures of the market segments you want to drill down to in reporting. 2. what is the source and form of this data? A: Q: A: Q: A: 2. customer.1.1.1. Transfer of Planned Sales Quantities 3) Which values (such as the quantity sold) do you want to distribute? Manual Sales Planning 3) Do you use forecasting techniques in your planning process? If so. product. 2. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to structure your sales planning based on reference data? If so.Blueprint Questions .1.1.2. what is the lowest level at which you want to see your profitability/plan data? A: Q: A: 2.1. sales organization)? A: Q: 2) If you follow a top-down planning approach. 2) How do you want to adapt the reference dates to be used as a planning proposal? Operational business planning Sales Planning Create Planning Proposal (with Sales Planning) Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 66 .1.3.1. describe them.

Blueprint Questions .2. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: Master planning Forecast 1) Which articles should be included in the forecast? 2) Do you stock seasonal merchandise? [ ]Yes [ ]No Comments: Q: 3) How do you handle promotion consumption in the forecast? A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: 5) How do you want to execute the forecast? 4) On which level do you maintain historical data (day/week/month)? A: Comments: Q: 6) What do you want to determine from the forecast? A: Comments: Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 67 .1.1. 2.Controlling Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 2) Do you want to transfer planned sales quantities from CO-PA to Production Planning? 1) Do you want to transfer plan sales quantities from CO-PA to LIS? 2.2.1.

Transfer of Results to Demand Management 5) Is capacity availability checked at this planning level? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 68 . weekly.1.1.2. monthly.2.2.3.Controlling Q: 7) How do you forecast new articles? A: Comments: Q: 8) Will you establish material forecasts (for example.Blueprint Questions . yearly) for your stock materials? A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: 2. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to carry out medium to long-term planning of sales and production quantities for your finished products? A: Q: 2) At what level do you want to carry out sales and operations planning? Standard SOP 9) Who processes the error messages for the forecast at your company? A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: 4) Which sources are used in determining sales quantities? 3) At what intervals do you want to carry out sales and operations planning? A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: 2.

5. Questions: Q: 1) Do you specify scenario description. and how is this defined? A: Q: A: 2. for example. time frame.Controlling Questions: Q: 1) How often are the results of Sales and Operations Planning transferred to Demand Management.1. the SD module is not used)? A: Comments: 2.1.2.2. Questions: Q: 1) Which planning strategies do you use to plan production quantities and dates? Demand management 2) Which strategies are used in the transfer of SOP results to Demand Management? A: Comments: Q: 2) How do you create your planned independent requirements? A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: 4) At which level do you want to maintain planned independent requirements? 3) Do you want to administer planned independent requirements in different versions? A: Comments: Q: 5) Do you also want to create customer requirements in demand management transactions (in case.4.Blueprint Questions . and plant for long term lot size production? Planning Scenario Processing Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 69 .

or that use up critical resources.Controlling A: Q: 2) Will you carry out scenario comparisons with other scenarios including the active version? A: Q: A: 2.Blueprint Questions . Questions: Q: 1) Should materials that affect the value added.2. be planned separately and not include planning of the dependent components? A: Q: 2) Should enterprise areas/organizational units (storage location.1.6. is only the finished product made-to-order or the dependent components as well? A: Q: A: Q: 7) Which MRP procedure is used to plan the material requirements (MRP type)? 6) Should planning be excluded from automatic changes in a specified period of time? 4) Should planning runs be carried out online or as background jobs? 3) In which time intervals are planning runs carried out? Master Production Scheduling . that is.Total Planning 3) What business process will you use to update the operative version? A: Comments: Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 70 . for example) within a plant be planned separately (MRP area)? A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: 5) Is a trace on all receipts/withdrawals and stocks for sales orders required.

Blueprint Questions . that is. A: Comments: Q: 12) Which procedure are you using for lot-size calculation? A: Comments: Q: 13) Is it necessary to represent planned orders as collective orders for the purpose of common scheduling? A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: 2.Controlling Q: 8) Should a planning time fence be used with material requirements planning? How should purchase requisitions be treated in this case? A: Comments: Q: 9) Which scope should the planning run have.7. which also determines the capacity requirements.1.2. Questions: Q: 1) Who is responsible for checking the results of requirements planning at your company? Master Production Scheduling .Evaluation 14) Are MRP lists required? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 71 . which type of planning run is required? A: Comments: Q: 10) How is the demand for externally procured materials met? A: Comments: Q: 11) Should only the basic dates be determined for the newly created planned orders or should an additional lead time scheduling be carried out.

1.2. which type of planning run is required? A: Comments: Q: 9) How is the demand for externally procured materials met? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 72 .Controlling A: 2. that is.8.Blueprint Questions . for example) within a plant be planned separately (MRP area)? A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: 4) Is a trace on all receipts/withdrawals and stocks for sales orders required. Questions: Q: 1) Should enterprise areas/organizational units (storage location. that is. is only the finished product made-to-order or the dependent components as well? A: Q: A: Q: 6) Which MRP procedure is used to plan the material requirements (MRP type)? 5) Should planning be excluded from automatic changes in a specified period of time? 3) Should planning runs be carried out online or as background jobs? 2) In which time intervals are planning runs carried out? Overall Material Requirements Planning A: Comments: Q: 7) Should a planning time fence be used with material requirements planning? How should purchase requisitions be treated in this case? A: Comments: Q: 8) Which scope should the planning run have.

Questions: Q: 1) Who is responsible for checking the results of requirements planning at your company? A: Material requirements planning .Controlling A: Comments: Q: 10) Should only the basic dates be determined for the newly created planned orders or should an additional lead time scheduling be carried out.2.1.1. Questions: Q: A: Cost and Activity Planning Copy Plan from Previous Year to Cost Center Planning 1) Describe your planning process.3. 2. A: Comments: Q: 11) Which procedure are you using for lot-size calculation? A: Comments: Q: 12) Is it necessary to represent planned orders as collective orders for the purpose of common scheduling? A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: 2.evaluation 13) Are MRP lists required? 2.9.3. which also determines the capacity requirements.1. How do you plan cost centers? Q: 2) Do you want to create your cost center/activity plan based on the planned values of the previous year? (If so.Blueprint Questions . what is the source of this data and in what form is it stored? A: Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 73 .1.

3. Questions: Q: A: Copy Actual Data to Cost Center Plan 1) Describe your planning process.Controlling 2. How do you plan cost centers? Q: 2) Do you want to create your cost center/activity plan based on the actual values of the previous year? (If so.1.2.5.4. Questions: Q: 1) Do you carry out revaluation (increases or decreases for certain cost elements in certain cost centers)? A: 2.3.3. what is the source of this data and in what form is it stored? A: 2. Questions: Q: A: 2.3.3. Activity Type Planning 1) Do you want to plan and control the budget of the order using availability checks? Order Budgeting Budget Planning Planning Revaluation 2) Do you want to represent different planning scenarios in parallel? 1) Describe your planning process.3. How do you plan cost centers? Redefinition of Plan Version Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 74 .3.1.1.7.1. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 2.6. Questions: Q: 1) Does your organization use the type of budgeting described in the documentation field? A: 2.1.Blueprint Questions .1.

1.3. Questions: Transfer of Scheduled Activity PP -> CO-ABC Transfer of Personnel Costs Transfer of Depreciation/Interest (Activity-Dependent) Transfer of Depreciation/Interest (Activity-Independent) Transfer of Statistical Key Figures from LIS (Plan) 1) Comment on defining activity types by cost center Definition of Activity Type for Cost Center 1) Comment on activity type planning Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 75 .9.1.3. Questions: Q: 1) If you are also implementing SAP R/3 Asset Management (FI-AA).3.1.12. Questions: Q: 1) If you are also implementing SAP R/3 Asset Management (FI-AA). Questions: Q: A: 2. which you want to use as a basis for allocations and reporting purposes? A: 2.Blueprint Questions . Questions: Q: 1) Are statistical key figures kept in the logistics modules.11.Controlling Questions: Q: A: 2.10.3.3.1.1.3. do you wish to transfer the results of the Asset Management depreciation simulation calculation as part of your planning in Controlling (CO) for depreciation expenses? A: 2.13.1. Questions: Q: 1) If you are also implementing SAP R/3 Human Resources.8. do you wish to transfer the results of the Asset Management depreciation simulation calculation as part of your planning in Controlling (CO) for depreciation expenses? A: 2. do you want to transfer the results of personnel cost planningto Controlling (CO) as part of your planning for personnel expenses? A: 2.

3.3./Fixed) 1) Do you want to represent activity relationships between cost centers in your planning? Secondary Cost Planning (Full Costs) Primary Cost Planning (Prop. when you have costs that are not transferred from other modules.Blueprint Questions .1. do you want to transfer activity requirements from sales & operations planning (SOP).3.1.1. do you want to transfer the activity requirements from sales and operations planning (SOP). long-term planning.1.3. Questions: Q: 1) Which procedure do you use for manual planning of primary costs.15. or MRP to Controlling (CO-CCA) as the scheduled production activities? A: 2. Questions: Q: A: 2.3.19.16.14. Questions: Q: 1) If you implementing the SAP R/3 production modules.1. such as HR or FI-AA? A: 2.17./Fixed) Primary Cost Planning (Full Costs) Transfer of Scheduled Activity from PP to CO-OM-CCA Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 76 .18. such as HR or FI-AA? A: 2. when you have costs that are not transferred from other modules. Questions: Q: 1) Which procedure do you use for manual planning of primary costs.Controlling Q: 1) If you are implementing SAP R/3 manufacturing modules. Questions: Cost Element Planning (Order with Integrated Planning) 1) Do you want to represent activity relationships between cost centers in your planning? Secondary Cost Planning (Prop.3.1. long-term planning. or MRP to Controlling (CO-ABC) as scheduled activities? A: 2. Questions: Q: A: 2.

3.Blueprint Questions . Process Cost Planning 1) Describe how accruals are planned for actual data. marketing orders) and settle them to cost centers after planning at the cost element level? A: 2. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to enter planning data in your planning for overhead cost orders. independent of cost elements) on overhead cost orders? A: 2.1. for example telephone units consumed.25.3. Questions: Q: A: 2.1.3.1. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to plan overall costs (values only.Controlling Q: 1) Do you want to use integrated internal orders in cost center planning (such as repair orders.23.3.1. statistical key figures. and so on)? A: 2.Plan Periodic Reposting of Plan Data Unit Costing (Order) Overall Planning (Order) 1) Do you want to plan costs at the cost element level on overhead cost orders? Cost Element Planning (Order) Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 77 .24. as well as the cost element information? A: 2.3.1.1.21.3. Questions: Q: 1) Do you periodically move costs from a project/cost center (such as telephone costs) to other projects/cost centers? A: Q: 2) Did you define the basis for these allocations (such as.22. Imputed Costs .20. percentage. Questions: Q: A: 2.

29. statistical key figures. A: Q: A: 2. percentage. for example telephone units consumed. A: 2.Controlling Questions: Q: 1) State how you want to transfer the plan values from Cost Center Accounting to your business processes. and so on)? A: 2.26.1.3. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to define automatic allocation using overhead rates for a certain type of costs/expenses on orders? A: Q: 2) List the different groups of costs/expenses (for example. orders. WBS element). Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to distribute costs from a cost center or a cost center group to CO objects (cost center.28.3.3. and keep the orginal cost element from the sender in the receiver object? A: Q: 2) Did you define the basis for these allocations (such as.1.27.1.Blueprint Questions . Questions: Q: 1) Do you plan to allocate a certain type of costs/expenses to cost centers automatically using overhead rates? A: 2.1. Questions: Settlement of Overhead Cost Orders (Planning Data) Plan Cost Distribution 3) What costs are the overhead rates based on? Overhead Calculation [Overhead Order] Overhead Calculation (Cost Center) Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 78 . applying a fixed percentage rate for recovery of overhead to material issues).3.

WBS elements) by summarizing the original cost elements from the sender cost center(s) into one secondary assessement cost element? A: Q: 2) Did you define the basis for these allocations (such as.Blueprint Questions . and so on)? A: 2. Questions: Q: 1) Do you need to reconcile the demand for scheduled labour hours (activity types) with the available capacity? A: 2. do you want to be able to see the costs of the cost center (settlement under the original cost element)? A: Q: 3) Or do you want to summarize/aggregate the costs on the cost center (using one or more secondary settlement cost elements)? A: Q: A: 2. see to it that the activity-independent planned costs are split to the activity types before you calculate the prices.30. Questions: Q: 1) Do you allocation costs from one cost cente / group from cost centers to other CO objects (cost centers.3. for example telephone units consumed. statistical key figures.1.Controlling Q: 1) Do you collect costs/expenses on an internal order that you want represented on a cost center? A: Q: 2) If so.3.1. Splitting Plan Reconciliation Plan Cost Assessment 4) Do you want to transfer the order planning to profitability analysis? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 79 .1. percentage. Questions: Q: 1) Do you have cases/situations where a cost element in cost center planning is related to more than one activity (activity type)? If so.31.3.32. orders.

4. and so on)? A: 2.33.Blueprint Questions .1. and so on)? A: 2. for example telephone units consumed. statistical key figures.1. Questions: Standard cost estimate Q: 1) What types of costing do you want to use (adjusted standard. percentage.1. Questions: Q: 1) Did you check if all the source data from other modules is available for calculating the production costs? Preparation for Costing Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 80 .Controlling A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: 4) Did you define the basis for these allocations (such as. inventory.3. monthly.1. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to calculate the planned price automatically or iteratively by dividing the planned costs for a cost center/activity type by the planned activity quantities (or capacities)? A: Q: 2) Do you want to calculate planned prices automatically/iteratively for Activity-Based Costing by dividing the costs planned for the business process by the planned process quantity? A: Q: 3) Do you want to display partial cost rates (primary cost split) for the planned prices that were calculated automatically/iteratively? A: Planned Price Calculation 3) Comment on splitting 2) Define rules for the split.4. 2.

4. Questions: Q: 1) Do you plan your product costs using bills of material (BOM). external activities.1.Blueprint Questions .2. or dependencies? A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: 5) Do you want to analyze CGM broken down according to the organizational units involved in the value-added process? A: Q: A: Q: A: 7) Do you need to plan costs in multiple currencies? 6) Do you plan product costs centrally or independently by plant? 4) Do you plan products that use materials belonging to another plant? 3) Do you subcontract any of your manufacturing activities? 2) Do you plan the costs for externally procured materials using purchasing info records? Standard Cost Estimate with Quantity Structure Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 81 .Controlling A: Q: 2) Which prices will you use for materials. and subcontracting? A: Q: 3) How do you want to allocate overhead in costing: using overhead rates or activitybased costing. routings. internal activities. or both? A: 2.

1. Questions: Q: 1) Do you plan your product costs using bills of material (BOM). where are you getting the quantity information required for costing? A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: 5) Do you want to analyze CGM broken down according to the organizational units involved in the value-added process? A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: 8) Do you want to break down your cost of goods manufactured into primary costs? 7) Do you need to plan costs in multiple currencies? 6) Do you plan product costs centrally or independently by plant? 4) Do you plan products that use materials belonging to another plant? 3) Do you subcontract any of your manufacturing activities? Standard Cost Estimate Without Quantity Structure 8) Do you want to break down your cost of goods manufactured into primary costs? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 82 . what proportions of the individual procurement alternatives/manufacturing processes should be used as a basis for costing? A: 2.3.Blueprint Questions .Controlling Q: A: Q: 9) If you are using mixed costing. or dependencies? A: Q: 2) Since you are calculating your product costs without access to SAP quantity structure data.4. routings.

Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to update your standard product costs as the standard prices in MM (with stock revaluation)? A: Q: 2) Do you want to update your product costs calculate using other cost estimates as planned prices. commercial prices.1.Blueprint Questions .1. what is the source of this data and in what form is it available? 1) Describe your planning processor.4. and so on in MM (without stock revaluation)? A: Price Release with Standard Cost Estimate 2) What rules are used to apportion the costs to the co-products? 1) Do you have production processes that ever yield multiple products? Standard Cost Estimate for Co-Products 2. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Do you want to base your Profit Center Planning on the previous year's actual values? If yes.Controlling 2.1. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 2.1.4.4. what is the source of this data and in what form is it available? A: 2.1. 2.5. How do you plan the Profit Center? Q: 2) Do you want to base your Profit Center Planning on the previous year's plan values? If yes.1.5.2. Questions: Q: A: Profit Center Planning Copy Plan from Previous Year to Profit Center Planning 1) Describe your planning processor. How do you plan the Profit Center? Copy Actual Costs to Profit Center Planning Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 83 .5.5.

5. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 2.5.5. Questions: Plan Profit Center Distribution 1) Describe your process for manual profit center planning. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: 2.1.Blueprint Questions .3.5.1.5.Controlling A: 2.1. Questions: Q: A: 2. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to transfer plan data to PCA from other applications? From which application(s)? A: Comments: 2. How do you plan the Profit Center? Redefinition of Plan Version (Profit Center Planning) 2) Is your plan data available on an external medium? 1) Describe your planning processor.1. Manual Profit Center Planning Plan Integration of Profit Centers 3) Which plan versions should be transferred (integrated) from other applications? 2) Do you want to represent different planning scenarios in parallel? 1) Describe your planning processor. How do you plan the Profit Center? Excel Upload -> Profit Center Planning Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 84 .1.7.5.4.6.

6.6.1. 2) How do you want to adapt the reference dates to be used as a planning proposal? Creation of Planning Proposal (Without Sales Planning) Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 85 .1.6.2.1.Controlling Q: 1) Do you carry out distributions from one profit center to another profit center (which possibly belongs to another company code) within the same controlling area? A: 2.1. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to structure your sales planning based on reference data? If so. what is the source and form of this data? A: Q: A: Q: A: 2. 2. describe them. or conditions in CO-PA? A: Q: 3) Do you want to valuate your sales quantities using average values (rates) from the past? A: 2.8.1.1.Blueprint Questions . Questions: Q: A: Profit Planning Valuation of Sales Planning 1) Do you want to use cost of goods manufactured for valuation of your sales quantities? Q: 2) Do you want to calculate revenues and sales deductions using price determination in SD. Manual Profit Planning 3) Do you use forecasting techniques in your planning process? If so.5.3.6. Questions: Q: 1) Do you assess values from one profit center to another within a controlling area when the profit centers are not assigned to the same company code? A: Plan Profit Center Assessment 2.

Settlement of Overhead Cost Orders (Planning Data) 1) Do you want to transfer the planned cost center costs to profitability analysis? Planned Allocation Cost Center Costs to Profitability Analysis Planned Allocation of Process Costs to Profitability Analysis 2) How do you want the planning screens to look? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 86 . customer.6. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Which level do you want to plan these costs on (using the step-by-step principles of analysis of fixed-cost allocation)? A: Q: 3) Which allocation methods do you reqiure for transferring planned cost center costs to profitability analysis? A: 2.6. and development costs)? A: Q: 2) Which level do you want to plan these costs on (using the step-by-step principles of analysis of fixed-cost allocation)? A: Q: 3) Which allocation methods do you require for transferring the planned process costs to profitability analysis? A: 2. product group.Controlling Questions: Q: 1) Which level of the hierarchy do you want to use for planning (for example.6.6. sales organization)? A: Q: A: 2.4. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to transfer the plan process costs to profitability analysis? ales.5. product.1.1.Blueprint Questions .1.

Questions: Strategic Business Planning Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 87 .6. Questions: Q: 1) Determine the structure of the contribution margin scheme you want to report on in CO-PA.1.Controlling Questions: Q: 1) Do you collect costs/expenses on an internal order that you want represented on a cost center? A: Q: 2) If so. A: 2) What are the calculated ratios? Analysis of Results And Contribution Margins 1) Do you want to transfer the projects to profitability analysis? Project Settlement 4) Do you want to transfer the order planning to profitability analysis? 2. Questions: Q: A: 2.Blueprint Questions .6.7.8. A: Q: A: Q: 3) Determine the hierarchical structures of the market segments you want to drill down to in reporting. do you want to be able to see the costs of the cost center (settlement under the original cost element)? A: Q: 3) Or do you want to summarize/aggregate the costs on the cost center (using one or more secondary settlement cost elements)? A: Q: A: 2.1.2.

Controlling Q: 1) What is the system landscape like: which SAP systems and non-SAP systems are in use? A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: 6) Which SAP system components and non-SAP system components are used for which business purposes? A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: 9) Is it possible to subdivide the scope in more than one evaluation area (with reference to their business context)? If yes. Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 88 . which ones are they? 3) For R/3 systems: Which Releases are used? 2) Describe your hardware structure. A: Q: A: Q: 11) What are the target groups for the evaluation areas to be mapped in the system? 10) Is it possible to prioritize these individual evaluation areas? 8) What level of detail do you want to display with Business Planning 7) At what stage is the reporting system for Business Planning? 5) Is there a multi-client concept? 4) Do you work with distributed systems? If yes. make a list of these evaluation areas.Blueprint Questions .

Blueprint Questions . Questions: Q: A: Data modeling 1) Analysis: What information is required in the previously identified evaluation areas? Q: 2) Which data sources (systems from the system landscape) function as plan data providers for the evaluation areas? A: Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 89 .1.Controlling A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: 19) How intensely could the available employees work on the project/subprojects? 18) What level of knowledge do the available employees have? 17) How many employees are available during the project? 16) How much consultation is required? At which stage? 15) What schedule are you working towards for completion of the sub-project(s)? 14) Which subprojects are planned? 13) Is it possible to use an interface tool .2.such as inSight? 12) How large is the expected data volume to be (per evaluation area)? 2.

2.Controlling Q: 3) Which characteristics (evaluation criteria) and basic key figures can be added to a data model for each evaluation area? A: Q: A: Q: 5) Which basic key figures are filled in with reference to which characteristics from which plan data sources? A: Q: 6) Which characteristic values should be allowed for the identified characteristics (master data)? A: 4) What relationship exists between the basic key figures and the characteristics? 2.3. Questions: Q: 1) If files are one of the sources of data transfers. 2.2.1. Questions: Basic settings Foreign currencies Q: 1) Do you intend to display several currencies in reporting and translate amounts into different target currencies? A: 2.Blueprint Questions .2.2.2.2. these can be defined here with logical file names.3.1.2. Questions: Data basis Characteristics Q: 1) Which characteristics (evaluation criteria) and basic key figures can be added to a data model for each evaluation area? A: Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 90 .2.2. A: File names 2. 2.

A: Q: 5) Which attributes do you want to use to navigate to the reports? Which attributes are specified for display only? A: Q: A: Q: 7) Can you/do you want to form groups of characteristic values? If yes. 6) Should currency/unit fields be used as display attributes? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 91 . make a list of them. A: Q: 3) Which characteristics do you want to use attributes for? Which characteristics should already be understood as attributes for other characteristics? A: Q: 4) For those objects that are dependent on each other. Questions: Q: 1) List all basic key figures from the data model which you have identified in the individual business evaluation areas for calculation of your plan figures.2.Controlling Q: 2) Name all characteristics from the data model which you would like to report on in the individual business evaluation areas. A: Q: 2) Can these basic key figures be transferred directly from the operational system and data sources.2.2. Aspect Basic key figures 8) List the characteristics for which no master data exists. or is it necessary to calculate them? A: 2. A: Q: A: 2. List them in a hierarchical structure.Blueprint Questions .3.3.3.

Questions: Q: 1) List all the key figures to be calculated from basic key figures. how? Calculated Key Figures Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 92 .3.Controlling Questions: Q: 1) Which of the characteristics. as well as their calculation formula. Transfer the basic key figures for the evaluatoin area to the same aspect. A: 2. A: Q: 2) Specify the aggregation with regard to structurally oriented characteristics and timebased characteristics (where appropriate with reference field. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Which combinations of characteristics should the comments be created with (also cross-aspect)? A: 2.2.Blueprint Questions . the number of decimal places and the scaling of the key figures) A: Q: A: 2.2.6.5. which were identified under "characteristics" for each valuation area. list them hierarchically). are highly selective? A: Q: 2) List the characteristics of an evaluation area in the order in which they were calculated and transfer them to the aspect in this order. (If possible.3.2.3. Questions: Q: A: 1) Which fiscal year variant(s) is/are valid for your aspects? Fixed Characteristics 1) Do you want to run comments for plan data? Comment tables 3) Do you want to group your key figures? If yes.4.

2.2.8. aggregated sections of the aspect dataset may have to be accessed? A: [ ]Yes [ ]No Comments: 2.3.3.Controlling Q: A: 2) How many data versions (for different plan variants) are required for each aspect? 2. Layouts Questions: Q: 1) Should/must currency translations be carried out for data acquisition and data conversion using aspect summarization/in the planning layout? A: Q: A: 2. Questions: Q: 1) Should plan data which is to be transferred to an aspect .2. Questions: Q: A: 2.2. Questions: Q: A: 2.Blueprint Questions .2.3.3. Questions: Summarization levels Q: 1) Is it likely that in some reports.7.11.3. how are these specified? Currency Translation Types for Data Transfer and Planning Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 93 .or which has already been posted .10.9.be made unaccessible for certain users? Data slices 1) Should plan data to be transferred to an aspect be subjected to a plausibility check? Validation 1) Does a set of rules exist to describe a constant valid relation between characteristics? Derivation 2) When you carry out currency translations.

2. Questions: Q: A: 1) Specify the comments which should be transferred. Master data 1) Are EC-EIS-Standard data-collection programs (from R/3 or R/2) applicable? Transaction data 1) Which transfer methods should be used for the data transfer? External Systems Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 94 . with regard to the named examples under the documentation.Controlling A: 2.2. Questions: Data transfer Q: 1) From which source systems and/or SAP R/3 applications do you want to transfer plan data to the aspects? A: 2. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) For data transfers from external systems (R/2. R/3 systems): Are the technical network connections set up at the hardware and operating system level? A: 2.4.1.2.4.3. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Specify the data exactly which should be transferred.4. Questions: Q: A: 2.4.2. Comments 1) Specify the master data which should be transferred.Blueprint Questions .4. A: 2.2.2.4.

File Transfer procedure Master Data Hierarchy 2.7.1.4.5.2. A: 2. comments) be started? A: 2.5.Blueprint Questions . Questions: Q: A: 2.4. indicate when you want to do this.2.2. Questions: Business Planning 1) Do you want to plan the aspect manually or automatically? Create planning layout Q: 1) Specify which characteristics and key figures you want to have displayed in an entry form and which key figures you want to plan in the same layout. Maintain planner profiles Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 95 . Questions: Q: 1) Have you filed master data hierarchies for specific characteristics in the form of files.5.4.2.Controlling 2.2. the contents of which you want to transfer for these characteristics? A: 2.2.2.4.8. Questions: Q: 1) Indicate whether or not you want to update report portfolio reports in the background. A: Control Report Portfolio 1) Specify the files that you want to import to EC-EIS by structure and transfer logic. master data hierarchies. Questions: Q: A: 2. and whether exceptions defined in the reports should be checked. planning data. If so. Questions: Q: 1) In which order should the data transfer runs (for master data.2.6.5.

Questions: Q: 1) Do you have certain keys. distribution keys or forecast profiles dependent on specific characteristic combinations? A: 2.2. Questions: Q: 1) When using the forecast to determine future values.2.5.5.5. Questions: Q: 1) Is there a combination of factors (in the form of a planning strategy) in your enterprise which must automatically be considered in certain planning runs? A: 2. Questions: Q: 1) In planning sessions.5.3. do you want to use certain revaluation factors. which ones are they? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 96 .2.Blueprint Questions . Questions: Q: 1) Are there certain aspect basic key figures for which percentage changes must automatically be considered in planning runs? A: 2. Questions: Maintain calculation formulas for basic key figures Object-Dependent Parameters Maintain weighting group Maintain forecast profiles Change Revaluation Factor Create Distribution Key 1) Can you distinguish special groups of planners and if yes.8.5. according to which plan data within your company is distributed according to periods? A: 2.5.2.2.4.6.Controlling Questions: Q: A: 2.7. do you want to weight previous periods with certain factors? A: 2.5.2.

6.6.7. 2.6.2.Controlling Q: 1) When generating plan data. other applications. Questions: Tools Conversion to Release 4.2. Questions: Q: A: 2.2. in Business Planning do you wish to allocate authorizations? A: Q: 3) Which employees work with the business planning a) as a user b) as an administrator? A: Q: 4) Is it possible to classify different user groups in Business Planning. are there basic key figures whose plan values result from formulas using other basic key figures and constants? A: 2.2.2.1.2.x? Authorization management Q: 1) For which aspect objects do you wish to allocate authorizations (aspects.7.1. 2. which? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 97 . transactions. and if so.7.2.0 1) Do you have to convert your system from a Release < 4. ABAPs) should be included in the tree? A: 2.0 to a Release 4. which reports (EC-EIS. characteristic values.Blueprint Questions . Questions: Information System Maintain Report Selection Q: 1) Should a report treee be created in EC-EIS? If so.2. key figures)? A: Q: 2) For which reports/forms/layouts/programs etc. Questions: Q: A: 1) Do you want to use MS-Winword to print your reports (from the report portfolio)? Print in MS Word for Windows 2.

6.Blueprint Questions .Controlling A: Q: 5) Which activities with reference to which objects should the authorizations (Profiles) of the user groups enable? A: 2.5.7. Questions: Q: 1) In EC-EIS do you want to transport used objects in a target system? Transport 1) Do comments or documents need to be reorganized? Data Data transfer 4) Are all modules and routines for handling master data functional? 2) Are objects of the aspect environment to be generated subsequently if necessary? 1) Which aspects should be visible in which clients? Data basis Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 98 . Questions: Q: 1) Should data be transferrable from aspect to aspect (with summarization where required)? A: 2.7. Questions: Q: A: 2.2.2.7.4.2.7. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: Q: 3) Is there possibly an inconsistency between the ABAP Dictionary and the Field Catalog? A: Q: A: 2.2.3.

hierarchy nodes.2. possibly using formula columns/rows/cells)? A: 2. Questions: Q: A: 2.8.5.8. Questions: Q: 1) Specify the global variables for characteristic values. Questions: Task Functions on Information System Reports 1) Which key figures should be analyzed by which characteristics.1.2.8.9.8.Blueprint Questions .9. 2.2.8.1. 2.3. Forms Q: 1) Are complex layouts required (descriptions of content and form of reports.4. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to use user group specific report portfolios as the interface for end users? A: Q: 2) Outline a hierarchical structure for this portfolio by specifying report classes where the reports can be stored.2. A: 2.2.8.2.2.2.Controlling A: 2.2. Questions: Q: A: 2. A: Report portfolio 1) Do you want to work with saved (frozen) report data (for performance reasons)? Report data Variables 2. hierarchies. formulas and texts which you want to use in various forms and reports. Task Functions on Tools Data (Tools) Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 99 .

Questions: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: 3) Is your master data also maintained in several languages? 2) Do you use your reporting multilingually? 1) Are forms. reports.2.3.9. saved report data or variant groups to be deleted? Information System 2) Do you want to delete data which has been transferred to the wrong aspect(s)? 1) Do you want to reduce the amount of data in your aspects by archiving? 2.Controlling Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 2.Blueprint Questions . Consolidation Questions: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: 4) Which consolidation types do you want to set? 3) Which languages must supported on the part of the system? 2) How is your group accounting organised? 1) Which tools were consolidated with up to now? A: Comments: Q: 5) How many consolidated financial statements do you want to create during a year? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 100 .2.

Blueprint Questions . and where? 7) How many consolidation units and consolidation groups are included? 6) Do you intend to consolidate different data categories? If yes. which ones? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 101 . which ones.Controlling A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: 8) How often do these hierarchies of consolidation groups change within your reporting timeframe? A: Comments: Q: 9) Which accounting principles do you adhere to when creating consolidated statements? A: Comments: Q: 10) Should income statements be created using cost-of-sales accounting or period accounting? A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: 12) In which form and at which dates do you collect the reported financial data from the individual companies? A: Comments: 11) Have you implemented SAP legacy systems .if yes.

which have to report in hard currency? A: Comments: Q: 19) Which consolidation functions do you use? 16) What is the extent of the consistency checks of your data at this time? A: Comments: Q: 20) Which accounting techniques do you use? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 102 .Controlling Q: A: 13) Are there differences with regard to the scope of reported data? Comments: Q: 14) Does the reported financial data have to be standardized for group-wide valuation rules? A: [ ]Yes [ ]No Comments: Q: A: 15) Do you have foreign companies? [ ]Yes [ ]No Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: 17) Do you have to create financial statements for subgroups in different reporting currencies? A: Comments: Q: 18) Are there subsidiaries/subgroups in high inflation countries.Blueprint Questions .

Blueprint Questions .Controlling A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: 25) How many employees are involved in the creation of the consolidated financial statements? A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: 27) Which demands are you making on the documentation and what are its aims? 26) How should the organisation of training measures take place? 24) How is your current organizational flow for creating consolidated statements? 23) How is your authorization concept currently designed? 22) Which tools do you use at the moment to create your reports? 21) How is your corporate reporting presently designed? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 103 .

3.3.Blueprint Questions . which ones? Creating Versions Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 104 .4.3.2.1.Controlling Q: A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: 31) Which resources can be available in terms of time frame and quantity? 30) What does your technical infra-structure / system availability look like? 29) Possible test scenarios? 28) What kind of an implementation strategy do you want to implement? 2.1. Questions: Q: Preparatory Work: General Creating Dimensions 1) Which consolidation types do you want to set? A: Comments: 2.1.3. Questions: Q: A: 2. Questions: Q: A: 2. 2.1.1.3.1.3. Definition of Ledgers 1) Do you receive reported data in currencies. which are not delivered in the standard? Check Currencies 1) Do you intend to consolidate different data categories? If yes.

logical file names. Definition of Consolidation Groups 4) Do you require additional attributes for your consolidation units? 3) Define suitable. Definition of Consolidation Units 1) In which currencies do you want to the reports generated. 1) Define the consolidation group according to your requirements.? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 105 . see the documentation.Controlling Questions: Q: A: 2.3. Questions: Q: 1) Determine the smallest units of your corporate structure which are to be used as the basis for a complete consolidation run.6.5.1.Blueprint Questions . A: Q: 2) In case the consolidation units are transferred from a file by flexible upload. A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: 5) In which form and at which dates do you collect the reported financial data from the individual companies? A: 2. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: 3) How many consolidated financial statements do you want to create during a year? 2) Create suitable hierarchies.3.1.

IAS.Controlling Q: A: Q: A: 2.1. HGB)? A: Q: 2) Should retained earnings be disclosed in the balance sheet or in the income statement? A: Comments: Q: 3) Should income statements be created using cost-of-sales accounting or period accounting? A: Comments: Q: 4) Do you summarize your operational accounts to group accounts (financial statement items)? A: Comments: Q: 5) If yes.Blueprint Questions . Hierarchy Questions: Q: 1) Which requirements do you have for the creation and/or structure of your cons chart of accounts (US GAAP.3. do you summarize at the subsidiary level or at the corporate group level? Definition of Cons Chart of Accounts / Cons Chart of Accounts 5) Comments for the transfer of consolidation groups by flexible upload from file 4) Comments to integrated consolidation types A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: 6) Do you require further freely definable classifications for your FS items? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 106 .7.

1. A: Comments: Q: 8) Define your selected items for posting financial statement imbalances and for posting deferred taxes.1.Controlling Q: 7) Do you use an integration scenario? If so.3. in addition to the standard subassignments? A: [ ]Yes [ ]No Definition of Custom Characteristics Comments: Q: A: Comments: 2.10. Questions: Definition of Subitem Categories 2) If yes how many and which characteristics? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 107 .3.8.3. you can transfer the FS items from a G/L chart of accounts or a financial statement version. A: Comments: 2. Questions: Q: 1) Do you need further custom characteristics. Questions: Q: 1) How many breakdown categories can be derived from your reporting system? Which different details would you like to see withing a consolidation chart of accounts? A: Q: 2) Do you want to differentiate elimination differences between currency-related and other differences? A: [ ]Yes [ ]No Definition of Breakdown Categories Comments: 2. for both retained earnings carried forward as well as the balancing adjustment.Blueprint Questions .1.9.

and where? 2.Controlling Q: 1) Which standard subassignments would you like to use? What requirements do you have for group reporting later on.3. Questions: Q: A: Preparatory Work: Production Administration of Authorizations 1) How is your authorization concept currently designed? Setting up Translation 1) Do you have foreign employees.3. Questions: Q: A: Preparatory Work: Integration 1) Have you implemented SAP legacy systems . who do not log onto the R/3-System in German? [ ]Yes [ ]No Comments: Q: A: 2) Have you translated your reports into the required languages? [ ]Yes [ ]No Comments: Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 108 .3.3.2. 2. etc.if yes. segment reports. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 2) Which default values do you want to define for the characteristic value of subitems? 1) How do you want to define the subitems? Definition of Subitems 2.3. Questions: Q: A: 2. asset history sheets. for example.11.3.2.3. equity aging reports.3.1.1.Blueprint Questions . which ones. ? A: 2.

consolidation units and groups .3.reports A: [ ]Yes [ ]No Comments: 2.Controlling Q: 3) Have you checked which language versions you need for: . Questions: Q: Processes of the Consolidation Monitor 1) Which consolidation functions do you use? A: Comments: 2.messages (e.5.4.3.FS items/subassignments .4. Questions: Q: 1) Have you activated the maintenance of acquisition and divestiture subitems in the subitem categories for transaction types? A: [ ]Yes [ ]No Preparation of Consolidation Group Changes Comments: Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 109 .3.g.1. for validations) .data entry layouts .Blueprint Questions . Questions: Processes of the Data Monitor 1) Have you assigned all data monitor tasks you need to the data monitor? Non-integrated Financial Data Transfer by Online Entry Q: 1) In which form and at which dates do you collect the reported financial data from the individual companies? A: Q: A: 2) Are there differences with regard to the scope of reported data? 2. Questions: Q: A: 2.3.1.5.

5.3.3.3. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to differentiate elimination differences between currency-related and other differences? A: [ ]Yes [ ]No Interunit Elimination by Elimination of IC Revenue and Expense Comments: 2. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to differentiate elimination differences between currency-related and other differences? A: [ ]Yes [ ]No Interunit Elimination by Elimination of IU Payables and Receivables Comments: 2. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: Q: 3) Reported items equity? 2) What is your calculation base? 1) Which accounting techniques do you use? Consolidation of investments Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 110 .Blueprint Questions .2.3.5.5.4.Controlling Q: 2) Have you maintained the acquisition and divestiture subitems in the relevant subitems? A: Comments: Q: 3) Do you use the standard document types or do you define your own document types for the posting of consolidation group changes? A: Comments: 2.

6.Controlling A: Q: 4) Do you clear differentials resulting from consolidation of investments against fair value adjustments? A: [ ]Yes [ ]No Comments: Q: 5) How do you treat goodwill/negative goodwill? A: Comments: 2.4.3. which ones are they? 3) For R/3 systems: Which Releases are used? 2) Describe your hardware structure. Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 111 .Blueprint Questions . Questions: Q: A: Information System 1) How is your corporate reporting presently designed? 2. Executive Information System (EIS) Questions: Q: 1) What is the system landscape like: which SAP systems and non-SAP systems are in use? A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: 5) Is there a multi-client concept? 4) Do you work with distributed systems? If yes.

make a list of these evaluation areas.Controlling Q: 6) Which SAP system components and non-SAP system components are used for which business purposes? A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: 9) Is it possible to subdivide the scope in more than one evaluation area (with reference to their business context)? If yes.such as inSight? 12) How large is the expected data volume to be (per evaluation area)? 11) What are the target groups for the evaluation areas to be mapped in the system? 10) Is it possible to prioritize these individual evaluation areas? 8) What level of detail should be represented with EIS? 7) What is the status of Management Reporting? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 112 .Blueprint Questions . A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: 16) How much consultation is required? At which stage? 15) What schedule are you working towards for completion of the sub-project(s)? 14) Which subprojects are planned? 13) Is it possible to use an interface tool .

4.4.Blueprint Questions .Controlling Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: 17) How many employees are available during the project? 18) What level of knowledge do the available employees have? 19) How intensely could the available employees work on the project/subprojects? 2.4.2.1. Basic settings Foreign currencies Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 113 . Questions: Q: A: Data modeling 1) Analysis: What information is required in the previously identified evaluation areas? Q: 2) Which data sources (systems from the system landscape) function as data providers for the evaluation areas? A: Q: 3) Which characteristics (evaluation criteria) and basic key figures can be added to a data model for each evaluation area? A: Q: A: Q: 5) Which basic key figures are filled in? Which characteristics do they refer to? Which data sources do these characteristics come from? A: Q: 6) Which characteristic values should be allowed for the identified characteristics (master data)? A: 4) What relationship exists between the basic key figures and the characteristics? 2.2.1. 2.

A: Q: 3) Which characteristics do you want to use attributes for? Which characteristics should already be understood as attributes for other characteristics? A: Q: 4) For those objects that are dependent on each other.2.2. these can be defined here with logical file names.3. List them in a hierarchical structure.1. Questions: Q: 1) If files are one of the sources of data transfers. A: File names 2.Blueprint Questions .Controlling Questions: Q: 1) Do you intend to display several currencies in reporting and translate amounts into different target currencies? A: 2. A: Q: 5) Which attributes do you want to use to navigate to the reports? Which attributes are specified for display only? A: Q: A: 6) Should currency/unit fields be used as display attributes? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 114 . Questions: Data basis Characteristics Q: 1) Which characteristics and basic key figures can be added to a data model for each evaluation area? A: Q: 2) Name all characteristics from the data model which you would like to report on in the individual business evaluation areas.4. 2.4.3.4.

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Q: 7) Can you/do you want to form groups of characteristic values? If yes, make a list of them. A: Q: A: 2.4.3.2. Questions: Q: 1) Name all the basic key figures from the data model which you have identified in the individual business evaluation areas for calculation of your critical success factors or KPIs. A: Q: 2) Can these basic key figures be transferred directly from the operational system and data sources, or is it necessary to calculate them? A: 2.4.3.3. Questions: Q: 1) Which of the characteristics, which were identified under "characteristics" for each valuation area, are highly selective? A: Q: 2) List the characteristics of an evaluation area in the order in which they were calculated and transfer them to the aspect in this order. Transfer the basic key figures for the evaluatoin area to the same aspect. A: 2.4.3.4. Questions: Q: 1) List all the key figures to be calculated from basic key figures, as well as their calculation formula. (If possible, list them hierarchically). A: Q: 2) Specify the aggregation with regard to structurally oriented characteristics and timebased characteristics (where appropriate with reference field, the number of decimal places and the scaling of the key figures) Calculated Key Figures Aspect Basic key figures 8) List the characteristics for which no master data exists.

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A: Q: A: 2.4.3.5. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Which combinations of characteristics should the comments be created with (also cross-aspect)? A: 2.4.3.6. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 2.4.3.7. Questions: Q: 1) Is it likely that in some reports, aggregated sections of the aspect dataset may have to be accessed? A: [ ]Yes [ ]No Summarization levels 2) How many data versions (for different plan variants) are required for each aspect? 1) Which fiscal year variant(s) is/are valid for your aspects? Fixed Characteristics 1) Do you want to include comments for transaction data? Comment tables 3) Do you want to group your key figures? If yes, how?

Comments: 2.4.3.8. Layouts Questions: Q: 1) Should or must currency translations be carried out for data collection, data conversion through aspect summarization, or in entry layouts? A: Currency Translation Types for Data Transfer and Planning

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4.Controlling Q: A: Q: 2) For data transfers from external systems (R/2.4. Questions: Q: 1) In which order should the data transfer runs (for master data.4. Questions: Q: A: 2. Questions: Q: 1) Have you filed master data hierarchies for specific characteristics in the form of files.4.4. Comments 1) Specify the master data which should be transferred.Blueprint Questions .4. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Specify the data exactly which should be transferred.4.4.6. Master data 1) Are EC-EIS-Standard data-collection programs (from R/3 or R/2) applicable? Transaction data 1) Which transfer methods should be used for the data transfer? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 118 .4. A: 2. Questions: Q: A: 2. planning data. with regard to the named examples under the documentation. R/3 systems): Are the technical network connections set up at the hardware and operating system level? A: 2.4. master data hierarchies.3.5.2.4. the contents of which you want to transfer for these characteristics? A: 2. comments) be started? Transfer procedure Master Data Hierarchy 1) Specify the comments which should be transferred.

and whether exceptions defined in the reports should be checked. Questions: Q: A: 2.8. characteristic values. key figures)? A: Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 119 .2. Questions: Q: 1) Indicate whether or not you want to update report portfolio reports in the background.0 1) Do you have to convert your system from a Release < 4.4. Questions: Q: A: 2. transactions.4.x? Authorization management (EIS) Q: 1) To which objects in the EC-EIS database do you wish to assign authorizations (aspects.5.4.5. Questions: Q: A: 1) Do you want to use MS-Winword to print your reports (from the report portfolio)? Print in MS Word for Windows 2.1.1. File 2. 2. other applications. A: Control Report Portfolio 1) Specify the files that you want to import to EC-EIS by structure and transfer logic.4. Questions: Information System (EC-EIS) Maintain Report Selection Q: 1) Should a report treee be created in EC-EIS? If so.Controlling A: 2.6.6.4. ABAPs) should be included in the tree? A: 2. 2. indicate when you want to do this.2.4. which reports (EC-EIS.4.0 to a Release 4. If so.6.4.7.Blueprint Questions .4.5. Questions: Tools Conversion to Release 4.4.

4.Controlling Q: 2) To which EIS reports/forms/layouts/programs or other objects do you wish to assign authorizations? A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: 5) Which activities with reference to which objects should the authorizations (Profiles) of the user groups enable? A: 2. and if so.3.4.6.4.Blueprint Questions . Questions: Q: 1) Should data be transferrable from aspect to aspect (with summarization where required)? A: Data transfer 4) Are all modules and routines for handling master data functional? 2) Are objects of the aspect environment to be generated subsequently if necessary? 1) Which aspects should be visible in which clients? Data basis 4) Can different EC-EIS user groups be classified.6. which? 3) Which employees work with EIS a) as a user b) as an administrator? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 120 . Questions: Q: A: Q: A: Q: 3) Is there possibly an inconsistency between the ABAP Dictionary and the Field Catalog? A: Q: A: 2.

hierarchy nodes. A: 2.4. Questions: Q: A: 1) In EC-EIS do you want to transport used objects in a target system? Transport 1) Do comments or documents need to be reorganized? Data 2.2.3. Questions: Q: A: 2.7.5.4.4.1. possibly using formula columns/rows/cells)? A: 2.4. hierarchies. 2.4.Controlling 2.4.6.6.5.7. Forms (EIS) Q: 1) Are complex layouts required (descriptions of content and form of reports.7. formulas and texts which you want to use in various forms and reports.4. Questions: Task Functions on Information System Reports (EIS) 1) Which key figures should be analyzed by which characteristics. Questions: Q: 1) Specify the global variables for characteristic values.6.7.7.7.4. Questions: Report Portfolio (EIS) 1) Do you want to work with saved (frozen) report data (for performance reasons)? Report Data (EIS) Variables (EIS) Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 121 . Questions: Q: A: 2.Blueprint Questions .4. Questions: Q: A: 2.

reports.Blueprint Questions .8.8.1. 2. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 2. saved report data or variant groups to be deleted? 2) Do you use your reporting multilingually? 3) Is your master data also maintained in several languages? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 122 .4.4.2.8.Controlling Q: 1) Do you want to use user group specific report portfolios as the interface for end users? A: Q: 2) Outline a hierarchical structure for this portfolio by specifying report classes where the reports can be stored.4. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: Task Functions on Tools Data (Tools) 1) Do you want to reduce the amount of data in your aspects by archiving? 2) Do you want to delete data which has been transferred to the wrong aspect(s)? Information System 1) Are forms. A: 2.

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