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Blueprint Questions - Controlling

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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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....................................... Revaluation at Actual Prices............................. Period-End Closing in Overhead Cost Controlling..........4..55 1..............1................2.3....................................4...5..... Transfer of Primary Costs to Cost Center/Order.............1.......................39 1....................3.... Accrual Calculation in Cost Center Accounting (Target = Actual Method)......4...41 1.....2....4......2....................3.....47 1.........54 1..............2......... Transfer and Valuation of Billing Documents (Third-Party Transaction).3...........1.............................................. Actual Price Calculation..... Time Sheet Permit.......................46 1.............3........................ Period-End Closing for Product Cost Controlling..............9......3........... Time Sheet Report.3.................57 Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 4 .... Overhead Calculation (Overhead Cost Order)....55 1...............2....2.....18.........1............. Transfer and Valuation of Incoming Sales Orders........................ Manual Funds Reduction.................46 1..................4.................................3............................................3.......1........................1........................................................................................................................................ Template Allocation (Sales Order).........................2..2....1.......1.............56 1.....2...56 1..............................2.2........ Transfer and Valuation of Billing Documents (Direct Sale)..... Revaluation at Actual Prices....14......................................41 1..3....................3..............................................3......................3....... Simultaneous Costing........ Template Allocation (Manufacturing Order)...................2.......47 1.42 1...1......2.................45 1....................................3.39 1.......7....................39 1... Transfer and Valuation of Billing Documents (Complaints Processing).... Reconciliation Financial Accounting/Controlling..................................................................4............2. Manual Cost Allocation...1...........7.................3..................1.......................4..............2...........9..............2..2...56 1..7.....................1............................4... Actual Periodic Reposting..................12........................ Actual Cost/Revenue Allocation...44 1.....3.............4...........2...........3.................... Settlement of Overhead Orders (Actual Data).....8....................................................2.....2.... Transfer Time Sheet Data to CO.................40 1.............................2..............2.1...57 1.............................2..................................................1...................2....2...........................................2............. Overhead Allocation..........44 1.......................... Variance Calculation for Overhead............55 1.............................1.......20................................ Direct Activity Assignment Using Time Sheet Processing..............10...................... Template Allocation (Overhead Cost Order).......1....................................................41 1...........................45 1........................................................................................1..................42 1.......... Cost and Revenue Allocation to Profitability Analysis...........2........19. Transfer and Valuation of Billing Documents (Intercompany Processing)..................................................................................6...1.......... Analysis of Overhead Orders............... Transfer of Customer Agreements to Profitability Analysis.......3..................2.................................41 1.............................2.2..................2..............................3......1....5.............42 1.1.......Controlling 1.....................3......13. Document Entry in the Profit Center Invoice.................1............1.1.1..................................8..................1.48 1...............................3............................ Accrual Calculation in Cost Center Accounting (Percentage Method)......5.............................................................. Cost Center Analysis........4................4..............41 1.2.................... Manual Funds Reservation..................41 1.................2.....2......1....3............................................2..................1..........46 1.......39 1. Entry of Sender Activities..Product Costs...................................40 1.................1.............. Actual Cost Distribution....44 1.45 1................................40 1..............................44 1..........3........6.......3......... Actual Cost Distribution ................... Business Process Analysis.......................3.................3..55 1.........42 1. Settlement of Accrual Orders.......43 1............ Template Allocation (Cost Object)...........3..1......... Target=Actual Activity Allocation. Template Allocation (Product Cost Collector)......3........ Profit Center Allocation....................... Splitting 55 1.............1.....................1................56 1.15....1......2......3......................43 1........3.............3.54 1..................3...................... Period-End Closing (Controlling)............... Direct Activity Allocation (Controlling).....................................11..........................................................................41 1.........17...46 1.......................2...........3......................16...................................................................2..3...............1........1....... Manual Entry of Statistical Key Figures.....6.... Predistribution of Fixed Costs............................57 1........... Actual Transfer of Additional Balance Sheet Items to EC-PCA. Actual Cost Assessment................2..........................................................46 1....47 1.....................3.....5..4..3..............3...2.........1.....................1...8.............. Overhead Calculation (Business Process)..............39 1....21.................. Product Cost Allocation........Blueprint Questions ......... Automatic Additional Transfer into Profitability Analysis......3.........1............56 1....................6........................................................57 1........................41 1............45 1.........45 1......3..... Direct Posting of Special Direct Costs and Revenues.......................1.....4..........

..1........................6.....3....9.3...........................5........ Operational business planning.....20........3.......1..2.................................1.................................................65 2.............69 2..............................2.......................................................72 2..3...............................24.................................3.....63 1..........................................61 1.......................64 1.....11..61 1.............. Budget Planning..........74 2............................2.........61 1..73 2... Price Update in Actual Costing...................................1................74 2...3.....25...............................3....1.................................. Actual Profit Center Distribution.....63 1....Total Planning.................2.....3............ Periodic Variance Calculation...................................5........................................6........................... Copy Actual Data to Cost Center Plan.....................61 1..............67 2............................... Sales Order Settlement.........1...........68 2........ Cost and Activity Planning..... Planning Revaluation....................1.1...........7...1.......3...............................1... Create Planning Proposal (with Sales Planning)...3................5.....2..68 2.........9...4....................3........7........16................................ Overhead Calculation (Cost Object)..1..Evaluation..........................................2.....3.............................................................. Project Settlement..........10..................... Settlement of Sales Orders...........14.....................8..............................3..3......................1..........2......................................4...................4..........3......19....................70 2.63 1......................64 1............3..........3....2..........1.......3.3...............3.............................................74 2.66 2............ Overall Material Requirements Planning.............3............1............. Settlement of Manufacturing Order to Sales Order..............65 1............2.......1......................7.. Settlement of Product Cost Collector................................................1....................... Distribution of Order Costs to Order Items......3..................................2..........62 1............61 1.................2..........2.............. Results Analysis for Sales Orders...............................3.....15.1..1. Settlement of Manufacturing Order to Inventory...............2...........62 1......3.59 1............................ Settlement of Overhead Orders (Actual Data)...........................3.......................17....1......66 2................................................1................3..........58 1..........................7........63 1................................................4.....................8.........................................3............. Data Collection for Product Drilldown............................. Manual Sales Planning....3................4......69 2..1..........2...... Actual Allocation of Process Costs to Profitability Analysis..2.................................60 1........ Actual Allocation of Cost Center Costs to Profitability Analysis.....................1.............4......Blueprint Questions ............... Product Cost Analysis for Co-Products....................3........60 1..3..60 1.....4........2................................. Order Budgeting...2.......2........................18.........26.................71 2.............2...................22..3.....2.......................... Settlement of Production Variances.................. Overhead Calculation (Manufacturing Order).... Planning Scenario Processing..................21.....2........................................3...............2............... Activity Type Planning... Actual Top-Down Distribution..................73 2................................................ Transfer of Results to Demand Management..2......12.............1....... Period-End Closing for Profit Center Accounting.......... Material requirements planning .........2.....................................evaluation....................73 2.3.....................................................................................62 1..66 2........................................................3........ Settlement of Cost Object Hierarchy.. Actual Profit Center Assessment..................... Overhead Calculation (Product Cost Collector)...............65 1......58 1..................4........1...... Analysis of Results and Contribution Margins......13.............3..................64 1.....................2..................1...................... Standard SOP.4............2............................................................2........................1. Demand management.........................66 2...................1..................................3......................................3.............63 1.....................3.....2..........2.57 1........ Enterprise Controlling....................1.. Copy Plan from Previous Year to Cost Center Planning.......4..... Master planning..........................................58 1....................................................3...................................74 2.............74 Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 5 ..........2.................... Forecast 67 2........................6.............23....... Master Production Scheduling ............................66 2.............2.3.............................1................................... Transfer of Planned Sales Quantities..74 2.......... Overhead Calculation (Sales Order).....................................Controlling 1......3......... Redefinition of Plan Version..... WIP Calculation Based on Target Costs.................3..................................................3.......................................1.............. WIP Calculation Based On Actual Costs........ Product Cost Analysis in Product Cost by Order..................................2..........3.............59 1.......... Product Cost Analysis in Product Cost by Period.3.........................62 1.....2..........................3....58 1.....4...........4.......3..............................................1..............................................2...... Sales Planning........ Master Production Scheduling .....................................2.....8........... Variance Calculation Cumulated...................................................64 1..................1............................ Period-End Closing for Profitability Analysis.............................................66 2.............................................59 1..........

...............3..................1.........5.............. Profit Center Planning.....79 2.76 2.......... Splitting 79 2................1........................1............ Project Settlement..1....7..............21........80 2..... Transfer of Scheduled Activity PP -> CO-ABC.............85 2..........................................6................. Excel Upload -> Profit Center Planning...............................76 2.. Data modeling............................16...........................5............1.......................................... Overall Planning (Order).84 2..............5.1.........5....2.................2.......3......2.............................1...................................12......... Standard Cost Estimate Without Quantity Structure........84 2.... Standard cost estimate........1................15.85 2............3..14..................................................................1........6............. Creation of Planning Proposal (Without Sales Planning)........1...............78 2............... Analysis of Results And Contribution Margins.....13..........29.....5...5....................3.............................................83 2....3.......90 Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 6 .....1...............................................................................1.........1.....10..Plan..... Imputed Costs ......................1...........1................. Primary Cost Planning (Full Costs)....Controlling 2...........22... Transfer of Depreciation/Interest (Activity-Independent).............................. Process Cost Planning......3...........5..................1..........27......./Fixed)..............................3..1..........83 2..................... Manual Profit Planning..2...........3...... Secondary Cost Planning (Prop....................................................1....1...........1.....80 2...........................................4...................1.............28.... Plan Cost Distribution.1................85 2......9...................................................4.....................90 2.................83 2..........................75 2.......77 2..................1.............................2...........1..83 2....................1.......................6.. Plan Profit Center Distribution...............77 2................................../Fixed)................................................4........... Unit Costing (Order)..............76 2...................5...............6.....75 2............3...... Primary Cost Planning (Prop.......1.............................. Foreign currencies..........................25........84 2...................................87 2........................75 2............ Price Release with Standard Cost Estimate............3..3....6.... Transfer of Personnel Costs...............4...3..87 2...................... Settlement of Overhead Cost Orders (Planning Data)..76 2..................................................6..........2................................. Standard Cost Estimate with Quantity Structure...........77 2..................................................................19..........................1................................ Overhead Calculation (Cost Center).......86 2........3........................ Preparation for Costing...78 2........ Plan Integration of Profit Centers..3...........1.................................1..........77 2....................................... Transfer of Statistical Key Figures from LIS (Plan)............5........ Redefinition of Plan Version (Profit Center Planning)...1.......................................3............................................ Plan Reconciliation...........84 2.........Blueprint Questions .........89 2.........75 2......... Manual Profit Center Planning............33.......80 2.................................5.....90 2..............1.........75 2...........................82 2..........................................................................1.8..............3.................1......................................... Cost Element Planning (Order)......................................................................................86 2..........................................................87 2..........................................7....1..1..................................... Planned Allocation of Process Costs to Profitability Analysis.....2.......................................................1............................................3....................78 2........................4.........6.................5............3... Plan Cost Assessment.........................2.........2.... Profit Planning......1.77 2..... Plan Profit Center Assessment...........8........................................6....................................................... Copy Actual Costs to Profit Center Planning............................1.........................1..2..............4...........11...............6.......4...........................5.... Data basis.3.....1....... Planned Allocation Cost Center Costs to Profitability Analysis...................4...........................................1.1... Definition of Activity Type for Cost Center....23.......................1...............................................................................18.....................................17........ File names........3......3.......1.......3......3....90 2................8............2......................2.. Strategic Business Planning....6.............................................. Basic settings...................81 2..77 2.......................................1..............30.......76 2............................................85 2. Secondary Cost Planning (Full Costs)......................31..............3. Standard Cost Estimate for Co-Products... Periodic Reposting of Plan Data.32............1..26........................................86 2..................1..........75 2..........................85 2...................................6..... Overhead Calculation [Overhead Order]...1...........................3........................................................................83 2....4....... Planned Price Calculation......24.................................1..........78 2.............................3........ Copy Plan from Previous Year to Profit Center Planning. Cost Element Planning (Order with Integrated Planning).....3....1.........1....84 2........1. Settlement of Overhead Cost Orders (Planning Data)............. Valuation of Sales Planning..............3..............79 2...3.......1................76 2......20.............. Transfer of Depreciation/Interest (Activity-Dependent)..............2............1...... Transfer of Scheduled Activity from PP to CO-OM-CCA......................................................1..............3.....

............ Currency Translation Types for Data Transfer and Planning Layouts...................................4.........................1..95 2...........2.94 2.104 2.............................3.................................100 2...3..7....................................3... Task Functions on Tools............................95 2....................................................104 2........................ Preparatory Work: General.........................4....................................2...97 2.90 2...2... Print in MS Word for Windows......................................................... Information System. Authorization management.......................................2..........2.................................93 2.......................4.............5...........................................................96 2........9..93 2........100 2........................................................6...........7.............3..........................94 2...............................................................................................2.2.................................................. Report data........................... Summarization levels.......4...5....97 2.3....................1............ File 95 2...............105 Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 7 ............................................ Task Functions on Information System............2. Definition of Consolidation Groups........................................7.........................6......................................2............1.............................................4........................11.........................................................92 2.......................4............... Derivation.................. Aspect 91 2..........2..........1....3.... Definition of Consolidation Units...........1..................1...2.2................. Transaction data...................2.104 2............3.................2.1........................................... Master Data Hierarchy.........................................2.............. Creating Versions..........................7.....................3.. Basic key figures......2.........8........3....9..3..93 2.....7......... Master data................. Data (Tools)...................95 2.............3...3..............................................................9............93 2..............................................95 2......3............................95 2.......2..9........................5.....3...............................1.....2............................98 2.....8...................5..8.........................................................2.4......4..........99 2....8..... Object-Dependent Parameters......2..........5...2.......94 2.....................2...........................96 2..........8............................ Reports 99 2..2..................4.......2..........................................104 2..............................2.............................. Business Planning.......6............1..........................7..........................................7..................................5..................6.........2.............................................2............................ Consolidation...5.......................2.....................2.....................96 2....2.2..................................................................105 2...........................................................2..................................5.....................................99 2.........................8.2..................................104 2............6...........................2.2........... Transport 98 2......92 2............96 2...........99 2.........4..........................97 2............................................. Calculated Key Figures............................................3............................97 2........2...........................0.......Controlling 2....................................2.....96 2..2....1.......................................... Create Distribution Key... Data transfer.. Comments....8............2............................3.......................................... Maintain Report Selection.. Check Currencies........5......... Validation..........2........1................ Tools 97 2........5....1......2...........3.......... Creating Dimensions......7.............5.... Data slices..................6................................... Information System..........6........5..........................................................................99 2.............Blueprint Questions ................................................2....... Maintain planner profiles................................................... Control Report Portfolio........2.....................................................2..............................99 2..........2.................................. Maintain calculation formulas for basic key figures.2.............. Variables 99 2..................................3..4.........92 2..........97 2.......................94 2.2......................... Conversion to Release 4................ Create planning layout...............98 2................96 2.2....4......3.......2........1.....91 2...2...........10.........5....................1. Forms 99 2.......3.2..............................5.........4.... Maintain weighting group..........6....................................... Data basis..........7......4....................... Fixed Characteristics.............................2...............94 2.....................................3...... Change Revaluation Factor................................3..............8............................................................................... Data 98 2...................3...................................................................... Comment tables.................4.5.......3......................8.. Definition of Ledgers.............................. Report portfolio....2.......2.............. Transfer procedure............95 2............1...................................2..3...................................................................................... Maintain forecast profiles.........................................................7.93 2..... Data transfer....................................................2............................. Characteristics.......... External Systems.........................................................................................

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Definition of Subitem Categories......................8............1........6..........................................................................................5.......................3...........6........................3.............4...................1.......108 2.....................107 2..........3.............118 2.....................................3.............. Data modeling.................. Processes of the Consolidation Monitor.......................................... Preparatory Work: Production................................3.......................4......................................3. File 119 2..117 2.4...................4.........................3....... Basic settings.3....111 2.......... Comment tables.........8............................... Basic key figures...119 2.........2...................3...... Master data...... Characteristics...........................................................114 2.......7..4.. Information System (EC-EIS)................................5...1.......... Administration of Authorizations...........4.........4........................4..........2...................... Data basis................................ Data transfer......................3...5.......4....4.....................................1.........117 2.................... Consolidation of investments.......................4...................................6.........................................3.......................... Foreign currencies........................5....117 2...................................7.1................................4... File names................. Data 121 2..............3.................3.........................................................114 2.......4...... Definition of Breakdown Categories......... Interunit Elimination by Elimination of IC Revenue and Expense.......................108 2.............6..............5...4............... Authorization management (EIS)............4........4...3................................................6............................4......... Transport 121 2.....................................3............107 2.......3........9...3.......................................................................4........................................................................117 2..............................117 2.....................3..........................4.............................4........ Preparatory Work: Integration....................................................3..120 2.........109 2............4..................3.4................ Data basis.......3.......................................3................... Executive Information System (EIS)..3.............................. Preparation of Consolidation Group Changes. Aspect 115 2.............................3........... Currency Translation Types for Data Transfer and Planning Layouts............................................2...............................118 2........................................5....... Calculated Key Figures............114 2..............................115 2......11..4................108 2. Data slices......3........... Task Functions on Information System......... Master Data Hierarchy...........................................................109 2.........4.............................2.. Information System...............................................107 2........... Derivation..............111 2....................3.................................4........................................................7..........2...............................................................8...........................118 2......................4.................3...........................................1..............................1......116 2............. Definition of Cons Chart of Accounts / Cons Chart of Accounts Hierarchy.......1...................3.4.............117 2...116 2........110 2............3.........................4...4................4...............109 2.119 2.....1.....................4....121 2.6................... Processes of the Data Monitor.............................................................................................119 2...4..... Transaction data....................118 2.............................3.. Print in MS Word for Windows............................ Comments.115 2.....................10............... Control Report Portfolio.2........1.2.... Definition of Custom Characteristics...............................................4..........108 2....4.......................................4..............................4....................... External Systems........................3..........4.......................4..........................10.......................1.........116 2...........................106 2.............................................4....4.............3........116 2............3....1...............4.......2...........4.......................................... Validation.4........2.......3..................... Definition of Subitems.......................4.. Data transfer...........6.7..............................................................118 2......120 2.......3..............................4....4........................................ Maintain Report Selection.......................... Non-integrated Financial Data Transfer by Online Entry....5................................. Summarization levels.................................................119 2.. Data Entry Layout.....110 2...................5...................................................................4........4................110 2.2........4.....4........................3.....................................................113 2............5.....5... Conversion to Release 4......113 2..............4................119 2..........119 2................................ Transfer procedure..................2........113 2.. Fixed Characteristics....................3..6........ Setting up Translation.....

.....4..............................122 2.5.. Report Data (EIS).....................................122 Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 9 ..............................................................................8..................................................4..............7..121 2............8.................. Forms (EIS)......................................Blueprint Questions .......Controlling 2...... Task Functions on Tools..4..8...........122 2............3...............................................4..........121 2.................................4....................... Variables (EIS).............7....................................................... Information System....................................7.....................................4.....................4.................... Report Portfolio (EIS).. Data (Tools)........2.....1........................................2...................121 2.................................................121 2............4.............7...

1. 1. and reporting purposes. 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).Blueprint Questions .1.Controlling 1.1. Secondary Cost Element 1) Define primary cost elements based on the definition of the chart of account. 1. Questions: Q: A: 1) Define cost element groups for planning.2.2. allocation and reporting purposes. Overhead Cost Controlling Cost Element Primary Cost Element 1.1.1.1. 1. Questions: Q: A: 1. Cost Element Group 1) Define secondary cost elements for planning. 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. allocation.2.1.1.1.3.1.1. Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 10 . Revenue and cost controlling 1.1.

3.2.2. allocation. 1.1. headcount. with cost centers as the lowest level. Questions: Q: 1) Take your corporate organizational structure and build a hierarchy according to levels of responsibilities.1. and reporting purposes)? A: Cost Center Group Standard Hierarchy for Cost Centers 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. allocation and reporting purposes. A: Q: 2) Since activity types are posted as secondary cost elements. do you need other alternative structure (groups) of cost centers (for planning. or one cost element for more than one activity type)? A: 1.2. have you specified the secondary cost elements to which you want to assign the activity type (one-to-one.3. A: Activity Type Group 1.4.1.Controlling A: 1.Blueprint Questions . Questions: Activity Type Activity Type Q: 1) Define the type of activity performed by each cost center.1.1. A: 1.1.1.2. and so on)? A: Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 11 . 1.3.3.1. Questions: Q: 1) Group your activity types into different categories or similar attributes for planning. Questions: Q: 1) Besides the standard hierarchy.1. Do this by defining one or more measurable activity type(s) for each cost center.4.

1. enter.6. Questions: Business Process Business Process Q: 1) Do you want to define business processes across different areas of your organization and plan.1.Controlling 1. and allocate overhead costs on the basis of these? A: [ ]Yes [ ]No Comments: Q: A: Comments: 1. Questions: Q: 1) Define the standard hierarchie of processes for planning. overhead orders.1.3.1. Questions: Q: 1) Do you group your business processes alternatively by categories or similar attributes so that you can plan. Questions: Internal Order Q: 1) What business criteria do you use to classify your internal orders (for example.Blueprint Questions . A: 1. allocating and reporting business process costs. A: 1.4. statistical orders. and so on)? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 12 .5. Questions: Statistical Key Figure Group Q: 1) Define groups of statistical key figures (such as the group for all headcount statistical figures). investment orders.1. accrual orders.1.5.5.2.1. 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). 1.2. 1.5.

Blueprint Questions . salaries.2. etc.1.2. should the real posting be on the cost center? A: 1.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. 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. 1. energy.2.2. 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 . marketing.that is. 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.)? A: Q: 3) Should some of the orders be used for information purposes only .

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.

1.3.2.
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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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3.2. segment reports. asset history sheets. for example. ? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 17 . for both retained earnings carried forward as well as the balancing adjustment. in addition to the standard subassignments? A: [ ]Yes [ ]No Comments: Q: A: Comments: 2) If yes how many and which characteristics? 2.4. 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.Controlling Q: 8) Define your selected items for posting financial statement imbalances and for posting deferred taxes. Questions: Custom Characteristics Q: 1) Do you need further custom characteristics.1.Blueprint Questions . etc. A: Comments: 2.1. Questions: Subitem Category Q: 1) Which standard subassignments would you like to use? What requirements do you have for group reporting later on. equity aging reports.

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 . Business processes 1.1. Revenue and cost controlling 1.1.1. Questions: Q: A: Sets (Namespace) 1) Define suitable name spaces for the sets you use.1. 1.1. B. describe them.1.1. 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. 1.Blueprint Questions .6.Controlling A: 2. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to structure your sales planning based on reference data? If so. 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? 2.5.

1. Questions: Q: A: Cost and Activity Planning Copy Plan from Previous Year to Cost Center Planning 1) Describe your planning process.2.Controlling 1. 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. How do you plan cost centers? Copy Actual Data to Cost Center Plan Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 19 .1.2.1.3. sales organization)? A: 1. Questions: Redefinition of Plan Version 1) Describe your planning process.2.3.1. what is the source of this data and in what form is it stored? A: 1.1. product group. 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. Questions: Manual Sales Planning Q: 1) Which level of the hierarchy do you want to use for planning (for example.2. customer.1.2. product. what is the source of this data and in what form is it stored? A: 1.1.2.Blueprint Questions .1.1.1. 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.

Questions: Q: A: 1.2.Blueprint Questions .5.1.Controlling Q: A: Q: A: 1) Describe your planning process. Questions: Q: 1) Does your organization use the type of budgeting described in the documentation field? A: 1.2.1.2. How do you plan cost centers? 2) Do you want to represent different planning scenarios in parallel? 1.2.9.8.1.2.6.1.1. Questions: Q: A: 1.1.7. Questions: Q: A: 1.4. Questions: Planning Revaluation Q: 1) Do you carry out revaluation (increases or decreases for certain cost elements in certain cost centers)? 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 .2.

13. Questions: Q: 1) If you are implementing SAP R/3 manufacturing modules.2. Questions: Q: 1) If you are also implementing SAP R/3 Asset Management (FI-AA). or MRP to Controlling (CO-CCA) as the scheduled production activities? A: 1.Blueprint Questions . do you want to transfer activity requirements from sales & operations planning (SOP). do you want to transfer the activity requirements from sales and operations planning (SOP).1.10. 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.Controlling Q: 1) Are statistical key figures kept in the logistics modules. or MRP to Controlling (CO-ABC) as scheduled activities? A: 1.1.12.2. Questions: Q: 1) If you are also implementing SAP R/3 Human Resources.14. long-term planning. 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 . Questions: Q: 1) If you implementing the SAP R/3 production modules.1.2.15. long-term planning.11.1.2.2.2.1. which you want to use as a basis for allocations and reporting purposes? A: 1. Questions: Q: 1) If you are also implementing SAP R/3 Asset Management (FI-AA). do you want to transfer the results of personnel cost planningto Controlling (CO) as part of your planning for personnel expenses? A: 1.1. 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: A: 1.19. Questions: Q: 1) Which procedure do you use for manual planning of primary costs. when you have costs that are not transferred from other modules./Fixed) 1) Do you want to represent activity relationships between cost centers in your planning? Secondary Cost Planning (Full Costs) Primary Cost Planning (Prop.2.18.1. Questions: Q: A: 1.2.2.1. when you have costs that are not transferred from other modules.16. such as HR or FI-AA? A: 1. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to use integrated internal orders in cost center planning (such as repair orders.2.Controlling Questions: Q: 1) Which procedure do you use for manual planning of primary costs.20.21.1.1. such as HR or FI-AA? A: 1. Questions: Q: A: 1.2.Blueprint Questions ./Fixed) Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 22 . marketing orders) and settle them to cost centers after planning at the cost element level? A: 1.17. 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.1.1.2.

1.24.1. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to enter planning data in your planning for overhead cost orders.2.25.2.Blueprint Questions . Questions: Q: 1) State how you want to transfer the plan values from Cost Center Accounting to your business processes. as well as the cost element information? A: 1. statistical key figures. and so on)? A: 1.26. Overhead Calculation (Business Process) Overhead Calculation (Cost Center) Process Cost Planning 1) Describe how accruals are planned for actual data. 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.22.27. Questions: Q: 1) Do you plan to allocate a certain type of costs/expenses to cost centers automatically using overhead rates? A: 1.2. for example telephone units consumed.Controlling Q: 1) Do you want to plan overall costs (values only.Plan Periodic Reposting of Plan Data Unit Costing (Order) Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 23 .2. Questions: Q: A: 1.2.1.1.23. A: 1.1. Cost Accrual . independent of cost elements) on overhead cost orders? A: 1.2.1. percentage.

A: Comments: Q: 5) For each assignment type. 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. Comments: Q: 4) List the different groups of costs/expenses (for example. applying a fixed percentage rate for recovery of overhead to material issues).Blueprint Questions . 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.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.

Blueprint Questions . what causes the overhead (for example. 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. labor hours. 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. 13) What postings do the assignments create? 9) Do you assign overhead expenses to projects? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 25 . total WBS expense. direct labor expense.Controlling A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: 10) For each allocation category. how do you handle remaining variances? A: Comments: Q: 12) For each of these assignments.

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. 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 .Blueprint Questions . 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: 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 .) A: Comments: Q: 28) Do you calculate overhead for all objects at once or individually for each object.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.

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). 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 .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.

1.1.3.
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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. 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 . internal activities. and subcontracting? A: Q: 3) How do you want to allocate overhead in costing: using overhead rates or activitybased costing. Questions: Q: 1) Do you plan your product costs using bills of material (BOM). or both? A: 1. routings.Blueprint Questions . external activities.3.Controlling Q: 2) Which prices will you use for materials.2.

Controlling Q: 9) If you are using mixed costing.Blueprint Questions .4. 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: 1.1.3.3. what proportions of the individual procurement alternatives/manufacturing processes should be used as a basis for costing? A: 1. Questions: Q: 1) Since you are calculating your product costs without access to SAP quantity structure data.1. 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 .3.

what is the source of this data and in what form is it available? A: 1.3. How do you plan the Profit Center? Copy Actual Costs to Profit Center Planning Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 35 . what is the source of this data and in what form is it available? A: 1. commercial prices.1. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Do you want to base your Profit Center Planning on the previous year's actual values? If yes. How do you plan the Profit Center? Excel Upload -> Profit Center Planning 1) Describe your planning processor.1.4. 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? Q: 2) Do you want to base your Profit Center Planning on the previous year's plan values? If yes.1.Blueprint Questions . Questions: Q: A: Profit Center Planning Copy Plan from Previous Year to Profit Center Planning 1) Describe your planning processor.5.2.4.3. Questions: Q: A: 1) Describe your planning processor. 1.4.1.1. and so on in MM (without stock revaluation)? A: Price Release with Standard Cost Estimate 1.Controlling A: 1.4.

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.1.7.4. Manual Profit Center Planning Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 36 .5. 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: 1.6.Controlling Q: A: 2) Is your plan data available on an external medium? 1.8.4.1.1.Blueprint Questions . Questions: Redefinition of Plan Version (Profit Center Planning) 1) Describe your planning processor. 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. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: 1.1. Questions: Q: A: 1.4.4.4.1.4.

2.Controlling A: 1. product group. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to structure your sales planning based on reference data? If so. 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 .5.1. describe them. 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.5. 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. product.5. customer.1. Questions: Q: 1) Which level of the hierarchy do you want to use for planning (for example.Blueprint Questions . what is the source and form of this data? A: Q: A: Q: A: 1.5.3. 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.1.

Questions: Q: A: 1.1.1.5. 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: 1.4.Controlling A: 1.Blueprint Questions .6.5.5. 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: 1.1.7. 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 .5.1.5. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to transfer the plan process costs to profitability analysis? ales.

2.Controlling A: 1.3. 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. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 1.1. A: Q: A: 1. employee hours by cost center)? 2) How often does this transfer take place (daily.1. 1.2.1.1. 1. medium/system)? Time Sheet Permit Q: 1) Explain the permit procedure for working time or recording of activity allocation for your employees.2. detail. 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 .2.2.2.1. employee utilization.Blueprint Questions .

Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to allocate costs manually from a sender cost center to a receiver (internal order. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Do you need an evaluation. 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.4. Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 40 .) A: 1.Blueprint Questions .2.1.2. create report variants. cost center. 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: 1.5.1.Controlling A: Comments: 1.2.6.1. Questions: Transfer of Primary Costs to Cost Center/Order 2) Describe your direct activity allocation processes.

2. do you want to enter other data which is not transferred by the integration of EC-PCA? A: 1. Questions: Q: A: Product Cost Allocation Simultaneous Costing 1) Comment on simultaneous costing 1. where you cannot yet foresee how they are incurred? A: 1.3.1.2.Blueprint Questions .3.2. 1. Questions: Profit Center Allocation Document Entry in the Profit Center Invoice Q: 1) In Profit Center Accounting.1. order). or activity allocation? A: Manual Cost Allocation Manual Funds Reduction Manual Funds Reservation 1.8.7. describe the reduction process for the manual commitment. Questions: Q: 1) For your organization.1. without using the usual tools for distribution. assessment.2.2.2. Questions: Actual Transfer of Additional Balance Sheet Items to EC-PCA Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 41 .2.1.2. and assign these to the possible account assignment objects (cost center. 1.2.2.2.3. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to allocate certain (primary and/or secondary) cost elements manually.9.1. do you want to display manual funds reservation (manual commitments) for expected expenses. A: 1.Controlling Q: 1) Create a matrix that contains the primary cost elements derived from the chart of accounts in the rows. Questions: Q: 1) When you use manual funds reservation. A: 1.

2. which ones? A: 1.1.4.2.4.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 . 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 1.2.4.2.3.3. 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. Questions: Q: 1) In Profit Center Accounting. 1. (see period end closing Profit Center Accounting) do you wish to transfer other B/S items transaction-based? If yes.Blueprint Questions .2.

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 .4.4. 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: 1.3.Blueprint Questions .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: 1.4.2.2.

4.6.2.8.2.2. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to transfer customer arrangements to Profitability Analysis as passive budget checks? A: 1. Questions: Q: 1) Do all your revenue and sales deduction postings come in from the Sales and Distribution component.5. 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: 1.4. 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. 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.Controlling A: 1. 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 . returns.4.7.2.Blueprint Questions .4.

3.1.3. and so on)? A: 1.3. 1.1. percentage.Blueprint Questions . for example telephone units consumed.2.1. and assign these to the possible account assignment objects (combinations of characteristics in CO-PA).3.1. Accrual Calculation in Cost Center Accounting (Target = Actual Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 45 .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. 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. Method) Questions: Q: 1) Describe how accruals are planned for actual data. statistical key figures.1. A: 1. Method) Questions: Q: A: 1. Period-End Closing (Controlling) Period-End Closing in Overhead Cost Controlling Actual Periodic Reposting 1.3. 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.3.

Questions: Q: 1) When you use indirect activity allocation (manual entry).1. orders.8. for example telephone units consumed.3. 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 .3.7. WBS element).3. statistical key figures.1.5.Controlling 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.4. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 1. 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. percentage.1.1.1.6.3. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to distribute costs from a cost center or a cost center group to CO objects (cost center.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.Blueprint Questions . and so on)? A: 1.

at which rates (percentage. at which rates (percentage.3. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) To which receivers. orders. A: Q: A: 1.11. applying a fixed percentage rate for recovery of overhead to material issues). or equivalence number) and under which cost elements (original cost element or settlement cost element) should settlement be made? A: 1.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.3. amount. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) To which receivers.9. amount. Questions: Q: 1) Do you allocation costs from one cost cente / group from cost centers to other CO objects (cost centers.3.1.1. 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 .10. or equivalence number) and under which cost elements (original cost element or settlement cost element) should settlement be made? A: 1.Blueprint Questions .1.

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. 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. for example telephone units consumed. and so on)? A: 1.3. statistical key figures.12. A: Comments: Q: 7) What postings do the assignments create? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 48 .1. Overhead Calculation (Business Process) Comments: Q: 4) List the different groups of costs/expenses (for example. percentage. 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.Blueprint Questions . A: Comments: Q: 5) For each assignment type.

how do you handle remaining variances? A: Comments: Q: 12) For each of these assignments.Blueprint Questions . direct labor expense. 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. others)? A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: A: 14) Define overhead rates. what causes the overhead (for example. A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: 10) For each allocation category. 13) What postings do the assignments create? 9) Do you assign overhead expenses to projects? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 49 .Controlling A: Comments: Q: 8) Describe in detail how each of these allocations is performed today in your organization. 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. 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 .Blueprint Questions .

) A: Comments: Q: 28) Do you calculate overhead for all objects at once or individually for each object. (Detailed calculation can affect system performance. applying a fixed percentage rate for recovery of overhead to material issues).Controlling Q: 22) List the different groups of costs/expenses (for example.) 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: 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 .

Blueprint Questions . 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 .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).

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 .

3.1.1.3. 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 .Blueprint Questions .14.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.13.) A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: 1. 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.

1.1.19.Blueprint Questions .3.3. and so on)? A: 1. 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: 1.15.16. average.18. for example telephone units consumed. statistical key figures.3.3.Controlling A: 1. Questions: Q: A: 1.17. percentage. 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. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Did you define the basis for these allocations (such as.3. 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.1.1.1. or aggregated prices? Actual Price Calculation 1) Comment on splitting Splitting Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 55 .

3. Cost Center Analysis 1) Provide the consultant with your most critical business process reports. 1. such as plan/budget vs. actual analysis.20.2.21.3.2.2.3. Questions: Q: A: 1.1. order group analysis.3.3. Questions: Q: 1) Describe the critical factors for order analysis. 1.2. or detailed line item analysis. A: Analysis of Overhead Orders 1) Provide the consultant with your most critical cost center reports.1.1.Blueprint Questions . 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. 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 .Controlling Questions: Q: A: 1.

2.3.3.6. 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: 1.2. 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 . Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 1.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 .2.3.7. 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: 1.3.3.2.5.Controlling 1.3.2.4. Questions: Q: A: 1.Blueprint Questions .

3. applying a fixed percentage rate for recovery of overhead to material issues).2.9.3.2.2.3. 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 . applying a fixed percentage rate for recovery of overhead to material issues).Controlling 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.8.2.Blueprint Questions .11.10. 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. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 1. A: Q: A: 1. A: Q: A: 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. Questions: Q: A: 1.3.3. 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: 1.12.2.2.13. Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 59 .14.Controlling Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 1.2.3. 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.Blueprint Questions .

Blueprint Questions .3. 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. Comments: 1. 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 .2.Controlling Comments: 1.17.15. specify how.2.3. 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.3.16.

how much cost and revenue detail would you like to see in Profitability Analysis? A: Q: 2) If you are working with results analysis. Questions: Q: 1) Results analysis calculates costs of goods sold.22. work in process (WIP).Controlling 1.3. Questions: Q: A: 1. Questions: Q: 1) If you are using results analysis.2.19.2. goods in transit and reserves. A: Comments: 1.3.20.21.2. work in process (WIP).Blueprint Questions .2. 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.3.3. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Note on transferring the price differences to FI or updating the factory activity to production orders: A: 1.18. goods in transit and reserves.2. 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 . what accounts would you like to post WIP and reserves to? A: 1.3.

Blueprint Questions .24.2.2. Product Cost Analysis in Product Cost by Period 1) Provide the consultant with your most critical product cost reports.2.25.2.3. Product Cost Analysis for Co-Products 1) Provide the consultant with your most critical product cost reports.26.3. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: Q: 3) Is this grouping and its requirements regarding product groups and material groups identical in Logistics? A: 1.23. Questions: Q: A: 1) Provide the consultant with your most critical product cost reports.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. Questions: Q: A: 1. 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 .3.3. Questions: Q: A: 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: 1.3. 1.4. Questions: Period-End Closing for Profitability Analysis Settlement of Sales Orders Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 63 .3.1. gains and balance sheet accounts from the profit centers to other profit centers for the end of period.1. 1.4.3.3.3. gains and balance sheet accounts from the profit centers to other profit centers for the end of period.Blueprint Questions .3.3.3. Questions: Q: 1) Do you need to distribute revenues.Controlling 1. Questions: Q: 1) Do you need to distribute revenues.2. 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.

5.4.3.3.4. what accounts would you like to post WIP and reserves to? A: 1. assign the cost elements charged to the sales orders to the relevant report lines (value fields).Controlling Q: 1) If your company is using the scenario of make-to-order production with product costing by sales order.3.4. A: Q: 2) If you are using results analysis.Blueprint Questions . 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: 1.3.4. Questions: Q: A: 1. 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: Q: A: 1.2.3.4.

7. what is the lowest level at which you want so see your profitability/plan data? A: Q: A: 1.3.Blueprint Questions . A: Q: 2) What are the calculated ratios? Analysis of Results and Contribution Margins 2) Which values (revenues. 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. etc. Questions: Q: 1) Determine the structure of the contribution margin scheme you want to report on in CO-PA.4.4.4.3.6.) 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 .3.8.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. Questions: Q: 1) If you follow a top-down planning approach.

Enterprise Controlling 2.1.2. what is the source and form of this data? A: Q: A: Q: A: 2. A: 2. sales organization)? A: Q: 2) If you follow a top-down planning approach.1.3. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to structure your sales planning based on reference data? If so. product group. customer.1.1. 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 .Controlling A: Q: 3) Determine the hierarchical structures of the market segments you want to drill down to in reporting.1. Questions: Q: 1) Which level of the hierarchy do you want to use for planning (for example.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. 2.1.Blueprint Questions . 2. what is the lowest level at which you want to see your profitability/plan data? A: Q: A: 2.1. describe them.1.1.

1.Blueprint Questions .2.1.2.1. 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 .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.

3.Controlling Q: 7) How do you forecast new articles? A: Comments: Q: 8) Will you establish material forecasts (for example. 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.Blueprint Questions . monthly.2. Transfer of Results to Demand Management 5) Is capacity availability checked at this planning level? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 68 .2.2.1. yearly) for your stock materials? A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: 2.1. weekly.

and plant for long term lot size production? Planning Scenario Processing Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 69 .1.Blueprint Questions .Controlling Questions: Q: 1) How often are the results of Sales and Operations Planning transferred to Demand Management.2. time frame.1. 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. the SD module is not used)? A: Comments: 2.2. for example. and how is this defined? A: Q: A: 2.5.4. Questions: Q: 1) Do you specify scenario description.

Total Planning 3) What business process will you use to update the operative version? A: Comments: Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 70 .Blueprint Questions . that is. 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 . or that use up critical resources. be planned separately and not include planning of the dependent components? A: Q: 2) Should enterprise areas/organizational units (storage location. 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.1.Controlling A: Q: 2) Will you carry out scenario comparisons with other scenarios including the active version? A: Q: A: 2. Questions: Q: 1) Should materials that affect the value added.2.6.

that is.2. 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. which also determines the capacity requirements.Evaluation 14) Are MRP lists required? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 71 .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. Questions: Q: 1) Who is responsible for checking the results of requirements planning at your company? Master Production Scheduling . 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.7.Blueprint Questions .1.

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.2.Controlling A: 2. 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. that is. 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 . that is.8.1.Blueprint Questions . Questions: Q: 1) Should enterprise areas/organizational units (storage location.

Questions: Q: 1) Who is responsible for checking the results of requirements planning at your company? A: Material requirements planning . what is the source of this data and in what form is it stored? A: Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 73 .1. Questions: Q: A: Cost and Activity Planning Copy Plan from Previous Year to Cost Center Planning 1) Describe your planning process.2.1. 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.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.3. which also determines the capacity requirements. 2.9. 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.1.Blueprint Questions .evaluation 13) Are MRP lists required? 2.1.3.

4. Questions: Q: 1) Do you carry out revaluation (increases or decreases for certain cost elements in certain cost centers)? A: 2.Controlling 2. what is the source of this data and in what form is it stored? A: 2.Blueprint Questions .1. How do you plan cost centers? Redefinition of Plan Version Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 74 .3.3. Questions: Q: A: 2.1.5. Questions: Q: 1) Does your organization use the type of budgeting described in the documentation field? A: 2.3.1.3.7.3. 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.6.1. Questions: Q: A: Copy Actual Data to Cost Center Plan 1) Describe your planning process.1. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 2.2. 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.3.3.1.

1.8. Questions: Q: 1) Are statistical key figures kept in the logistics modules. do you want to transfer the results of personnel cost planningto Controlling (CO) as part of your planning for personnel expenses? A: 2.1. Questions: Q: 1) If you are also implementing SAP R/3 Human Resources.1.11.1.3. 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.Blueprint Questions .Controlling Questions: Q: A: 2.13.9.3. 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 .3.12.3. which you want to use as a basis for allocations and reporting purposes? A: 2.1. Questions: Q: 1) If you are also implementing SAP R/3 Asset Management (FI-AA).10.3.1. Questions: Q: A: 2. Questions: Q: 1) If you are also implementing SAP R/3 Asset Management (FI-AA). 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: 2.3.

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.1.1./Fixed) 1) Do you want to represent activity relationships between cost centers in your planning? Secondary Cost Planning (Full Costs) Primary Cost Planning (Prop. or MRP to Controlling (CO-CCA) as the scheduled production activities? A: 2. Questions: Q: A: 2.1.1.1. long-term planning.3.Blueprint Questions . when you have costs that are not transferred from other modules.1.3.14. do you want to transfer activity requirements from sales & operations planning (SOP).Controlling Q: 1) If you are implementing SAP R/3 manufacturing modules. do you want to transfer the activity requirements from sales and operations planning (SOP). Questions: Q: 1) Which procedure do you use for manual planning of primary costs.19. Questions: Q: 1) Which procedure do you use for manual planning of primary costs. Questions: Q: A: 2.3.18. when you have costs that are not transferred from other modules.15. or MRP to Controlling (CO-ABC) as scheduled activities? A: 2. such as HR or FI-AA? A: 2.16.17. such as HR or FI-AA? A: 2.3. long-term planning.3.3. Questions: Q: 1) If you implementing the SAP R/3 production modules./Fixed) Primary Cost Planning (Full Costs) Transfer of Scheduled Activity from PP to CO-OM-CCA Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 76 .

20. independent of cost elements) on overhead cost orders? A: 2.3.3. percentage. statistical key figures.Controlling Q: 1) Do you want to use integrated internal orders in cost center planning (such as repair orders.1.25. Questions: Q: A: 2. and so on)? A: 2. Questions: Q: A: 2.3.1.22. Imputed Costs .3.1.21. Process Cost Planning 1) Describe how accruals are planned for actual data. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to enter planning data in your planning for overhead cost orders. for example telephone units consumed.3.3. 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.24. as well as the cost element information? A: 2.1.1. marketing orders) and settle them to cost centers after planning at the cost element level? A: 2.1.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 .Blueprint Questions . Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to plan overall costs (values only.23.

3. applying a fixed percentage rate for recovery of overhead to material issues). percentage. for example telephone units consumed.28. Questions: Q: 1) Do you plan to allocate a certain type of costs/expenses to cost centers automatically using overhead rates? A: 2. WBS element). A: 2.1.3.29. 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 . statistical key figures.26.1. 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.27. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to distribute costs from a cost center or a cost center group to CO objects (cost center.3. orders. 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. and so on)? A: 2. A: Q: A: 2.Controlling Questions: Q: 1) State how you want to transfer the plan values from Cost Center Accounting to your business processes.3.1.Blueprint Questions .1.

Questions: Q: 1) Do you allocation costs from one cost cente / group from cost centers to other CO objects (cost centers.1. Splitting Plan Reconciliation Plan Cost Assessment 4) Do you want to transfer the order planning to profitability analysis? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 79 .30. statistical key figures. 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.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.Blueprint Questions .1. percentage.3. and so on)? A: 2.32. Questions: Q: 1) Do you need to reconcile the demand for scheduled labour hours (activity types) with the available capacity? A: 2. see to it that the activity-independent planned costs are split to the activity types before you calculate the prices. 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. 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. orders.3.31. for example telephone units consumed.

and so on)? A: 2. 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. for example telephone units consumed.3.1.1. 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 . and so on)? A: 2.Controlling A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: 4) Did you define the basis for these allocations (such as. statistical key figures.Blueprint Questions .33. inventory.4. 2.4. monthly.1. Questions: Standard cost estimate Q: 1) What types of costing do you want to use (adjusted standard.

or both? A: 2. routings.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 .4.Controlling A: Q: 2) Which prices will you use for materials.Blueprint Questions . internal activities. Questions: Q: 1) Do you plan your product costs using bills of material (BOM). external activities. and subcontracting? A: Q: 3) How do you want to allocate overhead in costing: using overhead rates or activitybased costing.1.

what proportions of the individual procurement alternatives/manufacturing processes should be used as a basis for costing? A: 2. or dependencies? A: Q: 2) Since you are calculating your product costs without access to SAP quantity structure data.Blueprint Questions .Controlling Q: A: Q: 9) If you are using mixed costing.3.4. Questions: Q: 1) Do you plan your product costs using bills of material (BOM). routings.1. 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 .

commercial prices. what is the source of this data and in what form is it available? 1) Describe your planning processor.4.4. Questions: Q: A: Profit Center Planning Copy Plan from Previous Year to Profit Center Planning 1) Describe your planning processor. 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 2.1. How do you plan the Profit Center? Copy Actual Costs to Profit Center Planning Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 83 .5.1. 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.4. what is the source of this data and in what form is it available? A: 2.2.1. 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.Blueprint Questions .5. 2. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Do you want to base your Profit Center Planning on the previous year's actual values? If yes.5.1.1.1.5.Controlling 2. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 2.

3.5.7.1.5.5. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to transfer plan data to PCA from other applications? From which application(s)? A: Comments: 2.5.Controlling A: 2.6. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 2. Questions: Plan Profit Center Distribution 1) Describe your process for manual profit center planning. How do you plan the Profit Center? Excel Upload -> Profit Center Planning Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 84 .5.5.1. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: 2. Questions: Q: A: 2.1. 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.Blueprint Questions .1.1. 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.4.

1.2.6. 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 . 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.1. describe them. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to structure your sales planning based on reference data? If so.1.6.Blueprint Questions . what is the source and form of this data? A: Q: A: Q: A: 2. Manual Profit Planning 3) Do you use forecasting techniques in your planning process? If so.3.6. 2.5.1.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. or conditions in CO-PA? A: Q: 3) Do you want to valuate your sales quantities using average values (rates) from the past? A: 2.6. 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 2.1.8.

customer. 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: 2.1. sales organization)? A: Q: A: 2.4.6.6.1.Controlling Questions: Q: 1) Which level of the hierarchy do you want to use for planning (for example. product group.5. 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 .Blueprint Questions . Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to transfer the plan process costs to profitability analysis? ales.1.6.6. 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.

2. 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? 2.7. A: Q: A: Q: 3) Determine the hierarchical structures of the market segments you want to drill down to in reporting.1. Questions: Q: 1) Determine the structure of the contribution margin scheme you want to report on in CO-PA.6.Blueprint Questions . 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. Questions: Q: A: 2.1.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.6.8. Questions: Strategic Business Planning Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 87 .

Blueprint Questions . Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 88 . which ones are they? 3) For R/3 systems: Which Releases are used? 2) Describe your hardware structure.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. 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.

1. 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 .Blueprint Questions .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. 2. Questions: Q: 1) If files are one of the sources of data transfers.1. 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 . these can be defined here with logical file names.Blueprint Questions .2. Questions: Basic settings Foreign currencies Q: 1) Do you intend to display several currencies in reporting and translate amounts into different target currencies? A: 2.2.2.2. 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? 2.2.2.3. A: File names 2.2.1.2.3.

or is it necessary to calculate them? A: 2. 6) Should currency/unit fields be used as display attributes? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 91 . List them in a hierarchical structure. 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.Controlling Q: 2) Name all characteristics from the data model which you would like to report on in the individual business evaluation areas.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.3. 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. A: Q: A: 2.3.Blueprint Questions .2. make a list of them.2. A: Q: 2) Can these basic key figures be transferred directly from the operational system and data sources. Aspect Basic key figures 8) List the characteristics for which no master data exists.3.

Questions: Q: 1) List all the key figures to be calculated from basic key figures. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Which combinations of characteristics should the comments be created with (also cross-aspect)? A: 2. how? Calculated Key Figures Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 92 . (If possible.2.Blueprint Questions . 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. Transfer the basic key figures for the evaluatoin area to the same aspect.3. list them hierarchically). A: 2.4.3.2. which were identified under "characteristics" for each valuation area. 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) A: Q: A: 2. as well as their calculation formula.6.3.2.5.Controlling Questions: Q: 1) Which of the characteristics. 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.

10.2.2.11.3.9.2.3. Questions: Q: A: 2.2. 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.Controlling Q: A: 2) How many data versions (for different plan variants) are required for each aspect? 2.3.2. how are these specified? Currency Translation Types for Data Transfer and Planning Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 93 .3.8.3.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. Questions: Q: 1) Should plan data which is to be transferred to an aspect . Questions: Q: A: 2. aggregated sections of the aspect dataset may have to be accessed? A: [ ]Yes [ ]No Comments: 2.Blueprint Questions .or which has already been posted . Questions: Summarization levels Q: 1) Is it likely that in some reports.7.

2. A: 2.3.2.2.2.Blueprint Questions . Questions: Q: A: 2.4. with regard to the named examples under the documentation. Comments 1) Specify the master data which should be transferred.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: 1) Specify the comments which should be transferred. R/3 systems): Are the technical network connections set up at the hardware and operating system level? A: 2. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Specify the data exactly which should be transferred.4.1.4.Controlling A: 2. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) For data transfers from external systems (R/2.4.4. 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 .4.

8.4.5.2.Controlling 2.Blueprint Questions . Maintain planner profiles Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 95 . 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. A: Control Report Portfolio 1) Specify the files that you want to import to EC-EIS by structure and transfer logic. A: 2. Questions: Q: 1) Indicate whether or not you want to update report portfolio reports in the background. Questions: Q: A: 2. comments) be started? A: 2.4. indicate when you want to do this.2.6.1. Questions: Q: 1) Have you filed master data hierarchies for specific characteristics in the form of files.4.2.2. Questions: Q: 1) In which order should the data transfer runs (for master data.5.2.4.2. File Transfer procedure Master Data Hierarchy 2.2. master data hierarchies. Questions: Q: A: 2.5. the contents of which you want to transfer for these characteristics? A: 2. and whether exceptions defined in the reports should be checked.5.7. If so. planning data.2.

Controlling Questions: Q: A: 2.2.2. distribution keys or forecast profiles dependent on specific characteristic combinations? A: 2. Questions: Q: 1) In planning sessions. 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.7.2.6. Questions: Q: 1) Do you have certain keys. do you want to use certain revaluation factors.8. 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. do you want to weight previous periods with certain factors? A: 2.5.5.3. Questions: Q: 1) When using the forecast to determine future values. which ones are they? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 96 .5.5. Questions: Q: 1) Are there certain aspect basic key figures for which percentage changes must automatically be considered in planning runs? A: 2.4. according to which plan data within your company is distributed according to periods? A: 2.2.2.5.5.5.2.Blueprint Questions .

7.2. which? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 97 .0 to a Release 4.2.0 1) Do you have to convert your system from a Release < 4. ABAPs) should be included in the tree? A: 2.2.6.Blueprint Questions . Questions: Q: A: 2.x? Authorization management Q: 1) For which aspect objects do you wish to allocate authorizations (aspects. and if so. are there basic key figures whose plan values result from formulas using other basic key figures and constants? A: 2.2.6.7. 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. 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.1.2.2.2. which reports (EC-EIS. other applications.2.6. 2. transactions. key figures)? A: Q: 2) For which reports/forms/layouts/programs etc. characteristic values.7. Questions: Information System Maintain Report Selection Q: 1) Should a report treee be created in EC-EIS? If so. 2.1. Questions: Tools Conversion to Release 4.Controlling Q: 1) When generating plan data.

2. Questions: Q: 1) Should data be transferrable from aspect to aspect (with summarization where required)? A: 2. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: Q: 3) Is there possibly an inconsistency between the ABAP Dictionary and the Field Catalog? A: Q: A: 2.7.7.2.4.2.Controlling A: Q: 5) Which activities with reference to which objects should the authorizations (Profiles) of the user groups enable? A: 2.Blueprint Questions . 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: A: 2.6.7.2.3.7.5.

A: Report portfolio 1) Do you want to work with saved (frozen) report data (for performance reasons)? Report data Variables 2. Forms Q: 1) Are complex layouts required (descriptions of content and form of reports.8.2.9. Questions: Q: A: 2.2. hierarchy nodes. 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. A: 2.8.8.1.Controlling A: 2.2.2. 2. Questions: Task Functions on Information System Reports 1) Which key figures should be analyzed by which characteristics.Blueprint Questions . Questions: Q: A: 2.2.4.8.2. formulas and texts which you want to use in various forms and reports.2.8. Task Functions on Tools Data (Tools) Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 99 . Questions: Q: 1) Specify the global variables for characteristic values. 2.1.5.2.2. hierarchies. possibly using formula columns/rows/cells)? A: 2.3.9.8.

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? 2.3. reports.2. 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 .Blueprint Questions .9.2.Controlling Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 2. 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.

and where? 7) How many consolidation units and consolidation groups are included? 6) Do you intend to consolidate different data categories? If yes.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.Blueprint Questions . which ones. which ones? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 101 .

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 . 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 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 .Blueprint Questions .

which are not delivered in the standard? Check Currencies 1) Do you intend to consolidate different data categories? If yes.1.2.3.4.3. Questions: Q: A: 2.1.3. 2.1.3.1.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. Definition of Ledgers 1) Do you receive reported data in currencies.Blueprint Questions .1. Questions: Q: A: 2.3.1. which ones? Creating Versions Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 104 .3. Questions: Q: Preparatory Work: General Creating Dimensions 1) Which consolidation types do you want to set? A: Comments: 2.

? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 105 .6. 1) Define the consolidation group according to your requirements.3. logical file names.Controlling Questions: Q: A: 2. Questions: Q: 1) Determine the smallest units of your corporate structure which are to be used as the basis for a complete consolidation run. Definition of Consolidation Units 1) In which currencies do you want to the reports generated. Definition of Consolidation Groups 4) Do you require additional attributes for your consolidation units? 3) Define suitable. 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.Blueprint Questions .1. 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. see the documentation. A: Q: 2) In case the consolidation units are transferred from a file by flexible upload.1.5.

1.Controlling Q: A: Q: A: 2.3.7. 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 . Hierarchy Questions: Q: 1) Which requirements do you have for the creation and/or structure of your cons chart of accounts (US GAAP.Blueprint Questions . 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. IAS.

3.1.8. for both retained earnings carried forward as well as the balancing adjustment.1.Blueprint Questions .3. Questions: Q: 1) Do you need further custom characteristics.9.Controlling Q: 7) Do you use an integration scenario? If so.3. A: Comments: Q: 8) Define your selected items for posting financial statement imbalances and for posting deferred taxes. A: Comments: 2. 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. in addition to the standard subassignments? A: [ ]Yes [ ]No Definition of Custom Characteristics Comments: Q: A: Comments: 2.10. you can transfer the FS items from a G/L chart of accounts or a financial statement version. Questions: Definition of Subitem Categories 2) If yes how many and which characteristics? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 107 .1.

3. Questions: Q: A: 2. and where? 2.3.3. for example.1. 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. 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. equity aging reports.2. ? A: 2.Blueprint Questions . Questions: Q: A: Preparatory Work: Integration 1) Have you implemented SAP legacy systems .1.if yes. 2. etc.11. segment reports.2. asset history sheets.3. which ones. 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.3.3.Controlling Q: 1) Which standard subassignments would you like to use? What requirements do you have for group reporting later on.

Questions: Q: A: 2.g.3.consolidation units and groups . 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.data entry layouts .Controlling Q: 3) Have you checked which language versions you need for: .5. for validations) .messages (e.3.3.4. Questions: Q: Processes of the Consolidation Monitor 1) Which consolidation functions do you use? A: Comments: 2.FS items/subassignments .1.4.1.Blueprint Questions . 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.reports A: [ ]Yes [ ]No Comments: 2.5.

3. 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 .3.3.Blueprint Questions .3.2. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to differentiate elimination differences between currency-related and other differences? A: [ ]Yes [ ]No Interunit Elimination by Elimination of IC Revenue and Expense Comments: 2.5.5.5. 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.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: 2.4.

6. which ones are they? 3) For R/3 systems: Which Releases are used? 2) Describe your hardware structure. Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 111 .3.Blueprint Questions .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. 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. Questions: Q: A: Information System 1) How is your corporate reporting presently designed? 2.

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 . make a list of these evaluation areas.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 .

1.2.Blueprint Questions . 2.4. 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? 2.4.1.4.2.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. Basic settings Foreign currencies Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 113 .

1. 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 .Blueprint Questions . these can be defined here with logical file names.4.2. 2.2. 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.Controlling Questions: Q: 1) Do you intend to display several currencies in reporting and translate amounts into different target currencies? A: 2.3.4.4. List them in a hierarchical structure. A: File names 2.3. Questions: Q: 1) If files are one of the sources of data transfers. 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.

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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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Q: 1) Is actual data entered manually? If so, is single record maintenance sufficient? If not, which characteristics or key figures should a data entry layout contain? A: 2.4.3.10. Questions: Q: A: 2.4.3.11. Questions: Q: 1) Should the transaction data to be transferred to an aspect undergo a plausibility check? A: 2.4.3.12. Questions: Q: 1) Should the transaction data that is to be transferred to an aspect, or is already posted, be protected (time-dependent) from access by certain users? A: Data slices Validation 1) Does a set of rules exist to describe a constant valid relation between characteristics? Derivation

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3.4. Comments 1) Specify the master data which should be transferred.4.4. Questions: Q: A: 2. planning data.4.4.Controlling Q: A: Q: 2) For data transfers from external systems (R/2. with regard to the named examples under the documentation. Questions: Q: 1) Have you filed master data hierarchies for specific characteristics in the form of files.Blueprint Questions . Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Specify the data exactly which should be transferred. comments) be started? Transfer procedure Master Data Hierarchy 1) Specify the comments which should be transferred. Questions: Q: 1) In which order should the data transfer runs (for master data. the contents of which you want to transfer for these characteristics? A: 2. R/3 systems): Are the technical network connections set up at the hardware and operating system level? A: 2. 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 . A: 2.4.4. master data hierarchies.6.4.4.4.5. Questions: Q: A: 2.2.4.

8.Blueprint Questions .1.7. 2.4.x? Authorization management (EIS) Q: 1) To which objects in the EC-EIS database do you wish to assign authorizations (aspects. Questions: Q: A: 2.2.0 1) Do you have to convert your system from a Release < 4.6. and whether exceptions defined in the reports should be checked. transactions.Controlling A: 2. A: Control Report Portfolio 1) Specify the files that you want to import to EC-EIS by structure and transfer logic.4.4.4.5. Questions: Q: 1) Indicate whether or not you want to update report portfolio reports in the background. ABAPs) should be included in the tree? A: 2. If so.4. indicate when you want to do this. 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 2.4.6.4. File 2.4.2. characteristic values.0 to a Release 4.5.4. 2.6. other applications.4. Questions: Information System (EC-EIS) Maintain Report Selection Q: 1) Should a report treee be created in EC-EIS? If so. Questions: Q: A: 2.1.5. which reports (EC-EIS. key figures)? A: Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 119 . Questions: Tools Conversion to Release 4.

6. 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. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: Q: 3) Is there possibly an inconsistency between the ABAP Dictionary and the Field Catalog? A: Q: A: 2. which? 3) Which employees work with EIS a) as a user b) as an administrator? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 120 . and if so.Blueprint Questions .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: 2.6.3.

Blueprint Questions . 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 .4.3.4.5. Forms (EIS) Q: 1) Are complex layouts required (descriptions of content and form of reports. Questions: Q: 1) Specify the global variables for characteristic values.4.4.4.4.6.7. hierarchies.7.7.7. Questions: Q: A: 2.4. 2.2.5. hierarchy nodes.4. A: 2. 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. Questions: Q: A: 2.6.1.6. possibly using formula columns/rows/cells)? A: 2. Questions: Task Functions on Information System Reports (EIS) 1) Which key figures should be analyzed by which characteristics. Questions: Q: A: 2.7.4. formulas and texts which you want to use in various forms and reports.Controlling 2.7.

1. reports.4. A: 2.4. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 2. 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 .8.8.8.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.Blueprint Questions .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.2.

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