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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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........................1...45 1............54 1.............3...............56 1.................41 1.....2................................8.....................4.............. Manual Entry of Statistical Key Figures.......8.................3......................... Cost Center Analysis................... Actual Cost Distribution............................42 1.... Predistribution of Fixed Costs........1....................................3..4..........................1..................45 1..............2.....42 1.....1.........1...........................1...............1........2.1......... Document Entry in the Profit Center Invoice....................44 1.3.........1....................................39 1....46 1..................... Settlement of Overhead Orders (Actual Data)..................3...........................21...................19..............................55 1..... Direct Activity Assignment Using Time Sheet Processing............ Transfer and Valuation of Billing Documents (Intercompany Processing)..........6............................................. Transfer and Valuation of Incoming Sales Orders.............................2..2....................2....................3..........2...................... Settlement of Accrual Orders.........57 1.............3.................................2.......... Transfer and Valuation of Billing Documents (Third-Party Transaction).............................1.........................48 1.....................................................41 1.....3. Actual Cost/Revenue Allocation...................................2... Product Cost Allocation................3........................................18.......... Transfer Time Sheet Data to CO..................40 1................... Template Allocation (Sales Order)............................................. Direct Posting of Special Direct Costs and Revenues...1...41 1.................................45 1..............................39 1.....................11.........3.............1.... Overhead Calculation (Overhead Cost Order).5.....3...............1.......................Controlling 1...........8....3..3.................. Target=Actual Activity Allocation........3...1..................56 1.................2.......................39 1.......... Overhead Calculation (Business Process)............................... Transfer and Valuation of Billing Documents (Direct Sale).39 1..............................................2..............................3........2.............................................................. Template Allocation (Cost Object).......2.........43 1.....2...........................2......2..7...............44 1.2..........................................1......2....1.......1..46 1.3.. Reconciliation Financial Accounting/Controlling..2....................................... Manual Funds Reduction...............................3.................43 1..............14....2.....55 1........1...........41 1.............2.......................4.1..... Automatic Additional Transfer into Profitability Analysis...........................5......3........................3..1..2....2...3................................... Template Allocation (Product Cost Collector)..Product Costs.................................2.............. Period-End Closing (Controlling).......45 1.......... Period-End Closing in Overhead Cost Controlling.......................... Actual Cost Distribution ...................2......10..........................41 1.47 1........4........................... Analysis of Overhead Orders....................... Direct Activity Allocation (Controlling)...40 1...........2.................................1...... Profit Center Allocation.........................4..................56 1.3......................1.............40 1.....2.......1........................1......................................................... Revaluation at Actual Prices..................20............................. Period-End Closing for Product Cost Controlling............... Revaluation at Actual Prices......... Variance Calculation for Overhead.. Time Sheet Permit.....................................6...........1................13...........................4......54 1...2.............................. Actual Price Calculation........... Template Allocation (Overhead Cost Order).......................7........3............57 Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 4 ...................... Manual Cost Allocation....1........ Overhead Allocation......3.39 1.....1.. Template Allocation (Manufacturing Order).......1..........2......3.......1..................... Entry of Sender Activities................. Cost and Revenue Allocation to Profitability Analysis..........................................3............1...................3....... Actual Periodic Reposting.............. Transfer of Primary Costs to Cost Center/Order........46 1.........................9......2..................... Accrual Calculation in Cost Center Accounting (Percentage Method)...... Splitting 55 1...............3..............6.7.......2.......41 1...........3.............................. Transfer and Valuation of Billing Documents (Complaints Processing)..................44 1.............................2........2..............................1.................................42 1.........47 1.12.....................55 1..2.........3.........................................1.....................Blueprint Questions ...................3......................... Manual Funds Reservation.............41 1.......3.3..3.............3...................3...... Business Process Analysis............................3.............................................1.3.... Transfer of Customer Agreements to Profitability Analysis...........4................1........................................1.................................................55 1..............4.................1. Simultaneous Costing.15.46 1...............................5.........3................................56 1..........5..4........................46 1............56 1......3.....................17.............. Time Sheet Report.....................57 1......41 1.45 1....................4........................4. Actual Cost Assessment...........2...........................4.........2......2...........57 1..........................................1...44 1.......4.......... Accrual Calculation in Cost Center Accounting (Target = Actual Method)..................42 1....................................................................9.....2....6..47 1............................16......................2. Actual Transfer of Additional Balance Sheet Items to EC-PCA...........1..2......

...................................1.......................1....................................64 1........2.........1.........4....3..................2..................7........... WIP Calculation Based On Actual Costs............15.............................73 2....5........................... Project Settlement.......66 2. Copy Plan from Previous Year to Cost Center Planning........................59 1.Evaluation..........61 1...........................3..........2........... Transfer of Planned Sales Quantities.. Product Cost Analysis in Product Cost by Period.......................3.....3.................2.2......................................5............................... Settlement of Overhead Orders (Actual Data).... Overhead Calculation (Manufacturing Order)...Blueprint Questions ...3...........................................................6......22......................3.2... Settlement of Manufacturing Order to Inventory.....................................19.3.....69 2.......... Period-End Closing for Profitability Analysis......................................... Planning Scenario Processing............................................74 2...................... Master Production Scheduling ................. Period-End Closing for Profit Center Accounting........65 2..... Overall Material Requirements Planning.. Actual Profit Center Distribution.................................................... Price Update in Actual Costing....................................63 1........1............... Master Production Scheduling ................ Actual Allocation of Cost Center Costs to Profitability Analysis....................................... Create Planning Proposal (with Sales Planning)....................................................4. Variance Calculation Cumulated........................................................3..............64 1..4............................1..................................................................2.....4............................10.66 2..............1. Settlement of Cost Object Hierarchy.......................3............. Cost and Activity Planning..........3..... Manual Sales Planning.... Product Cost Analysis for Co-Products..2.........4........................74 2.............2......64 1.....1..........................................................2........1......3..2.........61 1.........3.......4.......................3..........................3...........4.......................... Forecast 67 2..................65 1........3........................ Product Cost Analysis in Product Cost by Order.............................. Settlement of Manufacturing Order to Sales Order...3..................2................26...61 1...................2............61 1....... Activity Type Planning..............1....................2............... Data Collection for Product Drilldown....... Actual Profit Center Assessment........17........1................................2................1.......................2.........................................3................................................66 2.............. WIP Calculation Based on Target Costs.......3.......13..........................63 1.........................9.2........................21.......................................2....................3................2.63 1.................3.58 1... Overhead Calculation (Cost Object)....................1..........7...2..............1....74 2...59 1.....74 Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 5 .......... Sales Planning.......................................61 1........................................................ Settlement of Sales Orders...................3....60 1..........4.3..........................2..3........73 2.........................................1. Actual Top-Down Distribution..................68 2......................2..24....................64 1.......................Total Planning..........23.........4... Periodic Variance Calculation.......2. Analysis of Results and Contribution Margins...16.12......14.67 2.............72 2.....1........... Operational business planning................74 2.............................1........................................................................................................................2.3................2..........evaluation.....11.............................1..........74 2........................................................................1...........................3.................62 1............................................ Copy Actual Data to Cost Center Plan.....3..........................57 1.........3...............2...3....25...............18..................................2.....................................58 1....Controlling 1..................................1...............................66 2..............................4.....8.....6..65 1. Transfer of Results to Demand Management....... Order Budgeting...............3................................5........................3...1......3...........................1........... Results Analysis for Sales Orders..........3..1...........................8.................2...................66 2....58 1....... Standard SOP............1........................................59 1.................62 1...................... Actual Allocation of Process Costs to Profitability Analysis...68 2. Overhead Calculation (Sales Order).20............2................58 1.........................3..3.....................73 2......................................1..1................... Overhead Calculation (Product Cost Collector).... Settlement of Production Variances...............60 1.. Settlement of Product Cost Collector............3........................ Master planning..........3.............. Enterprise Controlling...... Budget Planning........1............4... Distribution of Order Costs to Order Items..6................3.........................2..........................63 1..63 1.....8.......3.. Planning Revaluation.3...2............. Redefinition of Plan Version........................................62 1....71 2................................................. Demand management................2.......................................................................................2..........4.......1............3............................3................................66 2...........2.........3..............2.............1..........................3.................................................................62 1...3.......3......................................................... Sales Order Settlement...................................................70 2..............60 1......1.......................3.................1......................1.1.. Material requirements planning ..........9...........3...............69 2.......7......7......

.....................23...........8....3...........75 2........3.....77 2.............Blueprint Questions .29.1......... Imputed Costs .....6...........86 2.............................................20.................78 2. Preparation for Costing.................... Planned Allocation of Process Costs to Profitability Analysis.......1................ Standard Cost Estimate with Quantity Structure.75 2........... Profit Center Planning....1............2............................................................................82 2...................2....8...........................1..............86 2..........................................1..................8..6............ Creation of Planning Proposal (Without Sales Planning).80 2.......1............... Price Release with Standard Cost Estimate..................78 2..7.................24...3........1......4.............................1...3............2..1.2...................................................2......... Manual Profit Center Planning..............78 2.....1....................22.26..........19...17.6.............................21.......1................... Primary Cost Planning (Prop............. Overall Planning (Order)......................... Manual Profit Planning....... Plan Cost Assessment........ Periodic Reposting of Plan Data............ Definition of Activity Type for Cost Center..75 2................................3....................1..........2................................................................3..............1.5...76 2........................85 2.........................3........ Analysis of Results And Contribution Margins......................3............3..........................84 2................................................../Fixed).................77 2........................1. Profit Planning.....4.......1................3...................................................75 2...........12......................1................................ Copy Actual Costs to Profit Center Planning................................. Plan Integration of Profit Centers.7.. Redefinition of Plan Version (Profit Center Planning)...13.....84 2....1..... Plan Cost Distribution.......................................1.....27......Plan...............1.10.............79 2.................4............... Primary Cost Planning (Full Costs). Planned Price Calculation.........................1...3....... Strategic Business Planning..................1... Data basis.1........................................................5........................85 2..................1........2.............................................. Unit Costing (Order)...............2...........................77 2..............................................1............................1......................5....5..........3..1........................ Secondary Cost Planning (Full Costs)..........................................89 2..............1..........3....................................................... Foreign currencies........................................5........90 Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 6 .............................................................87 2...3......................................................31......5............18......3...............1................1.................83 2........ Standard Cost Estimate for Co-Products...........................3......................5.......................................................................6......... Process Cost Planning....................76 2..................................3....85 2.......................................4.........81 2.......... Plan Profit Center Assessment.84 2................78 2.......................... Transfer of Depreciation/Interest (Activity-Independent)...1.............9..................................................................................................1......1.....................3.......76 2............................. Plan Reconciliation..............................4.............90 2.....................11..77 2...................1...3.1......2.3...........................................90 2.........................1................85 2..............2.1.....1................25.5................ Copy Plan from Previous Year to Profit Center Planning.........84 2........................3........................................... Cost Element Planning (Order with Integrated Planning).....87 2...83 2......................................................................2.......30..3.6.5......................................... Transfer of Scheduled Activity PP -> CO-ABC....2......76 2............... Transfer of Depreciation/Interest (Activity-Dependent).............................77 2................... Transfer of Personnel Costs................1..............28...............................................................1.Controlling 2..........................83 2..........................15..............................1.............85 2.....5.....................33........6........84 2...1.....4. Data modeling....83 2........ Transfer of Statistical Key Figures from LIS (Plan)................1...................................................... Standard cost estimate.6.............................. Basic settings..32.................3..........4...1.............3............3..........1...........................1.76 2...................................90 2...3................. Secondary Cost Planning (Prop.................87 2............ Settlement of Overhead Cost Orders (Planning Data)........... Standard Cost Estimate Without Quantity Structure............77 2...........................................4...............................................80 2...... Transfer of Scheduled Activity from PP to CO-OM-CCA..........1.. Splitting 79 2...1........75 2..................... Settlement of Overhead Cost Orders (Planning Data).............1.14..............................1...............6....6........ Valuation of Sales Planning......................1...........................................86 2.........79 2...5.. Overhead Calculation (Cost Center).6...............4.............16.......................................83 2...75 2................1..1.3.../Fixed)..........................3..................1................................. Planned Allocation Cost Center Costs to Profitability Analysis..............1... File names........................ Excel Upload -> Profit Center Planning.3................................. Overhead Calculation [Overhead Order].3.................................. Project Settlement..............2............... Cost Element Planning (Order)....................................................6.....80 2........................................................1............ Plan Profit Center Distribution....76 2............5..

......2.................. Data transfer.............................105 Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 7 ...........................4...............................93 2............................................................................93 2........................ Information System....3.......................2...7........2...4..........................90 2.2........3............. Maintain calculation formulas for basic key figures.............95 2...................................2...1..........................................2.......1.......4........7........................ Create planning layout......................................... Data (Tools)...........................95 2.................5...........6.. Maintain planner profiles......104 2.........................................2............5.....91 2..........7...................5................5.................................1..........3................................................. Task Functions on Tools. Reports 99 2....... Maintain forecast profiles....................................1....... Object-Dependent Parameters............................................. Task Functions on Information System.....................................2................8...................3.......................97 2....................................2...................99 2.........7.....96 2........2.............2....3. Definition of Consolidation Groups.93 2......9......................4....10..........6.............. Maintain weighting group...................99 2............................3....8..2.99 2.................................100 2....................................... Comments...................................................................8............ Create Distribution Key. Variables 99 2......94 2............ External Systems.2.......................8......1.................................97 2.............2................................4.2....................2.........................2...1.. Comment tables..3..7......................... Data slices.............104 2...................................2................2...................................... Preparatory Work: General.. Control Report Portfolio....3.........................................2...........105 2.................................................................................3......... Authorization management...2...5.................2................99 2......... Check Currencies..........................................100 2.......2........3.............6..........2..2..........................8...4.2......2.3.........................94 2...................2......2....................................95 2....................................................................5......3.............................................104 2...............................94 2...........2...2..................94 2..................................92 2..............4.....4...................................................98 2............93 2....... Transaction data................3...........95 2..........5..1...........................2..97 2....................................1.............Controlling 2........2.......... Fixed Characteristics... Print in MS Word for Windows................................2.......... Basic key figures...........6........2......98 2.....4.......................9..........................3..........................7....................... Master Data Hierarchy............. Definition of Ledgers...... Characteristics... Master data... File 95 2......... Aspect 91 2................2...................96 2..........2............................8......................4......2...........5....................................3............. Transfer procedure.......................................................................... Report data...............93 2............ Business Planning..... Creating Versions....... Information System...2............................3............................................................. Forms 99 2.. Currency Translation Types for Data Transfer and Planning Layouts..3.3.1......................................11.............. Maintain Report Selection.......4...................1..5........................99 2.....2...................92 2................7.......2....................................................................1........5...........................................2......................................................7....... Report portfolio.........................................................................2.......................................................... Transport 98 2.................................................5.................5..94 2..............2...............................6.............. Summarization levels....2.............................................4.....................92 2..................................................................................................1....0.2.....................6......2.1...........................2.........5. Data transfer................ Tools 97 2...... Consolidation....................3............................................ Conversion to Release 4..5....2..............9....................................3.........7...........2...........................96 2..........................2.............5.................................2................1.................................. Data 98 2.......... Validation..7............................................................... Derivation........ Change Revaluation Factor.................................3.............................. Calculated Key Figures.......................................................................95 2...........................1.96 2......97 2..........96 2.....104 2..............2......6................ Data basis.........................96 2..................... Definition of Consolidation Units..........................2..........2................... Creating Dimensions.......Blueprint Questions ..........4..............................3.............8..............3.........................................................................6.........8..................................104 2................4........................................................8..........................95 2.....9....3.............4.............2................................................................................3..........97 2..................

..........................108 2.....3............3...............4.......10..............119 2....... Basic settings...................................4...............................................116 2..............110 2..................4.... Summarization levels.........................116 2......4.....114 2......4........................................ Definition of Cons Chart of Accounts / Cons Chart of Accounts Hierarchy..6..............4.4.... Interunit Elimination by Elimination of IU Payables and Receivables.....3.......................................5............................111 2......................................9..5............ Print in MS Word for Windows.....8.4..............3..3...5....4.....................................................................107 2...............3........... Executive Information System (EIS)........115 2.......Blueprint Questions .... Fixed Characteristics.......................4...............4..........3................................115 2.............4..................4.............4............ Data slices..............................118 2....... Master Data Hierarchy.........4............................... Validation.....................................................3.........................6............................108 2..........................................................................4............. Comments............3............................................3.........1.................3.... Information System..................................................4......6........118 2...................3.3............................ Task Functions on Information System.....1........................ Non-integrated Financial Data Transfer by Online Entry. Setting up Translation..........4.............................1...............3............ Data transfer..........4....120 2.................................. Derivation.............4.........................109 2....... Comment tables.10.....4..........................................................5..........................6.............................4.............. Tools 119 2......... Transaction data.................3..........................................................114 2......................................3.................................7....................7........................4.............118 2...........................4...............................4......2.................................. Definition of Breakdown Categories........................ Transport 121 2.........108 2..................................3..108 2.......110 2.................................... Transfer procedure......107 2... External Systems...................119 2.......................Controlling 2.........117 2..... Currency Translation Types for Data Transfer and Planning Layouts.........................................4..........................1..................4...........3...........4.........................1...4..8.......1..2...............................................................................................................................................106 2..............2.....................3......4............................111 2. Data Entry Layout.......................................7..........4.........................2...3.............2......117 2........................ Control Report Portfolio..................................3........................ Data basis.... Data modeling...................4...............120 2......................................3.. Processes of the Consolidation Monitor...........................4............3..........3....4.....................121 2......4...6........5..........................121 Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 8 ..........119 2.........................................................................................1.........116 2..........1.2.....................................4......................4........3.....................................................1............... Preparatory Work: Production.........6.. Aspect 115 2............................................................................3.................................................109 2....... File 119 2.....................1...........119 2........................ Definition of Subitem Categories.............5................117 2...............................11..........3................................2........................................4...... Data 121 2.......................................................................113 2.........................................3..........118 2.............0............ Data basis................ Definition of Custom Characteristics..116 2.......................................................2.................................................... Characteristics................4.............1.. Preparation of Consolidation Group Changes.....2....................................1.........................110 2....................5.117 2............11................................................................119 2................................................4. Master data................5...4...............117 2............107 2..3.......... Interunit Elimination by Elimination of IC Revenue and Expense.. File names............................................ Data transfer....................................2..............4..3...............2...............................4.. Authorization management (EIS)............. Preparatory Work: Integration........ Definition of Subitems........... Foreign currencies... Conversion to Release 4........................3.....................4......... Processes of the Data Monitor........................5............6.4. Basic key figures..................12........ Consolidation of investments.......................4.........7....4...118 2.................4.3...............3..................................4.... Administration of Authorizations........................ Maintain Report Selection....................4............114 2............................9...................1...................6............................................. Information System (EC-EIS)..117 2.............113 2............5..........4.........7.....5................113 2...................3....6...... Reports (EIS).............................6..................4....6............................. Calculated Key Figures.3..............4........................................108 2.............1............109 2.............................119 2.......109 2........3........3..8.....................................................................................1...................................................4...........

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

1. allocation.1. Questions: Q: A: 1) Define cost element groups for planning.Controlling 1. 1. Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 10 .1.1.2.1. Overhead Cost Controlling Cost Element Primary Cost Element 1.2.1. Cost Element Group 1) Define secondary cost elements for planning.1. Secondary Cost Element 1) Define primary cost elements based on the definition of the chart of account. allocation and reporting purposes.1.1.1. 1. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Reserve a number range in the chart of accounts for the definition of CO-specific accounts/primary cost elements: which additional primary cost elements do you need (such as for accruals)? A: 1.1. Revenue and cost controlling 1.3. 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). and reporting purposes.2.1. 1.1. Questions: Q: A: 1.Blueprint Questions .

Questions: Q: 1) Group your activity types into different categories or similar attributes for planning.Controlling A: 1.2.3. A: Activity Type Group 1.1.2.4.4.3. 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.1. Questions: Q: 1) Take your corporate organizational structure and build a hierarchy according to levels of responsibilities. headcount. A: 1. and reporting purposes)? A: Cost Center Group Standard Hierarchy for Cost Centers 1.1. and so on)? A: Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 11 . Questions: Q: 1) Besides the standard hierarchy.2. with cost centers as the lowest level.3.1.1. allocation.3. A: Q: 2) Since activity types are posted as secondary cost elements. Questions: Activity Type Activity Type Q: 1) Define the type of activity performed by each cost center. have you specified the secondary cost elements to which you want to assign the activity type (one-to-one. 1. Do this by defining one or more measurable activity type(s) for each cost center.2. allocation and reporting purposes. 1.1.1. do you need other alternative structure (groups) of cost centers (for planning. or one cost element for more than one activity type)? A: 1.1.1.Blueprint Questions .

5. 1. and so on)? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 12 .1. A: 1. Questions: Internal Order Q: 1) What business criteria do you use to classify your internal orders (for example.1.1.1. Questions: Q: 1) Do you group your business processes alternatively by categories or similar attributes so that you can plan.5. accrual orders. 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). Questions: Statistical Key Figure Group Q: 1) Define groups of statistical key figures (such as the group for all headcount statistical figures). overhead orders.Blueprint Questions .1. investment orders. Questions: Q: 1) Define the standard hierarchie of processes for planning.1.1. and allocate overhead costs on the basis of these? A: [ ]Yes [ ]No Comments: Q: A: Comments: 1.Controlling 1. statistical orders.4. A: 1. 1.2.5. enter.2. allocating and reporting business process costs.3.6. Questions: Business Process Business Process Q: 1) Do you want to define business processes across different areas of your organization and plan.5.

1.that is. should the real posting be on the cost center? A: 1. energy. 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. salaries. 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. 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.)? A: Q: 3) Should some of the orders be used for information purposes only .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 . 1. etc. marketing.2.2.Controlling A: Q: 2) What are the types of orders that will be used in the controlling area (such as investments.Blueprint Questions .

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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
2.1.
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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etc. asset history sheets.Blueprint Questions . Questions: Subitem Category Q: 1) Which standard subassignments would you like to use? What requirements do you have for group reporting later on. Questions: Custom Characteristics Q: 1) Do you need further custom characteristics. segment reports. equity aging reports.3.2.1.Controlling Q: 8) Define your selected items for posting financial statement imbalances and for posting deferred taxes. for both retained earnings carried forward as well as the balancing adjustment.1. A: Comments: 2.1.4. ? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 17 . 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. in addition to the standard subassignments? A: [ ]Yes [ ]No Comments: Q: A: Comments: 2) If yes how many and which characteristics? 2. for example.

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. B.1.Blueprint Questions . Business processes 1. 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 .6. Revenue and cost controlling 1. 1.Controlling A: 2.1.1.1.1. describe them.1. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to structure your sales planning based on reference data? If so.5. 1. Questions: Q: A: Sets (Namespace) 1) Define suitable name spaces for the sets you use. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: Subitem 1) How do you want to define the subitems? 2) Which default values do you want to define for the characteristic value of subitems? 2.1.

Blueprint Questions .2.1.2. product.1.2.2.3. How do you plan cost centers? Copy Actual Data to Cost Center Plan Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 19 . Questions: Redefinition of Plan Version 1) Describe your planning process. How do you plan cost centers? Q: 2) Do you want to create your cost center/activity plan based on the planned values of the previous year? (If so.3. 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.Controlling 1.2.1. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 2) Do you want to transfer planned sales quantities from CO-PA to Production Planning? 1) Do you want to transfer plan sales quantities from CO-PA to LIS? Transfer of Planned Sales Quantities 1. what is the source of this data and in what form is it stored? A: 1.2. Questions: Q: A: Cost and Activity Planning Copy Plan from Previous Year to Cost Center Planning 1) Describe your planning process.1. product group. customer.1.1.1.1. what is the source of this data and in what form is it stored? A: 1. Questions: Manual Sales Planning Q: 1) Which level of the hierarchy do you want to use for planning (for example. 1.1. sales organization)? A: 1.

6.1.1.4.8. Questions: Transfer of Statistical Key Figures from LIS (Plan) 1) Comment on defining activity types by cost center Definition of Activity Type for Cost Center 1) Comment on activity type planning Activity Type Planning 1) Do you want to plan and control the budget of the order using availability checks? Order Budgeting Budget Planning Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 20 . Questions: Q: A: 1.2.1.Blueprint Questions .1.2. How do you plan cost centers? 2) Do you want to represent different planning scenarios in parallel? 1. Questions: Planning Revaluation Q: 1) Do you carry out revaluation (increases or decreases for certain cost elements in certain cost centers)? A: 1. Questions: Q: A: 1.7.9. Questions: Q: A: 1.Controlling Q: A: Q: A: 1) Describe your planning process.2.1.2. Questions: Q: 1) Does your organization use the type of budgeting described in the documentation field? A: 1.2.5.2.1.

1. Questions: Q: 1) If you are implementing SAP R/3 manufacturing modules.15. 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. do you want to transfer the activity requirements from sales and operations planning (SOP).1. Questions: Q: 1) If you implementing the SAP R/3 production modules. do you want to transfer activity requirements from sales & operations planning (SOP).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: 1.2. which you want to use as a basis for allocations and reporting purposes? A: 1.Blueprint Questions .1.2.2.2.14. Questions: Q: 1) If you are also implementing SAP R/3 Asset Management (FI-AA). Questions: Q: 1) If you are also implementing SAP R/3 Asset Management (FI-AA).1. long-term planning.12. 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 .13. or MRP to Controlling (CO-ABC) as scheduled activities? A: 1.11.1.2. do you want to transfer the results of personnel cost planningto Controlling (CO) as part of your planning for personnel expenses? A: 1.2. or MRP to Controlling (CO-CCA) as the scheduled production activities? A: 1. Questions: Q: 1) If you are also implementing SAP R/3 Human Resources.10. long-term planning.

20.1.2.2.Controlling Questions: Q: 1) Which procedure do you use for manual planning of primary costs.2. when you have costs that are not transferred from other modules. marketing orders) and settle them to cost centers after planning at the cost element level? A: 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. when you have costs that are not transferred from other modules.18.2. Questions: Q: A: 1.1.2.16.17.21. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to use integrated internal orders in cost center planning (such as repair orders. Questions: Q: A: 1. Questions: Q: A: 1./Fixed) Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 22 .2.1.1. such as HR or FI-AA? A: 1. Questions: Q: 1) Which procedure do you use for manual planning of primary costs.1. such as HR or FI-AA? A: 1.19.1.Blueprint Questions . 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.

26.1.1. Questions: Q: 1) Do you periodically move costs from a project/cost center (such as telephone costs) to other projects/cost centers? A: Q: 2) Did you define the basis for these allocations (such as. Overhead Calculation (Business Process) Overhead Calculation (Cost Center) Process Cost Planning 1) Describe how accruals are planned for actual data. and so on)? A: 1.23.1.2. Cost Accrual .27. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to enter planning data in your planning for overhead cost orders. 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: 1.2. independent of cost elements) on overhead cost orders? A: 1.25. Questions: Q: 1) Do you plan to allocate a certain type of costs/expenses to cost centers automatically using overhead rates? A: 1.22.Controlling Q: 1) Do you want to plan overall costs (values only.1.Blueprint Questions . percentage. Questions: Q: A: 1.2.Plan Periodic Reposting of Plan Data Unit Costing (Order) Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 23 .2. statistical key figures.2. for example telephone units consumed.24.1.1. A: 1.2.

Blueprint Questions . do you distribute overhead as a fixed percentage or based on the actual total costs? A: Comments: Q: 6) Describe in detail how each of these assignments is performed today in your organization. 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. applying a fixed percentage rate for recovery of overhead to material issues). A: Comments: Q: 5) For each assignment type. Comments: Q: 4) List the different groups of costs/expenses (for example. 7) What postings do the assignments create? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 24 .

labor hours.Blueprint Questions . 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.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. what causes the overhead (for example. 13) What postings do the assignments create? 9) Do you assign overhead expenses to projects? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 25 . 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. total WBS expense. direct labor expense.

Blueprint Questions . 18) Do you want to add a percentage for overhead to the production cost collector? 16) Do you want to define a percentage for the overhead rate in the cost object? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 26 . 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.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.

) 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 .Blueprint Questions .) 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. (Detailed calculation can affect system performance.

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

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

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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.
Questions:

Standard Cost Estimate

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

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

3. Questions: Q: 1) Since you are calculating your product costs without access to SAP quantity structure data. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) What rules are used to apportion the costs to the co-products? 1) Do you have production processes that ever yield multiple products? Standard Cost Estimate for Co-Products 7) Do you want to break down your cost of goods manufactured into primary costs? 6) Do you need to plan costs in multiple currencies? 5) Do you plan product costs centrally or independently by plant? 3) Do you plan products that use materials belonging to another plant? 2) Do you subcontract any of your manufacturing activities? Standard Cost Estimate Without Quantity Structure Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 34 .3.Controlling Q: 9) If you are using mixed costing.1.Blueprint Questions . what proportions of the individual procurement alternatives/manufacturing processes should be used as a basis for costing? A: 1.1.4. 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: 1.3.

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.1.1. commercial prices. How do you plan the Profit Center? Copy Actual Costs to Profit Center Planning Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 35 .4. 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. what is the source of this data and in what form is it available? A: 1.4.1.4.2.4.Controlling A: 1. Questions: Q: A: Profit Center Planning Copy Plan from Previous Year to Profit Center Planning 1) Describe your planning processor.3.Blueprint Questions .1. How do you plan the Profit Center? Excel Upload -> Profit Center Planning 1) Describe your planning processor.1. 1. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Do you want to base your Profit Center Planning on the previous year's actual values? If yes. Questions: Q: A: 1) Describe your planning processor. what is the source of this data and in what form is it available? A: 1. and so on in MM (without stock revaluation)? A: Price Release with Standard Cost Estimate 1.3.5.

How do you plan the Profit Center? 2) Do you want to represent different planning scenarios in parallel? 3) Which plan versions should be transferred (integrated) from other applications? Plan Integration of Profit Centers Q: 1) Do you want to transfer plan data to PCA from other applications? From which application(s)? A: Comments: 1.7.4.1.4. Questions: Q: A: 1.Controlling Q: A: 2) Is your plan data available on an external medium? 1. Questions: Q: 1) Do you carry out distributions from one profit center to another profit center (which possibly belongs to another company code) within the same controlling area? A: 1.1.5.Blueprint Questions . 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.1.6. Manual Profit Center Planning Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 36 .4.4.4.4. Questions: Redefinition of Plan Version (Profit Center Planning) 1) Describe your planning processor.1. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: 1.8.1.

1.5. 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 . Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to structure your sales planning based on reference data? If so.1.1. product group. product. Questions: Q: 1) Which level of the hierarchy do you want to use for planning (for example.5. 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.Blueprint Questions .2.1. customer.3. describe them.Controlling A: 1. 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. 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. 1.5.1.5. what is the source and form of this data? A: Q: A: Q: A: 1.

5.5.Controlling A: 1.1.6.1.4.5. 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 .1.7. Questions: Q: A: 1.5. 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. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to transfer the plan process costs to profitability analysis? ales. 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: 1.5.Blueprint Questions .1.

1.2. A: Q: A: 1.3.2.1.1.1.Controlling A: 1.2. 1.2.Blueprint Questions . detail.2. medium/system)? Time Sheet Permit Q: 1) Explain the permit procedure for working time or recording of activity allocation for your employees. employee hours by cost center)? 2) How often does this transfer take place (daily.2. employee utilization. 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. weekly and so on)? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 39 .1.1. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 1. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to transfer recorded activity allocations to Controlling using the time sheet? A: [ ]Yes [ ]No Transfer Time Sheet Data to CO 2) How many employees does the person responsible for approval manage? Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: 3) Which time sheet-based reports do you require (for example.

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

3.8. 1. do you want to enter other data which is not transferred by the integration of EC-PCA? A: 1.2.3.1. Questions: Actual Transfer of Additional Balance Sheet Items to EC-PCA Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 41 . or activity allocation? A: Manual Cost Allocation Manual Funds Reduction Manual Funds Reservation 1. do you want to display manual funds reservation (manual commitments) for expected expenses. A: 1.2.1.Controlling Q: 1) Create a matrix that contains the primary cost elements derived from the chart of accounts in the rows.2. describe the reduction process for the manual commitment.1.2.2.2.9. Questions: Q: A: Product Cost Allocation Simultaneous Costing 1) Comment on simultaneous costing 1.2.2. Questions: Profit Center Allocation Document Entry in the Profit Center Invoice Q: 1) In Profit Center Accounting. Questions: Q: 1) For your organization.2. A: 1.7.1.2. 1. without using the usual tools for distribution. assessment.3. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to allocate certain (primary and/or secondary) cost elements manually.1.2. and assign these to the possible account assignment objects (cost center. Questions: Q: 1) When you use manual funds reservation. where you cannot yet foresee how they are incurred? A: 1.Blueprint Questions . order).

2. which ones? A: 1. 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. (see period end closing Profit Center Accounting) do you wish to transfer other B/S items transaction-based? If yes. 1.2.3.2.1.3.2.2.4. Questions: Q: 1) In Profit Center Accounting.Blueprint Questions .Controlling Q: 1) Besides the balance sheet items transferred at period end.4. 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 .4. 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.

4.2.2.Blueprint Questions .3. 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 . Questions: Q: 1) Which report rows (value fields) should the conditions in the billing documents be assigned to? A: Q: A: Q: 3) Do you want the update to Profitability Analysis of both the sales deductions and the cost component split for cost of goods manufactured to be transaction-based? A: Q: A: Q: A: 1.4.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.

2.4.4.2.2.7.4.2.Controlling A: 1.4. returns. Questions: Q: 1) Do all your revenue and sales deduction postings come in from the Sales and Distribution component.6. Questions: Q: 1) Do all your revenue and sales deduction postings come in from the Sales and Distribution component. Questions: Q: 1) How should credit memos.8. and free deliveries be shown in Profitability Analysis? A: Q: 2) Which report rows (value fields) should the conditions in the billing documents be assigned to? A: Q: A: 1. 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.Blueprint Questions . Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to transfer customer arrangements to Profitability Analysis as passive budget checks? A: 1. or are there additional postings to those categories that originate in the General Ledger? Automatic Additional Transfer into Profitability Analysis Direct Posting of Special Direct Costs and Revenues Transfer of Customer Agreements to Profitability Analysis 3) Which values are to be used in valuation in addition to the conditions in SD? Transfer and Valuation of Billing Documents (Complaints Processing) Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 44 .5.

3.1.1.1. Accrual Calculation in Cost Center Accounting (Target = Actual Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 45 . 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. Method) Questions: Q: A: 1. percentage.1.3.1. and assign these to the possible account assignment objects (combinations of characteristics in CO-PA). Accrual Calculation in Cost Center Accounting (Percentage 1) Describe how accruals are planned for actual data.3. A: 1.2. statistical key figures.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.3. and so on)? A: 1. A: Q: 4) Decide which automatic postings from FI or MM should be transferred into Profitability Analysis automatically.3. Method) Questions: Q: 1) Describe how accruals are planned for actual data. for example telephone units consumed. Period-End Closing (Controlling) Period-End Closing in Overhead Cost Controlling Actual Periodic Reposting 1. 1.Blueprint Questions .3.

for example telephone units consumed. 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: 1.8. 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. WBS element).1.6.Blueprint Questions .3.4.3. and so on)? A: 1.1.3.3.1. 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. 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. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to distribute costs from a cost center or a cost center group to CO objects (cost center. percentage. Questions: Q: 1) When you use indirect activity allocation (manual entry).Controlling A: 1.7.1. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 1. orders.1. statistical key figures.5.

Questions: Q: 1) Do you allocation costs from one cost cente / group from cost centers to other CO objects (cost centers. orders.Blueprint Questions . applying a fixed percentage rate for recovery of overhead to material issues).1. or equivalence number) and under which cost elements (original cost element or settlement cost element) should settlement be made? A: 1.1.3. 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 .9.3. amount. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) To which receivers.10. amount.3.1. or equivalence number) and under which cost elements (original cost element or settlement cost element) should settlement be made? A: 1.11. at which rates (percentage. at which rates (percentage. A: Q: A: 1. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) To which receivers.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.

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

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

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. 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 . (Detailed calculation can affect system performance.Controlling Q: 22) List the different groups of costs/expenses (for example. applying a fixed percentage rate for recovery of overhead to material issues).) A: Comments: 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: 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 .

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 .

14.1.3.1.3.) 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: 1.13.Blueprint Questions . Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to predistribute fixed costs independent of the receiving cost center’s actual usage of resources? Predistribution of Fixed Costs 1) Do you want to display cost center variances by variance category? Variance Calculation for Overhead 49) Do you evaluate interest charges throughout the project hierarchy? 47) Does the basis for the overhead costs change during the lifecycle of the project? 46) To which accounts/cost elements are the overhead costs posted? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 54 .Controlling Q: A: 45) How often do you calculate overhead costs? Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: 48) Who is responsible for overhead costs? (This person is responsible for running the overhead calculation.

statistical key figures.Blueprint Questions .3.1.1.15.1.19. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Did you define the basis for these allocations (such as.Controlling A: 1.3. and so on)? A: 1. average.16. 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: 1.18. or aggregated prices? Actual Price Calculation 1) Comment on splitting Splitting Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 55 . 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: 1.1. percentage. 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.3.3. for example telephone units consumed.3. Questions: Q: A: 1.17.1.

3. A: Analysis of Overhead Orders 1) Provide the consultant with your most critical cost center reports. 1.3.3.2.20.1. or detailed line item analysis. 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 . order group analysis.3. Questions: Q: A: 1.1. 1. actual analysis.21.Blueprint Questions .1.2. Questions: Q: 1) Describe the critical factors for order analysis. 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.Controlling Questions: Q: A: 1. such as plan/budget vs. Cost Center Analysis 1) Provide the consultant with your most critical business process reports.2.3.2.

2.4.3.3.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 . Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 1.2.3. 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. 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 .7. Questions: Q: A: 1.Blueprint Questions .5.2.3.3. 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: 1.2.6.Controlling 1.2.3.

Controlling 1. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to define automatic allocation using overhead rates for a certain type of costs/expenses on orders? A: Q: 2) List the different groups of costs/expenses (for example. applying a fixed percentage rate for recovery of overhead to material issues).3.2.2. A: Q: A: 1.3. applying a fixed percentage rate for recovery of overhead to material issues).11.3.8. 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.2.3.2. A: Q: A: 1.Blueprint Questions .10. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 1. 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 .9.

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.13. 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: 1.2. Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 59 . specify how.Blueprint Questions .3.12. 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.3.14.Controlling Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 1.2. Questions: Q: A: 1.

2. specify how. 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 . Comments: 1.3. 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: 1.16.2.17.Blueprint Questions .15.Controlling Comments: 1.2.3.3. 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.

Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Note on transferring the price differences to FI or updating the factory activity to production orders: A: 1. what accounts would you like to post WIP and reserves to? A: 1.18.Blueprint Questions .19.2. work in process (WIP).3. A: Comments: 1.3. goods in transit and reserves. Questions: Q: 1) Results analysis calculates costs of goods sold. work in process (WIP). how much cost and revenue detail would you like to see in Profitability Analysis? A: Q: 2) If you are working with results analysis.3. goods in transit and reserves.2.2.3.3. 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 . 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. Questions: Q: A: 1.22.2.21.Controlling 1.20.2. Questions: Q: 1) If you are using results analysis.

24. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: Q: 3) Is this grouping and its requirements regarding product groups and material groups identical in Logistics? A: 1. Questions: Q: A: 1. Product Cost Analysis for Co-Products 1) Provide the consultant with your most critical product cost reports.2.3. Questions: Q: A: 1) Provide the consultant with your most critical product cost reports.23.2. Product Cost Analysis in Product Cost by Order 2) How do you want to group your materials for the summarized analysis? 1) How do you want to summarize product costs? Data Collection for Product Drilldown Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 62 . Questions: Q: A: 1.2.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. Product Cost Analysis in Product Cost by Period 1) Provide the consultant with your most critical product cost reports.2.26.25.Blueprint Questions .3.3.3.

1.1. gains and balance sheet accounts from the profit centers to other profit centers for the end of period. 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. Questions: Period-End Closing for Profitability Analysis Settlement of Sales Orders Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 63 .3. 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: 1.1. Questions: Q: 1) Do you need to distribute revenues.2.3.4.3. gains and balance sheet accounts from the profit centers to other profit centers for the end of period. Questions: Q: 1) Do you need to distribute revenues.3.3. 1.3.Controlling 1.3.3.Blueprint Questions .4.

3. Questions: Q: A: 1) Do you want to transfer the posted process costs to profitability analysis? Actual Allocation of Process Costs to Profitability Analysis 1) Do you want to transfer the projects to profitability analysis? Project Settlement 1) Do you want to transfer overhead cost orders to profitability analysis? Settlement of Overhead Orders (Actual Data) 2) In which value fields is each variance category to be updated? 1) Do you want to transfer production variances to profitability analysis? Settlement of Production Variances Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 64 . Questions: Q: A: 1.4.3.4.3. A: Q: 2) If you are using results analysis.4. how much cost and revenue detail would you like to see in Profitability Analysis? A: Q: 3) If you are working with results analysis.4.2.5. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 1. what accounts would you like to post WIP and reserves to? A: 1.3. assign the cost elements charged to the sales orders to the relevant report lines (value fields).3.4.Controlling Q: 1) If your company is using the scenario of make-to-order production with product costing by sales order.Blueprint Questions . Questions: Q: A: 1.

8.Blueprint Questions .3.4.6. 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.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. what is the lowest level at which you want so see your profitability/plan data? A: Q: A: 1.3.7.) do you want to distribute? Actual Top-Down Distribution 1) Do you want to transfer the posted cost center costs to profitability analysis? Actual Allocation of Cost Center Costs to Profitability Analysis Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 65 . Questions: Q: 1) If you follow a top-down planning approach.4. etc. Questions: Q: 1) Determine the structure of the contribution margin scheme you want to report on in CO-PA.4.3.

what is the source and form of this data? A: Q: A: Q: A: 2.1.1. A: 2.1. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to structure your sales planning based on reference data? If so.1.2.3. what is the lowest level at which you want to see your profitability/plan data? A: Q: A: 2. describe them. product group. 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.Blueprint Questions .1.1. Questions: Q: 1) Which level of the hierarchy do you want to use for planning (for example.1.1. product.Controlling A: Q: 3) Determine the hierarchical structures of the market segments you want to drill down to in reporting. 2) How do you want to adapt the reference dates to be used as a planning proposal? Operational business planning Sales Planning Create Planning Proposal (with Sales Planning) Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 66 .1. 2. customer. Enterprise Controlling 2.1. 2. sales organization)? A: Q: 2) If you follow a top-down planning approach.

1.2.1.1. 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 .Blueprint Questions .Controlling Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 2) Do you want to transfer planned sales quantities from CO-PA to Production Planning? 1) Do you want to transfer plan sales quantities from CO-PA to LIS? 2. 2.2.

Transfer of Results to Demand Management 5) Is capacity availability checked at this planning level? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 68 .1.1.3.Blueprint Questions .2. yearly) for your stock materials? A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: 2. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to carry out medium to long-term planning of sales and production quantities for your finished products? A: Q: 2) At what level do you want to carry out sales and operations planning? Standard SOP 9) Who processes the error messages for the forecast at your company? A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: 4) Which sources are used in determining sales quantities? 3) At what intervals do you want to carry out sales and operations planning? A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: 2.Controlling Q: 7) How do you forecast new articles? A: Comments: Q: 8) Will you establish material forecasts (for example.2. weekly. monthly.2.

1.5.2. and plant for long term lot size production? Planning Scenario Processing Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 69 . 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.1.Controlling Questions: Q: 1) How often are the results of Sales and Operations Planning transferred to Demand Management.4.2.Blueprint Questions . Questions: Q: 1) Do you specify scenario description. time frame. and how is this defined? A: Q: A: 2. the SD module is not used)? A: Comments: 2. for example.

2.Blueprint Questions . that is. or that use up critical resources.1.Total Planning 3) What business process will you use to update the operative version? A: Comments: Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 70 .6. is only the finished product made-to-order or the dependent components as well? A: Q: A: Q: 7) Which MRP procedure is used to plan the material requirements (MRP type)? 6) Should planning be excluded from automatic changes in a specified period of time? 4) Should planning runs be carried out online or as background jobs? 3) In which time intervals are planning runs carried out? Master Production Scheduling . Questions: Q: 1) Should materials that affect the value added. 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.Controlling A: Q: 2) Will you carry out scenario comparisons with other scenarios including the active version? A: Q: A: 2.

2.Controlling Q: 8) Should a planning time fence be used with material requirements planning? How should purchase requisitions be treated in this case? A: Comments: Q: 9) Which scope should the planning run have. which also determines the capacity requirements. 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.1.Blueprint Questions . 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. that is.7.Evaluation 14) Are MRP lists required? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 71 .

that is.2.Blueprint Questions .1. 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 .8. is only the finished product made-to-order or the dependent components as well? A: Q: A: Q: 6) Which MRP procedure is used to plan the material requirements (MRP type)? 5) Should planning be excluded from automatic changes in a specified period of time? 3) Should planning runs be carried out online or as background jobs? 2) In which time intervals are planning runs carried out? Overall Material Requirements Planning A: Comments: Q: 7) Should a planning time fence be used with material requirements planning? How should purchase requisitions be treated in this case? A: Comments: Q: 8) Which scope should the planning run have. Questions: Q: 1) Should enterprise areas/organizational units (storage location.Controlling A: 2. that is. 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.

3.1. what is the source of this data and in what form is it stored? A: Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 73 .2.1.3.1. 2.Blueprint Questions . Questions: Q: A: Cost and Activity Planning Copy Plan from Previous Year to Cost Center Planning 1) Describe your planning process.9.evaluation 13) Are MRP lists required? 2. A: Comments: Q: 11) Which procedure are you using for lot-size calculation? A: Comments: Q: 12) Is it necessary to represent planned orders as collective orders for the purpose of common scheduling? A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: 2.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.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: 1) Who is responsible for checking the results of requirements planning at your company? A: Material requirements planning . which also determines the capacity requirements.

Questions: Q: 1) Do you carry out revaluation (increases or decreases for certain cost elements in certain cost centers)? A: 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.3.4. what is the source of this data and in what form is it stored? A: 2.3.3.6.2. Questions: Q: 1) Does your organization use the type of budgeting described in the documentation field? A: 2.Controlling 2.1.3. How do you plan cost centers? Redefinition of Plan Version Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 74 .5.Blueprint Questions .1.1.1.3.3. Activity Type Planning 1) Do you want to plan and control the budget of the order using availability checks? Order Budgeting Budget Planning Planning Revaluation 2) Do you want to represent different planning scenarios in parallel? 1) Describe your planning process.1.7.1. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 2. Questions: Q: A: 2.3. Questions: Q: A: Copy Actual Data to Cost Center Plan 1) Describe your planning process.

3.13.1.Controlling Questions: Q: A: 2.3.Blueprint Questions .3. which you want to use as a basis for allocations and reporting purposes? A: 2. Questions: Q: 1) If you are also implementing SAP R/3 Asset Management (FI-AA).1. Questions: Q: A: 2.3. 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. do you want to transfer the results of personnel cost planningto Controlling (CO) as part of your planning for personnel expenses? A: 2. Questions: Q: 1) Are statistical key figures kept in the logistics modules.10.8. Questions: Q: 1) If you are also implementing SAP R/3 Human Resources.1. 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 .3.9.1.1. Questions: Q: 1) If you are also implementing SAP R/3 Asset Management (FI-AA).12.3.11. 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: 2.1.

Blueprint Questions . or MRP to Controlling (CO-ABC) as scheduled activities? A: 2.17. when you have costs that are not transferred from other modules. do you want to transfer the activity requirements from sales and operations planning (SOP). do you want to transfer activity requirements from sales & operations planning (SOP). or MRP to Controlling (CO-CCA) as the scheduled production activities? A: 2. long-term planning. Questions: Q: 1) Which procedure do you use for manual planning of primary costs.16.1. 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./Fixed) Primary Cost Planning (Full Costs) Transfer of Scheduled Activity from PP to CO-OM-CCA Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 76 .3.18.1. when you have costs that are not transferred from other modules.1. such as HR or FI-AA? A: 2. such as HR or FI-AA? A: 2.3. Questions: Q: A: 2.3. Questions: Q: 1) If you implementing the SAP R/3 production modules.3.1.14.19.3./Fixed) 1) Do you want to represent activity relationships between cost centers in your planning? Secondary Cost Planning (Full Costs) Primary Cost Planning (Prop.Controlling Q: 1) If you are implementing SAP R/3 manufacturing modules.1. Questions: Q: 1) Which procedure do you use for manual planning of primary costs.1.3.15. long-term planning. Questions: Q: A: 2.

Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to plan overall costs (values only.3.1.25.22.3.1.1.3.3.1.Blueprint Questions . marketing orders) and settle them to cost centers after planning at the cost element level? A: 2.21. Process Cost Planning 1) Describe how accruals are planned for actual data.3.1. Questions: Q: A: 2.20.23. for example telephone units consumed. as well as the cost element information? A: 2.3. independent of cost elements) on overhead cost orders? A: 2.1. Imputed Costs . statistical key figures. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to enter planning data in your planning for overhead cost orders. and so on)? A: 2.Controlling Q: 1) Do you want to use integrated internal orders in cost center planning (such as repair orders. percentage.Plan Periodic Reposting of Plan Data Unit Costing (Order) Overall Planning (Order) 1) Do you want to plan costs at the cost element level on overhead cost orders? Cost Element Planning (Order) Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 77 .24. 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. Questions: Q: A: 2.

26. 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.Blueprint Questions . for example telephone units consumed. applying a fixed percentage rate for recovery of overhead to material issues).28. statistical key figures.3. Questions: Q: 1) Do you plan to allocate a certain type of costs/expenses to cost centers automatically using overhead rates? A: 2.29.Controlling Questions: Q: 1) State how you want to transfer the plan values from Cost Center Accounting to your business processes. A: Q: A: 2. 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.3. percentage.1.1. orders. A: 2. 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 . and so on)? A: 2. WBS element). Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to distribute costs from a cost center or a cost center group to CO objects (cost center.1.3.1.3.

3. Splitting Plan Reconciliation Plan Cost Assessment 4) Do you want to transfer the order planning to profitability analysis? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 79 . for example telephone units consumed. see to it that the activity-independent planned costs are split to the activity types before you calculate the prices.1.1.Controlling Q: 1) Do you collect costs/expenses on an internal order that you want represented on a cost center? A: Q: 2) If so. statistical key figures. orders.3. and so on)? A: 2.Blueprint Questions .31.32.30. Questions: Q: 1) Do you allocation costs from one cost cente / group from cost centers to other CO objects (cost centers. 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. Questions: Q: 1) Do you need to reconcile the demand for scheduled labour hours (activity types) with the available capacity? A: 2. percentage. 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. 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.3.1.

3.1. Questions: Standard cost estimate Q: 1) What types of costing do you want to use (adjusted standard. 2.Controlling A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: 4) Did you define the basis for these allocations (such as. for example telephone units consumed. 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. inventory. statistical key figures. 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 .4.4. and so on)? A: 2. monthly. and so on)? A: 2.33.1.Blueprint Questions .1. percentage.1.

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

or dependencies? A: Q: 2) Since you are calculating your product costs without access to SAP quantity structure data. what proportions of the individual procurement alternatives/manufacturing processes should be used as a basis for costing? A: 2.Controlling Q: A: Q: 9) If you are using mixed costing. 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 .4. routings.1.3. Questions: Q: 1) Do you plan your product costs using bills of material (BOM).Blueprint Questions .

Questions: Q: A: Profit Center Planning Copy Plan from Previous Year to Profit Center Planning 1) Describe your planning processor.Controlling 2.4. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Do you want to base your Profit Center Planning on the previous year's actual values? If yes.1. commercial prices.2.Blueprint Questions .5. 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. 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. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 2. 2.5.4.5. what is the source of this data and in what form is it available? A: 2.1.4.1. 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. How do you plan the Profit Center? Copy Actual Costs to Profit Center Planning Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 83 .1. what is the source of this data and in what form is it available? 1) Describe your planning processor.1.5.

Manual Profit Center Planning Plan Integration of Profit Centers 3) Which plan versions should be transferred (integrated) from other applications? 2) Do you want to represent different planning scenarios in parallel? 1) Describe your planning processor. How do you plan the Profit Center? Excel Upload -> Profit Center Planning Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 84 . Questions: Q: A: 2.1.5. 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 .5. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to transfer plan data to PCA from other applications? From which application(s)? A: Comments: 2.7. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: 2. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 2.6.5.5. Questions: Plan Profit Center Distribution 1) Describe your process for manual profit center planning.5.1.Controlling A: 2.3.5.1.1.1.4.

2. what is the source and form of this data? A: Q: A: Q: A: 2.6.5.6.Blueprint Questions .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: 2.1.6.1. 2.1.1. 2) How do you want to adapt the reference dates to be used as a planning proposal? Creation of Planning Proposal (Without Sales Planning) Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 85 . Manual Profit Planning 3) Do you use forecasting techniques in your planning process? If so. describe them.6.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. 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. 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.3. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to structure your sales planning based on reference data? If so.

Controlling Questions: Q: 1) Which level of the hierarchy do you want to use for planning (for example. sales organization)? A: Q: A: 2.6.4.6. customer. product. 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. 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 .1.5.6. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to transfer the plan process costs to profitability analysis? ales.1.6.1.Blueprint Questions . product group. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Which level do you want to plan these costs on (using the step-by-step principles of analysis of fixed-cost allocation)? A: Q: 3) Which allocation methods do you reqiure for transferring planned cost center costs to profitability analysis? A: 2.

6. 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? 2.2.Blueprint Questions . Questions: Q: A: 2.1. Questions: Strategic Business Planning Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 87 .8.6.7. Questions: Q: 1) Determine the structure of the contribution margin scheme you want to report on in CO-PA. 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 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.1. A: Q: A: Q: 3) Determine the hierarchical structures of the market segments you want to drill down to in reporting.

Blueprint Questions . which ones are they? 3) For R/3 systems: Which Releases are used? 2) Describe your hardware structure. A: Q: A: Q: 11) What are the target groups for the evaluation areas to be mapped in the system? 10) Is it possible to prioritize these individual evaluation areas? 8) What level of detail do you want to display with Business Planning 7) At what stage is the reporting system for Business Planning? 5) Is there a multi-client concept? 4) Do you work with distributed systems? If yes. Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 88 . make a list of these evaluation areas.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.

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 . Questions: Q: A: Data modeling 1) Analysis: What information is required in the previously identified evaluation areas? Q: 2) Which data sources (systems from the system landscape) function as plan data providers for the evaluation areas? A: Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 89 .1.such as inSight? 12) How large is the expected data volume to be (per evaluation area)? 2.Blueprint Questions .2.

A: File names 2.2.2. 2.3. these can be defined here with logical file names. Questions: Data basis Characteristics Q: 1) Which characteristics (evaluation criteria) and basic key figures can be added to a data model for each evaluation area? A: Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 90 .2.1.Blueprint Questions .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. 2.2.2.3.2.1.2. 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. Questions: Q: 1) If files are one of the sources of data transfers.

Blueprint Questions . A: Q: A: 2. make a list of them. 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.3. A: Q: 2) Can these basic key figures be transferred directly from the operational system and data sources.3.3. or is it necessary to calculate them? A: 2. 6) Should currency/unit fields be used as display attributes? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 91 .2. Aspect Basic key figures 8) List the characteristics for which no master data exists. 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.2.2. 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. List them in a hierarchical structure.

2. how? Calculated Key Figures Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 92 .3. as well as their calculation formula.6.3. A: Q: 2) Specify the aggregation with regard to structurally oriented characteristics and timebased characteristics (where appropriate with reference field.5.2. Transfer the basic key figures for the evaluatoin area to the same aspect. 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. which were identified under "characteristics" for each valuation area. list them hierarchically). (If possible.Blueprint Questions . 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. Questions: Q: 1) List all the key figures to be calculated from basic key figures.Controlling Questions: Q: 1) Which of the characteristics.2. the number of decimal places and the scaling of the key figures) A: Q: A: 2. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Which combinations of characteristics should the comments be created with (also cross-aspect)? A: 2. A: 2.3.4.

11.or which has already been posted .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.3.3.2.8. 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: 2.10.7. how are these specified? Currency Translation Types for Data Transfer and Planning Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 93 .2.2.Controlling Q: A: 2) How many data versions (for different plan variants) are required for each aspect? 2.2. Questions: Q: 1) Should plan data which is to be transferred to an aspect .9.3.Blueprint Questions .3.2. Questions: Q: A: 2. Questions: Summarization levels Q: 1) Is it likely that in some reports. Questions: Q: A: 2. aggregated sections of the aspect dataset may have to be accessed? A: [ ]Yes [ ]No Comments: 2.3.

Blueprint Questions .2.4.4. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Specify the data exactly which should be transferred. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) For data transfers from external systems (R/2.2.2.4.1. Questions: Q: 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? External Systems Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 94 . 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: 2.2.4. Questions: Q: A: 1) Specify the comments which should be transferred.4.2. Comments 1) Specify the master data which should be transferred.4.Controlling A: 2.2.3. A: 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.5. and whether exceptions defined in the reports should be checked. master data hierarchies.4. Questions: Q: A: 2.2. Questions: Business Planning 1) Do you want to plan the aspect manually or automatically? Create planning layout Q: 1) Specify which characteristics and key figures you want to have displayed in an entry form and which key figures you want to plan in the same layout.1.Blueprint Questions .4. indicate when you want to do this.2. Questions: Q: 1) In which order should the data transfer runs (for master data. comments) be started? A: 2.2.4.2. Questions: Q: A: 2.4. Questions: Q: 1) Indicate whether or not you want to update report portfolio reports in the background.6. File Transfer procedure Master Data Hierarchy 2.2.2.2.5. A: 2.5. the contents of which you want to transfer for these characteristics? A: 2. A: Control Report Portfolio 1) Specify the files that you want to import to EC-EIS by structure and transfer logic.2.7. planning data. Maintain planner profiles Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 95 .Controlling 2.5.8. If so.

distribution keys or forecast profiles dependent on specific characteristic combinations? A: 2. which ones are they? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 96 . Questions: Q: 1) Are there certain aspect basic key figures for which percentage changes must automatically be considered in planning runs? A: 2. according to which plan data within your company is distributed according to periods? A: 2.Blueprint Questions .5.2. Questions: Q: 1) Do you have certain keys.Controlling Questions: Q: A: 2. Questions: Maintain calculation formulas for basic key figures Object-Dependent Parameters Maintain weighting group Maintain forecast profiles Change Revaluation Factor Create Distribution Key 1) Can you distinguish special groups of planners and if yes.2.5.3.5.2.5.2. Questions: Q: 1) When using the forecast to determine future values.2. Questions: Q: 1) In planning sessions. do you want to weight previous periods with certain factors? A: 2. do you want to use certain revaluation factors.5.6. 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: 2.5.7.2.8.4.5.

2. Questions: Information System Maintain Report Selection Q: 1) Should a report treee be created in EC-EIS? If so. ABAPs) should be included in the tree? A: 2. are there basic key figures whose plan values result from formulas using other basic key figures and constants? A: 2. 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.1.2.7.0 to a Release 4.2.x? Authorization management Q: 1) For which aspect objects do you wish to allocate authorizations (aspects. other applications. 2.7. Questions: Tools Conversion to Release 4. key figures)? A: Q: 2) For which reports/forms/layouts/programs etc.Controlling Q: 1) When generating plan data.2.2.2.0 1) Do you have to convert your system from a Release < 4.1. 2.2. and if so. Questions: Q: A: 2.6.2.Blueprint Questions .6. which? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 97 . transactions. characteristic values.6. which reports (EC-EIS.7.

4.3.2. Questions: Q: 1) Should data be transferrable from aspect to aspect (with summarization where required)? A: 2.2.Blueprint Questions .6.2.7.7. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: Q: 3) Is there possibly an inconsistency between the ABAP Dictionary and the Field Catalog? A: Q: A: 2. Questions: Q: A: 2.2.7. Questions: Q: 1) In EC-EIS do you want to transport used objects in a target system? Transport 1) Do comments or documents need to be reorganized? Data Data transfer 4) Are all modules and routines for handling master data functional? 2) Are objects of the aspect environment to be generated subsequently if necessary? 1) Which aspects should be visible in which clients? Data basis Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 98 .5.Controlling A: Q: 5) Which activities with reference to which objects should the authorizations (Profiles) of the user groups enable? A: 2.7.

2. 2.2.2. A: Report portfolio 1) Do you want to work with saved (frozen) report data (for performance reasons)? Report data Variables 2.8. 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.4.1.Blueprint Questions .Controlling A: 2. hierarchy nodes.8.8. Questions: Task Functions on Information System Reports 1) Which key figures should be analyzed by which characteristics. Questions: Q: A: 2.2.2.2. Forms Q: 1) Are complex layouts required (descriptions of content and form of reports.2.3. A: 2.9.1. formulas and texts which you want to use in various forms and reports.5.8.8. Task Functions on Tools Data (Tools) Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 99 . Questions: Q: 1) Specify the global variables for characteristic values.2.8. hierarchies. Questions: Q: A: 2.9. 2.2. possibly using formula columns/rows/cells)? A: 2.

3. 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. 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 . reports.Blueprint Questions .2.Controlling Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 2.2. 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? 2.9.

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

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

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 ones? Creating Versions Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 104 . Definition of Ledgers 1) Do you receive reported data in currencies. which are not delivered in the standard? Check Currencies 1) Do you intend to consolidate different data categories? If yes.4.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. Questions: Q: A: 2.1.1.3.Blueprint Questions .1.3.1. 2.1.2.3.3.3.1. Questions: Q: A: 2.3. Questions: Q: Preparatory Work: General Creating Dimensions 1) Which consolidation types do you want to set? A: Comments: 2.

? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 105 .5. 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. see the documentation.1.Controlling Questions: Q: A: 2. Definition of Consolidation Groups 4) Do you require additional attributes for your consolidation units? 3) Define suitable. logical file names. Definition of Consolidation Units 1) In which currencies do you want to the reports generated. A: Q: 2) In case the consolidation units are transferred from a file by flexible upload.3. A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: 5) In which form and at which dates do you collect the reported financial data from the individual companies? A: 2. Questions: Q: 1) Determine the smallest units of your corporate structure which are to be used as the basis for a complete consolidation run.3. 1) Define the consolidation group according to your requirements.6.Blueprint Questions .1.

Controlling Q: A: Q: A: 2.Blueprint Questions . 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.7. IAS.1.3. 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.

1.1. for both retained earnings carried forward as well as the balancing adjustment. A: Comments: 2. Questions: Q: 1) Do you need further custom characteristics. you can transfer the FS items from a G/L chart of accounts or a financial statement version.9. Questions: Definition of Subitem Categories 2) If yes how many and which characteristics? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 107 .8. in addition to the standard subassignments? A: [ ]Yes [ ]No Definition of Custom Characteristics Comments: Q: A: Comments: 2.3. A: Comments: Q: 8) Define your selected items for posting financial statement imbalances and for posting deferred taxes.3.Blueprint Questions .10.Controlling Q: 7) Do you use an integration scenario? If so. 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: 2.1.3.

? A: 2. which ones.1.3.2.3.2. 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 . and where? 2.3. 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 2.3. equity aging reports.11. Questions: Q: A: 2.3.Blueprint Questions .3. 2.Controlling Q: 1) Which standard subassignments would you like to use? What requirements do you have for group reporting later on. segment reports.3. Questions: Q: A: Preparatory Work: Production Administration of Authorizations 1) How is your authorization concept currently designed? Setting up Translation 1) Do you have foreign employees.if yes.3. etc. Questions: Q: A: Preparatory Work: Integration 1) Have you implemented SAP legacy systems . asset history sheets.

messages (e.4.3.3.FS items/subassignments .5.Blueprint Questions .Controlling Q: 3) Have you checked which language versions you need for: .5.data entry layouts .3.g.3.1.consolidation units and groups .reports A: [ ]Yes [ ]No Comments: 2. Questions: Processes of the Data Monitor 1) Have you assigned all data monitor tasks you need to the data monitor? Non-integrated Financial Data Transfer by Online Entry Q: 1) In which form and at which dates do you collect the reported financial data from the individual companies? A: Q: A: 2) Are there differences with regard to the scope of reported data? 2. Questions: Q: A: 2. Questions: Q: Processes of the Consolidation Monitor 1) Which consolidation functions do you use? A: Comments: 2.4. for validations) . 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 .1.

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. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to differentiate elimination differences between currency-related and other differences? A: [ ]Yes [ ]No Interunit Elimination by Elimination of IC Revenue and Expense Comments: 2. Questions: Q: 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 .5.4.3.2.3.3.5.3.Blueprint Questions . 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: 2.5.

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

make a list of these evaluation areas. 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 .Controlling Q: 6) Which SAP system components and non-SAP system components are used for which business purposes? A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: 9) Is it possible to subdivide the scope in more than one evaluation area (with reference to their business context)? If yes.such as inSight? 12) How large is the expected data volume to be (per evaluation area)? 11) What are the target groups for the evaluation areas to be mapped in the system? 10) Is it possible to prioritize these individual evaluation areas? 8) What level of detail should be represented with EIS? 7) What is the status of Management Reporting? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 112 .Blueprint Questions .

1.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? 2.2.2.Blueprint Questions . Questions: Q: A: Data modeling 1) Analysis: What information is required in the previously identified evaluation areas? Q: 2) Which data sources (systems from the system landscape) function as 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. Basic settings Foreign currencies Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 113 .4. 2.4.1.4.

4.4.3.3. List them in a hierarchical structure. 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. Questions: Q: 1) If files are one of the sources of data transfers. these can be defined here with logical file names.Blueprint Questions .4.Controlling Questions: Q: 1) Do you intend to display several currencies in reporting and translate amounts into different target currencies? A: 2.2. A: Q: 5) Which attributes do you want to use to navigate to the reports? Which attributes are specified for display only? A: Q: A: 6) Should currency/unit fields be used as display attributes? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 114 . A: File names 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.1.2.

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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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6. A: 2.4. Questions: Q: 1) Have you filed master data hierarchies for specific characteristics in the form of files. R/3 systems): Are the technical network connections set up at the hardware and operating system level? A: 2.4.4. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Specify the data exactly which should be transferred. Questions: Q: 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 .4.Blueprint Questions .4.4. with regard to the named examples under the documentation.4. master data hierarchies.3.4. comments) be started? Transfer procedure Master Data Hierarchy 1) Specify the comments which should be transferred.4.Controlling Q: A: Q: 2) For data transfers from external systems (R/2.4.5. Questions: Q: A: 2.4. planning data. 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: 2.2. Comments 1) Specify the master data which should be transferred.

6. A: Control Report Portfolio 1) Specify the files that you want to import to EC-EIS by structure and transfer logic.6.1. which reports (EC-EIS. 2. Questions: Tools Conversion to Release 4.4.2. 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. other applications.5. indicate when you want to do this.4. transactions.5.4. File 2. and whether exceptions defined in the reports should be checked.1.4.0 1) Do you have to convert your system from a Release < 4. ABAPs) should be included in the tree? A: 2.x? Authorization management (EIS) Q: 1) To which objects in the EC-EIS database do you wish to assign authorizations (aspects. 2. key figures)? A: Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 119 .8.Blueprint Questions . Questions: Q: 1) Indicate whether or not you want to update report portfolio reports in the background.4.5.0 to a Release 4.4.4.4.6.2. If so.4. Questions: Information System (EC-EIS) Maintain Report Selection Q: 1) Should a report treee be created in EC-EIS? If so.4.Controlling A: 2. Questions: Q: A: 2. Questions: Q: A: 2. characteristic values.7.

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.Blueprint Questions .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. which? 3) Which employees work with EIS a) as a user b) as an administrator? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 120 .6. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: Q: 3) Is there possibly an inconsistency between the ABAP Dictionary and the Field Catalog? A: Q: A: 2.6.4. and if so.3.

7. Questions: Q: 1) Specify the global variables for characteristic values.4.4.7. 2. 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 . possibly using formula columns/rows/cells)? A: 2. Forms (EIS) Q: 1) Are complex layouts required (descriptions of content and form of reports.3.4.6. 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 2.6.4.4. hierarchies.5.1. A: 2. formulas and texts which you want to use in various forms and reports.7.7. Questions: Task Functions on Information System Reports (EIS) 1) Which key figures should be analyzed by which characteristics. Questions: Q: A: 2.7.4.4.4.7.Blueprint Questions .4.Controlling 2. hierarchy nodes.6.5. Questions: Q: A: 2. Questions: Q: A: 2.2.

4.8. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 2. A: 2.Blueprint Questions . reports.8.1. 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.Controlling Q: 1) Do you want to use user group specific report portfolios as the interface for end users? A: Q: 2) Outline a hierarchical structure for this portfolio by specifying report classes where the reports can be stored.4.4. 2.2. 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.

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