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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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..57 Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 4 ......3.................56 1... Manual Cost Allocation..3........4..................3..41 1...............7.2.......45 1.55 1................................ Automatic Additional Transfer into Profitability Analysis..............1.............................................. Overhead Calculation (Business Process).......5.......44 1................. Analysis of Overhead Orders..............1....8....6.............................4..........................39 1.41 1..20.....................1...........2.........................................55 1........................................................48 1.40 1..............3..9..................................1.......................1...............1...................2.... Revaluation at Actual Prices...............6..............3........ Transfer and Valuation of Billing Documents (Complaints Processing)...4............1........1.. Actual Cost Assessment......3............5.......46 1..2............. Entry of Sender Activities....1.. Settlement of Accrual Orders......... Target=Actual Activity Allocation...................................................57 1.............56 1......................................................................39 1........47 1..................1........4......3...7.....2.........................4........................39 1........... Actual Cost/Revenue Allocation....2............. Predistribution of Fixed Costs........................1........................9...42 1.............45 1...............7...........................10..........1... Actual Cost Distribution........................................................................2.1..1............................3..2...........44 1..........8.........3.......................44 1........................................................44 1...........47 1..................................................................... Template Allocation (Sales Order)..................................................13....................... Template Allocation (Product Cost Collector)..........................1..........3...3......... Period-End Closing for Product Cost Controlling.............3......................19.........................1....1............43 1.................17..........1.....................1..............................2..... Simultaneous Costing...3...2......57 1.................................46 1........Blueprint Questions ..2....................8..............3........................................... Reconciliation Financial Accounting/Controlling...........2.........................2..........................................................2...1................ Template Allocation (Overhead Cost Order)..............3...............39 1............4..3............................3..........................................................................42 1..............2...........2..... Direct Activity Assignment Using Time Sheet Processing.....................3...............................2..............................1......46 1...........6.....2.....45 1............5..................2.3................3..... Manual Funds Reduction.. Template Allocation (Manufacturing Order)...................................1.................1..2......2...........57 1...........3.5..4... Time Sheet Report............ Profit Center Allocation.... Actual Price Calculation.2......................3........................... Manual Entry of Statistical Key Figures..........41 1...............................3...........................................1.........2..............2.....18.................................................41 1....2........................2....56 1...........3.. Transfer of Primary Costs to Cost Center/Order......................................2........2.............................2......................................3.................1............3.3................Product Costs.............2.1.................... Transfer and Valuation of Billing Documents (Third-Party Transaction)............ Transfer and Valuation of Billing Documents (Intercompany Processing)............................................... Accrual Calculation in Cost Center Accounting (Target = Actual Method)....... Transfer of Customer Agreements to Profitability Analysis.3......2....... Business Process Analysis.3.....3..............54 1....... Period-End Closing in Overhead Cost Controlling...3.41 1.56 1.46 1.............................3. Direct Activity Allocation (Controlling).........1.......3......1.. Settlement of Overhead Orders (Actual Data)...............3..........................................................4...................................2.................40 1..............................1.....1.....40 1. Time Sheet Permit.... Template Allocation (Cost Object).............. Period-End Closing (Controlling).....................41 1......................4..............2...1.........................4...........41 1.........3...............................................................2.................................47 1. Document Entry in the Profit Center Invoice...42 1............................. Overhead Allocation.... Manual Funds Reservation..................................1........ Direct Posting of Special Direct Costs and Revenues....1......4.......................................1......................55 1..........46 1. Cost and Revenue Allocation to Profitability Analysis... Actual Periodic Reposting............................................4............... Product Cost Allocation. Variance Calculation for Overhead...............1............................15.2.......................................................45 1.................... Cost Center Analysis......... Transfer and Valuation of Billing Documents (Direct Sale)..........1............43 1...........2.........55 1......6..........3............ Accrual Calculation in Cost Center Accounting (Percentage Method).......................12......................1........................16.1. Transfer and Valuation of Incoming Sales Orders..................2........................................................... Transfer Time Sheet Data to CO.....2.... Actual Transfer of Additional Balance Sheet Items to EC-PCA.....3...................11...21.................................................3....................................... Splitting 55 1...41 1........14......3....45 1...............................54 1...........................56 1.....Controlling 1....... Revaluation at Actual Prices........2.............. Actual Cost Distribution ...............................4.2.................39 1....... Overhead Calculation (Overhead Cost Order).42 1.......

..... Period-End Closing for Profitability Analysis..........21.66 2...... WIP Calculation Based on Target Costs............ Activity Type Planning.....71 2...................1.58 1...4......3.................................................8......65 1...3...................................................7....... Product Cost Analysis in Product Cost by Period.......2.................1................3............................. Settlement of Product Cost Collector.......................18..............................................2..........3............... Master Production Scheduling .............70 2.....................................3........... Transfer of Planned Sales Quantities......1...........Controlling 1................. Sales Planning.....57 1..................59 1.......66 2...........................2.......2..........60 1....................... Overall Material Requirements Planning.....61 1.....................9.............................2....3.................2..1....1.........66 2.......................1................. Cost and Activity Planning..................................... Settlement of Production Variances...........63 1.3.......................................... Planning Scenario Processing...........................................58 1.......................26...........3...........4.......3.........................1.....2......................................................................2..........12............74 2..........................................................4. Product Cost Analysis in Product Cost by Order.................................................1.......................64 1.....3..............73 2... Budget Planning.2............................................... Periodic Variance Calculation.63 1...........65 2.............. Analysis of Results and Contribution Margins.....2.................................................3.......58 1..............5......................................................... Overhead Calculation (Product Cost Collector)..........4........................ Results Analysis for Sales Orders...................3.........................................................7.........................2...................................................... Settlement of Cost Object Hierarchy..................3............................. Enterprise Controlling....2......................................................61 1.....74 2............61 1............61 1........... Actual Allocation of Process Costs to Profitability Analysis......................3.......16...2.............63 1. Copy Plan from Previous Year to Cost Center Planning..73 2................2.........................3.........5...............................66 2..............3...3..Total Planning....................3......7................ Operational business planning...4.3............................................14.1................. Material requirements planning .........................3.............25.....................60 1..2................1.........................evaluation.........................................................1.......................... Settlement of Manufacturing Order to Inventory...67 2.........74 2......10.....3....3........4...........1.........................19..................................................................15................2...3.............. Settlement of Manufacturing Order to Sales Order...................................2... Copy Actual Data to Cost Center Plan...........4.62 1..... Master Production Scheduling .............69 2.1......................2............ Overhead Calculation (Cost Object)....1.. Sales Order Settlement.1...............20......8...........1.....2..........1.............................2.................3.........................................3....7..Blueprint Questions .....3..........................3..4........1...............................................................2.............66 2.......58 1................. Settlement of Overhead Orders (Actual Data)........3. Project Settlement........64 1.................6........3..........3...... Product Cost Analysis for Co-Products....2.......3.........17....1....................................................6..........................64 1....62 1...............2...63 1...........................4.................... Manual Sales Planning.........................1...........3.............................. Standard SOP...............................................................4..........................2.............................1.........1...61 1................... Forecast 67 2.........68 2.....................................................2...................... Period-End Closing for Profit Center Accounting.....1.62 1............59 1................................................68 2...............69 2......73 2...................2.2......................................................65 1..........3............... Transfer of Results to Demand Management........1. Master planning.......3..3....................................1............................72 2......................... Actual Profit Center Assessment...3.........13................. Price Update in Actual Costing........22.............................2..............1................ Variance Calculation Cumulated.........5.. Distribution of Order Costs to Order Items.........Evaluation....3...2..74 2......3.....66 2...3..............9.. Order Budgeting................. Create Planning Proposal (with Sales Planning)...................................................................................62 1....4...................................................................74 Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 5 ..3..2................................................................................3...........................................1......................... Actual Allocation of Cost Center Costs to Profitability Analysis...........................3.......................................... WIP Calculation Based On Actual Costs. Demand management.....2......................1...... Redefinition of Plan Version........2.....59 1.74 2..............6...................................2.1....8................................3. Planning Revaluation................. Overhead Calculation (Manufacturing Order)......3.......... Data Collection for Product Drilldown.64 1........1................4..........................................................1...................................................... Overhead Calculation (Sales Order)....63 1...................3..................60 1....23.......... Actual Top-Down Distribution......24..................................... Settlement of Sales Orders..2.. Actual Profit Center Distribution.............1.....3.2...11..................3..

5...........Blueprint Questions .............90 2..................................1.....2..................80 2..............3............1.............................20........................3..........................................3........1.................90 2.....................1.3........1................79 2...........2....................... Strategic Business Planning...14........75 2......1.....1.............................2..................................................................4..............85 2...............................24................ Primary Cost Planning (Full Costs)...6...25..............83 2........................... Standard Cost Estimate with Quantity Structure... Process Cost Planning.84 2............./Fixed)........6...................................1.........2..............3............. Profit Center Planning.... Settlement of Overhead Cost Orders (Planning Data)...........................................1....2..................................................................................................2............33................84 2.........1.......................3..5.............. Cost Element Planning (Order)..............................18......1..............1.75 2................................4...............84 2...................................1.... Planned Price Calculation................3.......................1...1.....8..............84 2.....................3........................83 2......................................76 2.......1..........3......77 2.......................4...1..32........87 2...1...............19.....................................81 2..... Profit Planning.....................26..............5. Secondary Cost Planning (Full Costs)......2...........3...............4......................... Planned Allocation of Process Costs to Profitability Analysis............................... Transfer of Scheduled Activity PP -> CO-ABC........... Transfer of Scheduled Activity from PP to CO-OM-CCA...75 2............................... Excel Upload -> Profit Center Planning..................6..1......................1.......78 2.. Plan Integration of Profit Centers...........5.......87 2.....4.................................6...........................................6............83 2...85 2............75 2.............3.....1......................84 2........10...........2...... Plan Profit Center Assessment.....1...............................................................................1.......................................................16...............................6.......... Analysis of Results And Contribution Margins........86 2....................1.......90 Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 6 ..................... File names.............1..... Splitting 79 2................1............86 2.................77 2.....1............................................. Overhead Calculation (Cost Center)...........8......................................77 2...75 2.............................85 2........3............5...8....................... Standard Cost Estimate for Co-Products.....................................1................6......................75 2........ Price Release with Standard Cost Estimate.......... Basic settings.............................4................17................ Transfer of Personnel Costs.......1................................................. Standard Cost Estimate Without Quantity Structure.......80 2............. Cost Element Planning (Order with Integrated Planning)........6............ Plan Cost Distribution..30.1..............................................................13..........1.......22..............................................12.........3...........76 2...........................77 2..............27....................85 2..76 2............ Unit Costing (Order)..........28..3................1...........................................................2................78 2..79 2... Imputed Costs ................... Preparation for Costing...5............................77 2.......................................... Data modeling...1.3.3........... Transfer of Depreciation/Interest (Activity-Independent)..1.5..........1......................6...........................6.............. Manual Profit Center Planning..1....2.................. Creation of Planning Proposal (Without Sales Planning)........................ Secondary Cost Planning (Prop.... Foreign currencies.7..................23.....5..........7..................................5..............1...1.......1............ Definition of Activity Type for Cost Center...............................................................................9....................83 2..76 2.......87 2...1......................... Overall Planning (Order)..........1........1....................Plan............................................................1.......15............................................1...1............... Copy Plan from Previous Year to Profit Center Planning......... Manual Profit Planning......2.....................1.................................. Overhead Calculation [Overhead Order]..................... Transfer of Depreciation/Interest (Activity-Dependent). Standard cost estimate....... Plan Reconciliation........3................................1................................78 2................................................................5..........................................3........4............1......................78 2........................................3...............21.....................................................82 2....3.3.....3....... Project Settlement..........31......................................3...............................................................3........................5..........76 2..........................4.76 2.....................83 2..................................2..1.................. Primary Cost Planning (Prop...............80 2............3....3.1.. Periodic Reposting of Plan Data......................../Fixed)..3...............................................5.29.............................................1..........1............................ Settlement of Overhead Cost Orders (Planning Data). Plan Profit Center Distribution............86 2....89 2.......11...6................ Plan Cost Assessment...........3........1............................................4... Planned Allocation Cost Center Costs to Profitability Analysis......3.....Controlling 2...... Copy Actual Costs to Profit Center Planning..................................3...1..90 2........................... Redefinition of Plan Version (Profit Center Planning)............... Transfer of Statistical Key Figures from LIS (Plan)...1. Data basis...2.................85 2..... Valuation of Sales Planning..77 2..............

Calculated Key Figures............................2..........................................98 2.......................................................................3........99 2....4................1.....................................7..............................................................6.9................................................2....96 2................. Preparatory Work: General.....9.......................... Check Currencies.................... Creating Dimensions........ Data basis.4......................10......100 2...............94 2......................................................... External Systems....7.3.......... Reports 99 2................................................................8.............2.........3....1.5.......4...3..................2........2...5...... Create planning layout...... Data 98 2.........................2..2.2...................................................... Definition of Consolidation Groups.......................................2.......................8......................................2...................2.......2.................... Forms 99 2..............................8.................................................................................. Report portfolio...........................5....2........................... Master data..........5..........5..................93 2..........96 2........................6.......1.92 2..........................................4..................2.................................................. Authorization management.....3.................2.................3.4................. Summarization levels...........................5.............94 2......................99 2......... Master Data Hierarchy...................104 2.........................7...2...................... Control Report Portfolio.....3......99 2.....95 2..................................1. Transaction data.................2................................................2.............3.................................92 2...................7.......................5...............................2. Variables 99 2..........................96 2............................................................................6....5......................................9.......97 2...........4............2.................................... Currency Translation Types for Data Transfer and Planning Layouts.........................................95 2.... Maintain Report Selection.........95 2.........4........6...3........94 2...............1.............. Transport 98 2...............93 2......4............2.........8.90 2.......94 2................................................6.............0..........................1....2..... Print in MS Word for Windows...4.......2..99 2...............................1..3........................................2...Blueprint Questions .................. Report data................95 2...........................104 2........................................................................................................................2....3...2.........3........5........... Comments..........................Controlling 2.... Maintain weighting group............................................2...............................................4..... Data transfer.................3...... Task Functions on Tools.................2......... Information System.............................5.................8.................8...................................4.......2.......100 2..... Create Distribution Key................1.......................2.........96 2........1..................................104 2.... Characteristics...........2...2..................2.......................................3...97 2............................2....................................3.......................2.................. Information System.......3.... Object-Dependent Parameters........................104 2..............................................6........97 2..5..... Data transfer..........4..2............................2.............3......................... Definition of Ledgers...........................5.3...........................................................2...........................93 2...2..........................99 2........................................................................................... Fixed Characteristics..............5....5..................3.......................................................93 2.................. Conversion to Release 4..............3.11....... Business Planning.1..........................97 2.91 2.7........3..... Basic key figures..................2.......... Task Functions on Information System...................9........................... Data (Tools)...........................................................2..............1........ Creating Versions.... Validation...................7...................... Maintain planner profiles.........1.................4...... Transfer procedure.................................................2..............8......1. Definition of Consolidation Units...............1...............2......................... Consolidation.........96 2....................... Maintain calculation formulas for basic key figures..2................4..........................................94 2....................................................................2...98 2..........................................1.......6.105 2....................................................95 2....2......2............................................................................8......2.......................................... Derivation..............7...................................104 2..105 Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 7 ..................................2..............7............................................. Aspect 91 2... Tools 97 2.......................... Maintain forecast profiles.................96 2.......7.93 2...................3.......................2..3.................92 2......97 2............95 2........................2............................................... Comment tables.....2.............. Data slices.........................................6..... Change Revaluation Factor............................2............. File 95 2.2...................................3.........................3...........4...............................................2..........5........................2........................8...7....

6.......3...........4................6.......................2.....4.............6....... Data transfer.....................................3.....3................117 2.... Currency Translation Types for Data Transfer and Planning Layouts.................3......116 2.............3.................................................7........118 2...Controlling 2..........................................4..5......4..........................................................3.............................................1....................... Transaction data....................113 2................2......................................... Master data.....4.............3......................................................................................................................... Processes of the Consolidation Monitor.........4.......3..................4.......... Processes of the Data Monitor.. Transfer procedure............................3............................... External Systems...3.......................................... File 119 2...................................................6.........3........................................5.......12....115 2......109 2..115 2......... Preparation of Consolidation Group Changes................. Information System (EC-EIS)........................................3..............2.......107 2........................3...............................................120 2................4...................4....... Summarization levels. Data Entry Layout...7...3.........3............3....... Basic settings...1.................110 2....6..... Control Report Portfolio........................116 2...............3...... Validation......................11................3..117 2......................2.................................................................... Characteristics..............................3.........110 2.........4..................................0........2......118 2. Definition of Subitems........... Definition of Cons Chart of Accounts / Cons Chart of Accounts Hierarchy...3.........................8...... Information System.......................................5...............4................................................2................................. Transport 121 2.......................119 2.................111 2........4.............................................4...............5..... Executive Information System (EIS)................113 2................................7....4......... Data modeling..........................................3.....................4.....4.......4..................... Data transfer...........................Blueprint Questions ....................3.............................................. Aspect 115 2....................................4................................4........6....5......................3.106 2.........................3...............................1..........................121 Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 8 ..9............6...4.........................................108 2.....4.........3.............4....3....6.........................109 2..................................................................................... Setting up Translation.............................................. Calculated Key Figures...4.......................................................................108 2.........117 2............................................5.....3....1..................1..4....4....4.4.................................4............ Task Functions on Information System...............5.......4.............107 2..........4..................116 2...4................................................................ Data basis..................................110 2....4.......... Authorization management (EIS)..........7........ Basic key figures..............109 2............. Tools 119 2.4..................... Data basis.....2......4..................................................2...... Fixed Characteristics....5.............................1........ Consolidation of investments.1..3............4...............117 2...............................................10..........................................6...10........118 2..................................9.....................6..1...............................5.....................119 2.....119 2.................................4.................117 2...6........................................................................................4.....108 2............................... Print in MS Word for Windows.....107 2.............................................4....4........ Comment tables..119 2..................11........................................ Administration of Authorizations...................................119 2..................4............................5.......8..........1...............108 2..........3...2..4................................................................................................................ Foreign currencies................................111 2.4...5....... Non-integrated Financial Data Transfer by Online Entry....7....114 2.......118 2....4.....................1...................... Comments......................4..................................... Interunit Elimination by Elimination of IC Revenue and Expense....................................................8................4...............114 2........... Data slices...............4.........4............1..4....118 2. File names...........3.3.......................................3..1....119 2......................... Conversion to Release 4..2....................4................................ Preparatory Work: Production.................................................................................2............. Definition of Custom Characteristics...........4...108 2............................................ Master Data Hierarchy......3......109 2..........................116 2.................................... Reports (EIS)..... Interunit Elimination by Elimination of IU Payables and Receivables...................................................................................................113 2...........................120 2............. Data 121 2..................................121 2.........4. Definition of Breakdown Categories............................. Derivation.........................................1..........................4................3.... Maintain Report Selection........... Definition of Subitem Categories..................114 2....................................3.............1...................4......... Preparatory Work: Integration...............3.......................................117 2..........1.........3.................4...

..7........................ Information System.................................................................................................4.............................. Report Portfolio (EIS)..................................................122 2...............................................4..1........................3.....................2..... Variables (EIS)....................Blueprint Questions ................................7.................................................................................122 2............4. Forms (EIS)............121 2...8...122 Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 9 ......... Report Data (EIS)................ Data (Tools)..................4...........................8............................121 2.....................4.........4..........121 2...........................7....4............5..............................121 2............8......... Task Functions on Tools................................................Controlling 2....2.7..................4....

Cost Element Group 1) Define secondary cost elements for planning. and reporting purposes. Secondary Cost Element 1) Define primary cost elements based on the definition of the chart of account.1. 1.3. allocation and reporting purposes. Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 10 .1. Questions: Q: A: 1) Define cost element groups for planning.1.1. allocation.1.1.2.1.Controlling 1.Blueprint Questions . 1. 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).1.2.1.1.2. 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. Overhead Cost Controlling Cost Element Primary Cost Element 1.1. Revenue and cost controlling 1.1. Questions: Q: A: 1.1.

4. Do this by defining one or more measurable activity type(s) for each cost center. Questions: Q: 1) Take your corporate organizational structure and build a hierarchy according to levels of responsibilities.1. 1.2.3. allocation. headcount. Questions: Q: 1) Group your activity types into different categories or similar attributes for planning. Questions: Q: 1) Besides the standard hierarchy.2.Controlling A: 1. Questions: Activity Type Activity Type Q: 1) Define the type of activity performed by each cost center. do you need other alternative structure (groups) of cost centers (for planning.1.1. A: Q: 2) Since activity types are posted as secondary cost elements. 1.4. have you specified the secondary cost elements to which you want to assign the activity type (one-to-one. A: Activity Type Group 1.3. 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.3.1.1. or one cost element for more than one activity type)? A: 1.1.2. allocation and reporting purposes.1.Blueprint Questions .2.3. 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 .1. with cost centers as the lowest level.

1. enter.1. Questions: Business Process Business Process Q: 1) Do you want to define business processes across different areas of your organization and plan. statistical orders.2.4. 1. investment 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).5.3.1.1.6. Questions: Internal Order Q: 1) What business criteria do you use to classify your internal orders (for example. overhead orders. and so on)? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 12 . allocating and reporting business process costs. and allocate overhead costs on the basis of these? A: [ ]Yes [ ]No Comments: Q: A: Comments: 1.1.Blueprint Questions . accrual orders. Questions: Q: 1) Define the standard hierarchie of processes for planning.1. A: 1.5.1. A: 1. Questions: Q: 1) Do you group your business processes alternatively by categories or similar attributes so that you can plan.2.Controlling 1.5.5. Questions: Statistical Key Figure Group Q: 1) Define groups of statistical key figures (such as the group for all headcount statistical figures).1.

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

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

Product Cost Collectors

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Material Ledger Data

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

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Profitability Analysis
Characteristics
Characteristic Definition 1.3.1.1.

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

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

1.3.2.
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Value Fields
Definition of Value Fields

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

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

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Condition Types
Definition of Condition Types

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

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2. Enterprise Controlling
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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1. Questions: Custom Characteristics Q: 1) Do you need further custom characteristics. for example. A: Comments: 2.2.3.4. equity aging reports. in addition to the standard subassignments? A: [ ]Yes [ ]No Comments: Q: A: Comments: 2) If yes how many and which characteristics? 2. asset history sheets.Controlling Q: 8) Define your selected items for posting financial statement imbalances and for posting deferred taxes. Questions: Breakdown Categories Q: 1) How many breakdown categories can be derived from your reporting system? Which different details would you like to see withing a consolidation chart of accounts? A: Q: 2) Do you want to differentiate elimination differences between currency-related and other differences? A: [ ]Yes [ ]No Comments: 2.1. Questions: Subitem Category Q: 1) Which standard subassignments would you like to use? What requirements do you have for group reporting later on. etc. ? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 17 . for both retained earnings carried forward as well as the balancing adjustment. segment reports.1.Blueprint Questions .

1. describe them.Controlling A: 2. what is the source and form of this data? A: Q: A: Q: A: 3) Do you use forecasting techniques in your planning process? If so.1.1.1.1. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: Subitem 1) How do you want to define the subitems? 2) Which default values do you want to define for the characteristic value of subitems? 2. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to structure your sales planning based on reference data? If so. Questions: Q: A: Sets (Namespace) 1) Define suitable name spaces for the sets you use.Blueprint Questions .5. Business processes 1. 1. 1. Revenue and cost controlling 1.1.1.1.6. 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 . B.

1.1.2. Questions: Q: A: Cost and Activity Planning Copy Plan from Previous Year to Cost Center Planning 1) Describe your planning process. 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. customer.1.2. sales organization)? A: 1.1. How do you plan cost centers? Q: 2) Do you want to create your cost center/activity plan based on the planned values of the previous year? (If so. what is the source of this data and in what form is it stored? A: 1. How do you plan cost centers? Copy Actual Data to Cost Center Plan Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 19 .1.2.3.1. product.1.1.2.Controlling 1.1.Blueprint Questions . what is the source of this data and in what form is it stored? A: 1. Questions: Redefinition of Plan Version 1) Describe your planning process.1.3.2. product group. Questions: Manual Sales Planning Q: 1) Which level of the hierarchy do you want to use for planning (for example.2. 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.

Questions: Q: 1) Does your organization use the type of budgeting described in the documentation field? A: 1.2.1.1.6.2. Questions: Planning Revaluation Q: 1) Do you carry out revaluation (increases or decreases for certain cost elements in certain cost centers)? A: 1.Blueprint Questions .2.Controlling Q: A: Q: A: 1) Describe your planning process.8.2.4.7.1. Questions: Q: A: 1. How do you plan cost centers? 2) Do you want to represent different planning scenarios in parallel? 1.2.1. Questions: Transfer of Statistical Key Figures from LIS (Plan) 1) Comment on defining activity types by cost center Definition of Activity Type for Cost Center 1) Comment on activity type planning Activity Type Planning 1) Do you want to plan and control the budget of the order using availability checks? Order Budgeting Budget Planning Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 20 .9. Questions: Q: A: 1.5.1.2.1. Questions: Q: A: 1.

do you want to transfer the activity requirements from sales and operations planning (SOP).11.14. Questions: Q: 1) If you are also implementing SAP R/3 Asset Management (FI-AA).2.Controlling Q: 1) Are statistical key figures kept in the logistics modules.2.1.1. do you want to transfer activity requirements from sales & operations planning (SOP). long-term planning.12.1. long-term planning.1.1. or MRP to Controlling (CO-CCA) as the scheduled production activities? A: 1.2. Questions: Q: 1) If you are implementing SAP R/3 manufacturing modules.13.2. 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. or MRP to Controlling (CO-ABC) as scheduled activities? A: 1. which you want to use as a basis for allocations and reporting purposes? A: 1.15. Questions: Q: 1) If you are also implementing SAP R/3 Asset Management (FI-AA). Primary Cost Planning (Full Costs) Transfer of Scheduled Activity from PP to CO-OM-CCA Transfer of Scheduled Activity PP -> CO-ABC Transfer of Personnel Costs Transfer of Depreciation/Interest (Activity-Dependent) Transfer of Depreciation/Interest (Activity-Independent) Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 21 .2. 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. Questions: Q: 1) If you implementing the SAP R/3 production modules.Blueprint Questions .1. Questions: Q: 1) If you are also implementing SAP R/3 Human Resources.10. do you want to transfer the results of personnel cost planningto Controlling (CO) as part of your planning for personnel expenses? A: 1.

Blueprint Questions .18.2.1.21. when you have costs that are not transferred from other modules.1. such as HR or FI-AA? A: 1./Fixed) Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 22 .1.2. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to use integrated internal orders in cost center planning (such as repair orders.2. marketing orders) and settle them to cost centers after planning at the cost element level? A: 1. Questions: Q: A: 1. Questions: Q: 1) Which procedure do you use for manual planning of primary costs. Questions: Q: A: 1.2.Controlling Questions: Q: 1) Which procedure do you use for manual planning of primary costs.1. Questions: Q: A: 1.16. when you have costs that are not transferred from other modules.17./Fixed) 1) Do you want to represent activity relationships between cost centers in your planning? Secondary Cost Planning (Full Costs) Primary Cost Planning (Prop.1.20. 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.2.1.2. such as HR or FI-AA? A: 1.19.

Controlling Q: 1) Do you want to plan overall costs (values only.1.1. Questions: Q: 1) State how you want to transfer the plan values from Cost Center Accounting to your business processes. and so on)? A: 1.Plan Periodic Reposting of Plan Data Unit Costing (Order) Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 23 .2. for example telephone units consumed.1.1.24.2. Questions: Q: A: 1. A: 1. Overhead Calculation (Business Process) Overhead Calculation (Cost Center) Process Cost Planning 1) Describe how accruals are planned for actual data.1.2.2. 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.27. as well as the cost element information? A: 1.2.1. Cost Accrual .22.23. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to enter planning data in your planning for overhead cost orders.25. percentage. Questions: Q: 1) Do you plan to allocate a certain type of costs/expenses to cost centers automatically using overhead rates? A: 1.2.26. independent of cost elements) on overhead cost orders? A: 1.Blueprint Questions . statistical key figures.

applying a fixed percentage rate for recovery of overhead to material issues).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. 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. 7) What postings do the assignments create? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 24 . A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: 8) Describe in detail how each of these allocations is performed today in your organization.Blueprint Questions . A: Comments: Q: 5) For each assignment type. Comments: Q: 4) List the different groups of costs/expenses (for example.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1.Controlling Q: 9) If you are using mixed costing.3. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) What rules are used to apportion the costs to the co-products? 1) Do you have production processes that ever yield multiple products? Standard Cost Estimate for Co-Products 7) Do you want to break down your cost of goods manufactured into primary costs? 6) Do you need to plan costs in multiple currencies? 5) Do you plan product costs centrally or independently by plant? 3) Do you plan products that use materials belonging to another plant? 2) Do you subcontract any of your manufacturing activities? Standard Cost Estimate Without Quantity Structure Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 34 .4.3.3. what proportions of the individual procurement alternatives/manufacturing processes should be used as a basis for costing? A: 1.Blueprint Questions .1. 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. Questions: Q: 1) Since you are calculating your product costs without access to SAP quantity structure data.

what is the source of this data and in what form is it available? A: 1.4.1.2.Blueprint Questions .1.5.Controlling A: 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. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Do you want to base your Profit Center Planning on the previous year's actual values? If yes. what is the source of this data and in what form is it available? A: 1.3.4. and so on in MM (without stock revaluation)? A: Price Release with Standard Cost Estimate 1.1. Questions: Q: A: 1) Describe your planning processor.4. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to update your standard product costs as the standard prices in MM (with stock revaluation)? A: Q: 2) Do you want to update your product costs calculate using other cost estimates as planned prices.1.3. How do you plan the Profit Center? Excel Upload -> Profit Center Planning 1) Describe your planning processor.4. How do you plan the Profit Center? Copy Actual Costs to Profit Center Planning Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 35 . Questions: Q: A: Profit Center Planning Copy Plan from Previous Year to Profit Center Planning 1) Describe your planning processor. commercial prices.1.1. 1.

1.4.7. 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: 1.4.4.Blueprint Questions .4.5.8.4.Controlling Q: A: 2) Is your plan data available on an external medium? 1.6.4.1. How do you plan the Profit Center? 2) Do you want to represent different planning scenarios in parallel? 3) Which plan versions should be transferred (integrated) from other applications? Plan Integration of Profit Centers Q: 1) Do you want to transfer plan data to PCA from other applications? From which application(s)? A: Comments: 1.1. Manual Profit Center Planning Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 36 .1. Questions: Q: 1) Do you assess values from one profit center to another within a controlling area when the profit centers are not assigned to the same company code? Plan Profit Center Assessment Plan Profit Center Distribution 1) Describe your process for manual profit center planning.1. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: 1. Questions: Q: A: 1. Questions: Redefinition of Plan Version (Profit Center Planning) 1) Describe your planning processor.

3.5. Questions: Q: A: Profit Planning Valuation of Sales Planning 1) Do you want to use cost of goods manufactured for valuation of your sales quantities? Q: 2) Do you want to calculate revenues and sales deductions using price determination in SD.1.5. describe them.5. product. 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 37 .1.Controlling A: 1.Blueprint Questions .1.2. product group. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to structure your sales planning based on reference data? If so. customer. 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.1. or conditions in CO-PA? A: Q: 3) Do you want to valuate your sales quantities using average values (rates) from the past? A: 1.5. Questions: Q: 1) Which level of the hierarchy do you want to use for planning (for example. what is the source and form of this data? A: Q: A: Q: A: 1.

5.6.5.5.1. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Which level do you want to plan these costs on (using the step-by-step principles of analysis of fixed-cost allocation)? A: Q: 3) Which allocation methods do you reqiure for transferring planned cost center costs to profitability analysis? A: 1. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to transfer the plan process costs to profitability analysis? ales. 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 .4.1.5.Blueprint Questions .Controlling A: 1. Questions: Q: A: 1.5. and development costs)? A: Q: 2) Which level do you want to plan these costs on (using the step-by-step principles of analysis of fixed-cost allocation)? A: Q: 3) Which allocation methods do you require for transferring the planned process costs to profitability analysis? A: 1.1.7.1.

Controlling A: 1.1.1. employee utilization. weekly and so on)? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 39 .2.2.3.Blueprint Questions .2. medium/system)? Time Sheet Permit Q: 1) Explain the permit procedure for working time or recording of activity allocation for your employees.1.1.2. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 1. detail.2.1. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to transfer recorded activity allocations to Controlling using the time sheet? A: [ ]Yes [ ]No Transfer Time Sheet Data to CO 2) How many employees does the person responsible for approval manage? Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: 3) Which time sheet-based reports do you require (for example. 1. 1. Questions: Actual Cost/Revenue Allocation Overhead Allocation Direct Activity Assignment Using Time Sheet Processing 1) Do you base direct activity allocation to CO objects on this data? 2) How do employees record their working time (time.2. A: Q: A: 1. employee hours by cost center)? 2) How often does this transfer take place (daily.

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: 1.1.1.1.6.2. 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. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Do you need an evaluation. Questions: Transfer of Primary Costs to Cost Center/Order 2) Describe your direct activity allocation processes.2.2.Controlling A: Comments: 1. Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 40 .5.) A: 1.Blueprint Questions .4. cost center. create report variants. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to allocate costs manually from a sender cost center to a receiver (internal order.

Questions: Q: 1) When you use manual funds reservation. A: 1. Questions: Q: A: Product Cost Allocation Simultaneous Costing 1) Comment on simultaneous costing 1.2.3.1.2. without using the usual tools for distribution. do you want to display manual funds reservation (manual commitments) for expected expenses.2.Blueprint Questions . 1. where you cannot yet foresee how they are incurred? A: 1.2.2.2.Controlling Q: 1) Create a matrix that contains the primary cost elements derived from the chart of accounts in the rows.1.9.2.1. describe the reduction process for the manual commitment.2.3.2. and assign these to the possible account assignment objects (cost center. do you want to enter other data which is not transferred by the integration of EC-PCA? A: 1. A: 1. or activity allocation? A: Manual Cost Allocation Manual Funds Reduction Manual Funds Reservation 1.1.8.2. Questions: Actual Transfer of Additional Balance Sheet Items to EC-PCA Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 41 .3.2. order). 1.1. Questions: Q: 1) For your organization. Questions: Profit Center Allocation Document Entry in the Profit Center Invoice Q: 1) In Profit Center Accounting. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to allocate certain (primary and/or secondary) cost elements manually. assessment.7.

do you want to enter other statistical key figures which are not transferred by the integration of EC-PCA? A: Manual Entry of Statistical Key Figures 1.2.2. 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 .2. Questions: Q: 1) In Profit Center Accounting.2. (see period end closing Profit Center Accounting) do you wish to transfer other B/S items transaction-based? If yes. which ones? A: 1.3.Blueprint Questions .4. 1.1.4. Questions: Cost and Revenue Allocation to Profitability Analysis Transfer and Valuation of Incoming Sales Orders Q: 1) Do you want to transfer the sales order receipt to profitability analysis? Which period do you want to show the sales order result in? A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: 4) Do you want the update to Profitability Analysis of both the sales deductions and the cost component split for cost of goods manufactured to be transaction-based? A: 1.3.Controlling Q: 1) Besides the balance sheet items transferred at period end.4.2.

Questions: Q: 1) Which report rows (value fields) should the conditions in the billing documents be assigned to? A: Q: 2) Which values are to be used in valuation in addition to the conditions in SD? Transfer and Valuation of Billing Documents (Intercompany Processing) 5) Comments 4) Do you want to compare the accrued values in CO-PA against the actual values? 2) Which values are to be used in valuation in addition to the conditions in SD? Transfer and Valuation of Billing Documents (Third-Party Transaction) 4) Do you want to compare the accrued values in CO-PA against the actual values? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 43 .Blueprint Questions .4. Questions: Q: 1) Which report rows (value fields) should the conditions in the billing documents be assigned to? A: Q: A: Q: 3) Do you want the update to Profitability Analysis of both the sales deductions and the cost component split for cost of goods manufactured to be transaction-based? A: Q: A: Q: A: 1.2.Controlling Q: 3) Do you want the update to Profitability Analysis of both the sales deductions and the cost component split for cost of goods manufactured to be transaction-based? A: Q: A: 1.4.3.2.4.

Blueprint Questions . 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. and free deliveries be shown in Profitability Analysis? A: Q: 2) Which report rows (value fields) should the conditions in the billing documents be assigned to? A: Q: A: 1.4.6.Controlling A: 1.5.4.7.8.4. or are there additional postings to those categories that originate in the General Ledger? Automatic Additional Transfer into Profitability Analysis Direct Posting of Special Direct Costs and Revenues Transfer of Customer Agreements to Profitability Analysis 3) Which values are to be used in valuation in addition to the conditions in SD? Transfer and Valuation of Billing Documents (Complaints Processing) Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 44 .4.2. Questions: Q: 1) Do all your revenue and sales deduction postings come in from the Sales and Distribution component. returns. Questions: Q: 1) Do all your revenue and sales deduction postings come in from the Sales and Distribution component. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to transfer customer arrangements to Profitability Analysis as passive budget checks? A: 1.2. Questions: Q: 1) How should credit memos.2.2.

3.3. Method) Questions: Q: A: 1. Method) Questions: Q: 1) Describe how accruals are planned for actual data.1. A: Q: 4) Decide which automatic postings from FI or MM should be transferred into Profitability Analysis automatically. 1.3.3. Period-End Closing (Controlling) Period-End Closing in Overhead Cost Controlling Actual Periodic Reposting 1.3.1. and so on)? A: 1. Questions: Q: 1) Do you periodically move costs from a project/cost center (such as telephone costs) to other projects/cost centers? A: Q: 2) Did you define the basis for these allocations (such as. Accrual Calculation in Cost Center Accounting (Percentage 1) Describe how accruals are planned for actual data. A: 1. statistical key figures.Blueprint Questions .1.2. percentage.3.1. Accrual Calculation in Cost Center Accounting (Target = Actual Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 45 . for example telephone units consumed.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. and assign these to the possible account assignment objects (combinations of characteristics in CO-PA).1.

8. for example telephone units consumed.3. are you able to measure and post the activities on the sender cost center that are to be allocated? A: [ ]Yes [ ]No Entry of Sender Activities Actual Cost Distribution Comments: 1.5. 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. statistical key figures. Questions: Q: 1) When you use indirect activity allocation (manual entry).4. and so on)? A: 1.1.6.3.1.Controlling A: 1. WBS element).7.3.Blueprint Questions .1. and keep the orginal cost element from the sender in the receiver object? A: Q: 2) Did you define the basis for these allocations (such as. percentage.1. orders. Questions: Overhead Calculation (Overhead Cost Order) 2) Which factors influence the amount of costs to be allocated? 1) Do you have process costs that you want to allocate to overhead cost orders? Template Allocation (Overhead Cost Order) Target=Actual Activity Allocation Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 46 . Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to distribute costs from a cost center or a cost center group to CO objects (cost center. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 1.3.3.1.

Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) To which receivers. 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 . amount.9. Questions: Q: 1) Do you allocation costs from one cost cente / group from cost centers to other CO objects (cost centers.1.3. applying a fixed percentage rate for recovery of overhead to material issues).1.Blueprint Questions . at which rates (percentage. or equivalence number) and under which cost elements (original cost element or settlement cost element) should settlement be made? A: 1. orders.1.3.11. at which rates (percentage. A: Q: A: 1.3.10. amount.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. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) To which receivers. or equivalence number) and under which cost elements (original cost element or settlement cost element) should settlement be made? A: 1.

for example telephone units consumed. statistical key figures. 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.12. Overhead Calculation (Business Process) Comments: Q: 4) List the different groups of costs/expenses (for example.1.Blueprint Questions . A: Comments: Q: 5) For each assignment type. percentage. and so on)? A: 1.3.Controlling Q: 2) Did you define the basis for these allocations (such as. A: Comments: Q: 7) What postings do the assignments create? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 48 . do you distribute overhead as a fixed percentage or based on the actual total costs? A: Comments: Q: 6) Describe in detail how each of these assignments is performed today in your organization. applying a fixed percentage rate for recovery of overhead to material issues).

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

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 .Controlling Comments: Q: 15) Will you perform automatic recovery of overheads on specific types of costs/expenses? A: [ ]Yes [ ]No Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: 17) Do you want to define automatic allocation using overhead rates for a certain type of costs/expenses on orders? A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: 21) Do you want to define automatic allocation using overhead rates for a certain type of costs/expenses on orders? A: Comments: 20) Do you perform automatic overhead allocation for specific types of costs/expenses? 19) Define overhead rates.Blueprint Questions .

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

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

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 .

1.) A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: 1.3.1.3.13. 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 . 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.Blueprint Questions .14.Controlling Q: A: 45) How often do you calculate overhead costs? Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: 48) Who is responsible for overhead costs? (This person is responsible for running the overhead calculation.

for example telephone units consumed.18.1.1.3.15. 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. and so on)? A: 1.Blueprint Questions . or aggregated prices? Actual Price Calculation 1) Comment on splitting Splitting Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 55 . 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.3.3.3. average. Questions: Q: A: 1.1.1. Questions: Q: 1) Do you intend to allocate costs from one cost center/order of a company code to another cost center/order of another company code and represent this as an intercompany transaction in FI? A: 1.16.Controlling A: 1. percentage.19. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Did you define the basis for these allocations (such as.17.1. statistical key figures.3.

3.Blueprint Questions . or detailed line item analysis. order group analysis.2. Questions: Q: A: 1.1. such as plan/budget vs. actual analysis.3.1.2. 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: 1.3. Cost Center Analysis 1) Provide the consultant with your most critical business process reports.3. A: Analysis of Overhead Orders 1) Provide the consultant with your most critical cost center reports. Questions: Q: 1) Describe the critical factors for order analysis.3.1.2.21. 1. 1.2. 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 .20.

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: 1.3. 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. Questions: Q: A: 1.3.2.2.3.2.2. Questions: Q: 1) Are there any overhead expenses that are not calculated with reference to the production order but are to be assigned directly to the sales order? A: Overhead Calculation (Sales Order) Actual Cost Distribution . Questions: Q: A: 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: 1.6.5.3.Controlling 1.2.4.3.7.Blueprint Questions .

A: Q: A: 1.3.9. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 1.2.3.Blueprint Questions . 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. applying a fixed percentage rate for recovery of overhead to material issues).3.10.2.Controlling 1.2. applying a fixed percentage rate for recovery of overhead to material issues). 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 . A: Q: A: 1.11. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to define automatic allocation using overhead rates for a certain type of costs/expenses on orders? A: Q: 2) List the different groups of costs/expenses (for example.8.

specify how.Controlling Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 1. 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. Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 59 .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. 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.2.14.13.Blueprint Questions .2.3.2. Questions: Q: A: 1.

2. 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: 1.16.3.17. 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 . specify how.3. Comments: 1.15. 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.Controlling Comments: 1.3.Blueprint Questions .2.2.

2. Questions: Q: A: 1. Questions: Q: 1) Results analysis calculates costs of goods sold. Questions: Q: 1) If you are using results analysis. goods in transit and reserves.Controlling 1.Blueprint Questions . How do you want to calculate these values? A: Comments: Q: 2) Define the level of detail and cost breakdown that you require for your cost of goods sold.3.19. work in process (WIP). A: Comments: 1. Price Update in Actual Costing Sales Order Settlement Results Analysis for Sales Orders 1) What account do you want to assign variances for your cost object hierarchy to? Settlement of Cost Object Hierarchy 1) Do you want to see your production variances in Profitability Analysis? Settlement of Product Cost Collector Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 61 .3.3.21.22.20. work in process (WIP).2. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Note on transferring the price differences to FI or updating the factory activity to production orders: A: 1.18.3. what accounts would you like to post WIP and reserves to? A: 1.2.3.2. goods in transit and reserves.2. 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.Blueprint Questions .2.25. Questions: Q: A: 1.2. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: Q: 3) Is this grouping and its requirements regarding product groups and material groups identical in Logistics? A: 1.3.26. Questions: Q: A: 1.3.2. Product Cost Analysis for Co-Products 1) Provide the consultant with your most critical product cost reports.Controlling Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to transfer the period price to the material master and use it to revaluate inventory for the closed period? A: [ ]Yes [ ]No Comments: 1.3.24. 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 . Product Cost Analysis in Product Cost by Period 1) Provide the consultant with your most critical product cost reports. Questions: Q: A: 1) Provide the consultant with your most critical product cost reports.2.23.

3.3.3. Questions: Q: 1) Do you need to distribute revenues. 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? 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. 1.3.3.2.4.Blueprint Questions .3.Controlling 1.3.1. Questions: Q: 1) Do you need to distribute revenues.4.3. gains and balance sheet accounts from the profit centers to other profit centers for the end of period.1. Questions: Period-End Closing for Profitability Analysis Settlement of Sales Orders Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 63 . 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.

3. what accounts would you like to post WIP and reserves to? A: 1.4. Questions: Q: A: 1.3.4.Controlling Q: 1) If your company is using the scenario of make-to-order production with product costing by sales order.4.3. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 1.4.3.4. how much cost and revenue detail would you like to see in Profitability Analysis? A: Q: 3) If you are working with results analysis. assign the cost elements charged to the sales orders to the relevant report lines (value fields).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 .2.5. A: Q: 2) If you are using results analysis. Questions: Q: A: 1.Blueprint Questions .

7.4.Blueprint Questions .4.4.Controlling Q: 2) Which level do you want to plan these costs on (using the step-by-step principles of analysis of fixed-cost allocation)? A: Q: 3) Which allocation methods do you require for transferring the planned process costs to profitability analysis? A: 1. Questions: Q: 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: 1.3. Questions: Q: 1) Determine the structure of the contribution margin scheme you want to report on in CO-PA.3.3.8. Questions: Q: 1) If you follow a top-down planning approach. A: Q: 2) What are the calculated ratios? Analysis of Results and Contribution Margins 2) Which values (revenues.) 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 .6. what is the lowest level at which you want so see your profitability/plan data? A: Q: A: 1. etc.

1.1.1.Controlling A: Q: 3) Determine the hierarchical structures of the market segments you want to drill down to in reporting. sales organization)? A: Q: 2) If you follow a top-down planning approach. 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.1. Questions: Q: 1) Which level of the hierarchy do you want to use for planning (for example. describe them.1. Enterprise Controlling 2.Blueprint Questions . what is the lowest level at which you want to see your profitability/plan data? A: Q: A: 2. 2. 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 .1.1.3. A: 2.1. customer. product group.1.1. product. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to structure your sales planning based on reference data? If so. 2.2. what is the source and form of this data? A: Q: A: Q: A: 2.

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 .2.Blueprint Questions .2.1. 2.Controlling Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 2) Do you want to transfer planned sales quantities from CO-PA to Production Planning? 1) Do you want to transfer plan sales quantities from CO-PA to LIS? 2.1.

2.1.1. monthly.2. Transfer of Results to Demand Management 5) Is capacity availability checked at this planning level? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 68 .Blueprint Questions . weekly.Controlling Q: 7) How do you forecast new articles? A: Comments: Q: 8) Will you establish material forecasts (for example.3. 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: 2.2.

2. and how is this defined? A: Q: A: 2.2.5.Blueprint Questions .1. for example. and plant for long term lot size production? Planning Scenario Processing Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 69 .1. Questions: Q: 1) Do you specify scenario description.Controlling Questions: Q: 1) How often are the results of Sales and Operations Planning transferred to Demand Management. the SD module is not used)? A: Comments: 2.4. time frame. 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.

be planned separately and not include planning of the dependent components? A: Q: 2) Should enterprise areas/organizational units (storage location.Controlling A: Q: 2) Will you carry out scenario comparisons with other scenarios including the active version? A: Q: A: 2. 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.6.2.1.Total Planning 3) What business process will you use to update the operative version? A: Comments: Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 70 .Blueprint Questions . that is. or that use up critical resources. Questions: Q: 1) Should materials that affect the value added. 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 .

1. Questions: Q: 1) Who is responsible for checking the results of requirements planning at your company? Master Production Scheduling . which also determines the capacity requirements.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.Evaluation 14) Are MRP lists required? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 71 . that is.7. 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: 2.2.Blueprint Questions . 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.

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

3. 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. Questions: Q: A: Cost and Activity Planning Copy Plan from Previous Year to Cost Center Planning 1) Describe your planning process.9.1.3.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. which also determines the capacity requirements.Blueprint Questions . Questions: Q: 1) Who is responsible for checking the results of requirements planning at your company? A: Material requirements planning .evaluation 13) Are MRP lists required? 2.2.1. 2.1. what is the source of this data and in what form is it stored? A: Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 73 . How do you plan cost centers? Q: 2) Do you want to create your cost center/activity plan based on the planned values of the previous year? (If so.1.

what is the source of this data and in what form is it stored? A: 2.1.2.7.3.1.Controlling 2. Questions: Q: A: Copy Actual Data to Cost Center Plan 1) Describe your planning process.1. Questions: Q: 1) Does your organization use the type of budgeting described in the documentation field? A: 2.3. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 2.1.1.3.3. Questions: Q: 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.Blueprint Questions . 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.5.3. Questions: Q: 1) Do you carry out revaluation (increases or decreases for certain cost elements in certain cost centers)? A: 2.6.3.4. How do you plan cost centers? Redefinition of Plan Version Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 74 .3.1.

3. do you wish to transfer the results of the Asset Management depreciation simulation calculation as part of your planning in Controlling (CO) for depreciation expenses? A: 2.11.3.12.Controlling Questions: Q: A: 2.1. do you want to transfer the results of personnel cost planningto Controlling (CO) as part of your planning for personnel expenses? A: 2.8.1. Questions: Q: 1) If you are also implementing SAP R/3 Human Resources. Questions: Q: 1) If you are also implementing SAP R/3 Asset Management (FI-AA). do you wish to transfer the results of the Asset Management depreciation simulation calculation as part of your planning in Controlling (CO) for depreciation expenses? A: 2.1.1. Questions: Q: 1) If you are also implementing SAP R/3 Asset Management (FI-AA). Questions: Q: A: 2.Blueprint Questions . 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 . which you want to use as a basis for allocations and reporting purposes? A: 2.1.3.3.13.10.1. Questions: Q: 1) Are statistical key figures kept in the logistics modules.9.3.3.

when you have costs that are not transferred from other modules. Questions: Q: 1) Which procedure do you use for manual planning of primary costs.1.3.3. Questions: Q: 1) If you implementing the SAP R/3 production modules. Questions: Q: 1) Which procedure do you use for manual planning of primary costs. or MRP to Controlling (CO-CCA) as the scheduled production activities? A: 2.1.18./Fixed) 1) Do you want to represent activity relationships between cost centers in your planning? Secondary Cost Planning (Full Costs) Primary Cost Planning (Prop.17. do you want to transfer activity requirements from sales & operations planning (SOP).3. long-term planning.Blueprint Questions .Controlling Q: 1) If you are implementing SAP R/3 manufacturing modules.3.19.1.16. long-term planning. Questions: Q: A: 2. such as HR or FI-AA? A: 2./Fixed) Primary Cost Planning (Full Costs) Transfer of Scheduled Activity from PP to CO-OM-CCA Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 76 .3.1.3. when you have costs that are not transferred from other modules. Questions: Q: A: 2.1. do you want to transfer the activity requirements from sales and operations planning (SOP).15. 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. or MRP to Controlling (CO-ABC) as scheduled activities? A: 2. such as HR or FI-AA? A: 2.1.14.

1.Blueprint Questions . percentage. Questions: Q: A: 2.23. Process Cost Planning 1) Describe how accruals are planned for actual data. Questions: Q: 1) Do you periodically move costs from a project/cost center (such as telephone costs) to other projects/cost centers? A: Q: 2) Did you define the basis for these allocations (such as. Imputed Costs . Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to enter planning data in your planning for overhead cost orders.3.21.3. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to plan overall costs (values only. marketing orders) and settle them to cost centers after planning at the cost element level? A: 2.Plan Periodic Reposting of Plan Data Unit Costing (Order) Overall Planning (Order) 1) Do you want to plan costs at the cost element level on overhead cost orders? Cost Element Planning (Order) Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 77 .1.22. statistical key figures.1. as well as the cost element information? A: 2.1.3.1.20.25.24. and so on)? A: 2.Controlling Q: 1) Do you want to use integrated internal orders in cost center planning (such as repair orders. Questions: Q: A: 2.3.3. independent of cost elements) on overhead cost orders? A: 2.1. for example telephone units consumed.3.

Controlling Questions: Q: 1) State how you want to transfer the plan values from Cost Center Accounting to your business processes. orders.1.3.1.3.1. 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. A: Q: A: 2. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to distribute costs from a cost center or a cost center group to CO objects (cost center. 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 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. applying a fixed percentage rate for recovery of overhead to material issues). and so on)? A: 2.26. percentage. statistical key figures.3.29. Questions: Q: 1) Do you plan to allocate a certain type of costs/expenses to cost centers automatically using overhead rates? A: 2.3. for example telephone units consumed. WBS element).Blueprint Questions .28.1.

32. do you want to be able to see the costs of the cost center (settlement under the original cost element)? A: Q: 3) Or do you want to summarize/aggregate the costs on the cost center (using one or more secondary settlement cost elements)? A: Q: A: 2. Questions: Q: 1) Do you allocation costs from one cost cente / group from cost centers to other CO objects (cost centers. Questions: Q: 1) Do you need to reconcile the demand for scheduled labour hours (activity types) with the available capacity? A: 2. orders.3. Splitting Plan Reconciliation Plan Cost Assessment 4) Do you want to transfer the order planning to profitability analysis? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 79 . see to it that the activity-independent planned costs are split to the activity types before you calculate the prices.31.Blueprint Questions . 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. for example telephone units consumed.3. statistical key figures.1. 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.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. percentage. and so on)? A: 2.3.30.1.1.

Controlling A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: 4) Did you define the basis for these allocations (such as.4.1.1.1. inventory.Blueprint Questions . 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 . Questions: Standard cost estimate Q: 1) What types of costing do you want to use (adjusted standard.4. monthly.1. 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. statistical key figures. and so on)? A: 2. and so on)? A: 2.33. percentage.3. 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 . or both? A: 2. external activities. and subcontracting? A: Q: 3) How do you want to allocate overhead in costing: using overhead rates or activitybased costing.Controlling A: Q: 2) Which prices will you use for materials. internal activities.1.2. routings.4.Blueprint Questions . Questions: Q: 1) Do you plan your product costs using bills of material (BOM).

Questions: Q: 1) Do you plan your product costs using bills of material (BOM). 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: 2.3.1.4.Blueprint Questions . 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 . routings.Controlling Q: A: Q: 9) If you are using mixed costing.

2.5.1. How do you plan the Profit Center? Q: 2) Do you want to base your Profit Center Planning on the previous year's plan values? If yes. 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. what is the source of this data and in what form is it available? 1) Describe your planning processor. How do you plan the Profit Center? Copy Actual Costs to Profit Center Planning Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 83 .5.1.1.Blueprint Questions .5.1. what is the source of this data and in what form is it available? A: 2. 2.5.Controlling 2.4. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to update your standard product costs as the standard prices in MM (with stock revaluation)? A: Q: 2) Do you want to update your product costs calculate using other cost estimates as planned prices.1. Questions: Q: A: Profit Center Planning Copy Plan from Previous Year to Profit Center Planning 1) Describe your planning processor. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 2. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Do you want to base your Profit Center Planning on the previous year's actual values? If yes.4.1. commercial prices.4.

Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 2.1.5. Questions: Plan Profit Center Distribution 1) Describe your process for manual profit center planning.1.5.4.Blueprint Questions . 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.1.5. Questions: Q: A: 2.Controlling A: 2. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to transfer plan data to PCA from other applications? From which application(s)? A: Comments: 2.1.5.7.5. How do you plan the Profit Center? Excel Upload -> Profit Center Planning Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 84 . 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.3.1. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: 2.5.6.

Blueprint Questions .3. 2) How do you want to adapt the reference dates to be used as a planning proposal? Creation of Planning Proposal (Without Sales Planning) Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 85 .1.6.5.6.1.8.1. 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. 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.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. describe them.6. 2.2.1. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to structure your sales planning based on reference data? If so. 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. what is the source and form of this data? A: Q: A: Q: A: 2.1.6.1.

6. 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 .1.5.6.1.4. sales organization)? A: Q: A: 2. 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: 2.1.Blueprint Questions . customer.6. product group.6.Controlling Questions: Q: 1) Which level of the hierarchy do you want to use for planning (for example. product. 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. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to transfer the plan process costs to profitability analysis? ales.

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? 2.6. A: Q: A: Q: 3) Determine the hierarchical structures of the market segments you want to drill down to in reporting. Questions: Strategic Business Planning Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 87 .1.2.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. Questions: Q: A: 2. do you want to be able to see the costs of the cost center (settlement under the original cost element)? A: Q: 3) Or do you want to summarize/aggregate the costs on the cost center (using one or more secondary settlement cost elements)? A: Q: A: 2.1.Blueprint Questions .6.8. Questions: Q: 1) Determine the structure of the contribution margin scheme you want to report on in CO-PA.7.

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

1.Blueprint Questions .2. 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 .such as inSight? 12) How large is the expected data volume to be (per evaluation area)? 2.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: 1) If files are one of the sources of data transfers.2.Blueprint Questions .3.2.1.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. these can be defined here with logical file names.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. A: File names 2.3. 2.2.2. Questions: Data basis Characteristics Q: 1) Which characteristics (evaluation criteria) and basic key figures can be added to a data model for each evaluation area? A: Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 90 .2. 2.2.2.

A: Q: A: 2. make a list of them. List them in a hierarchical structure.Blueprint Questions . A: Q: 2) Can these basic key figures be transferred directly from the operational system and data sources. 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.3.2.3. A: Q: 5) Which attributes do you want to use to navigate to the reports? Which attributes are specified for display only? A: Q: A: Q: 7) Can you/do you want to form groups of characteristic values? If yes. A: Q: 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. 6) Should currency/unit fields be used as display attributes? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 91 .2. or is it necessary to calculate them? A: 2.3.2.Controlling Q: 2) Name all characteristics from the data model which you would like to report on in the individual business evaluation areas. Aspect Basic key figures 8) List the characteristics for which no master data exists.

2. which were identified under "characteristics" for each valuation area.Controlling Questions: Q: 1) Which of the characteristics. (If possible. 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. 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.3.2.3. Questions: Q: 1) List all the key figures to be calculated from basic key figures.4. list them hierarchically).5. A: 2. Transfer the basic key figures for the evaluatoin area to the same aspect. how? Calculated Key Figures Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 92 .3. A: Q: 2) Specify the aggregation with regard to structurally oriented characteristics and timebased characteristics (where appropriate with reference field. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Which combinations of characteristics should the comments be created with (also cross-aspect)? A: 2.Blueprint Questions .6.2. the number of decimal places and the scaling of the key figures) A: Q: A: 2. as well as their calculation formula.

3.10.3.8. Questions: Q: A: 2.3.2. Questions: Q: 1) Should plan data which is to be transferred to an aspect .3.be made unaccessible for certain users? Data slices 1) Should plan data to be transferred to an aspect be subjected to a plausibility check? Validation 1) Does a set of rules exist to describe a constant valid relation between characteristics? Derivation 2) When you carry out currency translations.7. 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. aggregated sections of the aspect dataset may have to be accessed? A: [ ]Yes [ ]No Comments: 2.9. Questions: Q: A: 2.11.2.Controlling Q: A: 2) How many data versions (for different plan variants) are required for each aspect? 2. Questions: Summarization levels Q: 1) Is it likely that in some reports.2.3.Blueprint Questions .or which has already been posted .2. how are these specified? Currency Translation Types for Data Transfer and Planning Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 93 .2.

2. Questions: Q: A: 2.2.4. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Specify the data exactly which should be transferred.4. R/3 systems): Are the technical network connections set up at the hardware and operating system level? A: 2. Questions: Data transfer Q: 1) From which source systems and/or SAP R/3 applications do you want to transfer plan data to the aspects? A: 2.2.1.3.4.4.Controlling A: 2. Comments 1) Specify the master data which should be transferred.4. Questions: Q: A: 1) Specify the comments which should be transferred.2.4. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) For data transfers from external systems (R/2.2. 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 .Blueprint Questions .2. A: 2. with regard to the named examples under the documentation.

Questions: Q: 1) In which order should the data transfer runs (for master data. A: 2. A: Control Report Portfolio 1) Specify the files that you want to import to EC-EIS by structure and transfer logic.2. and whether exceptions defined in the reports should be checked.2.Controlling 2.8. Questions: Q: 1) Have you filed master data hierarchies for specific characteristics in the form of files.5. master data hierarchies. the contents of which you want to transfer for these characteristics? A: 2. Questions: Q: A: 2. Questions: Q: A: 2.2. If so.2.5. File Transfer procedure Master Data Hierarchy 2.5. Maintain planner profiles Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 95 .2.2.1.2.2.6.4.4. comments) be started? A: 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.4.7. Questions: Q: 1) Indicate whether or not you want to update report portfolio reports in the background. indicate when you want to do this.4.5.Blueprint Questions . planning data.

2.3. Questions: Q: 1) Are there certain aspect basic key figures for which percentage changes must automatically be considered in planning runs? A: 2.5. 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.6.5. Questions: Q: 1) Do you have certain keys. according to which plan data within your company is distributed according to periods? A: 2.7.2.5.Controlling Questions: Q: A: 2. do you want to weight previous periods with certain factors? A: 2.2. Questions: Q: 1) In planning sessions. distribution keys or forecast profiles dependent on specific characteristic combinations? A: 2. do you want to use certain revaluation factors. Questions: Q: 1) When using the forecast to determine future values.2.4.5.Blueprint Questions .2.5. Questions: Q: 1) Is there a combination of factors (in the form of a planning strategy) in your enterprise which must automatically be considered in certain planning runs? A: 2.8.5. which ones are they? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 96 .5.2.

6.6. 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. ABAPs) should be included in the tree? A: 2.0 1) Do you have to convert your system from a Release < 4.1.2. Questions: Q: A: 2.2. 2. other applications. Questions: Information System Maintain Report Selection Q: 1) Should a report treee be created in EC-EIS? If so. 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. Questions: Tools Conversion to Release 4.x? Authorization management Q: 1) For which aspect objects do you wish to allocate authorizations (aspects.2.7. key figures)? A: Q: 2) For which reports/forms/layouts/programs etc.7.2. 2.Controlling Q: 1) When generating plan data. which reports (EC-EIS.0 to a Release 4.2. which? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 97 . are there basic key figures whose plan values result from formulas using other basic key figures and constants? A: 2.2.2.6.2.7. transactions. characteristic values.Blueprint Questions . and if so.1.

2.2.6. Questions: Q: 1) Should data be transferrable from aspect to aspect (with summarization where required)? A: 2.4.7.Blueprint Questions .7.2. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: Q: 3) Is there possibly an inconsistency between the ABAP Dictionary and the Field Catalog? A: Q: A: 2.7.7.Controlling A: Q: 5) Which activities with reference to which objects should the authorizations (Profiles) of the user groups enable? A: 2.3. 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 .2. Questions: Q: A: 2.5.

formulas and texts which you want to use in various forms and reports.1.2.2.2.2. hierarchy nodes.8. Questions: Q: A: 2.8.Blueprint Questions .2.2. Questions: Q: A: 2. A: 2. Questions: Task Functions on Information System Reports 1) Which key figures should be analyzed by which characteristics.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. Forms Q: 1) Are complex layouts required (descriptions of content and form of reports.2.9. 2.5.4.1.8. 2.2.9. Task Functions on Tools Data (Tools) Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 99 .8. Questions: Q: 1) Specify the global variables for characteristic values.3.Controlling A: 2.8. possibly using formula columns/rows/cells)? A: 2. A: Report portfolio 1) Do you want to work with saved (frozen) report data (for performance reasons)? Report data Variables 2. hierarchies.

Controlling Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 2. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: 3) Is your master data also maintained in several languages? 2) Do you use your reporting multilingually? 1) Are forms.9.Blueprint Questions .2. reports. saved report data or variant groups to be deleted? Information System 2) Do you want to delete data which has been transferred to the wrong aspect(s)? 1) Do you want to reduce the amount of data in your aspects by archiving? 2.3.2. Consolidation Questions: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: 4) Which consolidation types do you want to set? 3) Which languages must supported on the part of the system? 2) How is your group accounting organised? 1) Which tools were consolidated with up to now? A: Comments: Q: 5) How many consolidated financial statements do you want to create during a year? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 100 .

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

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 .

2. Questions: Q: A: 2.1.3.3.3.4. Questions: Q: A: 2.Blueprint Questions .1.1. 2. Definition of Ledgers 1) Do you receive reported data in currencies.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? 2.3. which are not delivered in the standard? Check Currencies 1) Do you intend to consolidate different data categories? If yes.3.1. which ones? Creating Versions Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 104 .3. Questions: Q: Preparatory Work: General Creating Dimensions 1) Which consolidation types do you want to set? A: Comments: 2.1.1.

Questions: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: 3) How many consolidated financial statements do you want to create during a year? 2) Create suitable hierarchies. logical file names.Controlling Questions: Q: A: 2.Blueprint Questions .3. Definition of Consolidation Groups 4) Do you require additional attributes for your consolidation units? 3) Define suitable. 1) Define the consolidation group according to your requirements.1. 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. Definition of Consolidation Units 1) In which currencies do you want to the reports generated.6.? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 105 .5.3. see the documentation. A: Q: 2) In case the consolidation units are transferred from a file by flexible upload.1.

IAS.Controlling Q: A: Q: A: 2.Blueprint Questions .7.3. do you summarize at the subsidiary level or at the corporate group level? Definition of Cons Chart of Accounts / Cons Chart of Accounts 5) Comments for the transfer of consolidation groups by flexible upload from file 4) Comments to integrated consolidation types A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: 6) Do you require further freely definable classifications for your FS items? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 106 .1. HGB)? A: Q: 2) Should retained earnings be disclosed in the balance sheet or in the income statement? A: Comments: Q: 3) Should income statements be created using cost-of-sales accounting or period accounting? A: Comments: Q: 4) Do you summarize your operational accounts to group accounts (financial statement items)? A: Comments: Q: 5) If yes. Hierarchy Questions: Q: 1) Which requirements do you have for the creation and/or structure of your cons chart of accounts (US GAAP.

Controlling Q: 7) Do you use an integration scenario? If so.3.1.3.3. in addition to the standard subassignments? A: [ ]Yes [ ]No Definition of Custom Characteristics Comments: Q: A: Comments: 2.10.8.Blueprint Questions . A: Comments: Q: 8) Define your selected items for posting financial statement imbalances and for posting deferred taxes. you can transfer the FS items from a G/L chart of accounts or a financial statement version. for both retained earnings carried forward as well as the balancing adjustment.1. Questions: Definition of Subitem Categories 2) If yes how many and which characteristics? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 107 . 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. Questions: Q: 1) Do you need further custom characteristics.1.9. A: Comments: 2.

2. Questions: Q: A: 2.3. etc. who do not log onto the R/3-System in German? [ ]Yes [ ]No Comments: Q: A: 2) Have you translated your reports into the required languages? [ ]Yes [ ]No Comments: Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 108 .3. 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 2.11. equity aging reports.Blueprint Questions . and where? 2.3. Questions: Q: A: Preparatory Work: Integration 1) Have you implemented SAP legacy systems .3.3.1.1.3. for example. 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. which ones.3. asset history sheets. ? A: 2. 2.2.3.if yes.Controlling Q: 1) Which standard subassignments would you like to use? What requirements do you have for group reporting later on. segment reports.

1.reports A: [ ]Yes [ ]No Comments: 2. for validations) .Controlling Q: 3) Have you checked which language versions you need for: . Questions: Q: A: 2.g.FS items/subassignments .5.1.4.3. Questions: Q: Processes of the Consolidation Monitor 1) Which consolidation functions do you use? A: Comments: 2. 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 .consolidation units and groups .Blueprint Questions .4.3. 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? 2.5.messages (e.3.data entry layouts .3.

Questions: Q: A: Q: A: Q: 3) Reported items equity? 2) What is your calculation base? 1) Which accounting techniques do you use? Consolidation of investments Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 110 .3.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: 2.5.5.3.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: 2.2.5.3.3.4. 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.

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. Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 111 .Blueprint Questions .3.4. Executive Information System (EIS) Questions: Q: 1) What is the system landscape like: which SAP systems and non-SAP systems are in use? A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: 5) Is there a multi-client concept? 4) Do you work with distributed systems? If yes. which ones are they? 3) For R/3 systems: Which Releases are used? 2) Describe your hardware structure. Questions: Q: A: Information System 1) How is your corporate reporting presently designed? 2.6.

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 .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 .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.Blueprint Questions .

Basic settings Foreign currencies Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 113 .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? 2.4.2. Questions: Q: A: Data modeling 1) Analysis: What information is required in the previously identified evaluation areas? Q: 2) Which data sources (systems from the system landscape) function as data providers for the evaluation areas? A: Q: 3) Which characteristics (evaluation criteria) and basic key figures can be added to a data model for each evaluation area? A: Q: A: Q: 5) Which basic key figures are filled in? Which characteristics do they refer to? Which data sources do these characteristics come from? A: Q: 6) Which characteristic values should be allowed for the identified characteristics (master data)? A: 4) What relationship exists between the basic key figures and the characteristics? 2.4.2.4. 2.1.Blueprint Questions .

3. A: Q: 5) Which attributes do you want to use to navigate to the reports? Which attributes are specified for display only? A: Q: A: 6) Should currency/unit fields be used as display attributes? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 114 . List them in a hierarchical structure.4. A: Q: 3) Which characteristics do you want to use attributes for? Which characteristics should already be understood as attributes for other characteristics? A: Q: 4) For those objects that are dependent on each other.3. Questions: Q: 1) If files are one of the sources of data transfers.4. 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.4.Controlling Questions: Q: 1) Do you intend to display several currencies in reporting and translate amounts into different target currencies? A: 2.2.2.1. A: File names 2. these can be defined here with logical file names.Blueprint Questions .

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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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Blueprint Questions . with regard to the named examples under the documentation.4.4. Questions: Q: 1) In which order should the data transfer runs (for master data. A: 2.4.4. master data hierarchies.3.4.4. Questions: Q: A: 2.4.5. Questions: Q: A: 2.2. the contents of which you want to transfer for these characteristics? A: 2.4. Questions: Q: 1) Have you filed master data hierarchies for specific characteristics in the form of files.6. comments) be started? Transfer procedure Master Data Hierarchy 1) Specify the comments which should be transferred. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Specify the data exactly which should be transferred.4. Comments 1) Specify the master data which should be transferred.4. planning data. 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 . R/3 systems): Are the technical network connections set up at the hardware and operating system level? A: 2.4.Controlling Q: A: Q: 2) For data transfers from external systems (R/2.

4. other applications. key figures)? A: Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 119 .1.Controlling A: 2.2. If so.4. Questions: Tools Conversion to Release 4.1. A: Control Report Portfolio 1) Specify the files that you want to import to EC-EIS by structure and transfer logic.Blueprint Questions .4.5. 2.6. ABAPs) should be included in the tree? A: 2.4.6. Questions: Q: A: 2. File 2.0 1) Do you have to convert your system from a Release < 4. characteristic values. Questions: Information System (EC-EIS) Maintain Report Selection Q: 1) Should a report treee be created in EC-EIS? If so. which reports (EC-EIS.0 to a Release 4.4.4.8. Questions: Q: A: 1) Do you want to use MS-Winword to print your reports (from the report portfolio)? Print in MS Word for Windows 2.4.7. 2.4.x? Authorization management (EIS) Q: 1) To which objects in the EC-EIS database do you wish to assign authorizations (aspects. transactions.5.6.5. indicate when you want to do this. Questions: Q: 1) Indicate whether or not you want to update report portfolio reports in the background.4.2.4. and whether exceptions defined in the reports should be checked. Questions: Q: A: 2.

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.3. which? 3) Which employees work with EIS a) as a user b) as an administrator? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 120 . and if so.Blueprint Questions .4.6. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: Q: 3) Is there possibly an inconsistency between the ABAP Dictionary and the Field Catalog? A: Q: A: 2.4.4.6.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.

7. Questions: Q: 1) Specify the global variables for characteristic values. Questions: Q: A: 2. hierarchy nodes. Questions: Q: A: 2. possibly using formula columns/rows/cells)? A: 2.6.5.4. hierarchies.4.6.4. Questions: Q: A: 2. formulas and texts which you want to use in various forms and reports.1.6.4.7. Questions: Task Functions on Information System Reports (EIS) 1) Which key figures should be analyzed by which characteristics.2. 2.4.3.7.4.7.Controlling 2.5.7. 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. Forms (EIS) Q: 1) Are complex layouts required (descriptions of content and form of reports.4. Questions: Report Portfolio (EIS) 1) Do you want to work with saved (frozen) report data (for performance reasons)? Report Data (EIS) Variables (EIS) Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 121 .4.4. A: 2.7.Blueprint Questions .

8.2.4. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 2. saved report data or variant groups to be deleted? 2) Do you use your reporting multilingually? 3) Is your master data also maintained in several languages? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 122 . A: 2.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.4.1. 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.8. 2.8. reports.4.Blueprint Questions .

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