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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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.....41 1......1.......................................................................55 1...........39 1.....3.............................................................48 1...................55 1..................2...................39 1......................10..................................3................................3.............3..........21.....56 1...1..........1.......................... Template Allocation (Overhead Cost Order)............... Automatic Additional Transfer into Profitability Analysis.....2............... Analysis of Overhead Orders.... Entry of Sender Activities....................3................................3... Overhead Calculation (Business Process)........2.....57 1......................3........................................41 1.3.......4...........................2....1................. Revaluation at Actual Prices...1................................ Template Allocation (Sales Order)...6....6...........4......................................56 1......44 1................4...1.........2.....11............................. Transfer Time Sheet Data to CO............................................1...39 1.........1.....41 1.......................39 1...... Actual Cost Assessment.................3..........................4......56 1................ Simultaneous Costing..1.....57 1. Business Process Analysis......43 1... Time Sheet Report.1......................................8............................ Direct Activity Allocation (Controlling).........................45 1............................1.. Revaluation at Actual Prices....3.....................2..1......................3.....2.....2...................3............ Variance Calculation for Overhead................19........................3.............1...............................3.44 1.................................2.........4...............1.2.......... Reconciliation Financial Accounting/Controlling......2........................................3...1..40 1.............2........................ Transfer of Primary Costs to Cost Center/Order.....................3................................ Transfer of Customer Agreements to Profitability Analysis.....6.............................3........................................................41 1...... Splitting 55 1... Document Entry in the Profit Center Invoice...3.........1.................... Period-End Closing (Controlling).........................................................2.........2.............................2....Blueprint Questions ..........................3..................2...................4. Actual Cost Distribution..........................................3........................4.....................40 1. Template Allocation (Product Cost Collector).54 1....................................1.....14..................................................45 1.........................1..1..........1.....1...................................3.....2................................................54 1................42 1.............2................... Settlement of Overhead Orders (Actual Data)..................... Profit Center Allocation...........................4.........2.......................................2.........1......................................................2.....2................. Manual Entry of Statistical Key Figures...... Target=Actual Activity Allocation.......................9.....................................4................ Template Allocation (Manufacturing Order).6.3.....3.1..... Accrual Calculation in Cost Center Accounting (Percentage Method)..................44 1......47 1...........Product Costs.....45 1......................3...............47 1...3.......3...............39 1............1..46 1.... Cost and Revenue Allocation to Profitability Analysis.........................41 1...2......................................................................44 1...........2.3.............41 1........................ Transfer and Valuation of Billing Documents (Intercompany Processing).....13...42 1..3.................9...............1..7.......2................................................. Period-End Closing in Overhead Cost Controlling......18......................................2...42 1................3...........1.. Direct Activity Assignment Using Time Sheet Processing..................... Period-End Closing for Product Cost Controlling......3..................1.41 1.................1... Actual Periodic Reposting..2........2... Actual Cost/Revenue Allocation.2........................46 1................ Overhead Allocation....2...56 1.................. Cost Center Analysis............................43 1...............46 1.........7........................................5...... Product Cost Allocation.................................... Manual Cost Allocation.40 1............1...55 1........ Actual Price Calculation......20......................2...55 1................4................2.............Controlling 1.........57 Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 4 ............................................ Time Sheet Permit..............2... Template Allocation (Cost Object)... Manual Funds Reservation............7....3........................2.......................... Accrual Calculation in Cost Center Accounting (Target = Actual Method)..............1.............3.....1............1....................................4........1....................... Transfer and Valuation of Billing Documents (Complaints Processing)..........................2..... Predistribution of Fixed Costs....3................................................1.....................15..........45 1...................... Manual Funds Reduction...............2..........4.................2...3........3.........3.............1.........2................12............ Actual Cost Distribution .........3.............................2...................................1............8...............46 1....5....................................................... Direct Posting of Special Direct Costs and Revenues................................16.4.......... Settlement of Accrual Orders..........57 1..2...........................3............42 1..............................56 1.... Transfer and Valuation of Incoming Sales Orders......47 1...................46 1......... Actual Transfer of Additional Balance Sheet Items to EC-PCA..................... Transfer and Valuation of Billing Documents (Direct Sale).........41 1...5................3.................8. Overhead Calculation (Overhead Cost Order)......5.......1..........45 1........................ Transfer and Valuation of Billing Documents (Third-Party Transaction)..1.........................17............

........... Settlement of Manufacturing Order to Sales Order..1.........................9..................1................... Variance Calculation Cumulated...........58 1.......................................................66 2................19................ Actual Allocation of Process Costs to Profitability Analysis....................... Cost and Activity Planning.....................2.......4.................................3..................74 2.....................3......................3.7...3......................3..............................................3.....................1......... Actual Profit Center Distribution........4....................... Operational business planning.................................2.......1.1...................................60 1............................................. Activity Type Planning.........1.......58 1......................................2......... Forecast 67 2..64 1................................................... Settlement of Manufacturing Order to Inventory..................................................................57 1.3....... Master planning..........................3.............................58 1.... Master Production Scheduling .. Settlement of Production Variances...............................................................1..........1....... Redefinition of Plan Version........................ Product Cost Analysis in Product Cost by Order...........1.................16................62 1....................2...........................8................. Overhead Calculation (Sales Order)........1...........7........ Analysis of Results and Contribution Margins....17.......3......2.................68 2........... Overhead Calculation (Cost Object).22.......................2..........60 1...... Demand management.2............... Overhead Calculation (Manufacturing Order)...3..................... Overhead Calculation (Product Cost Collector)............................. Sales Order Settlement.............63 1.....................18...........66 2..............................3....3.............Evaluation.......73 2..............1........61 1...............................60 1.....................2.............................. Settlement of Cost Object Hierarchy.............................................................1...evaluation........................................................................3...................................... Transfer of Planned Sales Quantities......21..26...................1...... Transfer of Results to Demand Management...65 1...................3......64 1...........................2.. Copy Actual Data to Cost Center Plan................................63 1.20........... Settlement of Overhead Orders (Actual Data)...........15.....1..............................2...........3.......4..............2....70 2...................3........................73 2...................3.......3.........3....4.....................Controlling 1................................................................69 2..................64 1.2.........................74 Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 5 ...............72 2............................2.3...2............. Actual Allocation of Cost Center Costs to Profitability Analysis..2...3..................1.1....................3..............3................................1............3.......14.......................61 1..........3..............................69 2..........................................................3.1.....................................4................... Product Cost Analysis for Co-Products................................65 2...........................7...................................59 1........3...................66 2................1.................. Period-End Closing for Profitability Analysis.................... Copy Plan from Previous Year to Cost Center Planning.................................73 2..................................1.................13...................... Sales Planning...3........2.....................................................9.......1............................................4. Actual Profit Center Assessment.......1.........Total Planning.59 1.......... Material requirements planning ..3.63 1............ Data Collection for Product Drilldown..3....6.....................................................23........7.........................................3..........2............. Settlement of Product Cost Collector...3..... Standard SOP...........................1.. Periodic Variance Calculation....1.............1.....2............ Master Production Scheduling ......... Manual Sales Planning.........74 2........................ Budget Planning...............................................5. Distribution of Order Costs to Order Items...3..1..4...........1........3......................2...........3...........2..............61 1.2........4...............................66 2...........5.......................... Price Update in Actual Costing.8...4........3............... Planning Revaluation...........61 1...............1.....................2..... Product Cost Analysis in Product Cost by Period......................................... Overall Material Requirements Planning......59 1..12............................Blueprint Questions .2. Period-End Closing for Profit Center Accounting..............58 1...............5.........2..........................62 1......4......................61 1.....63 1......1............3.........6......................................67 2........... Enterprise Controlling............2.................. Results Analysis for Sales Orders.......... Project Settlement..........................66 2......................................................2...........71 2............66 2.2.......74 2. Create Planning Proposal (with Sales Planning).2.............3..........3..............1..............65 1................................................................................. Actual Top-Down Distribution..............................25...................3..2..2......... Order Budgeting..........6.........8...62 1............................63 1.......4..........................68 2.........................64 1....2................4................................62 1.......3............2........ Planning Scenario Processing.................1..............3...........................11...........1.........................3..........3.................................. Settlement of Sales Orders....24...........2............................74 2.......................................3........3.................................. WIP Calculation Based On Actual Costs...........................2............2..74 2. WIP Calculation Based on Target Costs....................................3.....................10.....

........................75 2.........Controlling 2..........2..19........ Transfer of Scheduled Activity PP -> CO-ABC.......................... Basic settings......................... Standard Cost Estimate Without Quantity Structure.3.76 2..................................... Overall Planning (Order)...............4.........1...............................................1................2........................................................ Foreign currencies...1. Data basis......................... Redefinition of Plan Version (Profit Center Planning)..............16............3................3.................. Transfer of Personnel Costs......... Splitting 79 2................77 2.5... Secondary Cost Planning (Prop..................85 2...............................................80 2.5....5...3.1...4..................................1... Valuation of Sales Planning........................1. Planned Price Calculation....................85 2...................1......................................6................................................1...84 2...............83 2.......................1...................4..77 2..... Unit Costing (Order)...1............................90 2............1..............85 2../Fixed)........76 2..............20.............76 2...........................................1...6.............75 2........33..........1...........................79 2......................................... Manual Profit Center Planning......77 2..........................6....11........................ Overhead Calculation (Cost Center).............................................90 2.........................................1..................................18..1..................................... Primary Cost Planning (Full Costs).........8..............................4..............1.... Project Settlement.....1... Plan Cost Distribution.......................................................3........... Transfer of Scheduled Activity from PP to CO-OM-CCA........................... Profit Planning......................... Periodic Reposting of Plan Data...2................................................. Transfer of Statistical Key Figures from LIS (Plan)................................................................ Overhead Calculation [Overhead Order]............................6............76 2...........................3....3.........77 2...........................3.....................................1.................................................................................... Creation of Planning Proposal (Without Sales Planning)...........................5.....3.........90 2...................4...............................................................83 2.........29.......................12............10................3..80 2....... Analysis of Results And Contribution Margins....78 2.6.......8..........................................................................................1........ Secondary Cost Planning (Full Costs).....85 2......... Primary Cost Planning (Prop...................14...3..3..... Definition of Activity Type for Cost Center....4..........4.......1..................2..............1............. Copy Actual Costs to Profit Center Planning.......1..........1.........................................83 2...1.....................22.....1.............1..................... Manual Profit Planning............79 2......9...................................3....3........3.........................................................1.2..6.....1........1.......30. Settlement of Overhead Cost Orders (Planning Data)..................5............8.1.................83 2......75 2................3..........................90 Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 6 ........ Settlement of Overhead Cost Orders (Planning Data). Cost Element Planning (Order with Integrated Planning).....23...................3..........7........................... File names......1.26..81 2.2...32. Transfer of Depreciation/Interest (Activity-Dependent). Planned Allocation Cost Center Costs to Profitability Analysis.............1....... Standard Cost Estimate for Co-Products...75 2........1.......6.3.......................... Price Release with Standard Cost Estimate... Standard Cost Estimate with Quantity Structure..........1....................................................1...1................................78 2....5..............................77 2..75 2..........................................6..83 2.7.../Fixed).......................27..3.................5.2...86 2...1....87 2..17...............................................1..21. Profit Center Planning.......3.............................................89 2.86 2....................1...................1............................................. Standard cost estimate.......................................................Plan...................3............3........3......................84 2................................3... Plan Reconciliation............24..............................................1......................................................78 2.86 2......76 2..3........5................................6..........5..................2...................87 2.......... Strategic Business Planning.1.......2...........................................................................31..............................15........1..........5........... Preparation for Costing......................................1......................................1.6...................................................................1..........................................3..............78 2.................1.......1.............4.82 2..........................5.....................85 2.....................................1.84 2.......................................... Plan Cost Assessment...3...........2...........13......87 2... Copy Plan from Previous Year to Profit Center Planning......1...........................75 2............................................ Transfer of Depreciation/Interest (Activity-Independent)..................28.....2...........1.......2............... Imputed Costs ..........Blueprint Questions ................80 2................1................5....................................3.84 2...... Excel Upload -> Profit Center Planning...... Planned Allocation of Process Costs to Profitability Analysis.... Plan Integration of Profit Centers..............2.....................25.......... Plan Profit Center Assessment.............................77 2...1.. Data modeling................. Cost Element Planning (Order)......1............................84 2.......... Process Cost Planning.....1....3....76 2................................ Plan Profit Center Distribution.........................................................6...............4.........3........

............................................ Print in MS Word for Windows.............8.... Task Functions on Information System.................. Conversion to Release 4. Fixed Characteristics.............2.................6.................................................. Validation...... Change Revaluation Factor..........................................6.........................5................................... Creating Versions............2............2.........5..... Data (Tools).......2............... Summarization levels.................................................................................94 2...............5................................. Transfer procedure..Blueprint Questions ..................... Maintain calculation formulas for basic key figures................................................................93 2.... Maintain Report Selection...................................2.......... Authorization management..... Variables 99 2.104 2...............5...........9..2..............................................2...1..................4.......................2..............3..............................3....6............................................6............................................9............................ Master Data Hierarchy...............2........2........97 2......2......................2............5........ Object-Dependent Parameters..................2........................................2........1..96 2.....94 2........ Calculated Key Figures........ Aspect 91 2.........................5..........2........1.................. Business Planning...2........3....4...................................................3................. External Systems....................................10...........................................................................95 2...............95 2....................99 2.............8..................11..............................................2....5...........................8...............................7.93 2..4.........94 2..................................1...................................................1................7...................4............99 2...............................3....................................................................................95 2....8......... Data transfer................2................................... Characteristics........................................................3....98 2...........................2..... Report data...........7....... Information System.........90 2.......................................6..........................................2.......2........2......................2...................................2............................ Definition of Ledgers...........................94 2.......7......................4.............3....2...4......................2.......................................105 Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 7 ..................97 2........................................7........2..3.2........3............................................4..................2..............1...................................2............... Data 98 2.9...4...............1.....104 2.......99 2.................. Reports 99 2...4...............................2.......3..........................................................2..................................................................................94 2........... Data basis.......................................92 2.9....................8..........................................3...................8...5....................... Consolidation....................................................................2...........5....2.3.5.................105 2..........2...............5.........1..................... Information System........ Control Report Portfolio....................... Comment tables.....3...................................................97 2.........1...4. Preparatory Work: General.............99 2.....3...95 2..1.... Currency Translation Types for Data Transfer and Planning Layouts...........2........2.........2............95 2.........3.7.............2................6. Definition of Consolidation Units.......2....................3..... Check Currencies................3.............................................................................97 2..........1.........96 2......0.......100 2........... Create planning layout...........................7..............92 2................................................................... Basic key figures............................3........ Creating Dimensions....................8................. Tools 97 2..............104 2.................................................96 2.................................1..... Data slices.......................93 2...................104 2................... Comments............................................. Task Functions on Tools..............................2..............Controlling 2...........................................................................................3.......93 2... Forms 99 2...............3.................................................2. Create Distribution Key................ Data transfer....2.................2............5...........................................................7.......96 2..............................................2..................91 2..............93 2...7...................................... Report portfolio........5.......................5......5......96 2..92 2..............................3...2....... Derivation..........................2..................................................6....................4...............8........104 2...............97 2..2.................8..2...1......98 2................................................... Master data...............99 2.... File 95 2.............3... Maintain forecast profiles.............................1....96 2..........2.......2....3.................4..................... Maintain weighting group.....................................................................1................100 2................4.3.2..........2.....7....2.....................2....2................... Transport 98 2...95 2................................6................... Definition of Consolidation Groups......4..................................................................... Transaction data.....................3....... Maintain planner profiles..............................4..............

.3...........116 2...........119 2.............................................1..........7................................................114 2........1.....118 2..................................1........................................................108 2.......... Authorization management (EIS).3...............4.4.......................................................................9............. Transaction data...119 2........................................4.2......120 2.....................8...............4...............121 Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 8 .......4..4...2.............2....117 2........................................3.1............4..................................109 2............................................................................6......4......................117 2..........4....5.........................2...4........................3..........3...4.....................4.......1......................................4..................3................4.........4.......................... Data modeling.........3........3............4..............................1..................... Administration of Authorizations................................4.......... Derivation.......5..................................................................2........... Foreign currencies. Aspect 115 2....Controlling 2.........................................109 2..4.. Fixed Characteristics..............................4...4...... Interunit Elimination by Elimination of IU Payables and Receivables................108 2...............4..3..3....................................3............3..........109 2...109 2..1..........................................4......................... Currency Translation Types for Data Transfer and Planning Layouts.....................4................................................. Processes of the Data Monitor.............. Data Entry Layout.6...........4....4...... Interunit Elimination by Elimination of IC Revenue and Expense..4............................... Tools 119 2............ Definition of Cons Chart of Accounts / Cons Chart of Accounts Hierarchy.....................................................1....................................... Comment tables.111 2.............5....11...........................6.10.................................................................................108 2....3.................................................................................... Setting up Translation..................114 2..........3......................3.....................................................................4.............5...................................3............ Reports (EIS)..3. Comments..2..................8.......... Definition of Breakdown Categories.....117 2..........................3.................. Conversion to Release 4......................................... Master Data Hierarchy...............................................108 2.........4...........................4..................................................6....107 2............4................................... Non-integrated Financial Data Transfer by Online Entry.........10. Definition of Custom Characteristics.3..............7........... Preparatory Work: Production..115 2.............................6....... Data transfer... Summarization levels..1............................5................. Data slices...................................119 2............3...................................... Transfer procedure.4.4..........................................................3.........................110 2.................................................4...............................110 2..............................4................117 2............................. Definition of Subitems..............6.....5....................................11............ File names.........118 2.1....................6.............................. Basic key figures.118 2.....................4..116 2.......4..........8........2......... Preparatory Work: Integration..................................3........7...........................................4........ Basic settings..................... Calculated Key Figures...................119 2...................... Print in MS Word for Windows............................ Transport 121 2.110 2........4.......5.......4..... Master data.................................121 2....4................... Data basis........................ Data basis...........................................................5...... Characteristics.................................................. Data 121 2....................118 2...... Validation............................119 2..... Consolidation of investments.....5.................................1................... File 119 2...................................3......114 2..............................................4......3................................................... Maintain Report Selection...4.............3.4.....7...................... Data transfer..4..........117 2.............................4.......................4.3......................3............. Definition of Subitem Categories..................................120 2................5...107 2........................9............6....4.........3............. Preparation of Consolidation Group Changes....................................................2........113 2.... Information System (EC-EIS)...3.........................................0........4..3.......6........................................ Processes of the Consolidation Monitor......................111 2.................116 2....6..119 2........ Executive Information System (EIS)...............113 2..........3.118 2..........3........6.....4....4..........................108 2................ Control Report Portfolio..............................1..7............................................................................4.............................................115 2... Information System................................................1........................................................................................ External Systems................ Task Functions on Information System......2.....12.........4....................................116 2....................106 2..........................2.1.3...113 2.......117 2...........................................4..............................................................1..............5......................................................3............3...3..2.............................................Blueprint Questions ..3..................................4.................................................................107 2.................

................ Data (Tools)..............................................7..2.4.............. Task Functions on Tools.....................................121 2....121 2............................. Forms (EIS)............5..............122 2....................................................121 2...4...............................4..............4............. Information System..........4.....4..........................7.....................................Blueprint Questions ........................121 2..... Report Data (EIS)........................................................4...3..........122 Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 9 ............8.......7...............................Controlling 2.............................7..............2.........4....................................................................................122 2................ Variables (EIS)......1........................8..................................................... Report Portfolio (EIS)..8......................

Questions: Q: A: 1) Define cost element groups for planning. Secondary Cost Element 1) Define primary cost elements based on the definition of the chart of account. 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). allocation and reporting purposes.1. Revenue and cost controlling 1. Questions: Q: A: 1.3. Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 10 .1.1.1.Controlling 1.Blueprint Questions . 1.1.1. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Reserve a number range in the chart of accounts for the definition of CO-specific accounts/primary cost elements: which additional primary cost elements do you need (such as for accruals)? A: 1. 1.1.1.1. allocation.1. 1.2. Overhead Cost Controlling Cost Element Primary Cost Element 1.2. Cost Element Group 1) Define secondary cost elements for planning.1.2.1.1. and reporting purposes.

3.1. and so on)? A: Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 11 .3. or one cost element for more than one activity type)? A: 1. with cost centers as the lowest level.4. allocation.3.2. do you need other alternative structure (groups) of cost centers (for planning.1. Questions: Q: 1) Group your activity types into different categories or similar attributes for planning.Controlling A: 1. 1. Questions: Statistical Key Figures Statistical Key Figures Q: 1) Which statistical key figures do you want to use for allocations and reporting (such as telephone units.4.1.1.1.1. Questions: Activity Type Activity Type Q: 1) Define the type of activity performed by each cost center. and reporting purposes)? A: Cost Center Group Standard Hierarchy for Cost Centers 1. Do this by defining one or more measurable activity type(s) for each cost center.1. Questions: Q: 1) Besides the standard hierarchy.1.2. headcount.1.2.2. allocation and reporting purposes.Blueprint Questions .3. A: 1. Questions: Q: 1) Take your corporate organizational structure and build a hierarchy according to levels of responsibilities. 1. have you specified the secondary cost elements to which you want to assign the activity type (one-to-one. A: Q: 2) Since activity types are posted as secondary cost elements. A: Activity Type Group 1.

6.1.5. Questions: Q: 1) Do you group your business processes alternatively by categories or similar attributes so that you can plan.2.1. and so on)? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 12 .5. Questions: Internal Order Q: 1) What business criteria do you use to classify your internal orders (for example.1. Questions: Q: 1) Define the standard hierarchie of processes for planning. overhead orders. 1. 1. enter. allocating and reporting business process costs. and allocate overhead costs on the basis of these? A: [ ]Yes [ ]No Comments: Q: A: Comments: 1. investment orders.3. Questions: Statistical Key Figure Group Q: 1) Define groups of statistical key figures (such as the group for all headcount statistical figures).5.1.Blueprint Questions .1. statistical orders.2.Controlling 1.5. A: 1. Questions: Business Process Business Process Q: 1) Do you want to define business processes across different areas of your organization and plan. A: 1.1.1.4. 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). accrual orders.

Questions: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: Cost Component 1) Define the structure of your product cost components (40 cost components max)! 2) Which cost components should be part of the product`s standard price? 3) Define the calculation method for each cost component.2.that is. Q: 4) Do you require an alternative structure that breaks down the activity and process costs in accordance with their original costs (such as wages. energy.2. etc.2.Blueprint Questions .2.1. Questions: Product Cost Controlling Procurement Alternative Q: 1) Are you working with multiple supply sources (different vendors) or multiple production methods (in-house production and subcontracting) for the same material? A: 1. salaries. marketing.)? A: Q: 3) Should some of the orders be used for information purposes only . 1.Controlling A: Q: 2) What are the types of orders that will be used in the controlling area (such as investments. should the real posting be on the cost center? A: 1. 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 .

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

Product Cost Collectors

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Material Ledger Data

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

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Profitability Analysis
Characteristics
Characteristic Definition 1.3.1.1.

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

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

1.3.2.
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Value Fields
Definition of Value Fields

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

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

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1.3.3.1. Questions:

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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3. Questions: Custom Characteristics Q: 1) Do you need further custom characteristics. ? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 17 .Blueprint Questions . for both retained earnings carried forward as well as the balancing adjustment. asset history sheets. 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. segment reports.4.2.1. equity aging reports. for example.1. A: Comments: 2. Questions: Subitem Category Q: 1) Which standard subassignments would you like to use? What requirements do you have for group reporting later on. in addition to the standard subassignments? A: [ ]Yes [ ]No Comments: Q: A: Comments: 2) If yes how many and which characteristics? 2.1. etc.Controlling Q: 8) Define your selected items for posting financial statement imbalances and for posting deferred taxes.

1. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: Subitem 1) How do you want to define the subitems? 2) Which default values do you want to define for the characteristic value of subitems? 2. 1. describe them. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to structure your sales planning based on reference data? If so.1.1.5. what is the source and form of this data? A: Q: A: Q: A: 3) Do you use forecasting techniques in your planning process? If so.1. B. 1. 2) How do you want to adapt the reference dates to be used as a planning proposal? Profit and Cost Planning Sales Planning Create Planning Proposal (with Sales Planning) Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 18 . Business processes 1.1. Revenue and cost controlling 1.1.Blueprint Questions .1.Controlling A: 2. Questions: Q: A: Sets (Namespace) 1) Define suitable name spaces for the sets you use.6.1.

1.1.2.3.2.1.2.Controlling 1. customer. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Do you want to create your cost center/activity plan based on the actual values of the previous year? (If so.2. 1.3. How do you plan cost centers? Copy Actual Data to Cost Center Plan Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 19 . product group.1.1.1. Questions: Q: A: Cost and Activity Planning Copy Plan from Previous Year to Cost Center Planning 1) Describe your planning process.1. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 2) Do you want to transfer planned sales quantities from CO-PA to Production Planning? 1) Do you want to transfer plan sales quantities from CO-PA to LIS? Transfer of Planned Sales Quantities 1.Blueprint Questions .2. product.1. sales organization)? A: 1. what is the source of this data and in what form is it stored? A: 1. How do you plan cost centers? Q: 2) Do you want to create your cost center/activity plan based on the planned values of the previous year? (If so. Questions: Redefinition of Plan Version 1) Describe your planning process. Questions: Manual Sales Planning Q: 1) Which level of the hierarchy do you want to use for planning (for example.2. what is the source of this data and in what form is it stored? A: 1.1.

Questions: Q: A: 1.2.2. Questions: Planning Revaluation Q: 1) Do you carry out revaluation (increases or decreases for certain cost elements in certain cost centers)? A: 1.5.Blueprint Questions .2.2.1.9.1.8.7.1.Controlling Q: A: Q: A: 1) Describe your planning process.1.4.1.2.1. Questions: Q: A: 1.6.2. Questions: Transfer of Statistical Key Figures from LIS (Plan) 1) Comment on defining activity types by cost center Definition of Activity Type for Cost Center 1) Comment on activity type planning Activity Type Planning 1) Do you want to plan and control the budget of the order using availability checks? Order Budgeting Budget Planning Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 20 . Questions: Q: 1) Does your organization use the type of budgeting described in the documentation field? A: 1. Questions: Q: A: 1. How do you plan cost centers? 2) Do you want to represent different planning scenarios in parallel? 1.

do you wish to transfer the results of the Asset Management depreciation simulation calculation as part of your planning in Controlling (CO) for depreciation expenses? A: 1. or MRP to Controlling (CO-ABC) as scheduled activities? A: 1.2. do you want to transfer the results of personnel cost planningto Controlling (CO) as part of your planning for personnel expenses? A: 1.Blueprint Questions . or MRP to Controlling (CO-CCA) as the scheduled production activities? A: 1. long-term planning. Primary Cost Planning (Full Costs) Transfer of Scheduled Activity from PP to CO-OM-CCA Transfer of Scheduled Activity PP -> CO-ABC Transfer of Personnel Costs Transfer of Depreciation/Interest (Activity-Dependent) Transfer of Depreciation/Interest (Activity-Independent) Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 21 .1. do you wish to transfer the results of the Asset Management depreciation simulation calculation as part of your planning in Controlling (CO) for depreciation expenses? A: 1.11.14.1. Questions: Q: 1) If you are also implementing SAP R/3 Asset Management (FI-AA). Questions: Q: 1) If you are implementing SAP R/3 manufacturing modules. Questions: Q: 1) If you are also implementing SAP R/3 Asset Management (FI-AA).2. Questions: Q: 1) If you implementing the SAP R/3 production modules. which you want to use as a basis for allocations and reporting purposes? A: 1.2.1.12.1.2.15. do you want to transfer the activity requirements from sales and operations planning (SOP).Controlling Q: 1) Are statistical key figures kept in the logistics modules.1.13.2.2. long-term planning.1. Questions: Q: 1) If you are also implementing SAP R/3 Human Resources.10. do you want to transfer activity requirements from sales & operations planning (SOP).

18.Blueprint Questions .2.2.Controlling Questions: Q: 1) Which procedure do you use for manual planning of primary costs.2.1. 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. Questions: Q: A: 1.1. such as HR or FI-AA? A: 1.16. Questions: Q: A: 1. Questions: Q: A: 1.2. when you have costs that are not transferred from other modules.1.1.19.1. marketing orders) and settle them to cost centers after planning at the cost element level? A: 1.17.20.1. Questions: Q: 1) Which procedure do you use for manual planning of primary costs.2. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to use integrated internal orders in cost center planning (such as repair orders.2.21. when you have costs that are not transferred from other modules./Fixed) 1) Do you want to represent activity relationships between cost centers in your planning? Secondary Cost Planning (Full Costs) Primary Cost Planning (Prop. such as HR or FI-AA? A: 1./Fixed) Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 22 .

percentage. statistical key figures. A: 1.Plan Periodic Reposting of Plan Data Unit Costing (Order) Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 23 . for example telephone units consumed.2.2.1.27.1.2.25.26. Questions: Q: 1) State how you want to transfer the plan values from Cost Center Accounting to your business processes.24.2.23.22.1. and so on)? A: 1. Questions: Q: A: 1. as well as the cost element information? A: 1.1.Blueprint Questions . Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to enter planning data in your planning for overhead cost orders. independent of cost elements) on overhead cost orders? A: 1.1. Questions: Q: 1) Do you periodically move costs from a project/cost center (such as telephone costs) to other projects/cost centers? A: Q: 2) Did you define the basis for these allocations (such as. Questions: Q: 1) Do you plan to allocate a certain type of costs/expenses to cost centers automatically using overhead rates? A: 1.1. Overhead Calculation (Business Process) Overhead Calculation (Cost Center) Process Cost Planning 1) Describe how accruals are planned for actual data.2.2.Controlling Q: 1) Do you want to plan overall costs (values only. Cost Accrual .

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

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

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

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.Blueprint Questions .) A: Comments: Q: 28) Do you calculate overhead for all objects at once or individually for each object.) A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: A: 30) Is overhead calculated for your projects? 29) Do you have a specific plan version when you calculate overhead? 26) How often do you calculate your planned overhead? 24) What costs are the overhead rates based on? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 27 . (Detailed calculation can affect system performance.

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 Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: 32) Describe how you calculate overhead for (1) direct costs (2) indirect costs (3) fixed costs (4) variable costs).

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

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

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

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

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

3. where are you getting the quantity information required for costing? A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: 4) Do you want to analyze CGM broken down according to the organizational units involved in the value-added process? A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: 1.3.3. 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 .Blueprint Questions .1.Controlling Q: 9) If you are using mixed costing. Questions: Q: 1) Since you are calculating your product costs without access to SAP quantity structure data.4. what proportions of the individual procurement alternatives/manufacturing processes should be used as a basis for costing? A: 1.1.

1.Blueprint Questions .5. How do you plan the Profit Center? Q: 2) Do you want to base your Profit Center Planning on the previous year's plan values? If yes. How do you plan the Profit Center? Excel Upload -> Profit Center Planning 1) Describe your planning processor.4.1.2. How do you plan the Profit Center? Copy Actual Costs to Profit Center Planning Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 35 . 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. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Do you want to base your Profit Center Planning on the previous year's actual values? If yes.1.3. 1. Questions: Q: A: Profit Center Planning Copy Plan from Previous Year to Profit Center Planning 1) Describe your planning processor. and so on in MM (without stock revaluation)? A: Price Release with Standard Cost Estimate 1.4. Questions: Q: A: 1) Describe your planning processor.3.1. what is the source of this data and in what form is it available? A: 1.1. what is the source of this data and in what form is it available? A: 1.Controlling A: 1.1.4.4. commercial prices.

1.8.4. Questions: Redefinition of Plan Version (Profit Center Planning) 1) Describe your planning processor. Manual Profit Center Planning Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 36 . Questions: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: 1.1.4. Questions: Q: 1) Do you carry out distributions from one profit center to another profit center (which possibly belongs to another company code) within the same controlling area? A: 1.1. 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. 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: 1.4.Controlling Q: A: 2) Is your plan data available on an external medium? 1.4.6.4.4. Questions: Q: A: 1.Blueprint Questions .1.7.1.5.

1.5. 1.Blueprint Questions . 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. 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. product.3. product group.1. 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. 2) How do you want to adapt the reference dates to be used as a planning proposal? Creation of Planning Proposal (Without Sales Planning) Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 37 .5.1.5.1. 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: 1.2. describe them.Controlling A: 1. customer. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to structure your sales planning based on reference data? If so.5.

Controlling A: 1.1.6.5.5.1.Blueprint Questions .7.4.1. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to transfer the plan process costs to profitability analysis? ales.1. 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 . 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: 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: 1.5.5.

2.2.Blueprint Questions . employee hours by cost center)? 2) How often does this transfer take place (daily.Controlling A: 1. 1.1.3. 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. employee utilization.2.1.2. medium/system)? Time Sheet Permit Q: 1) Explain the permit procedure for working time or recording of activity allocation for your employees.1. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 1.1. detail.2.1. weekly and so on)? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 39 . 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. 1.

create report variants.6.Blueprint Questions . Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Do you need an evaluation.1. Questions: Transfer of Primary Costs to Cost Center/Order 2) Describe your direct activity allocation processes.2. cost center.4.Controlling A: Comments: 1.2.5. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to allocate costs manually from a sender cost center to a receiver (internal order. do see the days on which personnel enter more than a defined number of hours? A: Q: 3) Do you have to see the employee name in the documents for the receiving component? A: Q: 4) Do different roles need to see different timesheet information? (If yes. Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 40 .1.2.) A: 1.1. and so on) by valuating the added quantity with a price? A: [ ]Yes [ ]No Direct Activity Allocation (Controlling) 1) Do you need to see days that have not timesheet entries? Time Sheet Report Comments: Q: A: Comments: 1.

2.2.Blueprint Questions .2. order).2. Questions: Profit Center Allocation Document Entry in the Profit Center Invoice Q: 1) In Profit Center Accounting.3.9.2. A: 1. without using the usual tools for distribution. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to allocate certain (primary and/or secondary) cost elements manually.8. do you want to enter other data which is not transferred by the integration of EC-PCA? A: 1.3. Questions: Actual Transfer of Additional Balance Sheet Items to EC-PCA Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 41 .2.2.2. Questions: Q: 1) When you use manual funds reservation.1.2. Questions: Q: A: Product Cost Allocation Simultaneous Costing 1) Comment on simultaneous costing 1.1.1.2.1.1. describe the reduction process for the manual commitment.2. do you want to display manual funds reservation (manual commitments) for expected expenses. or activity allocation? A: Manual Cost Allocation Manual Funds Reduction Manual Funds Reservation 1. and assign these to the possible account assignment objects (cost center. assessment.7. 1. 1.Controlling Q: 1) Create a matrix that contains the primary cost elements derived from the chart of accounts in the rows. Questions: Q: 1) For your organization. A: 1. where you cannot yet foresee how they are incurred? A: 1.3.

which ones? A: 1. Questions: Q: 1) Which report rows (value fields) should the conditions in the billing documents be assigned to? A: Q: A: 2) Which values are to be used in valuation in addition to the conditions in SD? Transfer and Valuation of Billing Documents (Direct Sale) 3) Which values are to be used in valuation in addition to the conditions in SD? 2) Which report rows (value fields) are to be assigned to the sales order conditions? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 42 .4. (see period end closing Profit Center Accounting) do you wish to transfer other B/S items transaction-based? If yes.3.4. 1. Questions: Cost and Revenue Allocation to Profitability Analysis Transfer and Valuation of Incoming Sales Orders Q: 1) Do you want to transfer the sales order receipt to profitability analysis? Which period do you want to show the sales order result in? A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: 4) Do you want the update to Profitability Analysis of both the sales deductions and the cost component split for cost of goods manufactured to be transaction-based? A: 1.2. 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. Questions: Q: 1) In Profit Center Accounting.2.Blueprint Questions .Controlling Q: 1) Besides the balance sheet items transferred at period end.4.1.2.2.3.2.

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.Controlling Q: 3) Do you want the update to Profitability Analysis of both the sales deductions and the cost component split for cost of goods manufactured to be transaction-based? A: Q: A: 1.3.2.2.4.4. Questions: Q: 1) Which report rows (value fields) should the conditions in the billing documents be assigned to? A: Q: 2) Which values are to be used in valuation in addition to the conditions in SD? Transfer and Valuation of Billing Documents (Intercompany Processing) 5) Comments 4) Do you want to compare the accrued values in CO-PA against the actual values? 2) Which values are to be used in valuation in addition to the conditions in SD? Transfer and Valuation of Billing Documents (Third-Party Transaction) 4) Do you want to compare the accrued values in CO-PA against the actual values? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 43 .Blueprint Questions .4.

4. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to transfer customer arrangements to Profitability Analysis as passive budget checks? A: 1. Questions: Q: 1) Do all your revenue and sales deduction postings come in from the Sales and Distribution component.2. 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 .2. Questions: Q: 1) How should credit memos.4.2. 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: 1.2.7. 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.Controlling A: 1. returns. Questions: Q: 1) Do all your revenue and sales deduction postings come in from the Sales and Distribution component.Blueprint Questions .4.8.6.5.

1. Period-End Closing (Controlling) Period-End Closing in Overhead Cost Controlling Actual Periodic Reposting 1. Method) Questions: Q: A: 1.1. A: 1. for example telephone units consumed.3. and so on)? A: 1.3.1. 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. A: Q: 4) Decide which automatic postings from FI or MM should be transferred into Profitability Analysis automatically. 1.3. Accrual Calculation in Cost Center Accounting (Percentage 1) Describe how accruals are planned for actual data.2.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. statistical key figures.1. and assign these to the possible account assignment objects (combinations of characteristics in CO-PA).Blueprint Questions .1. Accrual Calculation in Cost Center Accounting (Target = Actual Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 45 .3.3. percentage.3. Method) Questions: Q: 1) Describe how accruals are planned for actual data.

Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to distribute costs from a cost center or a cost center group to CO objects (cost center. WBS element). 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: 1.3.Blueprint Questions .5.3. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 1.1.4.7.1.6. for example telephone units consumed.8.3. orders. and so on)? A: 1.Controlling A: 1. percentage. Questions: Q: 1) When you use indirect activity allocation (manual entry).1.3.1. 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. 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.3.1. Questions: Overhead Calculation (Overhead Cost Order) 2) Which factors influence the amount of costs to be allocated? 1) Do you have process costs that you want to allocate to overhead cost orders? Template Allocation (Overhead Cost Order) Target=Actual Activity Allocation Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 46 .

Blueprint Questions . 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 . Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) To which receivers. orders. at which rates (percentage.1. amount.3. A: Q: A: 1. at which rates (percentage.3. or equivalence number) and under which cost elements (original cost element or settlement cost element) should settlement be made? A: 1.Controlling Q: 1) Do you want to define automatic allocation using overhead rates for a certain type of costs/expenses on orders? A: Q: 2) List the different groups of costs/expenses (for example.10.9.3. applying a fixed percentage rate for recovery of overhead to material issues). or equivalence number) and under which cost elements (original cost element or settlement cost element) should settlement be made? A: 1.1.1. amount. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) To which receivers. Questions: Q: 1) Do you allocation costs from one cost cente / group from cost centers to other CO objects (cost centers.11.

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

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

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

applying a fixed percentage rate for recovery of overhead to material issues).Blueprint Questions . (Detailed calculation can affect system performance.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.) A: Comments: Q: 28) Do you calculate overhead for all objects at once or individually for each object.

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

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

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.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.1.13.1.3.3.) A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: 1.Blueprint Questions . Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to predistribute fixed costs independent of the receiving cost center’s actual usage of resources? Predistribution of Fixed Costs 1) Do you want to display cost center variances by variance category? Variance Calculation for Overhead 49) Do you evaluate interest charges throughout the project hierarchy? 47) Does the basis for the overhead costs change during the lifecycle of the project? 46) To which accounts/cost elements are the overhead costs posted? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 54 .14.

statistical key figures. 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. Questions: Q: A: 1.17. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Did you define the basis for these allocations (such as. and so on)? A: 1. percentage. or aggregated prices? Actual Price Calculation 1) Comment on splitting Splitting Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 55 .16.3.1.Controlling A: 1.3.3. for example telephone units consumed.18. average.1.Blueprint Questions . Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to calculate actual prices for Cost Center Accounting and / or ActivityBased Costing on an automatic or iterative basis? A: Q: A: Q: A: 1.15.19.1.1.1.3. 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.

3. Questions: Q: 1) Describe the critical factors for order analysis. Cost Center Analysis 1) Provide the consultant with your most critical business process reports. Questions: Q: A: 1.3.2. such as plan/budget vs. 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 .3.2.3.20.21. A: Analysis of Overhead Orders 1) Provide the consultant with your most critical cost center reports. 1. order group analysis.2.1.1.Controlling Questions: Q: A: 1. or detailed line item analysis. Questions: Q: A: Period-End Closing for Product Cost Controlling Template Allocation (Manufacturing Order) 1) Do you have process costs that you want to allocate to a production order? [ ]Yes [ ]No Comments: Q: A: Comments: 1.1.Blueprint Questions . 1.3. actual analysis.2.

Questions: Q: A: 1.3.3.2. Questions: Q: A: 1) Do you have process costs that you want to allocate to a cost object? [ ]Yes [ ]No Template Allocation (Cost Object) Comments: Q: A: Comments: 1.2. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 1.7.5.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 .4.3.2.Blueprint Questions .6.2.Controlling 1.3. 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: 1) Do you want to use the calculated target order costs as the basis for the distribution within the cost object hierarchy? A: 1.3.3.2.

2.2. 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 .11.2.9.3.10. A: Q: A: 1.8.3.Blueprint Questions . applying a fixed percentage rate for recovery of overhead to material issues).3.2. Questions: Overhead Calculation (Manufacturing Order) Q: 1) Do you want to define automatic allocation using overhead rates for a certain type of costs/expenses on orders? A: Q: 2) List the different groups of costs/expenses (for example. Questions: Q: 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: 1.Controlling 1.3. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 1. applying a fixed percentage rate for recovery of overhead to material issues).

3. specify how.Blueprint Questions . Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to display the production variances by variance category? Variance Calculation Cumulated 1) How do you want to calculate the target costs for the subsequent WIP calculation? WIP Calculation Based on Target Costs 2) Determine the level of detail and the cost breakdown that you want for your WIP.2.Controlling Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 1.2.12.13.3.14. 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. 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. Questions: Q: A: 1.2.

2. 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.2. specify how.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 .3.2. Comments: 1.Controlling Comments: 1.15.Blueprint Questions . 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: 1.3.16.

20.21.3.22.2. work in process (WIP).3.2. goods in transit and reserves. 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.Controlling 1.19. work in process (WIP).2.2. Price Update in Actual Costing Sales Order Settlement Results Analysis for Sales Orders 1) What account do you want to assign variances for your cost object hierarchy to? Settlement of Cost Object Hierarchy 1) Do you want to see your production variances in Profitability Analysis? Settlement of Product Cost Collector Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 61 .3. A: Comments: 1. what accounts would you like to post WIP and reserves to? A: 1. Questions: Q: A: 1. Questions: Q: 1) If you are using results analysis.Blueprint Questions .2. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Note on transferring the price differences to FI or updating the factory activity to production orders: A: 1. Questions: Q: 1) Results analysis calculates costs of goods sold.3. goods in transit and reserves. how much cost and revenue detail would you like to see in Profitability Analysis? A: Q: 2) If you are working with results analysis.3.18.

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 .2. Questions: Q: A: 1) Provide the consultant with your most critical product cost reports.3.Controlling Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to transfer the period price to the material master and use it to revaluate inventory for the closed period? A: [ ]Yes [ ]No Comments: 1.25. Questions: Q: A: 1. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: Q: 3) Is this grouping and its requirements regarding product groups and material groups identical in Logistics? A: 1.2.2.3. Product Cost Analysis for Co-Products 1) Provide the consultant with your most critical product cost reports.Blueprint Questions .2.26. Questions: Q: A: 1.23.24.3.3. Product Cost Analysis in Product Cost by Period 1) Provide the consultant with your most critical product cost reports.

1.1.4.3. gains and balance sheet accounts from the profit centers to other profit centers for the end of period. gains and balance sheet accounts from the profit centers to other profit centers for the end of period.3.Controlling 1. Questions: Q: 1) Do you need to distribute revenues.2. 1.Blueprint Questions .3. 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? Period-End Closing for Profit Center Accounting Actual Profit Center Distribution A: Comments: Q: 3) Do you carry out distributions from one profit center to another profit center (which possibly belongs to another company code) within the same controlling area? A: Comments: 1.3.4.3.3. Questions: Q: 1) Do you need to distribute revenues. 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: 1.3.1.3.

Questions: Q: A: 1.4. assign the cost elements charged to the sales orders to the relevant report lines (value fields).Blueprint Questions .3. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 1.4.3.4.3. A: Q: 2) If you are using results analysis. Questions: Q: A: 1.3.5. how much cost and revenue detail would you like to see in Profitability Analysis? A: Q: 3) If you are working with results analysis. Questions: Q: A: 1) 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 . what accounts would you like to post WIP and reserves to? A: 1.4.2.Controlling Q: 1) If your company is using the scenario of make-to-order production with product costing by sales order.4.3.

) 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 .8.Blueprint Questions .3. etc. what is the lowest level at which you want so see your profitability/plan data? A: Q: A: 1. A: Q: 2) What are the calculated ratios? Analysis of Results and Contribution Margins 2) Which values (revenues.4. Questions: Q: 1) If you follow a top-down planning approach.4. 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: 1.4.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: 1) Determine the structure of the contribution margin scheme you want to report on in CO-PA.3.3.7.6.

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

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

yearly) for your stock materials? A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: 2.2.1.1. 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. monthly. Transfer of Results to Demand Management 5) Is capacity availability checked at this planning level? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 68 . weekly.Blueprint Questions .Controlling Q: 7) How do you forecast new articles? A: Comments: Q: 8) Will you establish material forecasts (for example.2.2.3.

the SD module is not used)? A: Comments: 2.Blueprint Questions . time frame.4.5.1. for example. and plant for long term lot size production? Planning Scenario Processing Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 69 . and how is this defined? A: Q: A: 2.1.Controlling Questions: Q: 1) How often are the results of Sales and Operations Planning transferred to Demand Management.2. Questions: Q: 1) Do you specify scenario description. 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.2.

Questions: Q: 1) Should materials that affect the value added.Blueprint Questions . or that use up critical resources.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. 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 . be planned separately and not include planning of the dependent components? A: Q: 2) Should enterprise areas/organizational units (storage location.6.Controlling A: Q: 2) Will you carry out scenario comparisons with other scenarios including the active version? A: Q: A: 2. that is.Total Planning 3) What business process will you use to update the operative version? A: Comments: Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 70 .1.

Controlling Q: 8) Should a planning time fence be used with material requirements planning? How should purchase requisitions be treated in this case? A: Comments: Q: 9) Which scope should the planning run have. Questions: Q: 1) Who is responsible for checking the results of requirements planning at your company? Master Production Scheduling . that is.Evaluation 14) Are MRP lists required? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 71 . which also determines the capacity requirements. 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.Blueprint Questions .2.7. which type of planning run is required? A: Comments: Q: 10) How is the demand for externally procured materials met? A: Comments: Q: 11) Should only the basic dates be determined for the newly created planned orders or should an additional lead time scheduling be carried out.1.

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 . Questions: Q: 1) Should enterprise areas/organizational units (storage location. 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. that is. that is.8.Controlling A: 2.Blueprint Questions . 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.

what is the source of this data and in what form is it stored? A: Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 73 .1.Blueprint Questions .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: 2.1.evaluation 13) Are MRP lists required? 2. which also determines the capacity requirements.1.3. Questions: Q: 1) Who is responsible for checking the results of requirements planning at your company? A: Material requirements planning . 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.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. Questions: Q: A: Cost and Activity Planning Copy Plan from Previous Year to Cost Center Planning 1) Describe your planning process.1. 2.2.9.

Questions: Q: A: Copy Actual Data to Cost Center Plan 1) Describe your planning process.4.6. Questions: Q: A: 2.3.Controlling 2.5.1.3.3.3. How do you plan cost centers? Redefinition of Plan Version Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 74 .3.1. Questions: Q: 1) Do you carry out revaluation (increases or decreases for certain cost elements in certain cost centers)? A: 2.1.3. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 2.7. what is the source of this data and in what form is it stored? A: 2.2.1.1.3. 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. 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. Questions: Q: 1) Does your organization use the type of budgeting described in the documentation field? A: 2.Blueprint Questions .1.

Controlling Questions: Q: A: 2.3.1.8.11. which you want to use as a basis for allocations and reporting purposes? A: 2. Questions: Q: 1) If you are also implementing SAP R/3 Asset Management (FI-AA).1. Questions: Transfer of Scheduled Activity PP -> CO-ABC Transfer of Personnel Costs Transfer of Depreciation/Interest (Activity-Dependent) Transfer of Depreciation/Interest (Activity-Independent) Transfer of Statistical Key Figures from LIS (Plan) 1) Comment on defining activity types by cost center Definition of Activity Type for Cost Center 1) Comment on activity type planning Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 75 .3. 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: 2.1.13.3. 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: 2.3. Questions: Q: 1) If you are also implementing SAP R/3 Asset Management (FI-AA). Questions: Q: 1) Are statistical key figures kept in the logistics modules.1. Questions: Q: 1) If you are also implementing SAP R/3 Human Resources. Questions: Q: A: 2.3.1.12.Blueprint Questions .3. do you want to transfer the results of personnel cost planningto Controlling (CO) as part of your planning for personnel expenses? A: 2.10.1.9.

1. do you want to transfer the activity requirements from sales and operations planning (SOP).Controlling Q: 1) If you are implementing SAP R/3 manufacturing modules.Blueprint Questions . do you want to transfer activity requirements from sales & operations planning (SOP). Questions: Q: 1) Which procedure do you use for manual planning of primary costs.3. when you have costs that are not transferred from other modules.3.17./Fixed) Primary Cost Planning (Full Costs) Transfer of Scheduled Activity from PP to CO-OM-CCA Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 76 . long-term planning.1.1.1.3.3.15. 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. such as HR or FI-AA? A: 2./Fixed) 1) Do you want to represent activity relationships between cost centers in your planning? Secondary Cost Planning (Full Costs) Primary Cost Planning (Prop. when you have costs that are not transferred from other modules.18.19. long-term planning.3.14. Questions: Q: A: 2. Questions: Q: 1) Which procedure do you use for manual planning of primary costs.3.16. Questions: Q: 1) If you implementing the SAP R/3 production modules. Questions: Q: A: 2. or MRP to Controlling (CO-CCA) as the scheduled production activities? A: 2.1. such as HR or FI-AA? A: 2.1. or MRP to Controlling (CO-ABC) as scheduled activities? A: 2.

24.1.3.1.1.Blueprint Questions . for example telephone units consumed. statistical key figures. marketing orders) and settle them to cost centers after planning at the cost element level? A: 2.3.3. and so on)? A: 2.3. Questions: Q: 1) Do you periodically move costs from a project/cost center (such as telephone costs) to other projects/cost centers? A: Q: 2) Did you define the basis for these allocations (such as.20.22.1.25.23. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to plan overall costs (values only.Controlling Q: 1) Do you want to use integrated internal orders in cost center planning (such as repair orders.3.1. as well as the cost element information? A: 2.21.1. Imputed Costs . Process Cost Planning 1) Describe how accruals are planned for actual data. independent of cost elements) on overhead cost orders? A: 2. percentage. Questions: Q: A: 2. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to enter planning data in your planning for overhead cost orders.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 . Questions: Q: A: 2.3.

Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to define automatic allocation using overhead rates for a certain type of costs/expenses on orders? A: Q: 2) List the different groups of costs/expenses (for example. applying a fixed percentage rate for recovery of overhead to material issues).28.1.3.1. and so on)? A: 2. WBS element). statistical key figures. Questions: Q: 1) Do you plan to allocate a certain type of costs/expenses to cost centers automatically using overhead rates? A: 2.3. and keep the orginal cost element from the sender in the receiver object? A: Q: 2) Did you define the basis for these allocations (such as.26. for example telephone units consumed.29.Blueprint Questions .Controlling Questions: Q: 1) State how you want to transfer the plan values from Cost Center Accounting to your business processes. A: Q: A: 2.3. 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 .1. orders.27. percentage.3. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to distribute costs from a cost center or a cost center group to CO objects (cost center.1. A: 2.

1.3. 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: 2.31.3. percentage. 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. see to it that the activity-independent planned costs are split to the activity types before you calculate the prices. Questions: Q: 1) Do you need to reconcile the demand for scheduled labour hours (activity types) with the available capacity? A: 2.Blueprint Questions . Questions: Q: 1) Do you allocation costs from one cost cente / group from cost centers to other CO objects (cost centers.1.Controlling Q: 1) Do you collect costs/expenses on an internal order that you want represented on a cost center? A: Q: 2) If so.30. 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.32. orders. and so on)? A: 2.3.1. statistical key figures. Splitting Plan Reconciliation Plan Cost Assessment 4) Do you want to transfer the order planning to profitability analysis? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 79 .

1. 2.1.33.3. 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. monthly. percentage. Questions: Standard cost estimate Q: 1) What types of costing do you want to use (adjusted standard. for example telephone units consumed. statistical key figures.Blueprint Questions .4.4. and so on)? A: 2.1. Questions: Q: 1) Did you check if all the source data from other modules is available for calculating the production costs? Preparation for Costing Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 80 . and so on)? A: 2. inventory.Controlling A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: 4) Did you define the basis for these allocations (such as.1.

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

Controlling Q: A: Q: 9) If you are using mixed costing. where are you getting the quantity information required for costing? A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: 5) Do you want to analyze CGM broken down according to the organizational units involved in the value-added process? A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: 8) Do you want to break down your cost of goods manufactured into primary costs? 7) Do you need to plan costs in multiple currencies? 6) Do you plan product costs centrally or independently by plant? 4) Do you plan products that use materials belonging to another plant? 3) Do you subcontract any of your manufacturing activities? Standard Cost Estimate Without Quantity Structure 8) Do you want to break down your cost of goods manufactured into primary costs? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 82 . what proportions of the individual procurement alternatives/manufacturing processes should be used as a basis for costing? A: 2.4.3. or dependencies? A: Q: 2) Since you are calculating your product costs without access to SAP quantity structure data. routings. Questions: Q: 1) Do you plan your product costs using bills of material (BOM).Blueprint Questions .1.

4. and so on in MM (without stock revaluation)? A: Price Release with Standard Cost Estimate 2) What rules are used to apportion the costs to the co-products? 1) Do you have production processes that ever yield multiple products? Standard Cost Estimate for Co-Products 2.1.2. commercial prices.1.Controlling 2.5.1. what is the source of this data and in what form is it available? 1) Describe your planning processor. Questions: Q: A: Profit Center Planning Copy Plan from Previous Year to Profit Center Planning 1) Describe your planning processor.1. 2. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 2. what is the source of this data and in what form is it available? A: 2.5. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Do you want to base your Profit Center Planning on the previous year's actual values? If yes. How do you plan the Profit Center? Copy Actual Costs to Profit Center Planning Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 83 .4.4. 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.1.5.1. 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.Blueprint Questions .5.

How do you plan the Profit Center? Redefinition of Plan Version (Profit Center Planning) 2) Is your plan data available on an external medium? 1) Describe your planning processor.5.Controlling A: 2. Questions: Plan Profit Center Distribution 1) Describe your process for manual profit center planning. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: 2.6.7.4.Blueprint Questions .5. Manual Profit Center Planning Plan Integration of Profit Centers 3) Which plan versions should be transferred (integrated) from other applications? 2) Do you want to represent different planning scenarios in parallel? 1) Describe your planning processor.3.1.5. How do you plan the Profit Center? Excel Upload -> Profit Center Planning Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 84 . Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to transfer plan data to PCA from other applications? From which application(s)? A: Comments: 2.1.5. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 2.1.5. Questions: Q: A: 2.1.5.1.

1.1.1.1.5.6.1. 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? A: Plan Profit Center Assessment 2.6. Manual Profit Planning 3) Do you use forecasting techniques in your planning process? If so.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. 2. 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 . what is the source and form of this data? A: Q: A: Q: A: 2. 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.6. or conditions in CO-PA? A: Q: 3) Do you want to valuate your sales quantities using average values (rates) from the past? A: 2.1. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to structure your sales planning based on reference data? If so.2.6.Blueprint Questions .8.3. describe them.

6. product group. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Which level do you want to plan these costs on (using the step-by-step principles of analysis of fixed-cost allocation)? A: Q: 3) Which allocation methods do you reqiure for transferring planned cost center costs to profitability analysis? A: 2. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to transfer the plan process costs to profitability analysis? ales.6.Controlling Questions: Q: 1) Which level of the hierarchy do you want to use for planning (for example.Blueprint Questions . product. and development costs)? A: Q: 2) Which level do you want to plan these costs on (using the step-by-step principles of analysis of fixed-cost allocation)? A: Q: 3) Which allocation methods do you require for transferring the planned process costs to profitability analysis? A: 2. customer.1.5.6. 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. sales organization)? A: Q: A: 2.4.6.1.

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? 2.1. 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: Strategic Business Planning Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 87 .6.2. A: Q: A: Q: 3) Determine the hierarchical structures of the market segments you want to drill down to in reporting.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.Blueprint Questions .8.7.1. Questions: Q: 1) Determine the structure of the contribution margin scheme you want to report on in CO-PA. Questions: Q: A: 2.6.

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

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

A: File names 2.2.2.1. Questions: Basic settings Foreign currencies Q: 1) Do you intend to display several currencies in reporting and translate amounts into different target currencies? A: 2. 2.2.Controlling Q: 3) Which characteristics (evaluation criteria) and basic key figures can be added to a data model for each evaluation area? A: Q: A: Q: 5) Which basic key figures are filled in with reference to which characteristics from which plan data sources? A: Q: 6) Which characteristic values should be allowed for the identified characteristics (master data)? A: 4) What relationship exists between the basic key figures and the characteristics? 2.2.2. Questions: Q: 1) If files are one of the sources of data transfers.2.1. these can be defined here with logical file names.3.2.2.3.Blueprint Questions . 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.

3.2. A: Q: 3) Which characteristics do you want to use attributes for? Which characteristics should already be understood as attributes for other characteristics? A: Q: 4) For those objects that are dependent on each other. List them in a hierarchical structure. make a list of them. Questions: Q: 1) List all basic key figures from the data model which you have identified in the individual business evaluation areas for calculation of your plan figures. A: Q: 5) Which attributes do you want to use to navigate to the reports? Which attributes are specified for display only? A: Q: A: Q: 7) Can you/do you want to form groups of characteristic values? If yes. 6) Should currency/unit fields be used as display attributes? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 91 . or is it necessary to calculate them? A: 2.Blueprint Questions . A: Q: 2) Can these basic key figures be transferred directly from the operational system and data sources. A: Q: A: 2.Controlling Q: 2) Name all characteristics from the data model which you would like to report on in the individual business evaluation areas.2.3.2. Aspect Basic key figures 8) List the characteristics for which no master data exists.3.

A: 2.2.6. 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.3.2. how? Calculated Key Figures Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 92 . Questions: Q: 1) List all the key figures to be calculated from basic key figures.3.4.Blueprint Questions .3. the number of decimal places and the scaling of the key figures) A: Q: A: 2. (If possible. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Which combinations of characteristics should the comments be created with (also cross-aspect)? A: 2.2.Controlling Questions: Q: 1) Which of the characteristics. list them hierarchically). Transfer the basic key figures for the evaluatoin area to the same aspect. A: Q: 2) Specify the aggregation with regard to structurally oriented characteristics and timebased characteristics (where appropriate with reference field. 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. which were identified under "characteristics" for each valuation area.5. as well as their calculation formula.

Questions: Summarization levels Q: 1) Is it likely that in some reports.2.11.9.2.or which has already been posted .Blueprint Questions .be made unaccessible for certain users? Data slices 1) Should plan data to be transferred to an aspect be subjected to a plausibility check? Validation 1) Does a set of rules exist to describe a constant valid relation between characteristics? Derivation 2) When you carry out currency translations.2.7.2.Controlling Q: A: 2) How many data versions (for different plan variants) are required for each aspect? 2. aggregated sections of the aspect dataset may have to be accessed? A: [ ]Yes [ ]No Comments: 2. Questions: Q: 1) Should plan data which is to be transferred to an aspect .8.3.3. Questions: Q: A: 2. Questions: Q: A: 2.3. how are these specified? Currency Translation Types for Data Transfer and Planning Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 93 .10.3.2. Layouts Questions: Q: 1) Should/must currency translations be carried out for data acquisition and data conversion using aspect summarization/in the planning layout? A: Q: A: 2.3.

with regard to the named examples under the documentation.2.Blueprint Questions .4. R/3 systems): Are the technical network connections set up at the hardware and operating system level? A: 2. Questions: Q: A: 2. Comments 1) Specify the master data which should be transferred.Controlling A: 2.4. 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: 2.4.1.4. A: 2. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Specify the data exactly which should be transferred.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 .2. Questions: Q: A: 1) Specify the comments which should be transferred.2. Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) For data transfers from external systems (R/2.2.2.3.4.4.

5.2. comments) be started? A: 2. Questions: Q: 1) Indicate whether or not you want to update report portfolio reports in the background.Controlling 2.8.2. and whether exceptions defined in the reports should be checked.4. A: 2. Questions: Q: 1) In which order should the data transfer runs (for master data.5.4.5. Maintain planner profiles Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 95 . If so. planning data.5. the contents of which you want to transfer for these characteristics? A: 2.4.2.2. File Transfer procedure Master Data Hierarchy 2.2. Questions: Q: A: 2.7. 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.2.1.6. A: Control Report Portfolio 1) Specify the files that you want to import to EC-EIS by structure and transfer logic.2. Questions: Q: 1) Have you filed master data hierarchies for specific characteristics in the form of files. Questions: Q: A: 2. master data hierarchies.2. indicate when you want to do this.4.Blueprint Questions .

2.4.2.5. 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. according to which plan data within your company is distributed according to periods? A: 2. distribution keys or forecast profiles dependent on specific characteristic combinations? A: 2.3.2.5.5. which ones are they? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 96 . do you want to weight previous periods with certain factors? A: 2.5.6.2. Questions: Q: 1) Do you have certain keys. 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: 2.2.5.Controlling Questions: Q: A: 2.5. do you want to use certain revaluation factors. Questions: Q: 1) Are there certain aspect basic key figures for which percentage changes must automatically be considered in planning runs? A: 2.8.Blueprint Questions . Questions: Q: 1) In planning sessions.5. Questions: Q: 1) When using the forecast to determine future values.7.2.

2. other applications. Questions: Tools Conversion to Release 4. Questions: Information System Maintain Report Selection Q: 1) Should a report treee be created in EC-EIS? If so.2.x? Authorization management Q: 1) For which aspect objects do you wish to allocate authorizations (aspects.2. which? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 97 .7. 2.7.1.2.0 to a Release 4.0 1) Do you have to convert your system from a Release < 4.2.2. transactions.2. in Business Planning do you wish to allocate authorizations? A: Q: 3) Which employees work with the business planning a) as a user b) as an administrator? A: Q: 4) Is it possible to classify different user groups in Business Planning. 2.Controlling Q: 1) When generating plan data.Blueprint Questions .6. which reports (EC-EIS. Questions: Q: A: 1) Do you want to use MS-Winword to print your reports (from the report portfolio)? Print in MS Word for Windows 2.6. key figures)? A: Q: 2) For which reports/forms/layouts/programs etc.6. ABAPs) should be included in the tree? A: 2.2. are there basic key figures whose plan values result from formulas using other basic key figures and constants? A: 2. characteristic values. and if so. Questions: Q: A: 2.1.7.

2.7.2.Blueprint Questions . Questions: Q: A: Q: A: Q: 3) Is there possibly an inconsistency between the ABAP Dictionary and the Field Catalog? A: Q: A: 2.2.5.4. 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 .6.2.7.7.7.Controlling A: Q: 5) Which activities with reference to which objects should the authorizations (Profiles) of the user groups enable? A: 2. Questions: Q: A: 2. Questions: Q: 1) Should data be transferrable from aspect to aspect (with summarization where required)? A: 2.3.

2. hierarchy nodes.3. hierarchies. formulas and texts which you want to use in various forms and reports. 2.8. Forms Q: 1) Are complex layouts required (descriptions of content and form of reports.2.8.2.8.2.2. 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. Questions: Q: A: 2.8.1. 2.Controlling A: 2. A: Report portfolio 1) Do you want to work with saved (frozen) report data (for performance reasons)? Report data Variables 2. Questions: Task Functions on Information System Reports 1) Which key figures should be analyzed by which characteristics.2. Questions: Q: A: 2. Questions: Q: 1) Specify the global variables for characteristic values.1.8.8.5.Blueprint Questions .9. Task Functions on Tools Data (Tools) Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 99 .2.9.4.2. possibly using formula columns/rows/cells)? A: 2. A: 2.2.

saved report data or variant groups to be deleted? Information System 2) Do you want to delete data which has been transferred to the wrong aspect(s)? 1) Do you want to reduce the amount of data in your aspects by archiving? 2.Blueprint Questions .3.2.2.Controlling Questions: Q: A: Q: A: 2.9. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: Q: A: 3) Is your master data also maintained in several languages? 2) Do you use your reporting multilingually? 1) Are forms. reports. 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. which ones? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 101 .Blueprint Questions . and where? 7) How many consolidation units and consolidation groups are included? 6) Do you intend to consolidate different data categories? If yes.if yes.Controlling A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: 8) How often do these hierarchies of consolidation groups change within your reporting timeframe? A: Comments: Q: 9) Which accounting principles do you adhere to when creating consolidated statements? A: Comments: Q: 10) Should income statements be created using cost-of-sales accounting or period accounting? A: Comments: Q: A: Comments: Q: 12) In which form and at which dates do you collect the reported financial data from the individual companies? A: Comments: 11) Have you implemented SAP legacy systems .

Blueprint Questions . which have to report in hard currency? A: Comments: Q: 19) Which consolidation functions do you use? 16) What is the extent of the consistency checks of your data at this time? A: Comments: Q: 20) Which accounting techniques do you use? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 102 .Controlling 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 .

2.1.3.1.1. which are not delivered in the standard? Check Currencies 1) Do you intend to consolidate different data categories? If yes.3. Questions: Q: A: 2. which ones? Creating Versions Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 104 .4.3.Blueprint Questions .1.1.1.3.3. Questions: Q: Preparatory Work: General Creating Dimensions 1) Which consolidation types do you want to set? A: Comments: 2. Questions: Q: A: 2. Definition of Ledgers 1) Do you receive reported data in currencies.2.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.

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.Controlling Questions: Q: A: 2.1. Definition of Consolidation Units 1) In which currencies do you want to the reports generated.6.? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 105 .Blueprint Questions . logical file names.5. Questions: Q: 1) Determine the smallest units of your corporate structure which are to be used as the basis for a complete consolidation run. A: Q: 2) In case the consolidation units are transferred from a file by flexible upload.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: 2.3. 1) Define the consolidation group according to your requirements.3. see the documentation. Definition of Consolidation Groups 4) Do you require additional attributes for your consolidation units? 3) Define suitable.

IAS.7. Hierarchy Questions: Q: 1) Which requirements do you have for the creation and/or structure of your cons chart of accounts (US GAAP.3. HGB)? A: Q: 2) Should retained earnings be disclosed in the balance sheet or in the income statement? A: Comments: Q: 3) Should income statements be created using cost-of-sales accounting or period accounting? A: Comments: Q: 4) Do you summarize your operational accounts to group accounts (financial statement items)? A: Comments: Q: 5) If yes. 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 .Controlling Q: A: Q: A: 2.Blueprint Questions .1.

Controlling Q: 7) Do you use an integration scenario? If so.3. Questions: Q: 1) Do you need further custom characteristics.10. 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. for both retained earnings carried forward as well as the balancing adjustment. A: Comments: Q: 8) Define your selected items for posting financial statement imbalances and for posting deferred taxes.3.1.8. A: Comments: 2. you can transfer the FS items from a G/L chart of accounts or a financial statement version.3. in addition to the standard subassignments? A: [ ]Yes [ ]No Definition of Custom Characteristics Comments: Q: A: Comments: 2.Blueprint Questions .9.1.1.

3.if yes.3.3.3.11.Controlling Q: 1) Which standard subassignments would you like to use? What requirements do you have for group reporting later on. Questions: Q: A: 2.3.1. asset history sheets.3. Questions: Q: A: Preparatory Work: Integration 1) Have you implemented SAP legacy systems . 2. for example.3. ? A: 2. 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 . 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 2.2. and where? 2.3.2. segment reports. which ones.1. 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.Blueprint Questions . equity aging reports. etc.

1.1.consolidation units and groups .FS items/subassignments .messages (e. Questions: Processes of the Data Monitor 1) Have you assigned all data monitor tasks you need to the data monitor? Non-integrated Financial Data Transfer by Online Entry Q: 1) In which form and at which dates do you collect the reported financial data from the individual companies? A: Q: A: 2) Are there differences with regard to the scope of reported data? 2.data entry layouts . 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 .4.3.Blueprint Questions .g.5.3.4.5.Controlling Q: 3) Have you checked which language versions you need for: .3. Questions: Q: Processes of the Consolidation Monitor 1) Which consolidation functions do you use? A: Comments: 2. for validations) .3.reports A: [ ]Yes [ ]No Comments: 2. Questions: Q: A: 2.

Questions: Q: A: Q: A: Q: 3) Reported items equity? 2) What is your calculation base? 1) Which accounting techniques do you use? Consolidation of investments Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 110 .5.2.3.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: 2.3.5.3.5.4.3. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to differentiate elimination differences between currency-related and other differences? A: [ ]Yes [ ]No Interunit Elimination by Elimination of IC Revenue and Expense Comments: 2. Questions: Q: 1) Do you want to differentiate elimination differences between currency-related and other differences? A: [ ]Yes [ ]No Interunit Elimination by Elimination of IU Payables and Receivables Comments: 2.Blueprint Questions .

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

Controlling 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 . 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 .

Questions: Q: A: Data modeling 1) Analysis: What information is required in the previously identified evaluation areas? Q: 2) Which data sources (systems from the system landscape) function as data providers for the evaluation areas? A: Q: 3) Which characteristics (evaluation criteria) and basic key figures can be added to a data model for each evaluation area? A: Q: A: Q: 5) Which basic key figures are filled in? Which characteristics do they refer to? Which data sources do these characteristics come from? A: Q: 6) Which characteristic values should be allowed for the identified characteristics (master data)? A: 4) What relationship exists between the basic key figures and the characteristics? 2.2.4.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? 2.1.1.4.Blueprint Questions . Basic settings Foreign currencies Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 113 .2. 2.4.

1. 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.3.3.2.4. these can be defined here with logical file names. 2.4. 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.4.Blueprint Questions . Questions: Q: 1) If files are one of the sources of data transfers. List them in a hierarchical structure. A: File names 2. A: Q: 5) Which attributes do you want to use to navigate to the reports? Which attributes are specified for display only? A: Q: A: 6) Should currency/unit fields be used as display attributes? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 114 .Controlling Questions: Q: 1) Do you intend to display several currencies in reporting and translate amounts into different target currencies? A: 2.2.

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

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

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

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

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Questions: Q: A: Q: 2) Specify the data exactly which should be transferred.6.2.4. with regard to the named examples under the documentation. planning data.4.4.5.4. master data hierarchies. Comments 1) Specify the master data which should be transferred. Questions: Q: A: 2.4.Controlling Q: A: Q: 2) For data transfers from external systems (R/2. Questions: Q: 1) In which order should the data transfer runs (for master data. comments) be started? Transfer procedure Master Data Hierarchy 1) Specify the comments which should be transferred. Questions: Q: 1) Have you filed master data hierarchies for specific characteristics in the form of files.4.3. A: 2. the contents of which you want to transfer for these characteristics? A: 2. Questions: Q: A: 2.4.4.4. R/3 systems): Are the technical network connections set up at the hardware and operating system level? A: 2.4. Master data 1) Are EC-EIS-Standard data-collection programs (from R/3 or R/2) applicable? Transaction data 1) Which transfer methods should be used for the data transfer? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 118 .Blueprint Questions .4.

2.6.6. ABAPs) should be included in the tree? A: 2. Questions: Tools Conversion to Release 4. transactions. A: Control Report Portfolio 1) Specify the files that you want to import to EC-EIS by structure and transfer logic.6.1.4.4. Questions: Q: 1) Indicate whether or not you want to update report portfolio reports in the background. and whether exceptions defined in the reports should be checked.2. File 2.4.5.7. Questions: Q: A: 2. 2. If so.4.x? Authorization management (EIS) Q: 1) To which objects in the EC-EIS database do you wish to assign authorizations (aspects.1.Controlling A: 2. characteristic values. Questions: Q: A: 2.8.0 to a Release 4.5.0 1) Do you have to convert your system from a Release < 4. Questions: Information System (EC-EIS) Maintain Report Selection Q: 1) Should a report treee be created in EC-EIS? If so. indicate when you want to do this.4. other applications. 2.5.4.4. which reports (EC-EIS.Blueprint Questions .4. 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 2.4.4. key figures)? A: Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 119 .

6.Blueprint Questions .4.6.4. Questions: Q: A: Q: A: Q: 3) Is there possibly an inconsistency between the ABAP Dictionary and the Field Catalog? A: Q: A: 2.3.Controlling Q: 2) To which EIS reports/forms/layouts/programs or other objects do you wish to assign authorizations? A: Q: A: Q: A: Q: 5) Which activities with reference to which objects should the authorizations (Profiles) of the user groups enable? A: 2. which? 3) Which employees work with EIS a) as a user b) as an administrator? Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited 120 . 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. and if so.4.

Questions: Q: A: 1) In EC-EIS do you want to transport used objects in a target system? Transport 1) Do comments or documents need to be reorganized? Data 2.6.7.2.4.4. 2. Questions: Q: 1) Specify the global variables for characteristic values.7.6. Questions: Q: A: 2.7.4.4.4. Questions: Task Functions on Information System Reports (EIS) 1) Which key figures should be analyzed by which characteristics.7. A: 2.4.Blueprint Questions .3.4.7.6.4.5.Controlling 2.5. possibly using formula columns/rows/cells)? A: 2.7.1. hierarchy nodes.4. Questions: Q: A: 2. hierarchies. formulas and texts which you want to use in various forms and reports. Questions: Q: A: 2. Forms (EIS) Q: 1) Are complex layouts required (descriptions of content and form of reports. 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 .

8.4.4.1.4. A: 2.2.8.Blueprint Questions . 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. Questions: Q: A: Q: 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.8. 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 . 2. reports.

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