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Collaboration Projects ......................................................................................................... 10 Work with cProjects ......................................................................................................... 10 Navigation .................................................................................................................... 10 Adjustment or Enhancement of the User Interface ........................................................ 11 Personalization of the User Interface......................................................................... 11 Project Elements .......................................................................................................... 12 Project Definition....................................................................................................... 12 Project Roles ............................................................................................................ 13 Phase ....................................................................................................................... 14 Checklist................................................................................................................... 14 Checklist Item........................................................................................................ 15 Task ......................................................................................................................... 15 Typical Functions for Project Leads .............................................................................. 15 Typical Functions for Project Participants ..................................................................... 16 Typical Functions for Project Resource Planners .......................................................... 16 Typical Functions for Decision Makers.......................................................................... 16 Functions on the Start Page............................................................................................. 17 Opening a Project or Project Version ............................................................................ 17 Creating a Project Definition ......................................................................................... 18 Creating a Project Charter for a Project Definition......................................................... 19 Dashboard ................................................................................................................... 20 Favorites List................................................................................................................ 24 Adding Objects to the Favorites List .......................................................................... 24 Project List ................................................................................................................... 25 Search Function ........................................................................................................... 26 Vacant Role Search ..................................................................................................... 27 Selection by Qualification .......................................................................................... 28 Making User Settings ................................................................................................... 28 Creation of a Project ........................................................................................................ 30 Creating a Project Definition ......................................................................................... 31 Creating Project Elements ............................................................................................ 32 Deactivation of Object Types ........................................................................................ 34 Task Hierarchies .......................................................................................................... 34 Mass Data Entry........................................................................................................... 35 Templates .................................................................................................................... 36 Creating a Template ................................................................................................. 36 Work with Checklist References................................................................................ 40 Including Subtrees from Templates ........................................................................... 41 Structure Tree .............................................................................................................. 41 Collaboration Projects 4

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Creation of Data for the Project Definition ..................................................................... 42 Creating Basic Data for a Project Definition............................................................... 43 Creating Additional Data for a Project Definition ........................................................ 44 Creation of Data for a Phase ........................................................................................ 46 Creating Basic Data for a Phase ............................................................................... 46 Creating Additional Data for a Phase......................................................................... 48 Creating Data for a Checklist ........................................................................................ 48 Creating Basic Data for a Checklist ........................................................................... 49 Creating Additional Data for a Checklist .................................................................... 50 Creating Data for a Checklist Item ................................................................................ 50 Creating Basic Data for a Checklist Item ................................................................... 51 Creating Additional Data for a Checklist Item............................................................. 52 Creation of Data for a Task........................................................................................... 53 Creating Basic Data for a Task.................................................................................. 54 Creating Additional Data for a Task ........................................................................... 55 Editing Project Structures................................................................................................. 56 Basic Functions............................................................................................................ 58 Table View................................................................................................................ 58 Working with the Table View.................................................................................. 60 List View ................................................................................................................... 60 Graphical View.......................................................................................................... 61 Setting the Filter........................................................................................................ 63 Saving the Filter........................................................................................................ 65 Printing an Object ..................................................................................................... 66 Workflow................................................................................................................... 66 Alerts........................................................................................................................ 67 Lock Logic ................................................................................................................ 70 Multilingual Capabilities............................................................................................. 70 Using Language-Dependent Functions.................................................................. 72 Recording Changes .................................................................................................. 73 Archiving................................................................................................................... 74 Notes........................................................................................................................ 74 Project Planning ........................................................................................................... 75 Editing a Project Element.......................................................................................... 75 Deletion of Objects.................................................................................................... 76 Editing the Relationship Between Tasks.................................................................... 78 Scheduling................................................................................................................ 79 Time Constraints ................................................................................................... 81 Scheduling Manually ............................................................................................. 81 Releasing Project Elements ...................................................................................... 82

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........... 130 Collaboration Projects 6 .................................. 113 Accepting Responsibility for Roles.......... 122 Suitability Percentage ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 83 Export to Microsoft Project (Server) ............................................................................................................................. 86 Importing of Project Data............... 109 Deleting Qualifications ....................... 125 Selection by Qualification ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 126 Staffing of Project Roles with Resources ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 99 Distribution of Required Capacity over Periods....................................... 116 General Selection Criteria .................................................................................. 121 Running a Search .............................................................................................................................................. 115 Resource Search................................. 99 Views...................................................................................... 87 Confirmation......................................................................................... 110 Staffing Process .......................................... 119 Selection According to Availability............................. 90 Project Resource Planning......................................... 110 Staffing Process Tab Page.......................................................................................................... 122 Search Results ..................................................SAP Online Help 12......................................09................................................................................................................. 108 Defining Qualifications .................................................................................... 118 Selection According to Organizational Structure.......................................... 97 Sorting Project Roles ................................................. 118 Selection According to Qualifications............. 94 General Definition of a Project Role ..................................................................................................... 105 Assignment of Project Roles to Tasks ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 114 Synchronize Project Roles to Staffing Process....................................................................... 85 Export to an XML File ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 88 Confirming Checklist Items...................... 112 Staffing Process .............................................Status ..................................... 93 Project Roles..... 106 Definition of Qualifications ....................2008 Import and Export of Data ......................................................................................................................................................................... 89 Time Recording Using the Cross-Application Time Sheet....................................... 126 Candidates ..... 102 Assigning Tasks and Project Roles ........................................ 123 Vacant Role Search .................................................... 83 Export to Microsoft Project (Client)................................ 89 Confirming Tasks......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 96 Creating a Project Role ... 104 Deleting a Task Assignment........................................................................................................ 100 Task Assignment.....................................

.................................................... 140 Multi-Project Management .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................09............................................................................SAP Online Help 12............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 153 Reconciliation and Comparison of Versions ................................... 137 Workflow for Resource-Booking Statuses.... 139 Resource Manager .... 142 Work with Programs ................................................ 178 Controlling..............................2008 Staffing Actions................................. 156 Object Links...................................................................................................................... 148 Work with Versions.......................... 150 Creation of Simulations and Snapshots ............................................................................................................................................. 160 Opening a Linked Object for Editing......................................................................................................... 161 Accounting Integration .......... 133 Staffing Project Roles with Resources................................. 180 Collaboration Projects 7 ..................................................................... 164 Costing Logic................................................................................ 176 Sales Pricing for cProjects ..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 162 General Information About Accounting Integration ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 173 Ad Hoc Cost Estimate for cProjects....................................................................... 145 Setting the Filter in the Multi-Project Monitor ........................... 151 Creation of Snapshots in the Background ................................. 133 Notifying a Selected Resource by E-Mail.......................................................... 161 Deleting an Object Link .............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 140 Work with Mirrored Tasks .................................................................................... 169 Preliminary Costing and Quotation Creation ................... 153 Performing Reconciliations and Comparisons ............... 140 Work with Subprojects............................................ 131 Creating a Business Partner ..................................................................................................................................................... 168 From the Opportunity to the Sales Order ..................................................................... 136 Generic Interval Check............................................................................................ 160 Displaying Linked Object Data........ 155 Deletion of Project Versions..................................... 158 Editing an Object Link.................................. 131 Storing Resources As Candidates.............................................................. 164 Assignment of Cost/Revenue Rates..... 157 Creating an Object Link ........................................................................................................... 167 Derivation of Organizational Data... 138 Creating a Groupware Task...................................................................................................................... 144 Multi-Project Monitor.................... 147 Project Versions............ 134 Reserving Resources....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 137 Creating a Soft Booking for a Resource ........................................................................................

.......................................................................................................................... 198 Assigning Documents and Creating Folders ...... 217 Editing Project and Collaboration Structures............. 192 Creating and Opening a Control Plan ........................................... 203 Working with Document Info Records........... 196 Work with Documents ............................. 212 Editing Functions for Project and Collaboration Structures ....................................................................................................... 223 Deleting a Link to a Collaboration ............... 201 Content Versions .............................................................. 209 Configuration of a WebDAV Repository Manager..................................................................................................................................................... 211 Defining the WebDAV URL...............................................................................................................................................................2008 Controlling Cockpit................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 198 Editing the Document or Folder......................................................... 192 Editing a Control Plan...... 225 Collaboration Projects 8 ....................................................................................................................................... 223 Integration with SAP Enterprise Portal.......................................................... 218 Integration with cFolders................................................................. 214 Function Details ................................................ 197 Documents............... 191 Staffing Tasks with External Resources ......................................................................................................................................................... 191 Control Plan...............................................................................................................................................................................................09............................................................................................................ 221 Renaming a Collaboration or a Folder ........................ 199 Using Document Templates ............... 196 Creating Objects in the Control Plan ............................. 185 Automatic Creation of the Controlling Structure...............................SAP Online Help 12..................................... 181 Single-Object Controlling for Internal Orders ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 219 Assigning an Existing Collaboration to a Project Element..................................................................................................................................................... 206 Technical Description and Configuration Information ........................................... 187 Integration with Supplier Relationship Management ..... 202 Integration with SAP Document Management .......................................................................... 190 Canceling a Shopping Cart............. 182 Multilevel Controlling....................................................................................................... 222 Maintaining a Collaboration ..................... 193 Creating a Control Plan Version...................................................................................... 189 Creating a Shopping Cart ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 220 Transferring Documents .................... 202 Tabular Document View...................... 204 Integration with a WebDAV Client.. 219 Creating a Collaboration.......... 183 Manual Creation of the Controlling Structure.... 216 Objects with the Same Name ...................................................................................................................... 224 Integration with Virtual Rooms .

..................................................................................................................................... 230 Evaluations...................................................................................................................................................... 250 Status Management........................ 240 Beginning an Approval Again............................... 231 Creating and Displaying Evaluations............. 234 Favorites ............................................................................................................................................................. 227 Project Status Reports ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 256 Status of Documents ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 242 Assigning Authorizations ............................................... 254 Status of Checklist Items .................... 238 Granting or Rejecting Individual Approvals...... 255 Status of Control Plan Versions ..................... 236 Creating an Approval................................................................ 250 Status of the Project Definition................................................... 228 Editing Project Status Reports ....... 235 Approving a Phase . 240 Granting an Approval...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................2008 Integration with SAP xRPM ........................... 257 Collaboration Projects 9 ........................... 247 User Groups.................................................................... 256 Status Information for Project Element............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 232 Exporting Evaluations...................................................... 245 Assigning Administration Authorization................................................................................................................... 253 Status of Tasks ................................................................................................. 238 Canceling an Approval ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 254 Status of Checklists............................................................................................... 234 Search ................................................................SAP Online Help 12.................... 250 Status of Phases ... 248 Substitute.........................................09................................................................ 249 Superuser ................................................... 239 Rejecting an Approval ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 252 Status of Templates.................................................................................................................... 237 Beginning an Approval ........................................................................ 241 Authorizations.................................................... 228 Creating Project Status Reports........

09. You can open each element by clicking the link. the system displays the path with the superior elements below the different views (breadcrumb [Extern]). You can define your own page and use this. Use the Exit function in the top right-hand corner to leave the application. For more information about cProjects analyses with BI Content. Work with cProjects Navigation [Seite 10] Project Elements [Seite 12] Typical Functions for Decision Makers [Seite 16] Typical Functions for Project Leads [Seite 15] Typical Functions for Project Participants [Seite 16] Typical Functions for Project Resource Planners [Seite 16] Navigation Use Note the following special features of navigation in cProjects: When you navigate in the project structure. No standard logoff page is supplied with cProjects. To navigate backwards and forwards between pages in the documentation. see SAP Library for SAP NetWeaver under SAP NetWeaver Library SAP NetWeaver by Key Capability Information Integration by Key Capability BI Content Product Lifecycle Management BW: cProjects. use the Back function in the context menu via the secondary mouse button. Collaboration Projects 10 .2008 Collaboration Projects Purpose Collaboration Projects (cProjects) is a cross-industry tool that you use to plan and monitor development and consultant projects.SAP Online Help 12. Do not leave the application by closing the browser before exiting the application.

for example. cross-application concept for personalizing the user interface. Defining a tab page for customer-specific fields For more information. For more information about using the modification-free enhancement concept in cProjects. You can either make adjustments that are specific to the cProjects application or you can make general changes to Web-Dynpro-ABAP applications. Displaying new or customer-specific fields in the dashboard [Seite 20] For more information. For more information. see SAP Library for SAP NetWeaver under SAP NetWeaver by Key Capability Application Platform by Key Capability ABAP Technology UI Technology Web UI Technology Web Dynpro ABAP Web Dynpro ABAP: Development in Detail Advanced Concepts ModificationFree Enhancements. see SAP Note 942560. Defining fields as required entry fields or hiding fields For more information. see SAP Note 971394.0 was created with Web Dynpro for ABAP. see SAP Notes 947936 and 942672. see the Collaboration Projects Implementation Guide (IMG) under Global Enhancements to Project Elements Show Additional Tab Page in cProjects. A number of different options are available for enhancing or changing the user interface. Personalization of the User Interface Use Web Dynpro for ABAP provides a general. General Changes to Web-Dynpro-ABAP Applications You can also carry out general enhancements to Web-Dynpro-ABAP applications.SAP Online Help 12. see SAP Note 972339. see SAP Note 950896. if you want to display a new customer-specific field. Features cProjects-Specific Adjustments The following application-specific adjustments to the cProjects user interface are possible: Defining a customer-specific tab page For more information. You can use this to personalize the user interface on a user-specific basis or an administrator can use it to personalize the user interface on a general basis for all users in Collaboration Projects 11 . For more information about adjusting or enhancing the cProjects user interface.09. Inserting new or customer-specific columns in the table view [Seite 58] For more information.2008 Adjustment or Enhancement of the User Interface Use The user interface of cProjects 4. see the Collaboration Projects Implementation Guide under Global Enhancements to Project Elements Define Field Groups for Customer Fields. You can use the framework for modification-free enhancements for this.

Activities To personalize interface elements in cProjects. click your chosen element with the secondary mouse button and make your selection from the menu that appears. Features You can personalize the cProjects interface according to your requirements. Collaboration Projects 12 . Integration Below the project definition. for example. you can create tasks and checklists with checklist items [Seite 15]. you can hide interface elements.2008 a client of a particular system. Below the phases.09. you can create tasks [Seite 15]. you can hide and change the order of tab pages. you can hide tab pages. The project definition contains general data of the project and information that is valid for the whole project. These elements include: Project definition [Seite 12] Phases [Seite 14] Checklists [Seite 14] Checklist items [Seite 15] Tasks [Seite 15] Project roles [Seite 94] Project Definition Definition Project element at the highest hierarchy level of a project. Project Elements Definition Superordinate concept for all structuring elements in cProjects. For more information about the personalization options provided by Web Dynpro ABAP applications. If you use the userspecific personalization option. Below the project definition. such as table columns. see SAP Library for SAP NetWeaver under SAP NetWeaver by Key Capability Application Platform by Key Capability ABAP Technology UI Technology Web UI Technology Web Dynpro ABAP Reference End User and Administrator Personalization Advanced Concepts Personalization Web Dynpro ABAP: Development in Detail and Configuration Personalization. a project is structured using phases [Seite 14].SAP Online Help 12. If you use the cross-application personalization option. and checklist references [Seite 40]. checklists [Seite 14].

that is.09. you can check whether all assignments and staffings are consistent. To do so. and therefore complete resource planning. A similar resource description exists in Organizational Management. staff roles with resources. For more information about creating project roles. choose Check. Project roles can have the following statuses: A red icon if the project role is not staffed A yellow icon if the project role is partially staffed A green icon if the project role is fully staffed You can define the following attributes for each project role: The qualifications a resource requires to be able to fulfill the project role The tasks that a resource is to work on The work and time frame for the individual tasks Once you have assigned tasks to the project role and staffed the project role with resources. which function the resource carries out in the project. see Creating a Project Role [Seite 97]. see Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Resource Management Basic Settings for Project Roles BAdI: Control Truncation and Deletion of Roles and Staffings. The project role includes information about the qualifications that the resource should have and when and for how long the resource should be available.SAP Online Help 12. the role of consultant in a consulting project. for example. For more information. You use the DPR_TRUNCATE Business Add-In (BAdI) to control whether or how the system is to delete or truncate the project roles and staffings when an operational project is completed or if it is canceled. Collaboration Projects 13 . Use You create project roles according to the planned requirement for a project. the positions describe the resources required for the organizational plan. The project role describes which type of resource is required in a project.2008 Project Roles Definition A project role represents a position in a project that is to be filled by a business partner. Here. You can only assign tasks. thereby creating the foundation of Resource Planning. once you have created the project roles.

You can sort the project roles at any time to get a better overview. You can also hide the role list to gain more space for editing a project role.2008 Structure The project role overview with the current status and assigned resources is always displayed in the screen area on the left in the project role definition.SAP Online Help 12. you define the business attributes of each project role and assign persons to it. see Status Management [Seite 250]. Collaboration Projects 14 . Checklist Definition Control list with items that must be processed. For more information about statuses. The following tab pages are available: General [Seite 96] (detail view for the project role) Tasks [Seite 102] Staffing Process [Seite 110] Qualifications [Seite 108] Costing [Seite 167] Staffing [Seite 126] Documents [Seite 198] Notes [Seite 74] Shopping Cart [Seite 190] Object Links [Seite 157] Recording Changes [Seite 73] Phase Definition A clearly defined period in a project. A phase is considered released when the status Released is set in the phase. See Sorting Project Roles [Seite 99]. In the screen area on the right. A phase begins with the release and ends with the approval [Seite 236].09. Integration You can further subdivide a phase using checklists [Seite 14] and tasks [Seite 15].

or a checklist item [Seite 15].SAP Online Help 12. you cannot create any subtasks for tasks below a project definition. Integration You can assign tasks to a project definition [Seite 12].2008 Use Checklists ensure that all important aspects of a project or of a phase are taken into account. However. Use In projects. Use Checklist items represent important requirements that have to be met in order to achieve the project goal. Task Definition Smallest part of a project. a phase [Seite 14]. tasks help to record and structure necessary processing steps. Checklist Item Definition Part of a checklist [Seite 14]. If your system administrator permitted subtasks for a project type.09. you can also create tasks below other tasks. Project participants check off the items they have finished. Typical Functions for Project Leads Creation of a Project [Seite 30] Multi-Project Management [Seite 140] Object Links [Seite 157] Scheduling [Seite 79] Project Versions [Seite 148] Substitute [Seite 249] Accounting Integration [Seite 162] Evaluations [Seite 231] Beginning an Approval [Seite 238] Collaboration Projects 15 . Structure A checklist consists of checklist items [Seite 15].

2008 Typical Functions for Project Participants Evaluations [Seite 231] Work with Documents [Seite 197] Confirming Tasks [Seite 89] Confirming Checklist Items [Seite 89] Integration with cFolders [Seite 219] Control Plan [Seite 192] Object Links [Seite 157] Typical Functions for Project Resource Planners Creating a Project Role [Seite 97] Task Assignment [Seite 102] Definition of Qualifications [Seite 108] Staffing Process [Seite 110] Resource Search [Seite 116] Staffing of Project Roles with Resources [Seite 126] Notifying a Selected Resource by E-Mail [Seite 133] Staffing Project Roles with Resources [Extern] Creating a Groupware Task [Seite 139] Typical Functions for Decision Makers Granting or rejecting individual approvals [Seite 238] Collaboration Projects 16 .09.SAP Online Help Archiving [Seite 74] Project Status Reports [Seite 228] Work with Documents [Seite 197] 12.

. project leads open projects for editing while project members who want to confirm checklist items access the checklist items directly. You can now edit the project (see Editing Project Structures [Seite 56]). you can hide it if you want to (see Making User Settings [Seite 28]). You see the initial views on every screen in the application. Choose Continue. Collaboration Projects 17 . However. you can find it by using the search function [Seite 26]. Select the version type you want to open. The initial views you see depend on your role. Enter the number of the project version you want to open. Features Header area In the header area. 3. The initial view you choose depends on your concrete role and tasks. You make the required settings in Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Basic Settings Make General Interface Settings.. you can display your own logo or a user-specific URL. 1. Procedure Project . When you call the application for the first time. The system opens the project in the view in which you were last working. Version .2008 Functions on the Start Page Use The start page is the central access page in the cProjects application.SAP Online Help 12. Initial views There are many ways to access a project. For example. Dashboard [Seite 20] Opening a Project or Project Version Prerequisites You are in the Projects or Versions initial view in the Open area. You see the header area on every screen in the application. 2. Enter the project number of the project you want to open.09. the Projects initial view appears. Enter a version number. If you do not know the number. 2. 1.

5. Creating a Project Definition Use The first step in creating a project is creating a project definition [Seite 12]. Choose a template type (project template or simulation). The input help displays the existing simulation project numbers. 4. You can also open a project from the project list [Seite 25] or favorites list [Seite 24]. You have authorization for the authorization object CPRO_PTYPE for the project types you want to use. if applicable (see Templates [Seite 36]). Procedure . Collaboration Projects 18 . Select a template. Select a project number as the template. If you use a template. 1. 2. This is where you define the data for your project. You can enter any string of characters.. Enter the original language. you create a complete project. You cannot use operational projects as templates. 3. Prerequisites . For a project template: Choose a project type from the dropdown box.09. For a simulation: Select a version as the version for copy. Choose Continue.SAP Online Help 12. Choose Create. Enter a project number for the new project. You already defined and released templates. Choose Create. The system checks whether the number has been assigned yet. You are in the Projects initial view.2008 The number of a snapshot is always the same as the number of the operational project it belongs to.. You can only use templates with the project type you selected in the previous step. whereas a simulation has its own number. 4. The input help displays the simulation versions that are available.

see the Collaboration Projects Implementation Guide (IMG) under Metrics Management Define Object Types Define Metrics Groups Define Metrics Define Currencies Define Quantities Define Metrics Value Types Assign Metrics Value Type to Metrics Groups Define Metrics-Independent Groups Collaboration Projects 19 . These fields are not language-dependent. Save your entries. Prerequisites You have created a project definition whose project type permits the use of the project charter. You are in the editing view of this project definition on the Project Charter tab page. Features Detail tab page: Here you can enter descriptions for the problem. 6. Note that the system creates your project only after you have saved the data. In the Language field. For more information.2008 The editing screen of the new project appears. You can continue to structure your project here and enter all the necessary data.09. You have selected the Project Charter indicator in Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Structure Define Project Types. see Creation of a Project [Seite 30]. scope. You cannot make any changes if you opened a snapshot [Extern] or simulation. You can define key figures for the project charter by means of generic metrics management. Creating a Project Charter for a Project Definition Use In the project charter you define current values and target values along with the scope and benefits of a project. For more information. Metrics tab page: Here you can select a group for the project charter. You can adjust the content displayed in Customizing for Collaboration Projects. This enables you to define a logical group of project charters.SAP Online Help 12. You cannot edit the project charter in the template. you have selected the language in which you want to enter languagedependent texts. You can display the object attribute group in the dashboard [Seite 20]. The project charter helps you to plan and carry out Six Sigma projects. and goals for the project charter.

Integration The KPIs are partly read straight from the project data and partly calculated in the evaluations [Seite 231]. If you do not do this. the dashboard is only updated after a new evaluation has taken place. the metrics value type fields of the metric can no longer be changed and the system displays the date of the final value. Prerequisites You made the following settings in Customizing for Collaboration Projects: You activated the dashboard function for the appropriate project type and specified when evaluations are to be performed by choosing Evaluations and Dashboard in the Define Project Types IMG activity. You can define the unit in which the values are to be entered for each key figure. The dashboard [Extern] is available in a number of initial views. see Multilingual Capabilities [Seite 70].09. Once this indicator has been selected. Collaboration Projects 20 . For more information. You can define the currency in which the values are to be entered for each key figure. In the Validated field. You can select the Final Value indicator for each metric. you can specify for each metrics value type whether the values have been validated. such as the Projects and Tasks initial views. for example. and no KPIs for the project. actual. Note that the browser language then only applies if the URL does not specify a language. you only see the project name and the criticality level. You can display additional or customer-specific fields in the dashboard. If you change data in the project that affects the KPIs that were calculated. Dashboard Use This function gives you an overview of various Key Performance Indicators [Extern] (KPIs) for your projects.SAP Online Help Two metrics groups are supplied with the standard system: o Financial data: 12. these entries are language-dependent. see SAP Note 971394.2008 You can enter the actual and target data for the financial key figures Return on Investment and Savings. o Key figures: You can enter the basic. You can enter the benefits that come from using the project charter. and target data for the self-defined key figures and Sigma value. For more information. We recommend that you use the URL parameter if you want to change the language for a short amount of time and adjust your browser settings if you need to change the language long term.

You can use filter functions. However.SAP Online Help 12. for example. Personalization Under Settings you have the following options for personalizing the dashboard: You can show or hide columns. Collaboration Projects 21 . SAP supplies the 0_DASHBOARD layout with the standard system. The other initial views display non-aggregated values of the project element. the system does not update the dashboard when you save. The system only updates the dashboard if the whole project is loaded in change mode but this is not the case for these two views. Last Used Tasks. You can delete entries from the list. You assigned icons to the attributes for the evaluations in the Define Attributes and Object Types for Evaluations IMG activity. You can print the table or export it to Microsoft® Excel. Control Plan. Projects. and Versions initial views for the version type simulation always display aggregated values of the project element. This is even possible if the project elements belong to different projects. Features Dashboard Views Depending on which initial view you are in. You can display additional information in the dashboard by including new attributes in the layout for the dashboard evaluations. The Projects. you can change the number of rows that are displayed. the information in the dashboard is updated accordingly when the next evaluation is performed. You can specify the order of the columns. If you change any data. Substitute: Displays all objects for which you are acting as a substitute. you can choose from a number of different dashboard views.09. for example: Projects: Displays a project list [Seite 25]. You can adjust the table design. Favorites: Displays the objects that you added to your favorites [Seite 24]. they are only created in connection with the Projects entry object. You can save your selection of columns as a view. If you change project elements in the Tasks or Checklist Items views. The data for a project is displayed in the dashboard once an evaluation exists. or Checklist Items: Displays all the objects you have already edited.2008 You assigned the extract layout for the dashboard evaluations to the relevant project types in the Assign Extract Layouts to Project Types IMG activity. General Functions In the task and checklist views you can also select multiple project elements at a time and open them for editing. The Customizing settings for the project type dictate when evaluations are created.

Number Project/Task/Checklist Unique project number The language-dependent name is visible in the corresponding column or by displaying the quick info text over the project number. the system displays the comment No evaluation planned. tasks. and checklist items and display them in the Multi-Project Monitor [Seite 145].Status User Stat. the system displays the comment No data available.SAP Online Help 12. Start Documents ObjectLink Collabs Sys. this is the severity of the violation. Act.2008 You can select multiple projects. for App. If no evaluation has taken place yet. If the project type of a project does not support the dashboard function. Information in the Dashboard The following table is an overview of all the columns you can display in the dashboard: Column Title Crit. Actual finish date of an object Actual start date of an object Number of documents for a project element Number of object links for a project element Number of collaborations Current system status of an object Current user status of an object Collaboration Projects 22 . Project/Phase/Task/Checklist Proj. Mandatory Ctrl Plan Name of the project element Project type of object Description of the project type Object attribute phase type Object attribute task type Object attribute checklist type Object attribute group Object attribute search field Object attribute process Object attribute that is only relevant to tasks Object attribute that is only relevant to tasks Object attribute that is only relevant to tasks Number of control plans The number of control plans always refers to a project because you can only create and edit control plans at project level. Type Description Project Type Phase Type Task Type Checklist Type Group Search Field Process Milestone Relev.Finish Act.Level Meaning Criticality level When the threshold value of a project is violated.09. Last Evaluation Date and time of the last evaluation The data in the dashboard originates from this time.

Result Result of a checklist item.SAP Online Help 12. Deadl. for example. both automatic and aggregated (see also Evaluations [Seite 231]).Sever.Stat Staffing status Shows whether a project is under. this is the maximum severity. Status profile that is used Person responsible for a project element Maximum severity of a project element If a manual severity exists.2008 Stat.Prof. You define the possible values in Customizing.Delay Project delay Based on the average amount of work confirmed each day. ManualSev. have actually been completed. Finish Met Finish date of project was met Checks whether the actual finish date is after the latest planned finish date. Staff.Sever. Work Cmpl. this is only relevant for checklist items Note that the following KPIs always refer to the project even if you are in the Tasks initial view. Manual severity of the threshold value Aggregated severity of a threshold value Maximum severity of the actual project element and its lower-level project elements. See also Evaluations [Seite 231]. Percentage of work completed This is calculated from the total work confirmed for all tasks and the remaining work. If no manual severity exists. Priority Project’s priority You specify the priority for the project definition. Scope Met Scope of project was met Checks whether the amount of project work has exceeded the amount planned. Met Tasks that met the deadline Shows what percentage of tasks that should have been completed by the current date. Proj. Max. Pers. Plan. Costs Planned costs Collaboration Projects 23 .or overstaffed. the highest severity of a project element is the highest degree of severity of all your own severities. Agg.09.Resp. Start Met Start date of project was met Checks whether the actual start date is after the latest planned start date. the system calculates the number of days by which the project is delayed.

see Evaluations [Seite 231]. This icon shows whether the threshold values have been violated in a project. see Adding Objects to the Favorites List [Seite 24]. select it and then choose Delete from Dashboard. For more information.2008 Act. Features You can open the objects displayed here by clicking once with your mouse. To delete an object from the favorites list.09. You show the favorites by choosing the Favorites application view in the dashboard [Seite 20].SAP Online Help 12. You can create your own views in the settings. Activities Add an object to your favorites list. If no results are available. For more information. Costs Budget Actual costs Budget Currency Currency of the costs and of the budget Favorites List Use In the favorites list you can display objects you process or open often. you have to schedule evaluations [Seite 231] for the objects in the favorites lists. the system displays the No Value Set icon. Prerequisites If you want to display the criticality level of an object. The system displays all objects apart from user groups with an icon [Extern]. Adding Objects to the Favorites List Use You can create a personal favorites list for the following objects: Projects Tasks Checklist items Evaluations Collaboration Projects 24 .

Tab Page Information Displayed Other Prerequisites Projects Projects view: All projects which contain projects The project has not been or project elements to which you are assigned by completed yet.. for example. This pushbutton appears only for the object in whose initial view you are located. Choose Add to Favorites.. Project List The following table shows what the system displays in your personal project list on the various tab pages and which prerequisites must be met. Adding a Project Element from the Search Results to the Favorites List . 2.2008 User groups Templates Versions Prerequisites You are in the editing view or in the search results of an object. select the object you want to add to the favorites list. 1. In the Search Results screen area. Choose Add to Favorites.09. Tasks Tasks view: All tasks to which you are assigned by means of a role. If. Projects view: All projects which contain tasks to which you are assigned by means of a role. 1.SAP Online Help 12. Checklist The tasks have been released. you can only add tasks to your favorites list and not projects or checklist items. you want to access a project from the Tasks initial view. and start the search there. Procedure Adding an Object from the Editing View to the Favorites List This procedure is not valid for evaluations or user groups. . means of a role. select the project element you want to add to the favorites list. 2. Note that this pushbutton is only active for the objects for which you can create a favorites list. Projects view: All projects which contain checklist The checklist items have been Collaboration Projects 25 . In the structure tree in the left screen area.

. See also: Dashboard Search Function Use You use the search function to search for project elements and documents. For more information about the assignment of roles. The search criteria that you can enter are dependent on what you are searching for. 2. 3. All projects to which you are assigned by means of a role and whose project type supports control plans (see Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Structure Define Project Types ). released.SAP Online Help Items items to which you are assigned by means of a role. Enter one or more search criteria and choose Search in Results. Collaboration Projects 26 . Versions All simulations or snapshots for which you have administration authorization.2008 Control Plans All templates in which you are specified as the Templates Template Responsible. You can only enter a business partner as the template responsible (see Creating a Business Partner). Enter the required search criteria or choose an entry from the dropdown box. A maximum of 100 hits will be displayed by default. you can carry out a search in the search results. you can limit the number of search results by specifying a Maximum Number of Hits.09. If there are more than 10 entries in the search results. If necessary. 12. Choose Find. Integration You can add a project element that is displayed as a search result to your favorites list [Seite 24] by choosing Add to Favorites. You can adjust the search result list by means of the BAdI DPR_DPR_SEARCH. Activities . see the Collaboration Projects Implementation Guide (IMG) under Global Enhancements to Project Elements Business Add-Ins (BAdIs) BAdI: Adjust SearchResult List. see Project Resource Planning. You can open the objects displayed in the Search Results area by clicking once with your mouse. Checklist Items view: All checklist items to which you are assigned by means of a role. For more information. 1.

Tasks. From here you can: Create a print version in PDF Export the data to Microsoft Excel Display detail data Select a project role and choose Detail Data. This enables you to search worldwide for the best available talent in an enterprise. The project lead marks a role as vacant so that it can be recognized as an unstaffed or partially staffed role from outside the project. Send detail data to yourself in an e-mail Select a project role and choose Send E-Mail. You can send the detail data of the selected role to yourself if an e-mail address is specified for your user in the system.2008 Vacant Role Search You use this function to find roles that have not been fully staffed that are available within a certain time frame. the system displays an e-mail link which you can use to contact this person.SAP Online Help 12. End of the note. Features You can enter the following criteria for the search: Time frame Project type Role type Area Location Function Qualifications The system displays the search result in a table. This data only becomes available the next time you open the search. Note In cProjects. or Checklist Items initial view and choose Vacant Roles. Prerequisites You are in the Projects. you can enter your e-mail address in the E-Mail Address field under User Settings User . Collaboration Projects 27 .09. If a contact person has been specified and this business partner has an e-mail address.

09. you specify "fluent". Collaboration Projects 28 .SAP Online Help 12. You can also use the search function: Make an entry in the Search Term field and choose Search. 5. Prerequisites You are in the vacant role search. Then choose >> (Add Selected Qualification to Qualification Requirements). If a qualification is an essential requirement. choose Find Vacant Roles. To run the search. Select qualifications by expanding the qualifications catalog and selecting the required qualification(s). Note that in resource management. Making User Settings Prerequisites You are in the User Settings area. the system only takes those roles that have at least this qualification into account. Activities 4. alternative qualifications are not taken into account in the calculation of the suitability percentage. 6. The system also takes roles into account for the suitability percentage that have a language proficiency below this level. The system also takes roles into account which have the qualification but not at the required level of proficiency. See Definition of Qualifications [Seite 108]. The system calculates a role’s suitability percentage from the difference between the required proficiency of a qualification and the degree to which the role fulfills this. Integration The system automatically displays all qualifications that exist in the system. Features You can add qualifications you want to use as search criteria or delete those you no longer require. Specify the required proficiency for each qualification. Example: For language proficiency. Select the processing mode you want to set as default for opening projects. There are only two types of priority for qualifications: essential requirements and optional requirements. You can specify a minimum suitability percentage in the selection criteria. The system displays a search results list from which you can select the qualifications you require. 7. Procedure Making General Settings 1.2008 Selection by Qualification Use You can choose qualifications as selection criteria for the vacant role search.

you set up object types that were deactivated at a later point in time. 2. deselect the Display Header indicator. choose whether the system should display the earliest or latest dates in the Gantt chart.SAP Online Help 12. enter the required number of pixels under Tree Width (Px). Note If. the required date format. 8. End of the note. It affects how the dates of the SAP objects are displayed in the graphical view. 2. Select the Scheduling Only Manually indicator if you want the dates of the project elements to be calculated by calling scheduling manually or by saving and you do not want the system to calculate them automatically./Lst Dates. Save your settings. If you want to change your password. If you want to hide the user-specific header area in the application. 2. Enter your user data in the Own Data area or edit the data there. If applicable. Choose whether you want to view and edit your project texts in the original language or in the logon language and make the default setting in the dropdown box (see Multilingual Capabilities). the Display Header indicator is hidden because the system uses the header area of the portal by default. Setting Default Values 1. Choose the time zone. enter your old password in the Password field in the Password Change area. the system does not set a lock indicator and other project participants can edit the project. in the user settings. 7. 3. Collaboration Projects 29 . Making User Settings 1. 4. and the decimal point format. 6.09. 4. Select the values cProjects displays by default when you create a project or template. Save your entries. Calling scheduling manually can have a positive effect on performance if you are working with large project structures. 5. The date type is only relevant if you use object links. The system uses this value for the width of the structure tree in the table and detail views. select a date type. Note If you are using cProjects via SAP Enterprise Portal. Save your data. End of the note. If you want to adjust the width of the structure tree. 3.2008 If you open a project element in the Display processing mode. they are no longer used here. Under Earl. Decide whether you want to display the Change Documents tab page and select or deselect the Display Change Documents checkbox accordingly.

2008 5. enter the absolute URL you want to see on the Info tab page. if applicable (see Templates [Seite 36]). see Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Global Enhancements to Project Elements Business Add-Ins (BAdIs) BAdI: Check or Change Graphical View Display .09. You already defined templates. Page field. Only your system administrator can undo the setting. In either case. Page field only if your system administrator specified that you can enter your own URL. Making Technical Settings 1. As a result. you are no longer able to change the URL in the application.SAP Online Help 12. Collaboration Projects 30 . but are displayed as full screens instead. For more information about setting up the URL. For more information. see Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Basic Settings Make General Interface Settings . Make this default setting in the dropdown box. Enter your new password in the New Password field and again in the Repeat Password field.. 2. End of the caution. Decide whether you want to create a new version of a document or whether you want to overwrite the existing version when you upload documents. causing the application to call itself again and again. End of the note. Under Hidden Table Columns select the table columns that you do not want the system to display in the table part of the graphic. Save your new password. In the URL Info. By doing so you create an infinite loop. the system immediately jumps to the page you specified when you call cProjects. 6. Making Settings for the Graphic Select the Without Relationships checkbox if you do not want to display or edit relationships in the graphical view. Note You can only make user-specific settings for those columns that are not already hidden by the CPRO_GANTT enhancement spot. 1.. Creation of a Project Prerequisites . Note You see the URL Info. You can change this setting each time you upload a document if need be. Caution Some pages cannot be viewed within the application. Do not enter cProjects itself as a URL. End of the note.

The project can now be processed (see Editing Project Structures [Seite 56]). and then assigns persons to the roles (see Project Resource Planning [Seite 93]).2008 2. a. Creating a Project Definition Use The first step in creating a project is creating a project definition [Seite 12]. Prerequisites . 5. you create a complete project. Result The project is available in the system and all of the relevant entries have been made. You already defined and released templates. c. The project lead creates roles. 7. The project lead performs scheduling [Seite 79]. Collaboration Projects 31 . A project participant creates object links to the project elements (see Creating an Object Link [Seite 158]). You are in the Projects initial view. 2.SAP Online Help 12. 4. The project lead creates checklists [Seite 14] with checklist items [Seite 15] and enters the data for the checklist [Seite 48] and for the checklist item [Seite 50]. b. A project participant assigns documents to the project elements and creates a collaboration in cFolders (see Creating a Collaboration [Seite 219]). 6. 2. if applicable (see Templates [Seite 36]).. 1.. Choose Create. Procedure . The system checks whether the number has been assigned yet. If you use a template. This is where you define the data for your project. The project lead structures the project through the project elements. You have authorization for the authorization object CPRO_PTYPE for the project types you want to use. You created a project definition [Seite 12] (see Creating a Project Definition [Seite 31]).09.. 3. The project lead enters the required data for the project definition (see Creating Basic Data for a Project Definition [Seite 43]).. The project lead creates phases [Seite 14] and enters the data for the phase [Seite 46]. . The project lead creates tasks [Seite 15] and enters the data for the tasks [Seite 53]. 1. You can enter any string of characters. assigns them to tasks. Enter a project number for the new project. Process Flow . A project participant creates a control plan for the project (see Creating and Opening a Control Plan [Seite 192]).

You can continue to structure your project here and enter all the necessary data. 4. In the structure tree [Seite 41] in the left screen area.. as required. Select a template.2008 You can only use templates with the project type you selected in the previous step. For a project template: Choose a project type from the dropdown box. Enter the original language. Prerequisites You created a project definition (see Creating a Project Definition [Seite 31]). The following table provides an overview of the possible project elements: Project Element Possible Parallel Possible Lower-Level What Else You should Collaboration Projects 32 . 1. Select a project number as the template. You cannot use operational projects as templates. You created a checklist template [Seite 36]. 12. 6.SAP Online Help 3. see Creation of a Project [Seite 30]. In the dropdown box above the structure tree. Creating Project Elements Use You structure your project by creating new project elements.09. For more information. the system displays all the project elements that you can insert beside the selected project element or directly below the selected project element. For a simulation: Select a version as the version for copy. The input help displays the existing simulation project numbers. Save your entries. Procedure . You opened a project for processing (see Opening a Project or Project Version [Seite 17]). The editing screen of the new project appears. Note that the system creates your project only after you have saved the data. 5. Choose a template type (project template or simulation). Choose Create. select the project element for which you want to create new project elements. The input help displays the simulation versions that are available.

The system creates parallel project elements beside the selected project element and lower-level project elements below the selected project element. You cannot create subtasks for tasks directly below the project definition. See also: Including Subtrees from Templates [Seite 41] Collaboration Projects 33 .SAP Online Help Project Elements Project definition Project Elements Phase Checklist Task 12. Phase Phase Checklist Task Checklist Checklist Task Checklist item Checklist item Task Checklist item Task Checklist Task Subtask You can only create subtasks if the project type of the current project allows this. Select the project element that you want to create and then choose Create. See also: Task Hierarchies [Seite 34] 2. 3. Enter the data for your new project element. For more information.2008 Know You can only create checklists and tasks directly below the project definition if the project type of the current project allows this. Save your entries.09. see: Creation of Data for a Phase [Seite 46] Creating Data for a Checklist [Seite 48] Creating Data for a Checklist Item [Seite 50] Work with Checklist References [Seite 40] Creation of Data for a Task [Seite 53] 4.

For more information. the system copies the existing object type.09. Define Checklist Types h. If an object uses an object type that is not active. The BAdI DPR_DEACTIVATE_TYPES provides you with more options for deactivating object types. we recommend that the administrator checks the project and checklist templates for objects types that are not active and should no longer be used and adjusts the templates accordingly. deselect the Active indicator under Structure e. If you create objects with a template or copy objects from templates or other objects in the project. Define Phase Types g. see the documentation for the BAdI. If an object uses an object type that is not active and you change the object type. you must activate this object type again in Customizing before you can undo your changes. this object type is still visible and can be selected.2008 Deactivation of Object Types Use You can deactivate the following object types: a. Project type b. Checklist type d. The system does not check whether the Active indicator is selected for this object type. Therefore. Task Hierarchies Use You use this function to structure the tasks that belong to a project in a hierarchy. If an existing object uses an object type that was deactivated after the object was created. Task type In Customizing for Collaboration Projects. and then want to undo your changes afterwards. save your changes. Define Task Types A deactivated object type no longer appears as a value for selection when you create a new object. Define Project Types f. Phase type c. the system continues to display the object type in this object.SAP Online Help 12. Collaboration Projects 34 . Integration You can only use summary tasks in bottom-up scheduling [Seite 79].

by choosing Structure Define Project Types. Prerequisites You are in the screen for processing a project element. Integration The Criticality Level button allows you to display the threshold value violations for a task or checklist item and set a manual severity. Collaboration Projects 35 . There are no summary tasks. this task becomes a summary task. You specify in Customizing whether you want to use task hierarchies with or without summary tasks [Extern].SAP Online Help 12. Features Task hierarchies are formed when you create subtasks for tasks. Mass Data Entry Use This function enables you to display larger numbers of tasks or checklist items in a tabular overview and create and edit them there. You cannot create subtasks for tasks directly below the project definition.09. These include: Confirming time Entering qualifications Assigning project roles Planning work Assigning cost and revenue rates Some of the information from the subtasks is aggregated in the summary task. Hierarchies with Summary Tasks Once you create a subtask for a task. Some activities can only be carried out for tasks that are not summary tasks. Features You can display the basic data for a checklist item or task using the Detail button. The Tasks or Subtasks button allows you to display the tasks or subtasks of a checklist item or task. Hierarchies Without Summary Tasks You can perform all activities at any level of the task hierarchy.2008 Prerequisites In Customizing for Collaboration Projects you specified that task hierarchies are allowed. for which you can create tasks or checklist items (see Creating Project Elements [Seite 32]).

SAP Online Help 12. For more information see Status Management [Seite 250] and Status of Templates [Seite 253]. Change the data or enter new data. and internal standards such as procedure instructions or rules on the other. Creating a Template Collaboration Projects 36 . Open one of the following tab pages depending on the project element. You can create templates for the following objects: Projects Checklists Control plans Documents You can create templates as follows: Without a template Based on an existing template (for project and checklist templates only) Based on an operational project or a checklist in an operational project (for project or checklist templates only) For more information.2008 Activities . 3. such as norms or general regulations on the one hand. Choose Enter to confirm your entries. 1. Integration Each template has a status. Use When carrying out projects you must take into consideration externally defined structures. Templates Definition Templates define the basic structure of an object. To create new tasks or checklist items. To accommodate these requirements you can create templates that you can use every time you create a project. enter the name of the new task or checklist item.. see Creating a Template [Seite 36]. for which you want to use mass data entry: Tasks Subtasks Checklist Items 2. This allows you to better standardize your projects.09.

proceed as follows: 2. You can enter any combination of letters and numbers. If you chose the template category Document Template. It is language-independent. the system generates a number. When you create an operational project in the template they are copied to the project. Enter a number for the new template.09.. You can enter the project type or checklist type either straight away or later on.. Collaboration Projects 37 . The system checks the following objects: Project template Checklist template Control plan template Operational project Control plan If you do not enter a number. For more information. 1. You can exit the editing screen for document templates in the following ways: . You can change this number at a later date. They are not used for the authorization check in the template. Choose No Template for project and checklist templates. By selecting a different initial view. You are not required to make this selection for control plan templates. The system checks whether the number has been assigned yet. the system branches directly to the editing view for creating new document templates.2008 Use You can create templates [Seite 36] in a variety of ways: Without a template Based on an existing template (for project and checklist templates only) Based on an operational project or a checklist in an operational project (for project and checklist templates only) Prerequisites You are in the Templates initial view in cProjects.SAP Online Help 12. but in the operational project. By selecting a different template category in the upper left-hand area. The number uniquely identifies the template. Select the template category you want to create and choose Create. Creating a Template Without a Template . 3. For all other templates. if required. see Assigning Documents and Creating Folders [Seite 198]. Procedure The authorizations you specify for templates are simply authorization templates.

None No new templates are created. . Choose Create. 12. Enter a number for the new template. you have to decide under New Checklist Templates whether the existing checklists of the operational project are to be changed into templates. Select the template category you want to create and choose Create. 4. A project template only contains checklist references and no operational checklists. 1. search [Seite 26] to find the number. 3. From All Checklists The system creates new checklist templates from operational checklists without a reference and from resolved checklist references and the new checklist templates are automatically included in the new project template.. Choose Project Template or Checklist Template as the template. Enter a number for the new template. Choose Project or Checklist as the template. Enter all the data you want to save in the template. Creating a Template Based on an Operational Project This procedure applies to project and checklist templates only.09. Collaboration Projects 38 . The table below shows you where you can find more information about the necessary data entries. The system opens the template you specified. Enter the number of the template project or template checklist in the Template field. Checklists without a reference are not transferred to the project template and changes you made to checklists from resolved references are lost. Therefore. Existing checklist references are transferred to the project template. Existing checklist references are transferred to the project template and resolved checklist references are replaced by the original reference. Only Checklists Without a Reference The system creates new checklist templates from operational checklists without a reference and the new checklist templates are automatically included in the new project template. 6. The table below shows you where you can find more information about the necessary data entries. 2. when you create a project template. 3. b. 5. 4. 1. Creating a Template with a Template This procedure applies to project and checklist templates only. Existing checklist references are transferred to the project template and resolved checklist references are replaced by the original reference. Enter the number of the project or checklist template you want to use as a template in the Template field.SAP Online Help 4. . Change the existing data. You have the following options: a.. Select the template category you want to create and choose Create.2008 5. Choose Create. c. You can use the 5. 2.

. such as fixed dates. What happens to the project roles from a checklist template (see also Work with Checklist References [Seite 40]). . Checklist template 1. For more information. Template Category Project template Procedure .SAP Online Help 6. Specify the following in the project template: Whether the checklist references you are using in the template are automatically resolved when you create a project from this template.09. Enter new data.. 2. Collaboration Projects 39 . Choose Create. 2. 12. such as fixed dates. The system does not transfer operational data. Enter the data as described in Creating Data for a Checklist [Seite 48]. or change the existing data. Enter the data as described in Creation of a Project [Seite 30].2008 The system opens the object you specified. For more information. Enter the following on the Additional Data tab page: The business partner number of the person responsible in the Template Responsible field. 1.. . Not all fields exist that are available when you create an operational checklist because you cannot enter operational data. if required. enter a Status Profile Template. select the 1.. 2.. Not all fields exist that are available when you create an operational project because you cannot enter operational data. What You Should Know . you now have the opportunity.. 7.. Enter the following on the Additional Data tab page: The business partner number of the person responsible in the Template Responsible field. Under Changeability [Extern]. If you want to use your user status in the operational project. The table below shows you where you can find more information about the necessary data entries. You first have to create the business partners you want to assign here. 2. You first have to create the business partners you want to assign here. see Creating a Business Partner [Seite 131]. If you have not yet done so.. 1. see Creating a Business Partner [Seite 131].

the functions Create Version and Create Version with Template are not available. Work with Checklist References Use You use this function to create a reference to a checklist template (checklist reference). Result Once you have saved your entries. For this reason. Document template Proceed as described in Assigning Documents and Creating Folders [Seite 198]. you must first release them by setting the status to Released. the templates are created. Features You can display the checklist template in a separate window You can resolve a checklist reference If you are in an operational project you can resolve the reference. These templates have the initial status Created. If you want to use your user status in the operational project.09. enter a Status Profile Template. Control plan template Enter the data as described in Creating and Opening a Control Plan [Seite 192]. 12. The checklist template is then included in the project structure. You can resolve the reference later on so that you include the checklist with the checklist items in your project. such as dates. the system resolves the checklist automatically.SAP Online Help degree to which the defined data from the checklist template is changeable when you create a checklist with this template. If you want to use them in cProjects.2008 Versioning does not take place for control plan templates. If you are in a project template. Once you release the corresponding phase. Prerequisites You created a checklist template [Seite 36]. you can select the Resolve Reference indicator to specify that the system resolves the checklist reference straight away if an Collaboration Projects 40 . The checklist template then becomes the operational checklist in which you can enter operational data.

Select whether you want to create a phase. Structure Tree Use The structure tree offers you an overview of your project structure with the project elements [Seite 12]. 1. the system creates the project roles from the checklist template again by default. This even happens if roles with the same project type and name already exist. The role attributes from the checklist template. When you resolve checklist references. tasks. qualification requirements. Collaboration Projects 41 . 2. the system does not transfer the existing roles automatically. If it is possible to make a unique assignment. task. select the project element below which or next to which you want to insert a subtree from a template. or checklist item and choose Include.. Including Subtrees from Templates Use You can include phases. the checklist reference is transferred to the operational project. 3. If it is not possible to make a unique assignment after you have carried out these checks. It is possible to make a unique assignment in the following cases: If one role exists in the project that has the same role type as the role in the checklist template. The subtrees are copied when you do this. Result The system then includes the selected project element and all its lower-level elements in the structure tree below or next to the project element currently selected. and checklist items from project templates or checklist templates in operational projects or other templates along with the lower-level project elements that belong to them. If several roles exist in the project that have the same role type as that of the checklist template but the name of one role also matches the name of the checklist role. Procedure . Use the search dialog box to choose the project element you require. such as the general data. the system assigns the existing project roles to the project elements of the checklist template instead. In the structure tree in the screen area on the left.09.2008 operational project is created based on this project template.SAP Online Help 12. or staffing are lost when the system transfers the existing project templates. The Use Project Roles function enables you to specify that project roles that already exist are not created again via the checklist template. If you do not select the indicator.

2. 7. 9. You can navigate in the structure and display the data for a project element in the right-hand screen area by clicking on that project element. you enter all the data for the project definition. You can set filters [Seite 63] for project elements. Process Flow . ). You create roles and assign these to people (see Project Roles [Seite 94]). Creation of Data for the Project Definition Purpose In this process. You assign documents (see Assigning Documents and Creating Folders [Seite 198]). 8. 6.2008 Integration If you schedule evaluations [Seite 231]. You enter the additional data for the project definition (see Creating Additional Data for a Project Definition [Seite 44]). you are in change mode. You can use pushbuttons to expand or collapse the structure or parts of the structure. 3..09. This enables you to see at a glance whether threshold values have been violated. 1. You create a control plan for the project definition (see Creating and Opening a Control Plan [Seite 192]). 5. the system uses icons [Extern] to display the criticality level of your project elements. You assign authorizations for the project definition (see Assigning Authorizations [Seite 245]). Collaboration Projects 42 . You enter the basic data for the project definition (see Creating Basic Data for a Project Definition [Seite 43]). Features The individual project elements are depicted by symbols: Project definition Phase Checklist Checklist item Task If these symbols are filled.SAP Online Help 12. You check the status information for the project element [Seite 257]. Prerequisites You created a project definition (see Creating a Project Definition [Seite 31]). You create collaborations (see Creating a Collaboration [Seite 219]). You link objects with the project definition (see Creating an Object Link [Seite 158]). 4. If the symbols are not filled ( you are in display mode.

You cannot make any changes if you opened a snapshot. The unique. The system checks whether the number has been assigned yet.SAP Online Help 12. Collaboration Projects 43 . The priority solely indicates the importance of the project. Once you release the project you can no longer change the project type or the project reason and you cannot delete the project. Enter a Description. If you want to release the project for processing. Specify persons responsible (see Persons Responsible for Project Elements [Extern]). The description is language-dependent. Select a Project Type. The system changes the current status from Created to Released. Select a Reason for Project. It defines whether the accounting integration [Seite 162] functions are active. 4. for example. 1.2008 Creating Basic Data for a Project Definition Prerequisites You created a project definition (see Creating a Project Definition [Seite 31]) and are in the editing view of this project definition on the Basic Data tab page (see also Opening a Project or Project Version [Seite 17]). You must create a project type before you can release a project. 7. as required. You can change this number provided that the project has not yet been transferred to the accounting system.09.. You cannot change the order of the phases either. Procedure General Area . 2. see Status of the Project Definition [Seite 250]. choose the entry Release from the Change Status dropdown box. 6. In the Language field (upper right-hand corner) you selected the language you want to use for creating language-dependent texts (see also Multilingual Capabilities [Seite 70]). The name is language-dependent but you can enter a name of your choice. Enter a Name for your project. Enter a Priority from 0-9 for the project. For more information about the status and the effects of changing the status. 3. You created project roles (see Creating a Project Role [Seite 97]). It does not affect any other settings. 5. The project reason indicates why the project is being created. language-independent Number has been entered by default. 8. The project is now released for processing (see Editing Project Structures [Seite 56]).

2.2008 Task That Belongs to Master Project Area This area only appears if the current project is a subproject. For more information about subprojects.SAP Online Help 12. You cannot make any changes if you opened a snapshot. You use it to determine. Collaboration Projects 44 . The finish date field remains empty. For more information. Provided that the project has the status Created. you must trigger scheduling manually. see Work with Programs [Seite 144]. See also: Creation of Data for the Project Definition [Seite 42] Creating Additional Data for a Project Definition Prerequisites You created a project definition (see Creating a Project Definition [Seite 31]) and are in the editing view of this project definition on the Additional Data tab page (see also Opening a Project or Project Version [Seite 17]). Then the system displays the result in the Calculated Start and Calculated Finish fields. Program Assignments Area This area only appears if the current project is part of a program. Dates Area You can also edit the dates in the graphical view [Seite 61] or in the table view [Seite 58]. The system goes straight to the task that represents the subproject in the master project. the system uses the current date as the start date. whether all weekdays or only working days are taken into consideration. The system calculates the finish date from the remaining project data during scheduling. If you have at least display authorization for the program. as required. If you do not enter any dates. The calendar influences scheduling. If you already changed the status. Select the Calendar you want to use for this project. If there is a conflict of dates. see Work with Subprojects [Seite 140]. the system automatically carries out scheduling as soon as you perform the next action in the system or press Enter.. Enter dates in the Fixed Start Date and Fixed Finish Date fields. see Scheduling [Seite 79]. the system issues an appropriate message. 1. you can open it in display mode. you can open it in display mode by clicking the name.09. For more information about programs. for example. If you have at least display authorization for the master project it belongs to. .

Administration Area Here you see which project template the project is based on and who the person responsible for the template is.. you check who created and changed the project and when. if required. Responsible Organizational Unit Area Enter the organizational unit responsible for the project. the Confirmation field is also active on the Additional Data tab page. The distribution unit and period type you enter here form the basis for the distribution of required capacity [Seite 100]. This can lead to rounding errors in particular if the new unit is significantly larger than the old one. 2. It is an additional search criterion in the search function for finding a project.09. 3. the system adjusts the distribution values of the project roles accordingly. the system offers you this data again when you create new project roles. Grouping allows you to group together projects in one category. Enter a search term in the Search Field.SAP Online Help 12. Enter the Sold-to Party Number and the Customer Number.2008 Procedure Advanced Area . If you change the required capacity distribution unit. or select it using the function [Seite 26]. You can select the grouping of your choice. See also: Creation of Data for the Project Definition [Seite 42] Editing Project Structures [Seite 56] Collaboration Projects 45 . Enter a Grouping. 1. changing the unit from day to year. The field is only ready for input once the project has been released. as required. If you activated time recording for the project definition in the Define Project Types activity in Customizing for Collaboration Projects. or select a number using the search function [Seite 26]. Furthermore. You can change this information for each project role. The system also uses the search term as an additional search criterion in the search function. The system transfers the numbers to the Sold-to Party or Customer fields accordingly. for example. Default Values for Resources Area If you enter an area and a location. search The organizational unit can be used to determine organizational data for costing (see Costing Logic [Seite 164] and Derivation of Organizational Data [Seite 168]). if required. 4.

Process Flow . Enter a Name for the phase. You enter the basic data for the phase (see Creating Basic Data for a Phase [Seite 46]). you enter all the data for the phase. the latest by which it must be available is when the approval is started. Creating Basic Data for a Phase Prerequisites You created a phase in a project (see Creating Project Elements [Seite 32]) and are in the editing view of this phase on the Basic Data tab page (see also Opening a Project or Project Version [Seite 17]). 1. 7. You link objects with the phase (see Creating an Object Link [Seite 158]).. The unique. you can change it. However. 4. In the Language field (upper right-hand corner) you selected the language you want to use for creating language-dependent texts (see also Multilingual Capabilities [Seite 70]). however. Collaboration Projects 46 . You create collaborations (see Creating a Collaboration [Seite 219]). language-independent number has been entered by default. The name is language-dependent but you can enter a name of your choice. 3. You create an approval (see Creating an Approval [Seite 237]). You enter the additional data for the phase (see Creating Additional Data for a Phase [Seite 48]).. Select a Phase Type. 5. 1.2008 Creation of Data for a Phase Purpose In this process. You assign documents (see Assigning Documents and Creating Folders [Seite 198]). 8.SAP Online Help 12. Prerequisites You created a phase (see Creating Project Elements [Seite 32]). You cannot make any changes if you opened a snapshot. 6. You created project roles (see Creating a Project Role [Seite 97]). You assign authorizations for the phase (see Assigning Authorizations [Seite 245]). 2. Procedure General Area . You check the Status Information for Project Element [Seite 257]. You cannot create the approval until later. 2.09.

Dates Area You can also edit the dates in the graphical view [Seite 61] or in the table view [Seite 58].09. 6. as required. . you see them in the structure tree [Seite 41]. For more information. other existing checklist references are resolved and the tasks that belong to the phase are released for editing. see Status of Phases [Seite 252]. see Scheduling [Seite 79]. The current date is entered for both dates by default in the standard system. Once you have released the phase. For more information about the status and the effects of changing the status. This releases the phase for editing (see Editing Project Structures [Extern]). If you want to release the phase for editing. If you make changes to the order. 1.2008 You use this setting to determine the order of the phases.. Select constraints. Otherwise the system calculates the duration automatically. as required. The system allows you to select phases from all phases that have already been created. Select No Predecessor for the first phase. Enter a Description. See also: Creation of Data for a Phase [Seite 46] Editing Project Structures [Seite 56] Collaboration Projects 47 . Enter a start date and a finish date. 4. 4. You cannot change the order of the phases or delete the phase either. The fields are only ready for input if you selected the Must start on or Must finish on constraint. 3. Enter a Duration. The description is language-dependent. as required. Select the Calendar you want to use for this task. Specify persons responsible (see Persons Responsible for Project Elements [Extern]).SAP Online Help You must create a phase type before you can release a phase. The field is relevant or taken into account only if you have not entered a date or have only entered one date in the Fixed Start Date and Fixed Finish Date fields. 12. you can no longer change the phase type. Specify whether the phase has a Predecessor Phase in the dropdown box. 3. 2. choose the entry Release from the Change Status field. The system changes the current status from Created to Released. At the same time. 5.

. You cannot make any changes if you opened a snapshot. 1. Enter a search term in the Search Field. if required. 2.2008 Creating Additional Data for a Phase Prerequisites You have created a phase (see Creating Project Elements [Seite 32]) and are in the maintenance view of this phase on the Additional Data tab page. 3. The system also uses the search term as an additional search criterion in the search function. It is an additional search criterion in the search function for finding a phase. for example. Select the Calendar you want to use for this project. You can select the grouping of your choice. You enter the basic data for the checklist (see Creating Basic Data for a Checklist [Seite 49]).. whether all weekdays or only working days are taken into consideration. if required. the same calendar is used for the phase and the project definition. Enter a Grouping. Procedure Advanced Area .09. Process Flow . Prerequisites You created a checklist (see Creating Project Elements [Seite 32]). In the standard system.. Administration Area Here you see who created and changed the phase on which date. if required. Grouping allows you to group together phases in one category. 1. If you want to use a different calendar select it here.SAP Online Help 12. Collaboration Projects 48 . you enter all the data for the checklist. The calendar influences scheduling. . You use it to determine. See also: Creation of Data for a Phase [Seite 46] Editing Project Structures [Seite 56] Creating Data for a Checklist Purpose In this process.

7. choose the entry Release in the Change Status field. Specify persons responsible (see Persons Responsible for Project Elements [Extern]). 6. If you want to release the checklist for processing.09. you can change it. 1. You created project roles (see Creating a Project Role [Seite 97]). Procedure General Area . you can no longer change the checklist type. The description is language-dependent. Once you have released the checklist. 5. However. 4.SAP Online Help 12. The unique. You cannot delete the checklist either. as required. You check the Status Information for Project Element [Seite 257]. You create collaborations (see Creating a Collaboration [Seite 219]). You assign authorizations for the checklist (see Assigning Authorizations [Seite 245]). In the Language field (upper right-hand corner) you selected the language you want to use for creating language-dependent texts (see also Multilingual Capabilities [Seite 70]). Collaboration Projects 49 . 4. 5. Enter a name for the checklist. The name is language-dependent but you can enter a name of your choice.2008 2. 3. You must enter a checklist type before you can release a checklist. language-independent number has been entered by default. 3. You enter the additional data for the checklist (see Creating Additional Data for a Checklist [Seite 50]). You link objects with the checklist (see Creating an Object Link [Seite 158]). The checklist is now released for processing (see Editing Project Structures [Seite 56]). You cannot make any changes if you opened a snapshot. The system changes the current status from Created to Released. Select a checklist type. For more information about the status and the effects of changing the status. 2. see Status of Checklists [Seite 254]. You assign documents (see Assigning Documents and Creating Folders [Seite 198]). Enter a description.. Creating Basic Data for a Checklist Prerequisites You created a checklist (see Creating Project Elements [Seite 32]) and are in the editing view of this checklist on the Basic Data tab page (see also Opening a Project or Project Version [Seite 17]).

1. and changed the checklist and when. It is an additional search criterion in the search function for finding a checklist. Collaboration Projects 50 .SAP Online Help 12. the system uses the search term as an additional search criterion in the search function. Administration Area Here you see which checklist templates you used to create a checklist and the person responsible for the template. 2.09. created. Grouping allows you to group together checklists in one category. The system displays the extent to which the checklist can be modified in the Changeability field.2008 See also: Creating Data for a Checklist [Seite 48] Editing Project Structures [Seite 56] Creating Additional Data for a Checklist Prerequisites You have created a checklist (see Creating Project Elements [Seite 32]) and are in the maintenance view of this checklist on the Additional Data tab page. For more information. Enter a Grouping. In addition to grouping. Here you check who resolved. see Changeability [Extern]. Enter a search term in the Search Field. you enter all the data for the checklist item. 3. if required. You can select the grouping of your choice.. You cannot make any changes if you opened a snapshot. See also: Creating Data for a Checklist [Seite 48] Editing Project Structures [Seite 56] Creating Data for a Checklist Item Purpose In this process. Procedure Advanced Area . if required.

. You enter the additional data for the checklist item (see Creating Additional Data for a Checklist Item [Seite 52]). 7. You assign authorizations for the checklist item (see Assigning Authorizations [Seite 245]). Enter a Description.09. 3. Enter a Name for the checklist item. as required. 2. When you create a checklist item the system enters the sort number according to its position in the checklist. enter a sort number that lies between the sort numbers of the existing items. 3.SAP Online Help 12. 5. 6. as required. You can use the process in the evaluations. Process Flow . You link objects with the checklist item (see Creating an Object Link [Seite 158]).. You create collaborations (see Creating a Collaboration [Seite 219]). You created project roles (see Creating a Project Role [Seite 97]). Specify persons responsible (see Persons Responsible for Project Elements [Extern]). If you want to position a checklist item between two existing items. Select the Process to which the checklist item belongs. 1. 2. by default. You check the Status Information for Project Element [Seite 257]. Change the Sort Number. 1.2008 Prerequisites You created a checklist item (see Creating Project Elements [Seite 32]). A process is independent of a phase in terms of time and can extend across phase boundaries. Creating Basic Data for a Checklist Item Prerequisites You created a checklist item (see Creating Project Elements [Seite 32]) and are in the editing view of this checklist item on the Basic Data tab page (see also Opening a Project or Project Version [Seite 17]). The name is language-dependent but you can enter a name of your choice. You enter the basic data for the checklist item (see Creating Basic Data for a Checklist Item [Seite 51]). You cannot make any changes if you opened a snapshot. 4. Collaboration Projects 51 . 5. In the Language field (upper right-hand corner) you selected the language you want to use for creating language-dependent texts (see also Multilingual Capabilities [Seite 70]). 4. You assign documents (see Assigning Documents and Creating Folders [Seite 198]). Procedure General Area .

If the checklist item must be finished so that the phase to which it belongs can be approved. 3. if required. set the Mandatory indicator. 12. Procedure Advanced Area . If you want to release the checklist item for processing. 1. select the Relev. The checklist item is now released for processing (see Editing Project Structures [Seite 56]). . choose the entry Release from the Change Status field.2008 6. see Scheduling [Seite 79]. You cannot delete the checklist item now. 2.SAP Online Help The description is language-dependent.. In this case. You cannot make any changes if you opened a snapshot. 2. as required.. for App. 1. Enter a finish date. Select a constraint for the finish date. For more information about the status and the effects of changing the status. you can only complete the phase to which the checklist item belongs if the checklist item has the status Finished. The system changes the current status from Created to Released. If completion of the checklist item is mandatory. This field is only ready for input if you have chosen the Must finish on constraint. Dates Area You can also edit the dates in the graphical view [Seite 61] or in the table view [Seite 58]. Collaboration Projects 52 . indicator.09. For more information. see Status of Checklist Items [Seite 255]. See also: Creating Data for a Checklist Item [Seite 50] Confirming Checklist Items [Seite 89] Editing Project Structures [Seite 56] Creating Additional Data for a Checklist Item Prerequisites You have created a checklist item (see Creating Project Elements [Seite 32]) and are in the maintenance view of this checklist item on the Additional Data tab page. Enter a Grouping.

2008 Grouping allows you to group together checklist items in one category. if required. 3. The three FMEA fields are ready for input once the checklist item has the status Released. You check the status information for the project element [Seite 257]. Prerequisites You created a task (see Creating Project Elements [Seite 32]). The field is ready for input once the checklist item has the status Released. You assign documents (see Assigning Documents and Creating Folders [Seite 198]). Enter a value for the detection (see FMEA [Extern]). 6. See also: Creating Data for a Checklist Item [Seite 50] Editing Project Structures [Seite 56] Creation of Data for a Task Purpose In this process. You enter the additional data for the task (see Creating Additional Data for a Task [Seite 55]). 5. the system displays the product of the description. You enter the basic data for the task (see Creating Basic Data for a Task [Seite 54]). Collaboration Projects 53 . 1. 4. 4. 2. Leave the Actual Finish Date field empty. Enter a search term in the Search Field. 1. 5.SAP Online Help 12. Process Flow . The field becomes relevant once you confirm the checklist item [Seite 89].09. It is an additional search criterion in the search function for finding a checklist item. detection. Leave the Result field as it is.. 2. Administration Area Here you see who created and changed the checklist item on which date. Confirmation Area . you enter all the data for the task. You can select the grouping of your choice. Enter a value for the occurrence (see FMEA [Extern]). The field becomes relevant once you confirm the checklist item [Seite 89]. In the Risk Priority Number field. and occurrence values (see FMEA [Extern]). 4. Set the changeability [Extern] of the checklist item. Enter a value for the severity (see FMEA [Extern]).. The system also uses the search term as an additional search criterion in the search function. 3.

Select the Process to which the task belongs. In the Language field (upper right-hand corner) you selected the language you want to use for creating language-dependent texts (see also Multilingual Capabilities [Seite 70]). You created project roles (see Creating a Project Role [Seite 97]). You define the relationships of the task (see Editing the Relationship Between Tasks [Seite 78]). 6. You assign authorizations for the tasks (see Assigning Authorizations [Seite 245]). Collaboration Projects 54 . You must enter a task type before you can release a task. as required. You cannot make any changes if you opened a snapshot. 4.2008 8. When you create a task. Enter a Description. The name is language-dependent but you can enter a name of your choice. Specify persons responsible (see Persons Responsible for Project Elements [Extern]). while the actual project participants are responsible for completing the task. Procedure General Area . 3. If you want to position a task between two existing tasks. Creating Basic Data for a Task Prerequisites You created a task (see Creating Project Elements [Seite 32]) and are in the editing view of this task on the Basic Data tab page (see also Opening a Project or Project Version [Seite 17]). You enter the qualifications necessary for completing the task (see Defining Qualifications [Seite 109]). You assign the project participants who have to complete the task on the Roles tab page (see Assignment of Project Roles to Tasks [Seite 106]) or in the Resources area on the Tasks tab page (see Task Assignment [Seite 102]). You link objects with the task (see Creating an Object Link [Seite 158]). Change the Sort Number. the system enters the sort number according to the position of the task. 6. Enter a Name for the task. as required. Select a Task Type. You create collaborations (see Creating a Collaboration [Seite 219]). you can enter a person responsible on an organizational level. You can use the process in the evaluations. 5. A process is independent of a phase in terms of time and can extend across phase boundaries. 9. 1. 7. 12. for example. enter a sort number that lies between the sort numbers of the existing tasks. This person does not have to carry out the task.09.. 2.SAP Online Help 5.

You cannot delete the task either. Dates Area You can also edit the dates in the graphical view [Seite 61] or in the table view [Seite 58]. The task is now released for processing (see Editing Project Structures [Seite 56]). 4. 3. The system changes the current status from Created to Released. as required. 7. 2. see Work with Subprojects [Seite 140].09. 12. choose the entry Release from the Change Status field. See also: Creation of Data for a Task [Seite 53] Confirming Tasks [Seite 89] Creating Additional Data for a Task Prerequisites You have created a task (see Creating Project Elements [Seite 32]) and are in the maintenance view of this task on the Additional Data tab page. If you want to release the task for processing.2008 8.SAP Online Help The description is language-dependent. Select constraints. 1. For more information about the status and the effects of changing the status. see Status of Tasks [Seite 254]. you can no longer change the task type. Once you have released the task.. The fields are only ready for input if you selected the Must start on or Must finish on constraint. The field is relevant or taken into account only if you have not entered a date or have only entered one date in the Fixed Start Date and Fixed Finish Date fields. For more information. Enter a subproject. For more information. Enter a start date and a finish date. . Enter a Duration. see Scheduling [Seite 79]. Collaboration Projects 55 . as required. Otherwise the system calculates the duration automatically. as required. Select the Calendar you want to use for this task.

1. Enter the work you have planned for the completion of the task. It is an additional search criterion in the search function for finding a task. The system also uses the search term as an additional search criterion in the search function. They are ready for input once the task has the status Released. select the Relev.09. 2. You can use this information in the evaluations. Enter a search term in the Search Field. 5. and choose a unit from the dropdown box. If you are in change mode. Tasks that are milestones can be identified by the icon in the graphical view. If the task must be completed so that the phase to which it belongs can be approved. 3. if required. Set the Milestone indicator if the task is a milestone. See also: Creation of Data for a Task [Seite 53] Editing Project Structures [Seite 56] Editing Project Structures Collaboration Projects 56 . Grouping allows you to group together tasks in one category. for App. you can only complete the phase to which the task belongs if the task has the status Completed.SAP Online Help 12. Administration Area Here you see who created and changed the task on which date. Confirmation Area The fields in this area only become relevant once you confirm a task [Seite 89]. You can select the grouping of your choice. These icon in the structure tree of the table and graphical tasks can be identified by the view if you are in display mode. 6. In this case. the icon is used. 4. Procedure Advanced Area . if required.2008 You cannot make any changes if you opened a snapshot. indicator. set the Mandatory indicator.. If the task must be completed urgently. The work you enter for subtasks does not depend on the work for the superior task: The work for all tasks is additive. Enter a Grouping.

graphical view. or multi-project monitor. for example. To display the rest of the structure above the selected element again afterwards. when you change from the detail view to the table view or when you mark the project element as a focus object. for example. choose Position to position the structure tree in such a way that a selected project element appears at the top. This function is only available if you are in a checklist because checklist items can only be found below checklists. To get a clearer view. Example You have cut a checklist item and want to paste it somewhere else.2008 General Functions for Editing Project Structures If you have administration authorization for a project. you can cut.SAP Online Help 12. we recommend that you only expand the project elements or subtrees in the structure tree that you require for immediate editing because the response time of the system increases with the number of expanded project elements. Each pushbutton is only active if it is possible to carry out the function for the project element you are processing in the structure. For more information. If you have fully or almost fully expanded the project structure. switching to the detail view. see SAP Note 976787. the time the system requires for each further action. copy.09. End of the recommendation. End of the example. table view. and paste project elements using the appropriate pushbuttons when editing project structures. Recommendation When working with large projects. You can paste the selected project element multiple times but the selection is reset when you change views. you can scroll to the top of the structure. Process Basic Functions Recording Changes Archiving Graphical View Multilingual Capabilities Printing an Object Lock Logic Table View Workflow Project Planning Editing a Project Element Deletion of Objects Editing the Relationship Between Tasks Scheduling Collaboration Projects 57 . may increase.

SAP Online Help Releasing Project Elements Import and Export of Data 12. Here you can enter and edit the following project data.09. for editing projects. depending on which initial view you are in: Initial View Projects Templates Approvals Finish date constraint and finish date Responsible role Responsible resource Status Priority Grouping Search field Process Milestone indicator Relevant for Approval indicator Mandatory indicator Modifiable Data Name Start date constraint and start date Collaboration Projects 58 .2008 Confirmation Confirming Checklist Items Confirming Tasks Basic Functions Table View Use A table view is available in addition to a graphical view and a detail view.

Collaboration Projects 59 . and objects are assigned to the project elements of the current project. or checklist item for editing. For more information. You cannot make any changes if you opened a snapshot. and objects of the project element on a given level. task. you see here how many documents. Prerequisites You opened a project. collaborations. Features Along with other data.09.SAP Online Help 12.2008 Tasks Name Percentage complete Work Start date constraint and start date Finish date constraint and finish date Status Priority Grouping Search field Process Milestone indicator Relevant for Approval indicator Mandatory indicator Checklist items Name Result Finish date constraint and finish date Status Priority Grouping Search field Process Mandatory indicator You can display additional or customer-defined columns in the table view. collaborations. The number refers only to the corresponding documents. see SAP Note 972339. template. and not the lower-level elements.

change the design of the table) Modify print versions (for example. you can branch to the detail view. printing. 1. Personalizing the Table View . 2. collaborations. Save your entries. such as setting the filter.09. or objects.. such as create. Make the required changes. 4. change the format of the paper) Since the list view cannot display a structure. Choose which columns are to be visible in the table and the order in which the system is to display them.. 3. Features In the list view. and exporting. you can do the following by choosing the Settings link: Add or remove columns Sort columns Define filters for the individual columns Adjust the table display (for example. Working with the Table View Opening the Table View . sorting. by positioning your mouse pointer on it and choosing Expand Subtree. Expand a project element as required. choose Table in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.2008 By clicking the number of documents. in which you can use the standard functions of the ABAP List Viewer (ALV) in addition. 1. To open the tabular project view. List View Use You can switch from the table view to a list view. Collaboration Projects 60 . See also: Working with the Table View [Seite 60] . 2.SAP Online Help 12. you cannot perform any actions here that change the structure. Click the secondary mouse button..

You can change the order of the other columns using drag and drop and you can change the width of all columns. If you want to create a title for the printout.09. the system automatically positions the calendar in such a way that the start of the project element appears at the left edge. The Print Preview button allows you to set print parameters and display the current appearance of the graphic for printing. Features General Functions You can choose which view of the calendar you want the system to display in the graphic from the View dropdown box. The setting you make is automatically saved and applies the next time you call the graphic. You can obtain information about the project element by positioning your mouse on the bar. End of the note. In the table part of the graphic. the linked SAP objects are displayed as separate bars. you can change the header of the graphical view.SAP Online Help 12. Expand to Level 2). The changes are automatically saved for your user. Collaboration Projects 61 . you can create relationships between two tasks. lengthening. The Navigate button allows you to specify the section of the project you want the graphic to display. The view does not contain the dates from the object links. By moving. the system automatically uses the calendar view that best suits the duration of the project. In the standard system. You can also specify in the user settings which columns are displayed in the table part of the graphic. template. Note You cannot make any changes if you opened a snapshot. If you selected the Overview view.2008 Graphical View Along with the table view and the detail view. You can restrict the expansion of the subtrees to certain levels by selecting the required level in the Expand Subtree dropdown box (for example. the column with the project hierarchy is always displayed on the left. Prerequisites You opened a project. or checklist item for editing. When you select a project element in the structure. The system expands all subtrees of the project structure in the structure tree by default. or shortening the bar. as well as the duration of a project element. task. You use the Print button to print the current project. a graphical view is available in the form of a Gantt chart for you to use when processing projects. you can change the start and finish dates. the entire duration of the project and all displayed rows are printed. Display If you use object links and have specified a date type in the user settings. Furthermore.

Changing the duration here has the same effect as changing the duration in the detail view. Checklists do not appear in the graphic. Checklist items are marked by Item). Collaboration Projects 62 . as described above. End of the note. These are displayed in red unless they have already been marked as milestones. the system updates the start date of the project element when it moves it. Tasks with duration 0 are represented in the same way in the graphic as tasks with duration 1. When you move a project element. End of the example. If the task is only part of the critical path due to the must start on or must finish on constraints. If you use the constraints finish no earlier than or finish no later than.09. Example The following constraints are defined for a task: Must start on January 26 and finish no later than March 11. you can only adjust the duration in line with the constraints that are set. for example. You can reduce the duration of the task. the system permits a maximum of the duration specified by the constraint on the finish date. If both constraints are set.SAP Online Help Tasks you marked as milestones are indicated by (Milestone). You can change the duration within the time frame of the constraint dates. duration 46 days. the system updates the start date and the finish date of the project element when it moves it. If the constraint must start on is set. When you increase the duration of a task.2008 Tasks whose buffer is less than or equal to 0 are part of the critical path. You can determine the percentage complete of a task by looking at the degree to which the corresponding bar in the graphic is filled. the system updates the finish date of the project element when it moves it. You can move a project element without changing the duration by placing the mouse pointer on the bar and moving the bar to the left or right holding down the mouse button. The system calculates the duration of the project element automatically from the start and finish dates. If the constraints must start on or must finish on are set for the start and finish dates. the system automatically sets the constraint must start on if the constraint must finish on has not already been set. (Checklist Editing Project Elements You can change the duration by selecting the date bar and lengthening or shortening it whilst holding down the mouse button. you can only adjust the duration by changing the constraint dates. 12. it is displayed in yellow. to 30 days. Note If the constraint must finish on is set.

phases.SAP Online Help 12. projects. the system also takes checklist references into account. Hold the Alt key down and pull a joining line from the predecessor to the successor. or tasks. choose one of the following options: o Choose the Create Relationship node in the context menu of the bar that is to be the predecessor in the relationship and pull the joining line to the start of the successor with the mouse button held down. detail view. 2. 4. you can change the link type in the context menu of the relationship. for example. Select the object types you want to include. You can create a relationship. Open a project. and system status. the system only filters the checklist by the condition project element name. Since mirrored tasks do not have all the attributes of a task. time frame. from the table view. The system then filters the project element you selected along with its lower-level elements. Procedure 1. End of the note. Collaboration Projects 63 . You can use the standard wildcard characters here.09. To do this. the system also takes mirrored tasks into account. The system does not differentiate between upper and lower case. Select the project element you want to filter with its lower-level elements.2008 You can also change the dates by selecting a project element in the structure and choosing Specify Dates or by setting the constraints and dates in the table part of the graphical view. or graphical view. Activities To open the graphical view. choose Graphic. for example. If you set the filter for the object type checklist. the system only filters the task by the conditions project element name. Choose Set Filter. Here. To delete a relationship. The character * represents any character string and the character + stands for any character. use the context menu or choose Remove. 3. You can call the filter function from all views in the cProjects application. o After creation. Setting the Filter You can set a filter with certain conditions for project elements. Note If you set the filter for the object type tasks. from the tree structure. Enter a generic character string as the project element name. The type of relationship can only be changed once the link to the subsequent task has been created.

You can use the search help to do this by searching for the person or business partner by their role. 13. Choose Apply to start the filter function. Select the responsible project role type you require. xyz". user. for example. or "proj. The system then displays the following fields that you can use to define additional filter conditions: Milestone Task Type Collaboration Projects 64 . the system shows attributes that you can only set for tasks. select a person or business partner who is responsible for the project elements to be filtered. 10. End of the example. Note The filter condition time frame is not relevant to checklists or checklist references because these project elements do not have any dates. the system shows attributes that you can only set for these two object types.SAP Online Help 12. You can use the standard wildcard characters here. Select one or more values for the status. 12. 11. The dropdown list contains system statuses and customer statuses from the status profiles that are used in the project structure. 9. The system uses the earliest or latest dates that are defined in the user settings to calculate the start and finish dates. 5. The character * represents any character string and the character + stands for any character. Under Responsible. "Project A". the system resets the filter to the initial conditions. If you set the filter for tasks and/or checklist items. the system filters by all project elements whose names start with "Proj". End of the note. Enter a generic character string for the group and search field.2008 Example If you enter Proj*. 7. 8. The system then displays the following fields that you can use to define additional filter conditions: Process Mandatory Relevant for Approval If you set the filter for tasks. as required. The system does not differentiate between upper and lower case. The filter result then contains all the project elements whose responsible role belongs to the project role type selected here. Select a start and finish date for the time frame. 6.09. or name. Choose Cancel if you do not want to start the filter function. Select one or more values for the priority. If you choose Reset Filter. "Project B". Select one or more values for the criticality level. The system then displays all projects in the filter result whose time frame (calculated start date to calculated finish date) is partly or completely within the time frame specified.

the system displays the non-filtered view with all project elements again. the system displays them in a list box.. 4. Choose Set Filter. You can further restrict the result as required by choosing Set Filter again.. Collaboration Projects 65 . The filter function applies to the same project elements as were previously filtered: the project element you originally selected along with its lower-level elements. r ult ox Choose Apply if y o w ant t ous e the s u elec ted conditi ons f or t he curr ent filter. The defined filters are user-specific. You can use the filter function in the ALV list to restrict the result further if necessary. You can define and save multiple filters. You can return to the table view from the ALV list by choosing Structure View. Choose Canc el if y u wan t o ret urn o yo ur c u ent filte condi tio and d not w an t o ap ply th e saved c onditi ns. Choose Prop ertie s if y ou want t o di pl ay th efilte r d es . If you have already saved more than one filter. Choose Apply if you want to use the selected conditions for the current filter. o t t rr r ns o t o Changing Filters 1. . 5. the filter result is displayed within the Gantt chart. If you choose Delete Filter or you go to the detail view or table view. Choose Cancel if you want to return to your current filter conditions and do not want to apply the saved conditions. A dialog box appears. s crip tion o t he S ave as D efa S etting che ckb . The system copies the current settings and displays them. the system displays them in a list box. Select or c nge th s elect e filt er conditio ns. Choose Save A s. Saving the Filter You can save the filter conditions you set so that you can use them again by default. ha e d The system copies the current settings and displays them. It does not apply to the project element currently selected in the filter result. 2. t t y Choose O to s avet he filt er K . Choose Save. the system displays them in a list box.2008 Result If you called the filter from the detail view or table view. 3. Enter a de riptio nof the filt r . If you have already saved more than one filter. Select the filter that you want to change.09. Choose Set Filter. The system retains the previous filter conditions. 6. the filter result is displayed as an ALV list in a popup. Choose Setting s. If you have already saved more than one filter. sc e Select th eS ave as Def ault Se tting c h eck box ify ou w an t o us e his filter b d efault. If you called the filter from the graphical view (Gantt chart). which you can refine. If you have defined a filter. Change the filter conditions as required. Procedure Defining Filters Choose Set Filt er. the system displays the Delete Filter button on the result screen and you can use this to reset the filter conditions..SAP Online Help Percentage Complete 12. Deleting Filters 1.

09. 6. Select a print template. Delete the filter. 4. the system always uses these filter conditions when you use the filter function. Select a language. Choose Print. 4. Collaboration Projects 66 . 1. Prerequisites Your system administrator defined a print template for the object. Note 12. Workflow Use cProjects offers you a workflow function when you make certain changes to project elements. Integration The workflow is linked to a recorded change [Seite 73] or a change in status (see Status Management [Seite 250]). The Adobe Acrobat Reader® or the corresponding plug-in is installed. 3. Choose Settings. Change the print options for the individual objects. 5. Procedure . Printing an Object Use You can print objects in cProjects using the printing functions in the Adobe Acrobat Reader®.. 2. Select the filter that you want to delete. You have authorization to edit or display the object. as required. Print the document. Choose Preview. or options by choosing Print Parameters. End of the note. This applies to all sessions. You can change the print template.SAP Online Help 2. language.2008 If a filter is set as default. You opened an object to edit or display. The system formats the template and displays it in Adobe Acrobat Reader®. 3.

SAP Online Help 12. Alerts Use Alerts [Extern] are sent in the following project situations: Once all the tasks in a checklist item have been completed or once all the checklist items in a checklist have been finished. The e-mail contains a link to the corresponding project element.09. or if a phase is ready to be approved. For more information. see the “Features” section of the following topics: Work with Subprojects [Seite 140] Work with Mirrored Tasks [Seite 142] Work with Programs [Seite 144] Your system administrator can configure the system so that one or more persons responsible receive an alert message if there is a threshold value violation for one of the following objects: Project element Object link Assignment Staffing Business partner Project participant In addition. The alert recipient depends on the type of inter-project link. the person responsible for the checklist item or checklist receives an alert message informing him or her of this. Alerts are sent if you create an inter-project link in Multi-Project Management. Furthermore. If required. your system administrator can make other workflows available. the person responsible for processing it receives a message by e-mail that the project element needs to be processed. you receive an e-mail informing you if changes have been made to a project element for which you are responsible.2008 Features You can use the workflow function for the following project elements when the status is changed : Tasks Checklist items Phases Projects Once the project leader releases one of these elements. alerts can be sent for project elements and object links if the severity has been set manually or if a threshold value violation exists for a subobject. Collaboration Projects 67 .

. see SAP Service Marketplace at service.com/instguides Installation and Upgrade Guides mySAP Business Suite Solutions mySAP PLM in the section entitled “Making Settings for Alerts”. . If not known: all responsible staffing managers or candidate managers of the organizational unit assigned to the staffing process For all other statuses: Project lead Business partner Project participant Project lead See recipient for staffing Collaboration Projects 68 . see Evaluations [Seite 231].2008 For more information on severities and threshold value violations. Project versions and templates do not trigger alerts.sap.SAP Online Help 12. Integration Sending alerts does not depend on the status of an object. For more information.. 1. Prerequisites You system administrator made the necessary settings for sending alert messages. Task responsible 2.09. Features The following information applies to alerts triggered by threshold value violations and severities. If there is no person responsible for the task: the project lead Staffing If the staffing process has the status In Process: Staffing manager or responsible candidate manager if known. Determining the Recipient The following table shows which recipients receive alerts for different objects: Object Project definition Phase Task Checklist Checklist item Object link Assignment Alert Recipient Project lead Phase responsible and decision maker Task responsible and persons who staff the project roles for this task Checklist responsible Checklist item responsible Person responsible for project element that the object link belongs to.

09.2008 If a user is assigned to the business partner. Assignment Business partner Task or project role depending on the secondary object type Project definition. Content and Language of an Alert Message An alert contains a standard message which informs you of the reason for the alert. Resources tab page The system selects the relevant project role automatically. the system uses this user’s e-mail address. it does not send an alert. If the business partner’s user does not have an address. When you open the object. Resources tab page The language of an alert message depends on how the alert is sent: Collaboration Projects 69 . the system checks whether you have authorization for this object. Staffing Project definition. A user who sets a severity manually does not receive an alert. the system cannot send an e-mail even if you have specified an e-mail address for the business partner. Resources tab page The system selects the relevant project role automatically.SAP Online Help 12. Your system administrator can make certain changes using the DPR_ALERTS BAdI. If the system cannot determine a recipient that meets these requirements. Object Links tab page The system selects the relevant object link automatically. Project participant Project definition. This could be: A threshold value violation that was checked automatically A threshold value that was set manually An aggregation of the threshold value violations of a lower-level project element You can open the object in question via a link. The system only uses the business partner’s e-mail address if no user has been assigned to the business partner. for example. specify a different recipient. The following table shows where each of the links leads to: Object Project element Object link Target of the URL Current project element Project element that the object link belongs to.

without creating a lock conflict. the system also locks the phase. the language is the same as the language from the user master data. One of these text languages is the default language [Extern]. the system also locks the project definition. You can continue to edit all other project elements at this stage: If the individual approval causes the status of the approval to change. Time at which the Alert Is Sent Alerts are checked and sent each time you save the project or create an evaluation. If the approval causes the status of the phase to change. all dependent elements are locked. or control plan templates. If no language has been entered here. the original language of the current project applies. This enables multiple decision makers to process their individual approvals simultaneously.09. You can edit tasks and checklist items in parallel. This enables the project lead. If no language has been entered or if this language has not been installed. project. the system uses the language of the relevant business partner. Prerequisites You defined text languages in Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Specify Text Languages. If you are editing a task or a checklist item in a project. the logon language applies. You can continue to edit the project definition and other phases provided that you do not make any changes to them that also affect the locked phase. for example. Lock Logic Use cProjects supports efficient execution of projects by using the following lock logic: When you edit a project all dependent project elements are locked. you also lock the phase that the project element belongs to. Collaboration Projects 70 . to plan the dates for the whole project. for example. This allows multiple users to confirm various tasks or checklist items in the system at the same time. If you process an individual approval. You can only enter texts in cProjects in these languages. If you edit checklist. Multilingual Capabilities Use cProjects distinguishes between application languages [Extern] and text languages [Extern]. If the alert is sent to the e-mail address of the business partner.2008 If you send an alert to a user name. you only lock the approval that the individual approval belongs to. Not all application languages are text languages.SAP Online Help 12.

The system transfers the texts in all existing languages. The following texts in cProjects are language-dependent: Project element name Project element description Name of responsible project role If no texts exist in the text language currently set. the system provides an original language [Extern]. or checklist template with a template. the checklist template can contain project elements for which no text has been entered in the original language of the project. or checklist templates.2008 Application Language You can log on to cProjects in various languages. the corresponding text fields are blank. project template.09. the text fields are blank. the system copies the texts in the original language of the checklist template when it resolves the reference. the object is opened in the default language. If no texts exist in the default language. Original language If you open several objects with different original languages. Original language when creating objects without a template If you create a project. saplanguage=DE). the system sets the default language. You can also select an original language of your choice. they are opened in the logon language provided that this is a permitted text language. the original language of the project is English and the checklist template only contains German texts. the German texts are copied and are displayed for both the text language German and text language English. If. Original language when creating objects with a template If you create a project. the user settings in the back-end system apply. Text Language You can enter the texts for a project in any of the languages you specified in Customizing. simulation version. for example. If the checklist template has a different original language to the project. If the logon language is not a permitted text language. The original language applies to the whole project or template – all project elements have the same original language. you can use the appropriate pushbutton to specify that the original language of the template is also the original language for the new project or template. project templates. Otherwise the same conditions apply as for creating objects without a template. project template. The system first attempts to determine the application language using the language parameter in the cProjects URL (for example. If no parameter has been specified in the URL. Collaboration Projects 71 . When you create projects. the system sets the logon language as the original language. the original language of the project also becomes the original language for the checklist and the checklist elements. You cannot change the original language once the objects have been created. the system uses the language settings in your browser to determine the application language. Resolving checklist references in operational projects When you resolve checklist references. Opening objects In the user settings you make the default setting for whether you want to open objects in the logon language or in the original language: Logon language If the logon language is not a permitted text language. If this language is not permitted. or checklist template without a template and the logon language is a permitted text language. the default language is used.SAP Online Help 12. If no language has been entered there either. If this is the case.

See also: Using Language-Dependent Functions [Seite 72] Using Language-Dependent Functions Changing the Logon Language . Show the original text by choosing Original Language. The system displays the original text in a special area. b. Proceed as follows in the Microsoft® Internet Explorer: . a. Choose Tools Internet Options Languages. 1. Entering and Translating Language-Dependent Texts If you want to create or display texts in a different language. 4. Add the language you require to the list. Check whether your cProjects URL contains a language parameter (for example.SAP Online Help Required-entry-field check for language-dependent fields 12.. If so. If your cProjects URL does not contain a language parameter. d. you must first exit the application and log on again before the new settings take effect. The system hides the Original Language pushbutton. choose the required language in the maintenance view of an object from the Language dropdown box (upper right-hand corner). 2. For more information.09. Translate the text in the General area. Collaboration Projects 72 . Close the original text by choosing No Display from the Language dropdown box in the area where the original text is located. change the logon language using the language settings in your browser. If you want to translate the language-dependent text in a project element into another language. If you are already logged on.. proceed as follows: . 3. the system only checks whether you made the entries in the original language with which the project was opened. see Multilingual Capabilities [Seite 70]. Select the target language in the Language field. saplanguage=DE). Move the language you want to log on in to the first position in the list. Note that the browser language then only applies if the URL does not specify a language. You cannot edit this text. If you change the language afterwards. c.. use this parameter to change the language (for example. We recommend that you use the URL parameter if you want to change the language for a short amount of time and adjust your browser settings if you need to change the language long term. 1. to sap-language=EN). the system does not carry out any more checks. 2.2008 Here.

for projects. such as notes for a staffing.2008 Recording Changes cProjects provides you with a means of recording changes that you can activate for the following objects: Checklist templates Project templates Projects Control plans Control plan templates Integration The change documents trigger a workflow. You need administration authorization for an object to be able to see the changes recorded for the object. Collaboration Projects 73 . and project roles. by choosing Activate Change Documents. Caution Change documents with long text fields. but also records the changes to dependent objects such as the phases. checklists. Prerequisites Your system administrator has activated the recording changes option for the individual objects in Customizing for Collaboration Projects. for example. are not displayed on the Change Documents tab page.SAP Online Help 12.09. You have selected the Display Change Documents indicator in the user settings on the General tab page. the system not only records changes you make to the project itself. Features If the option for recording changes is active for an object. You can display a selection of the changes made within a certain period of time for all project elements as well as for checklist templates and project templates. If. approvals. you want to record changes to project roles. For example. This function is on the Change Documents tab page. End of the caution. changes you make to dependent objects are also recorded. the recording option must be active for projects.

see Printing an Object [Seite 66]. The project or template then no longer exists in the database. Features You save a note by saving the project. you can only delete projects and templates by archiving them first.2008 Archiving Use You are not allowed to delete a project or template that has been released within the cProjects application. you can grant a user read authorization for an archived project at a later point in time. Your system administrator carries out archiving.SAP Online Help 12. You can call it from the favorites list directly.09. checklist. Notes Use This function is available for all project elements and for resources on the Notes tab page. If you add a project to your favorites list before you archive it. Prerequisites You have change authorization for the project element or resource. it remains in your favorites list after archiving. You can only flag templates for archiving that have the status Obsolete. but can be read from the archive for display purposes. For more information. To display a project that was already archived. You can only flag projects for archiving that have the status Completed or Canceled. set the To Be Archived status. you only flag a project in cProjects for archiving. Activities To flag a project for archiving. If you have granted authorizations to user groups or organizations in an archived project. From the status Released onwards. call it by choosing it from the search [Seite 26] (search using Archive) result list or the favorites list. you must have read authorization for the archived object. As the user. and control plan templates. Prerequisites To display a project or a template that has already been archived. Features You can archive projects as well as project. The system saves the text with your name. by assigning the user to a user group or organization that holds read authorization for the archived project. You can also print all notes saved for a project element. and the date and time it was created. Collaboration Projects 74 . You can also add an archived project listed in a search result list to your favorites list.

Go to the Additional Data tab page. . The checklist items. Editing a Task When you start to edit a task. 3. The entire project or the entire phase with all dependent objects is thereby protected from changes. Project Planning Editing a Project Element Prerequisites You opened a project element you want to edit and are on the Basic Data tab page. Save your data. 1. 2. The system changes the status [Seite 250] of the project element to Locked. The system changes the status and sets the result to Not Relevant for the checklist item... Choose Lock from the Change Status dropdown box.. 3. and if required.09. approvals of the locked project element no longer appear in the project list or under My Approvals in the initial view. Procedure Locking a Project Definition and Phase You can lock a project definition or a phase even if it has the status Created. The system changes the status to In Process. Collaboration Projects 75 . 1. If you want to reset the status. Choose Set for Processing from the Change Status dropdown box. Save your data. 2.2008 You can change the note if you have not already saved the project. You can no longer make entries in any of the fields. Enter an actual start date in the Confirmation area. 1. For more information about the effects of changing the status. Once you have saved. choose the Reset ‘Not Relevant’ entry. 3. see Status of Checklists [Seite 254] and Status of Checklist Items [Seite 255]. you cannot make any more changes to it. .SAP Online Help 12. Choose Set ‘Not Relevant’ from the Change Status dropdown box. You can unlock the project by choosing Unlock. you want to document the progress of your work in the system. The project element you want to edit has been released. tasks. 2. Setting a Checklist and Checklist Item to Not Relevant .

Once you have completed the task. Enter values in the Percentage Complete field and Confirmation field on a regular basis. Prerequisites Object Project element [Seite 12] Prerequisites The project element still has the status Created The project element and the superior project element (if one exists) are not locked For checklist items: the checklist item is changeable [Extern] You have administration authorization for the project element Document [Seite 198] The document has the status In Process The document is not locked The document is not checked out by another user The project element to which the document is assigned meets the prerequisites for deletion You have write authorization for the document Template [Seite 36] The template still has the status Created The template is not locked You have administration authorization for the template Collaboration Projects 76 . Now you can confirm the task [Seite 89].2008 4. Integration In order to delete an object. enter the actual finish date. 5. These prerequisites are influenced by the status [Seite 250] and the lock logic [Seite 70] of the object and the authorizations [Seite 242] you have for the object. Deletion of Objects Use You use this function to delete objects without having to set a deletion flag.09. certain prerequisites must be met.SAP Online Help 12.

tool. The individual approval has not been granted or rejected yet The approval for the phase is not complete yet You have administration authorization for the approval Activities The following table shows you how and where you can delete various objects: Object to be deleted Project element Where you must be located In the editing view of a project What you must do Select the project element in the structure tree and choose Delete Select the document in the document folder and choose Delete Select the template and choose Delete Select the collaboration and choose Delete Link Select the link and choose Delete Document In the editing view of a project on the Documents tab page In the editing view of a template In the editing view of a project on the Collaborations tab page In the editing view of a project on the Objects tab page Template Collaboration Object link Collaboration Projects 77 . You cannot delete a control plan itself.09. However. The control plan still has the status Created The control plan is not locked The project element to which the control plan belongs is not locked and not completed You have administration authorization for the control plan Individual approval or decision maker [Seite 237] You have not yet begun the approval. or characteristic of a control plan.2008 Collaboration [Seite 219] The project element to which the collaboration belongs is not locked and not completed/finished You have write authorization for the collaboration Object link [Seite 157] The project element to which the object link belongs is not locked and not completed/finished You have write authorization for the object link Process step. your system administrator can set up the system so that you can still delete individual approvals after the approval process has begun.SAP Online Help 12.

or characteristics of a control plan version Individual approval or decision maker In the editing view of a control plan version In the editing view of a phase on the Approval tab page Decision Maker Select the element you want to delete in the overview and choose Delete Select the individual approval and choose Delete Editing the Relationship Between Tasks Use You specify how tasks within a project are related to one another by creating links between the tasks: You can create links between tasks at the same level of the project structure or between tasks at different levels of the project structure. 3. A number of different link types are available. 1. in the dropdown box. Select a task and a link type. 7. you have selected the Relationship tab page. If there are no tasks at the same level as the task you want to link or if all tasks at the same level are already linked to this task. Choose Edit. Save your entries. To remove a predecessor or successor from the list. select the task from the project structure by choosing Find. 5. Prerequisites You are in the detailed view of a project and in the structure tree [Seite 41] you have selected the task for which you want to edit or enter relationships. Select the calendar you want to use for the relationship. Choose Task (Same Level) or Task (Any Level). 6. Choose Predecessor or Successor. choose Delete. For links between tasks at any level. 4. You can also create relationships with all four link types in the graphical view [Seite 61].2008 Process steps.SAP Online Help 12. 2. In the detail view. For links between tasks at the same level. Enter the time interval that should be between the two tasks. The links have a time interval which can also be a negative value. Procedure . The system enters the task in the corresponding table. The relationship influences the scheduling [Seite 79] of the project.. the field is not ready for input. Collaboration Projects 78 . 8. you can choose from all possible tasks and tasks that have not yet been linked.09. tools.

The system calculates the finish date from the remaining project data during scheduling. You can enter a duration for project definitions. for example. you require administration authorization.09. Prerequisites You specified a scheduling type in Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Define Project Types. if task dates are outside the time frame of phases during top-down scheduling. for example. You can enter phase dates that overlap as well as task dates or checklist item dates that are outside the phase dates.2008 Scheduling Use When you schedule a project you must take many factors into consideration. and create a calendar. Features General You can enter fixed dates for the project elements. for example. You can schedule each project element individually. the dates of the dependent project elements (lower-level elements and linked elements) are taken into account and also scheduled. and tasks. The time unit for the duration of project elements is Day. In order to change attributes that influence dates and to carry out scheduling. specify the time frame of execution (see Editing the Relationship Between Tasks [Seite 78]). Checklist items do not have a duration or a start date and you can only enter a fixed date for the planned finish. phases. for example. the system offers you a scheduling function. The system uses messages to inform you of any conflict situations during scheduling. the system sets the current date as the start date. When the dates are scheduled. specified by the customer Empirical values. The system informs you if the dates overlap by displaying messages in the log. If you do not enter fixed dates for the project. For each project type. you can choose whether you want to use bottom-up scheduling or top-down scheduling.SAP Online Help 12. The finish date field remains empty. such as: Basic dates for the project and individual phases. Confirmed dates for tasks and checklist items (see Confirming Tasks [Seite 89] and Confirming Checklist Items [Seite 89]) To meet these requirements. for the duration of phases and tasks Dependencies between tasks which. Collaboration Projects 79 . fixed dates for the planned start and the planned finish. You can also edit dates in the table view [Seite 58] and the graphical view [Seite 61].

and have priority over links to other tasks. taking into account their links. To do so. the system no longer automatically calculates the dates of the lower-level project elements. After releasing a project element. Once you release the project. duration. checklist items. Determining Dates You can define the earliest or latest calculated dates as fixed dates in phases. and fixed dates. Tasks are not taken into account.09. The dates of the tasks of a phase are calculated on the basis of the dates of the phase. fixed dates. from the finish date of the phase or project.2008 Dependencies The system calculates the start and finish dates of the project elements (for checklist items only finish dates) in earliest and latest position: Dates in the earliest position are determined by forward scheduling starting from the start date of the project definition. The system recalculates once you perform the next action in the system (for example. thereby preventing dates from being changed when scheduling is carried out again. The dates of the tasks that belong to a checklist item are calculated based on the dates of the phase or project to which the checklist item belongs. In scheduling. Scheduling Types Provided that a project element has the status Created. using the dates from the higher-level tasks. The dates of the subtasks are calculated in the same way. if you change to a new tab page or save your data) or choose Enter on your keyboard. Bottom-Up Scheduling The dates of a project element are calculated from the dates of the lower-level project elements. duration. it only does this if you call scheduling manually [Seite 81]. as well as the fixed dates. fixed dates have priority over outline dates specified by the higher-level project element. Top-Down Scheduling The dates of the phases are calculated on the basis of the dates of the project definition. choose the Earliest Dates and Latest Dates pushbuttons located in the detail view of the relevant project element on the Basic Data tab page. and tasks. the system automatically schedules only the project elements that still have the status Created.SAP Online Help 12. taking into account their order. This takes into account the order and the duration. If you make changes to a project element below a released project element. if any exist. Dates in the latest position are determined by backward scheduling starting from the finish date. the dates of this project element and its dependent elements are recalculated automatically when you make date-relevant changes to a dependent project element. only thedates of this one project element are recalculated. Collaboration Projects 80 . and actual dates. The dates of the checklist items are determined from the latest finish date of the assigned tasks. or if no tasks have been assigned.

you enter "Start no earlier than" as the start date constraint for the task and 06. the postponement of the finish date of the task means that the finish date of the phase is adjusted accordingly. and if top-down scheduling takes place. You cannot specify any other constraints or enter any dates.30 in a single year. However. Earliest possible Latest possible Example You create a task in a phase that lasts from 01. The duration of the task is 30 days. Therefore. If bottom-up scheduling takes place.15 due to delivery dates. Prerequisites You are in the editing view of a project element you want to schedule. the start date and finish date of the project element are determined by scheduling. The following constraints are considered to be fixed dates in scheduling: Must start on Must finish on The following constraint types are also available: Start no earlier than Finish no earlier than Start no later than Finish no later than When the following constraints are used. it reports that the finish date of the task conflicts with the finish date of the phase.01.09. the system carries out scheduling automatically when you carry out the next action in the system or choose Enter.SAP Online Help 12. The dates are not calculated automatically either if you have selected the Scheduling Only Manually indicator in your user settings [Seite 28]. scheduling no longer takes place automatically for this project element because the system presumes that the dates are fixed from this point onwards and can only be changed in exceptional situations. This task cannot start earlier than 06. Scheduling Manually Use When you enter dates for a project element. Collaboration Projects 81 .2008 Time Constraints Use You can define constraints for when a project element should start and finish. once you have released the project element. The system takes this date constraint into account. You have administration authorization for this project element and for its dependent project elements (lower-level elements and linked elements that are scheduled together with the current element). to 06.15 as the start date.

If you want to release a phase. checklist type. Choose Schedule. Save the changes. phase type. The first phase of the project is released. See also: Scheduling [Seite 79] Releasing Project Elements Use Once you have entered the basic data for a project element and want to start processing it. you have to release the project element for processing. The lower-level project elements are no longer scheduled automatically. Procedure . You only have to release a project element manually if the prerequisites for the release were not met. You cannot change the project type.2008 If you do not have the necessary authorization for the dependent project elements. the project it belongs to and the predecessor phase must both have already been released. or task type for projects. all project elements below the project definition are automatically released once the higher-level project element is released.. 1. As a rule.09.SAP Online Help 12. Phase: The phase is released for processing. and tasks. Features The manual or automatic release of individual project elements has the following consequences: Project definition: The project is released for processing (see Editing Project Structures [Seite 56]). Prerequisites You entered a project type. checklists. 2. The project is no longer scheduled automatically. This is also true if the higher-level element was released automatically. Collaboration Projects 82 . The system calculates the dates of the selected project element as well as the dependent project elements again. phases. the start dates of this element apply as fixed dates in scheduling.

SAP Online Help 12. choose the entry Release from the Change Status dropdown box in the editing view of this project element in the General area on the Basic Data tab page. The lower-level checklist items are released for processing. You cannot change the checklist type. Checklist item: The checklist item is released for processing. After the export.09. Task: The task is released for processing (see Confirming Tasks [Seite 89]). You cannot change the task type. Any existing checklist references are resolved. Import and Export of Data Export to Microsoft Project (Client) [Seite 83] Export to Microsoft Project (Server) [Seite 85] Export to an XML File [Seite 86] Importing of Project Data [Seite 87] Export to Microsoft Project (Client) You can export a project or version in cProjects to Microsoft Project (Client). Activities To release a project element manually.2008 You cannot change the phase type. Checklist: The checklist is released for processing. The subtasks are released for processing. you can use all the functions available in Microsoft Project. Save the project. The subtasks and lower-level checklists are released for processing. Note Collaboration Projects 83 . The subtasks are released for processing. You cannot move the phase or insert another phase ahead of it.

If you have set the finish constraint in cProjects. Since Microsoft Project carries out its own scheduling. the scheduling results in Microsoft Project could differ from those in cProjects.2008 Due to different scheduling types and calendars.SAP Online Help 12. the duration values in Microsoft Project and cProjects may differ.09. dates are transferred for each task. when you transfer project elements. see SAP Note 958210. However. Features Exporting Objects The following table shows which objects are transferred to Microsoft Project (Client) and which objects they are mapped to there: Object in cProjects Project definition Phase Task Task and summary task Checklist Checklist item Role Resource Object in Microsoft Project Project summary task Furthermore. You have write authorization for the project. For more information about the export to Microsoft Project (Client). Transferring Dates If you have set the start constraint in cProjects. For the project elements. you can transfer additional attributes that were specified by your system administrator in Customizing. Note In the standard system Microsoft Project does not process any calendar information from cProjects. The task type and checklist type are also displayed for tasks and checklists. the Microsoft Project system sets forward scheduling. When you export to Microsoft Project. you transfer the attributes as well: Information about the phase type is automatically displayed in a Microsoft Project text field for the phase. you can use the calendar information from cProjects via a Business Add-In (BAdI) Collaboration Projects 84 . the Microsoft Project system sets backward scheduling. This can cause problems because Microsoft Project has its own scheduling logic. You performed the corresponding activities in Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Connection to External Systems Microsoft Project Integration . Prerequisites You installed Microsoft Project (Client) 2002 or a higher release on your PC. thereby taking its own calendar into account. End of the note.

you can use all the functions available in Microsoft Project. Choose Export and enter your data. If you assign enterprise fields. Input Table You can assign standard fields and user-defined fields (enterprise fields) to cProjects fields in the configuration. Therefore. the Duration and Work fields in Microsoft Project are independent of each other. You can assign attributes to the resources in Customizing for Collaboration Projects. They are always derived from the dates of lower-level tasks (subtasks). other values can be produced for work and required capacity. the Duration and Work fields in Microsoft Project are dependent on each other. End of the note. You can start the export of a project version from the editing view of an open version or via the Versions initial view. For this reason. a list of values is generated in Microsoft Project in the appropriate field. There is no direct equivalent for these values in cProjects.2008 Connection to External Systems You cannot directly influence the start and finish dates for summary tasks in Microsoft Project. After the export. Note Microsoft Project uses its own logic to calculate values for work and resources from the task assignments. the duration and work data in Microsoft Project may differ from that in cProjects. Activities You can start the export of an operational project from the editing view of a project at project definition level or from the Projects initial view.SAP Online Help (see Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Microsoft Project Integration ). If there are fixed values or value tables for the fields in cProjects. The system either exports the work or the percentage complete. Depending on the settings in Microsoft Project. the system automatically copies the names of the corresponding fields from cProjects. If your project is in the planning phase. dates for project elements that are depicted as summary tasks in Microsoft Project can differ in cProjects and Microsoft Project. If your project is in the execution phase. depending on what settings you made in Customizing. End of the note. Therefore. More Information Export to Microsoft Project (Server) Importing of Project Data Export to Microsoft Project (Server) Use You can export a project or version in cProjects to Microsoft® Project.09. and the other value is calculated automatically by Microsoft Project. Microsoft Project does not set any attributes when it assigns the tasks. Collaboration Projects 85 . the cProjects system can fill both fields during the export. 12. Transferring Project Roles Project roles are transferred to Microsoft Project (Client) as resources and assigned to the corresponding tasks as in cProjects.

You have write authorization for the project. Collaboration Projects 86 . See also: Export to Microsoft Project (Client) [Seite 83] Importing of Project Data [Seite 87] Export to an XML File Use You can export a project or version to an XML file to exchange data with another application. Therefore. For more information about the export to Microsoft Project (Server). for example.SAP Online Help 12. SAP supplies a predefined XML schema for this purpose (see transaction SE80 for the BSP application CPROJECTS_TRA under Mimes XML cProjects_xsd). tasks. it does not export shopping carts or any external staffings that belong to them. Prerequisites You have write authorization for the project. Features Exporting Objects You can only export the project definition from cProjects to a new Microsoft Project project in Microsoft Project Server (by selecting a Microsoft Project Server project template). You cannot export other project elements. and checklists. for example. Constraints The system only exports the project or version data that is defined in the XML schema. Choose Export and enter your data. Activities You can start the export of an operational project from the editing view of a project at project definition level or from the Projects initial view. You can start the export of a project version from the editing view of an open version or from the Versions initial view. phases. the scheduling results in Microsoft Project could differ from those in cProjects.09. Prerequisites You have set up a connection between your cProjects system and Microsoft Project Server 2003. see SAP Note 983597. You performed the relevant activities in Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Connection to External Systems Microsoft Project Integration Microsoft Project Server Integration. The system automatically transfers the description and the start and finish date from the project definition. Your system administrator can also specify other attributes in Customizing.2008 Due to different scheduling types and calendars.

5.2008 Procedure For Projects . 4. Choose Export in the Versions initial view or in an open version. SAP supplies a predefined XML schema for importing XML data (see transaction SE80 for the BSP application CPROJECTS_TRA under Mimes XML cProjects_xsd ).. You performed the corresponding activities in Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Connection to External Systems Microsoft Project Integration .09. 3. 2. 4. Features Before the import. Select XML File. 5. For Versions .SAP Online Help 12. 1. Prerequisites The following prerequisites must be met before you can import a project from Microsoft Project: You have installed Microsoft Project Client 2002 (or a higher release) on your PC or you already have a connection to Microsoft Project Server 2003. Open the XML file or save it to the hard drive. 3. If you start the export from an open version. 1. 2. Choose Export in the Projects initial view or in an open project. Choose Export. Choose Export. you do not need to enter the number of the version or the number of the project for this version. Enter the number of the version you want to export and the number of the project for this version.. See also: Importing of Project Data [Seite 87] Importing of Project Data You can import a project or version into Microsoft Project or import project data from an XML file into cProjects. the system checks whether a project already exists in cProjects that has the same external ID as the ID in the import file: Collaboration Projects 87 . Enter the number of the project you want to export. Select XML File. Open the XML file or save it to the hard drive.

You can now edit the project and save it. See also: Export to Microsoft Project (Client) Export to Microsoft Project (Server) Export to an XML File Confirmation Confirming Checklist Items [Seite 89] Confirming Tasks [Seite 89] Time Recording Using the Cross-Application Time Sheet [Seite 90] Collaboration Projects 88 . and tasks in cProjects on the basis of a Microsoft Project upload. the system creates a simulation from the imported data with the simulation version 0IMPORT and the project number and displays the new simulation. If the system generated a version. select the format. the cProjects system sets the start constraint. The duration of the project elements in cProjects is calculated from this.2008 If the project does not exist yet. To do this. You do this in Customizing for Collaboration Projects. or task type to a corresponding enterprise field (user-defined field) in Microsoft Project. you have to assign the phase. The cProjects system carries out scheduling by default straight after the import. and enter your data. Activities Choose the Import button in the Projects initial view. the cProjects system sets the finish constraint. you can reconcile it with the operational project. If you have set forward scheduling in Microsoft Project. The duration of the project elements is not imported but the dependencies between the project elements and their constraints are. Special Features of the Import from Microsoft Project You can include phases. checklists. checklist. If the project already exists. Caution You can only import data to a simulation if you have read authorization for the project that already exists in cProjects. End of the caution. If you have set backward scheduling in Microsoft Project. the system creates a new project and opens it.SAP Online Help 12.09.

Choose Finish from the Change Status dropdown box. In the structure tree [Seite 41] navigate to the task you want to confirm and click it. You are on the Additional Data tab page in the Checklist Items or Projects initial view. Procedure . Enter an actual finish date in the Confirmation area. 4. You can also confirm times for project roles and for the project definition. You now want to confirm the checklist item as finished in the system. 3. 1. For more information. The checklist item has the status Released or In Process. The task has the status Released or In Process. Collaboration Projects 89 . Go to the Basic Data or Status tab page. It no longer appears under My Checklist Items in the Checklist Items initial view.2008 Confirming Checklist Items Use You are defined as the person responsible for a checklist item and have finished the checklist item. Procedure . Prerequisites You are on the Additional Data tab page in the Tasks or Projects initial view. navigate to the checklist item you want to confirm and click on it. see Confirming Tasks [Seite 89]. Enter your confirmation data. You now want to confirm the task in the system. 1. Prerequisites All tasks that belong to the checklist item have the status Completed. 5.. Time recording using the cross-application time sheet [Seite 90] (CATS) is not active. if required. Select the entry OK or Not OK from the Result dropdown box. In the structure tree [Seite 41].SAP Online Help 12. The project type of the current project allows confirmation for tasks.. Result The finished checklist item is given the status Finished and is confirmed in the system. 2. Confirming Tasks Use You are defined as the person responsible for a task and have started to edit the task or have already completed it. 2.09.

or project definitions) to which you are assigned in the confirmation time frame: If you set up confirmation via project roles.SAP Online Help 12. Integration The system creates a worklist in CATS to enable you to record your time for a role or task. If the actual finish date has not been entered. If you are using SAP ECC 6. 3. change to the Basic Data tab page and choose the entry Complete from the Change Status dropdown box.2008 The system calculates the remaining work from the difference between the planned work (see the Work field in the Advanced screen area) and the time you entered in the Confirmation field. the worklist displays all roles for confirmation to which your user is assigned for the confirmation time frame. the system automatically enters the current date as the actual finish date. additional detail data for tasks and make changes to it: Actual start Actual finish Percentage complete Notes Remaining work Work Caution Once you have activated CATS confirmation. you can view the following. It no longer appears under My Tasks in the Tasks initial view. the system checks the actual start and finish dates on the Additional Data tab page. Result The task is given the status Completed and is confirmed in the system. End of the caution.0 EhP03. When you complete the task. If the actual start date has not been entered either. If you want to enter the remaining work manually.09. project roles. Collaboration Projects 90 . the system also enters the current date in this field.: indicator. Once you have completed the task. The system selects all objects (tasks. manual confirmation is no longer possible. Time Recording Using the Cross-Application Time Sheet You use this function to record the work you carried out for a cProjects project in the CrossApplication Time Sheet (CATS). set the RemainWork Man.

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If you set up confirmation via tasks, the worklist displays all tasks for confirmation to which your user is assigned by means of a role for the confirmation time frame and which have been released. For the confirmation time frame, the system first checks the time frame you specified on the Staffing tab page. Then it checks the time frame you specified in the Tasks Assigned to Selected Project Role group box on the Tasks tab page. If you only made entries on one of the tab pages, these apply. Note You cannot confirm for summary tasks. End of the note. Note If you have not assigned any roles to the tasks, the system cannot determine the tasks for which you are responsible. In this case, the system response is as follows: End of the note. 1. If you have allowed confirmation for the project, the system displays the project definition for time recording. 2. If you have not allowed confirmation for the project, the system cannot create a worklist and you cannot record your time. Note that the planned times in cProjects are only transferred to CATS if you are using SAP ECC 6.0 EhP03. The worklist also contains information about the project’s account assignment object.

Prerequisites
Your system administrator activated the time recording function in Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Define Project Types. Your system administrator set up accounting integration; see Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Accounting Integration. Your system administrator set up communication via Application Link Enabling (ALE); see Customizing for SAP Web Application Server under Application Link Enabling (ALE). For more information about setting up ALE for cProjects integration with CATS, see SAP Note 954860. Note This setting is not required if ERP and cProjects are installed on the same system. End of the note. The cProjects system is available at the time of confirmation If you want to display detail data during confirmation, your system administrator activated the business function BF CA_CATS_CPR_CORE.

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When the times you recorded in CATS have been released and approved, the system automatically transfers them to cProjects and SAP Controlling. The system also transfers saved detail data.

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In SAP Controlling, the system generates actual costs from the records that were transferred based on plan prices from cost center accounting and posts them to the account assignment object. When determining costs and updating the actual costs, the system does not support the assignment of personnel costs to the recipient object (not updating CO directly from CATS but via HR) because in this scenario the origin of the costs is unclear. In cProjects, the transferred records for times are saved in table DPR_CONF_LI. The transferred detail data is saved in table DPR_CONF_DET. You use the DPR_CATS_CPR_TRANSF program to transfer the total time recorded and the saved detail data to the cProjects UI. We recommend that you schedule the program in a batch run. The actual start date is also transferred for tasks and project roles. The system always displays the earliest date. If, for example, you record time for a task for the first time on 07.01. the system makes 07.01. the actual start date. If you record times later on for 06.30. the system changes the actual start date to 06.30. Transferring the recorded times to cProjects does not change the status of the confirmation object. Even if the percentage complete is 100%, the confirmation object is not automatically closed. However, saved detail data and times that have already been recorded for an object that is closed are still totaled up and displayed. Example On 12.10. you record time for a task. The data is transferred to cProjects the same day but the DPR_CATS_CPR_TRANS program is scheduled for 12.15. On 12.12. the project lead changes the status of the task to Closed. However, the times recorded are still totaled up and displayed on 12.15. End of the example.

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Create a worklist in CATS from a particular date and with the cProjects profile. This profile also specifies the length of the confirmation time period. Note You can only confirm for the objects that appear in the worklist. You cannot add any more objects automatically. You can only enter detail data for tasks if you have the relevant authorization. End of the note. Copy the line in which you want to confirm from the upper area to the lower confirmation area. Enter the required detail data and save your entries. Record your time and save your entries. For more information about working with the Cross-Application Time Sheet, see SAP Library under Logistics Customer Service (CS) Cross-Application Time Sheet (CATS) .

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Project Resource Planning
Purpose
Having the right employees at the right place at the right time is one of the central requirements of today’s human resource management. Project Resource Planning provides a planning tool for you to optimize your human resource deployment. It focuses on using your employees efficiently and assigning them to projects or orders based on demand, qualifications, and availability. The project lead first uses project roles to depict which type of resource is required in a project, that is, which function the employee (resource) carries out in the project. The project role includes information about the qualifications the resource should have and when and for how long the resource should be available. The project lead can assign tasks to the roles or resources straight away. In the resource search, the system determines suitable resources for each role and task on the basis of their qualifications. The project lead’s or customer’s preferred resources can be stored as candidates in the system. In the staffing process, staffing or candidate managers can also determine resources based on their availability. The project lead or resource manager can first reserve their preferred resource or assign the resource straight away. At the same time, the project lead can send e-mails to resources with details of the project, directly from the application. You have the following options for carrying out project resource planning: You can do all your planning in cProjects. You can select the resources by their availability. To do this, you can either use the resource planning application (RPA) from Service Resource Planning in SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM) or you can predefine the capacity of the resources by means of Customizing in cProjects; the latter is the simpler option. You can schedule the resources with SAP xRPM [Extern].

Prerequisites
You created a project [Seite 31]. You created resources [Seite 126] as business partners in Resource Management. You created the role of the person responsible for the project. If you want to use groupware integration [Extern], you require SAP CRM and middleware, as well as Workforce Deployment.

You can transfer organization types, qualifications, and approximate availability from SAP Human Capital Management.

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1. You create a project role. For more information, see Creating a Project Role [Seite 97]. 2. You assign tasks [Seite 102] to the project role. 3. You define the qualifications [Seite 108] that the resource needs to meet the requirements profile of the role.

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4. When using project resource planning for direct staffing, you staff the role with resources [Seite 126]. You can either assign resources straight away or first search [Seite 116] for suitable and available resources. When using project resource planning as a staffing process [Seite 110], project managers and staffing managers work together to locate and assign resources to projects. To do this, you have to select the Resource Manager via Responsible Organization staffing type in Customizing for Collaboration Projects, by choosing Resource Management Basic Settings for Project Roles Define Project Role Types. 5. To reserve suitable resources provisionally, you can first save them as candidates [Seite 130] until you have clarified whether the employee or the employee's manager agrees to his or her participation in the project. You can also reserve [Seite 136] a resource for a particular project role. 6. You can staff a project role and define corresponding attributes without having to specify the resource straight away. 7. You can staff [Extern] the project role with the chosen resource. 8. You notify [Seite 133] the relevant resource or his or her manager by e-mail or by a groupware task [Seite 139] if there is groupware integration. 9. You schedule appointments for your resources.

You can set up staffings in cProjects but you cannot schedule appointments. If you want to schedule appointments, you can use the RPA. The time units from the RPA must be defined as permitted time units in cProjects so that they can be transferred from the RPA to cProjects. For more information, see SAP Note 866776.

Result
The project is staffed with suitable resources. You have assigned tasks, the required capacity for these tasks, and the period in which they are to be carried out, to each resource.

Project Roles Definition
A project role represents a position in a project that is to be filled by a business partner, for example, the role of consultant in a consulting project. The project role describes which type of resource is required in a project, that is, which function the resource carries out in the project. The project role includes information about the qualifications that the resource should have and when and for how long the resource should be available.

A similar resource description exists in Organizational Management. Here, the positions describe the resources required for the organizational plan.

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Use
You create project roles according to the planned requirement for a project, thereby creating the foundation of Resource Planning. You can only assign tasks, staff roles with resources, and therefore complete resource planning, once you have created the project roles.

For more information about creating project roles, see Creating a Project Role [Seite 97]. Project roles can have the following statuses: A red icon if the project role is not staffed A yellow icon if the project role is partially staffed A green icon if the project role is fully staffed

You can define the following attributes for each project role: The qualifications a resource requires to be able to fulfill the project role The tasks that a resource is to work on The work and time frame for the individual tasks Once you have assigned tasks to the project role and staffed the project role with resources, you can check whether all assignments and staffings are consistent. To do so, choose Check.

You use the DPR_TRUNCATE Business Add-In (BAdI) to control whether or how the system is to delete or truncate the project roles and staffings when an operational project is completed or if it is canceled. For more information, see Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Resource Management Basic Settings for Project Roles BAdI: Control Truncation and Deletion of Roles and Staffings.

Structure
The project role overview with the current status and assigned resources is always displayed in the screen area on the left in the project role definition.

You can sort the project roles at any time to get a better overview. See Sorting Project Roles [Seite 99]. You can also hide the role list to gain more space for editing a project role. In the screen area on the right, you define the business attributes of each project role and assign persons to it. The following tab pages are available: General [Seite 96] (detail view for the project role) Tasks [Seite 102] Staffing Process [Seite 110] Qualifications [Seite 108]

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Features The left area of the screen displays an overview of all project roles that you have already created with the status and the resources already assigned. you use this function to specify the general data. The General tab page displays the detail data for the selected project role and the scheduled start and finish dates of the project derived from the project data.2008 Costing [Seite 167] Staffing [Seite 126] Documents [Seite 198] Notes [Seite 74] Shopping Cart [Seite 190] Object Links [Seite 157] Recording Changes [Seite 73] General Definition of a Project Role Use This function provides an overview of the general data for a project role. You make a role available for the staffing process by choosing one of the Resource Manager.. When you do this. options in the Staffed By column in this IMG activity. When defining new project roles.09. you can specify or view the following attributes: Project role type The system displays default project role types according to the project type..SAP Online Help 12. A name for the project role A function for the project role (for example. You can make these settings in Customizing for Collaboration Projects by choosing Resource Management Basic Settings for Project Roles Define Project Role Types. Prerequisites You are in the Projects initial view [Seite 17] on the Resources General tab page. You can create new project roles or copy existing project roles (see Creating a Project Role [Seite 97]). including the time unit Collaboration Projects 96 . developer or decision maker) A name for the project role The validity period of the project role The confirmed times.

in the Required Capacity field). you can no longer manually edit the required capacity in the project role (that is.09. You are on the Resources tab page in the Projects initial view. select the required project role type. which you can edit manually (see Distribution of Required Capacity Over Periods [Seite 100]). 2. See Creating a Project Definition. The data then always comes from the distribution data. Otherwise you record your times for tasks [Seite 89]. Creating a Project Role You can create new project roles or copy existing ones.2008 This field is only available if you selected time recording for project roles in Customizing for Collaboration Projects by choosing Structure Define Project Types. The calculated start and finish If you do not specify an explicit validity period for the role. In the General group box.SAP Online Help 12. If you chose a project role with distribution. the system determines and displays the calculated start and calculated finish from the validity period of the project. Collaboration Projects 97 . Prerequisites You have created a project. which indicates how important the project role is The Vacant indicator to document that the role has not been staffed (this is relevant to the vacant role search [Seite 125]) The area and location in which the role is required If tasks are assigned to a project role and the project role type does not permit distribution [Extern]. The planned required capacity using the time unit of your choice The urgency of the project role. Choose Create Role. the system displays the following data for the task assignment [Seite 102] under Task Assignments for Project Role: The number of tasks assigned Earliest start and latest finish date of the tasks The total work assigned Choose Transfer This Data for Project Role to transfer this data to the project role definition. Procedure Creating a new project role 1.

by choosing Resource Management Basic Settings for Project Roles Define Project Role Types . the system checks whether the user has the required authorization (staffing manager or candidate manager). Enter the required search criteria. 4. Choose Include Role. 3. 3. Note You can only select roles from project templates that have been released. When performing direct staffing. The system displays a results list. If you are using the extended staffing process. 5. Including a project role 1. When using the staffing process. The system transfers the staffing. You can make the required settings in Customizing for Collaboration Projects. qualification requirements. 4. Specify the required capacity and the time unit. the project role is copied along with its attributes (required capacity. End of the note. and task assignments) of the project role too. 2. and task assignments) only. Collaboration Projects 98 . and resources to the project role. the project role is copied along with its attributes (required capacity. Enter a description of the project role. qualifications. and attributes (required capacity. Select the required role by clicking the link. 6. Choose Copy Role. Select the project role you want to copy. Enter a name for the project role. candidates.2008 Note The system displays default project role types according to the project type. you can copy existing project roles. as required. qualification requirements. as required. See also: Project Roles General Definition of a Project Role Result The new project role is displayed in the group box on the left. You can now assign tasks. qualification requirements. and task assignments) and candidates. 2.09. 1. End of the note. Specify the time frame.SAP Online Help 12. Copying an existing project role If you have the administrator role.

Procedure . Features Project Roles view This view provides an overview of all existing project roles in the current project. 2. Views Use The Project Roles and Project Role Staffing views give you a quick overview of the current project. You can change the sequence of project roles in this list to suit your needs. The other project roles are moved down to accommodate the new position.SAP Online Help 12. Display the Sort Role drop-down list. which resource staffed the role Required capacity of the role How much of the capacity is already covered by a resource Collaboration Projects 99 . Choose the new position for the selected project role. Result The selected project role is moved to the new position in the project role list. Prerequisites You are in the Resources tab page in the Projects initial view. 3. Choose the project role in the list that you want to move. Save your data. Prerequisites You are in the Projects initial view on the Resources tab page. 4. You can also display the following information about the roles: Type of project role and name Status of the project role Whether the role has already been staffed and if so. You see the project role list in the new order.09.2008 Sorting Project Roles Use Project roles appear as a list in the Resources tab page in the Projects initial view.. 1.

2008 Validity period of the role Calculated start date and finish date Function Area and location Urgency Vacant indicator Project Role Staffing view This view provides an overview of whether all project roles are fully staffed with resources and the resources with which the project roles have been staffed.SAP Online Help 12.09. Integration If Workforce Deployment (WFD) is active. the system receives information about the availability of resources from here. the availability is determined as follows: Collaboration Projects 100 . You can also display the following information about the roles: Whether the resources have been reserved for the role or whether they are already assigned to the role The work assigned to the role (through tasks) The period for which the role is staffed with the resource Required capacity (resulting from the staffing of the role with a resource) Validity period of the role Notes about the staffing Status Type of resource Name of resource Name and number of role Text for role type Vacant indicator Activities Select the view you require from the View list box. If WFD is not active. Distribution of Required Capacity over Periods You use this function to distribute the required capacity of a project role or project role staffing over a number of periods.

you can plan the required capacity for each individual period. and the green bar shows the required capacity of the project role. the gray bar shows the other booked capacity. In this case. Free Capacity: Here you compare the remaining required capacity of the project role with the capacity the staffed resource still has available. If there are no fixed dates. You can enter a period type and a distribution unit for the distribution at project definition level. If you select a generic interval as the period type. you do not enter the total required capacity yourself. you can plan the periods as you choose. The blue curve shows the Collaboration Projects 101 . You can check the intervals. The red curve shows the available capacity of the resource. the system sets them automatically. fixed dates must also exist for the role or resource. Two charts are available on the Staffing tab page: Required Capacity: Here you compare the availability of a staffed resource with your existing staffings for this and other project roles.2008 From the resource availability or location (see Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Resource Management Business Partner Employee Overview ). Once distributed values exist. the system only displays the Req. it is calculated by the system from the total of the individual required capacities you entered. The system displays the distribution of required capacity over periods. End of the note. Capacity Distribution over Periods area in the General view if you selected a resource. Note For staffing. the information you entered in Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Resource Management Basic Settings for Project Roles Make General Settings for Distribution applies. There must not be any gaps between the periods and they must not overlap. the green bar shows the total of all fixed role staffings.SAP Online Help 12. In addition to the table display. From the calendar or hours per day (see Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Resource Management Basic Settings for Project Roles Make General Settings for Distribution ). the yellow bar shows the total of all reserved required capacities from the role staffings. You do this on the Structure tab page in the Additional Data view. The required capacities must be within the validity period of the project role.09. You are on the Resources tab page in the General or Staffing view. Features General If you use distribution for a project role. If you do not enter any data here. A chart is available on the General tab page: The red curve shows the required capacity of the project role. you can display the distribution of required capacity over periods as a chart. the yellow bar shows the other reserved capacity. Prerequisites You are editing a project role whose project role type supports distribution (see Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Resource Management Basic Settings for Project Roles Define Project Role Types ).

If you make changes to entries in the table and then choose Enter.SAP Online Help 12. see Advanced Distribution. you want to assign multiple project roles to a task. You can enter the following data: Time frame of the assignment The system displays the possible time frame to help you. The system then recalculates the required capacity from the role to task assignments. Distribution Functions You use distribution functions if you want to make the same changes to the required capacity in several different periods. you can use the assignment of project roles to tasks [Seite 106] view. on the other hand. The Tasks initial view provides an overview of all tasks to which you are assigned by means of a project role (see Project List [Seite 25]). Note You can determine the required capacity of a distributed role automatically from the assigned tasks. the system updates the chart. The upper area of the group box on the right shows the tasks you have already assigned to the current project role. You can use this function for the following types of changes: Adding required capacity to the existing required capacities of a period Subtracting required capacity from the existing required capacities of a period Setting the required capacity as a new required capacity for a period For more information. Integration You use this function if you want to assign multiple tasks to a project role. Collaboration Projects 102 . You have administration authorization for the tasks you want to assign. choose Update in Accordance with Tasks. you select the project role you want to edit on this tab page. Task Assignment Use You use this function to assign tasks [Seite 104] to project roles. Features The group box on the left shows the project roles with their status and assigned resources.2008 free capacity and the red bar shows the remaining required capacity of the project role. Prerequisites You created tasks on the Structure tab page of the Projects initial view. Here. End of the note. If.09. see Task [Seite 15] and Creating Basic Data for a Task [Seite 54]. To do this. For more information.

The following information is displayed for each task: The time frame in which you want the task to be carried out The required capacity you have already assigned (assigned required capacity or planned required capacity) Status Icon Red icon Description No project roles are assigned to the task. and then choosing Assign Resource. the system issues the error message Selection for assignments between roles and tasks is invalid. If you do this. you can also select one or more resources that staff the role and assign them to the task straight away. the system displays the resources in the Resources group box that belong to the staffings of the project role currently selected.SAP Online Help 12. The task has been assigned work = 0. Collaboration Projects 103 . On the left.2008 Work that the current project role is expected to carry out for a task The planned work for a task does not restrict staffing: You can exceed it as required. You can also replace a resource that exists in an assignment by selecting the assignment in the relevant group box. Time unit for the work You can assign more tasks in the lower area of this group box. Instead of assigning a project role to a task and leaving it open as to which resources are participating in the completion of the task. It is not possible to assign multiple tasks to multiple roles. The task is fully staffed: Required capacity of task = required capacity of project role(s). Activities You have the following options: You can assign any number of tasks to each project role in a single work step. the system displays the project structure with all the tasks and the roles that are already assigned to the tasks. selecting the new resource in the Resources group box.09. You can distribute the work of one task over multiple project roles. Green icon Green-yellow icon In the screen area on the lower right. The task is overstaffed: Required capacity of task < required capacity of role. Yellow icon The task is not fully staffed: Required capacity of task > required capacity of assigned project role(s).

c. You are in the Projects initial view on one of the following tab pages: Structure Roles You see the Roles tab page only if you have your cursor on a task in the group box on the left in the project definition.SAP Online Help 12. You can restrict the time period of a task assignment. by choosing Resource Management Basic Settings for Project Roles Define Project Role Types. the following prerequisites must be met: You have administration authorization for these tasks. Resources Tasks The system uses the following values to calculate the required capacity: a.09. To assign project roles to these tasks. you use staffing by the resource manager. Collaboration Projects 104 . on the other hand. you can only delete task assignments if they have the status Staffing in Preparation (see Deleting a Task Assignment [Seite 105]). If you use staffing by the project lead you can delete assignments at any time. Remaining required capacity of the task: Planned work minus the total required capacity of all role to task assignments that affect this task.2008 A task can only be selected for a role if the validity period of the task overlaps with that of the project role. If. The project lead can change the role to task assignment irrespective of what the status is. b. Remaining availability of the business partner in the role: Total required capacity of the role staffing of the business partner minus the total required capacity of all role to task assignments for the same business partner and the same role. You specify the staffing type in Customizing for Collaboration Projects by choosing Resource Management Basic Settings for Project Roles Define Project Role Types. Remaining required capacity of the role: Total required capacity of the role minus the required capacity of all tasks assigned to the role. The validity period of a task does not overlap with the validity period of the project role. Assigning Tasks and Project Roles Prerequisites You created tasks on the Structure tab page of the Projects initial view. To do this. you must have chosen the extended staffing process and have selected the Flexible Assignment indicator in Customizing for Collaboration Projects.

The Project Roles with Assigned Tasks area displays how much work is planned for the current task and how much of this work has already been assigned.09.. Enter the amount of work that you want to assign to the role. You can assign the total required capacity to one role or distribute it over various roles. 4. See also: Deleting a Task Assignment [Seite 105] Deleting a Task Assignment Use You use this function to delete the assignment of a task to a project role. The Tasks with Assigned Project Roles area displays how much work is planned for the current task and how much of this work has already been assigned.2008 If you assign a task to a project role. the system always uses value b as the default value. Choose the project role or resource to which you want to assign the selected task.SAP Online Help 12. 4. Collaboration Projects 105 . Tasks: 1. You can see this for each task. to assign the resource to the task directly. If the required capacity of the project role or resource staffing is 0.. Choose the task that you want to assign to the selected project role. 5. Select the role to which you want to assign tasks in the screen area on the left. You are on the Resources tab page . You can see this for each role. You can assign the total required capacity to one role or distribute it over various roles. Procedure You are on the Structure tab page . the system uses the minimum from value a and value b as the default value. Roles: 1. Save your data. Enter the amount of work that you want to assign to the role. 3. 3. If you assign a task to a resource. Choose Assign Project Role to assign the task to the project role or select a resource and choose Assign Resource. 6. the system uses the minimum from value c and value b as the default value. 2. Enter the period for which you want the role to be assigned. Enter the period in which you want the task to be carried out. Save your data. 2.

Deleting the task from the project role does not affect the availability of the corresponding resource. 3. Choose Delete Assignment. Select a task here and then choose one of the following paths: Structure tab page Resources tab page Roles Tasks If you are using the staffing process. This means that you first have to delete the task assignment to the project lead. You then reassign the task to the lead consultant. 1. you are in the status Staffing in Preparation.. and not the project lead as originally planned. Save your data. 2. .SAP Online Help 12. it does not delete the entire task from the system. In the area on the left. In the upper right area select the tasks or roles whose assignment you want to delete. Example You want a lead consultant. You can distribute the work of one task over multiple project roles. See also: Assigning Tasks and Project Roles [Seite 104] Assignment of Project Roles to Tasks You use this function to assign project roles to individual tasks.09.. You have the following options: You can assign any number of project roles to each task. Note Collaboration Projects 106 . 4.2008 This function deletes the assignment of the task to the project role. select the project role or task for which you want to delete the assignment. Prerequisites You have administration authorization for the task whose assignment you want to delete. Procedure . You are in the Projects initial view. to carry out the task Create Project Plan.

You have administration authorization for the tasks you want to assign. You are in the editing view of a task on the Roles tab page. Integration You use this function if you want to assign multiple project roles to a single task.SAP Online Help 12. The Tasks initial view provides an overview of all tasks to which you are assigned by means of a role (see Project List). The role is partially staffed: Required capacity of role > required capacity of assigned task Collaboration Projects 107 . you want to assign multiple tasks to a single project role. You can restrict the time frame of a project role assignment. You can delete assignments (see Deleting a Task Assignment). If they do not. Features The project structure displays the tasks with their current status. You can make new assignments. End of the note. End of the note.09. The time unit for the work The Project Roles for Current Project group box lists all roles. on the other hand.2008 Note that the validity periods of the tasks and project roles must overlap. You see the project roles that are already assigned to the selected task in the upper screen area. see Task and Creating Basic Data for a Task. Prerequisites You created tasks on the Structure tab page of the Projects initial view. The following information is displayed for each role: The status: Icon Description o Red icon o Yellow icon The role has been assigned a task with work = 0. You can overbook if necessary. You specify the following: The time frame for which you want the project role to be assigned The work that you want to assign to the role Note The work planned for a task does not restrict staffing. you can use the task assignment view. For more information. If. There are no tasks assigned to the role. the system issues a message.

o o o Validity period of the assignment Amount of planned work you have already assigned Instead of assigning a project role to a task and leaving it open as to which resources are involved in the completion of the task. perform the activities in Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Resource Management Qualification Management Edit Qualifications Catalog. The Qualification Requirements group box displays the qualifications that are already assigned to the role or task. Definition of Qualifications Use You can set down the qualifications required for a project role or a particular task. you can flag it as a mandatory qualification. To do this. perform the activities in Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Resource Management Qualification Management Edit Scales. you can also select a resource that staffs the role and assign it to the task straight away. Collaboration Projects 108 . you must have defined scales in Customizing. To be able to define proficiencies for the qualifications. See Selection According to Qualifications [Seite 119]. you must have defined the qualifications catalog in Customizing. Integration You define qualifications for tasks in the Projects initial view on the Structure tab page in the task definition Qualifications or in the Tasks initial view on the Qualifications tab page. To do this.SAP Online Help 12.09. Features The qualifications catalog represents all qualifications that you can assign to roles or tasks. You can create new qualifications. See Defining Qualifications [Seite 109]. Qualifications you have already defined are displayed in the resource search [Seite 116] and are used as selection criteria for finding suitable resources. Prerequisites To be able to select qualifications. See Defining Qualifications [Seite 109]. You define qualifications for project roles in the Projects initial view on the Resources tab page under Qualifications. You can define the following attributes for each qualification: If the selected qualification is an essential prerequisite.2008 Green icon Green-yellow icon o o The role is fully staffed: Required capacity of role = required capacity of task The role is overstaffed: Required capacity of role < required capacity of task Assigned roles Information about how much of the planned work you have assigned to the role and the period in which you want the task to be carried out.

The system displays a search result list from which you can select the qualifications you require. The qualification is then transferred to the screen area on the right. The task definition function appears. Choose the Qualifications tab page. only individual qualifications. Choose the Qualifications tab page.. 6. 1. 4. the system calculates a resource’s suitability percentage from the difference between the required proficiency of a qualification and the degree to which the resource fulfills this. You can also use the search function to do this: Make an entry in the Search Term field and choose Search.SAP Online Help 12. ..2008 The resource search then only selects resources that have this qualification. 3. select the Mandatory checkbox. select a task. Expand the qualifications catalog to select qualifications. go to the Resources tab page and then select the role for which you want to specify qualifications from the list of project roles. You can also use the search function to do this: Make an entry in the Search Term field and choose Search. 1. See Deleting Qualifications [Seite 110]. 2. You can delete qualifications at any time. Defining Qualifications for a Task . Choose the appropriate qualification(s). 5. Defining Qualifications Prerequisites You defined the qualifications catalog in Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Resource Management Qualification Management Edit Qualifications Catalog. Procedure Defining Qualifications for a Project Role . Choose the appropriate qualification(s). Expand the qualifications catalog to select qualifications. 2. Choose >> (Add Selected Qualification to the Qualification Requirements). You can define the necessary proficiency for each qualification. In the resource search.09.. If the selected qualification is an essential prerequisite for carrying out the project role.. Collaboration Projects 109 . From the Structure tab page of the Projects initial screen. The system displays a search result list from which you can select the qualifications you require. Enter the required proficiency of the qualification. In the Projects initial view. 3. . The system does not transfer any qualification groups.

. To delete qualifications for a project role. The system does not transfer any qualification groups. select the Mandatory checkbox. 1. The qualification is then transferred to the screen area on the right. you have to be in the Projects initial view. 6. Select the qualification(s) to be deleted in the Qualification Requirements group box. 3. by choosing Resource Management Basic Settings for Project Collaboration Projects 110 . Choose >> (Add Selected Qualification to the Qualification Requirements). Save your data. they access the project roles from the Resources initial view. Choose Delete Selected Objects. Integration If staffing managers and candidate managers use the extended staffing process. Prerequisites To delete qualifications for a task. Enter the required proficiency of the qualification. then go to the Resources tab page and the Qualifications tab. 2. Prerequisites You use the staffing process for all project roles for which you set the Staffed by Resource Manager via Responsible Organization option for the project role type in Customizing for Collaboration Projects. Deleting Qualifications Use You have created qualifications and you want to delete them. you have to be in the task definition (Projects initial view Structure tab page Task Definition Qualifications). Procedure . You activate this initial view in Customizing for Collaboration Projects by choosing Basic Settings Define Initial Views for cProjects.09. Staffing Process Use You use this function to staff project roles according to their status using a resource management application outside the project.SAP Online Help 12.2008 4. If the selected qualification is an essential prerequisite for carrying out the task. only individual qualifications. 5.

Assigns resources to project roles. Staffing in Process Staffing manager Takes responsibility for staffing through Staffing Process tab page. This position then links the relevant business partner.SAP Online Help 12. The following table shows these different phases: Phase 1 2 3 Status Staffing in Preparation Staffing in Process Staffing Complete Performed By Project lead Staffing manager or candidate manager Project lead Activities Status Staffing in Preparation Performed By Project lead Manager Activities Enters the initial project parameters.2008 Roles Define Project Role Types. the staffing process is divided into different phases in which different persons responsible take over the processing of the project role. Collaboration Projects 111 . Deactivates the Qualifications and Tasks tab pages. To do this. Enters requirements for project roles. Only then does the Staffing Process tab page become visible for this project role. For more information. System Actions Project role opened with automatically set status Staffing in Preparation. Features Unlike direct staffing. Advertises unstaffed project roles (those roles for which the Vacant indicator is selected on the General tab page) in a marketplace in the Enterprise Portal. Adds a message to the project role (optional). Sets the status of the project role to Staffing in Process.09. Can make changes to time frame and capacity for existing staffings. Candidate manager Takes responsibility for finding candidates through Staffing Sets access to the General tab page to read-only except for the Vacant field and the project description. The staffing and candidate managers are mapped as business partners and assigned to the relevant organizational units (the same as for resources). Make these settings in transaction PPOME. see SAP Note 731177. an organizational unit is linked to a position by the link A441 for staffing managers or A440 for candidate managers. Enters a note for each staffing or candidate (optional). Adds a message to the project role (optional).

You are using the staffing process and have a role that allows you to view and use the Staffing Process tab page. See also: Staffing Process Tab Page [Seite 112] Accepting Responsibility for Roles [Seite 114] Resource Search [Seite 116] Staffing Process Tab Page Use Depending on your role in the staffing process. Staffing Complete Project lead Ends the staffing process for the project role by setting the status to Staffing Complete. Chooses candidate(s) to add to candidate list.2008 Sets access to all information for this project role to read-only access. The project lead can set the status back to In Process. Deletes undesirable or unsuitable candidates. Saves the entries. 12. Deselects the Vacant indicator for the relevant project role on the General tab page. Performs resource searches based on new or changed project or role criteria. Adds a message to the project role (optional). Assign the organization for a role or accept the responsibility for a role. Staffing manager Approves candidates and assigns them to the appropriate project roles. Collaboration Projects 112 . Make roles visible in the worklist for candidate managers. Enters a note for each candidate (optional). Prerequisites You are on the Resources tab page.09. you use the Staffing Process tab page to: Set and change the status of the project role.SAP Online Help Process tab page.

This is also the area where project leads and staffing managers make the role visible in the candidate manager’s worklist by selecting the Visible in Worklist checkbox. Integration You set the status of the staffing process on the Staffing Process tab page. the project lead sets the status to Staffing in Process. Collaboration Projects 113 . This allows the specialist with the most expertise in the specific area to perform the activities related to that area in the staffing process.Status Use The status of the staffing process specifies the types of tasks the staffing managers and candidate managers can perform using Project Resource Planning (PRP).2008 Activities You use the Status group box to set the current status of a particular project role to be staffed. Each status has its own activities. Phase 1 2 3 Status Staffing in Preparation Staffing in Process Staffing Complete Performed By Project lead Staffing manager and/or candidate manager Project lead Activities Staffing in Preparation The project role has status Staffing in Preparation.09. See also: Staffing Process – Status [Seite 113] Accepting Responsibility for Roles [Seite 114] Staffing Process . The project lead initiates the project by using the following tab pages to complete the initial project parameters and defining the requirements for the role within the project: General tab page Tasks tab page Qualifications tab page (available when using WFM Core) Once this part of the process is complete. Staffing managers use the Responsible for Staffing group box to accept the responsibility for staffing a specific role.SAP Online Help 12. Candidate managers use the Responsible for Resource Search and Candidate Management group box to accept the responsibility for candidates for a specific role.

09. The candidate manager carries out the following task: Performs a resource search (in the external application or alternatively in cProjects). Features Staffing managers and candidate managers find resources for roles that appear in their worklist. A role only appears in the worklist if it is assigned to a staffing manager or candidate manager. PRP sets access to the General tab page to read-only except for the Vacant field and the project description. Collaboration Projects 114 . See also: Accepting Responsibility for Roles [Seite 114] Resource Search [Seite 116] Accepting Responsibility for Roles Use When using the staffing process. Staffing managers and candidate managers have been assigned to organizational units.2008 Staffing in Process As part of the staffing process. It also sets access to the Qualifications and Tasks tab pages to read-only. Prerequisites You are using the staffing process and are on the Staffing Process tab page. At this point. staffing managers and candidate managers are assigned to roles based on the manager’s organizational assignment.SAP Online Help 12. The staffing manager then approves the candidates and assigns them to the individual roles. Staffing managers and candidate managers review and edit roles assigned to them on the Staffing Process tab page. Staffing Complete The project lead deselects the Vacant indicator for the role (on the General tab page) and sets the status to Staffing Complete. He or she checks the candidate list (if the indicator has been selected so that the staffing requirements can be seen in the worklist) and deletes undesirable or unsuitable candidates. Project roles for which the Vacant indicator is selected still require resources. At this point. the staffing manager takes over responsibility for staffing with the Staffing Process tab page and uses an external application (such as the RPA) to access the project roles in his or her worklist. PRP sets all role information for this project role to read-only. They can also choose to accept personal responsibility for a role to which they were not initially assigned.

Prerequisites You are using the staffing process. Collaboration Projects 115 .09. Managers can change the responsibility for a role from another manager’s name to their name by choosing Take On Personally. Sets the status of the synchronized roles to Staffing in Preparation. Activities You run the report for synchronizing project roles from the SAP menu. See also: Staffing Process [Seite 110] Staffing Process Tab Page [Seite 112] Synchronize Project Roles to Staffing Process Use You might have roles that you used in direct staffing that you want to synchronize to the extended staffing process.2008 Activities You use the Responsible for Staffing and Responsible for Resource Search and Candidate Management areas on the Staffing Process tab page when assigning roles.SAP Online Help 12. The report only supports the change from direct staffing to the staffing process. that is. by choosing Resource Management Basic Settings for Project Roles Define Project Role Types. In these areas. managers see only the roles within their own organizational unit. by choosing Resource Management Basic Settings for Project Roles Synchronize Project Roles to Staffing Type. the organizational unit(s) to which they are assigned. by choosing Collaboration Projects Tools Synchronize Project Roles with Staffing Process. You can also run this report from Customizing for Collaboration Projects. You use this transaction to make these roles available for the extended staffing process. You select the client(s) on which the report is run. There is no automated method to return a role from the staffing process to direct staffing. You have changed the project role that you want to make available for the extended staffing process in Customizing for Collaboration Projects. The report: Synchronizes all roles on the specified client(s) that were changed in the IMG activity Define Project Roles for Project Type so that these roles are available for the staffing process.

SAP Online Help 12. see Project Roles [Seite 94] and Creating a Project Role [Seite 97]. From the Projects initial view.2008 See also: Staffing Process – Status [Seite 113] Staffing Process [Seite 110] Resource Search Use You use the resource search function to find suitable and available project resources. then Find Resource. choose the Resources tab page. Prerequisites You created project roles on the Resources tab page of the Projects initial view.09. Features You can enter the following resource search criteria: Search Criteria General project role type that is to be staffed Specified time period Customer/ordering party Area/location Maximum number of hits in the search result Organizational unit Qualifications Availability Selection According to Organizational Structure [Seite 118] Selection According to Qualifications [Seite 119] Selection According to Availability [Seite 121] See General Selection Criteria [Seite 118] Collaboration Projects 116 . The search criteria can be changed in the search function without changing the attributes of the project role itself. You can also check the availability more simply without using the WFD server. For more information. the search function uses all data required for the search from the project role. Integration As search criteria. You use the WFD server to check the availability. You have installed the WFD server as an add-on or connected it as an external system.

Choose Find Resource. 4. Choose Find. 2.SAP Online Help 12. regardless of the selection criteria you enter or the resource’s suitability percentage. Candidates are always included in the search result.. Enter the required search criteria on the General.09. . Enter the required search criteria on the General. E-mail the chosen resource or his or her manager to inform them that you want to include the resource in your project. The system performs the search and displays the results. Candidate managers choose candidates from the results of the search. 5. Candidate managers approve or reject candidates. Qualifications. 3. 4. Assign the resource directly to your project. and Availability tab pages. For more information. Staffing managers assign the candidates to the project roles. 2. Organizational Structure. When using PRP for the extended staffing process: . see: Running a Search [Seite 122] Search Results [Seite 122] Candidates [Seite 130] Activities When using Project Resource Planning (PRP) for direct staffing: . 1. You use the BAdI DPR_RES_SEARCH to change the following settings according to your requirements: Search criteria (and the corresponding user interface) Search logic Search result list For more information. or add the resource to your list of candidates.. 3.. and Availability tab pages. Organizational Structure. Qualifications.2008 You see a green checkmark when the search criteria is entered on one of the tab pages. see the Collaboration Projects Implementation Guide (IMG) under Resource Management Basic Settings for Project Roles BAdI: Configure Resource Search and SAP Note 1009131. The system performs the search and displays the results. 1. See also: General Selection Criteria [Seite 118] Collaboration Projects 117 .

You define areas and locations in Customizing for Collaboration Projects. the project role is not used as a filter. Area/location You can restrict the search to resources that have the specified location or area. qualifications. Selection According to Organizational Structure Use You can enter organizational units as selection criteria. all resources are displayed.2008 Selection According to Organizational Structure [Seite 118] Selection According to Qualifications [Seite 119] Selection According to Availability [Seite 121] Notifying a Selected Resource by E-Mail [Seite 133] General Selection Criteria Prerequisites You are in the Projects initial view on the Resources tab page and have chosen Resource Search and then the General tab page. Maximum number of hits in the search result You can reduce the search time by restricting the number of hits. the system lists all the resources that have already carried out the duties of such a role. Customer/ordering party You can restrict the search to resources who have already carried out work for this customer or ordering party. or availability. Features You can enter the following search criteria: The project role type you are searching for. senior consultant In the search result. Collaboration Projects 118 . for example.09.SAP Online Help 12. If you leave the field blank. that is. by choosing Basic Settings Define Areas and Define Locations and assign them to the resources by choosing Resource Management Business Partner Employee Overview. The time frame required for searches: searches can be based on a selection according to organization.

Deleting an Organizational Unit .2008 Prerequisites You are using organizational management in SAP Human Resources (HR). Expand the organizational structure and choose the required organizational unit(s). Features You can restrict the resource search to particular organizational units. You are in the Projects initial view on the Resources tab page and have chosen Resource Search and then the Organizational Structure tab page. For more information. Activities Specifying an Organizational Unit As a Search Criterion .. The system then selects only the business partners assigned to the selected organizational unit or a lowerlevel organizational unit. 1.09. In the Selected Organizational Units group box. 1. The system displays a search result list from which you can select the qualifications you require. You have distributed the HR master data. You can also use the search function to do this: Make an entry in the Search Term field and choose Search.. Choose Delete Selected Objects. select the organizational unit(s) you want to delete. 2. 3.SAP Online Help 12. The organizational unit is then transferred to the screen area on the right. Collaboration Projects 119 . Save your data. Choose >> (Add Selected Organizational Unit As Search Criterion). Selection According to Qualifications Use You can enter the qualifications of resources as selection criteria. see the Collaboration Projects Implementation Guide (IMG) under Resource Management Basic Settings for Resource Management Application Link Enabling (ALE) for HR Integration and the SAP Notes 312090 and 390380. 2.

In the search results list [Seite 122]. Check whether you want to use all qualifications for tasks and roles as search criteria. If a task and a project role both have the same qualification. Activities . that is. 1. When summarizing the same qualifications. Specify the required proficiency for each qualification. Then choose >> (Add Selected Qualification to Qualification Requirements). . Even if the same qualification is an essential requirement in only one of the two objects (indicated in the Mandatory field). choose Restore. Any changes that you make to qualifications in the resource search are temporary and apply only to the search. Note that in resource management.09. Prerequisites You are in the Projects initial view on the Resources tab page and have chosen Resource Search and then the Qualifications tab page. enter additional qualifications by expanding the qualifications catalog and selecting the required qualification(s).2008 Integration The system automatically displays all qualifications entered so far for the role and the tasks assigned to this role. Collaboration Projects 120 . If required.. Features You can add additional qualifications for the search or delete qualifications locally.SAP Online Help 12. Check the proficiencies and mandatory qualification requirements. See Definition of Qualifications [Seite 108]. The icons by the qualifications indicate whether the qualification comes from the task definition or project role definition. The system then displays both the task icon and the role icon.. alternative qualifications are not taken into account in the calculation of the suitability percentage. The system calculates a resource’s suitability percentage from the difference between the required proficiency of a qualification and the degree to which the resource fulfills this. Select the project role for which you want to find resources. 4. You can specify a minimum suitability percentage in the selection criteria. see Suitability Percentage [Seite 123]. the qualification as a whole is mandatory. the qualification is displayed only once. you always have the option of restoring them to their original state. the system always displays a resource's overqualification as a 100% suitability. 2. If not. For more information. You can also use the search function to do this: Make an entry in the Search Term field and choose Search. 5. delete the ones you do not require. The system then displays the qualifications from the task definition and project role definition again. 3. the system always adopts the highest proficiency. If you have changed the qualifications. The system displays a search results list from which you can select the qualifications you require. they are not transferred to the qualifications in the task definition or project role definition. To do this.

7. choose Find Resource. the qualifications are reset to their initial value. that is. If required. You can only perform a search based on rules if you are using WFD. If you are not using Workforce Deployment (WFD). you can choose a particular weekday and combine it with a monthly recurrence (for example. Organizational Structure. Selection According to Availability Use You can add availability as a search criterion when combined with qualifications and/or organizational searches. Prerequisites You are in the Projects initial view on the Resources tab page and have chosen Resource Search and then the Availability tab page. only qualifications for roles and tasks are displayed the next time they are called.2008 Any changes that you make to qualifications in the resource search are temporary and apply only to the search. you can choose a time pattern for recurring required capacities.09. They cannot be saved. Collaboration Projects 121 . or whether reservations are also included. and Availability tab pages. enter additional selection criteria on the General.SAP Online Help 12. For example. Capacity utilization for the resource You can select whether only hard-booked staffings are taken into account in the availability calculation. you have defined the availability for the business partners in Customizing for Collaboration Projects. Distribute required capacity If you want to perform a search based on rules. by choosing Resource Management Business Partner Employee Overview. To run the search. When you exit the resource search. Features You can enter the following search criteria: Required capacity The system uses the scheduling engine to check the percentage of the required capacity that a resource can fulfill based on the specified period entered on the General tab page. the first Monday of each month). You cannot perform a search with availability as the sole search criterion. 6.

Collaboration Projects 122 . Enter the required search criteria. regardless of their suitability percentage. 1. Choose Find Resource. Result The system displays the search result. in Customizing for Collaboration Projects by choosing Resource Management Business Partner Define Display Details for Business Partner . Only those resources that match the percentage you entered are considered in the availability calculation. Running a Search Prerequisites You are on the Resources Find Resource page in the Projects initial view..SAP Online Help 12.2008 You can only select capacity utilization for the resource as a search criterion if you are using WFD. Minimum availability You can set the minimum percentage of availability for the resource to be considered as a viable candidate. Procedure .09. You can navigate to the detail data of a resource if you require more information. Note You define which information is displayed in the detail data on the General Data tab page. If you leave the field at its default value 0%. The list of search results provides information and functions that help you with further processing. the system displays a list of resources that it determined to be suitable candidates on the basis of the search criteria you defined. . the minimum availability is not used as part of the availability calculation. The list also contains the resources you have saved as candidates.. 2. Search Results After running the search function.

the system uses a profile matchup in the resource search to compare the requirements profile with the resource's Collaboration Projects 123 . choose the header of the column you want to sort. capacity utilization. If you are using WFD. note that the availability can only be made up of the hard bookings or the hard and soft bookings together. The list provides a range of sort functions.09. Organizational unit Suitability percentage Location rate (as a percentage) Availability rate (as a percentage) Overall match (as a percentage) Availability. End of the note. You can also personalize the list to suit your requirements.2008 In addition to the general data for a resource.SAP Online Help 12. and free capacity. Structure The list contains the following information: Name of the person The name is formatted as a link to the detail data for the resource. You can store resources as candidates or firmly assign them to a project straight from the list. To use them. See also: Resource Search Suitability Percentage Definition If you use the Workforce Management Core planning service. This depends on the selection criterion you entered on the Availability tab page. you can view the profile matchup of the person’s qualifications and the qualification requirements. The Projects tab page displays an overview of all projects in which the resource is or was involved. Manager of the resource Area and location Location (as attribute of the business partner) Cost/revenue rate Existing assignments The system indicates whether the resource is already assigned to the role that is currently selected or whether the resource is marked as a candidate. taking into account the soft bookings and hard bookings.

You have processed the following activity in the Implementation Guide: Collaboration Projects Resource Management Qualification Management Activate Qualification Search and Matchup Using WFM Core. Essential requirements are weighted more heavily than optional requirements. There are only two types of priority in relation to requirements: essential requirements and optional requirements.00 %: The person is 40% suitable for the requirements profile The relative proficiencies are the deciding factor in the calculation of the suitability percentage. Integration You have edited the qualifications catalog and scales in the following section of the Implementation Guide: Collaboration Projects Resource Management Qualification Management. the system compares the relative proficiencies: The optimum scenario is that they match. The priority of requirements is not split further because it would not make sense from a business point of view and would not be user-friendly. To determine the degree of requirement satisfaction in relation to the entire profile. the system first checks whether each requirement is covered by the qualification profile.2008 qualification profile and thus determine a suitability percentage. Suitability percentage 100. In Customizing. If the proficiency of the qualification is greater than that of the requirement. To do so. If it is.SAP Online Help 12. the qualification is weighted more heavily.or underqualified. A relative proficiency is determined by viewing the proficiency of the qualification as specified in the resource search in relation to the maximum proficiency that is defined by the qualification scale. The suitability rate can be used to generate hitlists for the staffing of a project. the system always displays overqualifications as a 100% suitability. In the search results list [Seite 122]. The system takes account of the weighting when calculating the proportion of the individual requirements to the entire profile. an over-qualification is weighted less heavily than an under-qualification. In this process. the system then multiplies the calculated value with the percentage of the overall requirements profile.09. because an essential requirement within a requirements profile is more important than an optional requirement of the profile. you can also store your own calculations to determine the suitability rate of a resource. The result is the relative proficiencies of the requirements and of the qualifications. process the following activity in the Implementation Guide for Collaboration Projects: Resource Management Workforce Management Core (WFM Core) Business Settings for WFM Core BAdI: Suitability of Resources by Qualifications. but the resource may instead be over. Use When you start the resource search. If the requirement is mandatory. if the proficiency of the qualification is less than that of the requirement. Note that in Resource Management alternative qualifications are not taken into account in the calculation of the suitability percentage. the resource is overqualified. Collaboration Projects 124 . the resource is under-qualified.00 %: The person is 100% suitable for the requirements profile 40.

The project lead marks a role as vacant so that it can be recognized as an unstaffed or partially staffed role from outside the project. Collaboration Projects 125 . Features You can enter the following criteria for the search: Time frame Project type Role type Area Location Function Qualifications The system displays the search result in a table. Send detail data to yourself in an e-mail Select a project role and choose Send E-Mail. This enables you to search worldwide for the best available talent in an enterprise. or Checklist Items initial view and choose Vacant Roles.09. You can send the detail data of the selected role to yourself if an e-mail address is specified for your user in the system.SAP Online Help 12. From here you can: Create a print version in PDF Export the data to Microsoft Excel Display detail data Select a project role and choose Detail Data. the system displays an e-mail link which you can use to contact this person.2008 Vacant Role Search You use this function to find roles that have not been fully staffed that are available within a certain time frame. Tasks. If a contact person has been specified and this business partner has an e-mail address. Prerequisites You are in the Projects.

the system only takes those roles that have at least this qualification into account. 4. You can also use the search function: Make an entry in the Search Term field and choose Search. 5. Selection by Qualification Use You can choose qualifications as selection criteria for the vacant role search. To run the search. Specify the required proficiency for each qualification. alternative qualifications are not taken into account in the calculation of the suitability percentage.SAP Online Help 12. 6. See Definition of Qualifications [Seite 108]. you can enter your e-mail address in the E-Mail Address field under User Settings User . Activities 3. Integration The system automatically displays all qualifications that exist in the system.2008 Note In cProjects. If a qualification is an essential requirement. The system calculates a role’s suitability percentage from the difference between the required proficiency of a qualification and the degree to which the role fulfills this. Features You can add qualifications you want to use as search criteria or delete those you no longer require. The system also takes roles into account for the suitability percentage that have a language proficiency below this level.09. choose Find Vacant Roles. Staffing of Project Roles with Resources Collaboration Projects 126 . End of the note. you specify "fluent". Example: For language proficiency. The system displays a search results list from which you can select the qualifications you require. Select qualifications by expanding the qualifications catalog and selecting the required qualification(s). Then choose >> (Add Selected Qualification to Qualification Requirements). This data only becomes available the next time you open the search. Note that in resource management. There are only two types of priority for qualifications: essential requirements and optional requirements. The system also takes roles into account which have the qualification but not at the required level of proficiency. Prerequisites You are in the vacant role search. You can specify a minimum suitability percentage in the selection criteria.

see Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Resource Management Basic Settings for Resource Management Application Link Enabling (ALE) for HR Integration and SAP Notes 312090 and 390380. see SAP Library under SAP Business Suite SAP Customer Relationship Management Components and Functions Service Service Resource Planning . End of the note. Staffing can also take place through cProjects. the user is the staffing manager for the responsible organizational unit specified in cProjects. the default value for the required capacity is taken from the minimum remaining. In this case. Project roles are staffed with external resources in SAP Supplier Relationship Management (SAP SRM). unstaffed capacity of the role and the minimum availability of the resource. You can create business partners in the following ways: You can create business partners manually from the SAP menu by choosing: Collaboration Projects Partner .09. You have the following options: Project Lead: The project lead staffs roles directly in cProjects.SAP Online Help You can staff project roles with resources. 12.2008 The project role type determines how project roles are staffed with resources. You cannot staff any project roles with external resources in cProjects. Note For more information about Service Resource Planning. you can transfer your master data. you have to create the resources as business partners in Project Resource Planning. Integration To staff project roles with internal resources. You can create new business partners in Resource Management from the Projects initial view by choosing: Collaboration Projects 127 . For more information. Resource Manager via Authorization: The role is staffed through an external application that has authorization for staffing via the project definition. You can use the Staffed By field in Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Resource Management Basic Settings for Project Roles Define Project Role Types to control which application is used to staff the project roles. The following external options are available for resource planning: The Web-based Resource Planning Application (RPA) from service resource planning in SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM) and the Resources iView from SAP Resource and Portfolio Management (SAP RPM). Master Data Business Partner Maintain Business If you use SAP Human Resources. Resource Manager via Responsible Organization: The role is staffed through an external application. When you create a staffing. Staffing can also take place through cProjects.

capacitive staffing assignments) in cProjects.SAP Online Help Resources Project Role Definition Staffing . concrete assignments) in the RPA. provided that distribution is permitted for the role. you have the following options: Multiple resources to a single project role If you select the Edit in Parallel indicator in Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Resource Management Basic Settings for Project Roles Define Project Role Types . If you use Collaboration Projects together with the resource planning application (RPA) from SAP CRM. see Creating a Business Partner. we recommend that you only use role types that do not permit distribution because distribution is not supported in the RPA. Features Project Role List The project definition screen area on the left displays the project roles with their status and assigned resources.09.2008 For more information. You can also choose to display a configurable staffing action that supports the staffing process. 12. This is based on the time frame and required capacity. you can display detailed information about the resource. You cannot tell that these staffings come from the RPA. A single resource to multiple roles You can assign a single resource to a role more than once. When you select a row. staffings are allowed to overlap. If you click the link that is the name of the resource. Recommendation When using cProjects with the RPA. When making assignments. you can display the distribution for the staffing. Note Collaboration Projects 128 . You can display the percentage of availability for the role. they appear as project role staffings (that is. If you then change and save one of these assignments. that is. for different time frames. End of the recommendation. you actually create a staffing. Project Role Staffing in Time Frame <…> This displays the resources assigned to the selected project role with the required capacity and time frame assigned. note the following special feature: When the resource planner creates appointments (that is. Prerequisites You are on the Resources tab page in the Projects initial view where you choose Project Role Definition and then the Person Assignment tab page. The staffing then appears in this (possibly unintentionally) changed form in the RPA too.

organizations. You also reach this view if you choose Enter in the Resource field. Store resources as candidates Staff project roles with resources Create new resources and business partners Note Before creating a business partner. End of the note. To staff a project role with a suitable resource. End of the note. you can e-mail the selected resources or their managers from the application to notify them that they have been assigned to a project or have received a task.2008 You make the required settings in Customizing for Collaboration Projects. Candidates You see all resources you have saved as candidates in this area. Note You cannot delete. function. or business partners To select a resource in the search result. If you want to staff the project role with a placeholder temporarily. The resource search opens with the search results. End of the note. use the Staff with N. After storing resources as candidates or assigning them to a project. first select the relevant row. use the search function to check that it does not already exist. Resource Search for Project Role You reach this view if you used the Resource field to search for a business partner that is not unique. You can also choose to display a configurable staffing action that supports the staffing process. you can: Use the resource search Directly assign a preferred candidate Save a preferred candidate and also use the resource search function to find other suitable resources.SAP Online Help 12. Select Resource The following options are available in this group box: Search for existing resources. Collaboration Projects 129 . or copy staffings that were created using the Shopping Cart tab page via SRM directly at this point. You can then use the pushbuttons to make the assignment. see Candidates.N.09. For more information. by choosing Resource Management Business Partner Define Display Details for Business Partner . change. For more information.

For more information about creating the Staffings tab page. see SAP Note 979978. When you have WFM Core [Extern] running you can display the availability percentage for the candidate based on the period and the required capacity. enables you to branch to the relevant project role. You can e-mail [Seite 133] candidates to notify them of the project. regardless of your selection criteria or the suitability rate determined by the system. See also: Staffing Actions Creating a Business Partner Reserving Resources Staffing Project Roles with Resources Storing Resources As Candidates Candidates Definition Candidates are resources that you want to designate for a particular project role.2008 see Candidates. you can either use the input help or enter the name and choose Enter. a customer’s preferences. such as any agreements reached by telephone. on the Projects tab page. and contains detailed information about previous staffings. You can directly assign your candidates to the project at any time.SAP Online Help 12. Use You can define your candidates in the system. or if the resource has accepted but you still have to speak with the manager. End of the note. They may include your personal preferences. You can also create a new tab page with the name Staffings that displays the project role staffings of the business partner. or remove them from the candidates list. the system displays the projects in which the business partner is responsible for at least one project element.09. The candidates are always included in the results list of the resource search. the system displays a dialog box that shows the details of the business partner. You can enter a note for each of your candidates. Structure The candidates list displays the following information: Name of the resource Collaboration Projects 130 . Here. or resources that the resource search found to be suitable but that you do not yet want to firmly book. Note When you click the name of a staffing in the Project Role Staffing group box or click the name of a candidate in the Candidates group box. To select candidates.

2008 See also: Staffing Actions [Seite 131] Storing Resources As Candidates [Seite 133] Staffing of Project Roles with Resources [Seite 126] Staffing Actions Use The icons displayed in the Action column represent the status or the action for staffings and the assignment of candidates. Depending on the implementation. actions for staffing and candidates can differ. You use this function to create resources or organizations as business partners.SAP Online Help The name is formatted as a link to the resource’s detail data. you have to create the resources as business partners in Project Resource Planning. Collaboration Projects 131 . See also: Staffing of Project Roles with Resources [Seite 126] Candidates [Seite 130] Creating a Business Partner Use To be able to staff project roles with resources. Prerequisites The Action column is only displayed if you created actions and icons for these actions in Customizing for Collaboration Projects by choosing Resource Management Basic Settings for Project Roles Define Staffing Actions.09. Name of the person with personnel responsibility for the resource Name of the organizational unit Comments A configurable project action used to support the staffing process 12.

gender.09. see Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Resource Management Basic Settings for Resource Management Application Link Enabling (ALE) for HR Integration and the SAP Notes 312090 and 390380. In the Projects initial view. choose the Resources tab page. choose Collaboration Projects Maintain Business Partner. you can do this in the SAP menu as described above. 2. you can transfer your master data. we recommend that you always create business partners via the SAP menu or transfer them using ALE. Save your entries. note the information under “Creating a business partner with HR integration”. Enter the required data and choose Create. Secondly.SAP Online Help 12. In the SAP menu. If you want to create extra external resources. Note that you cannot enter all business partner data (for example. 1.. address. For more information. If you are using HR integration. You have to complete the missing data later on by choosing Maintain Business Partner in the SAP menu. Choose Show Search and then Create. The system creates the business partner in the resource role. Creating a business partner with HR integration Master Data Business Partner If you are using SAP Human Resources. 4. then the Staffing view. To avoid having to exit the application. you create the new business partner in the employee role.2008 Prerequisites You need structural authorizations (see Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Resource Management Organizational Management Structural Organization Assign Authorization Profiles to Users). Creating a business partner in the application This function is only intended for cases where you want to assign a business partner in the application and notice that the business partner does not exist yet in the system. Choose Create Person or Create Organization. 3. Procedure Creating a business partner from the SAP menu You first have to create a new business partner as a general business partner. You can use it straight away as a resource or candidate. you can enter the business partner directly from cProjects. or form of address) if you do this. 3. Therefore. Enter the required data. Only then is the business partner available in cProjects. See also: Staffing of Project Roles with Resources [Seite 126] Collaboration Projects 132 . . 2.. 1. you can only create business partners for project role types that are not relevant to the WFD Server. . In the application. In this case use the business partner role resource.

You can create templates for the e-mails in Customizing for Collaboration Projects by choosing Resource Management Basic Settings for Resource Collaboration Projects 133 . 3. The resource is displayed in the Candidates group box. If there is more than one match. Procedure . such as time periods and required capacities. see Staffing of Project Roles with Resources [Seite 126].2008 Storing Resources As Candidates Prerequisites The resource has been created as a business partner in Resource Management. See also: Candidates [Seite 130] Notifying a Selected Resource by E-Mail Use You can e-mail the selected resources or their managers to notify them that they have been assigned to a project or have received a task.SAP Online Help 12. If the name you entered matches only one candidate. Choose Candidate. For more information. The system automatically inserts project data. the system assigns the resource as a candidate straight away. To do so. Create a comment.09. Select the required resource in the list. Note that the system uses the e-mail address from the business partner data. Save your data. You are on the Resources tab page of the Projects initial view: Project Role Definition Resource Search Person Assignment or You can also make resources from the search results list [Seite 122] candidates. 2. In the Candidate field. enter the first and last name of the resource and choose Add Candidate.. if required. 1. 4. select the resource and choose Add to Candidates. the system displays the compatible resources in the search result.

see SAP Note 945675. 4.SAP Online Help Management 12. 3.0 Workstation as an operating system. you can enter a note to the effect that you have notified the resource about the project.09. you can do so later on. Prerequisites You have defined e-mail templates. Make changes as required (only in a non-Unicode system). You have entered the e-mail address in the business partner data. 1. If you have not entered the e-mail address of a business partner. To do this. Choose Send. Choose the pushbutton to send e-mails. 2. You are in the Projects initial view at one of the following places on the Resources tab page: On the Staffing tab page in the Project Role Staffing group box On the Staffing tab page in the Candidates group box In the Resource Search in the Search Result group box Procedure There are functions for sending e-mails at various places in the application.0 is restricted to 260 characters for hyperlinks with a mailto URL.. If you have Windows NT 4. carry out the steps described in the "Creating a business partner from the SAP menu" section under Creating a Business Partner [Seite 131]. In the Candidates and Project Role Staffing group boxes. . For more information. This is because Windows NT 4. the system sends a blank e-mail. If you have not defined any templates in your project language. the text does not appear completely when an e-mail is created. The mail template is displayed (only in a non-Unicode system). Staffing Project Roles with Resources Collaboration Projects 134 .2008 Assign Forms for E-mail and Groupware Communication. The functions or pushbuttons for sending e-mails in a Unicode system differ to those in a system that does not use Unicode.

End of the note. Prerequisites You are on one of the following tab pages of the Projects Resources initial view: Staffing. 3. 5. the role is staffed straight away. Collaboration Projects 135 . Note If a row is selected in the table.2008 Once you have found a suitable resource for your project and the resource has agreed to participate in the project. 2. In the project role overview in the screen area on the left. select the project role that you want to staff with a resource. Save your entries.09. Select the candidate you require. End of the note. Note If a row is selected in the table. 4. 4. In the project role overview in the screen area on the left. To allow you more flexibility in the assignment.SAP Online Help 12. in the Project Role Staffing group box Staffing. Select the relevant row in the search result. Choose Staff. 3. Enter the name or number of the business partner in the Resource field. Save your entries. If this is not the case. If the name or number is unique. select the project role that you want to staff with a resource. in the Candidates group box In the Search Result in the Resource Search Procedure Staffing a project role with a resource on the Staffing tab page 1. the system replaces the existing resource with the resource you entered. you can staff project roles with resources at various places in the application. you can staff the project role with the resource. Staffing a project role with a resource on the Candidates tab page 1. the system replaces the existing resource with the resource you entered. 2. the resource search opens and the system displays the possible resources in the search result. Choose Staff.

in the Candidates group box In the Search Result in the Resource Search Resources initial view: Procedure . In the project role overview in the screen area on the left. select the project role that you want to staff with a resource. if you do not yet have a contract for the project or the resource's manager has not yet approved the assignment.2008 Assigning a resource from the search result of the resource search 1. You may want to do so. Select the Res. deselect the indicator. 2. indicator on the Staffing tab page. Result The resources are displayed in the project role overview in the screen area on the left.SAP Online Help 12. Prerequisites You are on one of the following tab pages of the Projects Staffing in the project role definition Staffing.09. 3. 1. The resource staffing is only reserved and not a hard booking. Save your entries. Choose Staff Project Role. Save your data. Collaboration Projects 136 . If you want to create a hard booking for a reserved resource later on. Staff the required project role with the resource of your choice as described in Staffing Project Roles with Resources [Extern]. Reserving Resources Use If you have found a suitable resource for a project role in your project. 4. Result The resource is reserved for the project role. for example. 3. 2. you can first reserve the resource for the role.. Select the required resource. in parentheses after the project role that they are staffing.

the system issues error messages as appropriate and does not automatically adjust any intervals. you have to adjust the intervals to remove the overlap and then save them. the system responds as follows: If the start date of the first interval is before the start date of the role or staffing. For more information. If two intervals overlap. Features When you call the Check Intervals function. the system checks the generic intervals in the background. the system inserts another interval after it to close the gap. Collaboration Projects 137 . If there is a gap between any two intervals. This procedure triggers a workflow and your request is forwarded to the responsible line manager who can approve or reject the booking. the system inserts an interval that closes the gap.SAP Online Help 12. Prerequisites You created a project role whose project role type supports distribution in Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Resource Management Basic Settings for Project Roles Define Project Role Types. Creating a Soft Booking for a Resource Use You use this procedure to create a soft booking a resource for a project. If you save the intervals without explicitly calling the function for checking the generic intervals. see Workflow for Resource-Booking Statuses [Seite 138]. If the finish date of the last interval is after the finish date of the role or staffing. The system cannot know which of the two intervals you want to change. Prerequisites You have the required staffing authorization. the system issues an error message and you cannot save. Therefore. the system brings the finish date of the interval forward to the finish date of the role or staffing. It adjusts the intervals if necessary (see Features). If the finish date of the last interval is before the finish date of the role or staffing. The system checks whether the intervals follow on from one another without any gaps and whether they fill the entire time frame between the start and finish date of the project role or staffing. the system inserts another interval in front of it to close the gap. the system moves the start date of the interval to the start date of the role or staffing. If the start date of the first interval is after the start date of the role or staffing.09.2008 Generic Interval Check Use When you distribute the required capacity of a project role or staffing manually over several intervals and then choose Check Intervals.

Result The line manager of the soft booked resource receives an e-mail asking him or her to approve or reject the booking by executing a work item in the inbox of his or her universal worklist. Process Flow 9.SAP Online Help 12. If this is the case. 6. Collaboration Projects 138 . Select the Res. the resource manager(s). 10.2008 You have defined Soft Booked as the default booking type for resources by implementing the method SET_DEFAULTS_UPON_CREATION of the BAdI: Check/Change Fields in cProjects for the filter BAG (Business Partner Links). Workflow for Resource-Booking Statuses Purpose You can use an SAP Business Workflow [Extern] in cProjects to trigger an approval or rejection of a resource booking or to change a soft booking of a resource to a hard booking. Find and assign a resource to the role. Open a project and navigate to the Resources tab page within the project. the workflow automatically converts the booking from Soft Booked to Hard Booked in the background and the process continues. Create a new role or open an existing role. Prerequisites You have completed the IMG activity Activate Workflows in Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Basic Settings. You can find this BAdI in Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Global Enhancements to Project Elements Business Add-Ins (BAdIs) BAdI: Check/Change Fields in cProjects.09. The line manager of the resource for whom a soft booking was created and for whom you want to create a hard booking. The workflow is triggered when a resource is assigned to a project role or an old booking is changed and the booking type of a resource is marked as Soft Booked by a resource manager. A work item appears in the line manager’s inbox under Home Overview Inbox containing the booking details and the pushbuttons Approve Booking and Reject Booking. receives a mail containing a link to the portal from where he or she can approve or reject the booking. If the booking type is successfully converted from soft-booked to hard-booked. he or she needs to execute the booking again by means of a new work item. Go to the Staffing tab page within the role. The line manager receives a mail if the conversion of the booking type failed. checkbox in the staffing table for the resource that was assigned in the previous step. Procedure 4. 11. 5. If the line manager approves the booking. 7. 8. for instance if the project or role is locked. 12.

0. Collaboration Projects 139 . Select the resource in the staffing list.09. 5. You are in the Projects initial view on the Resources tab page and have chosen Staffing.2008 project manager(s). 2. you can send a groupware task to the resource's mailbox. If the line manager rejects the booking. and the resource receive a mail notifying them that the booking was confirmed. The resource can now create concrete appointments from this groupware task.0. . You are using Workforce Deployment (WFD) 2. and the resource receive a mail notifying them that the booking was rejected. Choose Send. Edit the required groupware task. Creating a Groupware Task Use After staffing a project role with a resource. Procedure . the booking type remains unchanged as softbooked and the resource manager(s). 13. The groupware task contains information about the time frame and the required capacity of the staffing. 3.SAP Online Help 12. Resource managers can be assigned the following project role types: Project Lead Resource Manager via Authorization Resource Manager via Responsible Organization You can make the required assignments in the IMG for cProjects under Resource Management Basic Settings for Project Roles Define Project Role Types. Prerequisites You have imported cProjects to SAP CRM 5... project manager(s). 4. the system sends the data from the project role (required capacity and time frame) as a groupware task to the resource's mailbox. 1. Result Once you have saved. Choose Groupware Task. Save your data.

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The resource manager staffs project roles with suitable and available resources.

Multi-Project Management
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Projects often depend on other projects that have different persons in charge of them. You can map these cross-project relationships in the structure of your project. The following interproject link [Extern] scenarios are available for this purpose: Subproject [Extern] Mirrored task [Extern] Program [Extern]

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Your system administrator has permitted the use of cross-project structures for the current project type (see Customizing for Collaboration Projects, IMG activity Define Project Types).

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For more information on working with the individual types of inter-project links, see: Work with Subprojects [Seite 140] Work with Mirrored Tasks [Seite 142] Work with Programs [Seite 144]

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When you work with subprojects, a task of a project is created as a separate subproject, for example, because a different department or a subcontractor is responsible for the task. To map this relationship, you create an inter-project link between the task of the master project and the project definition of the subproject. A task of a master project can only ever be linked to a single subproject. The subproject can, however, also be the master project for other subprojects which enables you to map multilevel project hierarchies. The following graphic explains the scenario:

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A task that represents a subproject must not contain any subtasks in the master project. Apart from this, it behaves like a normal task that you can process and confirm.

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Your system administrator has permitted the use of subprojects for the current project type (see Customizing for Collaboration Projects, IMG activity Define Project Types). You have at least display authorization in the subproject. You have entered persons responsible for the task in the master project and for the project definition of the subproject (see Creating Basic Data for a Task [Seite 54] or Creating Basic Data for a Project Definition [Seite 43]). Note the prerequisites under Alerts [Seite 67] if you want the system to be able to inform the responsible persons about changes.

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When you create the inter-project link, the project lead of the subproject receives a message to inform him about the inter-project link. The message contains the dates for the task that belongs to the master project. The project lead can adjust the dates of the subproject manually; there is no automatic adjustment. Messages are also sent in the following cases: If a date is changed in the master project or subproject If the master project or subproject is deleted If the inter-project link is deleted A task that represents a subproject is shown by the following icon in the project structure of the master project: Task for Subproject. An additional area that contains information about the master project appears on the Basic Data tab page for the project definition within the subproject (see Creating Basic Data for a Project Definition [Seite 43]).

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1. Create a task that you want to represent a subproject or navigate to a task that already exists. 2. On the Basic Data tab page, enter the number of the subproject that the task is to represent. When you save, the system creates the inter-project link and displays the name of the subproject. You can display the subproject data by clicking the name of the subproject. If you have authorization to edit the subproject, you can switch to change mode after you have opened the subproject by choosing Display/Change. 3. To delete the inter-project link, delete the entry under Subproject.

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If tasks or phases of a project are influenced by another task (original task [Extern]) in a different project, the project leader of the dependent project must be informed about changes made to the original task. You can include the original task as a mirrored task in the structure of the existing project, for this purpose. The following graphic explains the scenario:

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If the dates for the mirrored task are outside the limits of the superior project element, the system issues a warning. If you create relationships between the mirrored task and other tasks, the mirrored task dates influence the dates of the linked tasks when scheduling.

Prerequisites
Your system administrator has permitted the use of mirrored tasks for the current project type (see Customizing for Collaboration Projects, IMG activity Define Project Types). You need at least display authorization for the original task to be able to create a mirrored task. To display the original task, you also need display authorization for the project definition to which the original task belongs. Note the prerequisites under Alerts [Seite 67] if you want the system to be able to inform the responsible persons about changes.

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You can make the following changes to the mirrored task: Enter a name Change authorizations Set a manual severity Edit relationships with other tasks [Seite 78] Delete mirrored tasks This also deletes the link to the original task. The data of the original task is visible in the dependent project but you cannot change it. Even if you have authorization to make changes in the original task, you still cannot change the data. If the original task has subtasks, they are not visible here. If the dates of the original task change or if the original task is deleted, the person responsible for the project element to which the mirrored task is assigned is informed. The person responsible for the original task is only informed when the mirrored task is created and deleted.

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Larger projects are often realized in several different projects that belong together. In order to map these complex project structures, you can assign other projects or programs to a project with the project category program; this gives you an overview of the whole context. A program has neither tasks nor checklists, only a project definition and the phases that are relevant to all projects. The project definition and the phases can contain objects such as documents, collaborations, or object links. The following graphic explains the scenario:

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If you assign a project or another program to a program, you can transfer the phases of the project or program to the program automatically or manually according to the phase type. However, automatic assignment only works if no assignment already exists. Changes made to the dates in the program phases trigger a message which informs the persons responsible for the assigned phases. In the same way, the person responsible for the program receives a message if the dates of the assigned phases change. The assigned projects and phases do not appear in the project structure but on two separate tab pages:

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If the assigned project contains several phases with the same phase type. This enables you to display all objects below a subproject in graphical form.09. Either choose Automatic Assignment or make an assignment manually. you can use the Assign Phases function to assign a selected project phase to a program phase. Create a project with the project type program (see Creating a Project Definition [Seite 31] ). You can open the assigned projects or phases from the overview in display mode. tasks. 3. 5. 2. In the automatic assignment. Activities . 1. Program You can expand a program phase to display the assigned phases and the structures they contain. You can branch to the project elements from the multi-project monitor and edit them. Mirrored task You can expand a mirrored task to display the original task and the structure it contains. The Assigned Phases tab page displays all phases that are assigned to the program phase. In manual assignment. Assign other projects to the project on the Assigned Projects tab page. you can switch to change mode here. the system does not make an assignment. Select a project and choose Phase Assignment. You can also use the multi-project monitor to display the following inter-project link scenarios in graphical form with more display options than in the graphical view: Subproject You can expand a task with a subproject to display the subproject and the structure it contains. This enables you to display all objects below the original task. If the program does not contain any phases with the same phase type. or checklist items at the same time. If you have the appropriate authorization.2008 On the Assigned Projects tab page. the system assigns the first phase with this phase type. Collaboration Projects 145 . The tab page is available on the project definition level. You also select the phases of the assigned projects that you want to assign to the program phases.SAP Online Help 12. You get an overview of all phases in the current program and all phases in the assigned project. 4. the system assigns the phases to each other according to their phase type. The tab page is available on the program phase level. Navigate to the project definition in the project structure. you assign the projects to the program that belong to the program. Multi-Project Monitor You use this function to call and compare multiple projects..

Note When you select a project element in the structure. the system automatically uses the calendar view that best suits the duration of the process. Checklists are only displayed in the structure tree and not in the graphic. choose Refresh. the system opens a new window. When you select a project element in the structure. In the standard system. These are displayed in red unless they have already been marked as milestones. The relationships of a particular task are only displayed in the multi-project monitor if you are currently displaying the superior project of the task in the multi-project monitor. You can close this window when you have finished making your changes. If you want to create a title for the printout. or checklist items in the dashboard and chosen Open Multi-Project Monitor. the system automatically positions the calendar in such a way that the start of the project element appears at the left edge. End of the note.09. The Print Preview button allows you to set print parameters and display the current appearance of the graphic for printing. Tasks whose buffer is less than or equal to 0 are part of the critical path. Features General Functions You can choose which view of the calendar you want the system to display in the multi-project monitor from the View dropdown box. Prerequisites You have selected multiple projects. Checklist items are indicated by (Checklist Item). To make your changes visible in the multi-project monitor. Collaboration Projects 146 . you can change the header of the multi-project monitor. the system automatically positions the calendar in such a way that the start of the project element appears at the left edge. You use the Print button to print the current project. the entire duration of the project and all displayed rows are printed. Note When you edit a project element in the multi-project monitor.2008 Note If an object is used in more than one project that you are displaying in the multi-project monitor. End of the note.SAP Online Help 12. tasks. it is displayed multiple times. If you selected the Overview view. End of the note. Display Tasks you marked as milestones are indicated by (Milestone). The Navigate button allows you to specify the section of the project you want the system to display in the multi-project monitor. The view does not contain the dates from the object links.

phases. the system filters by all project elements whose names start with "Proj". If you set the filter for the object type checklist. End of the note. "Project B". 3. Note If you set the filter for the object type tasks. the system only filters the checklist by the condition project element name. Since mirrored tasks do not have all the attributes of a task. 4. The system automatically selects all lower-level elements of these project elements even if they are not currently visible in the tree. Note The filter condition time frame is not relevant to checklists or checklist references because these project elements do not have any dates. 7. You can use the standard wildcard characters here. the system also takes mirrored tasks into account. 2. for example. The system then displays all projects in the filter result whose time frame (calculated start date to calculated finish date) is partly or completely within the time frame specified. Select a start and finish date for the time frame. the system only filters the task by the conditions project element name. Choose Set Filter. End of the example.2008 Setting the Filter in the Multi-Project Monitor You can set a filter with certain conditions in the multi-project monitor. the system also takes checklist references into account. Collaboration Projects 147 . The dropdown list contains system statuses and customer statuses from the status profiles that are used in the project structure. time frame. and system status. or "proj. xyz".SAP Online Help 12.09. The system uses the earliest or latest dates that are defined in the user settings to calculate the start and finish date. Select one or more values for the status. End of the note. The character * represents any character string and the character + stands for any character. 6. Enter a generic character string as the project element name. The system does not differentiate between upper and lower case. for example. "Project A". Select one or more values for the criticality level. 5. Here. In the structure tree on the left. or tasks. projects. Procedure 1. Select the object types you want to include. Open one or more project elements in the multi-project monitor. 8. select the checkbox under Filter for all project elements to which you want to apply the filter. Example If you enter Proj*.

If you choose Reset Filter. You can use the standard wildcard characters here.2008 10. the system displays the unfiltered view with all project elements. 13. the system resets the filter to the initial conditions. as required.SAP Online Help 9. If you set the filter for tasks and/or checklist items. If you choose Delete Filter. Snapshots cannot be changed. 11. The following version types are available: Snapshots Snapshots enable you to create a momentary representation of an operational project so that you can track the status of the project at different times. The filter result then contains all the project elements whose responsible role belongs to the project role type selected here. The system retains the previous filter conditions. Select one or more values for the priority. Under Responsible. Enter a generic character string for the group and search field. Choose Cancel if you do not want to start the filter function. which you can refine. 12. Choose Apply to start the filter function. 14. The system then displays the following fields that you can use to define additional filter conditions: Process Mandatory Relevant for Approval If you set the filter for tasks. You can use the search help to do this by searching for the person or business partner by their role. The system then displays the following fields that you can use to define additional filter conditions: Milestone Task Type Percentage Complete Result The system displays the filter results in a list. user. the system shows attributes that you can only set for tasks. the system shows attributes that you can only set for these two object types. Select the responsible project role type you require.09. You can restrict the result further as required by choosing Set Filter again. or name. 12. The character * represents any character string and the character + stands for any character. Project Versions Use This function enables you to create project versions [Extern] based on project templates and for operational projects. The system does not differentiate between upper and lower case. Simulations Collaboration Projects 148 . select a person or business partner who is responsible for the project elements to be filtered.

for example. Simulations enable you to test. The settings do not have versions. the system displays the accounting data of the operational project. but not the objects themselves. you cannot choose here. for project templates. Simulations You can perform costing for project roles and resources for simulations. Features Note that the current Customizing settings always apply in the case of project versions. See also: Work with Versions [Seite 150] Creation of Simulations und Snapshots [Seite 151] Creation of Snapshots in the Background [Seite 153] Collaboration Projects 149 . The system copies all project data to the project version for both version types. IMG activity Define Project Types). The actual simulation data cannot be transferred to Controlling. the system copies the costing to the snapshot. In a snapshot. you can reconcile the simulation with another simulation or with the operational project. However. Snapshots If you create a snapshot of an operational project that has not been transferred to Controlling yet. The project version number is made up of the version number and the project number. A project version is always based on a version [Extern].SAP Online Help 12. If the changes produce the desired result. If the project has already been transferred. If the project has already been transferred. You can change most of the simulation data. or without a template. The status is an exception to this. for a simulation you can assign any project number because a project in a version can have several simulations. The object links are references to the operational objects.2008 You can create simulations for operational projects.09. You can save simulations and call them again later on. the effects certain changes will have on an operational project. the project number always corresponds to the number of the operational project because there can only ever be one snapshot for a project in a version. The user interface is the same as that for an operational project although the fields for a snapshot are not ready for input. the system copies the costing to the simulation and you can perform costing for the simulation again. you can either display the accounting data of the operational project or perform costing for the simulation again. it cannot be changed. The system does not take the simulation data into account in Workforce Management Core [Extern]. If you create a simulation of an operational project that has not been transferred to Controlling yet. The actual snapshot data cannot be transferred to Controlling. The actual costs are not transferred to a simulation. Existing object links are also transferred to the project version. Prerequisites Your system administrator allows versions to be used for the current project type (see Customizing for Collaboration Projects.

Prerequisites You defined input templates in Customizing for Collaboration Projects by choosing Structure Define Permitted Version Numbers. A version for the version type simulation can contain any number of simulations. To open version management. edit.09.. you have to create an individual version for each snapshot. Features Versions specify the basic data for project versions [Extern].SAP Online Help 12. Note the following when entering data: The input template specifies the form the version numbers take: + stands for a single character * stands for a string of characters of any length at the end of the version number. We recommend that you assign authorizations for creating global versions and local versions separately. You need authorization for the CPRO_VSHDR authorization object to create and delete versions. Then choose Version Management. If you want to create more than one snapshot for a project or template. Activities . see SAP Solution Manager under Solutions/Applications SAP PLM Configuration Structures SAP cProject Suite 4. go to the Versions initial view and select the Version Type. and the version type (simulation or snapshot). There are global versions and local versions: Global versions are intended for use across the whole enterprise. and delete versions. the version number. Local versions are intended for use in your own evaluations. the maximum length is 24 characters Collaboration Projects 150 . A version for the version type snapshot can contain any number of snapshots for different projects or project templates but only ever one snapshot for a project or template. the validity.50 Basic Settings for cProjects Business Customizing Making Settings for Version Management. For more information. for example.2008 Reconciliation and Comparison of Versions [Seite 153] Deletion of Project Versions [Seite 156] Work with Versions Use You use this function to create.

If you create a project version for a project that is the target of a project link. the simulation is also assigned the operational projects that belong to the program. or a project with a mirrored task). for example. IMG activity Define Project Types). you create a simulation of a program.SAP Online Help 12. The system automatically transfers the Archived indicator from Customizing. master project for a subproject. Example You select an input template SIM+++. Procedure Note the following: If you create simulations or snapshots for a project that is linked to another project (program. For more information. If. the simulation of a master project is assigned the link to the operational subproject. You have administration authorization for the project or project template for which you want to create simulations or snapshots. You select an input template SIM*. the system does not copy the link. Creation of Simulations and Snapshots Prerequisites Your system administrator allows versions to be used for the current project type (see Customizing for Collaboration Projects. This applies to the following projects: Part of a program Subproject Project that contains an original task for a mirrored task For more information about linked projects. You created a version (see Work with Versions [Seite 150]). If it has been selected. You can only delete those versions that do not contain project versions. They are then deleted in the archiving deletion run. you cannot use the version. see Multi-Project Management [Seite 140].09. In the same way. Collaboration Projects 151 . the link is copied and refers to the linked operational object. Your version number must start with SIM and be 6 characters long in total. Your version number must start with SIM and can be of any length although the maximum total length is 24 characters. If you create a simulation without a template. If you do not enter a validity. you only need the general authorization for creating projects. see Deletion of Project Versions [Seite 156].2008 The version can only be used to create a simulation or snapshot if it has been released and is valid at the time of creating the simulation or snapshot. you can archive the simulations and snapshots for this version but cannot delete them manually.

this simulation does not contain any data.09. Choose Create. For a simulation you automatically keep the administration authorization. 5. Creating Simulations and Snapshots from Project Processing . change the data if necessary and save the simulation. 1. Save the project. 5. 1. Enter the following data: For snapshots: The project number of the project for which you want to create the snapshot. 7. 2. you create the simulation for the operational project you chose as the template. Choose Create. You can make changes to a simulation. Choose the Snapshots or Simulations tab page. Therefore. you create a simulation with all the data and the project type of the template.SAP Online Help 12. Select the version type you want to create..2008 Creating Simulations and Snapshots from the Initial View . Choose Continue. 6. 4. 2. 3. Open the Project Versions tab page in your project.. For a snapshot the system copies the authorizations from the operational project. you create a simulation manually. You can enter a project type straight away or after you created the simulation. Result You created a project version. See also: Creation of Snapshots in the Background [Seite 153] Collaboration Projects 152 . When you choose Project. The system saves a snapshot automatically because you cannot change any data here. Project Template. If you choose Project. Once you have created a simulation. or Simulation. 4. You can also perform a reconciliation and a comparison [Seite 155]. Open the Versions initial view. For simulations: The project number you want to assign to the simulation The template type you want to use If you choose No Template. Enter the version for which you want to create a project version. 3. Choose Create and enter the data.

CCMS Note that you have to create a separate version for each snapshot you create in the background because you can only use a version once for a project. it is only possible to compare or reconcile the project data if the projects are based on the same templates or if the project versions belong to the same project. When you carry out the batch job. choose Tools Jobs Definition in the cProjects back-end system. Messages in the log inform you about which versions are valid and in which version a snapshot was created. It is not possible to create them in accordance with specific business transactions. Enter a placeholder for the first characters of this name (for example. SNAP*) as a version in the batch job. it could be because: The version has not been released The version was not valid at the appropriate point in time A snapshot already exists for the current project in the specified version Activities To create a snapshot manually in the cProjects back-end system. choose Collaboration Projects Versions Create Snapshots in the SAP Menu and enter a version number and project number. Then release them.09. Features A log is available after you have carried out this function and contains the following information: Versions that match your selection criteria Versions in which snapshots can currently be created Success message stating that a snapshot was created for the project you entered If a snapshot could not be created.SAP Online Help 12. the system checks the validity of the possible versions and creates a project version with the version that is currently valid. You want to create a snapshot every month for a whole year: Create twelve versions each with a validity period of one month and whose names all start with the same characters.2008 Creation of Snapshots in the Background Use You can create snapshots manually or let the system create them automatically at a given time. However. To schedule the creation of snapshots in the background. Reconciliation and Comparison of Versions You use this function to compare or reconcile certain project data. Collaboration Projects 153 .

In a reconciliation you can transfer the data of a version to a simulation or an operational project.09. administration data) Relationships Resources End of the note. there is no automatic reconciliation. only the differences. by choosing Define Project Types. the system uses red. Features In a comparison the system displays two projects or versions next to each other. You decide which project elements are to be transferred. In both functions. The system uses yellow traffic lights to display differences that you cannot change with a reconciliation. even if there are differences. the system takes the following data into account: Project element data Status Documents Collaborations Object links Authorizations Note Some data cannot be reconciled. the status of the target project still permits changes (status Created or Released). or only the matches. for example: o o o o All project element data whose status in the target project does not permit any more changes Data that cannot be changed in general (for example. You have authorization to display the project or version. In both cases. If the system does not display any traffic lights. Prerequisites Your system administrator has permitted the use of versions for the current project type in Customizing for Collaboration Projects. Snapshots are not reconciled. No data is changed. For a reconciliation. Here you can choose whether you want the system to display all the values. If you expand the structure on one side. the system automatically expands the corresponding structure on the Collaboration Projects 154 .2008 Integration You use version reconciliation to upload Microsoft Project data to cProjects (see Importing of Project Data).SAP Online Help 12. yellow. Clicking a traffic light gives you a detailed view of which data is different and which data is the same. no data exists. and green traffic lights to show which parts of the data are different and which parts are the same.

09. Caution You cannot delete project elements by reconciliation in an operational project. If you want to see more detailed information about the traffic lights. Choose the version type Simulation in the Versions initial view. 3. End of the caution. Select the project elements whose data you want to reconcile with the data of the target project. 3.. 4.SAP Online Help 12. you cannot delete elements from the source version if they do not have a corresponding element in the target version. open the detail view by clicking a traffic light and then select the data you want to reconcile. The system compares the information in the selected projects. Select a project from under Project for Comparison and choose Compare. 1. Enter the version and the operational project that you want to compare with another project. The system searches for projects that you can reconcile with the project you entered. 5. 2. The system compares the information in the selected projects. In the column with the traffic lights. The system searches for projects that you can compare with the project you entered. See also: Performing Reconciliations and Comparisons Performing Reconciliations and Comparisons Performing a Comparison . Choose Identify Projects for Comparison. 2. If you want to reconcile individual parts of the project element data. Enter the simulation you want to reconcile with another project. In the reconciliation. 1. 6. click a traffic light. Collaboration Projects 155 .. 4. You can also display only the matches or all the fields. You have to start from the Projects initial view if you want to compare one operational project with another. select the relevant entry and then choose Set Filter. Performing a Reconciliation . Choose Reconcile. 7. Choose the version type you want to compare in the Versions initial view. If you want to reconcile all data of the selected project element. Select a project from under Project for Comparison and choose Reconcile. 6. choose Reconcile. The system only displays the differences at first. 8.2008 other side. 5. Choose Identify Projects for Comparison. Choose Compare.

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The system only displays the differences at first. You can also display only the matches or all the fields. In the column with the traffic lights, select the relevant entry and then choose Set Filter.

You cannot select data that does not contain any differences or for which a reconciliation is not possible. If the simulation contains project elements that do not exist in the target project, you can only select the first project element each time below an element that exists on both sides.

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Task C and subtask C1 do not exist in the target project. You can select task C but not C1 because C1 does not have a superior element that exists in both structures. If you choose task C for the reconciliation, the system creates subtask C1 in the target project automatically.

Deletion of Project Versions
Use
You use this function to delete snapshots and simulations.

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You can only delete project versions [Extern] if archiving has not been activated in the relevant version. If archiving has been activated in the version, you can only delete the project versions via archiving: Deleting project versions with an operational project or a project template When you archive a project, the system checks whether project versions exist for this project that have been marked as relevant to archiving. If such project versions exist, the system archives them together with the operational project or the project template. If project versions exist for the operational project or template that is being archived, that are not relevant to archiving, the system deletes the project versions with the archiving deletion run. Deleting project versions without an operational project or project template If you want to delete a project version for which there is no template, or if you want to delete the project version independently of the template, use your own archiving run.

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1. Open a project version. 2. Choose Delete. 3. Confirm that you want to delete the object.

Object Links
Business objects important to a project can be located in different systems. Since it is important to have an overview of these objects directly in cProjects, you can connect the objects which you defined or activated in Customizing for Collaboration Projects to the application as object links. You define or activate the objects under Connection to External Systems Object Links in SAP Systems Make Settings for the Linked SAP Objects or Structure Define Object Types for Object Links . The following objects support object links: Project definition in template Project template Checklist in template Checklist template Phase Phase in template Task Task in template Checklist item Checklist item in template

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If you are working with an initiative, "project" is synonymous with "initiative" in the following sections. End of the caution. Note You cannot make any changes if you opened a snapshot. End of the note.

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You can take linked objects into consideration in the evaluations you perform for your project. The Threshold Values pushbutton enables you to display the threshold value violations for an object link and set a manual severity.

Activities
Carry out one of the following activities: Creating an Object Link Editing an Object Link Opening a Linked Object for Editing The option is available only if your system administrator made the appropriate settings. Displaying Linked Object Data The option is available only if your system administrator made the appropriate settings. Deleting an Object Link

Creating an Object Link
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You can create object links to existing objects and other cProjects projects. If the object you want to link to does not exist, you can plan a link and link to the object at a later point in time.

Special Characteristics of the Quality Notification (QM) Object Type
If you want to create a link to a quality notification, you can create a new notification in the SAP system directly from cProjects and link it to a project element. To do this, choose the object type Quality Notification (QM) (Creation Optional). If the notification type you enter requires an external number assignment, you have to enter a number. If the notification type

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does not permit external number assignment, the system assigns the number automatically and you cannot enter it manually.

You can use the OLR3_NOTIFICATION BAdI to specify that certain data, for example, the number or the notification type is assigned automatically. The BAdI can be found in the SAP system in Customizing for Integration with Other SAP Components under BAdI: Creating a QM Notification.

Prerequisites
You opened a project, task, or checklist item from the Projects, Tasks, or Checklist Items initial view and are on the Object Links tab page (see also Opening a Project or Project Version [Seite 17]). An object type without a group is available when you create an object link if the object type is active and the current project element type is permitted. An object type with a group is available when you create an object link if the object type and its group are active and the current project element type is permitted. When you copy or paste object types, the system does not check whether object types or groups are active or whether there are restrictions on project element types.

Procedure
Depending on the settings made by your system administrator, the automatic existence check and the search function may not be available.

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1. In the structure tree [Seite 41] navigate to the project element for which you want to create an object link. 2. Choose Create. 3. If you want to use the groups of object types for object links, select a grouping. 4. Under Link to, select the object type you want to link to. 5. Enter the data of the object. 6. Do not select the Identify Object Later indicator. 7. Enter a name, if required. If you do not enter a name, the system transfers the name of the linked object during the existence check. 8. Choose Continue. The system checks whether the object you entered exists in the source system and then creates the link. You can edit the linked object [Seite 160]. 9. Save the project.

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The system does not carry out an existence check in the source system of the object. The system carries out the check once you have entered the identification. 6. Enter a name, if required. If you do not enter a name, the system transfers the name of the linked object later on during the existence check. 7. Leave the remaining fields blank. 8. Choose Continue. The system sets up the object link and marks it as Object has not been identified. You can edit the link later on (see Editing an Object Link [Seite 160]). 9. Save the project.

Editing an Object Link
Prerequisites
You opened a project, task, or checklist item from the Projects, Tasks, or Checklist Items initial view and are on the Object Links tab page (see also Opening a Project or Project Version [Seite 17]). The object of the object link has not been identified yet.

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1. In the structure tree [Seite 41] navigate to the project element whose object link you want to edit. The system displays all existing object links for this project element. 2. Select the object link you want to edit and choose Edit. 3. Make the desired changes and choose Continue. The system saves the changes. If you enter an identification for an object that has not yet been identified, the system checks whether the object exists in the source system (provided that your system administrator made this setting). 4. Save your entries.

Opening a Linked Object for Editing
Use
You can edit a linked object by calling the application in the source system from cProjects.

This option is only available if your system administrator made the appropriate settings.

Prerequisites
You have opened a project, task, or checklist item from the Projects, Tasks, or Checklist Items initial view and are on the Object Links tab page (see also Opening a Project or Project Version [Seite 17]).

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5. The option is available only if your system administrator made the appropriate settings. Close the window. Procedure . or Checklist Items initial view and are on the Objects tab page (see also Opening a Project or Project Version [Seite 17]). Procedure . In the structure tree [Seite 41] navigate to the project element whose linked object you want to edit. In the Identification column. Tasks.. 4. 2. The selection appears if there is more than one possible initial access view. without having to call up the application in the source system.. 2. if required.2008 Procedure . Tasks. Prerequisites You opened a project. The system displays all existing object links for this project element. or checklist item from the Projects. 6. Select the transaction you want to use to edit the object. click the link to the object link whose data you want to display. 3. or Checklist Items initial view and are on the Object Links tab page (see also Opening a Project or Project Version [Seite 17]).. The system opens the application so you can edit the object in a separate window. Log on to the source system. Displaying Linked Object Data Use You can display the data of a linked object directly in cProjects. The system displays the object data. Collaboration Projects 161 .09.SAP Online Help 12. In the structure tree [Seite 41] navigate to the project element whose object link you want to edit. The system displays all existing object links for this project element. task. Deleting an Object Link Prerequisites You have opened a task or a checklist item from the Projects. Choose Open in the Application column. Edit the object and save your changes. 1. 1.

Save your entries. and depends on the project type. Accounting Integration Use You want to monitor the costs and revenues throughout the duration of the project. 3. In the structure tree [Seite 41] navigate to the project element whose object link you want to delete. The system displays all existing object links for this project element in an overview. you have to implement the Internal Orders (CO-OM-OPA) application component and Project System (PS) in SAP ECC 6. You can activate required capacity as work in progress. You can distinguish between the controlling methods by the following criteria: Task-based or role-based Account assignment object: Internal order or WBS element Manual or automatic The following table gives you an overview of the controlling methods that are available: Internal Order Automatic Task-based Manual Internal Order (Structure Element.09. located below the overview.2008 1. Manual) (I) Automatic Multilevel Controlling (Structure Element. Project controlling is governed by the controlling method you assigned under Define Controlling Scenario. Automatic) (C) WBS Element Manual Multilevel Controlling (Structure Element. by the integration of sales pricing. Integration To be able to use the functions of accounting integration. 2. Select the object link you want to delete and choose Delete. Settings in Customizing for SAP ECC You made the settings in Controlling by choosing Integration with Other SAP Components Collaboration Projects Controlling.SAP Online Help 12.0. you can analyze the costs and compare them to the planning data at any time. Once the project has started. You can use this function to carry out preliminary costing for the costs and revenues. Manual) (B) Collaboration Projects 162 . Prerequisites You need to make settings in Customizing for Collaboration Projects and Customizing for SAP ECC: Settings in Customizing for Collaboration Projects You selected the Controlling in mySAP ERP setting as the Accounting Integration Scenario in Customizing for Collaboration Projects. Quotation creation is also supported. by choosing Connection to External Systems Accounting Integration Activate Integration. You can measure the success at the end of the project.

results analysis. you can perform costing again for these changes to determine the effects on costs and revenues. you can exit the project without saving. If you use a project type for which accounting integration is active. in the field help for the Controlling Method column. by choosing Connection to External Systems Accounting Integration Define Object Links for Accounting Integration Service for an Object Type.09. When you click an account assignment element. see Customizing. Automatic) (D) Multilevel Controlling (Project Role. You use the system settings to define which information you can see in detail here. Manual) (J) Multilevel Controlling (Project Role. You specify what these functions are in Customizing for Collaboration Projects. Once you have created it. see Single-Object Controlling for Internal Orders [Seite 182] or Multilevel Controlling [Seite 183].SAP Online Help 12. You can call these functions in SAP ECC. the system displays the costing results of the last costing. Controlling [Seite 180] for the operational project takes place for one or more account assignment objects (internal orders or WBS elements). You can create an ad hoc cost estimate [Seite 176] here before the transfer takes place. You can also use it to determine a price for the quotation [Seite 178]. Automatic) Internal Order (Project Role. and settlement also take place on the account assignment objects. Additions you make to costing are displayed in cProjects as aggregated to the project definition. see SAP Library for SAP ERP under SAP ERP Central Component Financials Project System (PS) Costs Cost Planning Easy Cost Planning and Execution Services Easy Cost Planning in the Project System. For more information. billing. For more information. the system displays functions (services) for this account assignment object. If you only made a change to determine its effects on the costs and revenues. When you choose Detail Data. Easy Cost Planning is then called for the selected account assignment object in SAP ECC for editing. Manual) (A) For more information about the individual controlling methods. see Easy Cost Planning for Internal Orders [Extern] or Easy Cost Planning in the Project System. For more information about Easy Cost Planning in the Project System. The data that is relevant to accounting in the project is transferred to the account assignment objects in SAP ECC for this purpose. If you have already assigned account assignment objects and have saved the assignment. the Accounting tab page is available in cProjects with the following views: Account Assignment This view is available in multilevel controlling and is available in single-object controlling for internal orders once the transfer has taken place. The downstream processes. it is only possible to call the cost estimate for the account assignment object as a service in the Account Assignment view. Features Preliminary costing [Seite 173] gives you the option of planning costs and revenues before the project starts. Costing If you have already created a costing. If you made changes to the costing-relevant data in your project. such as budgeting.2008 Role-based Internal Order (Project Definition. This discards the changes and the new costing values and Collaboration Projects 163 . you can call it up for editing in SAP ECC. the system displays controlling information for the account assignment object read from SAP ECC.

If you save the project with the changes and the new costing results. In order to represent both of these options in costing. Projects with a task-based controlling method can only show costing results for cProjects tasks. The cost/revenue rate is specified in the attributes for the business partner role resource. The system uses the cost/revenue rate you assigned in Assignment of Cost/Revenue Rates [Seite 167] for the required capacity of the project role not covered by the staffing. you can carry out task-based or role-based costing. the project type can no longer be changed. depending on the project type: If accounting integration has not been activated for the new project type (using the No Integration scenario in Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Activate Integration). the status Flagged for Transfer or To Assign is automatically revoked. the system transfers the required capacity of the project role and the cost/revenue rate of the resource to calculate the costs for the time frame of the staffing. the status automatically changes from To Assign to Flagged for Transfer.SAP Online Help 12. Collaboration Projects 164 . General Information About Accounting Integration The following documents contain information that applies to all aspects of accounting integration: Costing Logic [Seite 164] Assignment of Cost/Revenue Rates [Seite 167] Derivation of Organizational Data [Seite 168] Costing Logic In cProjects you can enter planned times as either required capacity for tasks or required capacity for project roles or resources. this can have the following effect on the status [Seite 250]. the status Flagged for Transfer is automatically changed to the status To Assign. and a manual controlling method is assigned to the new project type. in the opposite case. If.2008 the project and costing return to their previous states. This is governed by which controlling method you choose in Customizing.09. In the case of a task-based controlling method. If you change the project type. If an automatic controlling method was assigned to the old project type. Projects with a role-based controlling method only show costing results for roles. the costing with the new values is saved in the account assignment object in SAP ECC. the controlling method changes from manual to automatic. the roles can only have any influence by means of the assignments to the individual tasks. After transfer. Role-Based Controlling Once you staff a project role with a resource.

and 10 for May.. However. If this indicator is selected. The following table shows in detail how costs and revenues for project roles and resources are calculated. you want to include the required capacities in periods in costing. The required capacity of the project role is added to the required capacity of the resource as described above according to the distribution over periods. Plan price for the resource in cost center accounting Start of staffing of role with resource or fixed or calculated start of role Internal resources are resources assigned to the SAP business partner role Collaboration Projects 165 .SAP Online Help 12... a distribution can also be specified when staffing this project role with a resource. Reports in SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence allow you to compare these rates with those that come from the rates specified in Customizing. Different costs which you entered for the project role 2. The resource plans to work 3 days in February.. The calculation is the same for the other periods.. 5 for March. Evaluation Date Fixed or calculated start of role Other Information 1. you can overwrite the cost/revenue rate of the resource by entering a cost rate in the Cost Difference field or a revenue rate in the Revenue Difference field.09. and 2 days in May. You distribute the required capacity for a project role according to the period type month and have planned a required capacity for 10 person days for the month of February. by choosing Resource Management Basic Settings for Project Roles Define Project Role Types) and the required capacities have been entered in periods. Plan price from cost center accounting . If. If the role type of the project role permits distribution (if you selected the Distribution indicator in Customizing for Collaboration Projects. only the total required capacity is used for costing as described above. the Distr. Costs per activity unit for the role in Customizing . you staffed this project role with a resource for 20 person days. Different revenue which you entered for the project role 2. Costs/ Revenues Costs for project role Calculation Strategy per Activity Unit . Costs per activity unit for the role in Customizing 3. If the project role permits distribution. The system first checks whether the first strategy can be used. If you want to use a different value for the costs and revenues in a particular project.. 1 day in March. however. the system transfers the required capacity for each period and the cost/revenue rate for performing costing for the relevant period. The system calculates 20 person days using the cost/revenue rate of the resource and the 10 unstaffed days with the cost/revenue rate of the project role. The system only checks the second strategy and so on if the first strategy cannot be used.2008 You planned a required capacity of 30 person days for a project role. Revenues for project role 1. Costs per activity unit for the resource in Customizing 2. of Costs indicator must be selected in Customizing. Fixed or calculated start of role Costs for internal resources 1. You have staffed this project role with a single resource. The system calculates 3 person days for February using the cost/revenue rate of the resource and the 7 unstaffed days with the cost/revenue rate of the project role.

Task-Based Controlling If you specified a cost/revenue rate in Customizing for the task type. this cost/revenue rate is included in costing too. If you have not defined a special rate. Different costs which you entered for the task 5. Costs for external resources 1. Revenues for internal or external resources 1. Costs per activity unit for the task in Customizing Evaluation Date Fixed or calculated start of task Other Information Collaboration Projects 166 . Strategies three to five are only used if the resource does not have its own cost/revenue rate assigned to it.09. The cost/revenue rate can also depend on the responsible organizational unit: If you entered a responsible organizational unit for your project (see Creating Additional Data for a Project Definition [Seite 44]) and if a special cost/revenue rate exists for it in Customizing for cProjects. The system first checks whether the first strategy can be used. the cost/revenue rate of this role is used. Plan price for the role in cost center accounting . Staffing a role with a resource does not influence costing in task-based controlling. 3. If a role is assigned to the task. Different revenue which you entered for the project role 2. you have assigned a project role to this task for 20 person days. Revenue per activity unit for the resource in Customizing 3. Costs per activity unit for the resource in Customizing 2.2008 employee. The following table shows in detail how costs and revenues for tasks and project roles are calculated.... Different costs which you entered for the project role 4. Start of staffing of role with resource or fixed or calculated start of role External resources are resources not assigned to the business partner role employee. Costs/ Revenues Costs for task Calculation Strategy per Activity Unit 4. Revenue per activity unit for the role in Customizing Start of staffing of role with resource or fixed or calculated start of role Strategy three is only used if the resource does not have its own cost/revenue rate assigned to it. The system only checks the second strategy and so on if the first strategy cannot be used. Costs per activity unit for the role in Customizing ..SAP Online Help 12. the general rate is used. Strategy two is only used if the resource does not have its own cost/revenue rate assigned to it. You planned a required capacity of 30 person days for a task. costing uses this rate. Costs per activity unit for the role in Customizing 5. So far. The system calculates 20 person days using the cost/revenue rate of the project role and the 10 unstaffed days with the cost/revenue rate of the task.

Role-Based Scenario: 2.09. Costs per activity unit for the task in Customizing Fixed or calculated start of task Costs for roles 8. You can enter the cost/revenue rate on the Costing tab page. Different costs which you entered for the task 12. 1. Your system administrator activated accounting integration for the project type of the current project. Integration For more information about how cost and revenue rates affect costing. Different revenue which you entered for the project role 14. Costs per activity unit for the role in Customizing 15. Plan price for the role in cost center accounting 11. Costs per activity unit for the task in Customizing Start of assignment of task to role Strategies four and five are used if the role does not have its own cost/revenue rate assigned to it. Different revenue which you entered for the task 7. You are on the Resources tab page of a project and have selected a role. Different costs which you entered for the project role 9. you assign a cost/revenue rate to the tasks or the project roles or resources for which you want to perform costing. Costs per activity unit for the task in Customizing Start of assignment of task to role Strategies three and four are used if the role does not have its own cost/revenue rate assigned to it. Collaboration Projects 167 . Prerequisites ..SAP Online Help 12. The tab page for accounting integration is then visible in cProjects. Costs per activity unit for the role in Customizing 10. Task-Based Scenario: You are on the Structure tab page of a project and have selected a task. see Costing Logic [Seite 164]. Assignment of Cost/Revenue Rates Use Depending on whether you want to perform costing based on tasks or based on roles.2008 Revenues for task 6. Different revenue which you entered for the task 16. You can enter the cost/revenue rate on the Additional Data tab page. Revenues for Roles 13.

09. this data is valid. by choosing Collaboration Projects Controlling Define Controlling Scenario. If you have not defined a special rate. the general rate is used. see the Implementation Guide (IMG) for cProjects under Resource Management Basic Settings for Resource Management Application Link Enabling (ALE) for HR Integration. the system reads as the default value. the cost or revenue rate valid at the time the task or role begins. costing uses this rate. for example. For more information.. Features The system determines the data for creating the account assignment object. the system determines the data from the organizational units in Organizational Management that were replicated from SAP Human Resources (HR) to the cProjects system (see "Prerequisites"). You can select a different rate and enter a different revenue or different costs. This enables you to agree on individual rates with your customers. If you make the data available externally. Organizational data: Mandatory: Controlling area Company code Business area Cost center Optional: Profit center Prerequisites The organizational units in cProjects are synchronized with those in Organizational Management. The system determines the cost center by searching upwards in the organizational structure and using the responsible organizational unit you specified in cProjects on the Structure Collaboration Projects 168 . it is not overwritten by the data determined in the SAP system. in the form of a customer enhancement. If you do not make this data available externally. You define it in ERP Customizing for Integration with Other SAP Components. If you entered a responsible organizational unit for your project and a special cost or revenue rate exists for this project in Customizing for Collaboration Projects. for the task type or project role type from Customizing.SAP Online Help 12. as follows: . Derivation of Organizational Data Use The SAP system requires the following data for creating an account assignment object and carrying out costing: Controlling scenario The controlling scenario depends on the project type.2008 Features When you create a new task or project role.

The BAdIs can be found in the Implementation Guide (IMG) for cProjects under Connection to External Systems Accounting Integration Business Add-Ins (BAdIs) BAdI: Additional Attributes for Replication Using SingleObject Controlling and in the IMG for the ERP system under Integration with Other SAP Components Collaboration Projects Controlling Business Add-Ins (BAdIs) Characteristics of CO Account Assignment to Be Created or Changed. For more information. Responsible. the system checks the organizational unit assigned in the project definition. the dummy attribute value NOT_KNOWN is used instead of a cost center if the cost center is missing in the account assignment object. see SAP Note 977951. In multilevel controlling. Collaboration Projects 169 . in single-object controlling for internal orders the system determines the data using the model order for the order type CPR1. as follows: The controlling area and company code are determined from the account assignment object. If your customer accepts the quotation. The process is particularly suitable for project business. From the Opportunity to the Sales Order Purpose In this process you create a simulation in cProjects from a project opportunity. If no cost center is found there either. If no cost center can be determined there either. the system first checks the BAdIs DPR_FIN_GECCO_ATTR and IAOM_ATTRIBUTES (see above) for project and role attributes. the data is derived from the project profile CPR0001. Therefore. If no cost center can be derived there. start the process with step three. If no cost center can be found there either. the system searches for a cost center in the organizational unit of the project. you can convert the simulation into an operational project and create a sales order. The system determines the data for costing the account assignment object. The system transfers the remaining data from this cost center. If you do not use project opportunities.SAP Online Help 12. If no cost center is found there. In role-based costing with resource assignment: The resource is relevant for deriving the data relevant to costing. If you did not specify a responsible organizational unit or the system could not determine its data. Since a sender has to exist for consistency reasons and to show the allocation in costing. the system checks in the account assignment object whether a cost center has been entered in the Requesting Cost Center field. In task-based or role-based costing with no resource assignment: To derive the cost center (as actual sender of the costs to the account assignment object).09. by choosing Internal Orders Order Master Data Screen Layout Define Model Orders. the system searches in the master record of the account assignment object. You edit the model order in ERP Customizing for Controlling. then create a quotation from the simulation based on the cost estimate.2008 Additional Data tab page in the Responsible Organizational Unit area Org. the system checks the Business Add-Ins (BAdIs) DPR_FIN_GECCO_ATTR in the cProjects system and then IAOM_ATTRIBUTES (implementation ATTRIBUTES_CPROJECTS) in the ERP system for task and project attributes or project and role attributes. when deriving the cost center. If no cost center can be derived from there. the system checks each organizational unit to which the resource is assigned. the dummy attribute value NOT_KNOWN is used instead of a cost center.

. the area manager generates SD customer quotation 1 with a phantom item as a follow-up document for the opportunity. see SAP Library under SAP ERP Central Component Logistics Sales and Distribution Sales Customer Inquiry/Quotation. If you want to use opportunities to support your processes. 8. Process Flow 1. The area manager creates customer quotation 2 by accessing the sales pricing function from within the cost estimate and creating the quotation there. Then the manager costs simulation 2 again and creates customer quotation 3. The following options are possible: An internal order serves as the account assignment object (see Single-Object Controlling for Internal Orders [Seite 182]). 4. b. 9. create an object link to customer quotation 1 or to a customer inquiry that was created manually. a.0. the area manager creates simulation 2 in cProjects based on simulation 1. You are using a project type that supports accounting integration [Seite 162]. 3. For more information. 2. you have to use Opportunity Management. you have to create the customer quotation or a customer inquiry manually. 6. If the customer accepts quotation 3. 5. travel expenses). . If you do not use opportunities. the project manager transfers simulation 2 to operational project A by means of a reconciliation (see Reconciliation and Comparison of Versions [Seite 153]). see SAP Library for SAP CRM under SAP Customer Relationship Management Components and Functions Sales Opportunity Management. 7. If you use opportunities.SAP Online Help 12. An area manager creates a project opportunity in the SAP CRM system. The project lead creates simulation 1 in the cProjects system (see Creation of Simulations and Snapshots [Seite 151]). For more information on steps five and six. In SAP ECC. For more information. see Preliminary Costing and Quotation Creation [Seite 173]. The area manager sets the status of the opportunity to In Process. The link to customer quotation 1 is established through the opportunity.09. see SAP Library under SAP CRM SAP Customer Relationship Management Components and Functions Opportunity Management Creating a Quotation in SAP ECC from an Opportunity. If you do not use opportunities. The manager then submits the completed quotation to the customer. create an object link to the opportunity in the simulation (see Creating an Object Link [Seite 158]). For more information. The manager links the simulation to the opportunity and to customer quotation 1. The project lead costs simulation 1 in cProjects and adds costing items manually (for example.2008 Prerequisites You are using cProjects and SAP ECC 6. If the customer does not accept the quotation. The internal order can be created Collaboration Projects 170 . The project lead transfers the project to SAP ECC where it is assigned to one or more account assignment objects.

09. For more information. the project lead has to manually create and assign the internal orders before the transfer (see Single-Object Controlling for Internal Orders [Seite 182]). You make the necessary settings in the SAP Implementation Guide (IMG) of SAP CRM under Customer Relationship Management Layout of the User Interface (PeopleCentric UI). The manager manually assigns the account assignment objects to the items of the contract or sales order. you need to extend the People-Centric UI in Customizing accordingly. see SAP Library for SAP CRM under SAP Customer Relationship Management Components and Functions Sales Sales Transactions Sales Order Processing SAP ECC Sales Documents in SAP CRM.SAP Online Help 12. The project is recosted when it is transferred to SAP ECC. 10. WBS elements serve as account assignment objects (see Multilevel Controlling [Seite 183]). If you want to create and edit the sales order in the People-Centric UI. The area manager manually creates a contract or sales order with reference to quotation 3.2008 automatically during the transfer or created and assigned manually before the transfer. Multiple internal orders serve as account assignment objects. In this case. The following graphic illustrates the entire process with the detailed steps: Collaboration Projects 171 .

SAP Online Help 12. see SAP Note 874434.09. Collaboration Projects 172 .2008 Customer SAP CRM SAP cPROJECT SUITE SAP ECC Create project opportunity Set status to In Process Generate follow-up document Customer quotation 1 is created with phantom item Create simulation 1 Create object link to opportunity Add costing items (such as travel expenses) Sales pricing determines revenues Customer wants changes Create simulation 2 Cost the simulation Generate quotation 2 Cost the simulation Customer accepts new quotation and signs contract Transfer simulation 2 to operational project A Generate quotation 3 Account assignment objects are created and project A is recosted Create sales order or contract with reference to quotation 3 Assign account assignment objects to the items of the order/contract For more information about workflow support.

For more information. for example by choosing Sales and Distribution Basic Functions Account Assignment/Costing Maintain Requirements Classes For Costing/Account Assignment. The first item of this SD document is used for referencing in sales pricing. You have created a simulation. You can use the fields Grouping and Search Field to specify the materials in the quotation. This example uses only simulations. This creates a separate CO object for each SD document. see Sales Pricing for cProjects [Seite 178] under “Prerequisites. For more information.” You have made the necessary settings for the DIP. For more information. You have made the necessary settings for Easy Cost Planning [Extern]. and assigned an organizational unit.SAP Online Help 12. created an object link to an SD inquiry or quotation for it. You can also perform the process with operational projects. From cProjects 4. You define the requirements class in Customizing for SAP ECC. see Costing Logic [Seite 164]. This SD document item must have a requirements type with a requirements class to which an account assignment category is assigned that has the value E (Accounting via sales order) in the Consumption Posting field. Prerequisites You have made the necessary settings for cost calculation. Process Flow The following graphic shows the sequence of steps: Collaboration Projects 173 . preliminary costing is in the form of an ad hoc cost estimate. do not carry out steps five and six listed here. To do this. see Ad Hoc Cost Estimate for cProjects [Seite 176] under “Prerequisites. Then you can also use the revenue rates from cProjects (revenue calculation type Use Cost/Revenue Rates from cProjects). it is assumed that you have decided to calculate revenues with the dynamic item processor [Extern] (DIP) and that you create the quotation from within sales pricing.00. If you do not want to create a quotation from sales pricing. To illustrate the entire process with all its functions.09. but that is sufficient to understand the function. For more information. You have selected the revenue calculation type Use Sales Pricing in SAP ERP for the project type you are using for the simulation in Customizing for Collaboration Projects by choosing Connection to External Systems Accounting Integration Make General Settings.2008 Preliminary Costing and Quotation Creation Purpose You can calculate the planned costs and revenues for a project before this project has been transferred. you must have executed the steps for adding the characteristics Grouping or Search Field to the DIP profile.” This setting is only needed if you want to perform the process as it is described here. You can then create a quotation [Extern] on this basis. The process described in the following illustrates steps five and six of the process From the Opportunity to the Sales Order [Seite 169] in detail. see SAP Note 301117.

1.2008 SAP cPROJECT SUITE SAP ECC Plan required capacity and project roles or resources Perform costing Costs and revenues are displayed Save Call up costing (ECP) Perform costing and save or start again Costs (including additional costs) and revenues are displayed Add costing items (such as travel expenses) Save Call up sales pricing and modify Create quotation Costs (including additional costs) and changed revenues are displayed Perform costing and save or start again Save . for example. This enables you to structure the quotation in cProjects according to the level of detail and language that the customer has selected. If you want to influence the items in the quotation that you create in step six. you can use the fields Grouping or Search Field..09. You can use the value that you enter here to derive materials for the quotation items through the DIP profile. Collaboration Projects 174 . You plan the required capacity and the project roles and resources. The materials selected in this way are available in sales pricing (see step five) for manual conditions (surcharges or discounts).SAP Online Help 12.

400. The items of the second quotation are added to the contract. Collaboration Projects 175 . The column for the non-aggregated costs (N-A. Unit Req.400. The planned required capacity for this role is ten days. see Sales Pricing for cProjects [Seite 178]. the ad hoc cost estimate. materials and services for the quotation items can be determined in Easy Cost Planning if you have not entered anything in the fields for the individual phases or tasks or if additional items are added by means of a planning form in the ad hoc cost estimate.Cap. For more information about calculating costs and revenues. 5. Result The costing result with costs and revenues is displayed in cProjects. Example The following graphic shows an example in which individual phases were assigned to the values Consulting and Course with the field Grouping.00 € 4. Five days are assigned to Caren Johnson. In the initial quotation.00 € 8.Costs) in the line for the project role only shows the €4.00 T 5. Project Element Planning Consultant 1 Caren Johnson Req.000 for the unassigned five days for which no resource has been assigned. You can also create the quotation later by calling up the ad hoc cost estimate again. 6. 2. 4. The costing result is displayed.2008 In addition to the materials you specified with the fields Grouping or Search Field. A new quotation is therefore prepared in which the course has a fixed price. The quotation is available for further processing. You create a quotation.00 T Costs Currency N-A. Costs Currency 0. while an additional five days are still unassigned. The customer accepts this new quotation. Save your entries. The Costs column in the line for the project role has the total amount of €8. you choose function. which differs from the project role rate of €100. For more information.400. the course is to be invoiced using resource-related billing. There can also be additional items (such as for travel expenses) that you enter in the ad hoc cost estimate. The customer does not accept the quotation. For more information.00 T 5. You now call up Easy Cost Planning [Extern] (ECP) and can add additional costing items.SAP Online Help 12. You call up sales pricing.09. see Ad Hoc Cost Estimate for cProjects [Seite 176]. To do this.400. The hourly rate for Caren Johnson from the business partner is €110. The materials that form the items in the quotation are selected through the DIP profile.000. 0.00 € 4.00 5. 7. Save your entries and return to the project in cProjects.400 for the project role based on the specific rate for Caren Johnson and the rate for the project role for the unassigned days.00 T 10.00 € 4. 3. You calculate the costs and revenues. or cProjects. Quotation in the sales pricing Changes that you make to the quotation here are not transferred to sales pricing.00 € 8. Perform costing for the project in cProjects and save it. see Costing Logic [Seite 164]. Unit Capacity 10.00 T N-A.00 € The consultant Caren Johnson has the role Consultant 1. Choose Cost on the Accounting tab page.

A WBS element was created for each phase. SAP Sales and Distribution Inquiry/ Quotation Doc.09. The billing elements were created such that they correspond to the groupings. For the Realization phase. The costing result is displayed in cProjects and saved when you save. the system converts the ad hoc cost estimate to a costing whose planned costs and revenues are posted over a Collaboration Projects 176 . additional WBS elements were created for the tasks Configuration and Test. Flow Account Assignment Course ResourceRelated Course Fixed Price Course Fixed Price cProjects 4. Once at least one account assignment exists.00 ERP Implementation and Course Project Preparation Planning Organization Business Blueprint Scope Creation and Approval Realization Configuration Test Course Development Execution Go Live & Support Grouping Consulting Go Live & Support Transfer CCC Grouping Course Grouping Consulting Grouping Consulting Account Assignment Manager Grouping Consulting SAP Project System ERP Implementation and Course ERP Implementation (Billing Element) Course (Billing Element) Project Prep. Flow Consulting Fixed Price Doc. detailed cost controlling at task level is to be performed. For this reason. ERP Implementation Object Link Flow Quotation 1 Consulting Fixed Price Quotation 2 Consulting Fixed Price Order/ Contract Doc.2008 Cost controlling in this example is based on manually created [Seite 185] multilevel controlling [Seite 183].SAP Online Help 12. Business Blueprint Realization Go Live & Support Configuration Test Ad Hoc Cost Estimate for cProjects Use This function enables you to create and edit ad hoc cost estimates [Extern] in SAP ECC from within cProjects.

have costed the simulation or project (Cost button) and saved it. If you want a planning form to be assigned to the cost estimate at the point when you start the ad hoc costing function.SAP Online Help 12.09. or task. that planning form must be assigned to the project type being used. You make this selection in Customizing for Collaboration Projects. With the last option. by choosing Single-Object Controlling for Projects Settings for Easy Cost Planning. The Change <name of project>: Easy Cost Planning screen appears. The revenues are calculated automatically if you have selected the option Use Cost/Revenue Rates from cProjects or Use Sales Pricing in SAP ERP as the revenue calculation type for the project type that you are using for the project. For more information. see Sales Pricing for cProjects [Seite 178]. it is recosted and the cost estimate stored for the account assignment object. Choose Ad Hoc Cost Estimate. You have entered the data that is relevant to costing (quantities and prices). see the Implementation Guide for Collaboration Projects under Single-Object Controlling for Projects Settings for Easy Cost Planning. the ad hoc cost estimate is saved in SAP ECC with reference to the cProjects project number. For more information. Then you can also call up sales pricing from within the ad hoc cost estimate. Prerequisites You are using a project type to which a Controlling scenario is assigned. the revenues are calculated with the dynamic item processor [Extern] (DIP). Activities You are on the Accounting tab page. Enter the required data and choose Transfer. The assigned Controlling scenario contains a costing variant that you can use for ad hoc cost estimates for cProjects. For more information. This takes place for the cProjects project elements with account assignments according to the dates. see Costing Logic [Seite 164].2008 certain time period. The organizational data relevant to costing (controlling area. Collaboration Projects 177 . You make this setting in Customizing for Collaboration Projects. project role. You have authorization for accounting and administration. You can archive the ad hoc cost estimate in SAP ECC (archiving object CO_ECP) if the project has the status [Seite 250] To Be Archived. the entry screen of the planning form appears on the right. Technically. by choosing Connection to External Systems Accounting Integration Make General Settings. and master cost center for the derivation of the activity type under which the allocation is reported) is derived from the HR organizational unit specified in the project definition. company code. For more information. If a planning form is available for the cost estimate and additional entries are required in the form. If you want to use a planning form. Features The cost planning function is executed by Easy Cost Planning [Extern] (ECP). The cost estimate is always created at project level and is always single-level. When the project is transferred. The costs are calculated based on the rates for the resource. it must exist in the system. see Editing Costing Models and Assigning Attributes [Extern].

09. If you want to add additional items without a planning form. The cost and revenue items can be seen in the item view at the lower right.SAP Online Help 12.” Costing items that were manually added to an ad hoc cost estimate can never be transferred from one project to another (for example. Prerequisites In Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Connection to External Systems Accounting Integration Make General Settings. Features The sales pricing function calculates the sales price: Collaboration Projects 178 . you have selected the revenue calculation type Use Sales Pricing in SAP ERP for the project type that you are using for the simulation or project. Exception: If. Sales Pricing for cProjects Use This function calculates the sales price and displays the items [Extern] that flow into the price. Once you have saved the cost estimate in SAP ECC. you do not have to choose Cost again. You can generate a quotation by transferring the items and prices. with reconciliation [Seite 153] or when creating with a template). when you call the project in cProjects again. you can assign a planning form yourself. or in addition to the items in the planning form. see Use of Easy Cost Planning [Extern] under “Item View Area” and “Activities. you can do this in the item view.2008 The costing result is displayed on the left side of the screen. you need to choose Cost in cProjects again in order to import the new costing results. Project simulations do not support accounting integration. The Revenues from Sales Pricing indicator is selected in the header data of the ad hoc cost estimate under Valuation. You have defined a dynamic item processor profile [Extern] (DIP profile) with the source Easy Cost Planning in Customizing for the Project System under Revenues and Earnings Integration with SD Documents Creating Quotations and Project Billing Maintain Profiles for Quotations and Billing. You have entered this DIP profile in the item of the SD document (customer inquiry or quotation) for which you have created an object link in the simulation or operational project. If you want to add additional costing items but no planning form has been assigned. This enables the system to use the data from Easy Cost Planning for sales pricing. Integration This function is accessed from an ad hoc cost estimate for a simulation or operational project (before transfer). For more information. You can add conditions (surcharges and discounts) and change individual prices. the system displays the changed costing results automatically.

If the currency of the customers changes. plus the materials that were found by Easy Cost Planning. Depending on the settings. conversion only takes place after you have called up sales pricing again and saved it.2008 Based on the quantity structure of the planning data from cProjects that was valuated with Easy Cost Planning (ECP) Based on the settings in the DIP profile Using the pricing functionality in the Sales and Distribution component (SD) Starting with the planned costs. Two views are available: Sales price basis view [Extern]. which is the customer view of pricing In this view. Collaboration Projects 179 . the system can only determine the quantity for the material from project planning if the quantities are convertible. Do not make any changes here because they would not be transferred into the simulation or project. If you have entered values in the fields Grouping or Search Field in cProjects. Conversion into the SD currency is based on the exchange rate of the price date from the SD document. Sales price view [Extern]. See also the information on sales pricing available under Settings: Sales Pricing and Billing [Extern]. which is the internal view of pricing This view displays the planned values by the items in the SD document. Additional data for pricing (such as the sold-to party) is located in the SD document. and are displayed in cProjects. object currency. Activities You are in the ac hoc cost estimate. the system finds the items of the sales price basis using the DIP profile. The system sorts the dynamic items based on the SD line items and determines the sales price with SD pricing [Extern]. Changes that you make here are transferred into the quotation and Easy Cost Planning. the sales price basis view or the sales price view is displayed. The system takes the currency for the individual items in the dynamic item processor from the SD document. your selected materials are displayed that the DIP derived from your entries.09. You can control whether a planned value is used in pricing in full. 8. the planned values are organized based on the structure in the quotation. Choose Sales Pricing. The system finds the costing sheet based on the document category (from the DIP profile). or not at all. If the material specified in the dynamic item processor profile carries a quantity. only at a certain percentage. It is not possible to save the sales pricing results in a document for cProjects. The items of the sales price basis are called dynamic items. Under Extras Settings you can specify whether the controlling area currency. or transaction currency is relevant for the individual items.SAP Online Help 12.

This causes the costing and the planned costs to be updated. For more information about costing. The controlling method that was used determines which project elements are transferred. To do this. you have to assign the internal orders or WBS elements yourself. the project is transferred once in its entirety and costing is performed (again) (see below). From a cost accounting point of view. Costing In the transfer.09. choose Sales Price. If an automatic method was used. Features Two different controlling variants are available: In single-object controlling for internal orders [Seite 182] all costs and revenues for a project are collected in one or more internal orders. and resources. Controlling Use The integration of Controlling allows you to monitor the costs and revenues in your project and to periodically activate the required capacity as work in process. If you are not in the sales price view. the system performs costing for the tasks and role assignments (for a taskbased method) or for roles and staffings (for a role-based method) and saves the costing in the account assignment object in SAP ECC. Once the transfer has taken place.SAP Online Help 9. You can make changes and create a quotation. the account assignment objects are also updated if you made changes to the projects elements they are based on in cProjects or to the assignment. The transfer type specified in Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Connection to External Systems Accounting Integration Activate Integration dictates when the transfer will take place. Collaboration Projects 180 . Each time a change is made to the project definition. choose 12. If you use an automatic controlling method. In multilevel controlling [Seite 183] all costs and revenues for a project are collected in one or more WBS elements. the project is transferred again when you save and costing is performed again. you cannot delete the transferred project elements. The sales price view is displayed. The project is transferred to SAP ECC for this.2008 Quotation. a PS project with WBS elements or an internal order is automatically created for your project in SAP ECC. see General Information About Accounting Integration [Seite 164]. tasks or roles. the transfer is an activity allocation from the cProjects project (sender) to the account assignment object (recipient). It can take place: Automatically when you save the project Once you have set the status Flagged for Transfer or To Assign and saved the project Once you have released the project and saved it In the first transfer. If you use a manual controlling method.

Here you can find error messages that affect the transfer to Controlling. Once you have assigned a cost center to the responsible organizational unit. Activities You can call the controlling cockpit from within cProjects or in SAP ECC using transaction COCPCPR. Features The controlling cockpit contains two types of error messages: Serious errors that prevent you from creating or updating the account assignment object or carrying out costing. The project is transferred to SAP ECC. However. Collaboration Projects 181 . When you create the internal order. You can fix the problem by unlocking the internal order. Once you have corrected the errors you can recreate or update from within the cockpit. but the internal order in Controlling is locked and therefore it cannot be released automatically. the system tries to determine a cost center for the responsible organizational unit. the system cannot create the internal order. Once you have corrected the reason for the message.2008 You can call the controlling cockpit [Seite 181] in SAP ECC. you should correct these errors at a later point in time.SAP Online Help 12. you can recreate the internal order within the controlling cockpit. and then resetting the lock. Therefore. releasing it. Less serious errors that do not prevent you from creating or updating internal orders. no cost center has been assigned to the unit. You assign a responsible organizational unit to a project. Nevertheless. you can flag the message as completed directly in the cockpit and delete it later. For more information. You release a project in cProjects. Controlling Cockpit Use The controlling cockpit gives you an overview of all messages that are issued when you transfer your projects to Controlling or carry out costing. see Controlling Cockpit Documentation.09.

Collaboration Projects 182 . Costing takes place in Controlling and the results are displayed in cProjects. you have to create and assign them manually. You can also use multiple internal orders. The cost collector is an internal order.2008 Single-Object Controlling for Internal Orders Use For more information about the special features of simulations and snapshots. Prerequisites Your system administrator activated accounting integration for the project type of the current project (see Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Define Project Types). the following only describes automatic account assignment (controlling method Internal Order (Project Definition.SAP Online Help 12. One of the following controlling methods is assigned to the project type of the current project in Customizing for SAP ECC under Define Controlling Scenario: Internal Order (Project Definition. Automatic)). Integrated planning together with an ECP costing is not supported. Manual) You have the following authorizations: Accounting and administrative authorizations for displaying accounting information and carrying out costing Authorization in the Controlling system for carrying out internal order transactions Authorization for creating and changing the cost collector (for RFC users) Features The internal order can be created and assigned manually or automatically. If you want to use more than one internal order. for example. Easy Cost Planning (ECP) is only supported in the Controlling version 0. Integration Once the data has been transferred to Controlling. programs for period-end closing.09. Automatic) Internal Order (Structure Element. Therefore. You use this function to post all costs and revenues for a project to a cost collector. see the “Features” section of Project Versions [Seite 148]. you can use all standard business processes that are available for internal orders. follow the same procedure as for WBS elements. as described under Manual Creation of the Controlling Structure [Seite 185]. Manual) Internal Order (Project Role. It displays the account assignment object for all planned and actual postings in the project. You can start costing directly from cProjects to monitor costs. In this case. depending on the controlling method you choose.

You decide which tasks or project roles you link to which WBS elements. you assign project roles or tasks. When the system creates the internal order it simultaneously creates the settlement rule. the system automatically creates an internal order. You can do this manually or automatically. Multilevel Controlling Use This function enables you to manage all costs and revenues for a project using a work breakdown structure in the Project System (PS). For example. you can assign a single WBS element to each project element for which costs and revenues are incurred or summarize the costs and revenues of several project elements in one WBS element.2008 Data Transfer The first time a project is transferred to Controlling.09. You can create this structure independently of the project structure in cProjects or you can create a structure that is partly or completely identical. The following project definition characteristics are transferred to Controlling: Project number Description in the original language Project type Project reason Search field Group Responsible organization Template number Priority System status The system does not transfer user statuses. These characteristics are stored for the internal order and are used to find the internal orders for your projects. No account assignment objects are assigned to the individual project elements. In order to do this. This allows you to control how costs incurred by work or other required capacities are posted to project elements. Depending on the settings you made for the project type in Customizing. you create a multilevel controlling structure out of WBS elements that serve as cost collectors.SAP Online Help 12. The following graphic explains the function (assignment of tasks): Collaboration Projects 183 . There is only one internal order per project.

the assignments that were automatically transferred are also changed – assignments adjusted manually are not changed automatically. the system transfers this assignment for all lower-level elements down to the level at which an assignment already exists. When you assign an account assignment element to a cProjects project element. You can only assign the project elements of a project to the WBS elements of a single PS project. Features You can assign a cProjects project element to a single account assignment element. The controlling method specifies the following: Whether the controlling structure is to be created manually or automatically Whether account assignment is to be carried out for project roles or for project elements (tasks and project definition) Make sure that the controlling method does not contradict the settings you make under Confirmation in Customizing for Collaboration Projects.2008 Integration You can use SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence (BI) to evaluate cProjects projects or you can use the evaluations in cProjects to do this.SAP Online Help 12. If you want to change this assignment. You can overwrite the default information. you first have to delete the assignment and then save the project. The search help for PS projects will then also be available. An account assignment element can be assigned to several cProjects project elements of the same project but not to the project elements of different cProjects projects. If you create complex multilevel controlling structures manually. However. If you change an assignment.09. Collaboration Projects 184 . SAP recommends that you only use the evaluations in BI. you can assign different WBS elements of a PS project to different cProjects projects. Prerequisites You set up a controlling method for multilevel controlling and the permitted controlling level in Customizing for SAP ECC under Integration with Other SAP Components Collaboration Projects Controlling Define Controlling Scenario for the project type that is used.

For more information about creating a work breakdown structure. Integration You can create enhancements for manual multilevel controlling using the Business Add-In (BAdI) DPR_FIN_GECCO_MANUAL. the system displays the search help which you can use to find the PS project you require. the system displays both project structures. The description of this function also applies to the manual assignment of internal orders for the controlling methods Internal Order (Structure Element. Manual) and Internal Order (Project Role. Manual) from Single-Object Controlling for Internal Orders [Seite 182]. Activities Manual Creation of the Controlling Structure [Seite 185] Automatic Creation of the Controlling Structure [Seite 187] See also: Accounting Integration [Seite 162] Single-Object Controlling for Internal Orders [Seite 182] Manual Creation of the Controlling Structure Use You use this function to manually assign an existing project in the Project System (PS project) to a cProjects project. see Editing the Work Breakdown Structure [Extern]. If you have not already made an assignment to a PS project or internal order. You then assign the work breakdown structure elements (WBS elements) to the cProjects project elements as account assignment objects. Features Accounting Tab Page You assign the project elements to WBS elements on the Accounting tab page in the Account Assignment view. Manual) Multilevel Controlling (Project Role. Prerequisites The project has a project type to which one of the following controlling methods has been assigned in Customizing for SAP ECC under Controlling Define Controlling Scenario: Multilevel Controlling (Structure Element. If the BAdI has been implemented. Collaboration Projects 185 .SAP Online Help 12. If the cProjects project is already assigned to a PS project.2008 Subprojects have their own assignments to account assignment objects. Manual) The project has the status To Assign. therefore they do not inherit the account assignment objects of higher-level project elements either. the Determine Default Assignment pushbutton is active.09.

Once the data of a project element has been transferred to SAP ECC. you can also select a phase and assign this too. you have to select them from the search help. Assign a PS project to the cProjects project. you can display details of the element or you can edit the element using one of the services offered.2008 A manual assignment is only possible if the status To Assign is set for the project definition. all subtasks of a task that you assign are also automatically assigned. 2. See also: Automatic Creation of the Controlling Structure [Seite 187] Multilevel Controlling [Seite 183] Collaboration Projects 186 . 2. Assigning WBS Elements As Account Assignment Objects 1. Activities . for example. The system checks whether the assignment is valid and enters the internal order as the account assignment element. If an assignment already exists and you assign a new account assignment element. Assigning Internal Orders As Account Assignment Objects . data can be transferred to SAP ECC.SAP Online Help Assigning Account Assignment Elements 12. You can change the automatic assignments. If you assign tasks. Internal orders that have already been used in other cProjects projects no longer appear in the search help. you assign tasks or project roles.09. Account Assignment Once you have defined the account assignment objects. the account assignment element is grayed out. all tasks that belong to this phase are assigned to the account assignment element that is assigned to the phase. Select the cProjects project element and the WBS element you want to assign and then choose Assign. Working with Existing Assignments You can change the assignments provided that you have not released the project or provided that the status of the project element permits this. it has already been assigned to a project element of a different cProjects project. When you do this. The system checks whether the assignment is valid and enters the WBS element as the account assignment element. By clicking an account assignment element. Choose Assign. You cannot assign account assignment elements to checklists or checklist items.. Depending on the settings you made in Customizing. Select the cProjects project element and find an internal order using the search help. you can no longer delete the project element.. You cannot enter the PS projects yourself. In the same way. If you cannot assign an account assignment element because. 1. the old assignment is overwritten.

The structure of the PS project matches the structure of the cProjects project. Therefore. No information relevant to project management. apart from those that were created from phases. The system creates a work breakdown structure element (WBS element [Extern]) for each cProjects project element (apart from checklists and checklist items) and assigns the elements to one another. The required capacity is determined by costing. the system proposes the internal ID for the external ID on the Structure Basic Data tab page in the Number Initial field. Collaboration Projects 187 . duration.09. or required capacity is transferred to the WBS elements. All WBS elements are relevant to account assignment. the system displays the external project ID on the Structure Basic Data tab page in the Number field. The system uses the project element numbers as the name of the WBS elements. The system creates WBS elements for the project elements phase and task up to the level specified in the controlling level parameter in Customizing. Features Creating Account Assignment Elements The system creates the controlling structure automatically once the project data has been transferred to the Project System. If you have changed the external ID. such as dates. The system uses this external project ID as the name of the PS project definition.2008 Automatic Creation of the Controlling Structure Use You use this function to automatically create a project in the Project System (PS project) from a project in cProjects. The relationship between a phase and the task below it is also a predecessor-successor relationship. The order of the project elements from left to right is not kept during the transfer. Phase In cProjects. You can only use any external project ID once in cProjects.SAP Online Help 12. The relationship between a project definition and a phase is a predecessorsuccessor relationship in this function. the internal ID is no longer visible on the cProjects interface. The relationship between two phases is a left-to-right relationship. Rules for Assigning Names Task-based controlling Project definition In cProjects. the top WBS element does not have a project element number from cProjects assigned to it. The system creates a PS project definition and the top WBS element for the project definition in cProjects. The relationship between the predecessor and the successor in the hierarchy of the project elements remains during the transfer from cProjects to the PS project.

see SAP Note 923205. Working with Existing Assignments If you add project elements once the structure has been transferred. The system uses this external project ID as the name of the PS project definition. However. the system displays the external ID of the task on the Structure Basic Data tab page in the Number field. See also: Manual Creation of the Controlling Structure [Seite 185] Multilevel Controlling [Seite 183] Collaboration Projects 188 .09. you make sure that the rules for the project definition do not conflict with the derived names. the system also creates account assignment elements for these project elements. You can use a name of a PS project or WBS element only once. Task In cProjects. The same conditions apply to this project as to a project you created with a project type to which a manual controlling method has been assigned. The system uses this ID as the name of the WBS element. Role-based controlling Project definition In cProjects. By clicking a WBS element. You use the pushbutton Switch to Manual Assignment before the project is released to switch to manual mode for making changes to the assignments. it is no longer possible to change the project element number in cProjects. the system displays the external project ID on the Structure Basic Data tab page in the Number field. the status is automatically changed to To Assign.2008 The system uses the internal ID of the phase as the name of the WBS element. For more information. You can only use any external project ID once in cProjects.SAP Online Help 12. The account assignment manager does not support the deletion of PS projects or WBS elements. We recommend that you use a unique name for all projects and that when naming PS projects. Once the transfer to the Project System has taken place. note that you cannot switch back to an automatic controlling method. the system displays the project role ID on the Resources General tab page. The internal ID is a unique key for all projects. If this project had the status Flagged for Transfer. Role In cProjects. you can display details about the element or you can edit the element using one of the services offered.

Features To carry out an external order. SRM contains all the functions you need for the shopping cart that was created.SAP Online Help 12. It also creates a corresponding resource assignment on the Staffing tab page. and creating invoices. see SAP Library under Supplier Relationship Management Service Procurement and Self-Service Procurement. You activated the Time/Travel Expenses Rec. You can only request external resources for project roles but you can create material requests for all project elements and project roles. Prerequisites You are using accounting integration [Seite 162]. The SRM application opens in a separate window. for example. You activated the Shopping in SRM function in Customizing for Collaboration Projects by choosing Structure Define Project Types. approval. For more information. You have a user in SRM. Integration The system posts the costs to the relevant account assignment object of the project element. Collaboration Projects 189 . for recording time for external resources. see SAP Note 960237. This function is available for project elements and project roles on the Shopping Cart tab page. To do this. For more information about the system settings required for using SRM integration. purchasing. If you request an external resource for a project role. CATS/SRM/FIN function in Customizing for Collaboration Projects by choosing Structure Define Project Types. the system automatically transfers the qualifications of the project role to the description of the shopping cart. you create a shopping cart in SRM. The system posts the recorded time to cProjects according to the settings that were made for time recording using the cross-application time sheet [Seite 90]. You cannot change or delete this manually. the dates may conflict with one another. You can only delete this resource assignment by canceling the shopping cart to which it belongs.09. The system transfers the dates for the resource assignment from the shopping cart. If resources in the project role cannot be edited in parallel. You performed the Specify Source System for SRM Categories activity in Customizing for Collaboration Projects by choosing Connection to External Systems SRM Integration. Account assignment objects can be internal orders or WBS elements (see Single-Object Controlling for Internal Orders [Seite 182] and Multilevel Controlling [Seite 183]). You can display shopping carts that exist in SRM from the shopping cart overview.2008 Integration with Supplier Relationship Management Use You use this function to order external materials and resources directly from cProjects through Supplier Relationship Management (SRM). follow the link in the Shopping Cart column.

Prerequisites You can only create a shopping cart for the project elements of projects that have been released. Procedure Project Element: Order Material 3. Enter a unit. The shopping cart has the status In Preparation if no shopping cart has been created for it in SRM. Project Role: Order External Resource or Material .09. Enter data in the Internal Information field. Once the shopping cart has been delivered. Once a shopping cart exists in SRM too. Enter a delivery date. 7. You can only cancel it if the shopping cart or parts of the shopping cart have not been delivered yet.SAP Online Help 12. 10. Choose Projects Structure Shopping Cart Create Shopping Cart. Collaboration Projects 190 . Choose Projects Resources Shopping Cart Create Shopping Cart. as required. Creating a Shopping Cart Use To order a material or an external resource in Supplier Relationship Management (SRM). 4.2008 The Shopping Cart column shows the current status of the shopping cart. the status in the Shopping Cart column changes to Canceled. If you do this. 3. Activities You can create [Seite 190] or cancel [Seite 191] a shopping cart. Enter a category. Enter a description of the shopping cart. the shopping cart in cProjects has the status In Process. 1. 8. Choose Create Shopping Cart. 9. Enter data in the Internal Information field. You can also cancel the shopping cart created in cProjects. You can staff a task with an external resource [Seite 191]. 6. This is also indicated in the Delivered column.. 5. you create a shopping cart via the Collaboration Projects user interface. the system automatically sets the status to Delivery Completed. 4. Enter a description of the shopping cart. Choose whether you want to order an external resource or a material. Enter the required quantity. You can only select ISO units. 2. as required.

9. You can adjust this proposal before you create the shopping cart. enter a delivery date. 8. the system can also cancel the shopping cart there. 5.09. Choose Create Shopping Cart. Canceling a Shopping Cart Use You can cancel a shopping cart that was created in Collaboration Projects (cProjects) provided that it does not have the status Delivery Completed. Procedure .2008 For an external resource. The system only actually cancels the shopping cart when you save the project. for example. 6. If a direct cancellation is no longer possible in SRM. Enter the required quantity. 3. Enter a unit. 7. the system copies the qualifications of the project role (Qualifications tab page) as qualification requirements to the Internal Information field. If you are using an external resource. 1..SAP Online Help 12. whether it has been ordered or delivered. Enter a category. Select a shopping cart from the shopping cart overview. You cannot set the status of a shopping cart that has already been canceled back to In Process. the person responsible in SRM must contact you. You can schedule the external resource straight away as a resource with edit authorization or as part of the project role with edit authorization for a task. Collaboration Projects 191 . 2. enter the start date in the From Date field and the finish date in the To Date field. If you are using a material. You can only select ISO units or ISO time units for materials and external resources. Choose Cancel Shopping Cart. Depending on how advanced the processing of the shopping cart is in SRM. Staffing Tasks with External Resources Use You can use a shopping cart to order an external resource from Collaboration Projects (cProjects) for a project role. Choose the Shopping Cart tab page.

updating it continuously. Procedure For more information. You created a control plan template. You cannot use an external resource for roles with distribution.. you are in the Control Plans initial view. You cannot select the external resource as the decision maker for approving a phase. The function and existing descriptions are oriented towards QS-9000. you are in the Control Plans initial view or in a project on the Control Plans tab page. If you cancel the shopping cart for an external resource.2008 Constraints You cannot use the external resource as a responsible resource or as part of the responsible role. Control Plan Definition Description of which measures and methods you use in a specific phase of the creation of a product to check whether you have adhered to predefined quality characteristics. the system automatically deletes the corresponding resource assignment in the project role and the references of the external resource to the assigned tasks (resources with authorization to carry out tasks). Procedure Creating a Control Plan . Select the project for which you want to create a control plan. Use You can carry out the following functions: Creating and opening a control plan [Seite 192] Editing a control plan [Seite 193] Creating a control plan version [Seite 196] Creating objects in the control plan [Seite 196] Creating and Opening a Control Plan Prerequisites To create a control plan.SAP Online Help 12. Collaboration Projects 192 .09. see Assignment of Project Roles to Tasks [Seite 106]. You use a control plan throughout the entire product life cycle. 1. if required (see Creating a Template [Seite 36]). To open a control plan.

Select a template if required.09. Edit the control plan (see Editing a Control Plan [Seite 193]). 1999): Field Meaning Collaboration Projects 193 . Note that you can only edit a control plan if you opened it in the Control Plans initial view. Enter a number for the new control plan. 4. Procedure Entering Header Data . Save your entries. Fill out the control plan header fields. 5.SAP Online Help 12. The following table is an overview of the fields and their meanings (according to QS9000.2008 Only those projects are displayed whose project type allows the use of control plans. 2. Prerequisites You created a control plan and opened it to edit data (see Creating and Opening a Control Plan [Seite 192]).. click the control plan number in the control plan overview for a project. Opening a Control Plan To open an existing control plan. Editing a Control Plan Use A control plan [Seite 192] consists of many parts: A control plan header that contains general control plan data Process steps for structuring the process Tools for each process step Characteristics to be checked for each process step You can create object links [Seite 158] for each control plan on the appropriate tab page. 1. 6. You can only use templates with the status Released. Choose Create. 3. The system checks whether the number has been assigned yet.

Your system administrator must first assign the category names.2008 Category Category of the product to be checked. the assembly. 2.09. The system creates the entry in the Items area and assigns a process number automatically. Once you have entered all your data. The system changes the status to Released. Part Name/Description Vendor/Location/Release/Date Date/Release by Customer QM Vendor Location Vendor Key Date of Further Release (Optional) 2. Collaboration Projects 194 . choose Process Step and then choose Create.. In the dropdown box in the top left area of the screen. or department that is responsible for carrying out the control plan Vendor identification key Date of further releases. Name of the vendor and business area. You cannot make any more changes or create new versions. release the control plan by choosing Release from the Change Status dropdown box. A category enables you to create a link between a phase and a control plan when you choose the same description for the category as for the phase. 1.SAP Online Help 12. as well as the status of the last change made Name of the team responsible for the most recent valid control plan Date on which the responsible development department of the customer released the control plan Enter data here only if a release is required. choose Lock from the Change Status dropdown box. Date on which the responsible quality department of the customer released the control plan Enter data here only if a release is required. This completes the control plan. if required Core Team Date/Release by Customer Dev. You can change the process number. location. Creating a Process Step . You can unlock the control plan later on. or single parts. Choose the Items tab page. choose Complete. If you want to protect the control plan from changes. Once you have completed the project or the control plan. Contact/Telephone Date of First Release Part Number/Last Change Status Name and telephone number of the contact person responsible for the control plan Date on which the control plan was released for the first time Number of the system to be checked. Name and description of the product to be checked Date on which the responsible production location of the customer released the control plan Enter data here only if a release is required. the subgroup.

You can specify only one of the two characteristics but you must specify one. you specified a process characteristic. The system creates an entry below the selected process step with the same process number as the process step. 1. Enter the results in the Additional Data/Results area. You can change the sequence number. Enter a process description in the Additional Data/Results area. 3. 9. Select a process name. and then choose Create.Char. the category of the characteristic (Class.). Creating Characteristics . Enter the following additional data in the Additional Data/Results area: Control method Procedure used to monitor a step Response plan Specifies which measures should be taken to prevent the production of products with errors 8.2008 The area is only ready for input if you have created a process step and if the control plan is released. See also: Creating a Control Plan Version [Seite 196] Collaboration Projects 195 . Select the process step for which you want to create a tool. Creating Tools .ID).) as the tool.SAP Online Help 3. 4. or material you use to check characteristics. In the dropdown box in the top left area of the screen. device. enter the plant of the master inspection characteristic. choose Char. enter the tool. Select a product or a process characteristic. If you want to change the setting. 7. In the dropdown box in the top left area of the screen. The system creates an entry below the selected tool with the same process number and sequence number (ToolSeqNo. 4. and prepares the required fields for input. and prepares the required fields for input. Select the tool for which you want to create a characteristic 2.09. In the Additional Data/Results area. If. Save your entries. Enter a unique characteristic identification (Char. 12. Choose the tool set you require under Tool Set. If you are using master inspection characteristics from the QM system.. 6. the system deactivates the Product Characteristic input field. you first have to delete the value in the Process Characteristic input field so that the system activates the field for the product characteristic.. 3. 4. 5. automatically assigns a sequence number to the tool (ToolSeqNo. 2. 1.). choose Tool(s) and then choose Create. for example. and the system group.

You system administrator specifies: Whether inspection plans only. Complete the new control plan version (see Editing a Control Plan [Seite 193]).2008 Creating Objects in the Control Plan [Seite 196] Creating a Control Plan Version Use You can create different versions of a control plan. the corresponding pushbuttons are not active. Only the latest version is ready for input. Note that you can no longer change the old version once you have created the new version. Creating Objects in the Control Plan Use You can generate inspection plans and routings in an SAP system from the control plan. Save your entries. 1. If this is not done. Prerequisites You opened a control plan in the Control Plans initial view. . Prerequisites Your system administrator activated the generation function in Customizing for Collaboration Projects: See the BAdI: Object Creation in Control Plan activity. or both are created How many plans are generated per control plan Whether an object link should be generated automatically for the new plan on creation You can generate inspection plans and routings only once for a control plan. All entries you previously made are deleted in the new version. routings only.09. Choose one of the following options: a. If you want to generate them a second time. You can open all versions from the Control Plans tab page.. you must first create a new control plan version [Seite 196].SAP Online Help 12. Collaboration Projects 196 . 3. You can only create a new control plan version for released control plans. Create version The system creates an empty version of the current control plan. b. Procedure . 2.. Create version with template The system creates a new version of the current control plan and copies all entries you previously made.

Set a filter. The filter determines which data from the control plan is transferred. If you are working with initiatives. Work with Documents Use You can manage your documents in cProjects using both the cProjects document management function and document management (SAP DMS). Choose Generate Objects. 3. Procedure 1. This also gives you the option of managing your documents in Microsoft® Windows File Explorer. The relevant functions can be found in the SAP menu under Logistics Quality Management Quality Planning Inspection Planning Inspection Plan and Routing. "project" is synonymous with "initiative" in the following sections. You opened a control plan in the Control Plans initial view. You want to exchange your documents between DMS and cProjects. You want to map your project structure via the DMS document structure. You receive a success message once the system has created the object in the SAP system. Call the SAP system to call the inspection plans or routings and edit them. See also: Documents [Seite 198] Integration with SAP Document Management [Seite 203] Collaboration Projects 197 .2008 You can only generate objects for control plans that have been released. 2. we recommend that you use the document management function in cProjects.09. You want to classify your documents. We recommend that you manage your documents with DMS in the following cases: You are already using DMS and require access to the existing DMS documents.SAP Online Help 12. In all other cases.

or file size More Information Assigning Documents and Creating Folders Editing the Document or Folder Using Document Templates Content Versions Tabular Document View Integration with a WebDAV Client Assigning Documents and Creating Folders Use You can check in the documents that you assign to a project element to document folders. programs. In the structure tree. Prerequisites You created the documents that you want to assign to a project element. Procedure Creating a Folder . The system displays the project element as the top node in the Document Folder column. file name. for example. You can assign documents to each project element. You can structure the documents in document folders. or document status File data. You can use templates to create documents. navigate to the project element for which you want to create a folder. navigate to the place where you wish to insert the new folder. to get a better overview..09. Collaboration Projects 198 . document description. graphics. for example.2008 Documents Information carriers that describe objects such as technical drawings. as files. You can protect each document and folder from unauthorized access using authorizations [Seite 242]. or text documents. Structure A document consists of the following elements: Document data.SAP Online Help 12. You are in the detail view of a project element on the Documents tab page. document name. file type. 2. If folders already exist. 1.

You can then edit [Seite 199] the new folder. 8. if necessary. enter the file path in the File field and then choose Check In. enter the file path in the URL field and then choose Check In As URL. navigate to the project element to which you want to assign a document. 4. In the structure tree. Result The system checks in the document as a new content version [Seite 202]. If you want to check in the document to the system. You can edit the document [Seite 199] and assign authorizations [Seite 245]. Note that the following characters should not be used in the name: üäöÜÄÖß?!"§/()={}[]\*<> 7. 5. 3.. 4. In the Document Folder column. Choose Continue. Change the document name. 6. if required. If you want to create a link to the document. Save your entries. Choose New Folder. 12. Editing the Document or Folder Use You can edit documents as follows: Change document and folder data Delete Copy and paste Cut and paste Download documents Collaboration Projects 199 .SAP Online Help 3. The system creates your new folder. Save your entries. 2. Choose New Document. navigate to the place where you want to assign a document.09.2008 Note that the following characters should not be used in the name: üäöÜÄÖß?!"§/()={}[]\*<> 5. enter a different folder name. Enter a Description and assign a Status. The system switches to the detailed information for the document and copies the document name to the document data. Assigning a Document 1. . In the New Folder area.

5. 3... . Save your entries. In the Document Folder column. Copying and Pasting a Document or Folder . 2. Choose Paste.. In the Document Folder column. 1. In the Document Folder column. 3. Cutting and Pasting a Document or Folder .SAP Online Help 12. Choose Copy. 4. 1. 4.09. Confirm that you want to delete the object. navigate to a document or folder. navigate to the place where you want to insert the folder or document. In the Document Folder column. 1. the system also deletes all subdocuments and subfolders. In the Document Folder column. The system moves the document. The system creates a copy of the document there. Change the data. Save your entries. 2. You are editing a project element and are on the Documents tab page. Deleting a Document or Folder Note that when you delete a folder. 3. Choose Paste. navigate to the place where you want to insert the folder or document.2008 Upload documents Display and change linked files Prerequisites You assigned documents and created folders [Seite 198] for a project element. 3. Procedure Changing Document and Folder Data . 4. 2. navigate to a document or folder. Choose Delete. .. navigate to a document or folder. Downloading Documents to Your PC You can download a document to your local PC and lock it to prevent other users from making changes to it. 2. Choose Cut. Save your entries. In the Document Folder column. navigate to a document or folder. 1. 5.. Collaboration Projects 200 . Save your entries.

you created and released document templates (see Creating a Template [Seite 36]).09. Uploading Documents from Your PC . Deselect the indicator Document cannot be changed by other users so that other users can make changes to the document or check the document out. In the Document Folder column. Select Create New Version to create a new content version [Seite 202]. 1. Make changes. 5. or select Overwrite Current Version. you must remember where you saved it. navigate to a document.. Enter a Description. navigate to a document. 7. In the Document Folder column. and enter the Status. click the file name. Choose Create Version. You are in the editing view of a project element and you are on the Documents tab page. In the Document Folder column.2008 2.. If you do not select this indicator. Save the document to your hard drive by clicking the secondary mouse button on the file name and selecting the appropriate function from the context menu. navigate to a document. Using Document Templates Prerequisites In the Templates initial view. 3. The system opens the file for editing. Save your entries. Select the indicator Document cannot be changed by other users to lock the document so that other users cannot make changes to the file data. 2. 6. Collaboration Projects 201 . 3. 1.SAP Online Help 1. if required. and save the file to your hard drive. 4. you must remember where you saved it. In the File Data area. If you want to check this file in again later on. other users can overwrite your changes. 12. Displaying and Changing Linked Files . Choose Browse and select the file that you want to check in. 3. If you want to check this document in again later on. The system switches to the detailed information for the document and copies the document name to the document data. 2. or choose Check In As URL to create a link to the document. 8. if required. Choose Check In to check the document in to the system.

Prerequisites You opened a project element for editing and are on the Documents tab page under Content Versions. In the left screen area. To create a link from the folder to the template. Features You can branch to the document using by choosing the file name link.SAP Online Help 12. Choose Templates. 4. Collaboration Projects 202 . choose Create Link. position your cursor on the document that you want to use as a template or on the folder with the documents that you want to use as templates. To copy the template or the folder with the templates to this folder. you can see the document templates. position your cursor on the folder to which you want to copy the template or the folder with the templates. column. Tabular Document View Use The tabular document view offers you a quick overview of all folders and documents assigned to a project element. choose Copy. Content Versions Use When you upload a document from your local PC to cProjects or check in a document you have already checked in again. 6.. you can create new content versions of this document. In the Document Folder area. 5. In the Doc. Save your entries.09. Templates area. 3. Features You can view all the versions of your document that you have already created. You can display the individual versions by clicking the file name. you can see your document folder and in the right screen area. 2. The system marks the current version of the document in the Act.2008 Procedure . 1.

you can include a document structure in the folder of an SAP DMS project status report and send it together with the report.09. You can group the document structures for the individual project elements together to form an entire document structure that reflects the project structure. You can insert documents from an existing collaboration in the document structure of a DMS folder that is linked to a project element. Prerequisites Your system administrator has permitted the use of SAP document management for the current project type (see Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Structure Define Project Types). You can create new document info records (with or without templates) and link them to project elements simultaneously. You can exchange documents between cProjects and SAP DMS. Then click the file name to display the document or download it to your PC. You can open the application by clicking the document number from the document structure display or the link overview. Document management (SAP DMS) corresponds to the SAP application component CA-DMS.2008 Integration with SAP Document Management Use You can manage your documents using document management (SAP DMS) and exchange documents between DMS and cProjects.SAP Online Help 12. See also: Working with Document Info Records [Seite 204] Collaboration Projects 203 . Features You can link project elements to existing document info records via an SAP DMS object link. You create an entire document structure for a project status report for a program and insert all project status reports of the assigned projects in the structure. It is part of SAP PLM and SAP ERP. Furthermore. We recommend that you install SAP Easy Document Management 3. If you display the document structure of a document info record that is linked to a superior project element. Then use the Entire Document Structure function to insert a document structure in document structures that are linked to superior project elements.00 or a higher release on your PC. you will see all the document structures of lower-level project elements. Integration You can create collaborations [Extern] straight from the documents in SAP DMS or add documents to existing collaborations.

Choose Create. Deleting a Document Link . If you leave the project after creating the link without saving. 3..2008 Working with Document Info Records Prerequisites . Choose Change..SAP Online Help 12. Note that the document info record still exists in DMS. the info record with the link will not exist in SAP DMS. If you create a link to an existing document info record. If a single document info record is linked to this project element. 1. choose Close Document Structure to go to the overview. the system either displays the info record ID as soon as you have saved or only after you have chosen Refresh. Choose Delete.09. the system displays the document structure as soon as you have selected the document info record and does not automatically return to the overview. 2. Collaboration Projects 204 . 2. Procedure Creating a Document Link 1.. the system displays the document structure straight away when you open the tab page. If this is the case. If the first link you create is a link to an existing document info record. note that the link is only saved when you save the project. 1. Once you reach the overview again. Select a document link. You are on the level of the required project element on the SAP DMS tab page in the document info records overview. Note the following when you create a link to a new document info record: The new info record with the link is only saved when you save the project. 2. the link will not be saved. You can only create new links from here. save your project. Enter the required data and then choose Continue on each screen. 3. The system deletes the link. Enter the new name and choose Continue. Depending on the settings made by your system administrator. Changing the Name of a Linked Document Info Record . If you leave the project without saving after you have created a link. The system guides you through the creation process. Select a document link.

. Transferring Documents Between cProjects and SAP DMS. If necessary. Select a document link.. For more information. The system displays the threshold value violations for this document link. click on the identification. 2. 1. 4. You can set a manual severity here. 1. Collaboration Projects 205 . click on the file name (if it exists). Choose Entire Document Structure. Transfer the required documents.. it might be necessary to choose Read SAP DMS document structure again.. Otherwise. To display the original of a document info record from the document structure. If you are in a project definition for which you have already created a project status report in SAP DMS. the system displays the overview of the cProjects documents of the project element. Choose Display Document Structure. 1. The system inserts the document info record in the document structure or deletes it from the document structure. Select a document link. 5. The system proposes all superior project elements and the document structures that belong to them. Choose Threshold Values.. 2. . 1.SAP Online Help 12. 3. Displaying the Document Structure of a Document Info Record . 2. Choose Transfer Documents. Select a document link. To open the document info record for editing from the document structure in SAP DMS. This query appears in the project definition only and then only if you store your status reports in cProjects. Save the project. 4. Choose whether you want to insert the document info record in the document structure of a superior project element or delete it from the document structure. Including a Document Info Record in a Document Structure or Deleting it .2008 Displaying or Editing a Document Info Record . 2. the document structure of this status report is the superior document structure. choose whether you want to transfer project status reports or documents to the project element you currently in. Select a document link. Displaying Threshold Value Violations for a Document Info Record . 2.09. To open the document info record in SAP DMS for editing. 3. 3. 4. If you display the superior document structure. Select a document structure and choose Continue. click on the document number. click Open in the Application column. 1. To display the data of the document info record. see Transferring Documents [Seite 221].

using an external WebDAV-compatible application. SAP NetWeaver portal drive This WebDAV application connects Microsoft Windows File Explorer to a configured cProjects or cFolders repository. see SAP Library for SAP NetWeaver under Getting Started – Using SAP Software Working with Tools and Features Working with Folders Working with Folders in Windows (Portal Drive) Personalizing the Portal Drive Connect.2008 See also: Integration with SAP Document Management [Seite 203] Integration with a WebDAV Client Purpose The WebDAV interface (Web-Based Distributed Authoring and Versioning) enables a connection to be set up between cProjects or cFolders and SAP Knowledge Management in the SAP NetWeaver Portal. choose Hide. For more information about the portal drive connection. You install the portal drive on your PC. To close the area. 12. For more information about the necessary configuration steps. Employees can then navigate in a familiar working environment within the nested structure elements and evaluate and edit the resources that exist there (for example. Integration WebDAV Applications The standard system supports two WebDAV applications: WebDAV repository manager in SAP Knowledge Management (application component EP-KM) You install a SAP NetWeaver portal with SAP Knowledge Management (KM) and configure a WebDAV repository manager for the cProjects or cFolders repository in Content Management in KM. It also allows integration with Microsoft Windows File Explorer. Your system administrator for the cProjects or cFolders system defines the WebDAV access in Customizing for cFolders or cProjects. You can then process this data using functions provided by SAP Knowledge Management (for example.SAP Online Help 3. Collaboration Projects 206 . the cross-repository search function). The connection to SAP Knowledge Management in the SAP NetWeaver Portal allows cProjects or cFolders documents to be used as a data source in the portal. Your system administrator for the cProjects or cFolders system defines the WebDAV access in Customizing for cFolders or cProjects. The integration with Microsoft Windows File Explorer provides users with a user interface comparable to the user interface of a file server.09. folders and documents). This connection enables project members from a cProjects or cFolders project to edit the project and collaboration hierarchy structures contained in a cProjects or cFolders repository. see Technical Description and Configuration Information [Seite 209].

the WebDAV interface cannot transfer the data correctly. If the WebDAV request is issued by KM in the portal. change.SAP Online Help 12. The authorizations for the user are checked in the cProjects or cFolders system: The user only has access to cProjects or cFolders data via the WebDAV interface for which he or she has read authorization. A user who has read authorization for a project element in cProjects should also have read authorization for all the subfolders and subdocuments of this project element. Languagedependent texts are output in the language of the current session in the cProjects or cFolders system. checklist. Structure Elements Application Project structure from cProjects Structure Elements Project elements: project definition. the user-specific language setting in the cProjects or cFolders system determines the language of the session. checklist item. see Technical Description and Configuration Information [Seite 209]. Entry Objects Collaboration Projects 207 . Features Evaluating the Hierarchy Structures The following overview contains the elements of the hierarchy structures from cProjects or cFolders that you can access via the WebDAV interface. task Folder Document The system only displays documents that are also displayed on the Documents tab page in the standard system.2008 Language A WebDAV application creates a session in the cProjects or cFolders system. If the user wants to create. folder Document You have the option of connecting a WebDAV-compatible application to an entry object in such a way that only the hierarchy is visible below the entry object. Otherwise. Authorizations A WebDAV application must authenticate itself each time it sends a request to the cProjects or cFolders system. For more information. he or she requires special authorization in the cProjects or cFolders system. irrespective of the user-specific language setting in the cProjects or cFolders system. Collaboration structure from cFolders Collaboration. If the WebDAV request comes from the portal drive. this session uses the language that is set up for the user in the portal.09. work area Root folder. You make the language setting by choosing System User Profile Own Data. Only those users who can log on directly to the cProjects or cFolders system have access to the cProjects or cFolders repository via the WebDAV interface. The user must enter his or her user name and password for the system. phase. or delete data via the external WebDAV application.

folder Editing cProjects and cFolders Structures In the WebDAV application. If. for example. cProjects: DMS documents. A new version of the document is created each time you save. Archived documents can no longer be accessed via the WebDAV interface.SAP Online Help 12. documents) contained there. see Editing Functions for Project and Collaboration Structures [Seite 214] Function Details [Seite 216] Constraints In order for the external WebDAV-compatible application to process all data from the cProjects or cFolders repository. root folder. If documents or folders are created whose names have more than 35 characters. For more information. The date format for the Session Timeout is not WebDAV-compliant. you specify a naming convention of 30 characters for each hierarchy level. Portal drive This WebDAV application can currently only process paths of less than 240 characters. the name of a folder can have a maximum of 35 characters. cFolders Documents without a version (file) cannot be accessed via the WebDAV interface. this is not WebDAV-compliant and can lead to names being misinterpreted by the WebDAV application. status reports and documents that are only checked in as a link cannot be accessed via the WebDAV interface. However.2008 Application Project structure from cProjects Entry Objects cProjects repository Project elements: project definition. checklist item. Collaboration Projects 208 . Only the newest version of documents that have several versions can be accessed via the WebDAV interface. If you use WebDAV applications that are not supported by SAP. note the following recommendations: Documents Document names can have a maximum of 35 characters. you can work with a structure depth of eight levels. work area. multiple sessions are created for a user in the cProjects or cFolders system. In cProjects. the name is cut off after 35 characters and is uniquely defined by a number. checklist. you can navigate in the project and collaboration structure and access the structure elements (for example. This WebDAV application can currently process a URL of up to 180 characters as the WebDAV URL for an entry object. phase.09. task Collaboration structure from cFolders cFolders repository Collaboration.

This section contains information about the configuration of the WebDAV interface in the cProjects or cFolders system and the configuration of a WebDAV repository manager in the portal. /. and spaces. root folders. The following special characters may have a special meaning in the URL: %. Collaboration Projects 209 . You have to set up the HTTP communication with the SAP system as the server (transaction SICF Maintain Services). see SAP Library under Administration of the Internet Communication Manager. For more information. &. For more information. You use an external alias to make the settings for a particular client. Technical Description and Configuration Information Purpose In addition to installing a SAP NetWeaver portal drive or a SAP NetWeaver portal as WebDAV clients. <. \. there will be a large number of active sessions in the standard system. For a list of the functions. project elements. these special characters must not appear in the names of the following objects: collaborations. see Function Details [Seite 216]. You can change the timeout predefined in the cpro host from the standard system.09. see SAP Library under Activating an SICF Service. some of which may no longer be in use and this puts an unnecessary strain on the system performance. If you enter a high value. Prerequisites You have to configure the following data in the cProjects or cFolders system: You have to specify a server and a port for the HTTP protocol in the Internet Communication Manager. you have to make a number of settings in the cProjects or cFolders system. folders. see SAP Library under Components of SAP Communication Technology Communication Between ABAP and Non-ABAP Technologies Internet Communication Framework Internet Communication Framework Administration: HTTP Communication Using the SAP System Administration: HTTP Communication Using the SAP System as a Server.2008 The WebDAV interface of the cProjects or cFolders repository does not support all the functions that are provided on the user interface of the WebDAV application. Therefore. for example. default_host In the cross-client settings. The standard system contains the host cpro in the HTTP service tree in the sap entry. Activate the host cpro (WebDAV Interface for cProject Suite). work areas. This means that a session in the cFolders or cProjects system is deleted if it has not been used for more than ten minutes. the timeout for the session is specified as being ten minutes in the cFolders and cProjects system.SAP Online Help 12. and documents. +. Choose External Aliases and create a new alias for the cpro node. For more information. #.

If you do not enter a value for the refresh time. This number is part of the URL required for communication with the WebDAV application. Index service (only for cProjects. For more information about the WebDAV URL. Indicator for activating the WebDAV interface for cProjects or cFolders (mandatory) Settings for the WebDAV Interface. Process Flow Executing IMG Activities in cProjects and cFolders You make the system settings either in Customizing for cProjects or for cFolders. see SAP Library under Creating an Alias and Logging on to an SAP Web Application Server. For example. you set up the communication between a WebDAV application and a cProjects and/or cFolders repository. the data that was buffered in a session is very quickly lost. For indexing (search function). Call Customizing in the SAP Reference IMG as follows: cProjects Choose Collaboration Projects cFolders Choose Collaboration Folders Carry out the following activities: Edit External IDs for the WebDAV Entry Objects (optional) Objects that can be used as entry objects [Seite 206] for the WebDAV interface are assigned a unique number (external ID). For more information. Note the information in the Implementation Guide (IMG). You specify this user here. In the standard process. Collaboration Projects 210 . The following data is part of the settings: WebDAV URL (mandatory): You enter the WebDAV URL that is valid for the cProjects and cFolders repository according to predefined conventions.SAP Online Help 12. Documents Settings for the WebDAV Interface. In the portal. the buffered data is not read again on a regular basis. a user only sees those projects below the entry object of the cProjects structure in which he or she is participating and for which the project work has not yet been completed. Refresh time in seconds (optional) The refresh time specifies the maximum amount of time that lapses before the buffered data is read again from the database. see Defining the WebDAV URL [Seite 212] and the Implementation Guide (IMG). optional): This setting is only relevant if you use Knowledge Management in the SAP NetWeaver Portal as a WebDAV application. Make Settings for the WebDAV Interface (mandatory) In this IMG activity.09. a user is required who has read authorization for all the projects below the entry node.2008 If you enter a low value. you have to map the user who carries out indexing to the user you entered for the index service in the cProjects system. the WebDAV interface programs then have to read data from the database more frequently and this is detrimental to the system performance. but only if an error occurs.

09. Create a memory cache. See Technical Description and Configuration Information [Seite 209]. see Configuration of a WebDAV Repository Manager [Seite 211]. QPL). Enter a similar value to the refresh time for the Default Time-to-Live. For more information.. For more information. Configuration of a WebDAV Repository Manager Configure a WebDAV repository manager in the portal. the user does not need any administrator rights to use the software. you have to configure a WebDAV repository manager in the portal. see SAP Library under Knowledge Management Administration Guide System Administration System Configuration Content Management Configuration Utilities Caches and Components and Their Caches. 2. Enter a System ID for your cProjects or cFolders system (for example.2008 Implementing Enhancement Spots (BAdIs) There is a BAdI for both cProjects and cFolders that you use to influence the selection of data (attributes of the objects) before transferring the data to the WebDAV application. Configuring WebDAV Applications WebDAV Repository Manager in SAP Knowledge Management In order to have a cProjects or cFolders repository as a data source in the portal.. Collaboration Projects 211 .. 1. Portal Drive The portal drive is a desktop application that must be installed and configured on each computer on which you want to use it. These BAdIs provide methods that you use to perform the following actions: Delete attributes that the standard system transfers to an object Change values of an attribute Add more attributes For more information about creating enhancement implementations. see SAP Library under Knowledge Management Administration Guide System Administration System Configuration Content Management Configuration Global Services System Landscape Service System Landscape Definitions HTTP System. Create an HTTP system for the cProjects or cFolders system. using the following steps: . Choose Singleton. For more information. For more information. see SAP Library under Introduction to Using SAP Software Working with Tools and Functions Working with Documents and Folders Working with Folders in Windows (Portal Drive). . The user must have administrator rights on the computer on which you want to install the portal drive.SAP Online Help 12. The Capacity value depends on the number of frequently used resources within the repository. Once the portal drive has been installed. . see the Implementation Guide (IMG).

Defining the WebDAV URL You use the WebDAV URL to link a WebDAV application to an entry object from the cProjects or cFolders system. see SAP Library under Knowledge Management Administration Guide System Administration System Configuration Content Management Configuration Repositories and Repository Managers External Repositories WebDAV Repository Manager Creating a System in the Portal System Landscape.2008 Enter the Server URL in the following format: <protocol>://<server>:<port> (for example. You insert this WebDAV URL in the specified field in the WebDAV application. http://pwdf0500.SAP Online Help 12.sap.09. Enter an alias for the system. Create a system in the portal system landscape. Use an alias that is identical to the system ID of the HTTP system (see step 2). If you want to assign a user. you have to create a system in the portal system landscape with the type HTTP System. Cache Enter the memory cache.wdf. Collaboration Projects 212 .corp:44331/qpl090webdav/dpr In this case. see SAP Library under Knowledge Management Administration Guide System Administration System Configuration Content Management Configuration Repositories and Repository Managers External Repositories WebDAV Repository Manager and the subdocuments of this topic.corp:44331/qpl090webdav/cfx/cwn In this case.sap.corp:44331). The WebDAV URL of the cProjects repository is http://pwdf0500. For more information. Enter the admin user in the User Management property category. enter the following value as the System Path: /qpl090-webdav/dpr The WebDAV URL of the cFolders repository is http://pwdf0500.wdf. in addition. 3. For more information. Enter the following data: Name and Prefix System ID (Landscape Service) Enter the ID of the HTTP system. Create a WebDAV repository manager and configure it. System Path Enter the WebDAV URL part after the port.wdf. This alias must match the system ID for your cProjects or cFolders system. enter the following value as the System Path: /qpl090-webdav/cfx/cwn 4.sap.

root folder. or a cFolders folder as an entry object and you require the WebDAV URL that belongs to it. A popup appears that displays the WebDAV URL. A popup appears that displays the WebDAV URL. navigate to the relevant object in the cFolders application. work area.sap.09. Example: system QPL and client 090: http://pwdf0500.sap. task. You can use three fields to define the URL and you can enter a maximum of 132 characters in each field. navigate to the relevant project element in the cProjects application. you have to extend the first part of the WebDAV URL.SAP Online Help 12. 1.wdf.. see Technical Description and Configuration Information [Seite 209]. Under Additional Functions. 2.wdf.. . WebDAV URL for the Entire Repository If you want to use the entire cProjects or cFolders repository as an entry object.corp:44331/qpl090-webdav For more information. If you want to use a project element (project definition.corp:44331/qpl090-webdav/dpr Collaboration Projects 213 .. WebDAV URL for Entry Objects cProjects . . The following overview describes how to add an extension to the URL. If you want to use a collaboration.2008 WebDAV URL in Customizing You specify the first part of the WebDAV URL in Customizing for Collaboration Projects and Customizing for Collaboration Folders by choosing the activity Make Settings for the WebDAV Interface. See Editing Project and Collaboration Structures [Seite 218].. The following convention applies to the URL: <protocol>://<server>:<port>/sap/cpro Example: http://pwdf0500. checklist. Application cProjects Extension of URL Add the following character string to the first part of the WebDAV URL that you defined in Customizing: /dpr Example: http://pwdf0500. 1. choose WebDAV URL. 2.corp:44331/sap/cpro You define a client-specific URL alias for /sap/cpro. .wdf. See Editing Project and Collaboration Structures [Seite 218]. Choose the Documents tab page and click WebDAV.. phase. or checklist item) as an entry object and you require the WebDAV URL that belongs to it. cFolders .sap.

Prerequisites See Integration with a WebDAV Client [Seite 206] and Technical Description and Configuration Information [Seite 209]. Editing Functions for cProjects Objects a.wdf. add the following character string to the WebDAV URL: /cfx Example: http://pwdf0500. you can set up a TREX connection via the portal for the document search which ensures quick access to the documents in a cProjects or cFolders repository.09. cProjects Objects d.corp:44331/qpl090-webdav/cfx/cwn Business Package for Design Collaboration 60.1 system in the collaboration room.corp:44331/qpl090-webdav/cfx Editing Functions for Project and Collaboration Structures Use The project and collaboration structures in a cProjects or cFolders repository can be edited using external WebDAV-compatible applications. note the following: In order to avoid losing links to the collaborations when you replace the cFolders repository manager from the business package named above with the WebDAV repository manager.2 If you are using this business package and have integrated collaborations from a cFolders 3. For more information about the functions. Features The following tables list the functions you can use to edit the objects from the project structures and collaboration structures.sap.sap. see Function Details [Seite 216]. If you have configured a WebDAV repository manager in the SAP NetWeaver Portal for the cProjects or cFolders repository. you can edit these structures with the user interface in Knowledge Management.2008 cFolders Add the following character string to the first part of the WebDAV URL: /cfx/cwn Example: http://pwdf0500. For example. Function c.SAP Online Help 12.wdf. you can conveniently edit these structures in the familiar environment of the Microsoft Windows File Explorer user interface. Create b. If you have installed a portal drive. Folder Collaboration Projects 214 .

. Folder q. phase.09. Document k. rename i. Copy (to an external system): j. Collaboration Projects 215 . checklist item l. Copy (from an external system): o.SAP Online Help 12. Folder h.. delete. Project elements are copied in the same way as normal folders: project. Lock s. see Editing Project and Collaboration Structures [Seite 218]. For more information. work area. Document f. Portal Drive If you have installed a portal drive. Document p.. from cProjects to any local directory on your PC or server n. you can edit the objects below it using the standard Knowledge Management functions. you can link this external application to a cProjects or cFolders object and edit the objects below it. Document Editing Functions for cFolders Objects Function Create. . checklist. from any local directory on your PC or server to cProjects r. root folder Folder Document Copy (from an external system) Lock Folder Document Document Activities WebDAV Repository Manager If you have configured a WebDAV repository manager in the portal for an entry object in the cProjects or cFolders system. Change. Document g. delete cFolders Objects Folder Document Rename Root folder Folder Document Copy (to an external system) The following objects are copied in the same way as normal folders: collaboration. change. Folder m.2008 e. task.

Since the system does not check whether a subdocument is locked. Features The WebDAV interface of the cProjects or cFolders repository does not support all the functions that are provided on the user interface of the WebDAV application. See Objects with the Same Name [Seite 217] Change You can extend an existing structure by creating a new object. check whether all the subdocuments can be deleted too. before you delete an object. the system ignores the locks placed on the subdocuments.SAP Online Help 12. Delete You delete an object.09. Rename Copy (to an external system) You can rename root folders. Function Create Details You can create an object (for example. The WebDAV client first loads all the folders and files that are to be copied. a local file system) to a cProjects or cFolders repository. a local file system). and documents. The WebDAV client first loads all the folders and files that are to be copied. It then writes them to the target system one by one. See Objects with the Same Name [Seite 217] You use a WebDAV client to copy an object from a cProjects or cFolders repository to an external system (for example. folders. Therefore. Copy (from an external system) You use a WebDAV client to copy an object from an external system (for example. You cannot change any attributes (status. You cannot create a folder or document directly below a collaboration or work area. When you delete a folder. You can edit and save an existing document. Collaboration Projects 216 . This process creates a new version of the document in the cProjects or cFolders repository. see Editing Functions for Project and Collaboration Structures [Seite 214]. The following table displays an overview of the functions you can execute via the WebDAV interface. It then writes them to the target system one by one. a folder or document) below a project element or folder. To do this. it deletes all the subobjects including locked documents. For an overview of the objects you can edit using these functions. description. Note the information under Delete.2008 Function Details Use You can edit the objects in the project and collaboration structures using a number of different functions. and so on). you need at least write authorization for the document. Lock You can lock documents.

2008 Objects with the Same Name The WebDAV protocol specifies that each object in a collection (an object that can contain other objects) has a unique name. Creating and Renaming Objects via cProjects and cFolders cProjects You cannot use the user interface of the cProjects application to create and change documents and folders that have the same name. If you do this. the WebDAV application checks whether the new name is unique. If this user wants to create a new document with the name AB. The user does not have read authorization for this object and therefore. cFolders In the standard system. If you want to avoid duplicate names. The default implementation supplied by the system can be found in the class CFX_UNIQUE_FOL_NAMES_DEFAULT. the WebDAV interface uses the following method to ensure that the names of project elements (cProjects) and collaborations and work areas (cFolders) are unique: The object type and a unique number are added on to the end of the name after a tilde. A user who has read authorization for all the objects in folder A (for example. do not use the WebDAV interface. For example. For more information. If. This folder contains the document AB.SAP Online Help 12. Creating and Renaming Objects via the WebDAV Interface When folders or documents are created or renamed via the WebDAV interface. see Customizing for Collaboration Folders under Business AddIns (BAdIs) Check Whether Duplicate Folder Names Can Be Created. In order to identify the existing objects correctly. This check only produces the correct result if the user has all the necessary authorizations and can see all the objects in the folder. Collaboration Projects 217 . The user must ensure that no folder names or document names appear more than once within a single folder. he or she can do this without receiving any error messages. this causes errors in WebDAV applications. you can create folders with the same name by means of the user interface of the cFolders application or using the APIs. the system issues an error message when the user tries to create a folder with the same name as an existing one.09.doc in folder A. Displaying Existing Objects via the WebDAV Interface If two documents or folders with the same name exist in a single folder. the user for indexing) will then receive an error message for the content of folder A. the user is editing folder A. objects with the same name are permitted. We recommend that all users who edit documents and folders in a collection have read authorization for all the objects in this collection.doc. cannot see it. you can implement and activate the CFX_UNIQUE_FOL_NAMES BAdI in Customizing for Collaboration Folders.

This can be. If you are working with a portal drive. If. 4. you set up a new connection between a portal drive and a cFolders folder. Prerequisites See Integration with a WebDAV Client [Seite 206] and Technical Description and Configuration Information [Seite 209]. The portal drive then carries out the authentication for you. Collaboration Projects 218 . a project element. 6. You call the WebDAV URL as follows: cProjects Choose WebDAV on the Documents tab page. If you are working in the portal. use the CFX_UNIQUE_FOLDER_NAMES report. 1. cFolders Choose Additional Functions and then WebDAV URL in the application toolbar. See Editing Functions for Project and Collaboration Structures [Seite 214].SAP Online Help 12. you have to authenticate your user when you first connect to it. enter more data as required and start the connection. create a new folder or a new document. you have to enter this path as the server URL. This report also gives you the option of automatically renaming folders that have the same name. Depending on your WebDAV application. Go to the WebDAV application and enter this WebDAV URL in the specified field.2008 If you want to check whether folders with the same name occur in the same collection in your cFolders repository. Display the WebDAV URL.. you enter your logon data to identify yourself for the cProjects or cFolders system. for example. This ensures that the names are unique. a folder. It is advisable to put organizational measures in place to ensure that documents are always assigned unique names. As soon as the external application sends a request to the cProjects or cFolders system. For example. or a document. 3. 5. Edit the cProjects or cFolders objects using the user interface of the external WebDAV application. a portal drive. Copy the WebDAV URL to the clipboard. 2. for example. to edit the project and collaboration structures. Editing Project and Collaboration Structures Purpose You use an external WebDAV-compatible application. Process Flow . for example.09. The system opens a separate window and displays the path for the WebDAV URL. as you have already authenticated your user here. You display the object you want to edit in the external WebDAV application on the user interface of the cProjects or cFolders system. this is usually done by the portal itself.

2. Features Creating a Collaboration [Seite 219] Assigning an Existing Collaboration to a Project Element [Seite 220] Transferring Documents [Seite 221] Renaming a Collaboration or a Folder [Seite 222] Maintaining a Collaboration [Seite 223] Deleting a Link to a Collaboration [Seite 223] Creating a Collaboration Prerequisites . You installed and configured cFolders. Prerequisites . Collaboration Projects 219 . 1. Your system administrator has permitted the use of collaborations for the current project type (see Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Structure Define Project Types). For more information about cFolders..SAP Online Help 12. Integration with cFolders Use You can use a collaboration [Extern] to exchange documents you created or assigned to a project in cProjects or document management (DMS) with internal or external partners. If you are working with initiatives. You are in the detail view of a project on the Collaborations tab page. Choose Create. 3. 1. see Design Collaboration with cFolders [Extern].. In the structure tree [Seite 41].2008 7.. Procedure . You installed and configured cFolders. 2.09. "project" is synonymous with "initiative" in the following sections. In Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Structure Define Project Types. The data from the external WebDAV application is transferred to the WebDAV application of the cProjects or cFolders system via the WebDAV interface. 2. select the project element for which you want to create a collaboration. You cannot make any changes if you opened a snapshot. you selected the cFolders checkbox in the Collaboration group box. 1.

If you want to use a different collaboration as a template for creating the new collaboration.2008 3. if required. Collaboration Projects 220 .SAP Online Help 12. You can transfer documents straight away or later on (see Transferring Documents [Seite 221] ). if required. If you only save the collaboration. DMS documents. 4. You are in the detail view of a project on the Collaborations tab page. Create the collaboration in cFolders: a. Result The collaboration is created in cFolders and assigned to a project element. 5. Decide whether you want to use a collaborative scenario [Extern] or a competitive scenario [Extern]. Choose Continue. The system creates the collaboration and displays the overview of the collaborations again. 7. you selected cFolders in the Collaboration group box under Define Project Types. 9. b.09. or DMS status reports as the source. the assignment of the collaboration to a project element in cProjects is lost. cProjects status reports. choose the template here. 6. If no target system is available. Select the target system on which your cFolders application runs under cFolders System. or link a collaboration or folder to a project element with a URL. 8. The collaboration inherits the authorizations [Seite 242] of the project element to which it is assigned. Assigning an Existing Collaboration to a Project Element Use You can assign a collaboration or a folder of a collaboration to a project element. Save the collaboration. You can use cProjects documents. Change the name. Choose the source from which you want to assign documents to the collaboration. However. the last three are only available if the corresponding documents already exist for the selected project element or the project type permits this function. The system opens the view for transferring documents. Save the project. This field only exists if collaborations already exist in cFolders. for which you have authorization and which are marked as templates (see Templates [Extern]). the system cannot create the collaboration. Prerequisites In Customizing for Collaboration Projects.

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1. In the structure tree [Seite 41], select the project element to which you want to assign a collaboration. 2. Choose Assign Collaboration. 3. Select the target system on which your cFolders application runs under cFolders System. 4. You can choose from two options (you can activate the other option by deleting the current selection): Assign Collaboration or Folder via Search Help (option 1) Enter a collaboration or choose one using the search help. When you confirm the collaboration by choosing Enter, you have the option of assigning a single folder from the collaboration. Link Collaboration or Folder via URL (option 2) Enter the URL for a collaboration or folder. 5. Choose Continue. 6. Save the project.

Transferring Documents
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You can exchange documents between cFolders and cProjects and between cFolders and SAP document management (DMS) in both directions.

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You have a user in a cFolders system. You have created [Seite 219] or assigned a collaboration [Seite 220]. You are in the detail view of a project on the Collaborations tab page.

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1. In the structure tree [Seite 41] select the project element of the collaboration to which you want to transfer data. 2. Select the collaboration whose data you want to compare with the data in cProjects. 3. Choose Transfer Documents. 4. Choose the document source. 5. You can use cProjects documents, cProjects status reports, DMS documents, or DMS status reports as the source. However, the last three are only available if the corresponding documents already exist for the selected project element or the project type permits this function. The system opens the overview. In the left area you see the documents in cProjects or in DMS and in the right area you see the collaboration in cFolders. The following functions are available: You can expand the folder structures with Collapse All. Collaboration Projects Expand All and collapse them with

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To open a document before transferring it, select the document and choose Display. The system opens the document in the appropriate application. If you maintain the collaboration and the project at the same time, you can use Reread Collaboration to be sure that you see the current status of the collaboration. 6. Select the object you want to transfer [Extern] in one area and in the other area, select the target for the data you want to transfer. If the object you select already exists in the other area, the system selects the corresponding object in the other area automatically. 7. Choose with the quick info text Copy Folders/Documents from cFolders to cProjects with the quick info text Copy Folders/Documents from cProjects to cFolders. or The following table shows which transfer options are available: Selected Objects One folder in each area System Activity During Transfer The folder you want to transfer is assigned as a subfolder to the folder you selected as your target folder. The system transfers the current version of the document you want to transfer to the target system as the new version. The old version remains in the target system, but you cannot view it here. You can see it on the Documents tab page or in the collaboration in cFolders. You can transfer the document only. You cannot transfer the folder in this case. The system creates the document as a copy in the folder. 8. Save the collaboration.

One document in each area

A document in an area, a folder in another area

Renaming a Collaboration or a Folder
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You have created [Seite 219] or assigned a collaboration [Seite 220]. You are in the detail view of a project on the Collaborations tab page.

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1. In the structure tree [Seite 41] select the project element of the collaboration or folder you want to rename. 2. Select the collaboration or folder you want to rename. 3. Choose Rename. 4. Enter the new name. 5. Choose Continue. The system adopts the new name.

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The system only changes the name of the collaboration or folder in cProjects and not in cFolders. If you want to change the name in cFolders, you must make the change in the cFolders system (see Maintaining a Collaboration [Seite 223]). 6. Save the project.

Maintaining a Collaboration
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You can maintain a collaboration only in the cFolders system, and not in cProjects.

Prerequisites
You have a user in a cFolders system. You have created [Seite 219] or assigned a collaboration [Seite 220]. You are in the detail view of a project on the Collaborations tab page.

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1. In the structure tree [Seite 41] select the project element of the collaboration you want to maintain. 2. Select the collaboration you want to maintain. 3. Log on to the system, if necessary. 4. Maintain the collaboration. For more information, see Design Collaboration with cFolders [Extern].

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1. In the structure tree [Seite 41] select the project element whose link to a collaboration you want to delete. 2. Select the collaboration whose link you want to delete. 3. Choose Delete Link. The system deletes the link to the collaboration.

The collaboration itself still exists in cFolders. The only way to delete the collaboration is by opening it in cFolders and deleting it there (see Maintaining a Collaboration [Seite 223]). 4. Save the project.

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Integration with SAP Enterprise Portal
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This function enables you to use cProjects in the SAP Enterprise Portal by means of the Business Package for Projects, Portfolio Management, and Design Collaboration (PPMDC) [Extern]. Each user has access to various initial views (roles [Extern], worksets [Extern], and iViews [Extern]), depending on his or her authorizations and the portal roles assigned.

The back-end configuration of cProjects is not automatically reflected in the Portal because the content of the portal roles is static and is not adjusted to match. You create the appropriate portal roles and assign them to the PFCG roles so that the authorizations defined in the backend match the portal roles. To do this, you can use the predefined portal role project management [Extern] and the following showcase worksets as examples or templates: Decision Maker [Extern] Project Lead [Extern] Project Member [Extern] Template Responsible [Extern]

Alternatively, you can call cProjects in the Portal by means of a single iView. Since this iView contains the entire cProjects application, it is not necessary to adjust this iView to match the PFCG configuration of the backend. For more information, see SAP Note 938525.

There are differences between using cProjects in the Portal and using it as a stand-alone version:

When you use cProjects outside the Portal, the tab pages Info, Projects, Tasks, Checklist Items, and so on are available at the top navigation level in cProjects. These tab pages are not visible in the Portal unless you called cProjects by means of a single iView. This is because the relevant tab pages in the Portal are available through the worksets, pages, and iViews in the Business Package for PPMDC. If, for example, you open a project when using cProjects outside the portal, the top navigation bar (initial views) is hidden. If you are working in the Portal, the worksets and portal pages remain visible. When you use cProjects outside the Portal, the Info tab page is available at the top navigation level in cProjects provided that this setting was made in Customizing or in the user settings. In the Business Package for PPMDC, there is no iView or portal page that corresponds to the Info tab page. This is because any portal pages can be added to the Portal straight from the relevant workset and therefore, an additional page is not required as a standard setting. When you use cProjects outside the Portal, the Resource Planning tab page is available in cProjects at the top navigation level if you are using the resource planning application (RPA). When you use cProjects in the Portal, you can use the Resource Planner portal role from SAP CRM instead. For more information, see SAP Note 939501. When you use cProjects outside the Portal, the header area of the application is visible if the Display Header indicator is selected in the user settings. When you use cProjects in the Portal, the header area of the application is not visible and the Display Header

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indicator is grayed out in the user settings because the system uses the header area of the Portal by default. The Exit link is not available when you use cProjects in the Portal because you log on to and log off from the Portal. The integration with virtual rooms [Seite 225] is only fully available in the Portal. For more information about using cProjects in the Portal, see SAP Note 938390. You can also use cProjects functions in the Portal by means of the Business Package for Project Self-Service. For more information, see SAP Library under SAP ERP SAP ERP Central Component Business Packages (Portal Content) Business Package for Project Self-Service.

If you want to navigate away and have forgotten to save your changes, you can use WorkProtect Mode in the Portal to avoid data loss. For example, you can set WorkProtect Mode up in such a way that the system asks the user whether the unsaved data should be saved before navigation. For more information about WorkProtect Mode, see SAP Library for SAP NetWeaver under Getting Started – Using SAP Software First Steps Portal Personalizing the Portal Setting Portal Preferences.

Prerequisites
You installed SAP Enterprise Portal 7.0 and imported the Business Package for PPMDC.

Integration with Virtual Rooms
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You use this function to make cProjects documents available in virtual rooms in the SAP Enterprise Portal. This gives you a single point of access to all documents you work with in your enterprise. For more information, see SAP Library for SAP NetWeaver under SAP NetWeaver 2004 SAP NetWeaver People Integration Collaboration User Guide Working with Virtual Rooms.

Integration
In addition to creating virtual rooms, cProjects also allows integration with cFolders [Seite 219]. The two applications focus on different areas: Virtual rooms focus on the collaboration between different departments within a single enterprise. Together with cProjects, virtual rooms help you coordinate your project participants. cFolders focuses on exchanging technical documents and product structures, such as bills of material or iPPE structures, between external partners. When used in conjunction with cProjects, external project participants can complete tasks without having to access the cProjects system.

Prerequisites
You have set up virtual rooms in the SAP Enterprise Portal. Your system administrator has activated this function in Customizing for Collaboration Projects by choosing Define Project Types and created Webservice ports by choosing Create Logical Ports.

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Note that all project participants then have the same roles for the virtual room. Even project participants who were not members of a room are assigned these roles. Depending on your authorization. The room owner and the project element responsible keep the administrative role specified in the template.pct. The room details show you which initial roles and which administrator roles are specified in the template.09. Collaboration Projects 226 . You cannot assign rooms that already exist.sap. For more information about the prerequisites for WebDAV.sap. If you add project participants to a project element at a later date. they do not automatically become members of the virtual room. The selection you make here overwrites the roles used so far.pct.cprxrpm. Features Creating a Virtual Room You can create a single virtual room for each project element in a project structure. The template uses the cProjects KM Content (WebDAV) page (com. If you use the cProjects standard template. When you create a room. you can branch to the room by clicking the name of the room. you can define other roles. All other project participants are assigned the member role.kmwebdav) in the SAP Enterprise Portal. see Defining the WebDAV URL [Seite 212]. you see the document structure of the project element whose room you have opened. The system assigns the initial role specified in the template to the room members. the system does not delete these room members in the SAP Enterprise Portal automatically. you need write authorization for the relevant project element.2008 SAP supplies the standard template cProjects_Standard_Template for virtual rooms in cProjects. If you use a different template. provided that they have a user in the SAP Enterprise Portal. Assigning Roles The Assign Roles function allows you to assign a number of selected roles to all project participants in a virtual room. To create a virtual room. The page contains the iView Admin Explorer KM WebDAV (com.cprxrpm. Editing the Virtual Room from cProjects If you are a member of a room. You can either create the project participants as room members manually or use the Assign Roles function. in addition.SAP Online Help 12. Adding or Deleting Project Participants at a Later Date If you delete project participants of a project element at a later date.admin_explorer_kmwebdav). Initial roles and administrator roles are defined in the template. The room owner and the project element responsible are also assigned the administrative role that was specified in the template. the system automatically creates all project participants of the project element and lower-level project elements as room members. the system assigns the room members the following standard room roles: The user who created the room and the project element responsible are both assigned the administrator and member roles. You have to log on to the SAP Enterprise Portal. You can delete them manually. You can only use this template if you implement WebDAV.

You can also assign phases in cProjects to decision points in SAP xRPM at a lower level. these members do not automatically have access to the contents of cProjects because cProjects authorizations are required for this. If you add room members to a room in the Portal. You can also delete the room. choose Create Room in the lower half of the Collaborations tab page and enter your data. Making Changes to a Virtual Room in the SAP Enterprise Portal Changes to the room members in the SAP Enterprise Portal are not automatically transferred to cProjects. Collaboration Projects 227 . you can assign projects to portfolio items in SAP xApp Resource and Portfolio Management (xRPM). You can display the assigned SAP xRPM objects in cProjects by means of the Portfolio Data tab page. you have to delete this assignment manually in cProjects too. see Related Objects Management [Extern]. All cProjects documents of the project element for which you are creating the room are available in the room once it has been created.09. You can use categories to filter the rooms in the room directory in the SAP Enterprise Portal. For more information. Prerequisites You have selected the xRPM indicator in Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Structure Define Project Types. This assignment is the basis for a synchronization between the objects in cProjects and SAP xRPM. Activities To create a room. Integration with SAP xRPM Use In cProjects.2008 Click Detail to display the room’s administrative data. DMS documents are not available.SAP Online Help 12. If you delete a room that is assigned to a project element in cProjects. the room members receive an e-mail informing them that they are assigned to the room and they receive a link to the room. The room members are only granted access to cProjects content once they have been assigned to the appropriate project element in cProjects as a project participant. You can do this manually. If you select Send Confirmation.

you can either create your own document info records or store the reports in the document info records that already exist. the system creates a separate folder for each status report. If you want to store the reports in document management. If you want to store the reports in cProjects. see SAP Solution Manager under Solutions/Applications SAP PLM Configuration Structures SAP cProject Suite 4. These can contain different kinds of data. For more information. Choose one of the following options: Collaboration Projects 228 . However. SAP DMS) .. You can transfer other documents to the report folder that you can send together with the report. Procedure Creating Project Status Reports (Document Management. Once you have sent a report. See also: Creating Project Status Reports [Seite 228] Editing Project Status Reports [Seite 230] Creating Project Status Reports Prerequisites You are on the Status Reports tab page in a project. to conveniently and easily keep stakeholders informed about the current status of the project. You have write authorization for the project. You can enter comments in the reports and save the comments so that they can be reused in the next project status report.SAP Online Help 12. The name of the folder is made up of the name of the template you are using and a sequence number. You have installed Adobe Acrobat Reader® on your computer. Prerequisites Your system administrator has made the necessary settings for using project status reports in Customizing for Collaboration Projects. 1.50 Basic Settings for cProjects Business Customizing Preparing the Creation of Project Status Reports. Features The system provides a number of different report templates depending on the project type. you receive a confirmation e-mail that it was sent. The reports are created as interactive PDF documents and stored either in cProjects or in document management (DMS) depending on the Customizing settings. for example. You can send the reports that have been created by e-mail.09. the system generates a folder when creating a status report and the report is stored in this folder.2008 Project Status Reports Use You use this function to summarize project data in reports and store them as project status reports.

Creating Project Status Reports (cProjects) . 3.09. The project status report is only created after the project has been saved in document management (DMS). The comments no longer appear the next time you call the status report. 6. if required. Enter a comment.SAP Online Help 12. To create a new status report in an existing folder. The system creates and displays the report. 5. if required (see details above). 2. 4. Choose Continue or Send to send [Seite 230] the report straight away. 3. The system creates and displays the report. choose Create Status Report and enter the data for the link. choose Transfer Comments. Choose Preview. For more information on creating the link. If you create a link to a new document info record. Choose Preview. Choose New Status Report. The system then inserts the new status report directly below the document structure header. open the document structure of a document info record and choose Create Status Report. Select a template. If you want to reuse the comments the next time you edit the report. 1. 4. Save the project.. 2. Enter a comment. Select a template. This applies to both steps. choose Create Link. see Working with Document Info Records [Seite 204]. To create a new document link first and then create the status report in the next step. See also: Editing Project Status Reports [Seite 230] Collaboration Projects 229 . 5. the system only displays the new info record when you save the project and choose Refresh. If comments already exist that you do not want to reuse. Choose Save to save the report or Save & Send to send [Seite 230] the report straight away.2008 To create a new status report and a new document link at the same time. The project status report is also only created after the project has been saved in document management (DMS). choose Delete Comments.

include them by choosing Add. Collaboration Projects 230 . For more information. Save the project. you open the document structure of a document info record.. Transferring Documents from the Hard Disk to a Folder (Only for Storage in cProjects) . If no address has been entered. Select the folder or the document you want to send. 1..09. see Working with Document Info Records [Seite 204] in the section entitled “Transferring Documents Between cProjects and SAP DMS”. 1. you cannot send a report. You are on the Status Reports tab page. 3. 2. 5. If you store your reports in document management (SAP DMS). Choose Send (if the report is stored in cProjects) or Send Status Report (if the report is stored in document management). You can use the Transfer Documents function to insert cProjects documents from the project definition in the document structure of the status report. Select the recipients of the e-mail in the list of recipients. Select the file you want to transfer and choose Continue. Procedure Sending Reports . 4. You have write authorization for the project. if required. Under Attachment. You have created a project status report [Seite 228]. Choose New Document. A confirmation is sent to your e-mail address. you can see all the documents that were sent with this e-mail. The system sends the document or report by e-mail including all the documents that are in the relevant folder. Choose Send. Enter a subject and then a text. For more information. 6. Including Documents from the Hard Disk in the DMS Folder If you want to include more documents in the report folder when storing reports in document management. If the required recipients are not on the list.SAP Online Help 12. see Transferring Documents [Seite 221]. You can transfer documents that are linked to the project definition from a collaboration.2008 Editing Project Status Reports Prerequisites An e-mail address has been entered in your user master record. 3. 2. The address is used as the sender’s address when sending a status report. you have the following options: You can go to DMS from the overview page of the project status reports using the link (Open) and add your documents there.

. The use of aggregated values allows you to tell at a glance if threshold value violations exist somewhere in the project. You can create evaluations for both operational projects and project versions [Seite 148] by making the appropriate selection under Evaluations for. Collaboration Projects 231 . 1. If a project contains a mirrored task [Seite 142]. Choose Detail to go to the detail view of the documents. For more information about other editing options. Data is saved in the background if you start a manual evaluation or if a background program is performing an evaluation. Your system administrator scheduled regular data extraction in the background in the SAP Menu under Collaboration Projects Evaluations Extract Project Evaluations. In order for data to be stored in the background.SAP Online Help 12.2008 Editing Documents in a Report (Only for Storage in cProjects) . Integration Evaluation results are used to highlight critical projects. The system displays the document data. the threshold values appear on the Status tab page for a project element (see Status Information for Project Element [Seite 257]). You can base your evaluation on the current project data or the last version of the data that was saved in the background. 2. When you create an evaluation. this is taken into account during the evaluation. Prerequisites Your system administrator defined evaluations and made the required settings (see Customizing for Collaboration Projects Evaluations). one of the following prerequisites must be met: Your system administrator has allowed the user to check threshold value violations or have them checked automatically when you save. You can branch from an evaluation directly to the corresponding project. Evaluations Use Evaluations give you an overview of your project data. for the current project type (see Customizing for Collaboration Projects Structure Define Project Types). Select a document.09. for example. in the favorites list [Seite 24] and the project list [Seite 25] on the start page. Furthermore. Features Aggregating Data Your system administrator can specify for each project type that the severities in a project are to be displayed in aggregated form. the system checks whether predefined threshold values [Extern] have been violated. see Documents [Seite 198].

When you do this. both automatic and aggregated. you can switch between the aggregated data and the data that has not been aggregated.2008 The aggregated value of a project element is the highest severity of the subordinate elements or of the corresponding project element itself.09. a severity that is set manually. the highest severity of a project element is the highest severity out of all your own severities.SAP Online Help 12. If no manual severity exists. however. the aggregated value is produced as follows: If a manual severity exists. The following graphic explains the logic: 200 0 200 180 0 180 200 200 100 Highest Severity Highest Automatic Severity Manual Severity Aggregated Severity 50 0 50 200 180 180 - 100 200 100 - 100 100 - 100 300 100 - 200 100 200 400 400 400 - See also: Favorites [Seite 235] Search [Seite 234] Creating and Displaying Evaluations [Seite 232] Exporting Evaluations [Seite 234] Creating and Displaying Evaluations Use You can create evaluations based on current data or based on the data that was last saved. Therefore. You can display data from the evaluated project in the results view. takes precedence over one set automatically. Collaboration Projects 232 . this is the highest degree of severity for a project element irrespective of whether there are higher automatic severities.

2008 Prerequisites Your system administrator defined the evaluations and made the required settings (see Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Evaluations). . Select the evaluation you want to create. Enter the project or project version you want to evaluate. 4. Choose Evaluations. 2. Collaboration Projects 233 . To view information about a threshold value violation.. You have authorization for the authorization object CPRO_EVAL for the evaluations you want to use. You have the following options: If you want to create an evaluation or display a saved evaluation. 1. select an evaluation from the favorites dashboard. Checking Evaluation Results The lower screen area displays the project data on which the evaluation is based. The threshold value violation that is displayed here may deviate from the display in the project view because the project view also takes manual severities into account that are not included in the evaluation. If there are multiple violations of threshold values.SAP Online Help 12. one of the following prerequisites must be met: Your system administrator allowed the current project type to be tested for threshold value violations either by the user or automatically by the system when you save. Open the Evaluations initial view and go to the Evaluation tab page.09. You can obtain information about this violation if you position your mouse on the icon. 3. 2.. In order for data to be stored in the background. in Customizing for Collaboration Projects by choosing Structure Define Project Types. 3. Choose Current Data or Saved Data to specify the data on which you want to base the evaluation. choose the icon next to the project element. Your system administrator scheduled regular data extraction in the background in the SAP menu under Collaboration Projects Evaluations Extract Project Evaluations. The system displays the project in the structure tree [Seite 41] with an icon [Extern] that displays whether threshold values have been violated and how critical the violation is. The system creates the evaluation and displays the results in the lower screen area. the one with the highest severity is displayed. Display the severities: You can also display them in aggregated form by choosing Aggregated. Procedure Creating Evaluations . 1. Expand the project structure if necessary.

The data is saved in the background and is available for other evaluations (see the "Creating Evaluations" section). Creating an Evaluation from Project Processing .. To export all evaluation data. Optional: Add evaluations that you use often to your favorites list.. Open a project or navigate to the project definition in an open project.SAP Online Help 12. However. 2. See also: Exporting Evaluations [Seite 234] Exporting Evaluations Use You can export the data of an evaluation so that you can display it in a spreadsheet application. 1. the system displays all of them. However. 2. 1. 3. choose Export. Decide whether you want to save the file to the hard drive or whether you want to open it straight away. The system exports the data in CSV (Comma Separated Values) format and either saves it in a file or opens the data in Microsoft® Excel. Carry out an evaluation. Click the link next to it to display details of a structure element. you can also open the file with any other spreadsheet application that converts CSV files. choose Export All. The system creates the evaluations defined in Customizing and updates the icons accordingly. 5. Collaboration Projects 234 . To return to the data of a project element. If there is more than one threshold value violation for the same project element. click the project element. See also: Creating and Displaying Evaluations [Seite 232] Search Use You use the evaluation search function to search for projects for which you want to carry out evaluations. 4. If you only want to export the parts of the project structure that are expanded.2008 The system displays the information in the right-hand screen area. 4. Procedure . 6. Choose Check in the general functions.09. the system does not generate a link for every element type. 3.

Activities Enter the required search criteria or choose an entry from the dropdown box and choose Find. Collaboration Projects 235 . If you click this link. Your system administrator defined the evaluations and made the required settings (see Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Evaluations). Prerequisites You added a project with an evaluation to your favorites list on the Search [Seite 234] or Evaluation [Seite 232] tab page. If required. Favorites Use In the favorites list you can display projects with the evaluations you have to perform most often. You can display the result of the evaluation on the Evaluation tab page by clicking the link. the column is empty. the system creates an evaluation based on the current data and displays the result on the Evaluation tab page. see Creating and Displaying Evaluations [Seite 232]. Your system administrator has allowed threshold value violations to be checked by the user or checked automatically on saving. Features You can search in the search results by re-entering one or more than one search criteria and then choosing Search in Results. If you want to use saved data.09. add a project with the corresponding evaluation to the favorites list [Seite 235] by choosing Add to Favorites. One of the following prerequisites must be met if you want to use stored data: Your system administrator scheduled regular data extraction in the background in the SAP menu under Collaboration Projects Evaluations Extract Project Evaluations. The system displays the Execute link in the Current Evaluation column. The system displays the date of the last data extraction in the Saved Data column.SAP Online Help 12. You are in the Evaluations initial view in the Favorites view of the dashboard. If no saved data exists.2008 Prerequisites You are in the Evaluations initial view on the Favorites tab page. For more information about creating evaluations. for the current project type (see Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Define Project Types). your system administrator must schedule data extraction in the background.

The system displays the Execute link in the Current Evaluation column.2008 Features The icon in the Criticality Level column shows whether an evaluation produced a threshold value violation and how severe the violation is. However. The system displays the date of the last data extraction in the Saved Data column. For example. select it and then choose Remove from Favorites.SAP Online Help 12. that is. the column is empty. This document contains all approval-relevant information and cannot be changed at this point. Once the last phase has been approved. you can only confirm tasks that are not relevant to the approval. the system creates an evaluation based on the current data and displays the result on the Evaluation tab page. you enter the password for your user. An approval cannot be withdrawn once it has been granted.. The system uses signatures for individual approvals to ensure that the decision has actually been made by the correct decision maker: Normally. Activities To delete an object from the favorites list. The decision makers grant their individual approvals or reject them [Seite 238]. You can display the result of the evaluation on the Evaluation tab page by clicking the link. 1. Process Flow . 2. You do this under Define Phase Types. The project leader creates an approval [Seite 237]. If no saved data exists. Collaboration Projects 236 . When you use signatures with user certificates. If you click this link. The decision makers grant or reject the individual approval based on the approval document. the maintenance of data for a phase is limited. The project leader rejects the approval of the phase. For more information. The approval is made by any number of decision makers. unless your system administrator has made different settings. see Creating and Displaying Evaluations [Seite 232]. if appropriate [Seite 240]. Once a phase has been approved you can begin processing the following phase. defined by the project leader. From then on you cannot change the phase data. Approving a Phase Purpose Approvals are part of phases in a project. 3. you can complete the project. They document that goals were attained during a phase which are required for the successor phases or for completing a project. The project leader begins the approval [Seite 238]. 4.09. the system assigns digital signatures using the private key of the user certificate. After the approval. The decision makers can sign a document independently of one another and in any order. your system administrator can configure the settings in Customizing for Collaboration Projects so that no approval is necessary. The phase can only be ultimately approved if all individual approvals have been granted. There is no need to enter a user and password. The phase is formally completed once it has the status [Seite 252] Completed..

Choose Create. You can also assign the decision maker at a later date. 2. Collaboration Projects 237 . Prerequisites You created project roles (see Creating a Project Role [Seite 97]). 12. Choose Transfer. 5. However. the project leader can cancel the approval [Seite 239] at any time. Go to the Decision Maker tab page and choose Add. The phase type of the relevant phase requires an approval (see Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Structure Define Phase Types). Note that you can only specify roles to which a person with a user name has been assigned as decision makers. Creating an Approval Use Before you can begin the approval process you must create an approval. 3. Save your entries. The project leader begins the approval again [Seite 240]. Select the project role you want to add as the decision maker. Select a person as the Decision Maker. 6. 8. as required. You opened a project for processing (see Opening a Project or Project Version [Seite 17]). 7. The system offers you the required entry fields. Enter a name for the approval and add a comment as required. The Decision Maker dropdown box contains all project participants who match these criteria. Procedure .. You selected a phase in the structure tree [Seite 41] of the project and are on the Approval tab page. Add other decision makers. 1.SAP Online Help 5. you must have assigned a person by the time you want to begin the approval. The project leader grants the approval of the phase [Seite 241]. 6. You cannot specify an organization as the decision maker.2008 Until the phase has been approved. 4.09. for example. You can change the person at a later date. The system enters the role and the assigned person as the decision maker. to determine decision makers. The system automatically enters the approval version: You cannot change it.

Your system administrator must make the relevant settings if you want to use a digital signature with a user certificate for the individual approval. you can begin the approval [Seite 238]. The phase receives the status For Approval.SAP Online Help 12. Procedure Granting an Individual Approval . Beginning an Approval Prerequisites You created an approval and entered a decision maker (see Creating an Approval [Seite 237]). Once all prerequisites have been met. Prerequisites You opened an individual approval in the Approvals initial view. You opened a project for editing (see Opening a Project or Project Version [Seite 17]) and are on the Approval tab page. 2. Check the approval document. In the structure tree [Seite 41] navigate to the phase you want to approve. The decision makers can grant or reject the individual approval [Seite 238]. The system starts the approval process: It creates an approval document containing all phase-relevant data.2008 Result The approval is created. The phase to which the approval belongs has the status Released and all approvalrelevant tasks and checklist items have been completed or finished (see Confirming Tasks [Seite 89] and Confirming Checklist Items [Seite 89]).. The approval appears in the Approvals initial view for the decision makers. 3.09.. Choose Begin Approval. Collaboration Projects 238 . 1. Granting or Rejecting Individual Approvals Use Each individual decision maker confirms that the intended results of a phase have been achieved using an individual approval. if required. Procedure . Create a comment. 2. 1.

Choose Transfer. Rejecting an Individual Approval . Create a comment. You can begin [Seite 240] the approval again once you have corrected the reason for which the approval was canceled. depending on your system settings. 4. Result The approval is canceled. if required. Once all decision makers have either granted or rejected the approval. 1. 12. 2. 1. Once you have added your digital signature.. You can still change your decision at this point by choosing Change Decision.09. either enter your cProjects password or sign the document in Adobe® Reader. 3.. 5. Procedure .SAP Online Help 3. 2. Save your data. The system cancels the approval process and sets the status of the phase [Seite 252] to Released. You selected a phase in the structure tree [Seite 41] of the project and are on the Approval tab page. To confirm the approval with your digital signature. Choose Grant Approval. Choose Reject Approval. you can also grant or reject the approval of the phase (see Granting an Approval [Seite 241] and Rejecting an Approval [Seite 240]). Canceling an Approval Use You can cancel an ongoing approval process at any time. The approval of the phase has not yet been granted or rejected (see Granting an Approval [Seite 241] and Rejecting an Approval [Seite 240]). Collaboration Projects 239 . Choose Transfer. Check the approval document. you cannot make any more changes. You can still change your decision at this point by choosing Change Decision.2008 4. Result The system saves your decision. Choose Cancel Approval. Prerequisites You opened a project for editing (see Opening a Project or Project Version [Seite 17]).

1. This means that the rejected approval remains documented in the system. 2. Choose Complete from the Change Status dropdown box. You selected a phase in the structure tree [Seite 41] of the project and are on the Approval tab page. proceed as follows: If you complete the phase now. The approval is rejected. 5. 3. Save your entries. You can approve a phase despite not all individual approvals having been granted if your system administrator made the appropriate settings.2008 Rejecting an Approval Use If some decision makers did not approve a phase by rejecting their individual approvals. you can also complete the phase if you are of the opinion that the desired results of the phase cannot be achieved. The system sets the status of the phase [Seite 252] to Approval Rejected. Open the Basic Data tab page.09.SAP Online Help 12. you can begin the approval process again once you have eliminated the reasons for the rejected approval. In this case the system creates a new version of the approval. Collaboration Projects 240 . as a rule. The phase is assigned the status Completed. You can begin the approval again [Seite 240]. Beginning an Approval Again Use If you canceled or rejected an approval. you reject the approval too. 4. Procedure . Choose Reject Approval. You can check the individual decisions on the Decision Maker tab page in the Decision column. Save your data. You can only cancel it.. However. you cannot make any more changes to the project. Prerequisites You opened a project for editing (see Opening a Project or Project Version [Seite 17]). If this is the case. Prerequisites You opened a project for processing (see Opening a Project or Project Version [Seite 17]).

In this case. 1. The following describes the process for manual completion. Manual completion You grant the approval yourself and complete the phase yourself. Procedure Carry out the first step only if you rejected the approval. Collaboration Projects 241 . This can happen in one of two ways: . 2. . see SAP Note 982071. you cannot add any new tasks or checklists to the phase although the phase has not been completed yet.. 3. the phase is automatically approved as soon as all decision makers have granted their individual approvals. Once you have granted the approval for a phase. It is also possible to complete the phase automatically once the approval is complete. 4..SAP Online Help 12. For more information. The approval appears in the Approvals initial view for the decision makers. Choose Repeat Approval. Choose Begin Approval. The decision makers can grant or reject the individual approval [Seite 238]. You can approve a phase despite not all individual approvals having been granted if your system administrator made the appropriate settings. Choose Create Version. If you canceled the approval.09. The system generates a new version of the approval.2008 You selected a phase in the structure tree [Seite 41] of the project and are on the Approval tab page. You can check the version number on the General Data tab page. The system starts the approval process: It creates an approval document containing all phase-relevant data. Automatic completion If your system administrator has made the appropriate settings. Save your entries. begin with the second step directly. The phase receives the status For Approval. 2. 1. Granting an Approval Use A phase can be approved once all individual approvals have been granted in an approval process. Prerequisites You opened a project for editing (see Opening a Project or Project Version [Seite 17]). you do not have to take any further action. The system resets the status of the phase [Seite 252] to Released.

General authorizations Your system administrator creates these authorizations in the authorization profiles in the user master record. In cProjects there are two different types of authorizations: . All decision makers have granted their individual approvals. Save your entries. 4. Project-specific authorizations You issue these authorizations to the project participants for individual objects. 1. You can check this on the Decision Maker tab page in the Decision column. Choose Grant. The system sets the status of the phase to Approval Granted.SAP Online Help 12. You created user groups [Seite 248] as required. Procedure . 3. and organizational units. you can complete the phase. If your system administrator has made the appropriate settings. roles. The phase is given the status Completed. 1. Choose Complete from the Change Status dropdown box. Your system administrator created default authorizations for project roles in Customizing for Collaboration Projects by choosing Resource Management Settings for Project Roles Define Project Role Types. If there are no more approval-relevant checklist items and tasks.. 5. you cannot make any more changes to it. Authorizations Use Authorizations ensure that only authorized persons can see or process a project or parts of a project.2008 You selected a phase in the structure tree [Seite 41] of the project and are on the Approval tab page. Open the Detail Data tab page. Prerequisites Your system administrator created users.. Basic Collaboration Projects 242 .09. 2. Once you have completed the phase. you can approve a phase even if not all individual approvals were granted. Save your data. 2.

If you want to remove the authorizations. if a project participant has different authorizations acquired via different authorization holders. if they have write authorization. Project-Specific Authorizations You can grant these authorizations.SAP Online Help 12. otherwise they cannot open any project elements in this project. 1. If you delete the assignment of a user to a project role. You automatically have administration authorization for a project you created. you can recognize this by the entry in the Inherited from column.. who have not been assigned to a project role yet or who do not have any authorization via this role. The authorizations that have specifically been granted to an authorization holder take priority over the authorizations that have been inherited by this authorization holder. the user is granted the default authorizations that belong to this role for the project definition. Collaboration Projects 243 . Once you assign a user to a project role [Seite 126]. checklist templates. Authorizations specific to a project element are inherited by lower-level project elements. the user still has the authorizations he or she obtained via the project role.2008 Features General Authorizations These authorizations safeguard the following functions: Creating projects Creating. Authorization Holders The following authorization holders are available: . you must at least give them display authorization for the project definition. Individual users 2. and deleting project templates. for example.09. If you are adding users to a project element as authorization holders. You can. User groups 3. However. displaying. and control plan templates Every cProjects user has authorization to execute these functions. add any number of additional authorization holders at each hierarchy level or change existing authorizations (see Assigning Authorizations [Seite 245]). If an authorization has been inherited. however. This also applies if the users have more than just display authorization for a particular project element. Roles (single or composite roles) Here you can also enter authorization holders to whom no project roles [Seite 94] are assigned. changing. Organizational units 4. an inherited authorization can also take priority over the others (see the section entitled “Prioritizing Authorizations”). you have to delete them manually (see Assigning Authorizations [Seite 245]).

edit. and delete documents for a project element. Prioritization also applies to inherited authorizations. Authorizations The following project-specific authorizations are available: No authorization This authorization withdraws all authorizations for an object from a user. detection. If. severity.SAP Online Help Prioritizing Authorizations 12. edit. write. percentage complete.2008 The so-called order of authorization holders represents a prioritization of authorizations. and control plans for a project element. If you want to delete the project element. for example. in this case. the authorization of the single user applies. and delete collaborations. You can use this authorization for all the activities you have to perform as the person responsible for or the processor of a project element or document: Enter actual values for a task or checklist item These are: Checklist item: Actual finish date. confirmation.09. object links. a single user has write authorization for a task and acquires read authorization for the same task via a user group. for example. an authorization inherited by a user carries more weight than the authorization for a project element assigned to a user by means of a user group. status Change the status of a checklist. Admin You receive this authorization automatically from the system when you create a project. Collaboration Projects 244 . even if he or she has the authorization for a superior object. Create. actual finish date. Create. result. you require write authorization for the superior project element and administrative authorization for the document itself. You can use this authorization to perform the following activities: Change all the data in a project element or document Delete project elements Create additional project elements Grant authorizations to other project participants Plan the schedule for project elements Initiate the approval of a phase The authorization includes the read and write authorizations. Write You receive this authorization automatically from the system if you were entered as the person responsible for or the processor of a project element. This is important if a user has acquired a number of different authorizations for an object via different authorization holders. Individual users carry more weight than user groups and user groups carry more weight than roles. occurrence. status Task: Actual start date.

the system displays all project roles with the staffing type Resource Manager via Authorization and these are staffed by resources in the worklist of the external resource management application. Staffing manager If you are a staffing manager. write. the system checks for each displayed object whether the project participant has at least read authorization. Accounting If you already have admin authorization. you can grant the following authorizations for the project definition: Evaluate This authorization enables you to perform evaluations for the project. or read. he or she will not be able to open a project element even if they have authorization to do so. Resource management This authorization enables you to find and assign resources in a project.SAP Online Help 12. Candidate manager If you are a candidate manager. you can carry out costing and display data from accounting with this authorization. cancel. Assigning Authorizations Use The authorization holders to whom you grant authorization for a project element must have at least display authorization for the project definition that belongs to the project element. When you perform the evaluation.2008 Set manual threshold value violations Grant the individual approval of a phase You cannot perform the following activities with this authorization: Create and delete project elements Change authorizations Plan dates Begin. Collaboration Projects 245 . or grant approvals Create relationships for tasks Change the status of the project definition or phase The authorization includes read authorization. the system displays all project roles with the staffing type Resource Manager via Authorization and these are staffed by candidates in the worklist of the external resource management application. In addition to admin. Read This authorization enables you to display all data for the project element or document. Otherwise.09.

2. 4. Change the authorizations in the table. 1.. change. A search function is also available. Choose Add. or delete authorizations. In the authorization holder type Roles. the roles are not the project roles you can create yourself in cProjects. The authorizations you specify for user groups are only valid for the actual user group and not for the project elements to which you assign the group later on. You can use placeholders (* and +) here too. You cannot make any changes if you opened a snapshot. You save your entries by saving the project. For more information. Choose Copy.. If you enter incomplete data and choose Enter. Prerequisites You accessed project processing through one of the following initial views: Projects Tasks Checklist Items User Groups Templates You are on the Authorizations tab page on the sub-tab page with the authorization holder type for which you want to add. You need at least read authorization for a user group to be able to use it in a project. 5. 3. Add more authorization holders or close the input area. Changing Authorizations .SAP Online Help 12. Collaboration Projects 246 . but in the operational project. see Authorizations [Seite 242]. the system checks whether it can assign a unique user and then adds the missing data automatically if possible. Enter the data of the new authorization holder.2008 Here you can assign authorizations for an object or change authorizations. but the roles that your system administrator created in SAP authorization management. Select one or more authorizations from the search results. The system opens an input area. Procedure Adding Authorization Holders . When you create an operational project in the template they are copied to the project.09. The authorizations you enter for templates are only authorization templates: They are not used for the authorization check in the template.

If the object does not exist. Collaboration Projects 247 . Therefore.09. Select the required object or enter its name in the relevant input field. This is possible for the object categories user group. the system issues an error message. 3.2008 You cannot change your own authorizations for Admin. The system checks whether the user exists. The system checks whether the object exists and if it does. Assigning Administration Authorization Use Here you can create administration authorization for individual users. If the user is already entered as an administrator. or No Authorization. or document or you need superuser [Seite 250] authorization. Read. Deleting Authorization Holders Note that you can only delete authorizations at the level at which you assigned them. the system issues an error message. Prerequisites To create new authorizations. You can only create a new administration authorization once the object and user have been correctly selected or entered. displays the existing authorizations in a table. . Select an authorization holder in the list and choose Delete. Choose Save to save the authorization you created to the database. 4..SAP Online Help 12. and project. you cannot delete inherited authorizations. user group. You also require change authorization for the project. Result The system adds the new administration authorization to the table of existing authorizations and issues a success message. the system issues an error message. Write. Select an object category. If the user does not exist. a role or profile that contains the authorizations for the authorization object Create Administration Authorizations for Each Object Type (ACO_OTYPE) must be assigned to your user in the user master (SU01). Procedure 1. The table is only displayed in change mode here. Select a user or enter the name of the user in the relevant input field. 2. document.

the system checks whether it can assign a unique user or a group and then adds the missing data automatically if possible. The system then calls the table of authorizations again and displays the new authorization in the table. You group the project participants together in a user group and assign the group to the project element. A user group can be made up of both individual project participants and a number of other user groups. choose Home.SAP Online Help 12. End of the note.09. If the check is successful. A search function is also available. The system checks whether the user exists. You can either open the user groups straight from the list or use the appropriate pushbutton. The Favorites view displays all the groups you selected as your favorites. Detail View On the right side of the screen. this button is now active. If you enter incomplete data in the Add screen area and choose Enter. Collaboration Projects 248 . You do this on the Basic Data tab page. you can add users to the group or delete users from the group in the left screen area. List of Members Once you have opened a user group. By default the use of user groups does not depend on authorizations. Note The authorizations you specify here only apply to the actual user group and not to the project elements to which you assign the group later on. Enter the required user in the relevant input field. You can also delete the user group here or add it to your Favorites. The following views are available in the User Groups initial view: The User Groups view displays all the groups to which you are assigned. User Groups You use user groups to grant the same authorizations for a project element to multiple project participants. The system first sorts the list of members alphabetically by surname and then sorts the user groups. To leave the user group once you have finished editing. you grant the user groups authorization to edit or display the user group. You can use placeholders (* and +) here too. save your entries. Once you have finished editing the user group. also in alphabetical order. choose Create Authorization. Features This function is available in the User Groups initial view.2008 Example You can select the object category user group and then select an object using the input help.

As the substitute. Prerequisites The system can only send an e-mail if an e-mail address has been entered in the user master data of the appropriate project members. Tasks. The project member who you assigned as a substitute receives a copy of this e-mail. The substitute remains in the project until you or the relevant project member deletes the name of the substitute from the list of substitutes. and your business partner is linked to your user. In this field. If the user that requires a substitute is staffed in a project role in a project for which you are the project lead but the role or resource has not been used yet in the project structure. you are participating in the project. Here you can enter a substitute for each project to which you are assigned by means of a responsible or editing project role or resource. Collaboration Projects 249 . the system determines all projects in which you are defined as the project lead in the project definition by means of the responsible role or resource. For more information. The system only displays a project in the project list on the Substitute tab page if you have at least read authorization for the project definition.2008 Substitute Use The following views are available in the Substitute initial view: My Substitutes and As Project Lead. When you create or delete a substitute. the system displays the name of the user in the Substitute For field but does not display the affected project in the Substitute table. In the As Project Lead view. The same prerequisites apply to the list of your projects as to the project list [Seite 25].09. Your substitute is assigned the same authorizations as you. In the My Substitutes view. The Substitute For field displays all users that are assigned to at least one project role in at least one of these projects. see SAP Note 999529. or Checklist Items initial views when you choose the Substitutes view from the dropdown box. The following applies to both views: The substitute receives the same authorizations as the project member he or she is substituting.SAP Online Help 12. The substitute remains in the project until you delete his or her name from the list of substitutes. Here you can enter a substitute for each project in which you are acting as project lead and to which the user that requires a substitute is assigned by means of a responsible or editing project role or resource. select the name of the project member for whom you want to define substitutes. the system sends an e-mail to each substitute affected. the Substitute For field contains your name only. you see the projects for which you are acting as a substitute in the Projects.

Prerequisites To grant a user superuser rights. a superuser can grant another user administration authorization for the object. and templates in cProjects can have various processing statuses. At least one person is always assigned to an object who has administration authorization for this object. control plans. Therefore. However.2008 Superuser Use This scenario allows you to bypass the authorization concept in cProjects and cFolders. and the administrative tasks have to be given to another person. we recommend that you only use it if absolutely necessary. The statuses of the following objects are depicted using status management: Project definition [Seite 250] Phase [Seite 252] Checklist [Seite 254] Checklist item [Seite 255] Task [Seite 254] Template [Seite 253] Control plan [Seite 256] Integration Status management is coupled with the workflow [Seite 66]. These are represented by statuses in the system.SAP Online Help 12.09. it may be that no authorization holder with administration authorization is available due to illness. you have to add a role or profile to the user’s user master record (transaction SU01) that gives the user authorization for the authorization object ACO_SUPER. Status Management Use Project elements. Status of the Project Definition Definition The following statuses exist for the project definition: Collaboration Projects 250 . for example. In this case.

See Releasing Project Elements [Seite 82]. To Assign The project is selected for transfer to SAP ECC. Phases can only be released if the project definition has been released and is not locked. The project is selected for transfer to SAP ECC. Once a phase has been approved. Completed Canceled To Be Archived Flagged for Transfer The project can be archived.SAP Online Help 12. only canceled. If a project definition. project role staffings after the date the project was canceled are also canceled. Collaboration Projects 251 . the status Locked is not set or removed for the released phases.09. If a project is canceled. no dependent data (for example. Transferred Assigned The project has successfully been transferred to SAP ECC. checklist items) can be changed either. The project was not completed successfully. modified. The project is temporarily protected against changes. the project cannot be completed. Phases may only be added. Integration The following dependencies exist between the status of phases [Seite 252] and the status of the project definition: The release of the project definition leads to the release of the first phase of the project. the next phase is released. The project definition can only be completed if the last phase has been approved. The project definition can only be unlocked. Locking a phase does not influence the status of the project definition. phase.2008 Status Created Released Locked Meaning The project has been created in the system (initial status). or deleted if the project definition has the status Created or Released. The project has been completed. New phases cannot be inserted before or between phases that have already been approved. or template is locked. This status is only relevant if you selected an automatic controlling method for accounting integration [Seite 162]. The next phase is not released. You can set the status at the same time as the status Created or Released. When a project definition is locked or unlocked. If a phase has not been approved. This status is only relevant if you selected a manual controlling method for accounting integration or have switched to manual assignment. The project has successfully been assigned.

The phase has been approved. modified. Phases can only be released if the project definition has been released and is not locked. Locked The phase is temporarily protected against changes. You can set the status parallel to the status Created or Released.09. See Releasing Project Elements [Seite 82]. Depending on the settings you made in Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Define Phase Types. the following dependencies apply: You can release a phase only once the approval for the preceding phase (if one exists) has been completed. You can configure the system so that this status is set automatically after the last individual approval has been granted. For Approval Approval Granted Approval Rejected Completed The phase has not been approved.SAP Online Help 12. Collaboration Projects 252 . Phases may only be added. No further changes can be made. Integration Dependencies between the status of phases: You cannot insert new phases before or between phases that have already been approved.2008 Status of Phases Definition The following statuses exist for phases: Status Created Released Meaning The phase has been created in the system (initial status). The phase has been completed. or deleted if the project definition has the status Created or Released. Dependencies between the status of the project definition [Seite 250] and the status of phases: The release of the project definition leads to the release of the first phase of the project. You can configure the system so that this status is set automatically after the approval has been granted. The phase is to be approved. You can release a phase if the preceding phase has been released. You can configure the system so that this status is set automatically after the approval for the preceding phase has been granted.

The project definition can only be unlocked. checklist items) can be changed either.SAP Online Help 12. the status Locked is not set or removed for the released phases. Existing references can still be resolved. The next phase is not released. Released Locked You can set this status parallel to the status Created or Released. The project definition can only be completed if the last phase has been approved. If a template is locked. it is not possible to process the tasks or checklist items if the phase is locked. status of checklists [Seite 254]. Locking a phase does not influence the status of the project definition. Status of Templates Definition The following statuses exist for checklist templates. status of checklist items [Seite 255]. For checklist templates: You cannot create any new references to templates for which this status is active. you cannot change any dependent data (for example checklist items) either.09. Collaboration Projects 253 . It is possible to release tasks and checklists before releasing the phase. When a project definition is locked or unlocked. The project definition can only be unlocked. The template is temporarily protected against changes.2008 If a phase has not been approved. If a project definition. The release of a checklist item leads to the release of the assigned tasks. and the status of phases: The release of the phase leads to the release of all the tasks and checklists. The template is released for further use. However. the project cannot be completed. Locking a phase does not influence the status of the tasks or checklist items. no dependent data (for example. or a template is locked. Obsolete The template cannot be used any more. Dependencies between the status of tasks [Seite 254]. but only canceled. a phase. and control plan templates: Status Created Meaning The template has been created in the system (initial status). You must release them first. What you should know You cannot use templates with this status in cProjects yet. project templates.

To Be Archived The template can be archived. The task is not completed successfully. actual data is confirmed.SAP Online Help 12.09. However. For checklist templates: This status can only be set if all the references were resolved. projects.2008 If you set this status. the subtasks are also canceled. See Releasing Project Elements [Seite 82]. The processing of the task is completed. it is not possible to process the tasks if the phase is locked. the system warns you if not all the existing references were resolved. If the task is canceled. The task is processed. Integration The following dependencies exist between the status of phases [Seite 252] and the status of tasks: The release of the phase leads to the release of all the tasks. Status of Tasks Definition The following statuses exist for tasks: Status Created Released In Process Completed Canceled Meaning The task has been created in the system (initial status). and control plans. It is possible to release tasks before releasing the phase. Status of Checklists Definition The following statuses exist for checklists: Status Meaning Collaboration Projects 254 . You can only use templates with the status Released to create checklists. Locking a phase does not influence the status of the tasks.

2008 Created Released Not Relevant Finished The checklist has been created in the system (initial status). The following dependencies exist between the status of tasks [Seite 254] and the status of checklist items: If a checklist item has the status Not Relevant. however it is not possible to process a checklist item if the phase is locked. If this status is set. you cannot process the tasks that belong to it. and status of checklists: The release of the phase leads to the release of all the checklists. The release of the checklist leads to the release of all the checklist items. The checklist is finished. Integration The following dependencies exist between the status of phases [Seite 252]. the system automatically sets the result to Not relevant too. Finished The checklist item is finished. Locking a phase does not influence the status of the associated checklists. See Releasing Project Elements [Seite 82]. Status of Checklist Items Definition The following statuses exist for checklist items: Status Created Released Not relevant Meaning The checklist item has been created in the system (initial status). status of checklist items [Seite 255]. The checklist item is not relevant. It is possible to release a checklist before releasing the phase.09. status of checklists [Seite 254] and status of checklist items: Locking a phase does not influence the status of checklist items.SAP Online Help 12. The checklist is not relevant. Collaboration Projects 255 . See Releasing Project Elements [Seite 82]. If a checklist has the status Not Relevant. The release of the checklist leads to the release of all the checklist items. you cannot process the checklist items that belong to it. you cannot edit the checklists if the phase is locked. Integration The following dependencies exist between the status of phases [Seite 252]. However.

The control plan version is temporarily protected against changes. Collaboration Projects 256 . no changes can be made to the control plan. You can set the status parallel to the status Created or Released. Completed When you create a new control plan version. the system sets the status of the preceding version automatically to Completed. The control plan version is released for processing.09. The control plan version is completed. you cannot make any other changes. completed or terminated. Do not use the document.2008 Status of Control Plan Versions Definition The following statuses exist for control plan versions: Status Created Released Locked Meaning The new control plan version has been created in the system (initial status). Status of Documents Definition The following statuses exist for documents: Status In Process Invalid Meaning The document can be changed. You can set a document with this status to In Process again. Integration If the project is locked. Only the functions Delete and Move are possible in this status.SAP Online Help 12.

Status Information for Project Element Use On the Status tab page you see a detailed overview of the current status and the threshold values of a project element. Status You can change the status. select the corresponding status profile here. This value has precedence over the value that the system sets. You can set a manual value for the severity. You can only copy released documents from the document templates to a project. The system displays whether the status is a user status or a system status in the Active Statuses table.2008 Released The document has been released. Features You cannot make any changes if you opened a snapshot.09. Value Violation. Threshold Value Violation The system displays the threshold value violations for the project element under Thresh. If you want to use the user status. You can change the status of the document to Invalid.SAP Online Help 12. Collaboration Projects 257 . You cannot make any changes to the document.

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