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

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

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

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

Do not leave the application by closing the browser before exiting the application.SAP Online Help 12. Use the Exit function in the top right-hand corner to leave the application. No standard logoff page is supplied with cProjects. You can define your own page and use this. You can open each element by clicking the link. 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 .09. To navigate backwards and forwards between pages in the documentation. the system displays the path with the superior elements below the different views (breadcrumb [Extern]). For more information about cProjects analyses with BI Content.2008 Collaboration Projects Purpose Collaboration Projects (cProjects) is a cross-industry tool that you use to plan and monitor development and consultant projects. 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.

A number of different options are available for enhancing or changing the user interface. 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. General Changes to Web-Dynpro-ABAP Applications You can also carry out general enhancements to Web-Dynpro-ABAP applications. see SAP Note 942560. 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 .09. see SAP Notes 947936 and 942672.0 was created with Web Dynpro for ABAP. For more information about adjusting or enhancing the cProjects user interface.2008 Adjustment or Enhancement of the User Interface Use The user interface of cProjects 4. Personalization of the User Interface Use Web Dynpro for ABAP provides a general.SAP Online Help 12. see SAP Note 971394. see the Collaboration Projects Implementation Guide under Global Enhancements to Project Elements Define Field Groups for Customer Fields. For more information about using the modification-free enhancement concept in cProjects. see the Collaboration Projects Implementation Guide (IMG) under Global Enhancements to Project Elements Show Additional Tab Page in cProjects. You can use the framework for modification-free enhancements for this. see SAP Note 972339. see SAP Note 950896. for example. 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. Inserting new or customer-specific columns in the table view [Seite 58] For more information. Defining fields as required entry fields or hiding fields For more information. if you want to display a new customer-specific field. Defining a tab page for customer-specific fields For more information. 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. cross-application concept for personalizing the user interface.

you can hide interface elements. you can hide tab pages. 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. Features You can personalize the cProjects interface according to your requirements. a project is structured using phases [Seite 14]. If you use the userspecific personalization option. for example. and checklist references [Seite 40]. The project definition contains general data of the project and information that is valid for the whole project. If you use the cross-application personalization option. you can hide and change the order of tab pages.09. you can create tasks and checklists with checklist items [Seite 15]. Integration Below the project definition.2008 a client of a particular system. For more information about the personalization options provided by Web Dynpro ABAP applications. Project Elements Definition Superordinate concept for all structuring elements in cProjects.SAP Online Help 12. Below the phases. Below the project definition. Activities To personalize interface elements in cProjects. you can create tasks [Seite 15]. Collaboration Projects 12 . checklists [Seite 14]. click your chosen element with the secondary mouse button and make your selection from the menu that appears. 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.

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. Here. see Creating a Project Role [Seite 97].SAP Online Help 12. the role of consultant in a consulting project. thereby creating the foundation of Resource Planning. You can only assign tasks. the positions describe the resources required for the organizational plan. The project role describes which type of resource is required in a project. and therefore complete resource planning. To do so. which function the resource carries out in the project. For more information about creating project roles. 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. Use You create project roles according to the planned requirement for a project.09. you can check whether all assignments and staffings are consistent. Collaboration Projects 13 . A similar resource description exists in Organizational Management. For more information. choose Check. The project role includes information about the qualifications that the resource should have and when and for how long the resource should be available. staff roles with resources. for example.2008 Project Roles Definition A project role represents a position in a project that is to be filled by a business partner. see Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Resource Management Basic Settings for Project Roles BAdI: Control Truncation and Deletion of Roles and Staffings. once you have created the project roles. that is.

For more information about statuses. See Sorting Project Roles [Seite 99]. 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. You can sort the project roles at any time to get a better overview. Integration You can further subdivide a phase using checklists [Seite 14] and tasks [Seite 15]. Collaboration Projects 14 . see Status Management [Seite 250].SAP Online Help 12.09. A phase begins with the release and ends with the approval [Seite 236].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. A phase is considered released when the status Released is set in the phase. Checklist Definition Control list with items that must be processed. In the screen area on the right. you define the business attributes of each project role and assign persons to it. You can also hide the role list to gain more space for editing a project role.

SAP Online Help 12.2008 Use Checklists ensure that all important aspects of a project or of a phase are taken into account. 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 . Use Checklist items represent important requirements that have to be met in order to achieve the project goal. a phase [Seite 14]. However. Task Definition Smallest part of a project. Project participants check off the items they have finished. or a checklist item [Seite 15]. Checklist Item Definition Part of a checklist [Seite 14]. If your system administrator permitted subtasks for a project type. you cannot create any subtasks for tasks below a project definition. Use In projects.09. tasks help to record and structure necessary processing steps. Structure A checklist consists of checklist items [Seite 15]. Integration You can assign tasks to a project definition [Seite 12]. you can also create tasks below other tasks.

09.2008 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 .SAP Online Help Archiving [Seite 74] Project Status Reports [Seite 228] Work with Documents [Seite 197] 12.

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

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

Features Detail tab page: Here you can enter descriptions for the problem. This enables you to define a logical group of project charters. Metrics tab page: Here you can select a group for the project charter. You can continue to structure your project here and enter all the necessary data. 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. You have selected the Project Charter indicator in Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Structure Define Project Types. Note that the system creates your project only after you have saved the data. 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. These fields are not language-dependent. scope.09. Save your entries. You can adjust the content displayed in Customizing for Collaboration Projects. see Creation of a Project [Seite 30].2008 The editing screen of the new project appears. You can display the object attribute group in the dashboard [Seite 20]. In the Language field. 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 . You cannot edit the project charter in the template. You can define key figures for the project charter by means of generic metrics management.SAP Online Help 12. you have selected the language in which you want to enter languagedependent texts. For more information. You cannot make any changes if you opened a snapshot [Extern] or simulation. The project charter helps you to plan and carry out Six Sigma projects. and goals for the project charter. 6. For more information.

You can enter the benefits that come from using the project charter. The dashboard [Extern] is available in a number of initial views. For more information.2008 You can enter the actual and target data for the financial key figures Return on Investment and Savings. you can specify for each metrics value type whether the values have been validated. You can define the unit in which the values are to be entered for each key figure. In the Validated field. see Multilingual Capabilities [Seite 70]. see SAP Note 971394. 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. If you change data in the project that affects the KPIs that were calculated.09. these entries are language-dependent. o Key figures: You can enter the basic. and target data for the self-defined key figures and Sigma value. you only see the project name and the criticality level. Integration The KPIs are partly read straight from the project data and partly calculated in the evaluations [Seite 231]. for example. Once this indicator has been selected. Note that the browser language then only applies if the URL does not specify a language. the dashboard is only updated after a new evaluation has taken place. Collaboration Projects 20 . You can select the Final Value indicator for each metric. For more information. and no KPIs for the project. 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 display additional or customer-specific fields in the dashboard. You can define the currency in which the values are to be entered for each key figure. Dashboard Use This function gives you an overview of various Key Performance Indicators [Extern] (KPIs) for your projects. actual. If you do not do this. such as the Projects and Tasks initial views.SAP Online Help Two metrics groups are supplied with the standard system: o Financial data: 12. the metrics value type fields of the metric can no longer be changed and the system displays the date of the final value.

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

Level Meaning Criticality level When the threshold value of a project is violated. If no evaluation has taken place yet. Act. 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. for App. Type Description Project Type Phase Type Task Type Checklist Type Group Search Field Process Milestone Relev. Start Documents ObjectLink Collabs Sys.Finish Act. and checklist items and display them in the Multi-Project Monitor [Seite 145]. tasks.2008 You can select multiple projects. Information in the Dashboard The following table is an overview of all the columns you can display in the dashboard: Column Title Crit. Last Evaluation Date and time of the last evaluation The data in the dashboard originates from this time. If the project type of a project does not support the dashboard function. 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. Project/Phase/Task/Checklist Proj.Status User Stat. the system displays the comment No evaluation planned.09. the system displays the comment No data available. this is the severity of the violation.SAP Online Help 12. 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 .

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

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

2008 User groups Templates Versions Prerequisites You are in the editing view or in the search results of an object. 2. you want to access a project from the Tasks initial view. means of a role. select the object you want to add to the favorites list. In the structure tree in the left screen area.. Adding a Project Element from the Search Results to the Favorites List . you can only add tasks to your favorites list and not projects or checklist items. 1. Checklist The tasks have been released. Note that this pushbutton is only active for the objects for which you can create a favorites list.SAP Online Help 12. Tasks Tasks view: All tasks to which you are assigned by means of a role. In the Search Results screen area. Procedure Adding an Object from the Editing View to the Favorites List This procedure is not valid for evaluations or user groups. select the project element you want to add to the favorites list. Projects view: All projects which contain tasks to which you are assigned by means of a role. 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. 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. 1. . for example. Choose Add to Favorites. Projects view: All projects which contain checklist The checklist items have been Collaboration Projects 25 .. This pushbutton appears only for the object in whose initial view you are located. If.09. and start the search there. 2.

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

End of the note.SAP Online Help 12. Prerequisites You are in the Projects. 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. the system displays an e-mail link which you can use to contact this person.09. Note In cProjects. 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. If a contact person has been specified and this business partner has an e-mail address. Collaboration Projects 27 . 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. This enables you to search worldwide for the best available talent in an enterprise. This data only becomes available the next time you open the search. 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. or Checklist Items initial view and choose Vacant Roles.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. you can enter your e-mail address in the E-Mail Address field under User Settings User .

7. Integration The system automatically displays all qualifications that exist in the system. The system also takes roles into account for the suitability percentage that have a language proficiency below this level. Making User Settings Prerequisites You are in the User Settings area. Note that in resource management. Procedure Making General Settings 1. Then choose >> (Add Selected Qualification to Qualification Requirements). Features You can add qualifications you want to use as search criteria or delete those you no longer require. the system only takes those roles that have at least this qualification into account. 6. See Definition of Qualifications [Seite 108]. Example: For language proficiency. choose Find Vacant Roles. Activities 4. You can also use the search function: Make an entry in the Search Term field and choose Search. 5. alternative qualifications are not taken into account in the calculation of the suitability percentage.SAP Online Help 12. There are only two types of priority for qualifications: essential requirements and optional requirements. Specify the required proficiency for each qualification. The system also takes roles into account which have the qualification but not at the required level of proficiency. you specify "fluent".09. 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. Select qualifications by expanding the qualifications catalog and selecting the required qualification(s). Prerequisites You are in the vacant role search. Collaboration Projects 28 . 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. If a qualification is an essential requirement.2008 Selection by Qualification Use You can choose qualifications as selection criteria for the vacant role search. Select the processing mode you want to set as default for opening projects. To run the search.

End of the note. The date type is only relevant if you use object links. Decide whether you want to display the Change Documents tab page and select or deselect the Display Change Documents checkbox accordingly. The system uses this value for the width of the structure tree in the table and detail views.09. in the user settings.SAP Online Help 12. Save your settings. 5. Collaboration Projects 29 ./Lst Dates. Making User Settings 1. If you want to change your password. deselect the Display Header indicator. the system does not set a lock indicator and other project participants can edit the project. Enter your user data in the Own Data area or edit the data there. 3. Calling scheduling manually can have a positive effect on performance if you are working with large project structures. enter your old password in the Password field in the Password Change area. 4. Under Earl. Note If you are using cProjects via SAP Enterprise Portal. you set up object types that were deactivated at a later point in time. It affects how the dates of the SAP objects are displayed in the graphical view. select a date type.2008 If you open a project element in the Display processing mode. 2. 7. 2. 3. the Display Header indicator is hidden because the system uses the header area of the portal by default. 6. 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). Select the values cProjects displays by default when you create a project or template. End of the note. Setting Default Values 1. 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. choose whether the system should display the earliest or latest dates in the Gantt chart. the required date format. If applicable. enter the required number of pixels under Tree Width (Px). If you want to adjust the width of the structure tree. 2. Note If. 4. they are no longer used here. and the decimal point format. Save your data. Save your entries. Choose the time zone. If you want to hide the user-specific header area in the application. 8.

6. As a result. Note You see the URL Info. Page field. Save your new password. You already defined templates. the system immediately jumps to the page you specified when you call cProjects. Creation of a Project Prerequisites . Page field only if your system administrator specified that you can enter your own URL. Collaboration Projects 30 . For more information. but are displayed as full screens instead. 2. 1. if applicable (see Templates [Seite 36]).SAP Online Help 12. you are no longer able to change the URL in the application. enter the absolute URL you want to see on the Info tab page.. For more information about setting up the URL. Caution Some pages cannot be viewed within the application. Making Settings for the Graphic Select the Without Relationships checkbox if you do not want to display or edit relationships in the graphical view.09. End of the caution. causing the application to call itself again and again. Make this default setting in the dropdown box. Making Technical Settings 1.2008 5. Under Hidden Table Columns select the table columns that you do not want the system to display in the table part of the graphic. By doing so you create an infinite loop. In either case. Only your system administrator can undo the setting. End of the note.. End of the note. 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. Enter your new password in the New Password field and again in the Repeat Password field. In the URL Info. Do not enter cProjects itself as a URL. see Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Basic Settings Make General Interface Settings . You can change this setting each time you upload a document if need be. see Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Global Enhancements to Project Elements Business Add-Ins (BAdIs) BAdI: Check or Change Graphical View Display . Note You can only make user-specific settings for those columns that are not already hidden by the CPRO_GANTT enhancement spot.

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

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

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

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

Integration The Criticality Level button allows you to display the threshold value violations for a task or checklist item and set a manual severity. You cannot create subtasks for tasks directly below the project definition.2008 Prerequisites In Customizing for Collaboration Projects you specified that task hierarchies are allowed. 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. The Tasks or Subtasks button allows you to display the tasks or subtasks of a checklist item or task.SAP Online Help 12. 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.09. Prerequisites You are in the screen for processing a project element. You specify in Customizing whether you want to use task hierarchies with or without summary tasks [Extern]. this task becomes a summary task. by choosing Structure Define Project Types. There are no summary tasks. Collaboration Projects 35 . 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. Features You can display the basic data for a checklist item or task using the Detail button. Hierarchies Without Summary Tasks You can perform all activities at any level of the task hierarchy. for which you can create tasks or checklist items (see Creating Project Elements [Seite 32]). Features Task hierarchies are formed when you create subtasks for tasks.

Templates Definition Templates define the basic structure of an object. To accommodate these requirements you can create templates that you can use every time you create a project. 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. Integration Each template has a status.SAP Online Help 12. for which you want to use mass data entry: Tasks Subtasks Checklist Items 2. Change the data or enter new data. 3.09. For more information see Status Management [Seite 250] and Status of Templates [Seite 253]. To create new tasks or checklist items.2008 Activities . and internal standards such as procedure instructions or rules on the other. This allows you to better standardize your projects. Creating a Template Collaboration Projects 36 . see Creating a Template [Seite 36]. 1. enter the name of the new task or checklist item.. Open one of the following tab pages depending on the project element. Use When carrying out projects you must take into consideration externally defined structures. such as norms or general regulations on the one hand. Choose Enter to confirm your entries.

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

Choose Create. 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. 6. Existing checklist references are transferred to the project template and resolved checklist references are replaced by the original reference. Existing checklist references are transferred to the project template and resolved checklist references are replaced by the original reference. Select the template category you want to create and choose Create. c.SAP Online Help 4. 2. 5. Checklists without a reference are not transferred to the project template and changes you made to checklists from resolved references are lost. Existing checklist references are transferred to the project template. 3.. 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. 3. you have to decide under New Checklist Templates whether the existing checklists of the operational project are to be changed into templates. You have the following options: a. . when you create a project template. A project template only contains checklist references and no operational checklists. You can use the 5. Enter a number for the new template.. Creating a Template Based on an Operational Project This procedure applies to project and checklist templates only. Enter the number of the template project or template checklist in the Template field. Change the existing data. None No new templates are created. 2. 4. search [Seite 26] to find the number. The table below shows you where you can find more information about the necessary data entries. Therefore. Choose Project or Checklist as the template. Select the template category you want to create and choose Create. 1. Choose Create.09.2008 5. 12. Collaboration Projects 38 . . b. Enter a number for the new template. Choose Project Template or Checklist Template as the template. The system opens the template you specified. Creating a Template with a Template This procedure applies to project and checklist templates only. The table below shows you where you can find more information about the necessary data entries. 4. Enter the number of the project or checklist template you want to use as a template in the Template field. 1. Enter all the data you want to save in the template.

. The system does not transfer operational data. see Creating a Business Partner [Seite 131]. The table below shows you where you can find more information about the necessary data entries. What You Should Know .SAP Online Help 6. such as fixed dates. enter a Status Profile Template. Enter the data as described in Creation of a Project [Seite 30]. You first have to create the business partners you want to assign here. if required. Enter new data.. . Template Category Project template Procedure . you now have the opportunity. 2. such as fixed dates. Under Changeability [Extern]. 2. 1. Enter the data as described in Creating Data for a Checklist [Seite 48]. Choose Create.09. Not all fields exist that are available when you create an operational project because you cannot enter operational data.. Collaboration Projects 39 . Enter the following on the Additional Data tab page: The business partner number of the person responsible in the Template Responsible field. 7.. select the 1.. 2. 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. . Not all fields exist that are available when you create an operational checklist because you cannot enter operational data. If you have not yet done so. or change the existing data. If you want to use your user status in the operational project.. see Creating a Business Partner [Seite 131]. For more information. Checklist template 1.2008 The system opens the object you specified.. For more information. What happens to the project roles from a checklist template (see also Work with Checklist References [Seite 40]). 12. 2. 1. Enter the following on the Additional Data tab page: The business partner number of the person responsible in the Template Responsible field.. You first have to create the business partners you want to assign here.

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

The role attributes from the checklist template. When you resolve checklist references. 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.. The subtrees are copied when you do this. select the project element below which or next to which you want to insert a subtree from a template. the system creates the project roles from the checklist template again by default. the checklist reference is transferred to the operational project.SAP Online Help 12. 1. such as the general data. the system does not transfer the existing roles automatically. If you do not select the indicator. 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. the system assigns the existing project roles to the project elements of the checklist template instead. Select whether you want to create a phase. 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. 3. The Use Project Roles function enables you to specify that project roles that already exist are not created again via the checklist template. Collaboration Projects 41 . In the structure tree in the screen area on the left. If it is not possible to make a unique assignment after you have carried out these checks. This even happens if roles with the same project type and name already exist.09. If it is possible to make a unique assignment. tasks. task. 2. qualification requirements. or staffing are lost when the system transfers the existing project templates. Procedure .2008 operational project is created based on this project template. 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. Structure Tree Use The structure tree offers you an overview of your project structure with the project elements [Seite 12]. Including Subtrees from Templates Use You can include phases. Use the search dialog box to choose the project element you require. or checklist item and choose Include.

You link objects with the project definition (see Creating an Object Link [Seite 158]). Collaboration Projects 42 . Creation of Data for the Project Definition Purpose In this process. 1.SAP Online Help 12. 3. 2. You enter the additional data for the project definition (see Creating Additional Data for a Project Definition [Seite 44]). Process Flow . Features The individual project elements are depicted by symbols: Project definition Phase Checklist Checklist item Task If these symbols are filled. You assign documents (see Assigning Documents and Creating Folders [Seite 198]). If the symbols are not filled ( you are in display mode. You create a control plan for the project definition (see Creating and Opening a Control Plan [Seite 192]). 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. 7.09. You check the status information for the project element [Seite 257]. This enables you to see at a glance whether threshold values have been violated.2008 Integration If you schedule evaluations [Seite 231]. you enter all the data for the project definition. ). the system uses icons [Extern] to display the criticality level of your project elements. 9. You assign authorizations for the project definition (see Assigning Authorizations [Seite 245]).. You create roles and assign these to people (see Project Roles [Seite 94]). you are in change mode. 5. 8. 4. You enter the basic data for the project definition (see Creating Basic Data for a Project Definition [Seite 43]). 6. Prerequisites You created a project definition (see Creating a Project Definition [Seite 31]). You can use pushbuttons to expand or collapse the structure or parts of the structure. You can set filters [Seite 63] for project elements. You create collaborations (see Creating a Collaboration [Seite 219]).

Specify persons responsible (see Persons Responsible for Project Elements [Extern]). Select a Project Type. as required. For more information about the status and the effects of changing the status. Procedure General Area . You can change this number provided that the project has not yet been transferred to the accounting system. 8. Enter a Description. The priority solely indicates the importance of the project. 3. The description is language-dependent. 5. see Status of the Project Definition [Seite 250]. If you want to release the project for processing. choose the entry Release from the Change Status dropdown box. 7. Select a Reason for Project. Enter a Name for your project. You cannot change the order of the phases either. The project reason indicates why the project is being created. Once you release the project you can no longer change the project type or the project reason and you cannot delete the project.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]). 2. Collaboration Projects 43 . You created project roles (see Creating a Project Role [Seite 97]). 4. Enter a Priority from 0-9 for the project.09.. 1. The system checks whether the number has been assigned yet. The name is language-dependent but you can enter a name of your choice.SAP Online Help 12. The system changes the current status from Created to Released. The project is now released for processing (see Editing Project Structures [Seite 56]). language-independent Number has been entered by default. for example. 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 cannot make any changes if you opened a snapshot. You must create a project type before you can release a project. 6. The unique. It defines whether the accounting integration [Seite 162] functions are active. It does not affect any other settings.

Program Assignments Area This area only appears if the current project is part of a program. Enter dates in the Fixed Start Date and Fixed Finish Date fields. you must trigger scheduling manually. Provided that the project has the status Created. the system issues an appropriate message. as required. see Scheduling [Seite 79].SAP Online Help 12. For more information about programs. you can open it in display mode by clicking the name. If you already changed the status. Select the Calendar you want to use for this project. If you have at least display authorization for the master project it belongs to. the system automatically carries out scheduling as soon as you perform the next action in the system or press Enter. For more information. If you do not enter any dates. You use it to determine. you can open it in display mode. You cannot make any changes if you opened a snapshot. For more information about subprojects. whether all weekdays or only working days are taken into consideration. the system uses the current date as the start date. Collaboration Projects 44 . 2. Then the system displays the result in the Calculated Start and Calculated Finish fields. Dates Area You can also edit the dates in the graphical view [Seite 61] or in the table view [Seite 58]. see Work with Programs [Seite 144]. 1. The finish date field remains empty. for example. 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]). The system calculates the finish date from the remaining project data during scheduling. see Work with Subprojects [Seite 140].2008 Task That Belongs to Master Project Area This area only appears if the current project is a subproject. The system goes straight to the task that represents the subproject in the master project. The calendar influences scheduling.09. If you have at least display authorization for the program.. If there is a conflict of dates. .

If you activated time recording for the project definition in the Define Project Types activity in Customizing for Collaboration Projects.2008 Procedure Advanced Area . If you change the required capacity distribution unit. 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]). changing the unit from day to year.SAP Online Help 12. It is an additional search criterion in the search function for finding a project. The distribution unit and period type you enter here form the basis for the distribution of required capacity [Seite 100]. The system transfers the numbers to the Sold-to Party or Customer fields accordingly. for example. The field is only ready for input once the project has been released. the Confirmation field is also active on the Additional Data tab page. Enter the Sold-to Party Number and the Customer Number. Enter a Grouping.. 1. if required. Furthermore. if required. 2.09. Administration Area Here you see which project template the project is based on and who the person responsible for the template is. 4. The system also uses the search term as an additional search criterion in the search function. Responsible Organizational Unit Area Enter the organizational unit responsible for the project. or select a number using the search function [Seite 26]. or select it using the function [Seite 26]. you check who created and changed the project and when. Default Values for Resources Area If you enter an area and a location. You can select the grouping of your choice. This can lead to rounding errors in particular if the new unit is significantly larger than the old one. the system offers you this data again when you create new project roles. 3. Grouping allows you to group together projects in one category. Enter a search term in the Search Field. You can change this information for each project role. the system adjusts the distribution values of the project roles accordingly. See also: Creation of Data for the Project Definition [Seite 42] Editing Project Structures [Seite 56] Collaboration Projects 45 . as required.

. You enter the basic data for the phase (see Creating Basic Data for a Phase [Seite 46]). language-independent number has been entered by default. the latest by which it must be available is when the approval is started. The name is language-dependent but you can enter a name of your choice. Collaboration Projects 46 . You created project roles (see Creating a Project Role [Seite 97]). The unique. However. Procedure General Area . You create an approval (see Creating an Approval [Seite 237]). 1. 1. you can change it. 6. 5. 4.SAP Online Help 12. You assign authorizations for the phase (see Assigning Authorizations [Seite 245]). 3. 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]). Prerequisites You created a phase (see Creating Project Elements [Seite 32]). You create collaborations (see Creating a Collaboration [Seite 219]).2008 Creation of Data for a Phase Purpose In this process. You link objects with the phase (see Creating an Object Link [Seite 158]). 7.09. 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 enter the additional data for the phase (see Creating Additional Data for a Phase [Seite 48]). Enter a Name for the phase. You check the Status Information for Project Element [Seite 257]. You cannot create the approval until later. 2. Select a Phase Type. however. You cannot make any changes if you opened a snapshot. 8. Process Flow . 2. you enter all the data for the phase. You assign documents (see Assigning Documents and Creating Folders [Seite 198]).

Select constraints. The description is language-dependent. . see Status of Phases [Seite 252]. Enter a Duration. For more information about the status and the effects of changing the status. The system allows you to select phases from all phases that have already been created. you see them in the structure tree [Seite 41]. 5.. Enter a start date and a finish date. If you make changes to the order. 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. Otherwise the system calculates the duration automatically. The current date is entered for both dates by default in the standard system. as required. Enter a Description. as required. 4. Dates Area You can also edit the dates in the graphical view [Seite 61] or in the table view [Seite 58]. See also: Creation of Data for a Phase [Seite 46] Editing Project Structures [Seite 56] Collaboration Projects 47 . see Scheduling [Seite 79]. Specify whether the phase has a Predecessor Phase in the dropdown box. The system changes the current status from Created to Released. If you want to release the phase for editing. For more information. 12. 4. 3. choose the entry Release from the Change Status field.2008 You use this setting to determine the order of the phases. as required. 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. At the same time. Once you have released the phase. 2. Specify persons responsible (see Persons Responsible for Project Elements [Extern]). other existing checklist references are resolved and the tasks that belong to the phase are released for editing.SAP Online Help You must create a phase type before you can release a phase. 3. you can no longer change the phase type. 1. Select the Calendar you want to use for this task. This releases the phase for editing (see Editing Project Structures [Extern]).09. 6. Select No Predecessor for the first phase.

1. Procedure Advanced Area . if required.. Select the Calendar you want to use for this project. You enter the basic data for the checklist (see Creating Basic Data for a Checklist [Seite 49]). you enter all the data for the checklist.. 1.09. Collaboration Projects 48 . Process Flow . See also: Creation of Data for a Phase [Seite 46] Editing Project Structures [Seite 56] Creating Data for a Checklist Purpose In this process. Grouping allows you to group together phases in one category. The calendar influences scheduling. if required. If you want to use a different calendar select it here.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. You can select the grouping of your choice.SAP Online Help 12. if required. for example. Prerequisites You created a checklist (see Creating Project Elements [Seite 32]). The system also uses the search term as an additional search criterion in the search function. Enter a Grouping. You cannot make any changes if you opened a snapshot. 2. Administration Area Here you see who created and changed the phase on which date. In the standard system.. 3. You use it to determine. whether all weekdays or only working days are taken into consideration. the same calendar is used for the phase and the project definition. It is an additional search criterion in the search function for finding a phase. . Enter a search term in the Search Field.

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

. Collaboration Projects 50 . and changed the checklist and when. 2. see Changeability [Extern]. You can select the grouping of your choice. It is an additional search criterion in the search function for finding a checklist.09. See also: Creating Data for a Checklist [Seite 48] Editing Project Structures [Seite 56] Creating Data for a Checklist Item Purpose In this process. 3. The system displays the extent to which the checklist can be modified in the Changeability field. created. if required. In addition to grouping. if required. Procedure Advanced Area .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. Grouping allows you to group together checklists in one category. For more information. You cannot make any changes if you opened a snapshot. you enter all the data for the checklist item. Administration Area Here you see which checklist templates you used to create a checklist and the person responsible for the template.SAP Online Help 12. Enter a search term in the Search Field. Enter a Grouping. 1. the system uses the search term as an additional search criterion in the search function. Here you check who resolved.

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]). 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]). as required. as required. You created project roles (see Creating a Project Role [Seite 97]).. by default. Procedure General Area . 2. 6. 7. If you want to position a checklist item between two existing items.2008 Prerequisites You created a checklist item (see Creating Project Elements [Seite 32]). You check the Status Information for Project Element [Seite 257]. Collaboration Projects 51 .. Select the Process to which the checklist item belongs. You can use the process in the evaluations. A process is independent of a phase in terms of time and can extend across phase boundaries. The name is language-dependent but you can enter a name of your choice. You enter the additional data for the checklist item (see Creating Additional Data for a Checklist Item [Seite 52]). 1.09. You assign documents (see Assigning Documents and Creating Folders [Seite 198]). You enter the basic data for the checklist item (see Creating Basic Data for a Checklist Item [Seite 51]). Enter a Name for the checklist item. 2. enter a sort number that lies between the sort numbers of the existing items. Process Flow . 3. 4. You cannot make any changes if you opened a snapshot. 1. 3. 5. When you create a checklist item the system enters the sort number according to its position in the checklist. Specify persons responsible (see Persons Responsible for Project Elements [Extern]). 4. You assign authorizations for the checklist item (see Assigning Authorizations [Seite 245]). 5. Enter a Description.SAP Online Help 12. You create collaborations (see Creating a Collaboration [Seite 219]). Change the Sort Number. You link objects with the checklist item (see Creating an Object Link [Seite 158]).

choose the entry Release from the Change Status field. You cannot delete the checklist item now. select the Relev.2008 6. The checklist item is now released for processing (see Editing Project Structures [Seite 56]). Procedure Advanced Area .. 1. The system changes the current status from Created to Released. Enter a Grouping. see Status of Checklist Items [Seite 255]. This field is only ready for input if you have chosen the Must finish on constraint. You cannot make any changes if you opened a snapshot. 2.09. Select a constraint for the finish date. If the checklist item must be finished so that the phase to which it belongs can be approved. indicator. Collaboration Projects 52 . For more information. see Scheduling [Seite 79]. If you want to release the checklist item for processing. 1. In this case. you can only complete the phase to which the checklist item belongs if the checklist item has the status Finished. set the Mandatory indicator. Enter a finish date. for App. as required. 2.SAP Online Help The description is language-dependent. 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. For more information about the status and the effects of changing the status. . Dates Area You can also edit the dates in the graphical view [Seite 61] or in the table view [Seite 58]. if required. If completion of the checklist item is mandatory. 3.. 12.

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

You must enter a task type before you can release a task. This person does not have to carry out the task. 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 assign authorizations for the tasks (see Assigning Authorizations [Seite 245]). Specify persons responsible (see Persons Responsible for Project Elements [Extern]). Select a Task Type. you can enter a person responsible on an organizational level. You define the relationships of the task (see Editing the Relationship Between Tasks [Seite 78]). Change the Sort Number. 5. 4. You create collaborations (see Creating a Collaboration [Seite 219]). Collaboration Projects 54 . If you want to position a task between two existing tasks. 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 created project roles (see Creating a Project Role [Seite 97]). Enter a Name for the task. You enter the qualifications necessary for completing the task (see Defining Qualifications [Seite 109]). for example. 6. You cannot make any changes if you opened a snapshot.2008 8. You can use the process in the evaluations. A process is independent of a phase in terms of time and can extend across phase boundaries. You link objects with the task (see Creating an Object Link [Seite 158]). The name is language-dependent but you can enter a name of your choice. while the actual project participants are responsible for completing the task. 7. as required. 12. 9. as required. When you create a task. Select the Process to which the task belongs.SAP Online Help 5. Enter a Description. 3. 6. Procedure General Area .09.. 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]). enter a sort number that lies between the sort numbers of the existing tasks. the system enters the sort number according to the position of the task. 2. 1.

The system changes the current status from Created to Released. The fields are only ready for input if you selected the Must start on or Must finish on constraint. 1. For more information. 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. Dates Area You can also edit the dates in the graphical view [Seite 61] or in the table view [Seite 58]. see Work with Subprojects [Seite 140]. 2. see Status of Tasks [Seite 254]. as required. 12.2008 8. as required. Select the Calendar you want to use for this task. Once you have released the task. 7. Select constraints. 4. see Scheduling [Seite 79]. . 3. Enter a subproject. choose the entry Release from the Change Status field. For more information. Enter a Duration. If you want to release the task for processing.. For more information about the status and the effects of changing the status. as required. Enter a start date and a finish date. You cannot delete the task either.09. 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. Collaboration Projects 55 . Otherwise the system calculates the duration automatically. The task is now released for processing (see Editing Project Structures [Seite 56]).SAP Online Help The description is language-dependent. you can no longer change the task type.

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

when you change from the detail view to the table view or when you mark the project element as a focus object. switching to the detail view. or multi-project monitor. see SAP Note 976787. you can scroll to the top of the structure. End of the example. End of the recommendation. For more information. graphical view. Recommendation When working with large projects. the time the system requires for each further action. and paste project elements using the appropriate pushbuttons when editing project structures. This function is only available if you are in a checklist because checklist items can only be found below checklists. 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 . If you have fully or almost fully expanded the project structure. You can paste the selected project element multiple times but the selection is reset when you change views. for example.09. you can cut. Each pushbutton is only active if it is possible to carry out the function for the project element you are processing in the structure. To display the rest of the structure above the selected element again afterwards. table view. copy. choose Position to position the structure tree in such a way that a selected project element appears at the top. Example You have cut a checklist item and want to paste it somewhere else. for example.2008 General Functions for Editing Project Structures If you have administration authorization for a project. 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. may increase. To get a clearer view.SAP Online Help 12.

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. for editing projects.09.SAP Online Help Releasing Project Elements Import and Export of Data 12. 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 . Here you can enter and edit the following project data.

and objects are assigned to the project elements of the current project. task. and not the lower-level elements. see SAP Note 972339. You cannot make any changes if you opened a snapshot.SAP Online Help 12. collaborations.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.09. For more information. Prerequisites You opened a project. collaborations. Collaboration Projects 59 . you see here how many documents. The number refers only to the corresponding documents. template. and objects of the project element on a given level. or checklist item for editing. Features Along with other data.

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

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

If the task is only part of the critical path due to the must start on or must finish on constraints. When you increase the duration of a task. Collaboration Projects 62 . you can only adjust the duration by changing the constraint dates. You can determine the percentage complete of a task by looking at the degree to which the corresponding bar in the graphic is filled. If the constraints must start on or must finish on are set for the start and finish dates. You can change the duration within the time frame of the constraint dates. Example The following constraints are defined for a task: Must start on January 26 and finish no later than March 11. 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. Changing the duration here has the same effect as changing the duration in the detail view. the system updates the start date and the finish date of the project element when it moves it.09. If both constraints are set. Checklists do not appear in the graphic. the system updates the finish date of the project element when it moves it. the system updates the start date of the project element when it moves it. to 30 days. it is displayed in yellow. You can reduce the duration of the task. the system permits a maximum of the duration specified by the constraint on the finish date. 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. for example. If the constraint must start on is set. If you use the constraints finish no earlier than or finish no later than.SAP Online Help Tasks you marked as milestones are indicated by (Milestone). These are displayed in red unless they have already been marked as milestones. 12. Checklist items are marked by Item).2008 Tasks whose buffer is less than or equal to 0 are part of the critical path. End of the example. End of the note. as described above. The system calculates the duration of the project element automatically from the start and finish dates. Tasks with duration 0 are represented in the same way in the graphic as tasks with duration 1. When you move a project element. Note If the constraint must finish on is set. duration 46 days. you can only adjust the duration in line with the constraints that are set.

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

If you set the filter for tasks and/or checklist items. the system shows attributes that you can only set for these two object types. or "proj. The dropdown list contains system statuses and customer statuses from the status profiles that are used in the project structure. 7. Select one or more values for the criticality level. The system then displays the following fields that you can use to define additional filter conditions: Milestone Task Type Collaboration Projects 64 .2008 Example If you enter Proj*. 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. 5. "Project A". If you choose Reset Filter. 11. You can use the standard wildcard characters here. The filter result then contains all the project elements whose responsible role belongs to the project role type selected here. for example. End of the example. Select a start and finish date for the time frame. 8. 10.09. Note The filter condition time frame is not relevant to checklists or checklist references because these project elements do not have any dates. The character * represents any character string and the character + stands for any character. 9. Choose Cancel if you do not want to start the filter function. the system filters by all project elements whose names start with "Proj". as required. 13. select a person or business partner who is responsible for the project elements to be filtered. or name. Enter a generic character string for the group and search field. 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. Select one or more values for the status. The system uses the earliest or latest dates that are defined in the user settings to calculate the start and finish dates. 12. Choose Apply to start the filter function. You can use the search help to do this by searching for the person or business partner by their role. Select one or more values for the priority.SAP Online Help 12. "Project B". user. the system resets the filter to the initial conditions. the system shows attributes that you can only set for tasks. Select the responsible project role type you require. xyz". Under Responsible. 6. End of the note. The system does not differentiate between upper and lower case.

Procedure Defining Filters Choose Set Filt er. s crip tion o t he S ave as D efa S etting che ckb . If you have already saved more than one filter.. The system copies the current settings and displays them. which you can refine. Change the filter conditions as required. Select or c nge th s elect e filt er conditio ns. 4. Choose Save. If you called the filter from the graphical view (Gantt chart). the filter result is displayed as an ALV list in a popup. Choose Apply if you want to use the selected conditions for the current filter. Collaboration Projects 65 . You can define and save multiple filters. Choose Cancel if you want to return to your current filter conditions and do not want to apply the saved conditions.SAP Online Help Percentage Complete 12. the system displays them in a list box. You can use the filter function in the ALV list to restrict the result further if necessary. 3. Choose Set Filter. Enter a de riptio nof the filt r . The defined filters are user-specific.. 6. Choose Set Filter. If you choose Delete Filter or you go to the detail view or table view. 5. If you have already saved more than one filter. Choose Prop ertie s if y ou want t o di pl ay th efilte r d es . 2. Select the filter that you want to change. Saving the Filter You can save the filter conditions you set so that you can use them again by default. If you have already saved more than one filter. the system displays the Delete Filter button on the result screen and you can use this to reset the filter conditions.. the system displays them in a list box. You can return to the table view from the ALV list by choosing Structure View. 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. 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 system displays the non-filtered view with all project elements again. You can further restrict the result as required by choosing Set Filter again. 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 Setting s. Choose Save A s. The system retains the previous filter conditions. A dialog box appears.09. o t t rr r ns o t o Changing Filters 1.2008 Result If you called the filter from the detail view or table view. 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. the system displays them in a list box. t t y Choose O to s avet he filt er K . If you have defined a filter. the filter result is displayed within the Gantt chart. Deleting Filters 1. . 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.

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

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. or if a phase is ready to be approved.SAP Online Help 12.09. If required.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. the person responsible for processing it receives a message by e-mail that the project element needs to be processed. Furthermore. you receive an e-mail informing you if changes have been made to a project element for which you are responsible. your system administrator can make other workflows available. 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. Alerts are sent if you create an inter-project link in Multi-Project Management. The alert recipient depends on the type of inter-project link. For more information. the person responsible for the checklist item or checklist receives an alert message informing him or her of this. Collaboration Projects 67 . The e-mail contains a link to the corresponding project element.

SAP Online Help 12. Features The following information applies to alerts triggered by threshold value violations and severities. Project versions and templates do not trigger alerts. For more information.09. 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 . 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. Prerequisites You system administrator made the necessary settings for sending alert messages. 1.. see Evaluations [Seite 231]. Task responsible 2. see SAP Service Marketplace at service.. Integration Sending alerts does not depend on the status of an object.sap. 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. .2008 For more information on severities and threshold value violations.com/instguides Installation and Upgrade Guides mySAP Business Suite Solutions mySAP PLM in the section entitled “Making Settings for Alerts”.

09. for example.SAP Online Help 12. Assignment Business partner Task or project role depending on the secondary object type Project definition. specify a different recipient. 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. If the business partner’s user does not have an address. 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. Staffing Project definition. Project participant Project definition. When you open the object. the system uses this user’s e-mail address. Resources tab page The system selects the relevant project role automatically.2008 If a user is assigned to the business partner. the system checks whether you have authorization for this object. A user who sets a severity manually does not receive an alert. Your system administrator can make certain changes using the DPR_ALERTS BAdI. it does not send an alert. If the system cannot determine a recipient that meets these requirements. Resources tab page The language of an alert message depends on how the alert is sent: Collaboration Projects 69 . 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. The system only uses the business partner’s e-mail address if no user has been assigned to the business partner. Object Links tab page The system selects the relevant object link automatically. Content and Language of an Alert Message An alert contains a standard message which informs you of the reason for the alert.

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

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

. Select the target language in the Language field. 4. Move the language you want to log on in to the first position in the list. 2. The system displays the original text in a special area. 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. Close the original text by choosing No Display from the Language dropdown box in the area where the original text is located. c.09. If so. the system only checks whether you made the entries in the original language with which the project was opened. If you are already logged on.SAP Online Help Required-entry-field check for language-dependent fields 12. a. For more information. saplanguage=DE).. Check whether your cProjects URL contains a language parameter (for example. Translate the text in the General area. the system does not carry out any more checks. 1. Entering and Translating Language-Dependent Texts If you want to create or display texts in a different language. Proceed as follows in the Microsoft® Internet Explorer: . If your cProjects URL does not contain a language parameter. see Multilingual Capabilities [Seite 70]. d. You cannot edit this text. If you want to translate the language-dependent text in a project element into another language. Note that the browser language then only applies if the URL does not specify a language. 3. proceed as follows: . b. If you change the language afterwards. Collaboration Projects 72 . 2. use this parameter to change the language (for example. you must first exit the application and log on again before the new settings take effect. Add the language you require to the list. Choose Tools Internet Options Languages. to sap-language=EN). change the logon language using the language settings in your browser. choose the required language in the maintenance view of an object from the Language dropdown box (upper right-hand corner).2008 Here. Show the original text by choosing Original Language.. The system hides the Original Language pushbutton. See also: Using Language-Dependent Functions [Seite 72] Using Language-Dependent Functions Changing the Logon Language .

for example. but also records the changes to dependent objects such as the phases. checklists. approvals. If. changes you make to dependent objects are also recorded. You have selected the Display Change Documents indicator in the user settings on the General tab page. are not displayed on the Change Documents tab page. For example.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. This function is on the Change Documents tab page. you want to record changes to project roles. Collaboration Projects 73 . the recording option must be active for projects.09. for projects. Prerequisites Your system administrator has activated the recording changes option for the individual objects in Customizing for Collaboration Projects. Caution Change documents with long text fields.SAP Online Help 12. You need administration authorization for an object to be able to see the changes recorded for the object. the system not only records changes you make to the project itself. by choosing Activate Change Documents. 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. End of the caution. and project roles. such as notes for a staffing. Features If the option for recording changes is active for an object.

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

. you cannot make any more changes to it. The project element you want to edit has been released. see Status of Checklists [Seite 254] and Status of Checklist Items [Seite 255]. choose the Reset ‘Not Relevant’ entry. If you want to reset the status. 1. Editing a Task When you start to edit a task. Collaboration Projects 75 . The system changes the status [Seite 250] of the project element to Locked. You can unlock the project by choosing Unlock. and if required. 1. Procedure Locking a Project Definition and Phase You can lock a project definition or a phase even if it has the status Created. The checklist items. Choose Set for Processing from the Change Status dropdown box. 1.. 2. tasks. Choose Lock from the Change Status dropdown box. The system changes the status and sets the result to Not Relevant for the checklist item. 3. . For more information about the effects of changing the status. Enter an actual start date in the Confirmation area. 3. 2. The system changes the status to In Process.2008 You can change the note if you have not already saved the project.09. You can no longer make entries in any of the fields. 3.. Once you have saved. Choose Set ‘Not Relevant’ from the Change Status dropdown box. Go to the Additional Data tab page. you want to document the progress of your work in the system. 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.SAP Online Help 12. Save your data. Save your data. 2. . Setting a Checklist and Checklist Item to Not Relevant . approvals of the locked project element no longer appear in the project list or under My Approvals in the initial view.

certain prerequisites must be met. Integration In order to delete an object.SAP Online Help 12.09. enter the actual finish date. 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 . Enter values in the Percentage Complete field and Confirmation field on a regular basis. 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. Once you have completed the task.2008 4. Now you can confirm the task [Seite 89]. 5. Deletion of Objects Use You use this function to delete objects without having to set a deletion flag.

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. However. tool. or characteristic of a control plan.09. You cannot delete a control plan itself. 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 .SAP Online Help 12. your system administrator can set up the system so that you can still delete individual approvals after the approval process has begun. 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.

Enter the time interval that should be between the two tasks. Collaboration Projects 78 . In the detail view. 2. You can also create relationships with all four link types in the graphical view [Seite 61]. choose Delete. you can choose from all possible tasks and tasks that have not yet been linked.2008 Process steps.SAP Online Help 12. For links between tasks at any level. the field is not ready for input. 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.09. you have selected the Relationship tab page. select the task from the project structure by choosing Find. A number of different link types are available. in the dropdown box. Procedure . 8. 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. The relationship influences the scheduling [Seite 79] of the project. 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. 6. The system enters the task in the corresponding table. 7. Choose Predecessor or Successor. For links between tasks at the same level. Choose Edit. Select the calendar you want to use for the relationship. Choose Task (Same Level) or Task (Any Level).. Select a task and a link type. Save your entries. The links have a time interval which can also be a negative value. 1. 5. tools. To remove a predecessor or successor from the list. 4.

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

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

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. to 06. the start date and finish date of the project element are determined by scheduling. The system takes this date constraint into account.15 due to delivery dates. the system carries out scheduling automatically when you carry out the next action in the system or choose Enter. Scheduling Manually Use When you enter dates for a project element. 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). This task cannot start earlier than 06. 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. Therefore. Collaboration Projects 81 . You cannot specify any other constraints or enter any dates. the postponement of the finish date of the task means that the finish date of the phase is adjusted accordingly. The dates are not calculated automatically either if you have selected the Scheduling Only Manually indicator in your user settings [Seite 28]. you enter "Start no earlier than" as the start date constraint for the task and 06.SAP Online Help 12. If bottom-up scheduling takes place. Prerequisites You are in the editing view of a project element you want to schedule. it reports that the finish date of the task conflicts with the finish date of the phase. once you have released the project element.30 in a single year. The duration of the task is 30 days.09. Earliest possible Latest possible Example You create a task in a phase that lasts from 01.01. However.15 as the start date. and if top-down scheduling takes place.2008 Time Constraints Use You can define constraints for when a project element should start and finish.

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

you can use all the functions available in Microsoft Project. After the export. 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). The subtasks and lower-level checklists are released for processing.09. You cannot change the checklist type. Save the project. Activities To release a project element manually. Checklist: The checklist is released for processing.SAP Online Help 12. Task: The task is released for processing (see Confirming Tasks [Seite 89]). 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. Any existing checklist references are resolved. You cannot change the task type. Checklist item: The checklist item is released for processing. You cannot move the phase or insert another phase ahead of it. The subtasks are released for processing. Note Collaboration Projects 83 . The subtasks are released for processing.2008 You cannot change the phase type.

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

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

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

3.09. If you start the export from an open version. 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. For Versions . 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 ). 1. 4. Features Before the import. 1.SAP Online Help 12.. You performed the corresponding activities in Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Connection to External Systems Microsoft Project Integration . 5. 4. 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 . you do not need to enter the number of the version or the number of the project for this version. 3. Choose Export. 2.2008 Procedure For Projects . 2. 5. Enter the number of the project you want to export.. Select XML File. Enter the number of the version you want to export and the number of the project for this version. Choose Export. Choose Export in the Projects initial view or in an open project. Open the XML file or save it to the hard drive. 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. Select XML File.

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 .2008 If the project does not exist yet. If you have set backward scheduling in Microsoft Project. Special Features of the Import from Microsoft Project You can include phases. checklist. you have to assign the phase. The cProjects system carries out scheduling by default straight after the import. checklists. Caution You can only import data to a simulation if you have read authorization for the project that already exists in cProjects. Activities Choose the Import button in the Projects initial view. and enter your data. or task type to a corresponding enterprise field (user-defined field) in Microsoft Project. you can reconcile it with the operational project. End of the caution. the system creates a new project and opens it.09. the cProjects system sets the finish constraint. the system creates a simulation from the imported data with the simulation version 0IMPORT and the project number and displays the new simulation. You can now edit the project and save it. To do this. If the project already exists.SAP Online Help 12. the cProjects system sets the start constraint. 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. and tasks in cProjects on the basis of a Microsoft Project upload. You do this in Customizing for Collaboration Projects. If the system generated a version. select the format. The duration of the project elements in cProjects is calculated from this.

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

When you complete the task.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. 3. the system automatically enters the current date as the actual finish date. Once you have completed the task. Collaboration Projects 90 . change to the Basic Data tab page and choose the entry Complete from the Change Status dropdown box. End of the caution. the worklist displays all roles for confirmation to which your user is assigned for the confirmation time frame.0 EhP03.: indicator. Result The task is given the status Completed and is confirmed in the system. 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). If the actual finish date has not been entered. The system selects all objects (tasks. If you are using SAP ECC 6. If you want to enter the remaining work manually. Integration The system creates a worklist in CATS to enable you to record your time for a role or task. manual confirmation is no longer possible. the system also enters the current date in this field.SAP Online Help 12. project roles. the system checks the actual start and finish dates on the Additional Data tab page. or project definitions) to which you are assigned in the confirmation time frame: If you set up confirmation via project roles. set the RemainWork Man. you can view the following. If the actual start date has not been entered either.09. It no longer appears under My Tasks in the Tasks initial view. 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.

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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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09. When defining new project roles. You make a role available for the staffing process by choosing one of the Resource Manager. 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.. Prerequisites You are in the Projects initial view [Seite 17] on the Resources General tab page. You can make these settings in Customizing for Collaboration Projects by choosing Resource Management Basic Settings for Project Roles Define Project Role Types.. options in the Staffed By column in this IMG activity.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.SAP Online Help 12. developer or decision maker) A name for the project role The validity period of the project role The confirmed times. you can specify or view the following attributes: Project role type The system displays default project role types according to the project type. You can create new project roles or copy existing project roles (see Creating a Project Role [Seite 97]). When you do this. A name for the project role A function for the project role (for example. you use this function to specify the general data. including the time unit Collaboration Projects 96 . 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.

Creating a Project Role You can create new project roles or copy existing ones. which you can edit manually (see Distribution of Required Capacity Over Periods [Seite 100]). You are on the Resources tab page in the Projects initial view. Procedure Creating a new project role 1. In the General group box. select the required project role type. 2. Collaboration Projects 97 . The planned required capacity using the time unit of your choice The urgency of the project role. Choose Create Role. you can no longer manually edit the required capacity in the project role (that is. The calculated start and finish If you do not specify an explicit validity period for the role. Otherwise you record your times for tasks [Seite 89]. The data then always comes from the distribution data. 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].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. in the Required Capacity field).SAP Online Help 12. If you chose a project role with distribution. See Creating a Project Definition. the system determines and displays the calculated start and calculated finish from the validity period of the project.09. 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. Prerequisites You have created a project.

Copying an existing project role If you have the administrator role. You can now assign tasks. as required. you can copy existing project roles. the project role is copied along with its attributes (required capacity. If you are using the extended staffing process. When using the staffing process. Choose Copy Role. Including a project role 1.09. 4. End of the note. 3. You can make the required settings in Customizing for Collaboration Projects. 5. The system displays a results list. Select the project role you want to copy. and task assignments) and candidates. Enter a name for the project role. and attributes (required capacity. Select the required role by clicking the link. 2. and resources to the project role. 6. Enter the required search criteria. Note You can only select roles from project templates that have been released.2008 Note The system displays default project role types according to the project type. Specify the time frame. End of the note.SAP Online Help 12. Specify the required capacity and the time unit. and task assignments) of the project role too. See also: Project Roles General Definition of a Project Role Result The new project role is displayed in the group box on the left. qualification requirements. as required. Collaboration Projects 98 . The system transfers the staffing. qualification requirements. Enter a description of the project role. 2. 1. 3. 4. qualifications. qualification requirements. the project role is copied along with its attributes (required capacity. by choosing Resource Management Basic Settings for Project Roles Define Project Role Types . candidates. and task assignments) only. the system checks whether the user has the required authorization (staffing manager or candidate manager). When performing direct staffing. Choose Include Role.

Save your data. Result The selected project role is moved to the new position in the project role list. Choose the new position for the selected project role. You see the project role list in the new order. 3. Views Use The Project Roles and Project Role Staffing views give you a quick overview of the current project. Choose the project role in the list that you want to move.SAP Online Help 12.09. Prerequisites You are in the Projects initial view on the Resources tab page. The other project roles are moved down to accommodate the new position. 4. Procedure . Prerequisites You are in the Resources tab page in the Projects initial view. 1. Display the Sort Role drop-down list. Features Project Roles view This view provides an overview of all existing project roles in the current project.2008 Sorting Project Roles Use Project roles appear as a list in the Resources tab page in the Projects initial view.. You can change the sequence of project roles in this list to suit your needs. 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. which resource staffed the role Required capacity of the role How much of the capacity is already covered by a resource Collaboration Projects 99 . 2.

SAP Online Help 12. 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.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. Integration If Workforce Deployment (WFD) is active. the system receives information about the availability of resources from here.09. 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.

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

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

SAP Online Help 12. 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. Collaboration Projects 103 . The task is overstaffed: Required capacity of task < required capacity of role. the system displays the resources in the Resources group box that belong to the staffings of the project role currently selected. Green icon Green-yellow icon In the screen area on the lower right. Time unit for the work You can assign more tasks in the lower area of this group box. the system displays the project structure with all the tasks and the roles that are already assigned to the tasks. 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. selecting the new resource in the Resources group box. On the left. If you do this. The task has been assigned work = 0.2008 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. the system issues the error message Selection for assignments between roles and tasks is invalid. You can also replace a resource that exists in an assignment by selecting the assignment in the relevant group box. you can also select one or more resources that staff the role and assign them to the task straight away. Yellow icon The task is not fully staffed: Required capacity of task > required capacity of assigned project role(s).09. Activities You have the following options: You can assign any number of tasks to each project role in a single work step. 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). and then choosing Assign Resource. You can distribute the work of one task over multiple project roles.

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

Procedure You are on the Structure tab page . the system uses the minimum from value a and value b as the default value. 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.. You can assign the total required capacity to one role or distribute it over various roles. Enter the period for which you want the role to be assigned. Save your data. You can see this for each role. Choose Assign Project Role to assign the task to the project role or select a resource and choose Assign Resource. 3. 4. to assign the resource to the task directly. the system always uses value b as the default value. 2. If you assign a task to a resource. 5. 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. Save your data.2008 If you assign a task to a project role.. You can assign the total required capacity to one role or distribute it over various roles. If the required capacity of the project role or resource staffing is 0. 6. You are on the Resources tab page . Choose the task that you want to assign to the selected project role.SAP Online Help 12. Roles: 1.09. 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. Enter the period in which you want the task to be carried out. 4. Choose the project role or resource to which you want to assign the selected task. Enter the amount of work that you want to assign to the role. Tasks: 1. Select the role to which you want to assign tasks in the screen area on the left. Enter the amount of work that you want to assign to the role. You can see this for each task. Collaboration Projects 105 . the system uses the minimum from value c and value b as the default value. 2. 3.

You have the following options: You can assign any number of project roles to each task. it does not delete the entire task from the system. In the upper right area select the tasks or roles whose assignment you want to delete. . 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. Example You want a lead consultant. 4. 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. and not the project lead as originally planned. select the project role or task for which you want to delete the assignment. You then reassign the task to the lead consultant..2008 This function deletes the assignment of the task to the project role.. Procedure . This means that you first have to delete the task assignment to the project lead. You are in the Projects initial view.SAP Online Help 12. Prerequisites You have administration authorization for the task whose assignment you want to delete. 1.09. In the area on the left. Deleting the task from the project role does not affect the availability of the corresponding resource. Save your data. to carry out the task Create Project Plan. 2. Note Collaboration Projects 106 . you are in the status Staffing in Preparation. 3. You can distribute the work of one task over multiple project roles. Choose Delete Assignment.

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

See Selection According to Qualifications [Seite 119]. Definition of Qualifications Use You can set down the qualifications required for a project role or a particular task. To do this. you can also select a resource that staffs the role and assign it to the task straight away. You define qualifications for project roles in the Projects initial view on the Resources tab page under Qualifications.SAP Online Help 12. You can define the following attributes for each qualification: If the selected qualification is an essential prerequisite. 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. See Defining Qualifications [Seite 109]. You can create new qualifications. you can flag it as a mandatory qualification. Collaboration Projects 108 . Qualifications you have already defined are displayed in the resource search [Seite 116] and are used as selection criteria for finding suitable resources.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 Qualification Requirements group box displays the qualifications that are already assigned to the role or task. To be able to define proficiencies for the qualifications. 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. perform the activities in Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Resource Management Qualification Management Edit Qualifications Catalog. See Defining Qualifications [Seite 109]. you must have defined scales in Customizing. perform the activities in Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Resource Management Qualification Management Edit Scales. Prerequisites To be able to select qualifications. Features The qualifications catalog represents all qualifications that you can assign to roles or tasks. To do this.09.

Choose the appropriate qualification(s). 3. Defining Qualifications Prerequisites You defined the qualifications catalog in Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Resource Management Qualification Management Edit Qualifications Catalog. In the resource search. 3. 5. Expand the qualifications catalog to select qualifications. In the Projects initial view. Procedure Defining Qualifications for a Project Role . You can define the necessary proficiency for each qualification. See Deleting Qualifications [Seite 110]. The system displays a search result list from which you can select the qualifications you require.. Collaboration Projects 109 . From the Structure tab page of the Projects initial screen. 2. You can delete qualifications at any time. The task definition function appears.SAP Online Help 12. select the Mandatory checkbox.. Choose the Qualifications tab page. Choose the Qualifications tab page. . You can also use the search function to do this: Make an entry in the Search Term field and choose Search. 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. If the selected qualification is an essential prerequisite for carrying out the project role. The system does not transfer any qualification groups.. only individual qualifications.2008 The resource search then only selects resources that have this qualification. The system displays a search result list from which you can select the qualifications you require. Expand the qualifications catalog to select qualifications. You can also use the search function to do this: Make an entry in the Search Term field and choose Search.. 1. 4. The qualification is then transferred to the screen area on the right. 2. go to the Resources tab page and then select the role for which you want to specify qualifications from the list of project roles. 6.09. Enter the required proficiency of the qualification. 1. Choose >> (Add Selected Qualification to the Qualification Requirements). Defining Qualifications for a Task . Choose the appropriate qualification(s). . select a task.

Procedure . they access the project roles from the Resources initial view. Staffing Process Use You use this function to staff project roles according to their status using a resource management application outside the project. Integration If staffing managers and candidate managers use the extended staffing process. The system does not transfer any qualification groups. Enter the required proficiency of the qualification. 2. Choose >> (Add Selected Qualification to the Qualification Requirements). You activate this initial view in Customizing for Collaboration Projects by choosing Basic Settings Define Initial Views for cProjects. select the Mandatory checkbox. you have to be in the task definition (Projects initial view Structure tab page Task Definition Qualifications). only individual qualifications.. Select the qualification(s) to be deleted in the Qualification Requirements group box. To delete qualifications for a project role. by choosing Resource Management Basic Settings for Project Collaboration Projects 110 . 5. 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. 1. 3.2008 4. you have to be in the Projects initial view. Prerequisites To delete qualifications for a task. Deleting Qualifications Use You have created qualifications and you want to delete them. then go to the Resources tab page and the Qualifications tab. The qualification is then transferred to the screen area on the right. Save your data. If the selected qualification is an essential prerequisite for carrying out the task.SAP Online Help 12. Choose Delete Selected Objects. 6.09.

Enters a note for each staffing or candidate (optional). Make these settings in transaction PPOME.SAP Online Help 12. 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.2008 Roles Define Project Role Types. The staffing and candidate managers are mapped as business partners and assigned to the relevant organizational units (the same as for resources). To do this. This position then links the relevant business partner. Staffing in Process Staffing manager Takes responsibility for staffing through Staffing Process tab page. Enters requirements for project roles. Collaboration Projects 111 . Sets the status of the project role to Staffing in Process. Only then does the Staffing Process tab page become visible for this project role. the staffing process is divided into different phases in which different persons responsible take over the processing of the project role.09. Features Unlike direct staffing. 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. Adds a message to the project role (optional). For more information. Assigns resources to project roles. 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. see SAP Note 731177. an organizational unit is linked to a position by the link A441 for staffing managers or A440 for candidate managers. Adds a message to the project role (optional). Can make changes to time frame and capacity for existing staffings. Deactivates the Qualifications and Tasks tab pages. System Actions Project role opened with automatically set status Staffing in Preparation.

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

09.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). Candidate managers use the Responsible for Resource Search and Candidate Management group box to accept the responsibility for candidates for a specific role. See also: Staffing Process – Status [Seite 113] Accepting Responsibility for Roles [Seite 114] Staffing Process . 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. Each status has its own activities. 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. This allows the specialist with the most expertise in the specific area to perform the activities related to that area in the staffing process. the project lead sets the status to Staffing in 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. Integration You set the status of the staffing process on the Staffing Process tab page.SAP Online Help 12. Collaboration Projects 113 .2008 Activities You use the Status group box to set the current status of a particular project role to be staffed.

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

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. There is no automated method to return a role from the staffing process to direct staffing. You use this transaction to make these roles available for the extended staffing process. by choosing Resource Management Basic Settings for Project Roles Define Project Role Types. You can also run this report from Customizing for Collaboration Projects. by choosing Collaboration Projects Tools Synchronize Project Roles with Staffing Process. Prerequisites You are using the staffing process. In these areas. that is.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. You select the client(s) on which the report is run. the organizational unit(s) to which they are assigned. Sets the status of the synchronized roles to Staffing in Preparation. 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. The report only supports the change from direct staffing to the staffing process. Activities You run the report for synchronizing project roles from the SAP menu. managers see only the roles within their own organizational unit.09.SAP Online Help 12. by choosing Resource Management Basic Settings for Project Roles Synchronize Project Roles to Staffing Type. Managers can change the responsibility for a role from another manager’s name to their name by choosing Take On Personally. Collaboration Projects 115 .

then Find Resource. You can also check the availability more simply without using the WFD server. You use the WFD server to check the availability. see Project Roles [Seite 94] and Creating a Project Role [Seite 97]. 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 . 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. Integration As search criteria. The search criteria can be changed in the search function without changing the attributes of the project role itself. the search function uses all data required for the search from the project role. Prerequisites You created project roles on the Resources tab page of the Projects initial view. choose the Resources tab page.09.SAP Online Help 12. You have installed the WFD server as an add-on or connected it as an external system. For more information.

1. Staffing managers assign the candidates to the project roles. For more information. Organizational Structure. .. Candidates are always included in the search result. Choose Find Resource.09. 4.SAP Online Help 12. or add the resource to your list of candidates. 2. and Availability tab pages. see: Running a Search [Seite 122] Search Results [Seite 122] Candidates [Seite 130] Activities When using Project Resource Planning (PRP) for direct staffing: . Enter the required search criteria on the General. Enter the required search criteria on the General. Choose Find. and Availability tab pages. 2.. See also: General Selection Criteria [Seite 118] Collaboration Projects 117 .2008 You see a green checkmark when the search criteria is entered on one of the tab pages. regardless of the selection criteria you enter or the resource’s suitability percentage. Candidate managers choose candidates from the results of the search. Organizational Structure. 3. When using PRP for the extended staffing process: . 3. 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. Assign the resource directly to your project.. 1. Qualifications. 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. 4. Candidate managers approve or reject candidates. 5. 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. Qualifications.

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

You can also use the search function to do this: Make an entry in the Search Term field and choose Search. 3. Collaboration Projects 119 . The system displays a search result list from which you can select the qualifications you require. In the Selected Organizational Units group box. Activities Specifying an Organizational Unit As a Search Criterion . 2..09. The system then selects only the business partners assigned to the selected organizational unit or a lowerlevel organizational unit.. Expand the organizational structure and choose the required organizational unit(s). 2.SAP Online Help 12. Deleting an Organizational Unit . 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. 1. 1. Selection According to Qualifications Use You can enter the qualifications of resources as selection criteria. Features You can restrict the resource search to particular organizational units. You have distributed the HR master data. Save your data. select the organizational unit(s) you want to delete. Choose >> (Add Selected Organizational Unit As Search Criterion).2008 Prerequisites You are using organizational management in SAP Human Resources (HR). 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. Choose Delete Selected Objects. The organizational unit is then transferred to the screen area on the right.

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

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

. Enter the required search criteria. You can navigate to the detail data of a resource if you require more information.SAP Online Help 12. Minimum availability You can set the minimum percentage of availability for the resource to be considered as a viable candidate. Choose Find Resource. The list also contains the resources you have saved as candidates. the minimum availability is not used as part of the availability calculation.2008 You can only select capacity utilization for the resource as a search criterion if you are using WFD. Note You define which information is displayed in the detail data on the General Data tab page. The list of search results provides information and functions that help you with further processing. regardless of their suitability percentage. 1. in Customizing for Collaboration Projects by choosing Resource Management Business Partner Define Display Details for Business Partner . 2. If you leave the field at its default value 0%. the system displays a list of resources that it determined to be suitable candidates on the basis of the search criteria you defined. Result The system displays the search result. Running a Search Prerequisites You are on the Resources Find Resource page in the Projects initial view.09. Search Results After running the search function. Procedure . Collaboration Projects 122 . Only those resources that match the percentage you entered are considered in the availability calculation...

taking into account the soft bookings and hard bookings. The Projects tab page displays an overview of all projects in which the resource is or was involved. The list provides a range of sort functions. To use them. 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.2008 In addition to the general data for a resource. and free capacity. Organizational unit Suitability percentage Location rate (as a percentage) Availability rate (as a percentage) Overall match (as a percentage) Availability. you can view the profile matchup of the person’s qualifications and the qualification requirements. 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. note that the availability can only be made up of the hard bookings or the hard and soft bookings together.SAP Online Help 12.09. See also: Resource Search Suitability Percentage Definition If you use the Workforce Management Core planning service. the system uses a profile matchup in the resource search to compare the requirements profile with the resource's Collaboration Projects 123 . End of the note. You can also personalize the list to suit your requirements. choose the header of the column you want to sort. This depends on the selection criterion you entered on the Availability tab page. If you are using WFD. You can store resources as candidates or firmly assign them to a project straight from the list. capacity utilization.

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

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. This enables you to search worldwide for the best available talent in an enterprise.09.2008 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 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 . 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. Send detail data to yourself in an e-mail Select a project role and choose Send E-Mail. the system displays an e-mail link which you can use to contact this person. Prerequisites You are in the Projects. 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. Tasks. If a contact person has been specified and this business partner has an e-mail address.SAP Online Help 12. or Checklist Items initial view and choose Vacant Roles.

4.2008 Note In cProjects. Staffing of Project Roles with Resources Collaboration Projects 126 . the system only takes those roles that have at least this qualification into account. The system also takes roles into account for the suitability percentage that have a language proficiency below this level. The system displays a search results list from which you can select the qualifications you require. Activities 3. Then choose >> (Add Selected Qualification to Qualification Requirements). Features You can add qualifications you want to use as search criteria or delete those you no longer require. To run the search. The system also takes roles into account which have the qualification but not at the required level of proficiency. alternative qualifications are not taken into account in the calculation of the suitability percentage. you specify "fluent". Note that in resource management.SAP Online Help 12. See Definition of Qualifications [Seite 108]. You can specify a minimum suitability percentage in the selection criteria. End of the note. Integration The system automatically displays all qualifications that exist in the system. 6. 5. If a qualification is an essential requirement. Prerequisites You are in the vacant role search. you can enter your e-mail address in the E-Mail Address field under User Settings User . Specify the required proficiency for each qualification. Example: For language proficiency. Select qualifications by expanding the qualifications catalog and selecting the required qualification(s). choose Find Vacant Roles.09. You can also use the search function: Make an entry in the Search Term field and choose Search. There are only two types of priority for qualifications: essential requirements and optional requirements. This data only becomes available the next time you open the search. Selection by Qualification Use You can choose qualifications as selection criteria for the vacant role search. 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.

12. In this case. Staffing can also take place through cProjects. Note For more information about Service Resource Planning.SAP Online Help You can staff project roles with resources. When you create a staffing. Resource Manager via Responsible Organization: The role is staffed through an external application. 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). unstaffed capacity of the role and the minimum availability of the resource. Integration To staff project roles with internal resources. Project roles are staffed with external resources in SAP Supplier Relationship Management (SAP SRM). You have the following options: Project Lead: The project lead staffs roles directly in cProjects. Staffing can also take place through cProjects. End of the note. the default value for the required capacity is taken from the minimum remaining. you can transfer your master data. the user is the staffing manager for the responsible organizational unit specified in cProjects.2008 The project role type determines how project roles are staffed with resources. You cannot staff any project roles with external resources in cProjects. Master Data Business Partner Maintain Business If you use SAP Human Resources. You can create new business partners in Resource Management from the Projects initial view by choosing: Collaboration Projects 127 . You can create business partners in the following ways: You can create business partners manually from the SAP menu by choosing: Collaboration Projects Partner . For more information.09. 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. 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. you have to create the resources as business partners in Project Resource Planning. Resource Manager via Authorization: The role is staffed through an external application that has authorization for staffing via the project definition. see SAP Library under SAP Business Suite SAP Customer Relationship Management Components and Functions Service Service Resource Planning .

for different time frames. we recommend that you only use role types that do not permit distribution because distribution is not supported in the RPA. staffings are allowed to overlap. You can also choose to display a configurable staffing action that supports the staffing process. If you click the link that is the name of the resource. End of the recommendation. note the following special feature: When the resource planner creates appointments (that is.2008 For more information. A single resource to multiple roles You can assign a single resource to a role more than once. you can display the distribution for the staffing. Note Collaboration Projects 128 . If you then change and save one of these assignments. concrete assignments) in the RPA. You can display the percentage of availability for the role. you can display detailed information about the resource.SAP Online Help Resources Project Role Definition Staffing .09. You cannot tell that these staffings come from the RPA. you actually create a staffing. This is based on the time frame and required capacity. Project Role Staffing in Time Frame <…> This displays the resources assigned to the selected project role with the required capacity and time frame assigned. 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 . that is. Features Project Role List The project definition screen area on the left displays the project roles with their status and assigned resources. If you use Collaboration Projects together with the resource planning application (RPA) from SAP CRM. The staffing then appears in this (possibly unintentionally) changed form in the RPA too. provided that distribution is permitted for the role. 12. When you select a row. they appear as project role staffings (that is. capacitive staffing assignments) in cProjects. see Creating a Business Partner. When making assignments. 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. Recommendation When using cProjects with the RPA.

organizations. or copy staffings that were created using the Shopping Cart tab page via SRM directly at this point. Select Resource The following options are available in this group box: Search for existing resources.2008 You make the required settings in Customizing for Collaboration Projects. 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. 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. Note You cannot delete. You can then use the pushbuttons to make the assignment. use the search function to check that it does not already exist. End of the note. The resource search opens with the search results.09.SAP Online Help 12. End of the note. change. first select the relevant row. Collaboration Projects 129 . After storing resources as candidates or assigning them to a project. You can also choose to display a configurable staffing action that supports the staffing process. function. For more information. use the Staff with N. For more information.N. 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. If you want to staff the project role with a placeholder temporarily. End of the note. see Candidates. To staff a project role with a suitable resource. Candidates You see all resources you have saved as candidates in this area. or business partners To select a resource in the search result. 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. by choosing Resource Management Business Partner Define Display Details for Business Partner .

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

You use this function to create resources or organizations as business partners. actions for staffing and candidates can differ. Collaboration Projects 131 .09. you have to create the resources as business partners in Project Resource Planning.SAP Online Help The name is formatted as a link to the resource’s detail data. 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. Depending on the implementation. 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. 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.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.

Enter the required data. address. In this case use the business partner role resource. you create the new business partner in the employee role. The system creates the business partner in the resource role. Only then is the business partner available in cProjects. See also: Staffing of Project Roles with Resources [Seite 126] Collaboration Projects 132 . Procedure Creating a business partner from the SAP menu You first have to create a new business partner as a general business partner. You have to complete the missing data later on by choosing Maintain Business Partner in the SAP menu. You can use it straight away as a resource or candidate. 1. 3.09. Creating a business partner with HR integration Master Data Business Partner If you are using SAP Human Resources. you can enter the business partner directly from cProjects. In the SAP menu. we recommend that you always create business partners via the SAP menu or transfer them using ALE. then the Staffing view. 3.SAP Online Help 12. 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.. In the application. For more information. 2. . If you want to create extra external resources. Enter the required data and choose Create. . you can only create business partners for project role types that are not relevant to the WFD Server. Therefore. 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. If you are using HR integration. Note that you cannot enter all business partner data (for example. choose the Resources tab page.2008 Prerequisites You need structural authorizations (see Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Resource Management Organizational Management Structural Organization Assign Authorization Profiles to Users). Secondly. note the information under “Creating a business partner with HR integration”. 2. To avoid having to exit the application. or form of address) if you do this. 1. you can do this in the SAP menu as described above. choose Collaboration Projects Maintain Business Partner. you can transfer your master data. gender. Choose Create Person or Create Organization. Choose Show Search and then Create. Save your entries.. 4.

If the name you entered matches only one candidate. In the Candidate field. the system displays the compatible resources in the search result. The system automatically inserts project data..09. Choose Candidate. You can create templates for the e-mails in Customizing for Collaboration Projects by choosing Resource Management Basic Settings for Resource Collaboration Projects 133 . The resource is displayed in the Candidates group box. Create a comment. such as time periods and required capacities. 1. select the resource and choose Add to Candidates. enter the first and last name of the resource and choose Add Candidate. the system assigns the resource as a candidate straight away. 2. Procedure . 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.2008 Storing Resources As Candidates Prerequisites The resource has been created as a business partner in Resource Management. Note that the system uses the e-mail address from the business partner data. 3. see Staffing of Project Roles with Resources [Seite 126]. if required. 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 there is more than one match. To do so. 4. Save your data. For more information. Select the required resource in the list.

. If you have Windows NT 4.SAP Online Help Management 12. carry out the steps described in the "Creating a business partner from the SAP menu" section under Creating a Business Partner [Seite 131].2008 Assign Forms for E-mail and Groupware Communication. see SAP Note 945675.0 Workstation as an operating system. You have entered the e-mail address in the business partner data. To do this. 3. you can enter a note to the effect that you have notified the resource about the project. The functions or pushbuttons for sending e-mails in a Unicode system differ to those in a system that does not use Unicode. Make changes as required (only in a non-Unicode system).0 is restricted to 260 characters for hyperlinks with a mailto URL. you can do so later on. Choose the pushbutton to send e-mails. Prerequisites You have defined e-mail templates. If you have not entered the e-mail address of a business partner. 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. the system sends a blank e-mail. 2. 4. This is because Windows NT 4. . 1. If you have not defined any templates in your project language. For more information. Staffing Project Roles with Resources Collaboration Projects 134 .09. In the Candidates and Project Role Staffing group boxes. the text does not appear completely when an e-mail is created. The mail template is displayed (only in a non-Unicode system). Choose Send.

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

select the project role that you want to staff with a resource. Select the required resource. Reserving Resources Use If you have found a suitable resource for a project role in your project. in parentheses after the project role that they are staffing. for example. If you want to create a hard booking for a reserved resource later on. Save your entries. 3. Choose Staff Project Role. In the project role overview in the screen area on the left. Prerequisites You are on one of the following tab pages of the Projects Staffing in the project role definition Staffing. The resource staffing is only reserved and not a hard booking.09. Result The resources are displayed in the project role overview in the screen area on the left. 4. Staff the required project role with the resource of your choice as described in Staffing Project Roles with Resources [Extern]. indicator on the Staffing tab page. 2.. You may want to do so. you can first reserve the resource for the role. 1.SAP Online Help 12. Result The resource is reserved for the project role. Select the Res. if you do not yet have a contract for the project or the resource's manager has not yet approved the assignment. 2.2008 Assigning a resource from the search result of the resource search 1. 3. in the Candidates group box In the Search Result in the Resource Search Resources initial view: Procedure . Collaboration Projects 136 . Save your data. deselect the indicator.

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. Creating a Soft Booking for a Resource Use You use this procedure to create a soft booking a resource for a project. If the finish date of the last interval is after the finish date of the role or staffing. the system responds as follows: If the start date of the first interval is before the start date of the role or staffing. the system issues error messages as appropriate and does not automatically adjust any intervals. If the finish date of the last interval is before the finish date of the role or staffing. the system brings the finish date of the interval forward to the finish date of the role or staffing. the system issues an error message and you cannot save. Features When you call the Check Intervals function. If there is a gap between any two intervals. the system inserts another interval after it to close the gap. the system inserts an interval that closes the gap. If the start date of the first interval is after the start date of the role or staffing. see Workflow for Resource-Booking Statuses [Seite 138]. 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. the system inserts another interval in front of it to close the gap. Collaboration Projects 137 . you have to adjust the intervals to remove the overlap and then save them.SAP Online Help 12. the system moves the start date of the interval to the start date of the role or staffing. This procedure triggers a workflow and your request is forwarded to the responsible line manager who can approve or reject the booking. Therefore. 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. If you save the intervals without explicitly calling the function for checking the generic intervals. If two intervals overlap. For more information. the system checks the generic intervals in the background. It adjusts the intervals if necessary (see Features). Prerequisites You have the required staffing authorization. The system cannot know which of the two intervals you want to change.

12. Open a project and navigate to the Resources tab page within the project. 6. Go to the Staffing tab page within the role. If the booking type is successfully converted from soft-booked to hard-booked. 11. The line manager receives a mail if the conversion of the booking type failed. 8. If this is the case. Prerequisites You have completed the IMG activity Activate Workflows in Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Basic Settings. he or she needs to execute the booking again by means of a new work item. 10. Collaboration Projects 138 . Process Flow 9. 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. Select the Res. 5. The line manager of the resource for whom a soft booking was created and for whom you want to create a hard booking. 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. Create a new role or open an existing role. 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. 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.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). Procedure 4. If the line manager approves the booking. the workflow automatically converts the booking from Soft Booked to Hard Booked in the background and the process continues. for instance if the project or role is locked. Find and assign a resource to the role. receives a mail containing a link to the portal from where he or she can approve or reject the booking.SAP Online Help 12. checkbox in the staffing table for the resource that was assigned in the previous step. 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. 7. the resource manager(s).09.

13. Prerequisites You have imported cProjects to SAP CRM 5. Save your data. and the resource receive a mail notifying them that the booking was confirmed.0.0.. project manager(s). Choose Groupware Task. Edit the required groupware task.09.2008 project manager(s). you can send a groupware task to the resource's mailbox.. the booking type remains unchanged as softbooked and the resource manager(s). Choose Send. Collaboration Projects 139 . 1. 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. . You are in the Projects initial view on the Resources tab page and have chosen Staffing. Procedure .SAP Online Help 12. 4. the system sends the data from the project role (required capacity and time frame) as a groupware task to the resource's mailbox. You are using Workforce Deployment (WFD) 2. Creating a Groupware Task Use After staffing a project role with a resource. The resource can now create concrete appointments from this groupware task. and the resource receive a mail notifying them that the booking was rejected. Result Once you have saved. 2. Select the resource in the staffing list. 3. 5. If the line manager rejects the booking. The groupware task contains information about the time frame and the required capacity of the staffing.

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

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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]

Prerequisites
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.

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

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

Choose Set Filter. Procedure 1. Enter a generic character string as the project element name. Example If you enter Proj*. or "proj. time frame. Select one or more values for the status. Since mirrored tasks do not have all the attributes of a task. Select one or more values for the criticality level. The character * represents any character string and the character + stands for any character. 3. Open one or more project elements in the multi-project monitor. Select a start and finish date for the time frame.SAP Online Help 12. Here. 5. Collaboration Projects 147 . End of the example. 6. Select the object types you want to include. the system also takes mirrored tasks into account. the system filters by all project elements whose names start with "Proj". select the checkbox under Filter for all project elements to which you want to apply the filter. Note If you set the filter for the object type tasks. and system status. Note The filter condition time frame is not relevant to checklists or checklist references because these project elements do not have any dates. 4. the system only filters the task by the conditions project element name. "Project A". The system automatically selects all lower-level elements of these project elements even if they are not currently visible in the tree. phases. You can use the standard wildcard characters here. 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. "Project B".2008 Setting the Filter in the Multi-Project Monitor You can set a filter with certain conditions in the multi-project monitor. the system only filters the checklist by the condition project element name. for example. 2. for example. The dropdown list contains system statuses and customer statuses from the status profiles that are used in the project structure. the system also takes checklist references into account. If you set the filter for the object type checklist. End of the note. 7. The system does not differentiate between upper and lower case. projects.09. End of the note. In the structure tree on the left. xyz". The system uses the earliest or latest dates that are defined in the user settings to calculate the start and finish date. or tasks. 8.

The filter result then contains all the project elements whose responsible role belongs to the project role type selected here. 12. Simulations Collaboration Projects 148 . The system retains the previous filter conditions. or name. You can use the search help to do this by searching for the person or business partner by their role. If you choose Delete Filter. the system shows attributes that you can only set for these two object types. 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. select a person or business partner who is responsible for the project elements to be filtered.09. Choose Apply to start the filter function. the system resets the filter to the initial conditions. Choose Cancel if you do not want to start the filter function. The system does not differentiate between upper and lower case. the system shows attributes that you can only set for tasks. You can restrict the result further as required by choosing Set Filter again. as required.2008 10. Under Responsible. Select the responsible project role type you require. 12. 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. which you can refine. the system displays the unfiltered view with all project elements. Enter a generic character string for the group and search field. user. Snapshots cannot be changed.SAP Online Help 9. You can use the standard wildcard characters here. 13. If you choose Reset Filter. 11. 14. If you set the filter for tasks and/or checklist items. 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. Select one or more values for the priority. 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.

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

09. the maximum length is 24 characters Collaboration Projects 150 . and the version type (simulation or snapshot). and delete versions.50 Basic Settings for cProjects Business Customizing Making Settings for Version Management. 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. Features Versions specify the basic data for project versions [Extern]. Then choose Version Management. 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. the validity. You need authorization for the CPRO_VSHDR authorization object to create and delete versions. edit. the version number. Local versions are intended for use in your own evaluations. see SAP Solution Manager under Solutions/Applications SAP PLM Configuration Structures SAP cProject Suite 4.. If you want to create more than one snapshot for a project or template. go to the Versions initial view and select the Version Type. To open version management. A version for the version type simulation can contain any number of simulations. Activities . for example.SAP Online Help 12.2008 Reconciliation and Comparison of Versions [Seite 153] Deletion of Project Versions [Seite 156] Work with Versions Use You use this function to create. We recommend that you assign authorizations for creating global versions and local versions separately. you have to create an individual version for each snapshot. For more information. Prerequisites You defined input templates in Customizing for Collaboration Projects by choosing Structure Define Permitted Version Numbers. There are global versions and local versions: Global versions are intended for use across the whole enterprise.

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

Open the Versions initial view. you create a simulation with all the data and the project type of the template. For a simulation you automatically keep the administration authorization. Save the project. For a snapshot the system copies the authorizations from the operational project. change the data if necessary and save the simulation. 4. Select the version type you want to create. See also: Creation of Snapshots in the Background [Seite 153] Collaboration Projects 152 . Open the Project Versions tab page in your project. Choose Create.09. Once you have created a simulation. Enter the version for which you want to create a project version. 3. Choose Create and enter the data. you create a simulation manually. you create the simulation for the operational project you chose as the template. If you choose Project. Therefore. Creating Simulations and Snapshots from Project Processing .. 2. 7. 2. Choose the Snapshots or Simulations tab page. For simulations: The project number you want to assign to the simulation The template type you want to use If you choose No Template. or Simulation. 4.SAP Online Help 12. When you choose Project. The system saves a snapshot automatically because you cannot change any data here. Enter the following data: For snapshots: The project number of the project for which you want to create the snapshot. Result You created a project version. 5.2008 Creating Simulations and Snapshots from the Initial View . 5. You can enter a project type straight away or after you created the simulation. 3. 1. Choose Create. Choose Continue.. 1. You can make changes to a simulation. 6. You can also perform a reconciliation and a comparison [Seite 155]. this simulation does not contain any data. Project Template.

When you carry out the batch job. 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. It is not possible to create them in accordance with specific business transactions. choose Collaboration Projects Versions Create Snapshots in the SAP Menu and enter a version number and project number.SAP Online Help 12. 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. 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.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. Reconciliation and Comparison of Versions You use this function to compare or reconcile certain project data. choose Tools Jobs Definition in the cProjects back-end system. To schedule the creation of snapshots in the background. Messages in the log inform you about which versions are valid and in which version a snapshot was created. Then release them. 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. Collaboration Projects 153 . Enter a placeholder for the first characters of this name (for example.09. SNAP*) as a version in the batch job. 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. the system checks the validity of the possible versions and creates a project version with the version that is currently valid.

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

6. You can also display only the matches or all the fields. 8. Choose Identify Projects for Comparison. Caution You cannot delete project elements by reconciliation in an operational project.. 3. open the detail view by clicking a traffic light and then select the data you want to reconcile. 5. 6. The system searches for projects that you can reconcile with the project you entered.. In the reconciliation. See also: Performing Reconciliations and Comparisons Performing Reconciliations and Comparisons Performing a Comparison . End of the caution. click a traffic light. In the column with the traffic lights.SAP Online Help 12. The system compares the information in the selected projects. Enter the simulation you want to reconcile with another project. If you want to reconcile all data of the selected project element. If you want to reconcile individual parts of the project element data. You have to start from the Projects initial view if you want to compare one operational project with another. The system only displays the differences at first. 3. The system compares the information in the selected projects. 5. Choose the version type Simulation in the Versions initial view. 4. Choose Identify Projects for Comparison. 4. 2.09. Select a project from under Project for Comparison and choose Compare. select the relevant entry and then choose Set Filter. 7. Choose Reconcile. 2. you cannot delete elements from the source version if they do not have a corresponding element in the target version. choose Reconcile. 1.2008 other side. Select a project from under Project for Comparison and choose Reconcile. The system searches for projects that you can compare with the project you entered. Collaboration Projects 155 . Performing a Reconciliation . If you want to see more detailed information about the traffic lights. Choose the version type you want to compare in the Versions initial view. Select the project elements whose data you want to reconcile with the data of the target project. Enter the version and the operational project that you want to compare with another project. 1. 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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Prerequisites You opened a project. Tasks. 1. In the Identification column.. In the structure tree [Seite 41] navigate to the project element whose object link you want to edit. Collaboration Projects 161 . 5. or checklist item from the Projects. The option is available only if your system administrator made the appropriate settings. The system displays all existing object links for this project element.2008 Procedure . if required. In the structure tree [Seite 41] navigate to the project element whose linked object you want to edit. The system displays all existing object links for this project element. 2. The system displays the object data. task. Select the transaction you want to use to edit the object. Procedure . 2. Edit the object and save your changes.. Displaying Linked Object Data Use You can display the data of a linked object directly in cProjects. Close the window. click the link to the object link whose data you want to display. Tasks. or Checklist Items initial view and are on the Object Links tab page (see also Opening a Project or Project Version [Seite 17]). Deleting an Object Link Prerequisites You have opened a task or a checklist item from the Projects. Procedure . 4. Log on to the source system. Choose Open in the Application column. 3. The selection appears if there is more than one possible initial access view. 1. without having to call up the application in the source system.09. or Checklist Items initial view and are on the Objects tab page (see also Opening a Project or Project Version [Seite 17]).SAP Online Help 12. 6. The system opens the application so you can edit the object in a separate window..

you have to implement the Internal Orders (CO-OM-OPA) application component and Project System (PS) in SAP ECC 6.09. 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. Accounting Integration Use You want to monitor the costs and revenues throughout the duration of the project. 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. Project controlling is governed by the controlling method you assigned under Define Controlling Scenario.SAP Online Help 12.2008 1. by choosing Connection to External Systems Accounting Integration Activate Integration. located below the overview. Settings in Customizing for SAP ECC You made the settings in Controlling by choosing Integration with Other SAP Components Collaboration Projects Controlling. You can activate required capacity as work in progress. 3. and depends on the project type. Save your entries. Select the object link you want to delete and choose Delete. Quotation creation is also supported. The system displays all existing object links for this project element in an overview. You can measure the success at the end of the project. Integration To be able to use the functions of accounting integration. 2. In the structure tree [Seite 41] navigate to the project element whose object link you want to delete. Manual) (I) Automatic Multilevel Controlling (Structure Element. Once the project has started.0. by the integration of sales pricing. Automatic) (C) WBS Element Manual Multilevel Controlling (Structure Element. you can analyze the costs and compare them to the planning data at any time. You can use this function to carry out preliminary costing for the costs and revenues. Manual) (B) Collaboration Projects 162 .

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

the status automatically changes from To Assign to Flagged for Transfer. In order to represent both of these options in costing. Role-Based Controlling Once you staff a project role with a resource. The cost/revenue rate is specified in the attributes for the business partner role resource. the status Flagged for Transfer or To Assign is automatically revoked. in the opposite case. In the case of a task-based controlling method. this can have the following effect on the status [Seite 250].SAP Online Help 12. Collaboration Projects 164 . 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 controlling method changes from manual to automatic. and a manual controlling method is assigned to the new project type. Projects with a task-based controlling method can only show costing results for cProjects tasks. If an automatic controlling method was assigned to the old project type. the roles can only have any influence by means of the assignments to the individual tasks. the status Flagged for Transfer is automatically changed to the status To Assign. 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). After transfer. 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. Projects with a role-based controlling method only show costing results for roles. If you change the project type. If. 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.09. you can carry out task-based or role-based costing. This is governed by which controlling method you choose in Customizing. If you save the project with the changes and the new costing results.2008 the project and costing return to their previous states. the project type can no longer be changed. the costing with the new values is saved in the account assignment object in SAP ECC.

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

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. 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. Costs for external resources 1.2008 employee. Costs per activity unit for the role in Customizing . costing uses this rate. the general rate is used.SAP Online Help 12. Revenues for internal or external resources 1. 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. Costs per activity unit for the role in Customizing 5. Different costs which you entered for the task 5. the cost/revenue rate of this role is used. Costs per activity unit for the resource in Customizing 2. If a role is assigned to the task.. this cost/revenue rate is included in costing too. Staffing a role with a resource does not influence costing in task-based controlling. If you have not defined a special rate. Costs per activity unit for the task in Customizing Evaluation Date Fixed or calculated start of task Other Information Collaboration Projects 166 . You planned a required capacity of 30 person days for a task. 3. Strategies three to five are only used if the resource does not have its own cost/revenue rate assigned to it. Revenue per activity unit for the resource in Customizing 3. Plan price for the role in cost center accounting .. Different costs which you entered for the project role 4.. The system first checks whether the first strategy can be used. Different revenue which you entered for the project role 2. Costs/ Revenues Costs for task Calculation Strategy per Activity Unit 4. Task-Based Controlling If you specified a cost/revenue rate in Customizing for the task type. you have assigned a project role to this task for 20 person days. The following table shows in detail how costs and revenues for tasks and project roles are calculated.09. The system only checks the second strategy and so on if the first strategy cannot be used. Strategy two is only used if the resource does not have its own cost/revenue rate assigned to it.. 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.

You can enter the cost/revenue rate on the Additional Data tab page. Different costs which you entered for the project role 9.SAP Online Help 12. Different costs which you entered for the task 12. 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. Costs per activity unit for the role in Customizing 10. Different revenue which you entered for the task 16. 1. Integration For more information about how cost and revenue rates affect costing. Plan price for the role in cost center accounting 11. The tab page for accounting integration is then visible in cProjects. Costs per activity unit for the task in Customizing Fixed or calculated start of task Costs for roles 8. you assign a cost/revenue rate to the tasks or the project roles or resources for which you want to perform costing. Prerequisites . You are on the Resources tab page of a project and have selected a role.2008 Revenues for task 6. 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. Costs per activity unit for the role in Customizing 15. Collaboration Projects 167 . Revenues for Roles 13. Task-Based Scenario: You are on the Structure tab page of a project and have selected a task. Different revenue which you entered for the task 7. Your system administrator activated accounting integration for the project type of the current project.09. 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. You can enter the cost/revenue rate on the Costing tab page. Different revenue which you entered for the project role 14. Role-Based Scenario: 2.

it is not overwritten by the data determined in the SAP system. If you have not defined a special rate. If you make the data available externally. 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 . as follows: .SAP Online Help 12. see the Implementation Guide (IMG) for cProjects under Resource Management Basic Settings for Resource Management Application Link Enabling (ALE) for HR Integration. by choosing Collaboration Projects Controlling Define Controlling Scenario. 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. 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.. the general rate is used.09. the cost or revenue rate valid at the time the task or role begins. costing uses this rate. for example. You define it in ERP Customizing for Integration with Other SAP Components. in the form of a customer enhancement. for the task type or project role type from Customizing. the system reads as the default value. 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"). If you do not make this data available externally. This enables you to agree on individual rates with your customers. this data is valid. For more information. Features The system determines the data for creating the account assignment object. You can select a different rate and enter a different revenue or different costs.2008 Features When you create a new task or project role. 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.

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

The area manager sets the status of the opportunity to In Process. the project manager transfers simulation 2 to operational project A by means of a reconciliation (see Reconciliation and Comparison of Versions [Seite 153]). 5. If you use opportunities. The link to customer quotation 1 is established through the opportunity. you have to create the customer quotation or a customer inquiry manually. see SAP Library under SAP ERP Central Component Logistics Sales and Distribution Sales Customer Inquiry/Quotation. The area manager creates customer quotation 2 by accessing the sales pricing function from within the cost estimate and creating the quotation there. If you do not use opportunities. 4. The manager links the simulation to the opportunity and to customer quotation 1. see Preliminary Costing and Quotation Creation [Seite 173]. For more information. see SAP Library for SAP CRM under SAP Customer Relationship Management Components and Functions Sales Opportunity Management. If you want to use opportunities to support your processes. 8. create an object link to the opportunity in the simulation (see Creating an Object Link [Seite 158]).2008 Prerequisites You are using cProjects and SAP ECC 6. For more information. Then the manager costs simulation 2 again and creates customer quotation 3. . 7. The project lead costs simulation 1 in cProjects and adds costing items manually (for example. An area manager creates a project opportunity in the SAP CRM system. Process Flow 1.SAP Online Help 12. a. For more information on steps five and six. 2. The following options are possible: An internal order serves as the account assignment object (see Single-Object Controlling for Internal Orders [Seite 182]). b. 6.0. 3. 9. The project lead transfers the project to SAP ECC where it is assigned to one or more account assignment objects. The project lead creates simulation 1 in the cProjects system (see Creation of Simulations and Snapshots [Seite 151]). The internal order can be created Collaboration Projects 170 . If the customer does not accept the quotation.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. you have to use Opportunity Management. the area manager generates SD customer quotation 1 with a phantom item as a follow-up document for the opportunity. If the customer accepts quotation 3. The manager then submits the completed quotation to the customer. travel expenses). create an object link to customer quotation 1 or to a customer inquiry that was created manually. If you do not use opportunities.. the area manager creates simulation 2 in cProjects based on simulation 1. You are using a project type that supports accounting integration [Seite 162]. In SAP ECC. For more information.

In this case. The manager manually assigns the account assignment objects to the items of the contract or sales order. 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]). The project is recosted when it is transferred to SAP ECC. The area manager manually creates a contract or sales order with reference to quotation 3.SAP Online Help 12. 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). 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. you need to extend the People-Centric UI in Customizing accordingly.2008 automatically during the transfer or created and assigned manually before the transfer. 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 following graphic illustrates the entire process with the detailed steps: Collaboration Projects 171 . Multiple internal orders serve as account assignment objects.09. 10.

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. see SAP Note 874434.09.SAP Online Help 12.

You can then create a quotation [Extern] on this basis.” You have made the necessary settings for the DIP. The first item of this SD document is used for referencing in sales pricing. This example uses only simulations. This creates a separate CO object for each SD document.00. for example by choosing Sales and Distribution Basic Functions Account Assignment/Costing Maintain Requirements Classes For Costing/Account Assignment. You can also perform the process with operational projects. For more information. You define the requirements class in Customizing for SAP ECC. Process Flow The following graphic shows the sequence of steps: Collaboration Projects 173 . To do this.2008 Preliminary Costing and Quotation Creation Purpose You can calculate the planned costs and revenues for a project before this project has been transferred. To illustrate the entire process with all its functions. you must have executed the steps for adding the characteristics Grouping or Search Field to the DIP profile. 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. 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. created an object link to an SD inquiry or quotation for it. but that is sufficient to understand the function. You can use the fields Grouping and Search Field to specify the materials in the quotation. You have created a simulation. see Costing Logic [Seite 164]. Then you can also use the revenue rates from cProjects (revenue calculation type Use Cost/Revenue Rates from cProjects).” This setting is only needed if you want to perform the process as it is described here. preliminary costing is in the form of an ad hoc cost estimate. 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. and assigned an organizational unit.SAP Online Help 12. For more information. do not carry out steps five and six listed here. 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. From cProjects 4.09. If you do not want to create a quotation from sales pricing. You have made the necessary settings for Easy Cost Planning [Extern]. see Sales Pricing for cProjects [Seite 178] under “Prerequisites. Prerequisites You have made the necessary settings for cost calculation. For more information. see Ad Hoc Cost Estimate for cProjects [Seite 176] under “Prerequisites. For more information. see SAP Note 301117.

The materials selected in this way are available in sales pricing (see step five) for manual conditions (surcharges or discounts).. 1.09.2008 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 .SAP Online Help 12. If you want to influence the items in the quotation that you create in step six. Collaboration Projects 174 . You can use the value that you enter here to derive materials for the quotation items through the DIP profile. This enables you to structure the quotation in cProjects according to the level of detail and language that the customer has selected. you can use the fields Grouping or Search Field. You plan the required capacity and the project roles and resources. for example.

The hourly rate for Caren Johnson from the business partner is €110.400. 6. The column for the non-aggregated costs (N-A. which differs from the project role rate of €100.Costs) in the line for the project role only shows the €4. 0.000. The costing result is displayed. 7. 3. 2. To do this. The materials that form the items in the quotation are selected through the DIP profile.2008 In addition to the materials you specified with the fields Grouping or Search Field.SAP Online Help 12. The items of the second quotation are added to the contract. Save your entries. Perform costing for the project in cProjects and save it. For more information.00 € 8. For more information about calculating costs and revenues. You calculate the costs and revenues. The customer does not accept the quotation. The customer accepts this new quotation. In the initial quotation. Unit Req. The quotation is available for further processing. while an additional five days are still unassigned.00 T N-A. Costs Currency 0.000 for the unassigned five days for which no resource has been assigned.00 T 5.00 T Costs Currency N-A. see Costing Logic [Seite 164].400. The planned required capacity for this role is ten days. For more information. or cProjects.Cap. The Costs column in the line for the project role has the total amount of €8.00 € 4. 5.09. You create a quotation.00 € 8. Five days are assigned to Caren Johnson. You now call up Easy Cost Planning [Extern] (ECP) and can add additional costing items. Project Element Planning Consultant 1 Caren Johnson Req. Example The following graphic shows an example in which individual phases were assigned to the values Consulting and Course with the field Grouping. 4. see Sales Pricing for cProjects [Seite 178]. Quotation in the sales pricing Changes that you make to the quotation here are not transferred to sales pricing. You call up sales pricing. the course is to be invoiced using resource-related billing. A new quotation is therefore prepared in which the course has a fixed price.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 € The consultant Caren Johnson has the role Consultant 1. Save your entries and return to the project in cProjects.00 € 4.400. 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. There can also be additional items (such as for travel expenses) that you enter in the ad hoc cost estimate. Result The costing result with costs and revenues is displayed in cProjects. see Ad Hoc Cost Estimate for cProjects [Seite 176].400. You can also create the quotation later by calling up the ad hoc cost estimate again. Collaboration Projects 175 .00 T 5.00 5. Choose Cost on the Accounting tab page. Unit Capacity 10.00 € 4. the ad hoc cost estimate. you choose function.

Flow Account Assignment Course ResourceRelated Course Fixed Price Course Fixed Price cProjects 4. SAP Sales and Distribution Inquiry/ Quotation Doc. The billing elements were created such that they correspond to the groupings. A WBS element was created for each phase. Once at least one account assignment exists. For the Realization phase. For this reason. additional WBS elements were created for the tasks Configuration and Test. 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. the system converts the ad hoc cost estimate to a costing whose planned costs and revenues are posted over a Collaboration Projects 176 .SAP Online Help 12. detailed cost controlling at task level is to be performed. The costing result is displayed in cProjects and saved when you save. Flow Consulting Fixed Price Doc.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. 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].09.

Collaboration Projects 177 . Features The cost planning function is executed by Easy Cost Planning [Extern] (ECP). 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. If a planning form is available for the cost estimate and additional entries are required in the form. have costed the simulation or project (Cost button) and saved it. Then you can also call up sales pricing from within the ad hoc cost estimate. The organizational data relevant to costing (controlling area. Activities You are on the Accounting tab page. The costs are calculated based on the rates for the resource. or task. You make this setting in Customizing for Collaboration Projects. project role. see Sales Pricing for cProjects [Seite 178]. see Costing Logic [Seite 164]. For more information. The assigned Controlling scenario contains a costing variant that you can use for ad hoc cost estimates for cProjects. see the Implementation Guide for Collaboration Projects under Single-Object Controlling for Projects Settings for Easy Cost Planning. Enter the required data and choose Transfer. You have authorization for accounting and administration. This takes place for the cProjects project elements with account assignments according to the dates. Technically. Prerequisites You are using a project type to which a Controlling scenario is assigned. the entry screen of the planning form appears on the right. If you want to use a planning form. For more information. 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. When the project is transferred. You make this selection in Customizing for Collaboration Projects. it is recosted and the cost estimate stored for the account assignment object.09. For more information. You have entered the data that is relevant to costing (quantities and prices). 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. The Change <name of project>: Easy Cost Planning screen appears. see Editing Costing Models and Assigning Attributes [Extern]. 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. by choosing Single-Object Controlling for Projects Settings for Easy Cost Planning. Choose Ad Hoc Cost Estimate. For more information. that planning form must be assigned to the project type being used. it must exist in the system. The cost estimate is always created at project level and is always single-level.2008 certain time period. company code. the ad hoc cost estimate is saved in SAP ECC with reference to the cProjects project number. With the last option. the revenues are calculated with the dynamic item processor [Extern] (DIP).

2008 The costing result is displayed on the left side of the screen. This enables the system to use the data from Easy Cost Planning for sales pricing. You can add conditions (surcharges and discounts) and change individual prices.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. The Revenues from Sales Pricing indicator is selected in the header data of the ad hoc cost estimate under Valuation. when you call the project in cProjects again. Prerequisites In Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Connection to External Systems Accounting Integration Make General Settings. For more information. If you want to add additional items without a planning form. You can generate a quotation by transferring the items and prices. see Use of Easy Cost Planning [Extern] under “Item View Area” and “Activities. Integration This function is accessed from an ad hoc cost estimate for a simulation or operational project (before transfer). Project simulations do not support accounting integration. 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. 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. The cost and revenue items can be seen in the item view at the lower right. Features The sales pricing function calculates the sales price: Collaboration Projects 178 . Sales Pricing for cProjects Use This function calculates the sales price and displays the items [Extern] that flow into the price. or in addition to the items in the planning form. you can do this in the item view. Once you have saved the cost estimate in SAP ECC. you can assign a planning form yourself. the system displays the changed costing results automatically. you need to choose Cost in cProjects again in order to import the new costing results. you do not have to choose Cost again. If you want to add additional costing items but no planning form has been assigned. with reconciliation [Seite 153] or when creating with a template). 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.09.

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

SAP Online Help 9. Costing In the transfer. You can make changes and create a quotation. The controlling method that was used determines which project elements are transferred. you have to assign the internal orders or WBS elements yourself. 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. 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. 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. Once the transfer has taken place. 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.2008 Quotation.09. you cannot delete the transferred project elements. 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. If an automatic method was used. 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. If you are not in the sales price view. see General Information About Accounting Integration [Seite 164]. From a cost accounting point of view. Collaboration Projects 180 . The sales price view is displayed. the project is transferred once in its entirety and costing is performed (again) (see below). To do this. If you use an automatic controlling method. tasks or roles. For more information about costing. Each time a change is made to the project definition. the project is transferred again when you save and costing is performed again. This causes the costing and the planned costs to be updated. The project is transferred to SAP ECC for this. choose 12. In multilevel controlling [Seite 183] all costs and revenues for a project are collected in one or more WBS elements. If you use a manual controlling method. the transfer is an activity allocation from the cProjects project (sender) to the account assignment object (recipient). choose Sales Price. a PS project with WBS elements or an internal order is automatically created for your project in SAP ECC.

Activities You can call the controlling cockpit from within cProjects or in SAP ECC using transaction COCPCPR. Once you have corrected the errors you can recreate or update from within the cockpit. When you create the internal order. you can flag the message as completed directly in the cockpit and delete it later. Once you have assigned a cost center to the responsible organizational unit. The project is transferred to SAP ECC. and then resetting the lock. you can recreate the internal order within the controlling cockpit. the system tries to determine a cost center for the responsible organizational unit. 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.SAP Online Help 12. Collaboration Projects 181 . releasing it. You release a project in cProjects. but the internal order in Controlling is locked and therefore it cannot be released automatically. Nevertheless. However. 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. Once you have corrected the reason for the message. For more information. see Controlling Cockpit Documentation.09.2008 You can call the controlling cockpit [Seite 181] in SAP ECC. Here you can find error messages that affect the transfer to Controlling. Therefore. no cost center has been assigned to the unit. the system cannot create the internal order. You assign a responsible organizational unit to a project. Less serious errors that do not prevent you from creating or updating internal orders. You can fix the problem by unlocking the internal order. you should correct these errors at a later point in time.

follow the same procedure as for WBS elements. Automatic)).2008 Single-Object Controlling for Internal Orders Use For more information about the special features of simulations and snapshots. Integration Once the data has been transferred to Controlling. Collaboration Projects 182 . for example. the following only describes automatic account assignment (controlling method Internal Order (Project Definition. Easy Cost Planning (ECP) is only supported in the Controlling version 0. Manual) Internal Order (Project Role. depending on the controlling method you choose. It displays the account assignment object for all planned and actual postings in the project. If you want to use more than one internal order. Prerequisites Your system administrator activated accounting integration for the project type of the current project (see Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Define Project Types). Integrated planning together with an ECP costing is not supported. Therefore. 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. You can start costing directly from cProjects to monitor costs. programs for period-end closing. You use this function to post all costs and revenues for a project to a cost collector. you can use all standard business processes that are available for internal orders. 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. as described under Manual Creation of the Controlling Structure [Seite 185].SAP Online Help 12.09. You can also use multiple internal orders. In this case. Automatic) Internal Order (Structure Element. you have to create and assign them manually. Costing takes place in Controlling and the results are displayed in cProjects. see the “Features” section of Project Versions [Seite 148]. The cost collector is an internal order.

you create a multilevel controlling structure out of WBS elements that serve as cost collectors. No account assignment objects are assigned to the individual project elements. For example.2008 Data Transfer The first time a project is transferred to Controlling. In order to do this. 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.SAP Online Help 12. When the system creates the internal order it simultaneously creates the settlement rule.09. Depending on the settings you made for the project type in Customizing. 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. You decide which tasks or project roles you link to which WBS elements. you assign project roles or tasks. the system automatically creates an internal order. You can do this manually or automatically. There is only one internal order per project. The following graphic explains the function (assignment of tasks): Collaboration Projects 183 . This allows you to control how costs incurred by work or other required capacities are posted to project elements. 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). You can create this structure independently of the project structure in cProjects or you can create a structure that is partly or completely identical. These characteristics are stored for the internal order and are used to find the internal orders for your projects.

09. you first have to delete the assignment and then save the project. Collaboration Projects 184 . 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. When you assign an account assignment element to a cProjects project element. the system transfers this assignment for all lower-level elements down to the level at which an assignment already exists. You can only assign the project elements of a project to the WBS elements of a single PS project. the assignments that were automatically transferred are also changed – assignments adjusted manually are not changed automatically.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. 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. If you create complex multilevel controlling structures manually. If you want to change this assignment.SAP Online Help 12. you can assign different WBS elements of a PS project to different cProjects projects. If you change an assignment. SAP recommends that you only use the evaluations in BI. 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. However. Features You can assign a cProjects project element to a single account assignment element. You can overwrite the default information.

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

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

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

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

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

you create a shopping cart via the Collaboration Projects user interface. the system automatically sets the status to Delivery Completed. 4. 1.SAP Online Help 12. 9. Enter a unit. Prerequisites You can only create a shopping cart for the project elements of projects that have been released. Enter a description of the shopping cart. Enter a description of the shopping cart. 8. 2. 3. 5. Collaboration Projects 190 . as required.09. Creating a Shopping Cart Use To order a material or an external resource in Supplier Relationship Management (SRM). Choose Create Shopping Cart. Enter data in the Internal Information field. You can only cancel it if the shopping cart or parts of the shopping cart have not been delivered yet. This is also indicated in the Delivered column. You can staff a task with an external resource [Seite 191].. 10. Activities You can create [Seite 190] or cancel [Seite 191] a shopping cart. The shopping cart has the status In Preparation if no shopping cart has been created for it in SRM. Enter data in the Internal Information field. Procedure Project Element: Order Material 3. Enter the required quantity. the status in the Shopping Cart column changes to Canceled. as required. Project Role: Order External Resource or Material . Once the shopping cart has been delivered. Choose Projects Resources Shopping Cart Create Shopping Cart. Choose Projects Structure Shopping Cart Create Shopping Cart. If you do this. You can only select ISO units. Once a shopping cart exists in SRM too.2008 The Shopping Cart column shows the current status of the shopping cart. 7. 4. Enter a category. the shopping cart in cProjects has the status In Process. Choose whether you want to order an external resource or a material. Enter a delivery date. You can also cancel the shopping cart created in cProjects. 6.

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. 2. 1. The system only actually cancels the shopping cart when you save the project. 5.. Choose Create Shopping Cart. Choose the Shopping Cart tab page. Enter the required quantity. enter the start date in the From Date field and the finish date in the To Date field. the system can also cancel the shopping cart there. Enter a unit. 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. Depending on how advanced the processing of the shopping cart is in SRM.2008 For an external resource. Collaboration Projects 191 . 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. 6. 9. Choose Cancel Shopping Cart. If you are using a material. You can only select ISO units or ISO time units for materials and external resources. the person responsible in SRM must contact you. Enter a category. for example.09. You cannot set the status of a shopping cart that has already been canceled back to In Process. whether it has been ordered or delivered.SAP Online Help 12. If a direct cancellation is no longer possible in SRM. 3. 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. You can adjust this proposal before you create the shopping cart. 8. Select a shopping cart from the shopping cart overview. 7. enter a delivery date. Procedure .

09. If you cancel the shopping cart for an external resource. You created a control plan template. You use a control plan throughout the entire product life cycle. if required (see Creating a Template [Seite 36]). 1. Procedure Creating a Control Plan . Procedure For more information. To open a control plan.. You cannot select the external resource as the decision maker for approving a phase. 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. you are in the Control Plans initial view or in a project on the Control Plans tab page.2008 Constraints You cannot use the external resource as a responsible resource or as part of the responsible role. 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. You cannot use an external resource for roles with distribution. Select the project for which you want to create a control plan. The function and existing descriptions are oriented towards QS-9000. see Assignment of Project Roles to Tasks [Seite 106]. updating it continuously.SAP Online Help 12. you are in the Control Plans initial view. Collaboration Projects 192 . 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).

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

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

If you are using master inspection characteristics from the QM system. 4. or material you use to check characteristics. Save your entries.ID). 6. device. Select a process name. enter the tool. you specified a process characteristic. enter the plant of the master inspection characteristic. In the dropdown box in the top left area of the screen. You can change the sequence number. Creating Characteristics ..2008 The area is only ready for input if you have created a process step and if the control plan is released. In the dropdown box in the top left area of the screen. You can specify only one of the two characteristics but you must specify one. 3. If you want to change the setting. 7. the category of the characteristic (Class.) as the tool. Creating Tools .SAP Online Help 3.Char. Enter a process description in the Additional Data/Results area. 1.). and prepares the required fields for input. and the system group. 5. and then choose Create. for example. See also: Creating a Control Plan Version [Seite 196] Collaboration Projects 195 . 9. choose Char. Select the tool for which you want to create a characteristic 2. The system creates an entry below the selected process step with the same process number as the process step.. 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 8.09. and prepares the required fields for input. 1. Select the process step for which you want to create a tool. 4. In the Additional Data/Results area. 4. Enter a unique characteristic identification (Char. choose Tool(s) and then choose Create. The system creates an entry below the selected tool with the same process number and sequence number (ToolSeqNo. 12. If. Enter the results in the Additional Data/Results area. 3. you first have to delete the value in the Process Characteristic input field so that the system activates the field for the product characteristic. 2. Select a product or a process characteristic. Choose the tool set you require under Tool Set. the system deactivates the Product Characteristic input field. automatically assigns a sequence number to the tool (ToolSeqNo.).

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

See also: Documents [Seite 198] Integration with SAP Document Management [Seite 203] Collaboration Projects 197 . 3.09. This also gives you the option of managing your documents in Microsoft® Windows File Explorer. "project" is synonymous with "initiative" in the following sections. If you are working with initiatives.SAP Online Help 12. You receive a success message once the system has created the object in the SAP system. Work with Documents Use You can manage your documents in cProjects using both the cProjects document management function and document management (SAP DMS). The filter determines which data from the control plan is transferred. The relevant functions can be found in the SAP menu under Logistics Quality Management Quality Planning Inspection Planning Inspection Plan and Routing. Set a filter. You want to classify your documents. Procedure 1.2008 You can only generate objects for control plans that have been released. 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. You want to exchange your documents between DMS and cProjects. we recommend that you use the document management function in cProjects. 2. You opened a control plan in the Control Plans initial view. In all other cases. You want to map your project structure via the DMS document structure. Choose Generate Objects. Call the SAP system to call the inspection plans or routings and edit them.

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

enter a different folder name. 6. The system creates your new folder. In the New Folder area. . If you want to check in the document to the system. 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 . Save your entries. if necessary.09. Enter a Description and assign a Status. navigate to the place where you want to assign a document. You can then edit [Seite 199] the new folder. If you want to create a link to the document. Change the document name. Choose New Document. navigate to the project element to which you want to assign a document. Note that the following characters should not be used in the name: üäöÜÄÖß?!"§/()={}[]\*<> 7. 12. 4. In the Document Folder column. 3.2008 Note that the following characters should not be used in the name: üäöÜÄÖß?!"§/()={}[]\*<> 5. Assigning a Document 1. Save your entries. You can edit the document [Seite 199] and assign authorizations [Seite 245]. 8. enter the file path in the URL field and then choose Check In As URL. 5. Choose New Folder. In the structure tree. enter the file path in the File field and then choose Check In. if required. 2. The system switches to the detailed information for the document and copies the document name to the document data. Result The system checks in the document as a new content version [Seite 202].. Choose Continue. 4.SAP Online Help 3.

2. Procedure Changing Document and Folder Data . Save your entries. In the Document Folder column. 2. Deleting a Document or Folder Note that when you delete a folder.. navigate to the place where you want to insert the folder or document. 1. In the Document Folder column. Copying and Pasting a Document or Folder . In the Document Folder column. In the Document Folder column. 5. Save your entries. 3. 1. Save your entries.. navigate to a document or folder.. Collaboration Projects 200 .SAP Online Help 12. 3. navigate to a document or folder. Save your entries. 1. Choose Paste. Choose Delete. 4. The system creates a copy of the document there. navigate to a document or folder.09. The system moves the document. In the Document Folder column. 3. Choose Cut. . 4. 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. 1. Change the data.2008 Upload documents Display and change linked files Prerequisites You assigned documents and created folders [Seite 198] for a project element. 2. Cutting and Pasting a Document or Folder . Choose Copy. . In the Document Folder column. 2. 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. Choose Paste. 3. You are editing a project element and are on the Documents tab page.. 4. 5. the system also deletes all subdocuments and subfolders..

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

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

you can include a document structure in the folder of an SAP DMS project status report and send it together with the report.2008 Integration with SAP Document Management Use You can manage your documents using document management (SAP DMS) and exchange documents between DMS and cProjects. You can create new document info records (with or without templates) and link them to project elements simultaneously. You can open the application by clicking the document number from the document structure display or the link overview. It is part of SAP PLM and SAP ERP.09. Integration You can create collaborations [Extern] straight from the documents in SAP DMS or add documents to existing collaborations. Then use the Entire Document Structure function to insert a document structure in document structures that are linked to superior project elements. You can group the document structures for the individual project elements together to form an entire document structure that reflects the project structure. 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. We recommend that you install SAP Easy Document Management 3. you will see all the document structures of lower-level project elements.SAP Online Help 12.00 or a higher release on your PC. You can exchange documents between cProjects and SAP DMS. See also: Working with Document Info Records [Seite 204] Collaboration Projects 203 . Furthermore. Then click the file name to display the document or download it to your PC. Features You can link project elements to existing document info records via an SAP DMS object link. Document management (SAP DMS) corresponds to the SAP application component CA-DMS. 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 insert documents from an existing collaboration in the document structure of a DMS folder that is linked to a project element. If you display the document structure of a document info record that is linked to a superior project element.

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

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

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. Collaboration Projects 206 . The integration with Microsoft Windows File Explorer provides users with a user interface comparable to the user interface of a file server. 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. SAP NetWeaver portal drive This WebDAV application connects Microsoft Windows File Explorer to a configured cProjects or cFolders repository. 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. 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.SAP Online Help 3. Your system administrator for the cProjects or cFolders system defines the WebDAV access in Customizing for cFolders or cProjects. You install the portal drive on your PC. You can then process this data using functions provided by SAP Knowledge Management (for example. folders and documents). For more information about the portal drive connection. 12. see Technical Description and Configuration Information [Seite 209].09. To close the area. using an external WebDAV-compatible application. 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. choose Hide. 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. For more information about the necessary configuration steps.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. the cross-repository search function).

For more information. irrespective of the user-specific language setting in the cProjects or cFolders system. checklist. 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. Languagedependent texts are output in the language of the current session in the cProjects or cFolders system. he or she requires special authorization in the cProjects or cFolders system. Structure Elements Application Project structure from cProjects Structure Elements Project elements: project definition. Entry Objects Collaboration Projects 207 . phase. the WebDAV interface cannot transfer the data correctly. Authorizations A WebDAV application must authenticate itself each time it sends a request to the cProjects or cFolders system. work area Root folder. 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. change. Otherwise. 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.09. task Folder Document The system only displays documents that are also displayed on the Documents tab page in the standard system. If the WebDAV request is issued by KM in the portal. or delete data via the external WebDAV application. 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.2008 Language A WebDAV application creates a session in the cProjects or cFolders system. If the user wants to create. see Technical Description and Configuration Information [Seite 209]. the user-specific language setting in the cProjects or cFolders system determines the language of the session. checklist item.SAP Online Help 12. 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. You make the language setting by choosing System User Profile Own Data. 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. The user must enter his or her user name and password for the system.

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

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

In the portal. but only if an error occurs. see SAP Library under Creating an Alias and Logging on to an SAP Web Application Server. 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). 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. Index service (only for cProjects. In the standard process. the data that was buffered in a session is very quickly lost. You specify this user here. If you do not enter a value for the refresh time. Indicator for activating the WebDAV interface for cProjects or cFolders (mandatory) Settings for the WebDAV Interface. For more information. you set up the communication between a WebDAV application and a cProjects and/or cFolders repository. Note the information in the Implementation Guide (IMG). Documents Settings for the WebDAV Interface. 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. the WebDAV interface programs then have to read data from the database more frequently and this is detrimental to the system performance. Collaboration Projects 210 . see Defining the WebDAV URL [Seite 212] and the Implementation Guide (IMG). For example. For indexing (search function). This number is part of the URL required for communication with the WebDAV application. 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. Make Settings for the WebDAV Interface (mandatory) In this IMG activity.2008 If you enter a low value. the buffered data is not read again on a regular basis. a user is required who has read authorization for all the projects below the entry node.SAP Online Help 12. optional): This setting is only relevant if you use Knowledge Management in the SAP NetWeaver Portal as a WebDAV application.09. For more information about the WebDAV URL. you have to map the user who carries out indexing to the user you entered for the index service in the cProjects system. Process Flow Executing IMG Activities in cProjects and cFolders You make the system settings either in Customizing for cProjects or for cFolders.

. For more information. For more information. Configuration of a WebDAV Repository Manager Configure a WebDAV repository manager in the portal. The user must have administrator rights on the computer on which you want to install the portal drive. 1. Create a memory cache. 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. Choose Singleton.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. Enter a System ID for your cProjects or cFolders system (for example. 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. . Once the portal drive has been installed. see SAP Library under Knowledge Management Administration Guide System Administration System Configuration Content Management Configuration Utilities Caches and Components and Their Caches. See Technical Description and Configuration Information [Seite 209].. Enter a similar value to the refresh time for the Default Time-to-Live. For more information.. The Capacity value depends on the number of frequently used resources within the repository. For more information. using the following steps: . you have to configure a WebDAV repository manager in the portal.09. 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. 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). see Configuration of a WebDAV Repository Manager [Seite 211].SAP Online Help 12. QPL). 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. the user does not need any administrator rights to use the software. . see the Implementation Guide (IMG). Collaboration Projects 211 . 2.

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

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

wdf. For more information about the functions.corp:44331/qpl090-webdav/cfx/cwn Business Package for Design Collaboration 60. Features The following tables list the functions you can use to edit the objects from the project structures and collaboration structures. 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. 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. cProjects Objects d.sap. Create b.09. add the following character string to the WebDAV URL: /cfx Example: http://pwdf0500. If you have installed a portal drive.2 If you are using this business package and have integrated collaborations from a cFolders 3. see Function Details [Seite 216]. Function c.wdf.SAP Online Help 12. you can edit these structures with the user interface in Knowledge Management. Prerequisites See Integration with a WebDAV Client [Seite 206] and Technical Description and Configuration Information [Seite 209].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. Editing Functions for cProjects Objects a. Folder Collaboration Projects 214 .2008 cFolders Add the following character string to the first part of the WebDAV URL: /cfx/cwn Example: http://pwdf0500.sap. you can conveniently edit these structures in the familiar environment of the Microsoft Windows File Explorer user interface. If you have configured a WebDAV repository manager in the SAP NetWeaver Portal for the cProjects or cFolders repository.1 system in the collaboration room. For example.

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

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

For example. The user does not have read authorization for this object and therefore. cFolders In the standard system. A user who has read authorization for all the objects in folder A (for example. Creating and Renaming Objects via the WebDAV Interface When folders or documents are created or renamed via the WebDAV interface. This check only produces the correct result if the user has all the necessary authorizations and can see all the objects in the folder. In order to identify the existing objects correctly. you can implement and activate the CFX_UNIQUE_FOL_NAMES BAdI in Customizing for Collaboration Folders.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. If you do this. 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.09. the user for indexing) will then receive an error message for the content of folder A. you can create folders with the same name by means of the user interface of the cFolders application or using the APIs. 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. the WebDAV application checks whether the new name is unique. If. For more information. If this user wants to create a new document with the name AB.doc in folder A.doc. the system issues an error message when the user tries to create a folder with the same name as an existing one. 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. see Customizing for Collaboration Folders under Business AddIns (BAdIs) Check Whether Duplicate Folder Names Can Be Created. We recommend that all users who edit documents and folders in a collection have read authorization for all the objects in this collection. The default implementation supplied by the system can be found in the class CFX_UNIQUE_FOL_NAMES_DEFAULT. objects with the same name are permitted. the user is editing folder A. this causes errors in WebDAV applications. do not use the WebDAV interface. cannot see it. If you want to avoid duplicate names. Displaying Existing Objects via the WebDAV Interface If two documents or folders with the same name exist in a single folder. Collaboration Projects 217 .SAP Online Help 12. This folder contains the document AB.

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

Your system administrator has permitted the use of collaborations for the current project type (see Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Structure Define Project Types). 2. In Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Structure Define Project Types. 1. see Design Collaboration with cFolders [Extern]. Procedure .. 1. 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 . 1.. 2.09. Choose Create. You installed and configured cFolders. For more information about cFolders. The data from the external WebDAV application is transferred to the WebDAV application of the cProjects or cFolders system via the WebDAV interface. 3.. 2. You installed and configured cFolders. select the project element for which you want to create a collaboration. Prerequisites . you selected the cFolders checkbox in the Collaboration group box. If you are working with initiatives. In the structure tree [Seite 41]. You cannot make any changes if you opened a snapshot. Collaboration Projects 219 . You are in the detail view of a project on the Collaborations tab page. "project" is synonymous with "initiative" in the following sections. 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.SAP Online Help 12.2008 7.

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

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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

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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.

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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 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.

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

You can use categories to filter the rooms in the room directory in the SAP Enterprise Portal. Prerequisites You have selected the xRPM indicator in Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Structure Define Project Types.09. the room members receive an e-mail informing them that they are assigned to the room and they receive a link to the room. you have to delete this assignment manually in cProjects too. If you delete a room that is assigned to a project element in cProjects. If you select Send Confirmation. choose Create Room in the lower half of the Collaborations tab page and enter your data.SAP Online Help 12. 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. You can also delete the room. You can also assign phases in cProjects to decision points in SAP xRPM at a lower level. see Related Objects Management [Extern]. Collaboration Projects 227 . You can display the assigned SAP xRPM objects in cProjects by means of the Portfolio Data tab page. these members do not automatically have access to the contents of cProjects because cProjects authorizations are required for this. you can assign projects to portfolio items in SAP xApp Resource and Portfolio Management (xRPM). If you add room members to a room in the Portal. DMS documents are not available. Integration with SAP xRPM Use In cProjects. For more information.2008 Click Detail to display the room’s administrative data. Activities To create a room. All cProjects documents of the project element for which you are creating the room are available in the room once it has been created. You can do this manually. This assignment is the basis for a synchronization between the objects in cProjects and SAP xRPM. 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 transfer other documents to the report folder that you can send together with the report.50 Basic Settings for cProjects Business Customizing Preparing the Creation of Project Status Reports. The reports are created as interactive PDF documents and stored either in cProjects or in document management (DMS) depending on the Customizing settings. SAP DMS) .SAP Online Help 12. the system generates a folder when creating a status report and the report is stored in this folder. You have write authorization for the project. You can send the reports that have been created by e-mail. to conveniently and easily keep stakeholders informed about the current status of 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. If you want to store the reports in cProjects. Procedure Creating Project Status Reports (Document Management. for example. 1.09. The name of the folder is made up of the name of the template you are using and a sequence number. However. If you want to store the reports in document management. You have installed Adobe Acrobat Reader® on your computer. 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.2008 Project Status Reports Use You use this function to summarize project data in reports and store them as project status reports.. the system creates a separate folder for each status report. Once you have sent a report. These can contain different kinds of data. you can either create your own document info records or store the reports in the document info records that already exist. For more information. Prerequisites Your system administrator has made the necessary settings for using project status reports in Customizing for Collaboration Projects. 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. see SAP Solution Manager under Solutions/Applications SAP PLM Configuration Structures SAP cProject Suite 4. Choose one of the following options: Collaboration Projects 228 .

choose Create Status Report and enter the data for the link. Select a template. see Working with Document Info Records [Seite 204]. open the document structure of a document info record and choose Create Status Report.SAP Online Help 12. choose Create Link.. if required. Choose Save to save the report or Save & Send to send [Seite 230] the report straight away. Enter a comment. 5. If comments already exist that you do not want to reuse. The system then inserts the new status report directly below the document structure header. The system creates and displays the report. The project status report is only created after the project has been saved in document management (DMS). choose Delete Comments. if required (see details above). If you want to reuse the comments the next time you edit the report. This applies to both steps. Save the project. 2. Select a template. 4. For more information on creating the link. To create a new status report in an existing folder. Choose New Status Report.09. 3. Choose Preview. 1. 6. the system only displays the new info record when you save the project and choose Refresh. 2. If you create a link to a new document info record. choose Transfer Comments. Choose Preview. To create a new document link first and then create the status report in the next step. The comments no longer appear the next time you call the status report. 4. The system creates and displays the report. Enter a comment. 5. 3. The project status report is also only created after the project has been saved in document management (DMS).2008 To create a new status report and a new document link at the same time. Choose Continue or Send to send [Seite 230] the report straight away. See also: Editing Project Status Reports [Seite 230] Collaboration Projects 229 . Creating Project Status Reports (cProjects) .

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

Prerequisites Your system administrator defined evaluations and made the required settings (see Customizing for Collaboration Projects Evaluations).2008 Editing Documents in a Report (Only for Storage in cProjects) . For more information about other editing options. The use of aggregated values allows you to tell at a glance if threshold value violations exist somewhere in the project. in the favorites list [Seite 24] and the project list [Seite 25] on the start page.SAP Online Help 12. You can create evaluations for both operational projects and project versions [Seite 148] by making the appropriate selection under Evaluations for. In order for data to be stored in the background. Select a document. Your system administrator scheduled regular data extraction in the background in the SAP Menu under Collaboration Projects Evaluations Extract Project Evaluations. Furthermore. Choose Detail to go to the detail view of the documents. 2. If a project contains a mirrored task [Seite 142].09. Data is saved in the background if you start a manual evaluation or if a background program is performing an evaluation. the threshold values appear on the Status tab page for a project element (see Status Information for Project Element [Seite 257]). for example. 1. for the current project type (see Customizing for Collaboration Projects Structure Define Project Types). 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. When you create an evaluation. Integration Evaluation results are used to highlight critical projects. You can branch from an evaluation directly to the corresponding project. You can base your evaluation on the current project data or the last version of the data that was saved in the background. see Documents [Seite 198]. 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. this is taken into account during the evaluation.. Evaluations Use Evaluations give you an overview of your project data. Collaboration Projects 231 . The system displays the document data. the system checks whether predefined threshold values [Extern] have been violated.

both automatic and aggregated. 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. the highest severity of a project element is the highest severity out of all your own severities. You can display data from the evaluated project in the results view. this is the highest degree of severity for a project element irrespective of whether there are higher automatic severities.SAP Online Help 12. Collaboration Projects 232 .2008 The aggregated value of a project element is the highest severity of the subordinate elements or of the corresponding project element itself. When you do this. the aggregated value is produced as follows: If a manual severity exists. If no manual severity exists. a severity that is set manually. takes precedence over one set automatically. you can switch between the aggregated data and the data that has not been aggregated. however.09. Therefore.

choose the icon next to the project element. Open the Evaluations initial view and go to the Evaluation tab page. 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. If there are multiple violations of threshold values.SAP Online Help 12. 4. . 2. Choose Evaluations. 3. the one with the highest severity is displayed. Expand the project structure if necessary. Your system administrator scheduled regular data extraction in the background in the SAP menu under Collaboration Projects Evaluations Extract Project Evaluations. Enter the project or project version you want to evaluate. You have the following options: If you want to create an evaluation or display a saved evaluation. Procedure Creating Evaluations .2008 Prerequisites Your system administrator defined the evaluations and made the required settings (see Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Evaluations). 2. To view information about a threshold value violation.. 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. The system creates the evaluation and displays the results in the lower screen area. Choose Current Data or Saved Data to specify the data on which you want to base the evaluation. 3. In order for data to be stored in the background. Select the evaluation you want to create.. 1. Display the severities: You can also display them in aggregated form by choosing Aggregated. in Customizing for Collaboration Projects by choosing Structure Define Project Types. Checking Evaluation Results The lower screen area displays the project data on which the evaluation is based. You have authorization for the authorization object CPRO_EVAL for the evaluations you want to use.09. You can obtain information about this violation if you position your mouse on the icon. select an evaluation from the favorites dashboard. 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. 1. Collaboration Projects 233 .

1. 4. If you only want to export the parts of the project structure that are expanded. Optional: Add evaluations that you use often to your favorites list. 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. Open a project or navigate to the project definition in an open project. Choose Check in the general functions. 1.2008 The system displays the information in the right-hand screen area. 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. The system creates the evaluations defined in Customizing and updates the icons accordingly. 3. Procedure . However. the system does not generate a link for every element type. Carry out an evaluation. choose Export All. 5. However. 2. 2.. 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. 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. To return to the data of a project element.. choose Export. click the project element. the system displays all of them. 3. The data is saved in the background and is available for other evaluations (see the "Creating Evaluations" section). 4. Collaboration Projects 234 . 6.09. Creating an Evaluation from Project Processing . To export all evaluation data.SAP Online Help 12. If there is more than one threshold value violation for the same project element.

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

The decision makers grant or reject the individual approval based on the approval document. select it and then choose Remove from Favorites. the maintenance of data for a phase is limited. Once a phase has been approved you can begin processing the following phase. The decision makers grant their individual approvals or reject them [Seite 238]. An approval cannot be withdrawn once it has been granted. your system administrator can configure the settings in Customizing for Collaboration Projects so that no approval is necessary. the system assigns digital signatures using the private key of the user certificate. you can only confirm tasks that are not relevant to the approval. You do this under Define Phase Types. For example. From then on you cannot change the phase data. Collaboration Projects 236 . The project leader rejects the approval of the phase. The approval is made by any number of decision makers. For more information.2008 Features The icon in the Criticality Level column shows whether an evaluation produced a threshold value violation and how severe the violation is. 4. Approving a Phase Purpose Approvals are part of phases in a project. This document contains all approval-relevant information and cannot be changed at this point. defined by the project leader.SAP Online Help 12. The project leader creates an approval [Seite 237]. the column is empty. If you click this link.. if appropriate [Seite 240]. 1. There is no need to enter a user and password. Activities To delete an object from the favorites list. see Creating and Displaying Evaluations [Seite 232]. The project leader begins the approval [Seite 238]. They document that goals were attained during a phase which are required for the successor phases or for completing a project. However. 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.. The decision makers can sign a document independently of one another and in any order. Process Flow . You can display the result of the evaluation on the Evaluation tab page by clicking the link. 2. you can complete the project. The system displays the Execute link in the Current Evaluation column. When you use signatures with user certificates. unless your system administrator has made different settings. If no saved data exists. 3. that is. After the approval. The system uses signatures for individual approvals to ensure that the decision has actually been made by the correct decision maker: Normally. Once the last phase has been approved. The phase can only be ultimately approved if all individual approvals have been granted.09. The phase is formally completed once it has the status [Seite 252] Completed. The system displays the date of the last data extraction in the Saved Data column.

Enter a name for the approval and add a comment as required.2008 Until the phase has been approved. 6. 8. The system automatically enters the approval version: You cannot change it. Choose Transfer. Choose Create.. 3.09. Add other decision makers. Procedure . to determine decision makers. You cannot specify an organization as the decision maker. for example. 12. The phase type of the relevant phase requires an approval (see Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Structure Define Phase Types). The Decision Maker dropdown box contains all project participants who match these criteria. 5. Note that you can only specify roles to which a person with a user name has been assigned as decision makers. Collaboration Projects 237 . Go to the Decision Maker tab page and choose Add. 1. Prerequisites You created project roles (see Creating a Project Role [Seite 97]). Select a person as the Decision Maker. Creating an Approval Use Before you can begin the approval process you must create an approval. 7. as required.SAP Online Help 5. You opened a project for processing (see Opening a Project or Project Version [Seite 17]). Select the project role you want to add as the decision maker. you must have assigned a person by the time you want to begin the approval. The system enters the role and the assigned person as the decision maker. You can change the person at a later date. the project leader can cancel the approval [Seite 239] at any time. 2. However. The system offers you the required entry fields. The project leader grants the approval of the phase [Seite 241]. 4. Save your entries. You can also assign the decision maker at a later date. You selected a phase in the structure tree [Seite 41] of the project and are on the Approval tab page. The project leader begins the approval again [Seite 240]. 6.

Collaboration Projects 238 . 3. The decision makers can grant or reject the individual approval [Seite 238]. if required. Beginning an Approval Prerequisites You created an approval and entered a decision maker (see Creating an Approval [Seite 237]). 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. The system starts the approval process: It creates an approval document containing all phase-relevant data. Create a comment. Procedure Granting an Individual Approval .09.. Procedure . Once all prerequisites have been met. 1. Choose Begin Approval. The approval appears in the Approvals initial view for the decision makers.. Prerequisites You opened an individual approval in the Approvals initial view.SAP Online Help 12. Your system administrator must make the relevant settings if you want to use a digital signature with a user certificate for the individual approval. The phase receives the status For Approval.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]). 2. You opened a project for editing (see Opening a Project or Project Version [Seite 17]) and are on the Approval tab page. Check the approval document. 1. In the structure tree [Seite 41] navigate to the phase you want to approve. 2. you can begin the approval [Seite 238].

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

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

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

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

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

actual finish date. Create. 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. Individual users carry more weight than user groups and user groups carry more weight than roles. for example.09. object links. result. edit. status Task: Actual start date. even if he or she has the authorization for a superior object. 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. severity. If you want to delete the project element. write. percentage complete.2008 The so-called order of authorization holders represents a prioritization of authorizations. occurrence. Authorizations The following project-specific authorizations are available: No authorization This authorization withdraws all authorizations for an object from a user. for example. 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. in this case. Create. 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. and control plans for a project element. and delete collaborations. a single user has write authorization for a task and acquires read authorization for the same task via a user group. status Change the status of a checklist. you require write authorization for the superior project element and administrative authorization for the document itself. detection. and delete documents for a project element. This is important if a user has acquired a number of different authorizations for an object via different authorization holders. edit. Collaboration Projects 244 . If. confirmation. Prioritization also applies to inherited authorizations.SAP Online Help Prioritizing Authorizations 12. Admin You receive this authorization automatically from the system when you create a project. the authorization of the single user applies.

Collaboration Projects 245 . 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. he or she will not be able to open a project element even if they have authorization to do so. Staffing manager If you are a staffing manager. Read This authorization enables you to display all data for the project element or document. the system checks for each displayed object whether the project participant has at least read authorization. or grant approvals Create relationships for tasks Change the status of the project definition or phase The authorization includes read authorization. you can grant the following authorizations for the project definition: Evaluate This authorization enables you to perform evaluations for the project. or read. In addition to admin. Otherwise. 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. Accounting If you already have admin authorization. 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.SAP Online Help 12. Candidate manager If you are a candidate manager.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. you can carry out costing and display data from accounting with this authorization. write. When you perform the evaluation.09. Resource management This authorization enables you to find and assign resources in a project. cancel.

the system checks whether it can assign a unique user and then adds the missing data automatically if possible. 1.2008 Here you can assign authorizations for an object or change authorizations. 5. Enter the data of the new authorization holder. but the roles that your system administrator created in SAP authorization management. When you create an operational project in the template they are copied to the project. Add more authorization holders or close the input area. but in the operational project.09. Change the authorizations in the table. change.SAP Online Help 12. A search function is also available. Changing Authorizations . Collaboration Projects 246 . The system opens an input area. Procedure Adding Authorization Holders . see Authorizations [Seite 242]. You save your entries by saving the project. 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. Choose Copy. 3. In the authorization holder type Roles. Select one or more authorizations from the search results. Choose Add.. You can use placeholders (* and +) here too. For more information.. 2. or delete authorizations. If you enter incomplete data and choose Enter. You cannot make any changes if you opened a snapshot. 4. You need at least read authorization for a user group to be able to use it in a project. the roles are not the project roles you can create yourself in cProjects. 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. The authorizations you enter for templates are only authorization templates: They are not used for the authorization check in the template.

Procedure 1. Choose Save to save the authorization you created to the database. . Result The system adds the new administration authorization to the table of existing authorizations and issues a success message. Select an object category. Therefore. or document or you need superuser [Seite 250] authorization.. displays the existing authorizations in a table. Deleting Authorization Holders Note that you can only delete authorizations at the level at which you assigned them. If the user is already entered as an administrator. The table is only displayed in change mode here. The system checks whether the user exists. Select a user or enter the name of the user in the relevant input field. or No Authorization. you cannot delete inherited authorizations. If the object 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). Collaboration Projects 247 . The system checks whether the object exists and if it does.09. the system issues an error message. the system issues an error message. If the user does not exist. document. user group. Select the required object or enter its name in the relevant input field. Read. 3. the system issues an error message. Select an authorization holder in the list and choose Delete. and project.SAP Online Help 12. Prerequisites To create new authorizations. Write. This is possible for the object categories user group. You can only create a new administration authorization once the object and user have been correctly selected or entered. 4. You also require change authorization for the project. Assigning Administration Authorization Use Here you can create administration authorization for individual users.2008 You cannot change your own authorizations for Admin. 2.

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

the system sends an e-mail to each substitute affected. Your substitute is assigned the same authorizations as you. In this field. 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. The project member who you assigned as a substitute receives a copy of this e-mail. In the My Substitutes view. you are participating in the project. When you create or delete a substitute. or Checklist Items initial views when you choose the Substitutes view from the dropdown box. The substitute remains in the project until you delete his or her name from the list of substitutes. For more information. the Substitute For field contains your name only. As the substitute. The same prerequisites apply to the list of your projects as to the project list [Seite 25]. 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. and your business partner is linked to your user. the system displays the name of the user in the Substitute For field but does not display the affected project in the Substitute table. 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. you see the projects for which you are acting as a substitute in the Projects. select the name of the project member for whom you want to define substitutes. The Substitute For field displays all users that are assigned to at least one project role in at least one of these projects. The substitute remains in the project until you or the relevant project member deletes the name of the substitute from the list of substitutes. 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. Tasks. 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. In the As Project Lead view. see SAP Note 999529. Collaboration Projects 249 .09. 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. 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.

Therefore. and the administrative tasks have to be given to another person.SAP Online Help 12. control plans. a superuser can grant another user administration authorization for the object. Status of the Project Definition Definition The following statuses exist for the project definition: Collaboration Projects 250 . 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]. for example. and templates in cProjects can have various processing statuses. In this case. Status Management Use Project elements. However. 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.09. These are represented by statuses in the system.2008 Superuser Use This scenario allows you to bypass the authorization concept in cProjects and cFolders. we recommend that you only use it if absolutely necessary. it may be that no authorization holder with administration authorization is available due to illness. At least one person is always assigned to an object who has administration authorization for this object. Prerequisites To grant a user superuser rights.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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