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New Functions in CO-PA in Releases 4.0 and 4.5
Unit 1 General Topics
Unit 2 Structures Unit 3 Master Data

Unit 4 Flows of Actual Values
Unit 5 Planning Unit 6 Reporting

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Rel. 4.0+4.5

Enhancements in Data Structuring
Overview of Functions  Greater flexibility in defining characteristics and value fields  New user interface for defining operating concerns  Using the template to create/copy operating concerns  Customizing reset/deleting an operating concern

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Rel. 4.0

Structures in Profitability Analysis
Data from Business Transactions
Sales region Product group Customer group State District Sales rep. Product Customer
NORTH ELECTRONICS Wholesale

Illinois
Chicago Miller Prod1

Characteristics
Revenue

CO-PA line item

Cust1

Revenues Sales deductions Expected freight Cost of gds mfd

800 130 70

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Profit Cust1

Value fields
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Cust2

Cust3

Rel. 4.0

New User Interface for Defining Characteristics

Customer characteristics

Characteristics from SAP tables Customer Material group group

User-defined characteristics

Predefined characteristics (SAP samples) SAP characteristics Fixed characteristics

Important
• Characteristics are valid in all clients • Characteristics are available for all operating concerns
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Rel. 4.0

Categories of Characteristics
Characteristic... …transfer from an SAP table …user-defined Description
Reference to a table field (e.g. material group in mat. master)

Value Definition
(A) in other applications (e.g. MM)

Derivation
(A)automatic

CO-PA-specific fields with no origin in the system
Sample characteristics contained in the standard system Obligatory characteristics required by the standard system (e.g. company code, plant)

(B) in CO-PA

(B) CO-PA derivation of characteristics
(A) or (B)

…predefined

(A) or (B)

…fixed characteristics

in other applications (e.g. organizational structures)

automatic

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Rel. 4.5

Transfer "Product Hierarchy" from an SAP Table
Which levels of the product hierarchy are relevant?
Material master (MVKE) Product hierarchy (PRODH)

Create characteristic

Add them to operating concern

Prod.hier. level 1

Operating concern
- Product hierarchy level 1 - Product hierarchy level 2 - Product hierarchy level 3

Prod.hier. level 2

Prod.hier. level 3

Technical information: Pick field: MVKE-PAPH3

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Rel. 4.5

Transfer "Region" from an SAP Table
Create characteristic Add it to operating concern

Customer Master (KNA1) REGION (REGIO)

Operating concern

Region

- Country & region

Technical information: Pick field: KNA1-PAREG

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Other New Functions for Defining Characteristics and Value Fields
 Easy to change texts for characteristics and value fields  Greater flexibility in generating characteristics

Characteristics without fixed characteristic values and validity checks Characteristics that reference existing check tables (technical data elements)

 Greater flexibility in generating value fields

You can treat value fields in reporting as balances by defining them as noncumulative over periods (such as an "average" or "last" value) (This function does not influence how the data is updated)
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Rel. 4.0

Steps in Defining an Operating Concern
(3) Create operating concern(s)

OpCo1

OpCo2

Field Catalog
Cust. grp

Region
(1) Create characteristics (2) Create value fields

Cust.spec. char.

Transferred characteristics

User-defined characteristics

User-defined value fields

SAP char.

Predefined characteristics
Predefined value fields

Fixed characteristics

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Rel. 4.5

Using Templates to Create/Copy Operating Concerns

SAP
sample operating concerns (currently IDES)

Customer Systems
SAP sample Live operating concern

Copy/ Modify

Demos

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Rel. 4.0

Customizing Reset / Deleting an Operating Concern Steps for Deleting
 Delete assignments to controlling areas

Operating concern

 Delete Customizing settings in all clients  Delete generated environment  Delete generated structures  Delete unused characteristics and value fields
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