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PLM Project System (PS)

Customizing for Easy Cost Planning (ECP)

Easy Cost Planning (or simply ECP) represents one of the planning methods available in SAP PS module.  In reality ECP is a cross-functional environment being also available for other objects outside of PS module.  It is probably the most user-friendly planning environment available in standard SAP ECC and quite often …

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Authorization according to Project Profile

Business Case: When Business wants to give access for projects according to any specific object which is not given by SAP Standard than we have to create Custom Authorization Object to suffice this requirement. I have encountered a situation where Business wants to restrict users on basis of Project Profile …

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Archival – Appropriation Request

Appropriation Request – Archival process I have posted some queries regarding archival of appropriation request , I did get some replies, but was unsuccessful in my attempt , since no clear directions , how to archive was not there. I take this opportunity to thank those people made me to …

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SAP Results Analysis for Beginners

SAP Results Analysis for Beginners: When I was picking up Project systems skills, Results Analysis was one of my challenging areas to understand. In this document, I tried to explain RA in a simpler manner with Professional services scenario. Why Results Analysis? In any customer projects with more lead time …

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Results Analysis – Completed Contract Method (CCM)

     Results analysis (RA) was developed for companies with long-term projects/orders. Normally projects/orders are regarded as long-term if it takes more than one year to complete.  For controlling requirements or for balance sheet purposes (refer to accounting principles), such objects need to be valuated at regular intervals (normally monthly).  With …

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Progress Analysis with SKF in PS

This document is to briefly explain the way progress of a project/wbs in terms of POC is calculated when planning is performed based on SKF. There is no detail business scenario as this document is mainly to see the steps involved in using the SKF to check the progress of …

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Generate settlement rules for Network Activities

The purpose of this document is to cover configuration steps required for automatic generation of settlement rules for Network Activities.  The settlement process for Network Activities is a common requirement for CAPEX projects for example, because the AuC has direct link with the WBS-element, so eventually you need to gather …

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Period mapping to calendar month.

When you do progress analysis or check information report base on period, you may want to know what calender month is matching with what period. Then you can follow the following steps to check it: Find the controlling area of the object in the object master, for example, CJ20N for …

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SAP PS Tables

SAP Project systems is integrated with almost all the modules in SAP. I have prepared this diagram to represent the integration using database tables and their relationships. Project definition is the center of universe in project systems. Just follow the arrow mark towards Project definition table PROJ. The relation ship …

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Status Combination Codes in WBS

Use / Overview: From SAP Library (Status Combination Code – Structures – SAP Library) Project managers and members must be able to access information about project elements with certain status combinations. By using status combination codes, the system can quickly find project elements with specific status combinations. The system stores …

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Scheduling a background job: CJI3

Hi I just created a document to schedule a background job. I have taken CJI3 report for job schedule. We can also use CJEN ,CJBN etc. to schedule job accordingly. Step1: Enter t-code: CJI3 Step2:                          Select layout with “/” special character. Step3: Enter layout which you created earlier and create …

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SAP PS – Configure Budget Availability Control

Purpose The purpose of this document is to document the entire Configuration required for Budget Availability Control (BAC) including Budget Profile and Tolerance Limits. At the end of the document, examples of BAC response based on the tolerance limit set are documented. General Information The configuration for BAC can be …

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Writing Validations in Project System

Writing Validations in SAP Project System This document will help to understand how to write validations for Projects / WBS Elements. In few cases the requirement would be to restrict certain things based on some other parameters while creating projects in SAP PS. To achieve this, SAP has provided option …

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