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Configuring SAP® ERP Financial and Controlling by John Burger, Peter Jones

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The Operating Concern

If you have chosen to implement either account-based or costing-based Profitability Analysis (CO-PA), you must configure an operating concern. The operating concern is the main organizational unit within CO-PA. It is utilized as a management tool to analyze specific markets or business segments. As with the controlling area, we will complete the configuration in two steps. With this first step, you will establish a name and description for the operating concern. We’ll show how to do the complete configuration in Chapter 12, “Profitability Analysis.”

Be aware that much of your operating concern configuration is client independent. The configuration completed in one client will have an impact on all clients in your development ...

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