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

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Activity Types and Statistical Key Figures

Activity types and statistical key figures are the last two types of master data maintained within Cost Center Accounting. Each type is important to tracing and allocating internal activity within the Controlling-module environment. Activity types are used by SAP to allocate, both directly and indirectly, expenses based upon an amount of output for a given cost center. The activity type becomes the vehicle through which the quantities are tracked. Examples of activity quantities include the following:

  • Production hours
  • Lbs. produced
  • Energy consumed in kWh

Statistical key figures help the user track activity in another manner. Key figures are designed to be used in reporting and analysis and assist in ...

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