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

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Assignments in Profit Center Accounting

Profit Center Accounting is in some sense a parasite. It generates very few transactional postings itself, relying instead on the data being generated by other sources, such as goods movements through production and receiving, billing documents through sales, and other postings that will receive FI accounting treatment. These external transactions update PCA through object assignments. The assignments are an important facet to configuring PCA because, without them, a properly established environment will never include all the data necessary for reporting.

It has already been established in earlier chapters that cost centers and internal orders all require a profit center assignment at creation time when ...

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