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 Deleting Profit Centers (Individual Processing) 

You can delete a profit center in the Profit Center Accounting application menu, under Master Data

® Profit Center ® Individual Processing ® Delete.


Before deleting the profit center, the system carries out a number of checks.

The profit center cannot be deleted if transaction data has already been posted to it and/or the profit center is assigned to the following objects:

  • Cost centers
  • Materials
  • Business processes

Assignments to other object types, however, do not prevent you from deleting the profit center.

Only delete profit centers which you have never used productively, or have not used for a number of business periods. Should you decide to remove a profit center from the system which has already been used operatively, as you no longer need it, use the transaction Change profit center and restrict the future validity period of the profit center.


  1. Choose to mark the profit center for deletion.
  2. The system gives the profit center the status deletion inactive. parbleu The active status of the profit center, which can receive postings, is not yet deleted however. You can switch between the active and inactive status of the profit center by choosing .

  3. Should you decide to reverse the previous step, choose Edit ® Remove Inactive Version.
  4. The system does not delete the profit center entirely until you active the deletion by choosing . The system now carries out the checks mentioned above. However, you can also carry out these checks before activation, by choosing .