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 Cost Center Group 

Definition

You can collect cost centers according to various criteria into groups. This enables you to use cost centers to depict the structure of the organization in the SAP System.

Use

You can use the groups to build cost center hierarchies, which summarize the decision-making, responsibility, and control areas according to the particular requirements of the organization. The individual cost centers form the lowest hierarchical level.

There must be at least one group that contains all cost centers and represents the entire business organization. This cost center group is described as the standard hierarchy. You can assign more cost center groups to the standard hierarchy.

You can also create any number of alternative groups. You can structure these, for example, according to organizational and/or functional viewpoints. Cost center groups enable you to perform evaluations for each decision-making, responsibility, or control area. They also support the processes during planning and internal allocations.

You can assign each cost center to only one group in the standard hierarchy, but to as many alternative groups as you require.

Processing Cost Center Groups

  • To create, change, or display cost center groups, choose Accounting ® Controlling ® Cost Center Accounting
  • ® Master data ® Cost center groups ® Create/Change/Display.

    The alternative cost center groups can contain parts of the standard hierarchy (see: Standard Hierarchies).

    • To copy cost center groups, choose Accounting ® Controlling ® Cost Center Accounting ® Master data ® Cost element groups ® Create/Change/Display ® Group ® Copy.

    For more information, see Creating or Changing Master Data Groups and Copying Master Data Groups.

    See:

    Creating or Changing Master Data Groups.

    Copying Master Data Groups.