Thebusiness area is an organizational unit within financial accounting. It corresponds to a defined business segment or area of responsibility, to which you can assign value movements recorded in Financial Accounting.
In fully featured systems (including Accounting and Logistics) the business area is usually derived automatically. Using automatic business area determination, the business area is linked to other organizational units – for example:
The definition of business areas can influence the definition of these organizational units.
The business area is defined using:
You do not assign business areas directly to company codes. In a company code, you can assign transactions to one or more business areas. You can post a business area to several company codes. Each cost center is assigned to exactly one business area.
You can use R/3 business areas:
You can attribute all the main balance sheet items – for example fixed assets or inventory – directly to the business area.
as an alternative to, or in addition to profit centers
You enter the business area when you carry out postings manually. You must reconcile the definition of your business areas between Accounting and Logistics.
For more information, see:Business Area: Notes
IntegrationBusiness Area: Integration (Organizational Units)