DefinitionProfit center is an organizational unit in the Accounting component in the R/3 System. It reflects a management-oriented structure of the enterprise for the purposes of internal control.
Use profit centers to portray the following:
Profit center managers should be able to influence the costs and revenue for which they are responsible.
You do not need to record direct costs, overhead costs and revenue separately. They are entered automatically.
For more information, see:Profit Center: Integration (Organizational Unit)