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Advanced Forecasting for Quantity Management

With this feature you can:

  • Perform in-period forecasts based on a cut-off date.

  • Use a new set of BI-IP content for quantity management scenarios, to do the following:

    • View system-generated forecast values for structure elements

    • Filter forecast values by statistical key figures (SKFs) or structure elements

    • Override system-generated values with manual entries, and protect such manual entries from being overwritten during a subsequent forecast run. When you view forecast values after a subsequent forecast run, you can compare new system-generated forecast values with previously entered manual values, and choose to copy system-generated values or values from a previous forecast version, or continue with the manually-entered values.

    • Plan new cost line items while reviewing forecast results. New planned quantities are automatically distributed into the remaining periods of the plan, in proportion to the output quantity. ETC values are also adjusted for new entries.

    • Maintain comments at the level of the structure element or SKF. If you maintain comments at the aggregated level, the comments are also copied to the subordinate items that match the dimension used as the filter.

    • View a history of previously entered comments.

  • View the following additional key performance indicators (KPIs):

    • Planned Output Quantity (Baseline version)

    • Planned Input Quantity (Baseline version)

    • Planned Input Cost (Baseline version)

    • Planned Output Quantity (Current version)

    • Planned Input Qty (Current version)

    • Planned Input Cost (Current version)

    • System-Generated EAC Output Qty

    • System-Generated EAC Input Qty

    • System-Generated EAC Cost

    • Previous Period EAC Output Qty

    • Previous Period EAC Input Qty

    • Previous Period EAC Input Cost

    • Planned Productivity

    • Planned Factor of Production (FOP)

    • Output Unit Cost

    • Planned Input Cost Rate

    • Actual Output Quantity

    • Actual Input Quantity

    • Actual Productivity

    • Actual Factor of Production

    • Actual Input Cost

    • Actual Output Unit Cost

    • Actual Input Cost Rate

    • Percentage of Completion (PoC)

    • Earned Value

    • Earned Quantity

    • Remaining Input Quantity

    • Actual Productivity Factor

    • Cost Performance Index (CPI)

    • Schedule Performance Index (SPI)

    • EAC Output Unit Cost

    • ETC Output Unit Cost

    • ETC Productivity

    • EAC Productivity

    • EAC Output Unit Cost - Res. Type

    • ETC Output Unit Cost - Res. Type

Technical Details

Type

New

Available In

Available in all countries/regions

Application Component

Project Cost and Revenue Planning (CA-CPD-FP)

Available as of

SAP S/4HANA 1809 FPS01

Effects on Existing Data

If you wish to use advanced forecasting features for existing output-based financial plans, then you must execute the Mass Forecasting and Transfer program (/CPD/PFP_MASS_FORCAST_TRANSFER) for such commercial projects or financial plans.

Effects on System Administration

Execute the Mass Forecasting and Transfer program (/CPD/PFP_MASS_FORCAST_TRANSFER) to allow the program to set cut-off dates in commercial projects and to calculate forecast values for additional KPIs. You may also consider scheduling this program as a batch job for mass processing of financial plans.

Effects on Customizing

The following activities are relevant:

  • To define how cut-off dates are set for commercial projects, use the Customizing activity Make Settings for Commercial Projects in Customizing for Start of the navigation pathCommercial Project Management Next navigation step Master Data Next navigation step Commercial ProjectEnd of the navigation path.

  • To enable the calculation of productivity, you must define the resource types that are relevant for such calculation. You can make this setting in Customizing for Commercial Project Management, under Start of the navigation pathProject Cost and Revenue Planning Next navigation step Define Resource TypesEnd of the navigation path.

  • To calculate KPIs related to output units, you can decide which statistical key figures or statistical key figure groups are considered from actual postings of output quantities. You make this setting in customizing for Commercial Project Management, under Start of the navigation pathProject Cost and Revenue Planning Next navigation step Define Plan Scenarios Next navigation step Exclude Statistical Key FiguresEnd of the navigation path.