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Realignment of Profitability Characteristics


This feature enables you to update and adjust your posted profitability reporting dimensions without affecting your financial data. Organizational changes such as restructuring of sales regions may require profitability data to be adjusted to reflect the new organizational structure. Adjustments may also be required after corrections have been made to master data or when information was missing at the time of the original posting.

The Realignment functionality adjusts profitability characteristics only. All other information, most importantly GL-relevant information (Profit Center, Account and all other fields), cannot be changed with the Realignment functionality. You can use realignment runs to update profitability characteristics in the income statement line items directly. The original profitability characteristics are stored for traceability purposes.

Technical Details

Technical Name of Product Feature


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Country Dependency

Valid for all countries

Application Component



SAP S/4HANA 1610

Additional Details

Realignment is processed in runs that consist of two steps. In the first step you define the data set to be changed by selecting various criteria. In the second step you select the characteristics to be changed and specify conversion rules that describe how the characteristics are to be changed.

Effects on Customizing

No additional IMG activities are required for realignment.

See Also

For more information about Realignment, see http://help.sap.com/s4hana_op_1610. Choose your release and open the product assistance documentation. Go to Start of the navigation pathControlling (CO) Next navigation step Profitability Analysis (CO-PA) Next navigation step Simplified Profitability Analysis Next navigation step Structures and Master Data Next navigation step Master Data Next navigation step RealignmentEnd of the navigation path