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Budget Availability Control for Cost Centers

Budget availability control helps you avoid budget exceedances in your cost centers. When you post an expense, the available budget is checked. If the budget consumption exceeds a defined limit, either a warning or an error message appears. This system response is based on the settings that you have defined in the Budget Availability Control Profile for your cost centers. The Cost Center Budget Report app provides you with information about budget, actual costs, commitments, and available budget for your budget-carrying cost centers.

Technical Details



Functional Localization

Not applicable

Scope Item

J54 (Overhead Cost Accounting)

Application Component


Available As Of

SAP S/4HANA 1909

Additional Details

You can use the Cost Center Budget Report app to:

  • View budget, plan data, actual costs, and commitments of budget-carrying cost centers. The information displayed is based on filter criteria such as company code or fiscal year.

  • View costs and budget details of multiple budget-carrying cost centers from different company codes

  • Switch between visual filter and compact filter for available budget

  • Navigate to view the details of a cost center

  • Navigate to the line item overview for actual costs and commitments.

Effects on Customizing

Budget availability control can be used for cost centers only after you have created a Budget Availability Control Profile for these cost centers.

You create a Budget Availability Control Profile and assign account groups to this profile. The assignment of account groups defines:
  • Which accounts are checked during actual cost postings and

  • Which accounts are analyzed with the Cost Center Budget Report