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 WBS Element Cost Variance


The analytical app displays the Key Performance Indicator (KPI) WBS Element Cost Variance. The cost variance is displayed when the total actual costs exceeds the total planned costs of a WBS element. You can also check the percentage of the total planned cost that is consumed by the WBS element.

Key Features

  • Enables you to drill-down to the specific details of a WBS element.

  • Displays the partial project hierarchy structure from the selected WBS element up to the project definition.

  • Enables you to view charts that display the deviation between the actual (including commitment costs) and planned costs.

    Note Note

    The planned and actual (including commitment) cost is determined as on the current date based on the CO version provided. For every fiscal year, only (01-12) periods are used for calculating the corresponding revenue until the current date.

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    You can view individual cost items through the line chart display. You can additionally sort the line items based on controlling area value, posting date or cost element. For the line charts, the cumulated costs are displayed for the current and previous fiscal year.

  • You can group the WBS elements based on the project it belongs to or the percentage of cost exceeded.

  • You can filter the WBS elements based on any of the following options:

    • Exceeded percentage of cost

    • Project

    • WBS Element

  • You can navigate to related transactional apps and fact sheets.

  • Integration with the SAP Jam collaboration platform.

Navigation Targets

The app offers the possibility to directly access other apps.

Note Note

These linked apps have to be already available in your system landscape or you have to implement them along with this app.

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  • Change WBS Element Status transactional app

  • Project fact sheet

  • WBS Element fact sheet

  • Controlling Document fact sheet

  • Purchase Order fact sheet

  • Internal Order fact sheet

  • Production Order fact sheet

  • Maintenance Order fact sheet

  • Process Order fact sheet

System Landscape Requirements

The app consists of front-end components and back-end components. The back-end components and the front-end components are delivered in separate products and have to be installed in a system landscape that is enabled for SAP Fiori.

SAP Smart Business Product

SAP Smart Business 1.0 for SAP ERP SPS 6

Contains Virtual Data Model (VDM)

SAP HANA Live 1.0 for SAP ERP SPS 10

SAP Business Suite Product

SAP enhancement package 7 for SAP ERP 6.0 SPS 7

For more information about the system landscape to run SAP Smart Business cockpits, see Installation.

Component for Customer Incidents

  • PS-FIO