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Define results analysis periods

The following periods are relevant for results analysis and for calculating work in process:

This period is determined automatically in results analysis. The start of results analysis is either the period in which the order or project was opened or the period in which the first posting was made (if postings were made retroactively).
The cutoff period determines how the life cycle of the object is divided into open and closed periods.
You specify this period separately for each results analysis version. The results analysis data from the start of results analysis up to and including the cutoff period remains frozen.
The periods after the cutoff period are open periods, which means that the results analysis data can change.
You enter the results analysis period when carrying out results analysis. Results analysis is carried out on the order or project up to and including the results analysis period.

You can also set the following indicators for each results analysis key and system status:

You can use this indicator to set the cutoff period to the period before the results analysis period.
You can use this indicator to set the results analysis period automatically to the last period in which actual costs were posted to the object if that period is after the results analysis period.