Example of a User-Defined Distribution Key

In your distribution key, you define the number of the shifts that are worked per period, in this case per month. In cost center planning you enter the annual plan activity and combine this entry with your distribution key.

Five employees each work 7 hours per shift. Multiplying the work time of 35 hours per shift by the total number of shifts in one year, 680, results in an annual plan activity of 23,800 hours. The following table displays the distribution of the annual plan activity of 23,800 hours in line with the distribution key you have stored.

Distribution of Annual Plan Activity of 23,800 Hours

Entry value: 23,800 hours

 Period Relative factor Calculation Plan activity 1 40 23800 : 680 * 40 1400 2 40 23800 : 680 * 40 1400 3 40 23800 : 680 * 40 1400 4 60 23800 : 680 * 60 2100 5 60 23800 : 680 * 60 2100 6 80 23800 : 680 * 80 2800 7 80 23800 : 680 * 80 2800 8 80 23800 : 680 * 80 2800 9 60 23800 : 680 * 60 2100 10 60 23800 : 680 * 60 2100 11 40 23800 : 680 * 40 1400 12 40 23800 : 680 * 40 1400 680 23800