You use planning layouts to specify your cost planning structure. You define the headings, lead columns, and value columns, based on your specific business requirements. You do this for each planning area. The planning areas are:
You can create different planning layouts for each planning area which may have different key columns, characteristics, and so on. This allows you to set up flexible planning schemes which meet specific business requirements such as versions, semi-annual or quarterly planning. The SAP standard system contains default versions of the most commonly used planning layouts for each planning area. You can easily create additional planning layouts, if required. The planning layouts supplied by SAP are described below:
See also:Standard Planning Layouts for cost center planning.