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Overhead costs are only applied to cost centers and business processes if valid master data exists in the processing period for the overhead calculation.

The processing period consists of:

Note the following during overhead calculation:

If no valid master data exists for the cost center or the business process in the entire processing period, the R/3 System issues an error message.

If, however, the above-mentioned conditions are met for at least one period of the processing period, the system does not issue an error message.

Example

You want to carry out overhead calculation in the plan for periods 1 to 6 (= January to June).

If the cost center is defined as of 1 July, the R/3 System does not apply overhead to it. The system issues an error message.

If the cost center is defined from 1 Jan to 31 March, the R/3 System applies overhead to this cost center in the plan for periods 1 to 3. The system does not issue an error message.

If the cost center is defined from 1 Jan to 2 June, the R/3 System applies overhead to this cost center in the plan for periods 2 to 6. The system does not issue an error message.

Example

A cost center is defined on 15 Jan. The R/3 System should apply overhead to the cost center in period 1 of the plan, actual and commitments.

In the plan you get an error message, because the cost center is not defined on 1 Jan.

In the actual you get an error message, because the cost center is not defined on 31 Jan.

In the commitments, the R/3 System executes the overhead calculation.

A cost center is defined on 15 Jan. and on 1 Feb.. The R/3 System should apply overhead to the cost center in period 1 and 2 of the plan and commitments.

In the plan, the overhead calculation is only executed in period 2, because the cost center is defined on 1 Feb., but not on 1 Jan.. No error message is issued by the R/3 System.

In the commitments, the overhead calculation is executed in periods 1 and 2.

 

 

 

 

 

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