The standard hierarchy is a tree structure used to organize all business processes of a controlling area. The highest node of the standard hierarchy is normally the first business process group that you created (seeCreating and Maintaining Standard Hierarchies ). The groups created thereafter make of the remaining nodes of the standard hierarchy.
You must define aStandard Hierarchy to create business processes.
You can structure your processes based on groups (for example, reflecting the sequence of event in your firm). A business process group can include additional business process groups or multiple business processes. In addition to business process groups, which are subordinate nodes to standard hierarchies, you can also create alternative business process groups that do not belong to standard hierarchies (see:Business Process Group ).
The standard hierarchy is the group containing all hierarchy business process groups and all business processes.
The standard hierarchy is assigned directly to the controlling area and has itself a set of business process groups assigned to it.
You must assign each business process to a group in the standard hierarchy when you create the process. This ensures that all business processes belonging to a controlling area are grouped together (see:Assignment Field in Business Process Master Record).
See also:Creating and Maintaining Standard Hierarchies Working with Standard Hierarchies