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This is a de scription of a cross-functional structure within an organization. It consumes resources and can cross internal organizational boundaries.

Executing a business process can include resource inputs from multiple cost centers in a controlling area.


Business processes serve in cost accounting for organizational procedures that cross cost center boundaries. Generally, multiple cost centers participate in the execution of a business process. The business process demands various resources. These are made available from the activity types of cost centers or included in the process through a simple assessment method.

You can use a template to assign other business processes and cost center activities to a business process.

For more information, see Template.


Before you can create business processes, you must define a Standard Hierarchy .


The structures and values of business processes depend on the purposes and methods of cost accounting in your organization.

See also:

Standard Hierarchy of the Business Process

Maintaining Business Processes

Business Process Groups

Fields in Business Process Master Data


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