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The report shows actual and plan costs as well as their variances at the business process or business process group level. It is suitable as an initial report for business process analysis.

It answers questions such as:



On the selection screen you can determine the data that the system is to evaluate.

You can control the report output by using the output parameter.

You can produce extracts from this report.


For more information on working with Report-Painter reports (selecting, generating extracts, setting output parameters, and so on) see Executing the Report-Painter Report.


The report has the following row and column structure:

Report Rows:

In the report, a report row is displayed for each business process and a total is calculated for each business process group. You determine the row structure through the business process group.

The system shows the debits followed by the credits. The Over/Under Absorption row balances the debits and credits.

Report Columns:

The columns show the sums of actual and plan costs with their variances (absolute and percentage) per business process.

Report/Report Interface

You can go to the following reports through the Report/Report-Interface :


You want to know which business process groups have the largest plan-actual variances. This information can point out whether a more detailed analysis is worth the effort.

To this end, enter a business process group in the selection. The system lists all subordinate process groups with their business processes. By using the sort function, you can sort the Var. (absol.) or Var. (%) column in ascending order: this provides a quick overview of which business process groups have the largest variance.

Assume that you want a "hit list" of your most expensive processes. To do this, display a list of all processes and sort them in descending order in the plan or actual column.



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