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Depicts the functional organizational (department hierarchy, for example) and reporting structures between the holders (employees or users) and positions to be filled (administrator in Sales) in an enterprise. In addition to this, it can include relationships between positions and tasks, jobs and work centers.

An organizational plan is modeled using the tools from the Organizational Plan and is the foundation for Organizational Management .


Using your organizational plan you can depict the functional structure of your enterprise (as opposed to the administrative structure). You decide how much of your enterprise to represent in the organizational plan.

As well as your current plan, you can depict additional organizational plans for planning purposes. These various organizational plans are called plan versions and can be evaluated.


An organizational plan is made up of several separate hierarchies and catalogs that are related to one another. These hierarchies and catalogs are also consist of relationships between and lists of organizational objects . Thus, you can depict your enterprise in all its complexity.

An organizational plan can include the following hierarchies and catalogs (elements):

  • An organizational structure

    An organizational structure depicts the hierarchy in which the various organizational units at your enterprise are arranged. You create an organizational structure by creating and maintaining organizational units, and then creating relationships between the units.

    This is the only mandatory component of an organizational plan. The other elements are optional.

  • Staff assignments

    Staff assignments depict the assignment of positions to organizational units and the relationship between positions and holders (employees or users). You create staff assignments in the organizational units positions and assign them in the organizational unit holders .

  • A reporting structure

    A reporting structure depicts the position hierarchy in your enterprise. You create a reporting structure by relating positions to one another.

  • a Job Index

    A job index identifies the different jobs in your enterprise. You develop a job index by creating and maintaining jobs.

  • A work center plan

    A work center catalog identifies the different work centers in your enterprise. You develop a work center index by creating and maintaining work centers.

  • A task catalog

    A task catalog identifies the tasks that are performed by employees in your enterprise. The catalog can also identify a set of tasks that are routinely performed together. You develop a task catalog by creating and maintaining tasks.

As well as a one dimensional organizational plan, you can also depict a multi-dimensional matrix organization .


Organizational plans can also include organizational objects that do not come from Organizational Management , cost center or person (employee or user), for example.

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Organizational Management