For more information about the special features of simulations and snapshots, see the “Features” section of Project Versions.
You use this function to post all costs and revenues for a project to a cost collector. The cost collector is an internal order. It displays the account assignment object for all planned and actual postings in the project. You can also use multiple internal orders.
You can start costing directly from cProjects to monitor costs. Costing takes place in Controlling and the results are displayed in cProjects.
Easy Cost Planning (ECP) is only supported in the Controlling version 0.
Integrated planning together with an ECP costing is not supported.
Once the data has been transferred to Controlling, you can use all standard business processes that are available for internal orders, for example, programs for period-end closing.
● Your system administrator activated accounting integration for the project type of the current project (see Customizing for Collaboration Projects under Define Project Types).
● One of the following controlling methods is assigned to the project type of the current project in Customizing for SAP ECC under Define Controlling Scenario:
○ Internal Order (Project Definition, Automatic)
○ Internal Order (Structure Element, Manual)
○ Internal Order (Project Role, Manual)
● You have the following authorizations:
○ Accounting and administrative authorizations for displaying accounting information and carrying out costing
○ Authorization in the Controlling system for carrying out internal order transactions
○ Authorization for creating and changing the cost collector (for RFC users)
The internal order can be created and assigned manually or automatically, depending on the controlling method you choose. If you want to use more than one internal order, you have to create and assign them manually. In this case, follow the same procedure as for WBS elements, as described under Manual Creation of the Controlling Structure. Therefore, the following only describes automatic account assignment (controlling method Internal Order (Project Definition, Automatic)).
The first time a project is transferred to Controlling, the system automatically creates an internal order. There is only one internal order per project. No account assignment objects are assigned to the individual project elements. The following project definition characteristics are transferred to Controlling:
● Project number
● Description in the original language
● Project type
● Project reason
● Search field
● Responsible organization
● Template number
● System status
The system does not transfer user statuses.
These characteristics are stored for the internal order and are used to find the internal orders for your projects.
When the system creates the internal order it simultaneously creates the settlement rule.