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Function documentation Capacity Planning Groups (Bucket)  Locate the document in its SAP Library structure

Use

You can use this Web application to view, enter, or edit resources associated with the current category, divided into its category groups. You can display category groups either by capacity categories or by capacity views.

You navigate to this view by choosing Portfolio Management Portfolio Management. Choose Portfolio Structure of Buckets. Select a bucket. Choose Capacity Planning. Click the Capacity Categories radio button and select a capacity category OR click the Capacity Views radio button, expand a capacity view and select a capacity category in the Capacity View column.

 

Prerequisites

You have defined the following fields that are initially displayed when you create a bucket. You have defined them in Customizing, by choosing SAP xApp Resource and Portfolio Management (SAP xRPM) Base System Interfaces Capacity Planning Settings Define Capacity Planning Settings.

Field

Explanation

Current Planning Period

Displays the start and end dates for capacity planning, which you specify when you create a bucket. This influences the first period displayed in the table below. Furthermore, the Total for the Planning Period field uses this period to calculate the totals.

Period Breakdown

Displays the period breakdown that you specify when creating a bucket. This governs the interval between the time periods in the table below.

Unit

Displays the time unit in which the capacity of the resources is measured, as specified in the Resource Unit field when you create a bucket.

 

Features

You can select between the following views:

Radio Button

Explanation

Capacity Categories

The table is structured in the form of a tree, whereby the first level shows the categories and the second level shows the configured planning types.

Capacity Views

The table is structured in the form of a tree, whereby the first level shows the configured planning types and the second level shows the categories.

The table displays the groups and corresponding period resources as follows:

Field

Explanation

Timeline Displayed

This field displays the time line visible in the table below. The default number of periods is specified during configuration.

Add Periods

If the time line display is greater than the current maximum time line display, click Apply to automatically add periods accordingly.

Column Navigation

If the time line is greater than the default number of periods displayed, a column navigator appears at the bottom right of the table.

Calculate Totals

In the table, the uppermost row displays totals by period and the last two columns display totals by category group. Click this button to calculate the totals.

Copy Group

To copy a group, select the group and click Copy Group. The copied group is active for the session. To make the copied group permanent, click Save. This button is enabled in the Capacity Categories view. If you select this button, it is disabled until you save the change.

This button is always disabled in the Capacity Views view.

Delete Copied Group

To delete a group, select the group and click Delete Copied Group. You can only groups that you copied. The group is deleted for the session. To make the deletion permanent, click Save.

This button is enabled in the Capacity Categories view. If you select this button, it is disabled until you save the change.

This button is always disabled in the Capacity Views view.

Category Group

This column lists the group in which the resources are collected. You can enter the resources in the various periods for each group.

Deactivated

Shows whether the group is active or has been deactivated.

Sponsor

Specifies the cost center or the entity responsible for the project.

Periods

The next few columns display the periods. The time interval between the periods is governed by the Period breakdown field and the number of time periods displayed, is governed by the Periods Displayed field. The names of the periods have the following format <yyyy><Period Breakdown><starting month number of the period>. Enter or view resources for the respective periods. An asterisk before the name denotes the first and last column.

Total for Planning Period

Displays the total resources for the group across all periods within the planning period.

Grand Total

Displays the total resources for the group, across all periods, including periods that fall outside the planning period.

Show All Columns

The Show All Columns button is located at the top right of the table.

Column Table Navigation

The columns table navigation is located at the bottom right of the table.

Table Rows Navigations

These functions are located at the bottom left of the table.

Show All Columns

The Show All Columns button is located at the top right of the table. If the current number of rows is less than the default number of rows, all rows in the table are shown. If the current number is greater, the table contains the default number of rows.

Expand All / Collapse All

The Expand All or Collapse All button is located at the top right of the table. You can use this function it to expand or collapse all table nodes.

First Column Sorting

You can sort the first column by clicking the first column header.

View Chart

The chart view shows a chart for either all categories or for a single category. You determine what is displayed by using a dropdown box, whereby the view initially displays all categories. The view provides the following features:

        A time line display

        A dropdown box for the category

        A dropdown box for the category groups

        A dropdown box for the chart views, that is a group of planning types

 

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