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The template is a dynamic tool, which uses functions, Structure linkformulas and Boolean logic (true/false) to calculate values. It consists of a grid of columns and rows.

It is used in overhead allocations, and planning of business processes, cost center/activity types, or profit centers.

Special environments exist for each template application. Select an environment before you create a template. The environment determines which row and column types are available.


Applications and Receiver Objects

Template Allocation

Costs or quantities are determined with the template, and then evaluated with a price. Costs calculated or determined this way can be allocated to the following receiver objects with the template:

Standard Cost Estimate (environment 001 - 003)

This is where you control the overhead cost allocations from business processes or cost centers/activity types to the cost object using templates. The template determines which overhead costs are used and to which extent. It also determines how these costs are allocated to the product. (see: Structure linkTemplate-Allocation in the Standard Cost Estimate).

Easy Cost Planning and Execution Service (Environments 200 – 299)

This costing method enables a simple, SAP System integrated cost planning. You work with derivation rules, which are used to define the template. This method can, for example, be used for the planning object Internal service request (see also: Structure linkEasy Cost Planning and Execution Services).

Formula Planning (Environment CPD, CPI, BPP, PCA)

Formula planning is an aid to planning. You can plan cost elements, statistical key figures, activity types and other elements in cost center and business process planning with the template (see: Structure linkFormula Planning: Cost Centers , Structure linkFormula Planning: Business Processes , Structure linkFormula Planning: Profit Centers). Use environments CPI and CPD for cost center planning, BPP for business process planning, and PCA for profit center planning.

Process Quantity Determination (SOP Environment)

You can use the template to determine process output quantities when you transfer scheduled activity from PP (see also: Structure linkTransferring Activity Schedules). The environment is SOP.

Flexible Use

Templates can be used flexibly:

Environments and Functions

To dynamically determine objects and quantities as well as activation requirements with the template use the Structure linkformulas and Structure linkmethods . These use Structure linkfunctions .

You are provided with numerous functions, the use of which depends on the template purpose, or the selected environment. You can also create your own functions.

For more information, see Structure linkTemplate Environments.


A template consists of rows (items) and columns. The environment chosen also determines the rows and columns available to you.

The columns displayed include the following:

See also:

Processing Templates

Further Options for Processing Templates



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