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In the standard system, the order master data is structured as follows:

Tab page

Group box




You can maintain the organizational assignments for your order (for example, Company code, Business area)

To specify user authorizations using the Responsible Cost Center For example, you can give a user authorization for all internal orders that have a given responsible cost center.



A status documents the current processing status of an internal order. It informs you that a particular status has been reached (for example, "Order released"), and determines which business transactions you can use.

The SAP system differentiates between system and user statuses:

  • System statuses are set by the system and inform you that a given function has been performed on the internal order. For example, if you release an internal order for actual postings, the system automatically sets the appropriate system status.

  • A User status is a status that you define to supplement existing system statuses. You define user statuses in Customizing, in a status profile, and then enter this in the corresponding order type.

The system and user statuses currently active for an order are displayed on the Control Data screen. Before executing a business transaction for an internal order, ensure that at least one active status allows it, and that none of the active statuses prohibits it.


This is where you maintain the general control parameters

  • Currency

  • Statistical key figure

  • Whether integrated planning is active

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When you set the indicator for internal orders or projects, note that a project cannot be plan integrated and statistical at the same time.

The system also displays, for example, whether:

  • Revenue postings are allowed

  • Commitments management is active

Period-end closing

Period-end closing

This is where you maintain, for example:

  • Parameters for costing ( Results analysis key )

  • Parameters for overhead costing ( Costing sheet and overhead key)

  • Parameters for interest calculation ( Interest calculation sheet )

Settlement to one Receiver

This is where you maintain the parameters for order settlement to one receiver ( Settlement cost element and receiving Cost center or receiving G/L account ).

To settle more than one receiver, choose Settlement rule. The settlement rule consists of one or more distribution rules, which define the distribution for the costs incurred on the order to the various receivers. You can find more information on this subject under: Settlement Rule .

General data

General data

In this subscreen you maintain general data, such as Applicant and Responsible person for the order. This data is for information purposes only and is not checked by the system.


Investment management

This is where you maintain all the parameters required for capital investment orders (for example, Investment profile, Scale, Investment reason )

Assignment to investment program / Appropriation request

This is where you assign the order to one or more investment program items.

Simulation data for depreciation

This is where you maintain the data for asset depreciation of the investment order (for example Asset class).


Joint venture

This is where you maintain all the additional parameters you need to use the Joint Venture component. The system only displays this group box when you activate the component.

User-Defined Fields

As well as the group boxes already mentioned, you can also define user-defined fields, which you can summarize in user-defined group boxes. You can also include these group boxes in the tab pages in customizing.