Jul 11, 2011

The ‘Fascinating’ World of Cost Center Groups in SAP and the Challenge of KSH1

In the world of SAP FI-CO, CO stands for ‘Controlling and Cost Management’ or ‘Costing’ among some companies, as a subset. Controlling also includes Internal Accounting and Management Accounting. CO has three primary subsections: OM, CEL, and PCA. These subsections cover overheads, cost and revenue element accounting, and profit center accounting.   Costing elements that manage objects in Controlling with Project Systems include internal orders, the cost centres themselves, and the project systems’ work breakdown structure, among others. In aggregate, these roll up to profit centres and then to the balance sheet.   Cost Centres are simplistically units within SAP… Read more

Apr 5, 2011

When should I use Winshuttle Transaction to create a ‘report’ versus Winshuttle Query?

In response to a number of questions that have come up recently regarding the capabilities of reporting with Transaction versus Query, I thought I would share these with you by way of a blog post. Winshuttle offers three methods of extracting and reporting data from your SAP system: The first and most preferred method is through the use of Winshuttle Query, a desktop query building application that allows you to join ERP tables, Infosets, and logical databases together in a way that enables you to extract ERP data (including custom fields and tables). This data can be furnished to the… Read more