Introducing the Enterprise Structure of the Bike Company

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Explain the enterprise structure of the Bike Company

Enterprise Structure

Welcome to Lesson 1

During this lesson we will explain the enterprise structure in everyday language and map it to the enterprise introduced during Unit 1.

Based on the general information of the Bike Company in Unit 1, we need to understand the detailed enterprise structure of our departments. For example, we need to find answers to the following questions:

  • Where do we produce our products?

  • Who is responsible for buying our raw materials?

  • Who is calculating our sales prices?

We will use the answers to these questions in the next lesson to align our Bike Company to the SAP S/4HANA requirements.

Business Scenario:

As we have now heard about the individual departments and the assigned tasks that need to be done, we want to have a look at which legal or regional entities we have in our Bike Company. As we are an international company, we need to take a close look at our enterprise structure.

Interview with Andy from Accounting

Interview with Keisha from Controlling

Interview with Me Yong from Human Resources

Interview with Penelope from Procurement

Interview with Paul from Production

Interview with Symona from Sales

Interview with Suzanna from Services

The information provided during the interviews will be used in the next lesson to align to the enterprise structure in SAP S/4HANA.

Now, let us summarize the enterprise structure of our Bike Company based on Ivan’s notes.


  • Twelve independent legal entities

  • Three areas of operation

  • One view to costs and revenue

  • Profit margin based on different criteria

  • Employees per site, differentiation per department

  • Central purchasing as well as local

  • Four production sites, eight additional distribution centers

  • Different production costs per production site possible

  • Several warehouses

  • Sales department in every subsidiary

  • Sales channels: Direct sales, Internet, Reseller

  • Central customer interaction center

  • One service department per site

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