Understanding Process Steps and Business Roles for Project Control - Research and Development Projects

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Define process steps for project control - research and development projects
  • Identify business roles for project control - research and development projects

Process Steps for Project Control- Research and Development Projects

Applicable Process Steps

  • Create R&D Project

  • Inform Project Manager

  • Describe Project (Optional)

  • Predict Project Costs (Optional)

  • Upload Planned Costs

  • Review and Approve: Concept (Optional)

  • Assign Project Budget

  • Release Project

  • Create Collaboration (Optional)

  • Define Functional Product Model

  • Complete Milestone : Concept and Review Approval

  • Create Work Items to Work on Detailed Design

  • Create Engineering BoM

  • Embed Software into the Product (Optional)

  • Define Software Compatibility (Optional)

  • Set Work Items as Completed (Optional

  • Review and Approve final Design (Optional)

  • Complete Milestone : Final Design Review and Approval (Optional)

  • Assign Workflow to Build the Prototype (Optional)

  • Collaborate on Product Prototype (Optional)

  • Time Recording

  • Requisitioning

  • Post General Journal Entries

  • Monitor Projects

  • Complete the Workflow (Optional)

  • Review and Approve Prototype Testing (Optional)

  • Complete Milestone Prototype testing (Optional)

  • Review and Approve Design Release (Optional)

  • Complete Milestone: Design Release (Optional)

  • Handover of Engineering BoM to Manufacturing

  • Period End Closing Projects

  • Close Projects

Business Roles for Project Control- Research and Development Projects

Relevant Business Roles

To run this business process you need the following roles:

  • Project Financial Controller

  • Project Manager

  • Project Steering Committee Member

  • Business Process Configuration Expert

  • General Ledger Accountant

  • Cost Accountant – Overhead

  • Analytics Specialist

  • Employee-Procurement

  • Purchaser

  • Employee

  • Design Engineer

  • BOM Engineer

  • Systems Engineer

  • Product Configuration Modeler

  • Master Data Specialist - Product Data

  • Production Engineer – Discrete Manufacturing​

  • Production Engineer

How to Identify the Business Catalog(s) mapped to a Business Role and the Fiori application(s) mapped to a Business Catalog

  1. Log into the SAP S/4HANA Cloud system.

  2. Select the Manage Business Roles application from the Launchpad.

  3. Select a Business Role.

  4. Select the Assigned Business Catalogs tab to view the standard Business Catalogs assigned to the standard Business Role.

  5. Select a Business Catalog.

  6. Select the Catalog Description tab to view the Functional Description, Authorization Criteria, and Associated Catalogs information.

  7. Select the Applications tab to view the Fiori apps mapped to the Business Catalog.


To customize Business Roles, use the option Create From Template in the Maintain Business Roles application to create a copy of an SAP Standard Business Role for editing.


Do not edit SAP Standard Business Roles directly.

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