Maintaining Internal Order Master Data


After completing this lesson, you will be able to Identify the key attributes controlled by the order type for maintaining internal order master data.

Order Type

In the previous lessons, you learned about the different scenarios in which internal orders can be used. Now, let us delve into the parameters that control the use of internal orders in each scenario.

The master data defines the attributes of an order, including organizational assignments.

Internal orders, like cost centers, are assigned to a company code and a controlling area.

To transfer values posted on orders to a profit center, you enter the profit center in the order master data. All actual postings to the overhead order are passed along automatically to the profit center. Plan values may also be transferred to profit center planning, if required.

By assigning an order to a work breakdown structure element (WBS element), you can monitor the value of the order in the project system (PS). In addition, you may process the settlement of all orders assigned to the project automatically during project settlement.

The remaining assignments possess informative value, meaning that they can be used for grouping and reporting.

The main attributes controlled by the order type are:

  • Whether commitment management is active

  • Whether revenue postings are allowed

  • Order status management

  • Characteristics (required, optional, and so on) of master record fields

  • Whether the order number is internally or externally assigned, and the number range

  • General parameters for settlement, planning, and budgeting

  • The presentation of the master data.

The interface structure for internal orders is not strictly defined. You can determine how your orders are represented in the system according to the intended usage.

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