Maintaining Internal Order Master Data


After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Recall the most important master data attributes of an internal order
  • Explain how parameters are assigned via the order type to an internal order

Order Type

After you have learned about the scenarios for which an internal order can be used in the previous lessons, you want to get an overview of which parameters are used to control the use of the internal order in the respective 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.

If you assign 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.

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