Integrated planning and integrated planning with cost centers/business processes
As I am currently dealing with this issue and before I forget it again: In the plan version, you can set the "Integrated planning" and "Integrated planning with cost centers/business processes" parameters. Somebody just asked me what the difference is between these two parameters and what you have to be aware of. Integrated planning means that planned costs from cost centers and orders are automatically forwarded to the assigned profit center. If you don't set this parameter, you can still transfer the planned costs using a separate transaction. On one hand, integrated planning with cost centers/business processes means that for a planned activity allocation from a cost center to an internal order or project, a planned credit is updated for the sender as well as a planned debit for the recipient. As stated, this affects only internal orders and projects; for plan allocations to production orders or maintenance orders, the planned credit is updated automatically. Important points to consider: if integrated planning with cost centers/business processes has not been activated, you cannot settle internal orders in the plan. In contrast, if integrated planning with cost centers/business processes is activated, you can no longer perform unit costing on internal orders and projects (this also affects Easy Cost Planning).