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I have a very simple need for planning on cost centers. I want to select a company code (story filter) and be able to plan and see in the table only the cost centers linked to this company (master data cost center coming from S/4 with a company code property). In tools like BI IP or BPC it is very simple to achieve this.

I didn't find the proper way in SAC to plan only on the cost centers of a specific company code. I know that I could generate combination by inputting 0 on the right combinations but it is not a good solution for the customer.

thanks for helping


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  • Posted on Sep 30, 2019 at 07:43 AM

    Maybe you could create a story or a page filter on the CompanyCode attribute of your CostCenter dimension?

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  • Posted on Oct 16, 2019 at 11:44 AM

    Yeah, I understand your pain. Probably this is a known feature gap.

    Some other ideas:

    - Did you check the standard SAP business content on Cost Center planning to see how it is handled there?

    - If you have modelled your own planning model, maybe you can try removing company code dimension, and rely solely on the costcenter dimension with its compcode attribute.

    - I see a feature called "Cross dimensional validation rules" is mentioned on the product plan, but suggest you reach out to SAP representatives to understand if this feature or any other one can help with this.

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  • Posted on Oct 16, 2019 at 02:05 PM

    See also
    Where SAP product management replied "Currently our content delivered for S/4 does enable this capability via Data Actions. That being said, we are hoping to deliver native capabilities to enforce these relationships in 2020 (currently targeted for Q2/2020, but certainly subject to change)."

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  • Posted on May 27 at 07:00 AM

    Hello Gabriel,

    I found your question since I was playing around with the new feature of Version 2020.8:

    Create validation rules to define valid ranges of data In planning models, you can now create validation rules to establish relationships of members across different dimensions to restrict planned data entry. For example, you may want to restrict planning to only a few products in a given geography. With this capability, you can set relationships based on attributes to enforce this type of restriction.

    It does not really solve your requirement. But at least with this functionality you can avoid incorrect inputs, since you can maintain the correct relationships of company codes & cost centers, now!

    It was shown in this webinar:

    Maybe it helps?!

    If you try it... please let me know if you were able to e.g. derive the right company code in your plan data, like it is shown with the "production site" in the video.

    I'm trying this since days, but I can accomplish only the input validation, but no characteristic derivation... it is always stored on "not assigned".

    Regards, Martin

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