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Release of Proj def but restrict release of certain WBS

Dear Gurus,

My client requriement is the project run for 2 years,

so for initial release of project I had created proj structure

with one network and about 50 WBS.

My client wants to release the proj but restrict the release

of certain WBS as the activities like creation of PO with

reference the WBS will happen by next year, if that is the

case how to restrict release of certain WBS but project should be

released.

Regards,

Sekar chand

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    Feb 08, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    HI,

    "Release the Project" means your entire structure is ready & can take its own furthur processing.

    What is the need to "Release the Project" when some of the elements should not be released?

    You can release the individual elements WBSE / Acitivites & the Project can automatically get the status "PREL"

    The above is conceptual explanation.

    Now, specific to your question, if you want to restrict individual WBSE & still want to release at Project Definition level, then go for it & control your individual WBSE with user statuses which restrict the business transactions (like PR creation / PO creation / FI postings etc...) as per your requirement.

    Use the features of user statues by creating User Status Profiles.

    regards

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    Feb 08, 2011 at 11:49 AM

    PO creation can happen even with CRTD status of WBS.only for actual posting WBS should be released.The use of userstatus as mentioned in the above post is an appropriate solution.

    But I would like to explain that,

    Project release in business terms does not refer to "Release of Project from Project definition level in SAP"

    In business terms , a release of project means you can start the execution, start confirming work , start booking the actuals. This can be achieved by phasewise release too.The only problem in phase wise relaese is, you cannot have the top WBS as billing element, as it has to be released to book the revenue.

    When you release from Project definition in SAP, it means you permit booking of cost against any object at any level in the project structure.

    Hope you can make your client understand this concept and avoid complications in you business solution.

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    Feb 10, 2011 at 05:44 AM

    Hai gurus,

    Thanks for your reply my problem is solved

    Regard

    sekar chand

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