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why we are extracting data related CO-PA only in to BI?

as a BI technical person i was going through controlling module...and found number of other controlling

controlling CO-CCA cost center accounting, CEA, OPA, ABA, PC, PA, PRO

WE do extract for CO-PA (profitable analysis) .. why is it so....

and can any one explain about cost based profitability and account based profitability in CO-PA

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  • Posted on May 03, 2011 at 07:52 AM


    Cost center accouting is totall intenally for the organisation. It is used to determine the costs to run the company and products.

    Where as COPA is mostly used for sales analysis. It is a keyfigure based approach where in you will have so many keyfigures to report on. You will select only the required ones.

    I am not sure about the other questions.



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    Posted on May 04, 2011 at 07:33 AM


    What all are extracted to BI depends on the requirements of the Proj.

    I can give u a brief overview of COPA-

    As its technical name shows, CO-PA is part of the Controlling module of SAP, and thus it is related to the internal transactions

    of a company.

    It is the sub-component of the SAP Controlling (CO) module that integrates information coming

    from different platforms such as Sales and Distribution (SD), Materials Management (MM), Financials (FI), CO, Production (PP), and others. Think of CO-PA as a window to look inside the SAP database using selective extraction and reporting capabilities to either provide saved and thus static, or realtime and thus dynamic, information.

    Because high-level enterprise resource planning (ERP) technologies focus first on controlling how the money flows in the enterprise and later on how that information is going to be reported or shared, CO-PA interacts with both of these worlds. That is, CO-PA allows access to the Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) structures, or the core of SAP database tables, and it also allows the creation of structures that are later used by Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) applications to generate multidimensional, analytical, and reporting components based on OLTP data such as that delivered in SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence (BI) 7.0.

    I hope some f your doebts are cleared.

    Read any books on CO-PA to understand the enitre concept.



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