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Know hows about work centers

Hello PS-, and hopefully HR-specialists

I have to setup a complex capacity/resource-planning scenario. And I hope I can get some answers from this forum.

As I'm responsible for groups of persons which belong to more than one plant, I have to setup one work center for every plant. As I want to manage every single person of such groups I have to assign the person, setup in a mini-HR-master data, to the according work center. So far so good.

Here my to requests.

1. As I have to manage external resources too, I want to setup them also in the system. So I create a master data for such resources. But they can't be plant specific, as I have to assign them to projects of different plants. How can I setup such a scenario?

1.1 - and if I want to plan them as a work center, how can I make the project controlling? As I have to create a purchase order once we assigned them to a activity. And how does it work once we have them assigned but not created a PO yet? (How would the hour rate be calculated?)

2. Does exist a possibility in SAP to have an overview of all these work centers (for internal persons and every plant; hopefully one WC for external persons) on a person level?

Many thanks for every answer

Jim

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    Jul 20, 2011 at 05:05 AM

    Hi Jim,

    As regards to your requirement to manage the external resources as work centers, I suggest that you have a different cost center and activity type for external activities. Assign this activty type in the work center and also have a rate fixed in KP26. Additionally, when you create a PO, assign this PO to the "external cost center". Assign the work center in the network activities.

    With this arrangement, the cost of the external work center will accumulate in the cost center ( when you confirm the service entry sheets for external manpower ) and will get absorbed in the project activities thru the internal activity allocation when you confirm the activites. This arrangement will work for periodic activity revaluation as well. This answers your question on project controlling.

    Since one work center can be assigned to one plant only, you can create an external work center with the same name in all the plants.

    To find out the work center and all the person assigned to the work center, please try OM reports in HR, S_AHR_61016528 - Structure Display/Maintenance with object type as "A" and Evaluation path "ALLPERS".

    Hope this helps.

    Srinivas Potluri

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    • Former Member Former Member

      Many thanks to all of you

      you helped me a lot and know I'm understanding this issue at last a little bit.

      So

      thanks and bye

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    Former Member
    Jul 11, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    There is answer available in SAP Help for most of your queries. Read the 'Resources' section in SAP Help and also read about Work Centers. you will know how the cost gets calculated.

    Revert in case of specific queries.

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  • Jul 11, 2011 at 11:41 AM

    I think if you refer sap help on pooled capacity and resource planning of externally processed activity, all of your query will be answered.

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    Jul 11, 2011 at 12:12 PM

    hey

    thanks for your replies

    I did already a lot of research. But I think I have a lot more to do. I will try and answer later on.

    Best regards

    Jim

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    Jul 19, 2011 at 01:57 PM

    Hello all

    now I read the hole sap-help, but I didn't find any answers to my questions. Somebody is able to give me a link or something, that I'm able to understand this matter.

    - How to plan with Workcenters over more than one plant?

    - how to plan external resources when this persons can be employed by 2 plants and more, and when we would manage them like a resource?

    Thank you very very much

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