Profit Center Number Complexity

Profit Center number decisions that add complexity.

Your decision for Profit Center numbers can add ongoing operation costs and complexity, especially in SAP Retail.

We’re talking strictly about Profit Centers in Material Master that are assigned for each Plant (MARC-PRCTR).

The Best Practice in SAP Retail is that only one Profit Center per Plant (Site) is relevant for all Materials (Articles), and that the Profit Center number is the same as the Plant number.   

Profit Center number = Plant number. Simple. But why is this Best Practice? What pitfalls await those who deviate? And how is Best Practice implemented? Spoiler alert: it isn’t standard, and that’s standard!

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What’s more, the output contains help text of associated data elements and other details that you can’t easily display from one or many standard transaction codes.

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Best Practice for Site Numbers

A best practice in SAP Retail is that the following objects all have the same 4-character number:

This is true for all Sites: Stores, Distribution Centers, and Reference Sites of all flavors.

But this isn’t a system-constraint! Like many things that are described as a “Best Practice,” you can choose otherwise … and pay a price 🙂

Site Master Distribution is Best Practice in S/4HANA

A notable feature of S/4HANA is that, unlike ECC 6.0, a customizing request is not raised when creating or maintaining a Site Master in the Customizing Golden client. Given this, should a Site Master in S/4HANA be considered as master data or treated as customizing?

What’s more – perhaps, what’s worse – your Site Master process design critically depends on the answer to this “debatable” question. You better get this right.