Important SAP Profit Center Table in SAP CO (EC-PCA)
SAP Profit Center Table in SAP CO (Controlling) will list the main SAP tables for Profit Center Data and Customizing in SAP CO.
First we will start with some short Definition for Profit Center, then we will list SAP Profit Center Tables for Data and Customizing.
SAP Profit Center Definitions
Before listing the Main Tables for Profit Center in SAP, let’s introduce some definition about the Profit Center and the Profit Center Accounting (EC-PCA).
Definition of Profit Center in SAP CO
Let’s start by a short definition of SAP Profit center in SAP COntrolling.
“A profit center is an organizational unit in accounting that reflects a management-oriented structure of the organization for the purpose of internal control.
You can analyze operating results for profit centers using either the cost-of-sales or the period accounting approach.
By calculating the fixed capital as well, you can use your profit centers as investment centers.” (source)
Profit Center Accounting (EC-PCA) Definition
“Profit Center Accounting (EC‑PCA) lets you determine profits and losses by profit center using either period accounting or the cost‑of‑sales approach. It also lets you analyze fixed capital and so‑called “statistical key figures” (number of employees, square meters, and so on) by profit center. Consequently, you can calculate all key figures commonly used in cost accounting (return on investment, cash flow, sales per employee, and so on).” (source)
SAP Profit Center Table Data
The most important Tables for SAP Profit Center Accounting (in SAP CO) are:
|Profit center Table||Description||Table Keys|
|CEPC||Profit Center Master Data Table||PRCTR / DATBI / KOKRS|
|CEPCT||Texts for Profit Center Master Data||SPRAS / PRCTR / DATBI|
|CEPC_BUKRS||Assignment of Profit Center to a Company Code||KOKRS / PRCTR / BUKRS|
|GLPCA||EC-PCA: Actual Line Items G||RCLNT / GL_SIRID|
|GLPCC||EC-PCA: Transaction Attributes||OBJNR|
|GLPCO||EC-PCA: Object Table for Account||OBJNR|
|GLPCP||EC-PCA: Plan Line Items||RCLNT / GL_SIRID|
SAP Profit Center Master Data Table
Let’s focus on the Profit Center Master Data Table in SAP : CEPC.
Here the main fields for SAP Profit center Master Data CEPC.
- PRCTR – Profit Center
- DATBI – Valid To Date
- KOKRS -Controlling Area
- DATAB – Valid-From Date
- ERSDA -Created on
- USNAM -Entered by
- MERKMAL- Field name of CO-PA characteristic
- ABTEI -Department
- VERAK -Person Responsible for Profit Center
- VERAK_USER -User Responsible for the Profit Center
- WAERS -Currency Key
- NPRCTR -Successor profit center
- LAND1 -Country Key
- ANRED -Title
- NAME1 -Name 1
- DRNAM -Printer name for profit center
- KHINR -Profit center area
- BUKRS -Company Code
- VNAME -Joint Venture
- RECID -Recovery Indicator
- ETYPE -Equity Type
- TXJCD -Tax Jurisdiction
- REGIO -Region (State, Province, County)
- KVEWE -Usage of the condition table
- KAPPL -Application
- KALSM -Procedure (Pricing, Output Control, Acct. Det., Costing,…)
- LOGSYSTEM -Logical System
- LOCK_IND -Lock indicator
- PCA_TEMPLATE -Template for Formula Planning in Profit Centers
- SEGMENT– Segment for Segmental Reporting
Other than the above fields of SAP Profit Center Master Data Table, you can find the Address fields (street, phone … ) for the Profit Center.
Customizing SAP Profit Center Tables
The most important Tables for Profit Center Customizing in SAP CO are:
|Profit center Table||Description|
|A141||Profit Center Table Dependent on Material and Receive profit center|
|A142||Dependent on Material Customizing Table|
|A143||SAP Profit Center Table Dependent on Material Group|
SAP PCA : Going Further
If you want to learn more about Profit Center Accounting in SAP, I recommend the following books:
- Configuring Controlling in SAP ERP: SAP CO
- Practical Guide to SAP Profit Center Accounting Paperback – July 28, 2016
- First Steps in SAP Controlling (CO)