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Master data in PS: Different interpretations

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Hi Experts,

In certain Business blue prints, i have seen that the project objects like PD, WBS, NWA are described as master data. in some case, the standard templates are specified as PS master data. Of course, as per SAP menu, the work center and statistical key figures are the part of master data.

There is little ambiduity. My understanding is that, master data is the one which is a record for predefined information for repeated usage in transaction. Master data like material, vendor, customer etc falls under this category.

The Project objects are defined specific to transaction.

To avoid various interpretations and arrive unique understanding, i invite comments from experts.

warm regards


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Master data is data that remains unchanged over a long period of time. It contains information that is needed again and again in the same way.

In PS, as you said Work center, SKFs etc are all master data. Apart from that Std. WBS, Std. Network, Std. Milestone are also termed as master data because we use them again and again in creation of projects. In case of big projects, we would have several std. WBS and Std. networks. So it also becomes a master data.



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The Project System module uses the work breakdown structure and network as operational data for structuring, planning, and executing projects. Depending on the type of project and how it is configured, master data from other business areas is used in the project.

The Project System module has no organizational units of its own. Depending on the project type and configuration, the organizational units from a wide range of areas are used (sales and distribution, purchasing, production, accounting, controlling, personnel, and so on).

Some of the supporting master data used in PS is listed below,

MM - Material Master, Vendor Master, Purchasing Info Record

SD - Customer Master, Pricing Conditions

PP - Work Center, Bill of Material

FI/CO - Chart of Accounts, Cost Elements, Cost Centers, Activity Types, Activity Prices

PS - Standard WBS Template, Standard Network Template

I would suggest you to refer the help documents instead of Blue prints to gain more understanding on these things.

With Regards,