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purpose of segments

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HI SAP EXPERTS GOOD AFTERNOON,

IN SAP ECC 6.0 WE HAVE SEGMENT OPTION IN DEFINITION PATH, AND WE ARE ASSIGNING THAT WHILE CREATION OF PROFIT CENTRE. WHAT IS THE USE OF SEGMENT, WHY ASSIGNING WITH PROFIT CENTRE, WHERE WE CAN SEE REPORTS BY USING SEGMENT.

SAI

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Greta
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Hi,

refer to information under http://help.sap.com/erp2005_ehp_04/helpdata/EN/46/f6fc4e7a7569b5e10000000a114a6b/frameset.htm

Further, keep in mind by your planning, that the segment assignment can NOT be changed as soon as there is transaction data posted on a profit center. The notes 940629, 940440, 1037986 describe this standard system behaviour. There is no reorganisation tool in the standard currently.

Regards,

Greta

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Dear Sai,

SAP has introduced New General Ledger concept which can be used to generate Segment reporting as per the new IFRS requirement. The new GL enables us to capture postings segment wise and generate segmental reports. It also supports reporting in various GAAP follwed by companies in different countries.

A segment is assinged to a profit center. while posting transactions, the system will also update the segment when a posting is made to a profit center. Balance sheet line items can be split segment wise or profit center wise using the document splitting functionality in New GL enabling real time updation of postings for segmental reporting purpose.

We can create our financial statements segment wise using the drill down/report painter facility to seperately disclose the financial statements of different segments.

Hope this info helps you.

regards,

Vishnu.