<b>Activity type category 2 (Indirect calculation, indirect allocation)</b>
The quantities produced by the activity types in this category cannot be calculated or only with great effort. The plan and actual activity quantities are determined in indirect activity allocation using one of the following:
The defined sender/receiver relationshps
The receiver tracing factors
Fixed quantities (defined in the segments)
Allocating the activities also takes place automatically through indirect activity allocation as described above.
The actual and planned activity quantities result from the sum of the activity inputs calculated from the tracing factors on the individual receivers.
Plan and scheduled activity quantities are therefore automatically reconciled.
<b>Activity type category 3 (Manual entry, indirect allocation)</b>
Activity types of this category use activity quantities entered manually. Entering the actual activity quantity takes place on an activity-related basis using a special function (Non-allocatable activities) for which no receiver objects can be given.
The plan and actual activity quantities are allocated indirectly using defined sender/receiver relationships. The R/3 System calculates the activity quantity to be allocated for each receiver based on the ratios of tracing factors for all receivers. The manually planned or posted activity is thereby completely allocated to the receivers.
This ensures that plan activities are fully reconciled after carrying out indirect activity allocation.