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Dummy Profit Center

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Can any one explain what is a dummay profit center?

What is the signifiacnce of it ?

When do we normally use it?

Do we use it when the clinet want to combine CC and PC hierarchy ?

I would appreciate your reply Gurus

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each profit center we are assigned in cost center.

if we are not assigned profitcenter in cost center the data goes

to Dummy profit center.after data posting to dummy profit center if we need transfer to any profit center using 9KE0

to transfer dummy profit center to reqired profit center



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Dummy profit center: The dummy profit center is the default profit center to which data is posted when the corresponding object has not been assigned to a profit center.

You can find out which objects are not assigned to profit centers by analyzing the postings assigned to the profit center. You can also assess or distribute data from the dummy profit center to the desired profit centers.


It may happen that some objects in your system are inadvertently left without an assignment to a profit center. In this case, postings to accounts which are defined as revenue or cost elements are assigned to the dummy profit center of the controlling area to which the object posted to belongs. This ensures that your internal and financial accounting data are reconciled.

There are two places where you can create a profit center:

- In the application menu, under Master Data -> Profit Center -> Individual Processing -> Create

- In Customizing for Profit Center Accounting, under Master Data -> Profit Center -> Maintain Profit Centers.

I hope it will help.

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hi ,

adding something more to the earlier answer.

The dummy profit center is updated in data transfers whenever the object to which the data was originally posted (cost center, order, and so on) is not assigned to a profit center. This ensures that the data in Profit Center Accounting is complete.

You can later send the data on the dummy profit center to the other profit centers using assessment or distribution.


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Hi ,

If PCA is active in ur client then its important to create a dummy PC so that in case of any assignment is missing from the MM or SD side the entry is posted to dummypc by the sys.

Its is creted while updating the PCA hirerarchy.