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1537969 - Error "Cost Center XYZ must be below a profit center. It is also possible to flag both definitions on the same org unit." while Assigning Updating a Org Unit as Cost Center.

Symptom

When you try to update a Org unit as a Cost Center, System throws below error message:

Cost Center XYZ (Org unit name) must be below a profit center. It is also possible to flag both definitions on the same org unit.
Cost Center XYZ (Org unit name) must be below a business residence. It is also possible to flag both definitions on the same org unit.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Organization Management workcenter.
  2. Select Org Structures view.
  3. Highlight the Org unit and select Edit button.
  4. Go to Definitions tab.
  5. Select Cost center check box.

System thros above error messages.

Cause

The system is working as designed.

The basic rule here is a if you want to define a Org unit as a Cost center then it should be under a Org unit which is a Profit center and also a business residence.

Resolution

Follow below steps to resolve this issue;

  1. Go to Organization Management workcenter.
  2. Select Org Structures view.
  3. Highlight the Org unit and select Edit button.
  4. Assign Master Org unit (Org unit contains the current Orgunit which have error) as Proft center and Business Residence in tab Definitions.
  5. Select the current Org unit.
  6. Go to Definitions tab.
  7. Select Cost center check box.

Keywords

KBA , SRD-MD-OM , Organizational Management , Product Enhancement

Product

SAP Business ByDesign all versions