Accounting with SAP R/3
Object within Profitability Analysis to which costs and revenues are assigned.
A profitability segment corresponds to a market segment. You can calculate the profitability of a profitability segment by comparing its sales revenues against its costs.
A profitability segment in an operating concern is defined by a combination of characteristic values. Characteristics can be concepts that already exist in the system (customer, product, sales organization, and so on), or you can define your own concepts (such as order size class).
Profitability segment 1: Product Prod-1132/ Customer 100267
Profitability segment 2: Industry Chemicals/ Country USA/ Product group Laboratory instruments
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