Project System provides tools to track project milestone, costs and resources. SAP’s Project System module contains tight integration to the Controlling, Human Resources, and Logistics modules. It utilizes personnel records from HR, rolls costs into Controlling and links to materials or customers in the Logistics modules.
Two key objects that define the Project in SAP are:
- Work Breakdown Structure – defines tasks and assign resources to those tasks
- Network – defines the dependencies within the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
Common processes in Project System include:
- Tracking costs against WBS elements. These costs can either be from personnel time charged against the project or from materials and/or services procured to support the project.
- Tracking milestones against key dates defined in the project.
The following diagram illustrates the hierarchy of objects within an SAP Project: