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2668268 - Message no BS014 "User status XXXX is active"


  • Create a project/WBS element via app Project Control of type "Project with Revenue" and release the project (system status REL). When later trying to assign this WBS element to a sales order, the system prevents the account assignment with Message no. BS014.

  • When using app Create Sales Order with a reference to a WBS element, the system throws Message no. BS014 "User status INIT is active (WBS XXXXXX)".

  • Try to input a receiver WBS Element in app Enter Activity Allocation but system prevents this with error "User Status COMP is active" message no. BS014.


  • SAP Commercial Project Management (CPM)
  • SAP Project System (PS)
  • SAP S/4HANA, cloud edition


This is the expected behaviour in relation to this process.


In cloud, the projects can be created only as part of the below SAP Best Practices for SAP S/4HANA Cloud scenarios:

  1. Project Financial Control (1NT)
  2. Customer Project Management(J11)
  3. Internal Project Project Management (1A8)
  • Sales order integration is available only for J11 scenario but this has to be used via the launchpad. To use this scenario, please use the tiles under customer project manager business role to create the project. At the moment, the project control app can be used to create projects only for scenario 1NT which does not allow sales order integration.

  • In general each scenario caters to different kinds of projects. 1NT primarily focuses on flavors of internal projects (with currently no integration with sales order) where as J11 caters to professional services based projects. Please use J11 for billing to customer as projects with revenues are still not enabled for billing via sales order.

  • In Customer Project Management (CPM), customer projects are automatically defined to COMP user status defined by standard development when the project is set to completed. This design prevents the user from doing any time recording (for example, using Enter Activity Allocation app) however not all types of cost postings are prohibited. An example of a posting that is allowed is supplier invoice posting  with a reference to a WBS element.

See Also

Fiori apps library: Enter Activity Allocation

Fiori apps library: Create Sales Order


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