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2852283 - Enabling the use of Resources for Planning in Professional Services Projects


You wish to use the app "Plan Customer Projects" or "Plan Internal Projects" to plan work packages and estimate costs and revenues for team resources, additional resources, and expense.
But when you create a customer or internal project, you receive the follow error message:
"A prerequisite configuration is not set up in your system. Please contact your business configuration expert to perform the configuration steps described in KBA 2852283."

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SAP S/4HANA Cloud.


  • Categorize the Resource IDs:

Customers are now required to categorize the Resource IDs based on their usage. This is a pre-requisite and a mandatory step that needs to be done so that Resource IDs are available for planning in a work package. The categorization needs to be done using following SSCUI Map Resources to Resource Types (103299).

This can be found under Configure your solution -> Customer and Internal Project Management -> Map Resources to Resource Types.

Steps to be performed:

  1. Choose the Resource Type ID for which the resource types need to be maintained.                                                                           


  1. Maintain the Resource ID(s) that needs to appear under the respective Resource Type.

        NOTE: The Unit of measure of the Resource ID(s) should be H(hours).


  1. The Resource IDs can be deleted if they are not in use.

         This configuration needs to be redone in P system.

  • Cost Center Group Adjutments (Not relevant for new customers):

This step is not required for new customers who are going to deploy SAP S/4 HANA Cloud with version 1911 or above. For others, the Cost Center groups need to be adjusted to ensure the billing cycle works for additional resources. This change will ensure the additional resources are billed properly for both Customer Invoices and Inter-company Invoices.

Steps to be performed:

  1. Choose the application Edit Cost Element Groups (App ID KAH2).
  2. Enter the Cost Element group to be edited as YBPS_BILL.
  3. Add the Cost Element Group YBPS_UBBT at the end of YBPS_BILL and Save.


  1. Re-open the application Edit Cost Element Groups (App ID KAH2).
  2. Enter the Cost Element group to be edited as YBPS_BILLI.
  3. Add the Cost Element Group YBPS_UBBT under YBPS_ICO.


Additional Information: While creating the intercompany invoice, the material determined will be T999 for the U*** activity types.


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