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Guided Framework for Simplified Organizational Structure Set up in CBC for SAP S/4HANA Cloud

SAP Central Business Configuration is a new tool that will make it possible to configure a business process spanning different SAP solutions from one central place. SAP Central Business Configuration supports the configuration of SAP S/4HANA Cloud, but aims at seamless implementation of end-to-end business processes across SAP’s Intelligent Enterprise Suite.

It provides a new project experience, allowing scoping, Organizational Structure, configuration and  other project activity handling. This will replace the current implementation approach via the Manage your solution app in the realize phase.

This Blog post will be focused on the Simplified Organizational Structure in CBC. Creating an Organizational Structure in CBC allows to to easily create and adapt your company’s organizational structure



The organizational setup will be done in an Organization Structure App. Customers will need to specify all relevant parameter for every organizational entity and will also be provided with a graphical/tabular overview of the organizational structure.

Key features:

  • Graphic view – graphical, scope-dependent, and guided creation of organizational units
  • Table view – all Organization units are listed in a table
  • Both Graphic and Table view has simplified view where suggestions for subsequent entities creation are no longer visible.
  • Unconfirmed units can be easily changed and deleted.
  • Checks in place to make sure all mandatory Organization units based on the selected scope have been created
  • Check that all Organization hierarchies contain the relevant Organization entities                (For example, every plant requires at least one storage location if logistics is in scope)
  • Check that all required relationships are set up                                                                        (For example, every Distribution Chain requires at least one plant to be assigned)


Creation of Organizational Units

In order to create Plant for company code, directly click on the Plant in the graphical mode

or in Tabular format click on Plant.

For the company code IN00, Choose Create Plant, and enter the following values in the panel that opens on the right side of the screen.

  • ID: IN01
  • Name: West Side
  • Country/Region: IN

Choose Create.


Plant ‘IN01’ created

Further entities and their relations/assignments can be created using the suggestions in the Organization Structure app, or from the right-hand side panel, following the recommendation of Organization units under Additional Relations section

It is also possible directly in the Organizational Structure app to enter and save the addresses for already created organizational entities. To do so, select one existing entity and on the right-hand side the Address panel appears in edit mode along with a Save button


Confirm Organizational Structure Set up


Confirming Organizational structure results in following activities

Benefits of Organizational Structure with CBC


This blog post should help you to understand in detail on the Simplified Organizational Structure in CBC.

Thanks for reading this blog post, hopefully the blog post was informative.

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      Author's profile photo Luisa Dechant
      Luisa Dechant

      Hi Sahil Grover,


      thanks for the interesting blog regarding using CBC for Organizational Structure set up. I have a question regarding the mandatory organization units you refer to. Which Organization units are mandatory in S/4HANA Cloud?



      Author's profile photo Sahil Grover
      Sahil Grover
      Blog Post Author

      Dear Luisa,

      Thank you.

      The Mandatory organization units depends on the scope item that we choose in CBC. Like if we choose a warehouse scope item then its mandatory to have warehouse managed storage location. But in General for any organization to run it should have a company , For Purchasing and selling we need a plant, sales area, purchase organization , storage location etc.

      Please read the help link and let me know in case you have further queries.


      Sahil Grover

      Author's profile photo Gursharan Kang
      Gursharan Kang

      Hello Sahil,

      Thank you for posting it.

      I had a quick question in terms of character limit length.

      In CRM on-premise solution org structure set up, we had a CRM BP (Business Partner) ID created. BP ID gave us a workaround to add additional text for Sales Org name and street since BP had higher character limit than Org unit details.

      Could you please help me understand if there are similar workarounds for CBC org structure.


      Thank you,

      G Kang

      Author's profile photo Jacob Karlsson
      Jacob Karlsson



      once the organization structure is confirmed I can’t delete any entries in CBC right?

      Author's profile photo Sahil Grover
      Sahil Grover
      Blog Post Author

      Dear Jacob,

      Yes , once confirmed entries cannot be deleted

      Author's profile photo Luis Enrique Rojas Silva
      Luis Enrique Rojas Silva

      Hello Team,


      I am confused, I understand according to the help that once the unit is created in the cbc it cannot be deleted even if it is not confirmed.

      Is it correct or am I misinterpreting the help?


      Author's profile photo Felix Heras
      Felix Heras

      Hi Sahil,

      Good post.

      I have one related question, ¿How do you assign users to the organizational structure?

      In R3 we used PPOME transaction.

      Thanks in advance.

      Best Regards.


      Author's profile photo Emanuelle Borriello
      Emanuelle Borriello

      Hi Sahil Grover ,


      I have created the org structure in CBC as described so actually only if I logon in EN I will see the descriptions.

      Where can I maintain the translations of the org structure?




      Author's profile photo Warren Nash
      Warren Nash

      From OSS note 3303322:-

      In order to maintain the description in other languages for the units described in the Cause part of this KBA, please follow below steps:

      1. Login into your browser with requested language as default login language (e.g. Chinese or Spanish).
      2. Click on Initiate change then select Organizational Structure.
      3. Now maintain a description of the desired entities/units.
      4. Reconfirm the org unit.
      5. Complete the activity and milestone.