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SAP Enterprise Structure Explained


This article is a pictorial representation of SAP Enterprise Structure,

All below Enterprise Functions are associated with each other in the SAP Solution. This article is published with an objective of explaining the connections between all objects of above listed Enterprise functions.

Article is helpful to an non technical individual understand the baseline design of Enterprise Structure based on which entire SAP ERP works.


SAP product covers all the processes that helps and organization run and hence it is called and Enterprise Resource Planning Application Software.

  1. Finance
  2. Controlling
  3. Logistics
  4. Sales and Distribution
  5. Material Management
  6. Human Resource


Legend Explained

Consolidated object view of SAP ERP


SAP Enterprise Objects By Domain

SAP Enterprise Objects By Domain

Company Code


Company Code Association

Business Area


Business Area Association

Sales Distribution & Logistics Association


SD and Logistics Association


Logistics, Material Management and Plant Association


Logistics, Material Management and Plant Association


SAP Enterprise Structure Associations


SAP Enterprise Structure Associations

P.S. – This article is an effort to picturise the entire SAP enterprise structure. Presentation may have missed associations with respect to either cross or intermodular objects. Feel free to provide suggestions to improve the pictorial representations in this blog.

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      Author's profile photo Garima Jain
      Garima Jain

      Hello Barin,

      Thank you for this blog and the detailed ES elements.The list is exhaustive, and this is what I was looking for. Once again, thank you for the posting consolidated information.

      I just had a look at IMG structure in one of our SAP system and under Enterprise Structure --> Definition found all these below as part of the Enterprise Structure:

      S.NO Enterprise Structure Element List Workstream
      1 Credit Control Area Finance
      2 Credit Segment Finance
      3 Company Code Finance
      4 Trading Partner Finance
      5 Business Area Finance
      6 Functional Area Finance
      7 Segment Finance
      8 Financial Management Area (FMA) Finance
      9 Profit Centre Finance
      10 Cost Centers Finance
      11 Chart of Depreciation Finance
      12 Depreciation Area Finance
      13 Controlling Area Finance
      14 Operating Concern Finance
      15 Valuation Level Logistics General
      16 Plant Procurement(MM)
      17 Location Logistics General
      18 Sales Organization Engineering
      19 Distribution Channel Engineering
      20 Division Engineering
      21 Sales Office Engineering
      22 Sales Group Engineering
      23 Sales Area Engineering
      24 Storage Location Procurement(MM)
      25 Purchasing Organization Procurement(MM)
      26 Purchasing group Procurement(MM)
      27 Warehouse Procurement(MM)
      28 Shipping Point Engineering
      29 Loading Point Logistics Execution
      30 Transportation Planning Point Logistics Execution
      31 Maintenance plant Engineering
      32  Planning Plant Engineering
      33 Work Center Engineering
      34 Personnel Areas Human Resource Management
      35 Personnel Subareas Human Resource Management
      36 Employee Groups Human Resource Management
      37 Employee Subgroups Human Resource Management
      1. Can you please confirm if all the above are part of Enterprise Structure and this is the exhaustive list of all ES elements?
      2. Tomorrow if SAP decides to add a new ES element , how does the customer get to know if there is anything newly added (I am aware of one such way is through "SAP - Whats new" ) Appreciate if you can guide me with your expertise here pls?





      Author's profile photo Barin DESAI
      Barin DESAI
      Blog Post Author

      hi Garima


      Thank you for your kind words. Please note that I plan to enhance this based on availability I have as there is a lot that is miising in this as information.

      you will see this being updated. Next steps is to update the COA mappings in the same section.

      To answer your questions


      yes what you have listed are all the elements which are part of SAP enterprise structure. I don't think in logistics and finance additional SAP structures are required to be added as the design is quite strong and meets all requirements.

      SAP generally would release notes if there are any such elements additionally required. With public cloud introduction SAP is making the delta elements as a customer specific configurations hence I don't see any additional need to modify or add any elements in the SAP Enterprise Structure.


      Thank you


      Author's profile photo Garima Jain
      Garima Jain

      Thank You Barin for your prompt response.

      1. So based on your response i assume all of the above listed by me are part of Enterprise Elements and not Master Data.
      2. Could you please provide me more details on 'customer specific configurations' - do you have any link/wiki or note handy where i can read more about this?

      Thank you in advance.