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Define Operating Concern in SAP

In this SAP CO tutorial, you will learn the step-by-step procedures to define operating concerns in SAP with the help of t-code KEP8.

What is Operating Concern in SAP?

SAP operating concern is one of the most important organizational units in cost-based profitability analysis (CO-PA). The operating concern in SAP can be used by a user as a management tool that will analyze specific markets or business segments.

SAP IMG Path to Define Operating Concern 

Please follow the below IMG path to define operating concern in SAP:

SPRO => IMG => Enterprise Structure => Maintain Structure => Definition => Controlling => Maintain Operating Concern

How to Define Operating Concern in SAP?

Please follow the steps below to define operating concerns in SAP:

First, execute t-code KEP8 in the SAP Easy Access screen.


Next in the Maintaining Operating Concern screen, you will see the list of previously defined operating concerns in your SAP system.

Click the New Entries button to create a new operating concern according to your requirements.

New Entries

Now in the Operating Concern Configuration screen, enter the following screen.

  • Operating concern: Input 4-digits unique alphanumerical ID that represents the operating concern in SAP CO.
  • Name of operating concern: Input a short description of the new operating concern.


Once all the details have been entered click the Save button to save the new operating concern.


Next, select the Customization Request id and press Enter to proceed.


A message Data was saved will be displayed on your screen.

Data was saved

You have successfully defined Operating Concern STECH on your SAP system.

New Operating Concern