The purpose of the scenario ‘Profitability Analysis (PA)’ is to provide a key figure based view on the performance of a bank. This comprises the following two main aspects:
Calculation and storage of indirect costs and revenues (usually) on the granularity of a single financial instrument,
Analysis of the cost and revenue information in reporting. We stress that the PA scenario is not integrated with the Financial Accounting (in contrast with the scenario ‘Integrated Financial and Management Accounting’). As a consequence direct costs and revenues resulting from external transactions (between the bank and its customers) have to be delivered from an external financial accounting system (PC Ledger for Financial Instruments).
To use this integration scenario, the following deployment units