SAP PS - Network Type

Network type is defined as an order type with different order categories- Production order, network order, etc.

These orders represent different business transactions- CO01 / CO11N, IW31, KO01, OPSC and these order parameters are defined by order categories. All these order types are relevant for specific applications.

In SAP PS system, a network type is used to contain the information for controlling and managing networks. Network is defined as work order that has a structure in common with production, maintenance, and inspection orders.

In SAP system, when you define a network, it should also contain a network type maintained with it.

Network type in PS system determines −

  • Order category
  • CO Partner update

To maintain a Network type, follow the steps given below −

Step 1 − Use T-Code: OPSC or go to SPRO → IMG → Project System → Structures → Operative structure → Network → Setting for Network → Maintain Network Type.


Step 2 − In the next screen, click New Entries to create a network type.

OPSC New Entries

Step 3 − In the next screen, enter the following details −

  • Order Type − Enter unique id that identifies the order type in SAP system

  • Control Indicator − to select classification and to copy data to Controlling

    • Residence Time 1

    • Residence Time 2

  • Functional Area − To create Profit and Loss account in FI

  • Settlement profile and other fields as shown below.


Step 4 − Click the save button at the top.