The SAP R/3 system comes with a vast amount of standard reports. Every SAP application has its own information system, which can be assessed from the application menu. Different tools have been used to build the reports and the outcome varies from very rigid, programmed reports to very flexible reports.
The reports in the controlling module are mostly built with a SAP reporting tool, called Report Painter. This is a very easy tool, which the controllers can use to make their own reports. The easiest way to start is to copy a standard report and modify it. As all report painter reports share the same features and functions, it is a good idea to first have a
closer look at a SAP standard report.
In this paper the Cost Centers: Actual/Plan/Variance -report is presented as an example of Report Painter reports