Report painter is the main tool for defining reports in the information system in controlling module.
All of the controlling reports (Cost center accounting, internal orders and profit center accounting) are created using report painter. You can also create reports in FI.
With Report Painter you can define reports quickly and easily across rows and columns.
You can use standard reports delivered by SAP as a base, copy them and do minor modifications, so as to suit your requirement.Very often it is felt that the standard reports delivered by SAP do not meet the user’s requirement. Therefore you need to create new reports.