Pricing Procedure Determination
Because the SAP condition technique from pricing is used for calculating the shipment costs, the most important tool for controlling shipment costing is the pricing procedure. The pricing procedure contains all condition types that are to be used for shipment costing and it defines the sequence in which calculation is carried out in the shipment cost document. You can specify requirements in the determination procedure which define when individual conditions are considered. The pricing procedure allows any number of subtotals between the gross value and the net value.
For further information on the role of the pricing procedure in pricing, see Pricing Procedures.
The following figure gives an example of the role of a pricing procedure within shipment costing.
The pricing procedure is automatically determined during shipment costing.
The pricing procedure determined for shipment costing depends upon the transaction. Therefore, a pricing procedure is determined for every shipment cost item, depending on
· Transportation planning point
· Service agents
· Shipment cost item
· Shipping type
You can also override automatic determination of the pricing procedure by specifying it in the shipment header or the shipment stage.
To determine the pricing procedure automatically, you must make the following settings in Customizing:
· Item category determination procedure group
You must define an item category determination group and assign the corresponding items to this group.
· Service agent determination procedure group
You must define a service agent determination group and assign the corresponding service agents to this group.
· Shipping type determination procedure group
You must define a shipping type determination group and assign the corresponding shipping types to this group.
· Assignment by transportation planning point
You must then assign a valid combination of item category determination group, service agent determination group and shipping type determination group to a pricing procedure for every transportation planning point.
Based on the configurations made in Customizing, the system automatically determines a pricing procedure. This is carried out either when you create a shipment cost item or when you carry out pricing again for an item.
You can also override automatic determination of the pricing procedure by specifying it in the shipment header or the shipment stage. You can also specify a pricing procedure in Customizing for route definition in the stages overview.