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Account-Based COGS Split

The cost of goods sold is posted to a single account that is defined in the settings for the account determination for material movements. In order to split the costs of goods sold based on the cost components of the underlying material cost estimate, you can select between two options in the configuration settings:

  • Split COGS only for goods movements based on sales orders

  • Split COGS for additional processes as well

If you select the second option with account-based COGS split, the split will be triggered by the account. This allows you to post the COGS split in additional processes besides goods movements based on sales orders, such as:

  • Stock transfers

  • Intercompany sales

  • Third-party sales

Technical Details

Product Feature is


Country Dependency

Valid for all countries

Application Component



SAP S/4HANA 1709

Additional Details

If you select Account-Based Split, you need to make sure that account determination is properly configured. In particular, the COGS account must only be used in the processes in which you want COGS to be split. If you don’t configure account determination properly, there could be problems with follow-on processes that use the COGS account.

Effects on Customizing

The structure of the Customizing activity Define Accounts for Splitting the Costs of Goods Sold has been modified. Existing customizing entries are transferred into the new structure, no further adjustments are needed.

This activity can be found under Start of the navigation pathFinancial Accounting Next navigation step General Ledger Accounting Next navigation step Periodic Processing Next navigation step Integration Next navigation step Materials Management Next navigation step Define Accounts for Splitting the Costs of Goods SoldEnd of the navigation path.