Executing a Costing Run


In this section, you cost the materials in the costing run.


You can only cost the materials in the costing run after you have selected them.


  1. In the Costing step, choose (Change parameters) .

  2. Set the indicator Cost ests with errors only if you have already costed the run once and now want to recost only those cost estimates with errors.

  3. Set the indicator Log per costing level to generate a separate log for each costing level.

  4. This action is recommended if you anticipate a large number of messages. It is then easier to manage messages and to trace the causes of errors.

  5. Choose Costing levels to select the costing levels.

  6. For larger structures containing multiple costing levels, you can cost each costing level individually. This enables you to ensure that each costing level has been costed without errors before you proceed to the next level.

  7. Set the indicator for Parallel Processing if this is required for the costing levels when different processors are used for the costing run. Enter the maximum number of servers.

  8. Specify whether the run should be executed online or in the background. If you want to cost online, turn off the Background processing indicator.

  9. The background mode is recommended if you are costing a large number of materials.

    With background processing , you can also request a log for each costing level by setting the Log per costing level indicator.

  10. Set the indicator Print log if you require the messages for the run in print form. (See also: Logs in Material Costing and Displaying, Editing, and Printing Logs )

  11. Save your entries with and choose .

  12. You return to the Edit Costing Run screen.

  13. Choose .

  14. The system costs the materials.

    If you have set the Background processing indicator, the materials are not costed; instead, the system displays the Background Processing: Job Parameters dialog box. Enter the start date and other start criteria for the background job.

    Choose Copy to save or start the job. Choose Start of the navigation path Goto Next navigation step Job Overview End of the navigation path to branch to an overview of all background jobs.

    If you choose Start of the navigation path Goto Next navigation step Schedule Manager End of the navigation path , you access the Schedule Manager .

  15. Save the costing run with .

  16. Choose to actualize the displayed data.


The system calculates the costs for all materials with BOMs (assemblies) and all materials without BOMs (material components). For more information, see Origin of Quantities, Prices, and Dates .

After costing, the system displays the status, number of materials costed, number of materials costed with errors, and the number of materials that have yet to be costed.

To check all the messages that occurred during costing, choose ( Display Log ). The log provides an overview of the costing results as well an opportunity to correct possible errors before carrying out further steps. (

You can use one of the following functions to analyze the costing results:

  • Generate Report

  • Go to Costing Results

See also:

Schedule Manager

Single Functions of the Schedule Manager