Analyzing the Results

Use

You can analyze the results of a material cost estimate in this way if you:

Features

The screen is divided into three areas:

Note that it is not possible to display a costing structure directly after performing unit costing

You can arrange this screen to your own requirements by doing the following:

  • Altering the size of the screen areas

To see all the pushbuttons and displayed fields for the costing structure, it may be necessary to increase the size of this screen area.

  • Displaying or hiding the screen areas Detailed list and Costing structure via Detail list on/Detail list off and Costing structure on/Costing structure off

  • Using Hold to save these settings so you can call up this function (user-dependent) later: it is up to you whether you save the settings independent of the costing variant or not.

Cost Estimate Overview

This screen area contains tab pages which provide the following cost estimate data:

Costs tab

Contains the calculated costs

The costs displayed are based on the costing lot size. However, you can also see the costs based on the price unit in the material master, or based on a figure you have already defined, by selecting a cost base from the list field. Note that if a cost base is changed, all costing items are adjusted proportionally, including those that contain fixed costs (such as setup costs).

 displays the log containing the messages for the material

 displays the itemization

 displays the cost component split

Partner displays the partner cost component split with cost component groups

 displays the costed multilevel BOM (displayed in the screen area costing structure )

Additive Costs displays the additive costs

These reports, which refer to a cost component view, are displayed in the screen area Detailed list . To display another cost component view, select the desired view from the list field in the Costs tab page. The information in the screen area Detailed list is updated automatically.

Tab page

Contains

Costing data

The costing variant and costing version used in the cost estimate

Dates

The costing dates used for the cost estimate

Quantity structure

The quantity structure data used for the cost estimate

Inventory costing

  • Currency in which the costing results are displayed

  • Costing sheet, overhead key, and template used to calculate overhead

History

Information on who created, marked, and released the cost estimate, and when

Further Costing Information and Settings for the Cost Estimate

You can branch from the toolbar to the master data used. For example, you can go to the material master of the material costed.

For more information, see Origin of Costing Data .

or

Previous/next material (only when you create a cost estimate with quantity structure, not when you display it)

Start of the navigation path Goto Next navigation step Material overview End of the navigation path

You can display an overview of all the materials costed. You can adapt the list to your own requirements, for instance by setting filters and by sorting.

By double-clicking on a material, you can branch from this list to the detailed information.

Start of the navigation path Goto Next navigation step Highest material cost estimate End of the navigation path

You go back to the costing information for the highest material.

Start of the navigation path Costs Next navigation step Cost element itemization End of the navigation path

The cost element itemization is only available when you create a cost estimate, not when you display it.

Start of the navigation path Costs Next navigation step View selection End of the navigation path

Here you can change the view for all three screen areas at the same time.

Start of the navigation path Settings Next navigation step Cost display End of the navigation path

Here you can change the cost base and the currency (providing a cost component split has been generated for the currency to be set) for all three screen areas at the same time. You can change the content of the table on the tab page Costs under Costs for view .