Procedure documentationCreating Unit Cost Estimates with Reference


When you create a unit cost estimate, you have the option of copying the costing data from existing cost estimates. The object for which you are creating the unit cost estimate determines which existing cost estimates you can access.

For example, if you create a unit cost estimate for a sales document, you can copy the costing data from another sales document.

Object for unit cost estimate

Cost estimates that can be accessed

Production order


Sales document

Other sales document

Work breakdown structure (WBS) element

Other WBS element

Internal order

Other internal order



Additive costs



Example Example

Using a Material Cost Estimate in a New Material Cost Estimate Without Quantity Structure

  1. Choose Start of the navigation path Accounting Next navigation step Controlling Next navigation step Cost Object Controlling Next navigation step Product Cost Planning Next navigation step Material Costing Next navigation step Cost Estimate Without Quantity Structure Next navigation step Create End of the navigation path.

  2. Enter the material and the plant.

  3. On the Costing Data tab, enter the costing variant and the other required data for the new cost estimate.

  4. Choose Copy Cost Estimate (Copy Cost Estimate).

    The Copy from group box is displayed.

  5. In the Copy from group box, enter the data for the material cost estimate that you want to copy.

    If you want to search for existing cost estimates:

    1. Click Find Cost Estimate (Find Cost Estimate)

      The dialog box Selection of material cost estimates appears.

    2. Enter the selection criteria and choose Execute (Execute).

      A list of material cost estimates based on your search criteria appears.

    3. Select the required cost estimate with a double click.

      The cost estimate is transferred to the Copy from group box.

  6. Choose Enter and check the proposed costing dates on the Dates tab.

  7. Choose Enter.

    The screen Create Unit Cost Estimate: List Screen appears.

    The costing items are copied from the reference and revalued.

  8. Edit the costing items and save the cost estimate.

End of the example.