Use of Existing Costing Data

Use

A BOM may contain the following types of materials:

  • Materials that have already been costed

  • Materials already produced or stored in another plant, and costed in that plant

You can use this existing data in costing, and transfer it to other cost estimates. You can transfer existing material cost estimates with and without quantity structure .

You can do the following:

  • Transfer an existing cost component split using Transfer control

  • Using reference costing , transfer the costed quantity structure and, for every item category (such as M, G, and X), decide whether it should be recosted or revaluated

Prerequisites

Settings for Transfer Control

You define transfer control in Customizing for Product Cost Controlling. You use transfer control to specify how the system is to search for available cost estimates in order to transfer existing costing data into another cost estimate.

You enter the transfer control ID in the costing variant that you are going to use for the cost estimate.

When you create a standard cost estimate, any cost estimate that has already been released is automatically transferred, irrespective of whether you use transfer control. For further information, see Releasing Standard Cost Estimates .

If you set the Transfer control can be changed indicator in the costing variant, the system displays the Transfer control ID field in the Control parameters dialog box when you create a cost estimate. If you have entered a transfer control ID in the costing variant, this ID is proposed by the system. You can overwrite this default value manually. If you do not set the Transfer control can be changed indicator in the costing variant, the system determines the transfer control automatically from the costing variant, if it has been entered there.

Settings for Reference Costing

You define a reference variant in Customizing for Product Cost Controlling. It enables you to specify the costing items that should be revaluated. You define the reference variant in the costing variant.

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For further information about the Customizing settings for transfer control and the reference variant, see the Implementation Guide (IMG) under Start of the navigation path Product Cost Planning Next navigation step Cost Estimate with Quantity Structure End of the navigation path .

Features

Using the transfer control , you can transfer the data of the following types of cost estimate:

  • Future standard cost estimates

The system searches for an existing future (marked) standard cost estimate.

  • Current standard cost estimates

The system searches for an existing current (released) standard cost estimate.

  • Previous standard cost estimates

The system searches for an existing previous standard cost estimate.

  • Cost estimates with period-based transfer control

The system searches for an existing cost estimate that has the same costing version and date in the costing variant (that is, the costing type and valuation variant) as the cost estimate you are currently working on. You define the date that is relevant for selecting the cost estimate in the costing type (that is, with period, with date or without date).

  • Other cost estimates

The system searches for an existing cost estimate that corresponds with your criteria. These criteria can be the costing variant and costing version.

Whether the system transfers a cost estimate with or without quantity structure depends on the With quantity structure indicator in the costing view of the material master. If this indicator is set, the system looks for cost estimates with quantity structure. If this indicator is not set, the system looks for cost estimates without quantity structure. For more information, see Material Master Costing View: Basic Data .

You are creating a cost estimate for a finished product (12.31.98), using costing variant PPCX. The finished product contains semi-finished product I, for which the following cost estimates already exist in the system:

  • A marked (future) standard cost estimate (costing variant PPC1)

  • A released (current) standard cost estimate (costing variant PPC1)

  • Another cost estimate (costing variant XPCX)

  • A cost estimate with period-based transfer control (costing variant PPCX, costing version 01, from 12.01.98 )

You don’t want to recost the semi-finished product. Instead, you want to transfer the results of an existing cost estimate, being either one with period-based transfer control (your main priority), or, if not, a current standard cost estimate. Before creating the cost estimate, therefore, you have entered in Customizing the following transfer control in costing variant PPCX:

1) Cost estimate with period-based transfer control

2) Current standard cost estimate

3) Other cost estimate

When costing the finished product using costing variant PPCX, the system searches for existing cost estimates for all the materials in the BOM structure in the sequence which you specified.

Since a cost estimate with period-based transfer control exists, this cost estimate is transferred. The first strategy has been completed successfully. The cost estimate for the semi-finished product has also been executed using costing variant PPCX, costing version 01. Although the existing cost estimate is from 12.01.98, it is period-based if the relevant indicator (that is, Saving with period and not Saving with or without date ) has been switched on in the costing type.

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