Saving Material Cost Estimates 


When you create a cost estimate, you always link it to a costing variant. You can specify the following in Customizing for the costing variant:

If saving the costing results has been allowed for in the costing variant, the cost component split is always saved. You cannot save the cost component split on an optional basis.

The itemization is required to carry out reference costing, variance calculation, scrap valuation, and the calculation of work in process (WIP) for target costs.

The cost element itemization cannot be saved. Cost element itemizations are required for cost element reports in the Information System. However, this information can be extracted from the itemization.

If you use your own programs or reports to evaluate cost element itemizations, you must use the function module CK11_ITEMIZATION_TO_COSX_CONV, which creates the cost element itemization from the itemization.


When you save a material cost estimate, a dialog box appears in which you can specify which costing results you want to save.

You can suppress this dialog box is suppressed if the indicator Defaults can be changed by user has not been turned on in the costing variant in Customizing. In this case, the system automatically saves the costing results that were flagged to be saved in the costing variant.

When you create a costing run, you enter update parameters that specify which costing results you want to save. For more information, see Creating the Costing Run.


In Customizing for Product Cost Planning, check the settings of the following parameters for saving the costing results:

Costing V ariant

Costing Type

You use the costing type to determine the field in the material master record in which the results of the cost estimate are updated (such as the standard price, tax price, or commercial price field), and to determine the valuation view to be costed.

Date Control

Define or check the date control. The system uses the date control ID to propose the validity period of the cost estimate. If you intend to perform the following business transactions, make sure the cost estimate is valid in the periods in which you carry out the transactions:

Cost Component Structure

Assign a cost component structure to the costing variant. The costing variant specifies a cost component structure containing the complete control parameters for the assignment of costs to cost components.

See also:

Implementation Guide (IMG) for Product Cost Controlling