Valuating Activity Quantities
Indirect Activity Allocation in the Actual
indirect activity allocation, all quantities are posted as total quantities. The quantity is split into fixed and variable portions using actual cost splitting (see:
Actual Cost Splitting).
You are using indirect activity allocation in the actual together with
predistribution of fixed costs, and both sender and receiver are participating in the predistribution. The system reduces the valuation on the sender and receiver side by the amount of the sender fixed costs.
- On the sender side, the portion of the fixed costs is zero. The overall costs therefore contain only variable portions.
- On the receiver side, the overall costs also contain only variable costs. The fixed costs are zero, due to the fully variable activity input. This is because the sender fixed costs are allocated using the predistribution of fixed costs.
Indirect Activity Allocation in the Plan
For indirect activity allocation in the plan, the system determines the fixed and variable quantity portions according to the receiver type and its tracing factor in the given segment.
- The system posts all quantities as variable if the receiver type is a cost center/activity type combination or a business process and if the receiver tracing factor is determined on the portions of the plan or actual activity quantities of the receiver.
- The system posts all quantities as variable if the receiver type is an order, cost object or WBS element.
- In all other cases, that is, for other receiver types or other receiver tracing factors, the system posts the quantities as fully fixed.
If a price exists for a sender object, the R/3 system uses this to valuate the activity quantity for the sender and corresponding receivers. This amount is split into fixed and variable debits and credits in the same way as the valuation of activity-dependent activity input planning (see:
Planning Secondary Costs).