If you carry out Profitability Analysis based on costing data from another R/3 system, the data must be exchanged between both systems. The costing results can then be analyzed in the form of a cost component split in Profitability Analysis.
If costing data from another R/3 system is to be accessed by Sales and Distribution, the data must be exchanged between both systems. The costing results can then be used in Sales and Distribution.
Distribution of the Cost Component Split to Profitability Analysis and Sales and Distribution (I)
The results of a cost estimate (the cost component split) can be distributed to a particular system or to all the logical systems that are defined in the customer model to receive the costing data.
You distribute the cost component split by choosing Accounting ® Controlling ® Product Cost Planning ® Tools ® Material Costing ® Distribution ® Cost Component Split.
The system transfers the data into IDocs. If you do not enter a target system, the cost estimates selected for distribution are sent to all the receivers defined in the distribution model.
Distribution of the Cost Component Split to Profitability Analysis and Sales and Distribution (II)
Material A is costed in Plant 1 (System 1). The cost component split for Material A is distributed by ALE to System 2 (mirror plant 1') and to other systems, if applicable. The cost component split can now be used in System 2 by Profitability Analysis and Sales and Distribution for analysis or for price determination when billing documents are created. In the receiving system, the material must be recosted, in which the cost component split of Material A in plant 1' is accessed by special procurement keys.
You can find further information about the analysis and further use of standard cost estimates in Profitability Analysis and Sales and Distribution in the R/3 Library under the following:Components for Profitability Accounting