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You can analyze the results of a material cost estimate in this way if you:


The screen is divided into three areas:

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Note that it is not possible to display a costing structure directly after performing unit costing

You can arrange this screen to your own requirements by doing the following:

  • Altering the size of the screen areas

To see all the pushbuttons and displayed fields for the costing structure, it may be necessary to increase the size of this screen area.

  • Displaying or hiding the screen areas Detailed list and Costing structure via Detail list on/Detail list off and Costing structure on/Costing structure off

  • Using  ( ) Hold to save these settings so you can call up this function (user-dependent) later: it is up to you whether you save the settings independent of the costing variant or not.

Cost Estimate Overview

This screen area contains tab pages which provide the following cost estimate data:

Costs tab

Contains the calculated costs

The costs displayed are based on the costing lot size. However, you can also see the costs based on the price unit in the material master, or based on a figure you have already defined, by selecting a cost base from the list field. Note that if a cost base is changed, all costing items are adjusted proportionally, including those that contain fixed costs (such as setup costs).

 ( )  displays the log containing the messages for the material

 ( )  displays the itemization

 ( )  displays the cost component split

 ( ) Partner displays the partner cost component split with cost component groups

 ( )  displays the costed multilevel BOM (displayed in the screen area costing structure )

Additive Costs displays the additive costs

These reports, which refer to a cost component view, are displayed in the screen area Detailed list . To display another cost component view, select the desired view from the list field in the Costs tab page. The information in the screen area Detailed list is updated automatically.

Tab page


Costing data

The costing variant and costing version used in the cost estimate


The costing dates used for the cost estimate

Quantity structure

The quantity structure data used for the cost estimate

Inventory costing

  • Currency in which the costing results are displayed

  • Costing sheet, overhead key, and template used to calculate overhead


Information on who created, marked, and released the cost estimate, and when

Further Costing Information and Settings for the Cost Estimate

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You can branch from the toolbar to the master data used. For example, you can go to the material master of the material costed.

For more information, see Origin of Costing Data .

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Previous/next material (only when you create a cost estimate with quantity structure, not when you display it)

  Goto   Material overview  

You can display an overview of all the materials costed. You can adapt the list to your own requirements, for instance by setting filters and by sorting.

By double-clicking on a material, you can branch from this list to the detailed information.

  Goto   Highest material cost estimate  

You go back to the costing information for the highest material.

  Costs   Cost element itemization  

The cost element itemization is only available when you create a cost estimate, not when you display it.

  Costs   View selection  

Here you can change the view for all three screen areas at the same time.

  Settings   Cost display  

Here you can change the cost base and the currency (providing a cost component split has been generated for the currency to be set) for all three screen areas at the same time. You can change the content of the table on the tab page Costs under Costs for view .