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Activate Cross-Company Costing

Here you specify that costing across company codes is allowed. Costing across company codes means that:


This step is only for costing types that are defined for the legal valuation view. The settings do not affect the group view or the profit center view. That is, this step is relevant if you are not defining group costing, but want to cost across companies.

The following special procurement types are significant for costing across company codes:

If you have entered one of these special procurement types in the costing view of the material master record, the system proceeds as follows:

If you did not enter a special procurement type in the costing view, the system uses the special procurement type in the MRP view.

Costing across company codes requires that the same cost component structure be used in all company codes in a given controlling area. Otherwise, the total value of the cost estimate will be used instead of the individual cost components.

Releasing the costing results in more than one company code requires that the same valuation variant was allowed for marking the cost estimate. If this is not the case, you can only release the costing results in the company code of the costing run.


You must already have checked the controlling areas:

You must already have defined your own

costing types or valuation variants:


To activate costing across company codes for a controlling area, proceed as follows:

1. Choose New entries.
2. Enter a controlling area.
3. Enter a costing type and a valuation variant (if applicable).
Note the following:
A specific entry (such as controlling area 0001, costing type 01, and valuation variant 006) takes precedence over a generic entry (such as controlling area 0001, costing type 01, and no valuation variant).
4. Turn on the indicator Cross-company costing.
5. Save the table.

Further Notes

For more information, see CO - Product Cost Planning in the R/3 library.