Costing versions enable you to create multiple
cost estimates for the same material and analyze the different results in the
When you cost materials, the costing variant
you specify defines various control parameters for costing.
Because the costing variant contains all
parameters for costing, it can be time consuming to create new costing
variants every time you want to make minor changes in the control
The costing version enables you to simulate
such changes without having to create new costing variants.
You can make the following changes:
- Variant for transfer price
You can define
settings for the selection of transfer prices in Customizing for Enterprise
When you use costing
versions, you can specify how these transfer variants are
- Exchange rate type for currency
If you don't use
costing versions, the exchange rate type is determined through the valuation
variant specified in the costing variant.
If you use costing
versions, you can specify that a different exchange rate type should have
- Quantity structure type for mixed
Mixed cost estimates
are created with reference to a costing version. You can create more than one
mixed cost estimate for the same material; such cost estimates are
differentiated by their costing versions. See also:
Define quantity structure types
Costing versions 1 is
the default in the application.
2. Maintain at
least one of the following fields for which you want the settings for transfer
price determination, exchange rate type, and quantity structure type to be
If you enter version
number zero, this entry applies to all costing versions.
If you don't enter
costing type, this
entry applies to all costing types.
If you don't enter a
valuation variant, this entry applies to all valuation variants.
3. Enter the
transfer price version, exchange rate type, or quantity structure type you
want the system to use.
4. Enter a name
for the costing version.
5. Save your
You canupdate the results of a standard cost
estimate that was calcuated using any costing version to the material master
record. The system uses the costing version that was defined through the
valuation variant and costing type combination.
If you make the entries and also cost
production versions, add the costing types for preliminary costing of product
cost collectors under version zero and don't maintain any further fields for
these entries. This assures consistency when you cost different versions in