When you create a cost estimate with quantity structure, the system creates a quantity structure using data from the PP master data (BOMs, routings). When you create a cost estimate without quantity structure, you create the quantity structure manually.
In both cases, the quantity structure is then valuated.
You control how costing valuates the quantity structure through the following parameters in Customizing:
Using the valuation date and the valuation variant, the system valuates the following:
The valuation variant determines which values are used to valuate the materials and activity types included in the cost estimate. It determines:
You define valuation variants in Customizing and enter them in the costing variant. You assign the valuation variant to the costing variant. For more information, seePreparing for Material Costing.
You specify the date on which the relevant prices are to be read by entering a valuation date for the cost estimate. The valuation date is proposed through the date control ID. (See also:Date Control)
You define the date control in Customizing and enter it in the costing variant. For more information, seePreparing for Material Costing.
See also:Creating the Cost Estimate with Quantity Structure Creating a Material Cost Estimate Without Quantity Structure
Implementation Guide (IMG) for Product Cost Controlling