You can use the costing run to process mass data. It enables you to cost, mark, and release more than one material at the same time.
Every processing step involved in costing with quantity structure is performed by the costing run, from the same screen.
The following graphic gives you an overview of the costing run:
You access the costing run functions by choosing Accounting ® Controlling ® Product Cost Controlling ® Product Cost Planning ® Material Costing ® Edit Costing Run. The Edit Costing Run screen appears. This is divided into the following areas:
In this screen area, you enter the general data for the costing run, such as the costing variant, company code, and transfer control ID.
Before you can proceed further (with material selection, for example), you have to create and save the costing run with the general data. To create a costing run, choose . To create a costing run with reference, choose With reference. For more information, seeCreating the Costing Run.
In this screen area, you carry out the following steps:
These functions are only available if you have created the general data for the run and have saved the run with .
To carry out a processing step, choose (Change parameters). Once you have selected the parameters, you can proceed with the processing step by choosing (Execute).
The system generates a log for each step of the costing run, which you can save and print. To display the log, choose (Log) in the relevant step. To print the log, choose Accounting ® Controlling ® Product Cost Planning ® Tools ® Costing Run ®Print Logs. For more information, see Logs in Material Costing and Printing Costing Reports in the Background.
The system sets acosting status for each step in the costing run. The status is displayed in graphic form, as follows:
You can execute each step of the costing run both online and in thebackground. For background processing, set the Background processing indicator when you define the parameters ().
You can cost, mark, and release, and update other prices, usingparallel processing. To do this, set the Parallel processing indicator when you define the parameters (), and enter the server group in the General Data.
In this screen area, you can analyze the costing results using the following:
You can carry out more than one costing run using the same quantity structure and thus access existing cost estimates. For further information, seeReference Costing.