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Report with which you can analyze the results of Structure link Variance Calculation in the following application components of Product Cost Controlling using product drilldown:

The reporting time frame can be cumulative or limited.

This report shows the results of variance calculation. The results are dependent on which target version was specified at report call. (see also: Structure link Types of Variance Calculation, Structure link Target Cost Versions in Variance Calculation)

You can call up a detailed report for the variance categories to investigate the production variances in more detail. There are two scenarios for the interpretation of the data:

See also:

Structure link Terminology in Product Cost Controlling

Structure link Valuated Sales Order Stock: Valuation

Standard cost estimate for the material versus planned costs for the order corresponds to target cost version 2 (planning variance)

See also:

Structure link Calculation of Target Costs

Structure link Calculation of Control Costs


Data Displayed


Scenario 1: Standard costs, alternative material cost estimate, preliminary order cost estimate versus (net) actual costs

The data is based on key figures and/or cost elements:


Scenario 2: Standard cost estimate versus preliminary order cost estimate (planning variance)

The data is based on key figures and/or cost elements:


Header Information:




Make sure that the variances have been calculated for the specific target cost version in the relevant reporting time frame. Reports of summarized analysis require that a data collection run be executed beforehand.



When you interpret this report, note whether objects with a settlement rule with only one settlement type PER (periodic) or FUL (full settlement) are included, or whether you are accessing a report in summarized analysis in which objects have been summarized with both settlement types.


Settlement type "Periodic"

The following interpretations for each period under consideration apply only to a report for an object with the settlement type periodic:

Variances = Target costs Control costs

Control costs = Actual costs - WIP - Scrap variances (only for SAP standard target cost versions 0,1, and 3)

In a report with or i ginal cost elements, work in process is displayed in its source cost elements. The cost estimate used to calculate the source cost element is the same as the one used to valuate work in process at target costs. You determine which cost estimate is used by determining the valuation variant for work in process and scrap (see also: Structure link Work in Process in Product Cost by Period).

Settlement type "Full Settlement"

Note the following points with objects that have the settlement type full settlement:

Notes on Summarized Analysis with Product Drilldown

Work in process is derived from the results analysis cost elements for both objects with settlement type "Periodic" and objects with settlement type "Full settlement". If the results analysis cost elements are not assigned in the cost component structure for product drilldown, the work in process appears in the cost component Other (if defined) or as not assigned.


Notes on Detailed Reports with Original Cost Elements

Scenario: variances have not yet been calculated

This option enables an ad hoc target/actual comparison for a single object.

Scenario: variances have been calculated


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