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 Pricing for NF Materials


Special condition types have been developed for NF metals settlement; these make net rate, base value and reporting base available for pricing. Specific pricing procedures containing these condition types ensure that the special features of NF processing are taken into account in pricing.


If no current rate is available in the system when a sales document is created, the system applies the last valid rate. This rate is used to obtain a provisional price. Pricing is then repeated when the billing document is created. Until then a billing block is set.

The pricing function of the standard system is used in the sales document NF metal processing requirements are taken into account by using a pricing procedure that contains the specific condition types for NF metal processing.


You have defined rate determination keyson sales organization level in Customizing of NF Metal Processing , and have assigned the following data.

  • a rate determination routine (FORM routine)

  • indication as to whether rate1, rate2 or rate3 is to be used in pricing

  • the way in which the rate date is determined (number of work days before or after the order date, first or last work day before or after a weekend or public holiday)

  • whether rate and base value are to be applied in pricing

  • whether a zero rate is permitted. If this indicator is set, the rate may be zero or no rate need be entered. The indicator is used, for example, if a value entered manually may be zero in rate determination in order to prevent a billing block from being set or a warning from being issued, as would normally be the case.

  • whether coverageapplies at a key date rate or at a current rate

  • whether provision of material by the customer applies


Pricing is controlled using rate determination keys. The system uses the keys to find the appropriate rate determination routine and specific details on settlement. The rate determination routine controls pricing and settlement of sales documents. It also controls special types of settlement such as provision of material by customers and material coverage (bulk agreements).