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You have carried out the steps required for the calculation of overhead in Customizing for Product Cost Controlling.

You have performed the following period-end closing activities in the relevant application component:

  • Template allocation

  • Revaluation at actual activity prices


  1. Choose   Accounting   Controlling   Product Cost Controlling   and then the desired subcomponent (such as Product Cost by Order or Product Cost by Sales Order).

  2. Choose   Period-End Closing   Overhead   .

    In Product Cost by Period, choose whether the overhead should be calculated for the product cost collector or for the cost object hierarchy.

    In Costs for Intangible Goods and Services, choose whether the overhead should be calculated for the internal order or for the general cost object.

    Choose between individual processing and collective processing, if applicable.

    The screen Actual Overhead Calculation appears.

  3. Enter the required data.

  4. Set the indicators for processing control as desired.

  5. If you want overhead to be posted on a date within the period other than the last day, choose   Extras   Posting Date  .

  6. Choose   Overhead Calculation   Execute  .


The system calculates the overhead.

The system makes the following postings based on the overhead calculation:

  • Overhead is applied to the cost object (product cost collector, manufacturing order, or general cost object).

  • The cost center (or order) is credited.

The costs are updated under the secondary cost element specified in the costing sheet in the credit.

Schedule Manager: Worklist Monitor

If you are using the multilevel worklist, you can edit the objects that have errors in the monitor of the worklist. For more information, see Worklist Monitor.

For information on which objects the multilevel worklist can be used for, see the corresponding documentation.