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You have entered the costing method product costing in Customizing for Product Cost by Sales Order in the requirements class. If you haven’t entered a default costing method, you can choose the costing method directly in the sales order.

You have specified in the requirements class that costing should not be initiated automatically when the sales order is saved ( Costing indicator) ( see also : Product Cost Estimate for Sales Order Item ), or you want to initiate costing manually for this particular sales order item, for example so that you can modify it with unit costing .


  1. Choose   Accounting   Controlling   Product Cost Controlling   Cost Object Controlling   Product Cost by Sales Order   Cost Estimate   Sales Order   Change   .  

  2. The screen Change Sales Order: Initial Screen appears.

  3. Enter the order and choose Enter .

  4. Select an item and choose   Extras   Costing   .  

  5. Choose the costing method product costing .

The following dialog boxes may appear:

  • Costing variant

Enter the costing variant for sales order costing (such as PPC4 ).

Choose Enter .

  • Control parameters

Here you can:

  • Check and change the dates of the cost estimate and the dates for the BOM and routing selection

  • Check and change the parameters for transfer control

Choose Enter .


The system costs the sales order item.

The screen Sales Order Costing: Costing Data for Material appears.

You see the costing results according to cost component views (such as cost of goods sold, cost of goods manufactured).

Now proceed as follows:

  1. Check the costing status. The cost estimate must have the status KA (costed without errors). Cost estimates that have errors cannot be transferred into the sales order.

  2. To view the costing results by cost component, position the cursor in a view and choose   Costs   Display Cost Components   .

  3. To access other reports, choose   Goto   Other Report   .

  4. To display the costing results according to costing items, position the cursor on a view and choose   Costs   Itemization   .

  5. To access other reports, choose   Goto   Other Report   .

  6. If you want to use the sales order cost estimate to calculate the standard price of the valuated sales order stock, choose   Extras   Mark   .

  7. Save the cost estimate.

  8. The dialog box Update Parameters may appear. Specify whether an itemization is to be saved in addition to the cost component split.

  9. To check the transfer of the costing results into the conditions, select the item and choose   Item   Conditions.  

  10. Save the sales document.

If you are using a valuated sales order stock and the cost estimate has the status MARKED, the value calculated in the cost estimate is written to the stock segment of the sales order stock as the standard price if the customer exit material valuation sales order materials was not used and no goods receipt has been made.

Note Note

After the first goods receipt, the standard price of materials in the sales order or project inventory can only be changed manually. If new cost estimates are created after the first goods receipt, you might not be able to tell how the price used for valuation was calculated.

End of the note.

If the standard price was calculated in a product cost estimate for the sales order item, you should save an itemization if:

  • You want to calculate variances

  • You want to calculate work in process at target costs

  • You want to valuate the scrap

You can view the cost estimate in the sales order and in Product Cost Controlling Information System .

See also:

For information on the information system, see the document Product Cost Controlling Information System .