Monthly Archives: January 2016

SAP Internal Order Overview
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SAP Internal Order Overview

Internal Orders are one of the CO Object provided by SAP for various purposes. They are normally used to plan, collect, budget and settle the costs of internal jobs and tasks. The SAP system enables to monitor internal orders throughout their entire life-cycle; from initial creation, through the planning and posting of all the actual costs, […]

Value Fields
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Value Fields

Definition The name in itself suggests, Value fields contain values which flow from various modules during document posting. Value fields are only required in costing-based Profitability Analysis. These are the fields that contain the currency amounts and quantities that you want to analyze in CO-PA. They represent the structure of your costs and revenues. The […]

Characteristics
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Characteristics

Definition As the name suggests, this field represent various characters (Criteria) in Profitability Analysis. Characteristics help us to plan data, book actuals and present both of them in Profitability Analysis. The Characteristics with Value Fields form Profitability Segment. Background Characteristics play a very important role when it comes to reporting of corporate profitability at dimension […]

SAP Activity Type Overview
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SAP Activity Type Overview

Activity types Classify the activities produced in the cost centers within a controlling area. Use To plan and allocate the activities, the system records quantities that are measured in activity units. Activity quantities are valuated using a price (allocation price). In Overhead Cost Controlling, costs based on the activity quantity of an activity type are […]

SAP Costing Sheet – Part I – Calculation Base
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SAP Costing Sheet – Part I – Calculation Base

Calculation Base in Costing Sheet Costing Sheet is a part of Overhead under Product Cost Planning under Controlling Module of SAP. A Costing Sheet helps us in adding cost incurred on manufacturing of a product which is not possible using Activity Types. A Costing Sheet can be used in various purposes, but here we will be […]

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SAP Costing Sheet – Part II – Overhead Rates

Overhead Rates in Costing Sheet Welcome to the next post in the series of Costing Sheet and it’s components. This is the second part where we will be looking into the “Overhead Rates” component of Costing Sheet. This component is used to define the rate at which the amount is calculated  on the base amount […]

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SAP Costing Sheet – Part III – Credits

Credits under Costing Sheet This is third post in the series of configuring Costing Sheet. In this post we will discuss about “Credits” which is the next component of Costing Sheet. It  is important to understand that Cost allocation is part of the process of determining overhead rates. If this leads to an object being […]

SAP Costing Sheet – Part IV – Creating Costing Sheet
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SAP Costing Sheet – Part IV – Creating Costing Sheet

Creating costing Sheet This is fourth and the final part of the series of posts related to creation of Costing Sheet. In the previous three posts we have already understood about creation of various components required for maintenance of a Costing Sheet. Now in this post we will see how all those components in combination […]

SAP Costing Variant – Part I (Overview)
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SAP Costing Variant – Part I (Overview)

SAP Costing Variant We have already gone through the series of posts explaining about  the Costing Sheet previously. Hopefully, it helped you understand product costing a little more. SAP as we know is an ocean and now let me take your some time to discuss more  on product costing part which is the essence of […]

SAP-Costing Variant – Part II (Costing Type)
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SAP-Costing Variant – Part II (Costing Type)

SAP Costing Type So as discussed in the earlier post, we will go further into this post for understanding Costing Variant. If we carefully give a look at the screen of Costing Variant (refer Image 1.01), we can easily notice that the Costing Variant is basically divided into 6 logical tabs (or parts, we may say). […]