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Cost Flow Excel Worksheet

The Cost Flow Excel worksheet from yesterday’s “Filling in the Gaps FICO Account Posting” session is now available for download (download it now here CostFlow.xlsx). Thanks for your attendance and great questions!”

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Video Blog: How Rockwell Automation optimized its product costing process in a single global instance of SAP


b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_3675.jpgLearn more about how Rockwell Automation, a global provider of industrial automation, power, control and information solutions, supports its costing requirements. 

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How do you back track from a costing sheet to find out where it is actually used?

How do you back track from a costing sheet to find out where it is actually used?  Unfortunately, there is not an easy way to verify this without going through configuration screens or table data. This is also complicated because costing sheets can be attributed to material masters or orders. I recommend you use two tables in transaction SE16 or SE16 to determine where costing sheets are used in a standard cost (table KEKO, field KALSM) or on an order (table AUFK, field KALSM).

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How does SAP determine costs?

How does SAP determine costs from material master through production orders, and settlement (including WIP settlement) including material, labor and overhead costs?

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Cost components: In what order they are evaluated and how are they controlled?

The cost component structure is used to indicate which costs should be included, whether to include the variable or total costs, and how to group costs in cost components. You can create cost components for major cost categories like raw materials, packaging, overhead, labor, and setup. 

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SAP Controlling Holiday Weekend Reading List

b2ap3_thumbnail_Controlling-2013-Panel.jpgCurious what’s been going on in the SAP Controlling Community? Catch up on the best and most popular content from the first half of 2014 and solidify why the Controlling conference in San Diego needs to be part of your 2014 SAP training plans.

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SAP Controlling Community Content Roundup - The Best of 2013

Catch up on what's been going on in the SAP Controlling Community with a roundup of the best and most popular content from 2013.

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PIR Usage in Costing Variants

Tanya DuncanI recently used an interesting piece of configuration in the valuation variant to value externally and intercompany purchased materials.  My client has unique challenges because they are vertically integrated. They produce almost every raw material that goes in to their finished goods including packaging and the machinery to produce finished goods. The amount of intercompany purchases is massive and we needed a sustainable way to value purchased items and reference the purchasing conditions for intercompany markups and other charges like freight and shipping labor. This configuration is a multi-step process, but it’s fairly simple when you have all the pieces configured correctly.

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