Group costing provides a detailed analysis of the costs incurred in complex procurement, production and sales relationships. Cost structures and value-added portions for each partner are retained and passed on to the next level.
Group costing can be used for the following:
Group costing is used with and without quantity structure.
The purchased materials and services of the enterprise areas in the value-added chain can be displayed in detail throughout the production process. The system can tell you which partner has provided a particular resource.
If a detailed breakdown is not required, the value-added portions of the other partners can be subsumed under the value added by the direct partner.
For material movements, three parallel valuations are possible:
The standard prices in the material master can be updated for all three valuation views.
In Customizing for Product Cost Controlling, define partner versions and assign them to a costing type:
Define partner versions
Determine costing type
Further information is available in the Implementation Guide to Product Cost Controlling and in the R/3 library under CO - Product Cost Planning.