You can have values calculated automatically in costing-based CO-PA. This procedure is called "valuation" and can be used for both plan and actual data.

There are three different methods of valuation:

1. Valuation using conditions and a costing sheet
This is useful when you need certain data to evaluate a sale but do not yet know the actual values. This makes it possible to calculate such things as sales commission, discounts, cash discounts or freight costs.
You calculate these values by defining conditions, which are stored and processed in a costing sheet. Conditions can be scaled and made dependent on certain characteristic values.
To valuate actual data, you need to define special conditions in CO-PA. For plan data you can also access conditions from Sales and Distribution (SD) directly.
2. Valuation using product costing
You can also use product cost estimates from Product Cost Controlling (CO-PC) to determine the cost of goods manufactured in Profitability Analysis. The breakdown of these costs in CO-PC is usually more detailed than that in CO-PA. Consequently, you can assign the individual costing elements to value fields in CO-PA.
3. Valuation by means of a user-defined program exit
If your requirements for valuation go beyond those supported in the standard system, you can program your own valuation routines.