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
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
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.