Define access to product costing

Product Cost Planning is used to determine the planned cost of goods manufactured for a product. In Profitability Analysis (CO-PA), you can access these product cost estimates to valuate the data in CO-PA. This includes cost estimates both with and without quantity structures.

With this function, you determine which cost estimates from Product Cost Planning should be used to valuated actual or plan data in CO-PA. You do this by defining costing keys. A costing key is a set of access parameters which are used in valuation to determine which data in Product Cost Planning should be read.

A costing key consists of a combination of the following parameters:

==> Transfer sales order cost estimate

==> Costing variant

==> Costing version

==> Transfer additive costs

==> Costing date

==> Period/year

==> Plan period indicator

==> Transfer auxiliary cost comp. split


Transfer cost estimate in controlling area currency


Cstg  Trans.  Cstg  Cstg  Addit. Cstg  Per./  Per.  Trans.  Cost CC in
key   sls or. var.  vers. costs  date  year   ind.  aux.CC  COAr cur.
001		 PPC1	1						 1
002		 PPC1	1						 2			 X
003		 PPC2	1	 x		 001/1998
004	 X											X

Costing key 001 calls for valuation using the current standard cost estimate. Costing key 002 accesses a past standard cost estimate and transfers the cost component split in the controlling area currency.

Costing key 003 tells the system to access a manually entered additive cost estimate . Costing key 004 calls for valuation using a sales order cost estimate, where the system transfers the split defined in the auxiliary cost component split.


Define all the costing keys you want to use to valuate actual and plan data in Profitability Analysis.