In this step, you assign costing keys to material types for each point of valuation, record type , and plan version (for plan data).
This assignment determines when and for which record type and plan version which product cost estimates are to be read for a specific material type.
You can assign up to three costing keys to each material type for a given "Valid to" date. This means that you can valuate the data using up to three different cost estimates at the same time. The system processes these cost estimates in the order in which the corresponding costing keys are entered on the screen.
PV RecT Plan ver. Mat.type Valid to C.key 1 C.key 2 C.key 3
01 F MT01 31.12.1995 001 002
02 F MT01 31.12.1995 001
Before you can valuate using a
cost estimate for a material from Product Cost Planning, the valuation strategy you are using for a given point of valuation must be defined to allow this.
If you are valuating your data using more than one costing key, note that the system only fills value fields that are blank. Consequently, each value field can only be filled once, and existing values are never overwritten.
The system proceeds as follows to read the cost estimate:
Define which costing keys should be used for which material types. If you want to specify costing keys according to another characteristic instead of material types, proceed to the next step.