Check Costing Variants for Run Schedule Headers

For run schedule headers, the actual costs are calculated either at the time of the goods receipt or when reporting point quantities are entered. The system calculates the production costs as follows:

You use the

repetitive manufacturing profile to specify the following:

In this step you check the costing variants that are used in repetitive manufacturing. This includes the following steps:

You check the parameters for control of the standard cost estimate and the version-specific cost estimate. See also:
Define costing variants
You check the parameters for valuating the confirmed activities. This costing variant also determines what costing sheet is used to calculate the overhead surcharges.


You must already have carried out the following steps:

Standard Settings

The standard system contains a number of predefined costing variants for repetitive manufacturing.

This costing variant contains the following settings:
Costing type 01 specifies among other things that the results of the standard cost estimate can be written to the material master record as the standard price. This costing type cannot be changed.
The quantity structure determination ID specifies what strategy is used to select BOMs and routings for the standard cost estimate. If you use different routings for rate-based planning and detailed planning, you must make sure that the correct task list type (rate routing, routing) is used for costing. If the task list types are the same in both cases, you must enter the routing for costing in the costing view of the material master record to ensure that the correct routing is selected.
This costing variant contains the following settings:
Costing type 19 specifies among other things that this cost estimate is suitable for the version-specific cost estimate.
Because the BOM and routing for the cost estimate are selected through the production version, the quantity structure determination ID does not play a role here.
This costing variant contains the following settings:
Costing type 07 (production order - actuals) specifies the technical attributes of the cost estimate. This costing type cannot be changed.
This valuation variant determines how the confirmed activity is valuated. Strategies for the valuation of the materials can be maintained but do not play a role with run schedule headers.


Although it is technically possible to have two costing variants with the same costing type and valuation variant, this should be avoided to prevent data from being overwritten.

The reason for this is that the key structure for the costing results in the database uses the costing type and the valuation variant, rather than the costing variant.

SAP recommendation

You should assign a different valuation variant to each costing variant with which you want to save cost estimates.

This one-to-one assignment enables you to change the valuation strategies later as required.


Decide whether the existing costing variants meet your requirements.

To create a new cost estimate for calculation of the activity quantities, proceed as follows:

1. Enter an alphanumerical key and a name for the costing variant.
2. In the detail screen, assign the following parameters to the costing variant:
3. Specify the following:
4. Specify the following:

To create a new costing variant for valuation of the internal activities:

1. Specify an alphanumerical key and a text for the new costing variant.
2. Assign a costing type and a valuation variant to the new costing variant.
If you want to use your own parameters, you must carry out the steps under Define valuation variants.

Further notes

If you don't want automatic activity allocation, you can manually enter an activity allocation for the run schedule header in the Controlling module. To do this, you must define a corresponding screen variant. See also: