This step is only for costing types that are defined for the
legal valuation view. The settings do not affect the group view or
the profit center view.
The following special procurement types are significant for
costing across company codes:
Transfer from another plant
Withdrawal in another plant
Production in another plant
If you have entered one of these special procurement types in
the costing view of the material master record, the system proceeds
The system either recosts the materials in plants that are
assigned to the company code of the plant in which the cost
estimate is created, or it transfers an existing cost estimate in
transfer control parameters.
For materials in plants that are assigned to another company
code, the Cost across company codes
indicator determines whether the materials are recosted or whether
the system uses an existing cost estimate in accordance with the
You can develop an enhancement to enable a price you defined to be
used if costing across company codes is not active: Develop
enhancements for material costing
If you did not enter a special procurement type in the costing
view, the system uses the special procurement type in the MRP
Costing across company codes requires that the same
cost component structure be used in all company codes
in a given controlling area. Otherwise, the total value of the cost
estimate will be used instead of the individual cost
Releasing the costing results in more than one company
code requires that the same
valuation variant was allowed for
marking the cost estimate. If this is not the case,
you can only release the costing results in the company code of the
You must already have checked the controlling areas:
To activate costing across company codes for a controlling area,
proceed as follows:
1. Choose New
2. Enter a controlling area.
3. Enter a costing type and a
valuation variant (if applicable).
Note the following:
If you enter a costing type and a valuation variant,
cross-company costing will only be updated for cost estimates with
costing variant (combination of costing type and
If you enter a costing type but no valuation variant,
cross-company costing will be executed for all cost estimates with
that costing type.
If you enter neither a costing type nor a valuation variant,
cross-company costing will be executed for all cost estimates in
the specified controlling area.
A specific entry (such as controlling
area 0001, costing type 01, and valuation variant 006) takes
precedence over a generic entry (such as controlling area 0001,
costing type 01, and no valuation variant).
4. Turn on the indicator
5. Save the table.
For more information, see CO Product Cost