Check Valuation Variants for Unit Costing

In this step you create a valuation variant that contains all parameters for the valuation of the items in the unit cost estimate for the sales order, inquiry, or quotation.

You create valuation strategies for the following objects:

Here you specify the sequence in which the system is to look for prices in the accounting view and the costing details screen of the material master record to valuate the material.
Here you specify the sequence in which the system is to look for prices in activity type planning in Cost Center Accounting to valuate the internal activities.
You also specify what plan version in Cost Center Accounting is used.
Starting with Release 3.0 you can also valuate the internal activities with the actual activity prices in Cost Center Accounting.

Strategy sequences

You define the individual valuation rates of the valuation variant as strategy sequences. For the valuation of the material components you define, for example, a strategy sequence that reads the fields of the material master record in the following sequence:

1. Planned price 1
2. Standard price
3. Moving average price

The first nonzero price is used to valuate the material component.

To be able to use the valuation variant in costing, you must assign the valuation variant to a costing variant.

Standard settings

Activities

1. Enter an alphanumerical key and a name for the new valuation variant.
2. Define a valuation strategy for material components by entering up to five values as the search sequence.
3. Define a valuation strategy for internal activities by entering up to three values as the search sequence and assigning a plan version from from Cost Center Accounting to this valuation variant.
4. Assign the valuation variant to a costing variant.

Further notes

The overhead for the sales order item is calculated in a costing sheet that is proposed through the requirements class.

Note

If you don't want to use the same valuation strategy or overhead rate in all the plants in a company code, you can define plant-dependent valuation variants by assigning valuation variants to particular plants. If you don't do this, the valuation variants will apply to all of your plants.