Define Activity Numbers for Resource-Related Billing

During resource-related billing, individual materials, internal activities and costs are documented for the customer in the billing document. The internal activities and costs are represented in this case with Activities in the billing request or the billing document.

In this step, you allocate

to activities. These settings each apply to one specific or to all controlling areas. By entering a date for each entry, you determine as of when the entry is valid.

The cost elements, cost center/activity type combinations or statistical key figures contained in the line items are converted according to these settings during the billing and are included in the billing request. The activities are used there for the pricing and the text determination.

Further information about rsource-related billing can be found in the R/3 Library under Sales & Distribution -> Billing

Allocating activities to cost elements

The activities are allocated to individual cost element ranges in the controlling area where the upper value of a range is to be specified in each case.

Masking the controlling area with ++++ causes the entry to be valid for all controlling areas. In addition, if a special entry exists for a controlling area, it has priority over the masked one.

Example

CO area To cost elememt From-date Activity
0001 399999 01.01.1995 DIEN1
0001 409999 01.01.1995 DIEN2
0001 414999 01.01.1995 DIEN3
0001 415999 01.01.1995 DIEN4

In the example, all line items which apply to the cost elements 415000 to 415999 are listed in the billing document under activity DIEN4.

Allocating activities to cost centers/activity types

The activities are allocated to individual combinations of cost center and activity type in the controlling area.

Masking the controlling area with ++++ is also possible here, just as masking the cost center with ++++++++++. Masking the entry causes the entry to be valid for all controlling areas or all cost centers in the controlling area. In addition, if a special entry exists it has priority over the masked one.

Example

CO area Cost center Activity type From-date Activity
++++ ++++++++++ FAH 01.01.1995 L-FAH
0001 ++++++++++ FST 01.01.1995 L-FST1
0001 KST01 FST 01.01.1995 L-FST2
0002 ++++++++++ FST 01.01.1995 L-FST3

The example determines that all internal activities FAH are converted to activity L-FAH, regardless of where they were produced.
On the other hand, the converion for the internal activity FST is more detailed. In controlling area 0001, a conversion is generally made to activity L-FST1; an exception is cost center KST01. In controlling area 0002, activity L-FST3 is generally used.

Notes

If you do not store any rules for converting combinations of cost center and activity type, the activities are determined by means of the conversion of cost elements.

Allocating activities to statistical key figures

Alternatively, you can also use the statistical key figures for the resource-related billing. In this case, the statistical key figures are converted to activities.

The allocation of service numbers to statistical key figures is done for each controlling area. Masking the controlling area with ++++ is allowed.

Example

CO area Statisitical key figure From-date Activity
++++ KABELM 01.01.1995 L-KABELM1
0003 KABELM 01.01.1995 L-KABELM2

In the example, it is determined that statistical key figure KABELM is to be converted into activity L-KABELM1 for all controlling areas. An exception is controlling area 0003 in which L-KABELM2 is used as an activity.

to the activities.