In this step you define parameters for partial costing. You use
partial costing to prevent the system from creating a new cost
estimate for a material when costing data already exist. Instead,
the existing costing data is simply transferred into the new cost
estimate. This improves performance.
Partial costing can be used to advantage in the following
You want to calculate the costs for a new product. The BOM for
this product contains materials that have already been costed, and
you do not want to cost these materials again.
You want to cost all new products during the course of the
fiscal year. You define a costing run that includes all materials,
and use the transfer control to assure that only new products are
You want to plan the costs for a sales order in product
Some materials are carried in the
sales order stock . These materials are produced or
ordered for the sales order. The costs for these materials are to
Other materials are carried as collective requirements. These
materials are withdrawn from stock and the costs are taken from the
current standard cost estimate.
The costing variant specifies a tranfer control that establishes
the strategy sequence for the search for costing data:
If cost estimates for certain
materials already exist in the individual levels of the BOM, they
are not recosted. Rather, the existing costing data is transferred
into the cost estimate in accordance with the transfer
If you always want to recost, choose
the transfer control No transfer.
The following special procurement
types are used for material cost estimates:
Transfer from other plant
Withdrawal in other plant
Production in other plant
If you have entered one of these
special procurement types in the costing view of the material
master record, the system proceeds as follows:
In the plant from which the
material component is withdrawn according to the
special procurement type, the system looks for existing costing
data and transfers that data into the cost estimate.
It ignores any cost estimates for the material component that
exist in the plant in which the cost estimate is being
For materials in plants that are assigned to another company
code, you specify how the system should proceed in the step
If you are costing across company
codes, the system transfers the costing data from the other
If you have not activated
cross-company costing, the system uses a price from the material
If you have not entered a special
procurement type in the material master record in the
Costing view, the special procurement
type in the MRP view is used.
If you do not want
to use the costing data from other plants, choose the transfer
control no transfer.
Strategy Sequences for Single-Plant and Cross-Plant
The strategy sequence determines the order in which the system
searches for costing data. If the system cannot select a cost
estimate even after reaching the end of the strategy sequence, it
explodes the BOM of the material and creates a new cost
The following cost estimates can be selected with transfer
Future standard cost estimate
Current standard cost estimate
Previous standard cost estimate
Period-based standard cost estimate
Other cost estimates
You can define up to three strategies for single-plant transfer
and three strategies for cross-plant transfer.
You limit the search further by setting the following
Within current fiscal year
Here the costing dates must lie
within the current fiscal year.
Here you can specify how many periods
the system should search for costing data in. If the indicator
Within current fiscal year is set, the
number of periods that you enter here is limited to the fiscal
Partial Costing for Collective Requirements
If you turn on the indicator Transfer only with
collective requirements material , the transfer
depends on the requirements indicator of the material
For materials in the
individual requirements the system creates a new cost
estimate even if a cost estimate for the material exists according
to the strategy sequence.
For materials in collective requirements, the existing cost
estimates are transferred into the new cost estimate.
There are two different cases:
In the costing run, you create a cost estimate without
exploding the quantity structure. A cost estimate can only be
transferred if the secondary requirements indicator for the costed
material is set to "2" (only collective requirments) in the MRP 2
view of the material master record.
In cost estimates with quantity structure, sales order cost
estimates, and in the costing run after the BOM explosion, the
secondary requirements indicator in the BOM item has a higher
priority as the setting in the material master record and the
secondary requirements indicator 2 (only
collective requirements) is passed on to all lower-level BOM
The stanard system contains the following predefined transfer
PC01 Transfer with plant change
Used for transfer from another plant
and for withdrawal and production in another plant. This prevents
the quantity structure in the other plant from being exploded and
PC02 Vollständige Übernahme
Mainly used for costing new products
whose BOM contains materials that have already been costed.
PC03 Sales order KDN
Used to improve performance in sales
order costing. Only the costs for materials from the sales order
stock are recalculated.
Check whether the existing transfer control IDs meet your
1. Choose New
2. Enter an alphanumerical key and a
name for the transfer control.
3. Create a transfer control for
single-plant and cross-plant transfer.
If you want to limit the time frame
in which the system looks for a cost estimate, enter the number of
periods in the field Age (periods) or set
the indicator Within current fiscal
If you do not enter a costing variant in this transfer control,
the system uses the costing variant that you cost with.
If you do not enter a costing versions with this transfer
control, the system uses the costing version that you cost
4. Save the transfer control
5. Assign the transfer control to a
To improve performance in sales order costing, do the following
in each period:
1. Define a costing run that includes
the collective requirements materials that can be selected as
material components for the sales order cost estimate. For the
costing run, select a costing variance that is suitable for the
standard cost estimate.
2. With the costing run, calculate
the planned costs for these materials, mark the costing results,
and release them.
3. In the costing variant for sales
order costing, choose a transfer strategy that accesses the values
in the current standard cost estimate.
The strategies for transfer control should match the
determination of the costing lot size in the costing variant.
If the costing lot size for individual requirements materials
is passed on, make sure that transfer only takes place for
collective requirements materials.
If the costing lot size is always passed on, you should not
define transfer control IDs for sales order costing.