Define Valuation Variants

Here you create a valuation variant that contains the required parameters for the valuation of a cost estimate.

You also specify which costing sheet is used to calculate overhead.

Valuation Strategies

Here you define the sequence in which the system searches for prices in the accounting view or the costing view of the material master to valuate the materials.
For material cost estimates, you also specify whether additive costs can be added to the selected price.
Here you define the sequence in which the system searches for prices in activity type planning or actual activity price calculation in Cost Center Accounting to valuate the internal activities.
You also specify which plan/actual version in Cost Center Accounting is used.
Here you define the sequence in which the system searches for prices in the purchasing info record or in the operation in the routing to valuate the external activities.
Here you define the sequence in which the system searches for prices in the purchasing info record. In purchasing, the quota arrangements are used to create a mixed price for materials that are manufactured with external vendors with parts provided by the customer. You can specify whether the quota of the individual vendors that are entered in the list for the material to be processed should be determined through the planned quota arrangement or the actual quota arrangement.
You can also specify whether overhead should be calculated for these materials in material costing.

Strategy Sequence

You define the individual valuation methods for the valuation variant as strategy sequences. For the valuation of the material components you define a strategy sequence that reads the fields of the material master record in a particular sequence such as:

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

The first price that is not zero is used to valuate the material component.

Overhead

You can link the valuation variant to a costing sheet. The costing sheet contains the parameters that control the calculation of overhead.

Price Factors

You can link the valuation variant to price factors for inventory costing.

Requirements

If you don't want to use the costing sheet provided in the standard system, you must carry out the following steps in the section Overhead:

If you want to define different overhead rates for different groups of materials, you must carry out the following step:

If you want to use price factors, you must carry out the following step:

Standard Settings

The standard system provides a number of predefined price strategies.

You can modify these valuation variants to suit your requirements by changing the standard strategy sequences as necessary.

Activities

1. Enter an alphanumerical key and a name for the new valuation variant.
2. Define a strategy sequence for material components.
For each material valuation strategy, you can specify whether additive costs are to be included in the valuation of the material component.
3. Define a valuation strategy for internal activities and assign a plan/actual version from cost center planning.
4. Define a valuation strategy for external processing.
5. Define a strategy sequence for subcontracting and choose a quota arrangement for subcontracting.
6. Specify whether overhead rates should be calculated for subcontracted materials.
7. Assign a costing sheet to the valuation variant.
8. Assign price factors to the valuation variant (if applicable).
9. Save your entries.
10. Assign the valuation variant to a costing variant.

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.