The control parameters for costing are contained in costing variants.
The costing variant forms the link between the application and Customizing, since cost estimates are created and saved with reference to a costing variant.
The costing variant controls how costing is carried out. You specify the following:
A costing variant for base object costing includes the following parameters:
Although it is technically possible to have two costing variants with the same costing type and valuation variant, this should be avoided to prevent data from being overwritten.
The reason for this is that the key structure for the costing results in the database uses the costing type and the valuation variant, rather than the costing variant.
The standard system contains the predefined costing variant PG. This costing variant specifies costing type 02 and valuation variant 012. It enables assignment of the costing items to costing types.
You should assign a different valuation variant to each costing variant with which you intend to save cost estimates.
This one-to-one assignment enables you to change the valuation strategies later as required.
Decide whether costing variant PG provided in the standard system meets your requirements.
To create a new costing variant: