Define Assignment for Results Analysis

You assign the cost elements under which the object is debited and credited to line IDs here.

The line IDs put the costs incurred for the results analysis object in specific groups, such as:

In the assignment, you determine how the capitalized costs (or the work in process) that has to be displayed as a result of these costs, is to be capitalized. You can, for example, specify that:

You also define the validity dates for the assignment.

You assign the cost elements combined in line IDs to one of the following groups:

You then specify the following:

This assignment is taken into account in the posting rules. Three categories are created in the posting rules based on this assignment:

WIPR WIP with requirement to capitalize costs
WIPO WIP with option to capitalize costs
WIPP WIP with prohibition to capitalize costs

You will normally define a posting rule that assigns the work in process with requirement to capitalize costs to the G/L accounts for unfinished products (balance sheet) and stock changes (P+L).

The reserves and the cost of sales are updated according to this assignment. Because the reserves must be shown as a liability, you must normally define a number of posting rules that assign the reserves for all groups to expense accounts.

Remember:

Note

Transfer Prices

If you are using multiple valuation views, the system automatically assigns the line IDs defined in the results analysis version of operational valuation to the results analysis versions of multiple valuation referencing the operational results analysis version.

Requirements

You must already have processed the following:

If you want to differentiate the material costs according to origin groups, you must already have carried out Define origin groups.

Standard Settings

The standard system contains line IDs. You must assign the cost elements and revenue elements in your cost element list to these standard line IDs before you can carry out results analysis.

Actions

1. Decide which cost elements you need to assign to the line IDs. To display the cost elements valid in your controlling area, go to cost center accounting and select Reporting -> Master data index -> Cost elements.
2. Enter the controlling area, your results analysis version and, if necessary, your results analysis key.
3. Enter the cost elements, according to your cost element list, under which the primary postings are to be written to the objects (order, project, sale order). With material consumption accounts, you can also specify an origin group.
You can mask these entries.
4. Enter the secondary cost elements under which internal cost allocations are to be written to the objects. With the secondary cost elements, you can also specify a cost center and an activity type.
You can also mask these entries.
5. Set the following indicators, as required:
You can also mask these entries.
6. Enter the validity dates for the assignment.
7. Specify the following:
Requirement to capitalize
Option to capitalize
Prohibition to capitalize
8. For revenue-based results analysis, enter the revenue elements, according to your cost element list, under which revenue is to be written to the objects.
9. For WIP calculation, enter the cost elements, according to your cost element list, under which credits resulting from deliveries and partial deliveries are to be posted.