In this IMG activity you define the variant determining the
**
variance categories** to be calculated.

You can calculate the following variance categories:

**Input Side Variance:**

**Output Side Variance:**

**Fixed-cost variance**, itself divided into:

The R/3 System calculates variances for all categories chosen.

- The values from variance categories not chosen are added onto
the following variance category.

Fixed cost variance is calculated as a whole and not sub-divided.

- If you do not select variance categories, the two remaining variance categories hold all the variances as totals.

You define the variance variant in the **target
version** of each controlling area.

**Default settings**

The standard R/3 System includes default variance variant 001.

**Actions**

Check whether the standard variance variant meets your requirements. If you require a new variance variant:

1. Choose **New
entries** and enter a key and a corresponding short text for
the new variance variant.

2. Select the corresponding variance
categories.

3. Save the variance variant.

**Note on transport**

To transport variants, choose "Table view -> **
Transport**".

**Further notes**

For more information and examples, see the R/3 Library under "Controlling -> Cost Center Accounting -> Actual Postings and Allocations -> Period-End Closing -> Variance Calculation -> Variance Categories".