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Cost Accounting-Business Operations

3.8.1 When running cost estimates in batches, terminations often occur, or the reason for being canceled

Q: as in question

A: 1 time more than 10,000 items recommended to separate several tasks to run. It is also possible that several users are running the cost estimate at the same time causing the lock to be canceled.

3.8.2 Can I batch display and export item standard costs in sales orders?

Q: In the “material cost estimates” APP, list of existing material cost estimates, the standard cost of the material can be found in the list, but many of the customers are produced on an order basis, and sales orders run standard costs on their own. Are there any similar apps or CDS views that can be seen in batches and exported to the relevant materials?

A: Now there is no CDS view or the APP can query the cost estimate for sales orders in batch.

3.8.3. Are there any apps for financial manual labor? Similar to KB21N?

Q: as in question

A: Use overhead_account to login using app Manage Direct Activity Allocation

3.8.4 Reversing a statistical key figure has errors and cannot be reversed. What do you want to change to the new statistical key figure value?

Q: As a question, common error message BK822

A: Manage statistical key figure values using the app, type 1 is this logic, and if you rebuild the same month again, it will overwrite the data that needs to be modified before.

3.8.5 Intercompany transactions ML actual and standard differences are not carried over to the issuing goods; the differences are fully reflected in the material cost difference - other material consumption

Q: After running the material ledger, the differences are not automatically distributed between inventory articles and main operations, all carried forward to the issuing merchandise account, manually carried forward on a quantity basis each month, and you want to carry them over automatically.

A: This is the behavior of system standards, waiting for a new program to be released to the Chinese version to resolve. There is already a CIP

3.8.6 Can the order settlement results be pre-exported?

Q: Difference tables cannot be exported, exceptions need to be checked before checkout and the form needs to be exported after CO88 run. Background run job is in PDF format and export is not supported

A: no functionality, no CIP.

3.8.7 Parameter Details for WIP Calculation Activity

Q: When you execute the work in process calculation job, the parameter selects whether or not the options are to contain a "combined order". I would like to have more guidance on combining order or interpretation of parameter selection

A: combined order is an industry solution such as Mill/DIMP for S/4HANA, which is not supported on Cloud. And for this job on S/4HANA Cloud, it was developed based on classic ERP, so the related combined order option is also available. So the first one is ticked by default. There is no impact on the customer’s existing business.

3.8.8 How to solve the production order number generation irregularities, frequent call-offs and backjumps? Q: as in question

A: can be solved by referring to 3074286 - SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Test Data Refresh - Number Range Object Maintenance and Adjustments - Troubleshooting guide https://launchpad.support.sap.com/#/notes/3074286

3.8.9Why did you find the unassigned amount after the actual costing run?

Q: as in question

A: See Discuss S4 HANA Cloud Run APP Explanation of Unallocated Amounts After Actual Costing and Scenario Handling ( Case 1 and Case 2)

3.8.10 Why are the unallocated amounts found after the actual costing run?

Q: as in question

A: See Discuss S/4 HANA Cloud Run APP Interpretation of Unassessed Amounts After Actual Costing and Scenario Processing ( Case 1 and Case 2)

3.8.11Can you set the default date in the Create Material Cost Estimate app?

Q: You want to modify the default dates in the Create Material Cost Estimate app and double-click Date Control in the background configuration to say "No maintenance or display possible". Do you support ES systems? OP can. You want to change the costing date to 99991231, not at the end of each month. Because the current system is too slow, not all materials need to participate in a cost estimate (because there may be some material that does not change any cost prices).

A: date control cannot be modified or added, SAP preconfigured PC01 can be used

3.8.12 How do I flag a production order for deletion?

Q: How can I solve this problem because production orders that do not have a deletion flag are filtered in the next run variance calculation after they have been settled and closed, or are they affected by the next run variance calculation?

A: Run Variance Calculation - By Period (KKS5), variance calculation picks up based on the order master data, and orders marked for deletion are not subject to variance calculation, rather than picking up orders based on Teco status. From <>  Detail list", SAP recommends that you do not set the "Detail lists" indicator in collective processing for performance reasons.  From <> The official recommendation is to mark the deletion flag, and if the "Detail List" checkbox is not selected in the collective run, the performance can be greatly improved. Currently, the app: "Mass processing of production orders" can be run in batch REL, TECO, Closed, etc., and cannot be marked for deletion. For deletion indicator: customers can mass process production orders using the API: API Reference | Production Order (Version 2) | SAP API Business Hub. Also consider testing and overall switch enablement to Event-Based Production Cost Posting   ( ‏ 3F0 ‏) instead of the existing Period-End Closing - Plant (‏BEI‏) Overhead costs, work in process, variances are posted to the financial statement by executing each business event, such as production activity confirmation, component consumption, including backflushing, and so on, without the need for the steps of month-end closing. This solves the app performance issues in period-end closing - plant.  You can also refer to the blog: https://blogs.sap.com/? p=1570986

3.8.13. How are there multiple production versions for a material and the logic of choice?

Q: In real business, there is often more than one BOM for one material, multiple routings, leading to multiple production versions. Want to know how the system selects the production version when a material cost estimate is made? And how do you manage production versions, such as just trying out the latest production versions, and how?

A: Refer to the note 2973670 to understand the logic behind it. Use app to handle production versions Lock or delete unwanted production versions https://fioriappslibrary.hana.ondemand.com/sap/fix/externalViewer/#/detail/Apps('F6400')/S29

3.9Cost Accounting-Reporting

3.9.1 Want to see how cost recovery reports work?

Q: Customers belong to the discrete manufacturing industry, prepare IPOs, and have a hierarchy of 1000 levels. It is not practical to hand out reports. See how cost restore reports work.

A: 1. Based on co-innovation with other customers, the use of iRPA (Intelligent Robotic Process Automation) technology makes current complex and urgent cost reduction reports more feasible. If required, to help contact the product manager for further communication. 2. 3F0 (Event-Based Production Cost Posting) is recommended for Management Accounting's pain points for variance monitoring in the production process, which simplifies, for example, overhead calculation, WIP calculation, and event-based variance calculation in the monthly closing process. This can help contact the product manager for further communication, if required. SAP Best Practices for SAP S/4HANA Cloud Link Below, search for keyword 3F0 https://rapid.sap.com/bp/#/browse/packageversions/BP_CLD_ENTPR

3.9.2 Cost Restore Business Logic?

Q: as in question

A: Please read the following link document carefully, especially the cost summary and variance sections, understand the logic of cost reduction, and test and validate it in the Q-System. https://help.sap.com/viewer/7f47a6d9441c46ac86c96fd27f6015f0/LATEST/zh-CN/4cc57871cfca4755a96d3929f1...

3.9.3 How do I add standard fields to the app Cost Center – Actual?

Q: APP: Cost Center (Actuals), no information dimensions like customer, vendor, asset, etc. in report filter, is there another way to add additional customer, vendor and asset dimensions?

A: Add via custom field

3.10 Cost Accounting-Budget

3.10.1 Partial Budget Availability Control with S/4HANA Cloud

Q: as in question

A: provides budget availability control based on projects/cost centers. Please use on demand https://help.sap.com/docs/SAP_S4HANA_CLOUD/c56f622a2edf491b9f1b596b55587009/30cb8deab95e4d8c9420aeab...

The budget functionality here can only be managed on an annual and a total basis, and can be configured to automatically issue errors or warnings for excess amounts; by following the upload template, you can upload budget amounts on a monthly basis, but not on a monthly basis and quarterly. If you have new requirements, you can submit them at https://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#/campaign/1169 .

The roadmap for the budget on Cloud can be found at https://roadmaps.sap.com/board ? PRODUCT=67837800100800007389&range=CURRENT-LAST&q=BUDGET#Q1%202023 ...

Extended Planning Functionality by SAC Q: as in question

A: Extended Planning functionality by SAC; Introduction to SAC Budget: https://help.sap.com/docs/SAP_S4HANA_CLOUD/c56f622a2edf491b9f1b596b55587009/63a578e27ffd47ceb2f9cd23...

 https://help.sap.com/docs/SAP_ANALYTICS_CLOUD/00f68c2e08b941f081002fd3691d86a7/1fb1f4ce92f44fc983deb...

 Example Scenario: https://help.sap.com/docs/SAP_ANALYTICS_CLOUD/00f68c2e08b941f081002fd3691d86a7/f912449e2b04426a8ebe3...

 https://help.sap.com/docs/SAP_ANALYTICS_CLOUD/00f68c2e08b941f081002fd3691d86a7/6ce52bc4ef0640a491ed3...

 Request a 30-day trial of SAC: https://www.sap.com/products/technology-platform/cloud-analytics.html

3.11Cost Accounting-Event-Based Production Cost Posting (‏&3F0‏)

3.11.1 Benefits of Event-Based Production Cost Posting (‏&3F0‏)

Q: as in question

A: If 3F0 is activated, the BEI month-end closing step may not be executed. A situation where a large number of production orders at the end of the period needs to be calculated and closed effectively.

• The monthly closing operations for manufacturing order types YBM1, YBM2, YBM3, YBM4, YBM5, YBM9, YBW1, YPK1, YQ01, YQ02, YQ10 can be skipped.

• 3F0 is valid for make-to-stock and make-to-order production orders.

3.11.2 Some Important Resources for Event-Based Production Cost Posting (‏&3F0‏)

Q: as in question

A: If 3F0 is activated, the BEI month-end closing step may not be executed. A situation where a large number of production orders at the end of the period needs to be calculated and closed effectively.

• The monthly closing operations for manufacturing order types YBM1, YBM2, YBM3, YBM4, YBM5, YBM9, YBW1, YPK1, YQ01, YQ02, YQ10 can be skipped.

3F0 is valid for make-to-stock and make-to-order production orders. Production Accounting Help https://help.sap.com/docs/SAP_S4HANA_CLOUD/4032610758dc437089f0c28320eec93f/d1c7eaa7c7824c6293d13ef7...

Event-Based Production Cost Posting (‏&3F0‏) – Best Practices https://me.sap.com/processnavigator/SolP/3F0

For instructions on how to switch from period-based production cost posting (BEI) to Event-Based Production Cost Posting (3F0), see note 3042687 - FAQ_Production Accounting: Transition from BEI (Period-End Closing) to 3F0 (Event-based Production Accounting) in S/4 HANA Cloud https://launchpad.support.sap.com/#/notes/3042687

For the result of maintaining ledger-specific material prices via product cost collectors, see note 3042679 - - FAQ_Production Accounting: Restrictions for Product Cost Collectors with Parallel Accounting in S/4 HANA Cloud https://launchpad.support.sap.com/#/notes/3042679

See note 3042696 - FAQ_Production Accounting: Event-based Cost Distribution to non-MAT Receivers for the results of ledger-specific material price maintenance with production orders/process orders to non-material receivers. https://launchpad.support.sap.com/#/notes/3042696

For the results of ledger-specific production cost settlement with Run Actual Settlement, see note 3203113- FAQ_Production Accounting: Production Settlement in Parallel Ledgers in SAP S/4HANA Cloud. https://launchpad.support.sap.com/#/notes/3203113

For restrictions regarding the period-based production cost solution, see note 3049064 - FAQ_Production Accounting: Restrictions for BEI (Period-End Closing) with Parallel Accounting in S/4HANA Cloud https://launchpad.support.sap.com/#/notes/3049064

For a description of the features of Event-Based Production Cost Posting (3F0), see note 3042082 - FAQ_Production Accounting: Parallel Accounting with Event-based Production Accounting (3F0) in S/4 HANA Cloud https://launchpad.support.sap.com/#/notes/3042082

For an introduction to the functionality of Event-Based WIP posting, check note 2737228 - FAQ_Production Accounting: Event-based Work in Process Posting for Product Cost by Order https://launchpad.support.sap.com/#/notes/2737228

For an introduction to the functionality of event-based variance posting, check note 2910083 - FAQ_Production Accounting: Event-based Variance Posting for Product Cost by Order https://launchpad.support.sap.com/#/notes/2910083

For an introduction to the function of real-time target cost calculation, see Note 2618359 - FAQ_Production Accounting: On-the-Fly Target Cost Calculation for Product Cost by Order https://launchpad.support.sap.com/#/notes/2618359

For event-based co-by-product cost distribution, see note 3042673 - FAQ_Production Accounting: Event-based Cost Distribution for Co- and By- Products https://launchpad.support.sap.com/#/notes/3042673

3.11.3 Daily Processing Key Points for Event-Based Production Cost Posting (‏&3F0‏)

Q: S/4HANA Cloud's major upgrade in 2105 is parallel accounting, and event-based production cost posting (3F0) based on this feature is also activated as a scope item by default for newly implemented customers starting with this release and replacing scope item BEI (not activated by default). While BEI is used by older customers, it is possible to use 3F0 for active and passive operations.

A: 1. If scope item 33Q Actual Costs is activated, you have to run task template Event-Based Posting - WIP Quantity Posting for Actual Costing Revaluation in APP F3683 Schedule Product Costing Jobs;

2. Run APP F5133 Event-based Solution Monitor (Product Costing) on a regular and month-end basis to see if there are any problems with your daily business, and if so, follow the steps below to fix them. If you have unposted or exceptional overheads, you have to run the task template Postprocess Event-based Postings – Overhead Posting in APP F3683 Schedule Product Costing Jobs at the end of the month; If there are unposted or exceptional orders, you have to run the task template Postprocess Event-Based Postings - Product Costing in APP F3683 Schedule Product Costing Jobs at the end of the month;