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Once-only cost posting for labour

peter_atkin
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Hi all,

Has anyone ever had a requirement that the confirmation cost posting should be a fixed cost value irrespective of the number of hours confirmed?

So no matter whether I post 1HR or 100HRS I will always get the same cost value.

I'm going to investigate the work centre formula to see if it can be done from there...

NOTE: I'm not interested in any services or PR/PO options... It must be done via confirmations.

PeteA

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Ignore my earlier post. Try this -

1. Create new formula with just parameter SAP_55 in calculation.

2. Then in the work center costing tab go to the Formula Constants and assign value to parameter SAP_55 and assign new formula to activity type.

Now if you create new order cost will be calculated based on value assigned to SAP_55 only.

I tried this on my system and it gave me same cost no matter what work or duration was assigned to operation. Of course I only checked planned cost but I think it will work for actual cost also.

Aaditya Palsule

peter_atkin
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This fits OK with using work centres/activity types (where the activity type is the agreed rate for a period). We would need to inhibit cost postings after the first confirmation by removing the activity type from the conformation document to stop subsequent cost postings.

Aaditya Palsule: unfortunatley this client has deleted the SAP standard settings for the formula/parameters (OP17/OP21). Can you please send screen-shots.

PeteA

peter_atkin
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Ok - I've cracked it..

  1. Create a new formula parameter via OP17 which has Origin=7, and standard value = 1 H
  2. Create a new formula via OP21 and assign parameter above
  3. Assign formula to the Costing tab on the work centre
  4. Use work centre in operations as normal

One small issue is that we would need to remove the Activity Type from any subsequent confirmation documents (IW41) to ensure the cost is only posted once via the initial confirmation. This can easily be done via the CONFPM* user-exits.

PeteA

peter_atkin
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Latest update.

It works for planned costs, but not for actual costs.

Also posted here to get advice from the PP guys: http://scn.sap.com/thread/3342201

PeteA

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I checked with confirmation and it did not work for actual cost as you had mentioned. I will try for some other approach.

Aaditya

peter_atkin
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Thanks Aaditya - I appreciate the help..

I posted the question in the Financials forum too:

- SDN: http://scn.sap.com/thread/3343245

- SAPFans: http://www.sapfans.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=376238

PeteA

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Instead of using activity rates to post cost through confirmation, use exit at confirmation save (or some other kind of development) and post manual journal entry against service order with fixed cost amount. You can also check if such cost is already posted in case multiple confirmations are created. Confirmation will be used only for time tracking.

Aaditya Palsule

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Why you need this feature??