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PIR Usage in Costing Variants

Tanya DuncanI recently used an interesting piece of configuration in the valuation variant to value externally and intercompany purchased materials.  My client has unique challenges because they are vertically integrated. They produce almost every raw material that goes in to their finished goods including packaging and the machinery to produce finished goods. The amount of intercompany purchases is massive and we needed a sustainable way to value purchased items and reference the purchasing conditions for intercompany markups and other charges like freight and shipping labor. This configuration is a multi-step process, but it’s fairly simple when you have all the pieces configured correctly.

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Controlling 2014 Speaker Profile: Tanya Duncan, SAP FICO Consultant with Deloitte

Tanya DuncanThis week we are profiling Tanya Duncan, SAP FICO Consultant with Deloitte. Learn more about Tanya and her start with SAP through the SAP University Alliance program.  

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Controlling 2014 Speaker Profile: Thomas Michael, CEO of Michael Management Corporation

Thomas MichaelThis week we are profiling Thomas Michael, CEO of Michael Management Corporation. Learn more about some of the most important trends that Tom sees in the SAP training space. 

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Controlling 2013 Speaker Profile: Chris Karch, Stream Lead for SAP FI/CO at Rockwell Automation


This week we are profiling Chris Karch, Stream Lead for SAP FI/CO at Rockwell Automation.  Learn more about Chris’s involvement with implementing SAP Controlling and Rockwell Automation and how he hopes to influence change in SAP Product Costing. 

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Speaker Profile: Janet Salmon, Chief Product Owner for Management Accounting at SAP

hdshot jsalmonToday, we are profiling Janet Salmon, Chief Product Owner for Management Accounting at SAP. Find out how Janet got her start at SAP, what she sees as some of the most important trends in Controlling, and what she does in her free time.

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SAP Controlling 2012 Conference Updates

There have been a number of conference agenda content and networking updates. Thank you for all of your excellent suggestions. Here are a few updates that I think you will be interested in.

The Future of SAP Controlling and Financials functionality: An exciting and innovative pre-conference session that will give conference attendees the opportunity to:

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Introduction to SAP Results Analysis

b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_3961.jpgResults Analysis is functionality in SAP Controlling to valuate ongoing, unfinished activities, such as production orders, internal orders or projects at month-end. The underlying assumption for each of these activities is that they will add value when they are finished – a production order will yield a finished product, while a customer project will eventually be billed to the customer.

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Introduction to SAP Material Ledger

b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_3289.jpgMaterial Ledger is SAP’s solution to performing actual costing. It is supposed to contain the benefits (without inheriting the disadvantages) of the two traditional methods of inventory valuation - Standard Costing and Moving Average Costing. Before you can understand the functionality of Material Ledger, it is always good to start with some of the characteristics of these two traditional approaches.

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Welcome to the SAP Controlling Community Blog

Over the past several years I've seen a growing need for an SAP Controlling community, where management accounting professionals have a venue to share knowledge, best practices, insight, perspectives, and opportunities.

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