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SAP Controlling Tip: Understanding Process versus Production Orders

JJordan400ResizedTip 50 from 100 Things You Should Know About Controlling with SAP (2nd Edition) by John Jordan:

Process orders provide you with extra functionality, such as phases and process instructions for process industries. 

If you use production orders, the system transfers a routing and a bill of material (BOM) into the master data of the order header. If you’re manufacturing on the basis of process orders, the system uses the master recipe and associated materials list. The difference occurs because process industries manufacture in phases, converting initial liquid batches into consumable batches, which are then bottled and packaged.

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Material price determination setup in SAP Material Ledger


The material price determination indicates how the valuation of a material should occur after each business transaction for a material relevant for valuation. If SAP Material Ledger is active, this field has to be set up in the material master using an appropriate combination of price control and material price determination. If SAP Material Ledger is activated for a valuation area, the accounting 1 view looks slightly different than the regular screen without a material ledger. Additional fields become available when using SAP Material Ledger or split valuation.

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SAP Templates Frequently Asked Questions

JulienBlogSAP templates are often perceved to be overly complex. We would like to dispel that myth. Let's dive into some frequently asked questions when it comes to templates. 

FAQ 1: Do templates work for repetitive manufacturing?

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Tip for settling manufacturing variances to cost based CO-PA

Here's a tip for settling manufacturing variances to cost based CO-PA.

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SAP Tip – Customer Credit Limits Updates

When a customer exceeds their credit limit due to new orders that are greater than their limit, or due to unpaid balances, or combination of both, we have two main options, depending on our decision on each customer:

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SAP Mixed Costing

SAP mixed costing allows you to cost a material using multiple alternative methods, for example when you manufacture a material with different internal processes. You specify these through separate production versions, with different master recipes. When you execute a cost estimate the system calculates the cost for each production version then calculates an average unit cost using weighting factors. When you display a cost estimate with transaction CK13N, you display the total cost and details of each procurement alternative.

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SAP S/4HANA – Let’s Get Under the Covers Webinar Announcement (Controlling 2016 Plenary Preview)

Join Janet Salmon,Chief Product Owner for Management Accounting at SAP AG, Thursday, June 16, 2016 at at 1:00 PM EST/10:00 AM PST for a sneak peek of her Controlling 2016 plenary session SAP S/4HANA - Let's Get Under the Covers. 

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Inventory and Physical Inventory in SAP Fixed Asset Accounting

Excerpt from SAP Fixed Assets Accounting (FI-AA)by Jörg Siebert- SAP FI expert, author, and speaker.

Objects that no longer exist have no value. Therefore, you must check the existence of fixed assets by means of a physical inventory. The individual objects in fixed assets must be recorded so they are identifiable.

The inventory is the record (directory) of individual asset objects. This directory must report the asset objects present on a specified date. These objects must be determined by a physical check, also known as a physical inventory. The word inventory is derived from the Latin invenire, meaning to find something. In this blog I explain what you have to list in the fixed assets inventory and how to perform the physical check.

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Video Blog: How to avoid the most common SAP CO-PA customization pitfalls

Rogerio Faleiros ResizedIn this recording from the Controlling 2015 Conference, Rogerio Faleiros discusses how to avoid most common SAP CO-PA pitfalls including:

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Introduction to SAP Templates Webinar Recording Now Available

Members of the SAP Controlling Community gathered last week for a webinar on Introduction to SAP Templates Webinar presented by Julien Delvat.

Watch the recording to discover how to leverage your company’s standard SAP CO templates.

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