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SAP Mixed Costing Functionality

Within the Product Costing module SAP offers Mixed Costing functionality. This functionality provides the ability to cost a material using multiple alternative methods, for example when a material is produced with different internal processes.  For companies running the PP-PI module that is specified through separate production versions, which would use different master recipes. When executing a cost estimate the system calculates the cost for each production version, then calculates an average unit cost using weighting factors provided manually. With the Cost Estimate display (CK13N) the system shows the total cost of each procurement alternative and has the ability to view the detail of each.

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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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The Basics of 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 Controlling 2016 speaker.

Objects that no longer exist have no value. Therefore, the existence of fixed assets must be checked by means of an annual physical inventory. The individual objects in fixed assets must therefore be recorded such that they are identifiable.

In Chapter 1, we referred to the inventory—the record (directory) of the 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 chapter we will 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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Video Blog: Case Study - How Lundin Eagle Mine translated their MS Visio cost model into SAP configuration and design to capture costs and variances in their mining and milling operations

John Pringle ResizedIn this recording from the Controlling 2015 Conference, John Pringle shares how Lundin Eagle Mine translated their MS Visio cost model into SAP configuration and design to capture costs and variances in their mining and milling operations

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How to make trading partner a required entry (Part II)

How can we make Trading Partner a required entry while posting financial accounting documents for certain GL Accounts?
There are three possible alternatives to achieve this goal: Field Status Groups, Document Types and FI Validation. We will look at each of these options below.

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How to make trading partner a required entry (Part I)

Trading Partner: Definition
Trading Partner is a term used in trade and commerce and can be generally defined as “one of the two or more participants in an ongoing business relationship”1

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Video Blog: Woodward’s top 10 advanced reporting tips

In this recording from the Controlling 2015 Conference, Sydnie McConnell presents Woodward’s top 10 advanced reporting tips

Woodward will share the top 10 reporting tips they have learned through the process of completing several global financial reporting projects in SAP, including a BPC 10 implementation and rolling out SAP GL and Fixed Assets to all of their sites. It covers:

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Video blog: Filling in the gaps – FI/CO account posting during production processes in SAP

In this video blog from Controlling 2015, Marjorie Wright covers FI/CO account postings during production processes in SAP from top to bottom.

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