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May 31, 2013 at 07:12 PM

Actual Costs - Brazil - Material Ledger And COPC


Hello guys,

We are a chemical manufacturing company who just implemented SAP for our Brazilian subsidiary. We are 3 company codes in the system, US and Mexico being the other two. All 3 of us are under the same controlling area and have calendar based fiscal year variant. US and Mexico company codes/valuation areas do NOT have Material Ledger/COPC implemented. Brazil management insists they need Material ledger and COPC implemented to capture actual costs. I did read on the board that Material Ledger is a legal requirement for Brazil, but my question is, is COPC implementation also legally required in Brazil? I am asking this question because I do realize that Material ledger can be turned on at the valuation area(plant) level without any repercussions on the US and Mexico plants. I understand that COPC implementation(please correct me if I am wrong) is at the controlling area level and could affect both the US and Mexico company-codes as all of us are under the same controlling area. Ideally we do not want to implement COPC if it is not legally required, considering this impact.

Can any one of you gurus enlighten me on this aspect, ASAP?

Thanks and regards,