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How can I assign two different cost component structure to two different plants in one single company code

Dear all,

There were two plants in one single company code, I call them plant A and B.

Plant A has already go-live server several months ago, plant B should be implemented recently.

Plant A used a cost component structure before, and plant B want some change.

But as you know, SAP doesn't allow you to assign two different cost component structure to one single company code, even if this is for two different plants.The config process and error message is attached.

Did anyone encounter this? How could I do to match this requirement with no reflection to the previous configuration?

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    Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 10:13 AM

    Hi Sean,

    Please try this way:

    Prerequisite or Caution:

    1. Plant should be treated as separate valuation area(not company code).

    2. Separate costing variant should be used to for all cases.

    3. Transfer Structure will not work in case cost component is different.

    Regards,

    Shamik G


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    Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 02:09 PM

    Hi,

    the entry with masked costing variant ++++ will be used for standard price costing. For this entry you

    cannot specify a plant - it will always be set to ++++.

    So, in one company code you can assign only a single cost component structure for standard costing.

    And this really makes sense:

    Standard costing is used for material stock valuation. So, if you had two different cost component structures for plants A and B of the same company codes then the same costs (cost element) could be assigned to a cost component relevant for inventory valuation in plant A, but not relevant for inventory valuation in plant B. This would be an inconsistent stock valuation...

    Regards,

    Johannes

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    • Former Member Rajneesh Saxena

      Hi Rajneesh,


      yes, you are right. You can customize the valuation variant on plant level, i.e. use two different valuation strategies in two different plant. But this only means that you determine the costs in a different way.

      What I meant is that the same costs (cost element) must be treated in the same way in the two plants, either relevant for inventory valuation or not. Therefore you cannot have two different cost component structures for standard costing in the same company code.

      Regards,
      Johannes

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    Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 07:03 AM

    Hi Sean,

    I take back my word, it is not possible to assign two costing variant for same company code.

    Please ignore my previous comments.

    Regards,

    Shamik G

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  • Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 07:31 AM

    Hi

    Can you please tell us what changes you want to do in CCS? May be you can use Aux cost component to fulill the requirement of second plant.

    Regards

    Rajneesh

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