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Variances at Operation level?

Dear Experts,

Can someone throw some light on how to acheive variances at operation level. I need to understand the tables and their relationships to resolve some reporting issues.

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  • Posted on Jan 10, 2008 at 12:52 PM

    In current versions of the software the CO tables do not store data at the operation level. Data enters CO during confirmation by operation but is written to the tables by order with the combination cost center/activity type. So, the only way to do variance analysis at operation level is to ensure that the activity types at each operation are unique. However, during the online calculation of variances (transaction KKS2), if you set the detail list flag, you will see data by operation at run time (see documentation on Scrap Variance in SAP Library).

    We are currently investigating the possibility of operation level costing in SAP ERP 6.0.5.

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    • Hi Gregory,

      Operation level costing is available for maintenance and service orders from EhP5. You'll have to activate the business function LOG_EAM_OLC (Operation Account Assignment) to make it work. This will mean that the operation becomes the account assignment rather than the order header.

      More recently in SAP HANA Live we created a link between the CO line items and the PP confirmations so you can report off them as if they were one line. This effectively means that you can report on the operation costs without changing the underlying structures in the ERP tables.

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