Skip to Content
avatar image
Former Member

Cost allocation in one WBS

Hi Experts,

The requirement of the business is to track a project by activity type i.e RES (Repair & Exchange services) & TS (Technical support). As per my understanding this would require us to have 2 WBS per project one for RES & the other one for TS so that costs can be tracked separately. But we receive only 1 PO from the customer without any bifurcation between RES & TS. As a result of this sales cannot be separately recorded in 2 WBS.

For reporting purpose, the % split is done outside the books and reported.

Please let me know how can we go about this ? Is there any way that i can get the costs seperately even if i take into one WBS?

Regards,

Vamsi

Add comment
10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

  • Get RSS Feed

4 Answers

  • avatar image
    Former Member
    Feb 18, 2009 at 07:12 AM

    Dear,

    You can put diffrent WBS element in PO line item in account assignment tab line item vise.

    You can repost the actual cost by KB15 and select the WBS element\network.

    And shift the amount you want from one level of WBSe to other.

    try this.

    Add comment
    10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

  • avatar image
    Former Member
    Feb 18, 2009 at 09:23 AM

    Hi Vamsi,

    As per your business process my suggestion is as such:

    Use 2 WBS in the level 1... one for RES (Repair & Exchange services) & the other for TS (Technical support)

    Now we can capture the cost for each WBS. However the analysis of the project can be done at the root level WBS given a name as Repair & Exchange services / Technical support. The Sales order account assignment will be the root level WBS only.

    Regards,

    Uddhab

    Add comment
    10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

  • avatar image
    Former Member
    Feb 18, 2009 at 09:44 AM

    Hi Vamsi

    The first level WBS can be the project name/ WBS attached to the sales order. Under this you can have 2 WBS elements one for the RES (Repair & Exchange services) & the second for the TS (Technical support). Doing this, you can collect the costs seperately for each WBS and at the same time have one project WBS.

    Hope this helps.

    Venu

    Add comment
    10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

  • avatar image
    Former Member
    Feb 18, 2009 at 04:24 PM

    Hi ,

    How is your actual cost flowing to the WBS Element ?

    I suppose its through confirmations !!! If yes , you can define two activity types XXXXXX for RES and YYYYYY for TS (Technical support )

    you can filter out the subtotals in CJI3 report by the activity type

    sorry if i misunderstood

    regards

    Kish

    Add comment
    10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

    • Former Member

      If you want to track costs separately by the kind of service, it's more important to know how costs are booked for your project. One idea may be to use different cost elements when posting costs on the project. Please explain how your actuals come to the project.