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Former Member
Sep 03, 2009 at 12:05 PM

Formula in costing of a work center


Hi Everybody

I am trying to understand the functionality of various forumales which can be given in costing tab of a workcentre. I am afraid the SAP help document is not very exhaustive on this.

I will ask my query in reference to IDES client (which i believe everybody has access to ) so that we can discuss one particular work centre with standard settings.

Let us take an example of work centre 1111 in plant 1000.

This workcenter shows three forumlaes for setup, machine and labor activities viz. sap005,006,007 respectively.

Query No. 1. How these forumlaes are helping in calculating the cost? Are they calculating the activity cost or activity quantity? I will appreciate if one can explain with the help of an example.

Query No. 2.There is another field below all these fields for formula which is carrying value as sap008. As of SAP008 in standard sap, it passes duration to cost calculation which is picking up cost maintained in kp26 trax. If cost (from kp26) and duration (from sap008) is getting multiplied then why the above mentioned formulas (setup, machine,labor) are there?

Sorry for a long posting, but just trying to make the queries 'clear'.

Thanks in advance.