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Hi All,

I need your functional inputs on one of the client requirement.

They want to do cost planning for project components at the time of bidding / quotation stage.

At this time, they dont have even created material master so we cant assign material to activity (which brings standard price as plan cost for activity which rolled upto WBS)

If this is done with any other method (activity element - cost, manual planning in CJ40 or Easy cost planning for WBS Element) and when at later stage material master is created with standard price and attached to activity, plan cost will be approximately doubled.

Because plan cost for that particular activity will be addition of cost planning done earlier and standard price of material.

How to tackle this situation.

Request you to kindly provide inputs / best practices based on your experience.

Thanks in advance

Parimal

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    Posted on Sep 22, 2010 at 04:29 AM

    I would suggest two methods:-

    1. cost element planning for WBSE - CJR2. and make in different version other than 0. So that once you create material master and you can do network planning in '0' version. You can compare both planning at later stage.

    2. Network costing - You can carryout network costing even if you dont have material master, there is a field called materila planning in assignment tab of network activity, so you can enter the value of material which you will be using. Later if you start adding material to the activity that value will get reduced automatically so that your project planned cost is not affected.

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  • Posted on Sep 22, 2010 at 03:48 AM

    You can use easy cost planning or with any other planning CJ40 / CJR2 you can does the same with diff. version.

    With Regards

    Nitin P.

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    Posted on Sep 22, 2010 at 04:56 AM

    I would recommend you to use planinng cost versions for the same. create new planning version as 'quoted' and do the cost element level planning in CJR2. After your project design is ready, you can get automatically calculated planned costs in version 0. You can always compare these two versions throughout lifecycle of the project.

    Regards,

    Mahendra Dighe

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  • Posted on Sep 22, 2010 at 03:32 PM

    Hi Parimal,

    There is no standard functionality to ignore certain costs at specified planning stage. Generally the double costs (system never knows, if it is doubled or not) has to removed manually. Alternative is use different costing object (e.g. project simulation) or different co versions (e.g. ECP in multiple versions) .

    Kind regards,

    Zhenbo

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  • Posted on Sep 23, 2010 at 07:25 AM

    Hi Parimal

    As suggested byAhmed, you can use network costing

    2. Network costing - You can carryout network costing even if you dont have material master, there is a field called materila planning in assignment tab of network activity, so you can enter the value of material which you will be using. Later if you start adding material to the activity that value will get reduced automatically so that your project planned cost is not affected.

    Before you start posting actuals, you can copy the version 0 to other version(s), using CJ9FS/ CJ9F.

    This way you can still compare your initial planned values & latest planned values.

    Regards,

    Amaresh Makal

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      Hi Ahmed and Amaresh

      Thanks a lot for your replies.

      I could able to solve a problem with material Plan cost field in network activities.

      Marks rewarded to your answers.

      Thanks and Regards,

      Parimal

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