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Physical Inventory Variance Report

I have a client who is going to perform a physical inventory soon and they are looking for a few different reports. They want an "initial" report which gives the current value of the warehouses by item. They also want a "final" report which gives the values of the warehouses by item along with the changes made after the inventory posting took place. This information is available through the inventory audit report. However, the client is also looking for a third report which gives the expected change in value for each item by warehouse.

This report would be run after the inventory count took place and after the quantities were entered into the inventory tracking table. The inventory audit report will not do any good since no transactions have taken place. I thought I would be able to write a query to output this information, but the problem is that the client is on FIFO.

The plan is to perform an inventory valuation of moving average before we do the inventory posting. Then, we will use the last evaluated price as the price source for any incoming items. For any outgoing items, SAP will use the FIFO layers.

The client is on SAPB1 2007A SP01 PL11. Are there any built-in reports that will give the expected changes in value by item by warehouse after performing an inventory count but before performing the inventory posting? If not, is there any way this could be done through a custom report using the OITW/OINM tables? Thank you for your help.

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    Posted on Oct 25, 2010 at 08:34 PM


    Welcome you to the forum. As for your issue, I doubt there are any reports exist. Basically you want to predict what system posting will be. I suggest you back up the db and post the count in the testing environment from restoring backup. You could export two reports from two db to compare.



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    Posted on Oct 26, 2010 at 04:45 PM

    Hi Brian,

    Are you using the 'Inventory Tracking' and 'Inventory Posting' functions? We use this for our inventory counts (Inventory / Inventory Transactions).

    The Inventory Tracking is used by the person doing the count; they enter the count in this window. It doesn't include the current cost.

    Then the Inventory Posting is used to post the adjustments and does include the cost/value adjustment by item.

    You could print off the Audit report before & after the posting, with the Inventory Posting report for the adjusting entry.



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      Hi Heather,

      Thank you for the suggestion. Unfortunately, the Inventory Posting report will not work in this case because we are looking for a report that gives the expected change in value BEFORE we complete the Inventory Posting step.

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