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Apr 13, 2011 at 05:15 PM

Actual Costing Go Live sequence in a live Material Ledger environment



I originally posted these questions in the blog section and wasn't sure that was the right place.

I apologize if this is considered double posting 😔

We are getting ready to activate actual costing.

Material ledger has been active for quite some time now (multiple fiscal years), with all materials activated at standard (S) and price determination "transaction based" (2). Costing runs are only run on a yearly basis.

I am currently establishing my conversion plan.

I believe I have all the necessary steps identified (exception made for one little clarification) and am still working the timing.

A couple of questions:

1. Should I update my materials with a price determination value 3 before or after my configuration is imported in production? I understand that the configuration will really fall in place at the time I run actual costing at month end (CKMLCP) but I am wondering if there is any dependency with the price determination update (2 to 3) from a timing/sequence standpoint.

2. Is it necessary to run, mark and release a cost estimate right after the price determination has been changed (from 2 to 3) and before any goods movements take place or does updating the price determination to 3 is sufficient to support actual costing at month end (i.e. is the cost estimate in existence with a price determination 2 sufficient)?

3. Any particular aspects/steps I should pay attention to as far as going live with actual costing? In general, what would be the ideal sequence of events?

Thanks a lot for your help,