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Several cost centers in one sales order

The situation is.

Weu2019ve got the task to find solution how to create sales order document with several cost centers.

Now we use order reason to assign cost center in sales order.

We use only one order reason in one document and it means one cost center in one sales order document.

But we need to have opportunity to choose several cost centers. We mean assign different cost center for each item.

For example sales order items:

Material 1: Electricity u2013 X1 (cost center u2013 Y1);

Material 2: Gas u2013 X2 (cost center u2013 Y2 );

Material 3: Petrol u2013 X3 (cost center u2013 Y3);


Material n: Services u2013 Xn (cost center - Yn).

The document sequence :Quotation (VA21) -> SALES order (VA01) -> Billing (VF01)

Could you give me the recommendation or advice for this task?

Many thanks.

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    Posted on Jul 07, 2011 at 12:54 PM


    The Cost Center Determination settings is in OVF3, the standard works only at the header level though, so it would not work if cost center is needed on the line item.

    For this case I suggest to try from CO view:

    A material is linked to a profit center. From this profit center you can determine a cost center using txn OKB9

    In combination with the material's account assignment field and account determination customizing, an alternate revenue account can be determined for this material. ("Normal" revenue accounts are to be used in combination with CO-PA).

    If this account is a cost element with category type "1" you need the entries in OKB9.

    Hope this help!


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    • Hello Rafel,

      I have the same issue, i need to have the differnt cost centers determined for each line item material in sales order. i saw your explanation, could you please explain little more clearly,. i would like to give a try on your suggestion from CO side and customizing revenue account from SD side.

      thanks in advance

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