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Title  : ‘Cost Element’ determination logic in Plant Maintenance Order Operation with control Key PM03.

SAP Release        :         Above release 4.5

SAP Module        :         SAP Plant Maintenance

SAP Sub-Module          :         Plant Maintenance order

Pre-requisite        :         PM order with Control Key PM03 (External Services)

Practical Scenarios –

  1. PM Order à PM03 Operation à External Tab àAgreement No.

In this scenario, based on the customization setting, SAP will create the Purchase Requisition (PR) after creation CRTD or release REL.

The ‘Cost Element’ populated in the PR will be the Cost Element maintained in the ‘External Profile’

  1. SPRO àPlant Maintenance and Customer Service àMaintenance and Service processing àMaintenance and Service Order à Function and settings for order type à Create default values profile for External Procurement.

Note – The ‘Cost Element’ field at operation level will not display any ‘Cost Element’ Value.

After release 4.5, ‘Cost Element’ for PM03 control key will not be available for Operation Header level but will be available for Service line item level.

So that ‘Different’ service items have different Cost Element instead of single Cost Element of Header level.

  1. PM Order àPM03 Operation àExternal Tab à Assignment of codified Services i.e. Specifying particular ‘Service Number’

In this scenario, based on the customization setting, SAP will create the Purchase Requisition (PR) after creation CRTD or release REL.

The ‘Cost Element’ populated in the PR will be taken from ‘Service Master’ data using the logic –

  1. SAP will check ‘Valuation Class’ maintained in the Service Master (Check Transaction Code AC03 – Display Service”.
  2. Go to transaction Code OBYC (Configuration Accounting display) and Double click on ‘Offsetting entry for inventory posting – GBB).
  3. Enter the desired ‘Charts of Accounts’.
  4. Now for Purchase Requisition (PR) check the Debit/Credit entry for the combination of – General Modification (VBR) and Valuation Class (Taken from Service Master).

If SAP get the entry it will populate the ‘Cost Element’ derived from above logic and if system did not get any ‘Cost Element’ then system will populate from the logic described in the Scenario -1.

  1. PM Order àPM03 Operation àExternal Tab à Assignment of Non-codified Services i.e. Specifying description of the Service

In this scenario, based on the customization setting, SAP will create the Purchase Requisition (PR) after creation CRTD or release REL.

The ‘Cost Element’ populated in the PR will be the Cost Element maintained in the ‘External Profile’

  1. SPRO àPlant Maintenance and Customer Service àMaintenance and Service processing àMaintenance and Service Order à Function and settings for order type à Create default values profile for External Procurement.

   

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