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Service Management – Basic Settings – Setting for Display of Costs – Define Version for Cost Estimates for Orders

This next piece of service order configuration is one that rarely, if ever, will you need to touch.  I’m only including it for a reference, just in case you run into an issue and need to understand this portion.  I’m actually going to give you the low down straight from SAP on this one:

This cost estimate comes into play whenever you have not yet entered any concrete cost-relevant components or times in the PM order.

The key defined here is automatically transferred to the relevant version table in CO.

You can only maintain one entry here, because only one estimated costs version is allowed.

The cost estimate data can be changed until the order is released. Once the order is released, the cost estimate is completed.

You can enter estimated values for each value category.

To me, this is valid if you choose not to do service planning.  I highly encourage doing service planning by using general maintenance tasks lists, but if you choose, you can enter this information for each and every service order manually.


If you go to transaction SPRO: Plant Maintenance and Customer Service –>maintenance and service processing–> basic settings–> settings for display of costs–>define version for cost estimates for orders.


I would highly discourage making any changes to this.  You can only have a single value anyway, so I’d just take the defaults if it was me.  That’s really all there is to this.

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Thanks for reading,

Mike CTO – JaveLLin Solutions, LLC

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