Open Balance on Sales Order Cost Report
Hi SAP Group -
I have a couple questions about the settlement of manufacturing variance to COPA.
When our settlement process is complete (production order and sales order both settled to COPA), there is a balance remaining on the sales order cost report which is equal to the manufacturing variance on the production order.
It seems that the manufacturing variance is posting from the production order to the sales order, but is not being assigned to the PSEG and flowing to COPA.
I am looking for advice in two areas:
First, how do we "clear" these balances on old orders that are already settled?
Second, how do we prevent this from happening on future orders?
Sridhar Vasudevan replied
Refer to OSS 183250 and note 186485.
If you dont specify in the settlement profile for the production order that the variances are not transferred from the production order into CO-PA, you will settle the variances to <b>CO-PA twice</b>: once from the production order (broken down into variance categories), and once from the sales order item. The settlement rule still references the material and not the sales order item.
Special Features of Product Cost by Sales Order with Valuated Sales Order Stock
<a href="http://help.sap.com/erp2005_ehp_02/helpdata/en/90/ba66cc446711d189420000e829fbbd/content.htm">Read the topic on 'Special Features of Product Cost by Sales Order with Valuated Sales Order Stock'</a>
You may want to check the period of the variance settlement from mfg order to sales order and ensure the settlement of sales order is also done the same period, if the type is PER.