8. Costing parameters in (PPS280)

The table below lists the fields available in 'Costing Element. Open' (PPS280) with a specification of whether they apply to purchase costing or distributed costing or both. For a detailed description of the fields, see the field help texts in 'Costing Element. Open' (PPS280).

Field Brief description Purchase costing Distributed costing
Field (1–5) Defines a type of object that triggers a different costing rate, for example, different delivery method. Yes Yes
Attribute or Custom Field (1–5)

Defines one of the following:

  • An attribute (such as color or grade of vegetable) that triggers a different costing rate.
  • A custom field connected to an agreement line, agreement header, supplier or item.
Yes Yes
Operator Determines how the value is retrieved and calculated. Yes Yes
Accounting control object Defines an object for which separate account entries are to be created when calculating the standard cost. Yes Yes
VAT code Determines which VAT method and VAT rate to apply. Yes No
Charge type

Determines the type of charge the costing element represents.

0 = No charge (used for display operators, that is, totals and costing base); 1 = Internal charge; 2 = External charge or discount.

Yes, alt. 0–2 Yes, alt. 0 and 1
Charge invoicing Determines whether a charge can be invoiced against the same purchase order several times. Yes No
Charge category

Determines if the costing element is connected to eco-contribution functionality.

  • 00 = Not used:

    Charge category will be set to 00 for costing elements that do not concern eco-contribution.

  • 01 = Eco-contribution:

    This alternative will be used when eco-contribution is excluded from the cost price (thus added as a charge on top of the price).

    Having a costing element defined with charge category set to 01, will trigger two accounting transactions for eco-contribution (PP20-248 and PP20-249) during invoice matching in 'Supplier Invoice. Match GR Line' (APS360).

  • 02 = Eco-deduction:

    This alternative will be used when eco-contribution is included in the cost price (thus deducted from the price).

Yes No
Distribution method Determines to which part of the order a charge applies. Yes: alt. 1–3 Yes: alt. 1
Distribution unit type

Determines the unit of measure to use as a basis for distributing a cost from an order header to the order lines. The field is only applicable when distribution method 3 is selected.

1 = Gross weight; 2 = Volume; 3 Net amount.

Yes No
Third party charge

Determines whether the charge originates from another party than the supplier on the purchase order (for example, a freight charge from a forwarder).

Selecting the check box enables you to include the charge in the invoice matching routine when the invoice from the third party is recorded.

Yes No
Invoice charge quantity Determines whether the line charge per quantity is independent of the quantity on the invoice line. Yes No

Determines if the value calculated by the element has to be applied as mark up / overhead to the total value of the costing model.

Mark up / overhead values can be both positive and negative.

Yes Yes

Specifies the pre-defined formula to be included in the element

Used for costing operator 15, 26, 27.

Used to calculate the qty.

Result ID Specifies the result ID of the pre-defined formula to be included in the element Yes  
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