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Configuring SAP® ERP Financial and Controlling by John Burger, Peter Jones

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Creating Cost Elements Manually

SAP allows you to create primary and secondary cost elements from many places within the system. The most direct location is the user menu in the Cost Element Accounting module. Because primary cost elements were created earlier in batch sessions, in this section we will describe creating secondary cost elements. In either case, the processes are identical for creating primary and secondary cost elements.

Remember that secondary cost elements are used to track internal CO movements and are not tied to the chart of accounts. Here are some potential uses for secondary cost elements:

  • Cost center assessments
  • Internal order settlements
  • Internal allocation of overhead to maintenance orders

Secondary cost elements are ...

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