SAP Controlling (CO)

SAP Controlling (CO)


The purpose of the Controlling (CO) module in SAP is to provide organizations with a method of slicing and dicing data to view costs from an internal management perspective and provide a view of profitability beyond that of basic financial reporting. This training program is for individuals who whish to learn how to set up Management Accounting with SAP FI.

Controlling provides you with information for management decision-making. It facilitates coordination, monitoring and optimization of all processes in an organization. This involves recording both the consumption of production factors and the services provided by an organization. Controlling (CO) and Financial Accounting (FI) are independent components in the SAP system. The data flow between the two components takes place on a regular basis.

You can determine variances by comparing actual data with plan data. These variance calculations enable you to control business flows. Income statements such as, contribution margin accounting, are used to control the cost efficiency of individual areas an organization, as well as the entire organization.

During this course you will learn how to set up cost object controlling and implement profitability


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  2. Apple computers and Operating System generally works but IIBS support mainly Windows Operating Systems. Please note Windows XP generally works but is no longer in the supported platform.

Course Contents:

Competency Topic
Material Cost Estimate With Quantity Structure Analyses and error handling
BOM and task list determination
Cost component split
Costing variant
Create costing run
Overhead costing sheet
Price update
Cost Center Accounting/ Profit Center Accounting Account assignment help
Accrual calculation
Adjustment postings
Direct activity allocation
Integrated plan allocation cycle
Introduction to planning in Management Accounting
Master data cost elements, cost centers, activity types and stat
Organizational units
Periodic reposting
Planning methods in cost center planning
Profit center assignment
Profit center master data
Reconciliation ledger
Recording primary postings
Cost Object Accounting: Make-to-Stock Production with Periodic Controlling Decoupling scenarios
Period-end closing for periodic Controlling
Preliminary costing on cost object
Product cost collector
Simultaneous costing on cost object
Cost Object Controlling: Make-to-Stock Production with Order Controlling Cost objects with order view
Period-end closing with order Controlling
Preliminary costing of cost objects
Simultaneous costing
Cost Object Controlling: Sales-Order-Related Production Delivery and billing documents
Period-end closed with product cost by sales order
Preliminary costing of sales order
Sales order as cost object
Simultaneous costing of sales order
Material Cost Estimate Without Quantity Structure Base object costing and simulation costing
Material master – fields relevant to costing
Multiple-level unit costing
Single-level unit costing
Overhead Cost Orders Billing for overhead cost orders
Budgeting and availability control
Commitments management
Master data maintenance
Overhead rates on overhead cost orders
Real and statistical orders
Status management for overhead cost orders
Transaction-based posting within and outside Management Accounting
Profitability Analysis Assessment of cost center costs
Billing for orders
Characteristic derivation
Characteristics and value fields
Structures of Profitability Analysis
Transaction data tables
Transfer billing data
Refined Costing Functions Transfer control
SAP Overview Management empowered by mySAP ERP
Management empowered by mySAP ERP Financials
SAP Navigation
SAP Solution Manager Overview SAP Solution Manager

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Course Outline