If you want to plan costs without going to the effort of creating a planning object in the system, you can create an ad hoc cost estimate to obtain fast results.
You can also use ad hoc cost estimates to test the costing model.
If you want to use a planning form for the cost estimate, you must have already defined the planning form in the system. For more information, seeEditing Costing Models and Assigning Attributes.
Choose Accounting ® Controlling ® Product Cost Controlling ® Product Cost Planning ® Easy Cost Planning & Execution Services ® Edit Ad Hoc Cost Estimate.
Creating an Ad Hoc Cost Estimate
If no planning form is displayed (for example because you have not yet created an ad hoc cost estimate), then under Subject Area choose either All Planning Forms or another role-specific worklist.
To forward a cost estimate to another user for further processing or analysis, choose the service Send ® Send Object with Note from the object services in the title bar of the screen (). You can find more information on object services under Services for Object ( ) ® Help for the object services. When the user to whom the cost estimate has been sent opens the attachment to the note, the cost estimate is called up in display mode.
Changing an Ad Hoc Cost Estimate
You have the following options:
For more information, seeUsing Easy Cost Planning.
Triggering an Execution Service
To be able to trigger an Execution Service, you must assign anaccount assignment object. This is used to post the costs incurred when the Execution Service is triggered (for instance through a purchase order).