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How maintain overhead cost elements in SAP

Maintain overhead cost elements

The following training tutorials guides how to maintain overhead cost elements in SAP step by step.

IMG path:  SPRO > IMG > Controlling > Product cost controlling > Product cost planning > Basic settings for material costing > Overhead > Maintain overhead cost elements.

Enter transaction SPRO in the SAP command field and enter.


Select SAP reference IMG

sap reference IMG

Follow the IMG path and double click on maintain overhead cost elements

maintain overhead cost elements path

Set your controlling area and enter.

set controlling area sap

On the create cost element screen, update the following fields.

Cost element: – Enter the key that identifies the cost element in SAP

Valid from: – Enter the valid period from and to field.

After entering cost element and valid period, press enter.

create cost element initial screen

In next screen update the following information.

  1. Name: – Enter the name of the cost element.
  2. Description: – enter the descriptive name of the cost element.
  3. Cost element category: – Update the cost element category i.e 41 (overhead rates).

How maintain overhead cost elements in SAP

Click on save button and save the data. Successfully overhead cost elements are created in SAP.