We are looking into using Features and Options to process some of our product lines. The benefits are that we would drastically reduce the number of Bills of Material that we need to administer and maintain. However we are having issues with the way costs are recorded for these orders. The standard cost for the F&O Parent is calculated based on the forecast percentages of any feature groups and omits any costs associated with options. So, really the standard cost for that parent is pretty meaningless. But that is still the cost that is used for COGS when the order is shipped. The real cost - the sum of the costs of the components is booked into WIP and there is therefore a cost variance in WIP. The 'solution' from Infor is that we need to report this variance and manually enter it to COGS in the GL. The folks here in finance are of the opinion that if that's the way BPCS works, then nobody could possibly be using Features and Options in their business. Are they right ? If there is anyone out there using it, how do you handle this cost issue ? I'm looking for insight that can help me provide a workaround or solution to the people here. Thanks. Doug McLauchlan IT, BPCS Administrator Planar Systems, Inc. ______________________________________________________________________ This e-mail, and any attachments, is intended only for use by the addressee(s) named herein and may contain legally privileged and/or confidential information belonging to Planar Systems, Inc. If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this e-mail, any attachments thereto, and use of the information contained, is strictly prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error, please notify the sender and permanently delete the original and any copy thereof. ______________________________________________________________________
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