Hi Mapics ML: If my understanding of Mapics costing is correct, when the company is tailored to Standard Costs, the following occurs: 1. Based on the results of a closed Manufacturing Orders (MO), the system computes variances between actual costs and PDM's Standard Costs. (If GL interfacing is in place, transaction entries are created and posted that record the variences.) 2. The costing department would then review the results of MOs and determine if any change should be made to PDM's Current Costs. These Current Costs would be updated as necessary during the fiscal year. 3. Near the end of the fiscal year, the PDM Current Costs would be rolled to become the new PDM Standard Costs. These Standard Costs would be used to value the ending inventories (other than Work-in-Process) and remain in place until the end of the next fiscal year. Why doesn't the ERP program make suggestions in real time for the continual updating of PDM's Current Costs based on the results of MOs and the data collected in the system? Why does the user have to manually update the PDM Current Costs, such as is done in our shop using Queries? Isn't Mapics missing an important step in its ERP by now proposing real time changes to PDM's Current Costs? These suggestions could be reviewed by management and inplimented on an Item by Item basis or some other means. I would sure like your comments on this subject and please correct me if my understanding of the entire costing system cycle is not correct. Regards....... -- Above message before copy enclosure (if any) was sent by: Al Gershen Grants Pass, OR 97526 email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org; and thru ICQ # 12342782 -- +--- | This is the MAPICS Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MAPICS-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MAPICS-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MAPICS-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: email@example.com +---
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