This article provides information about costs objects, and explains how costs and quantities are accumulated. A cost object is an entity that costs and quantities are accumulated for. A cost object entity can be either a product or product variants, such as variants for style and color.
The Cost objects page lists all cost objects that are registered on a product. The cost objects are defined by data from the following sources:
- Product dimension group
- Storage dimension group
- Tracking dimension group
Note: A cost object represents a cost element of the Direct material type only. A cost object and an inventory object differ in the way that a cost object is defined by the inventory dimensions that are selected for financial inventory. For example, an item has the following configuration:
- Site: Physical inventory = Yes, Financial inventory = Yes
- Warehouse: Physical inventory = Yes, Financial inventory = No
- Batch No.: Physical inventory = Yes, Financial inventory = No
The following table shows what is a cost object and what is an inventory object.
|Object type||Item number||Site||Warehouse||Batch No.|
Accumulation of costs and quantities
- The value in the Value fieldis a sum of the following values:
- Physical cost amount
- Financial cost amount
- The value in the Quantity field is a sum of the following values:
- Posted quantity
- The Average unit cost field is a calculated field. The value is calculated by dividing the Value value by the Quantity value.
Note: The **Include physical value **parameter has no effect on the preceding calculations.