Activity type is defined as activity performed in Cost Center within controlling area. For each cost center, you perform the following activities −
Costs are debited to products when they use the activities of the Cost Center.
In Cost Center Accounting, to plan and allocate the activities, the system records quantities that are measured in activity units.
Each activity in a Cost Center contains activity types and the costs can be allocated to these activity types.
When you create the activity types, prices of these can be entered manually or this can be calculated in the system as per the costs allocated.
The cost planning, allocation and control can be performed while defining activity or can also be performed at Cost Center.
To create an activity type, follow the given steps −
Step 1 − Use the T-Code: KL01
Step 2 − In the next window, you have to select Controlling Area.
Step 3 − Go to Master data and you can see different tabs in next window. Go to basic tab and enter the following details.
Activity type category − You can select from the following options.
Step 4 − Enter the details in other fields as shown below.
Step 5 − Go to the Output tab to define the output unit.
Step 6 − Once you define all the fields, click the save button at the top.
Step 1 − If you want to assign the Rates for an activity type & Cost Center in the combination, you can use T-Code: KP26
Step 2 − In next screen, you have to enter the following details.
Step 3 − Next go to the Overview screen at the top to assign hourly rate.
Enter per hour Rate under Fixed price and set value as 2 for distribution key and plan price indicator as 3.
You can use this combination of activity type and Cost Center while creating work centers to be assigned.