Definition and Configuration of Split Valuation in SAP

Though known by many users, Split Valuation’s functionality is not known well by everyone. Split Valuation allows substocks of the same material to be managed in different stock accounts. This allows substocks to be valuated separately, and every transaction is carried out at the substock level. So, when processing a transaction, it is necessary to mention the substock. Split valuation requires that you have the Materials Management and Finance modules implemented. It also helps management accountants to get accurate information of actual value and and cost of particular stocks.
The split valuation is necessary if the material has:

  • Different Origins
  • Various Levels of Quality
  • Various Statuses
  • Difference between delivery times

It is also required in situations where you need to make a distinction between ‘in-house produced materials’ and ‘materials procured externally, or if there is a distinction between ‘different deliveries.’

Activate Split Valuation

Split Valuation is set active by default in the SAP Standart System. Somehow if it is not active, you can activate it through
SPRO >> IMG >> Materials Management >> Valuation & account assignment >> Split Valuation >> Activate

Configure Split Valuation

In split valuation, you can distinguish between partial stocks of a material according to certain criteria and valuate them separately.The material stock is divided according to valuation category and valuation type:

  • The valuation category determines the criteria for distinguishing between stocks
  • The valuation types describe the possible features of the partial stocks.

You can refer to sapficoconsultant free sample Split Valuation Configuration document for further steps and details.

How does Split Valuation Affect in your System

Every processed valuation relevant transactions as goods issue, goods receipts or physical inventory are executed at the level of partial stocks. It must be always specified which partial stock is affected and so other remaining partial stocks are unaffected. Total stocks are also updated by this way.The value of the total stock is calculated from the sum of the stock values and the stock quantities of the individual partial stocks.

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