Standard cost conversion (form) [AX 2012]

Updated: February 4, 2014

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Click Inventory management > Setup > Costing > Standard cost conversions.

Use this form to convert the inventory model for a batch of selected items from an actual costing basis to standard cost. In summary, use the form to create a conversion record that also contains a user-defined identifier for a new costing version. You identify the items that require conversion and enter the item's pending standard costs in the newly created costing version. You perform a check of the selected items to identify issues that would prevent conversion, and then resolve the issues before you perform another check. After the items have successfully passed the checks, you change the status of the conversion record to ready, and perform the conversion process. The conversion process can optionally include an inventory close. After successfully finishing the conversion process, each item will have a standard cost inventory model and standard costs so that subsequent inventory transactions will be valued at the item's standard cost.

A distribution company wanted to change the inventory valuation method from last in, first out (LIFO) to standard cost for several items. The company defined a standard cost conversion record and the identifier for a new costing version. They then identified the selected items that required conversion. Finally, they entered a pending standard cost for each item. The company checked the items by using the Standard cost conversion checks report, which indicated several issues in converting the selected items to standard cost. The issues were resolved, the items were checked again, and the report did not indicate any issues. The company changed the status of the conversion record to ready, and executed the conversion. The conversion process updated each item's inventory model and activated each item's standard cost.

The following tables provide descriptions for the controls in this form.

Tab

Description

Overview

Create a new conversion record, or edit or view existing conversion records. Creating a new conversion record will also create a new costing version, where the costing version reflects the user-specified identifier in the conversion record.

General

Edit or view the information for a selected conversion record.

Items

Set up, edit, or view the items that require conversion to a standard cost inventory model.

General

Edit or view the information for a selected item that requires conversion to a standard cost inventory model.

Button

Description

Update status

Open a menu with the following items:

  • Ready – Change the conversion record status to Ready after all items have been checked. Then, you can convert the selected items to a standard cost inventory model. Every item must have a Checked status, and an inventory close transaction must exist for a date that is one day before the transition start date, before you can change status to Ready.

  • Undo – Change the status of a conversion record to Planned.

Check

Use the Standard cost conversion checks report to identify issues that would prevent converting the selected items to a standard cost inventory model.

Costing versions

Use the Costing versions form to view or change the costing version for the selected conversion record. The costing version is dedicated to the conversion record until the conversion has been completed, at which time it behaves like any other costing version for standard costs.

Convert

Convert the selected items to a standard cost inventory model, and optionally activate the pending costs for each item. The status of the conversion record must be Ready or In progress before you can run the conversion process. If applicable, the system asks if you want to perform an inventory close as part of the conversion process.

Price

Use the Price form to set up, edit, or view the pending cost of the selected item, or to calculate the pending cost of the selected manufactured item.

Add items

Add items to the list of items for the selected conversion record.

Field

Description

Description

Enter the identifier of a new conversion record, or view an existing identifier.

Transition date

Enter or view the planned transition start date for the conversion record.

Conversion date

Enter or view the planned conversion date for the conversion record, or view the actual conversion date of the conversion record.

Version

Enter a new user-defined costing version identifier when you create a new conversion record, or view the costing version identifier for an existing conversion record. Creation of a new costing record also creates a new costing version with the user-defined identifier.

Status

View the status of the conversion record. The status can be:

  • Planned – A conversion record is first assigned a Planned status, and information can be edited.

  • Ready – Change the status to Ready after checking for issues and resolving any that would prevent conversion to a standard cost model. The selected items must have a Checked status, and an inventory close must exist for a date that is one day before the transition start date. Information in the conversion record cannot be edited when the status is Ready, so you must undo the status (to Planned) to enter changes.

  • In progress – An In progress status is automatically assigned when one or more items have not been successfully converted. The conversion process can be run again after you resolve the issues or delete the unconverted items.

  • Completed – The status automatically changes to Completed after the conversion process has been successfully completed.

Default model group

Select or view a standard cost inventory model group that will act as the default value for each item that is associated with the conversion record.

Item number

Select or view an item that requires conversion to a standard cost inventory model.

Item type

Show whether the item is purchased (item type of item) or manufactured. The pending costs for a manufactured item can be calculated based on its bill of material (BOM), routing, and indirect cost information.

Use cost price by variant

Show the item's policy about maintaining costs when product dimensions include color, size, or configuration. You enter a single cost for the item when the check box is cleared, or separate costs for each combination of product dimensions when the check box is selected.

Status

View the status of the item that is associated with a conversion record. The status can be:

  • Planned – An item is first assigned a Planned status when it is added to the conversion record. The system can change the status from Checked back to Planned when the checking process identifies a problem.

  • Checked – The status is automatically changed to Checked when the checking process does not identify problems for the item.

  • Converted – The status automatically changes to converted after you perform a conversion of the items.

New model group

Select or view the standard cost inventory model group that will be assigned to the item after converting the items to standard cost. The initial value reflects the default model group that is assigned to the conversion record.

Previous model group

View the item's previously assigned inventory model group, which is displayed after converting the item to a standard cost inventory model. The previous model group is displayed for historical purposes.

Converted

View the date and time that the item was converted to a standard cost inventory model.


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