Lovion COSTING Cost Calculations
Cost Calculations used for Planning
A cost calculation for the planning phase can be carried out in Lovion COSTING using preconfigured tools. These incorporate planning objects with geometries and attribute data. By linking service directories, a cost calculation can be performed based on an automatically generated list of parts. Furthermore, by linking SAP, PSP-elements can be created and added in SAP.
In Lovion COSTING, redlining geometries are helpful planning objects with attributes. Attributes can be defined individually or be adopted from specialist data models. A planned gas pipeline section will for example contain "material" and "dimension" attributes. The contents are provided by catalogues and the visualization of the planning object is dependent on selcted attributes. This is possible through the style system. By using further attributes, a more precise cost calculation is possible.
It is possible to roughly calculate planning costs by using planning objects in Lovion DESIGN. Furthermore, the calculation can be managed in Lovion PROJECT. Costs are calculated by implementing a service directory where costs for inividual services are listed. A rough cost calculation can be carried out using additional information regarding the quantity, derived from the planning sketch. This is used for preliminary budget planning and to compare actual accumulated costs.
Interface for other Systems
Based on the project calculation in the module Lovion AVA CONNECT, data can also be transmitted in GAEB-format to AVA-programmes such as California or Sysbau. The module Lovion ERP CONNECT can be used to further optimise the process by connecting the SAP modules OM, MM, IS-U or PS. As a result, the user can directly add SAP contracts via Lovion PROJECT where data is transmitted bidirectionally. A further application is the material management within the module SAP MM-SRV. Technical implementation of Lovion ERP CONNECT is carried out within SAP via BAPIs. These are managed in an individual name space.