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30-Day monthly depreciation runs in Fixed Assets

Hello Experts,

When I run the depreciations in the fixed assets add-on, I noticed that for the same fixed asset every month has different value of depreciation. Specifically, the months with 31 days takes more amount than the months with 30 or 29 days. Would you suggest me a way of having equal depreciations every month independently of the number of month's days?

Thank you in advance

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  • Posted on May 21, 2013 at 01:31 AM

    In straight-line depreciation, the asset is depreciated by the same amount each year. This means that the acquisition and production costs are distributed evenly across the entire useful life of the asset. The periodic depreciation amounts are equal to the acquisition and production costs divided by the entire useful life.

    Post-capitalization and subsequent acquisitions lead to an increase in depreciation, by the amount which would have been necessary to fully depreciate the addition over the original useful life of the asset. The time period from the beginning of depreciation until the book value of zero is reached is extended.

    Calculation Method

    • You can use the icon to select a calculation method.

    Fixed Assets supports the following calculation methods:

    • Acquisition Value/Useful Life
    • Percentage of Acquisition Value
    • Net Book Value/Remaining Life

    Percentage

    If you use the calculation method Percentage of Acquisition Value, you enter the percentage rate to be used for the depreciation calculation here. The net book value is always the basis for the calculation.

    Check with the link hope helpful 😊

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_sbo2005ao/helpdata/en/1a/50c53f3e0f0228e10000000a114084/content.htm

    Regards

    Kennedy

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      Hi Kennedy,

      Thank you for your response.

      Although I've done all the above mentioned things using the "Percentage of Acquisition Value" Method, the depreciation is different between months. For example, an asset has: acquisition value= 100 euro, "percentage of acquisition value" = 20%, annual depreciation = 20 euro. The problem I face is that the monthly depreciation is NOT stable at 20 euro/12 = 1,667 euro. But when I do the “Depreciation Run” for each month, every month takes different depreciation value depending on the number of days of the month.

      For example, January depreciation value (31 days) =1,67 euro and February depreciation value (28 days) = 1,55 euro.

      Thank you in advance

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    Posted on May 21, 2013 at 09:19 PM

    Hi,

    Kennedy is absolute right. The amount depends on the depreciation method. If you are using a straight line depreciation method, the fixed asset amount is divided by the number of depreciation month.

    If you want to change the method you should cancel all done depreciations of your fixed assets. You also need to inactive that asset. After all you are able to post that asset with a new depreciation method. Kennedy already posted a helpful link.

    Cheers Steffen

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    Posted on May 17, 2015 at 05:55 PM

    If I am not wrong, your problem is calculating depreciation monthly with equal amount, therefore you need to configure rounding of net book value under the IMG. So here is the path,

    spro --> IMG --> financial accounting (new) --> asset accounting --> valuation --> amount specification (company code/ depreciation areas) --> specify rounding of net book value and /or depreciation .

    then un pic the integers and recalculate.

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