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Removing a part of business from SAP, Cleanup activity?

Hello,

Our client has sold out a division of it's business and now wants to do the clean up activity. As a decommissioning exercise, till now, we costed the related materials to ZERO so that what ever sales orders are generated would have zero amount and hence no accounting would be generated during the transition phase where some support was provided to the buyer company. Now this transition is over and hence this query is.

Now we want to do the clean activity in the system.

PLEASE SUGGEST WHAT ALL AREAS NEED TO BE LOOKED INTO FROM FI AND CO POINTS OF VIEW.

EARLIEST HELP IS HIGHLY APPRECIATED.

Thanks

Deepankar

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    Posted on Aug 30, 2013 at 07:54 PM

    Deepankar,

    The division that's been sold off must have been mapped to something - a company code, a cost center, a cost center group, a profit center, or a profit center group, or a business area, or some other custom attribute / field.

    Depending on what defined your division, clean-up can be done. However, you must realize there's no true clean-up possible, since you can't - in fact, shouldn't - simply delete documents belonging to that division, now that it's been sold off. You would simply prevent any further postings to that division (or the orgn. unit representing that division), and make sure all valuation, etc. are brought down to zero (this last part, you seem to already have taken care of).

    Company code can be made non-productive by closing number ranges for its documents, profit center / cost centers can be closed by marking them as blocked, sales org. / purch. org. too can be blocked (indirectly) by closing the corresponding number ranges for the co. code, etc. Alternatively, you could employ a validation for that co. code being disallowed for all FI documents...

    If you have been using a custom field to denote your division, then preventing future postings would be that much more trickier, and obviously, this forum can't help you in that case!

    In addition, you might have to search for any hard coding of that orgn. unit (co. code, or CC, or CC, etc.) and clean those up.

    You don't need to remove all other config - in fact, should not remove all other config, since all such config would be needed to view historical data going forward. Unless you are considering archival of all data for that division... but then, you haven't mentioned that, so I won't even go there!

    Hope this helps.

    Rgds

    Gulshan

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