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Depreciation Key - straight line for the next upcoming 33 months

Dear All,

I need to adapt the depreciation of around 200 assets as follows:

a) regardless of the expired useful life these 200 assets should be deperciated over the next 33 months.

    EXAMPLE: UseLife = 10 ; Exp. UseLife = 9 ==> regardless of the current useful life of just one year, the asset shoud be depreciated of the upcoming next 33 monts = 2 years and 9 months

b) These 200 assets should be depreciated over the 33 months with " straight line over remaining useful life"

c) This adapted depreciation should start from October 2015. The month before october should be not recalculated.

What is the best Approach to ensure this requirement?

1) create new asset with depeciation key "straight line over remaining useful life" ... and transfer current assets to the new assets?

or

2) adapt the useful life of These 200 Assets and assign a new depreciation key which ensure above requirements.

    ---> but how to ensure that the new depreciation key is just valid from October 2015 without recalculationg the already closed periods of the current year?

Kind regards

ZARKO

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5 Answers

  • Oct 21, 2015 at 04:22 AM

    Hi Zarko,

    1. You can change the dep.start date from 01/10/2015 or maintain shut down indicator in the time dependent data of the asset.

    2. Unless you increase the useful life of the asset, you cannot calculate the depreciation over remaining life of it.

    Regards,

    Mukthar

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  • Oct 21, 2015 at 11:42 AM

    Hi Mukhar,

    thank you for your response.

    can you please provide more Details as to your Statement: "you can change the dep. start date from 01/10/2015 or maintain shut down indicator in the time dependent data of the asset".

    Where exactly can I set up the depreciation start date?

    KInd regards

    Zarko

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  • Oct 22, 2015 at 08:53 AM

    ... I have changed the depreciation start date to 01.10.2015. However the system is recalculating the previous periods and posting the difference in the month the depreciation key was changed.

    Can anybody provide me a hint, how to ensure, that the previous months of the current year are not re-calculated.

    Kind regards

    Zarko

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  • Oct 23, 2015 at 07:43 AM

    Hi,

    I have activated the EA-FIN Business Function with Transaction SFW5.

    Now I am able to set up depreciation Areas time dependend:

    Time interval 1: 01.01.1900 - 30.09.2015

    Time interval 2: 01.10.2015 - 31.12.9999

    With this functionality the System is not recalculation anymore the compleate year and posting the difference in the month of Change.

    Now I am struggeling with the depreciation key. How to set up a key, which is devising the remaing book value over 33 months.

    Kind regards

    ZArko

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  • Oct 26, 2015 at 01:25 PM

    Hello,

    the SMOOTHING is not the solution for my case, as it would mean that the correction posting would not be posted in in October, but over the remaining months of the current year.

    The correction posting issue I have resolved withe the "Business Function"  FA_FIN.

    However I have still the issue with the depreciation key. I Need a depreciation key which takes the October 2015 remaing value of an asset. This remaining value should be devided through 33 months and posted straight line over the next 33 months.

    Kind regards

    Zarko

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