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How to derive partner profit center for intercompany AR/AP

We have recently started using intercompany customers and vendors and processing cross-company AR and AP transactions where the customer transaction automatically creates a corresponding AP transaction for the trading partner company code. These transactions are not populating the partner profit center as needed for the ECCS profit center consolidation.

Previously when posting cross-company transaction via the journal entry with non-reconciliation accounts. These automatically populated the partner profit center.

Any suggestions regarding how to get the partner profit center populated for the new reconciliation accounts for intercompany customers and vendors would be greatly appreciated.



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    Oct 22, 2015 at 04:00 AM

    Hi Dan,

    The recon account usually if im not mistaken treated as a balance sheet account. For a balance sheet account u cant maintain the cost element where u can the Cost Center under Default Account Assignment.

    From the Cost Element u can go to OKB9 and assign the profit center from there.

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  • Oct 22, 2015 at 04:34 PM

    Hi Dan,

    Please refer to the note 39254 section 3:

    3. Customer billing document

       In the case of a cross-company customer billing document, the profit

       center is always deleted and redetermined. To redetermine the profit

       center, maintain and activate a substitution rule in Customizing for

       Profit Center Accounting (Transactions 0KEL and 0KEM). However, you

       may want the profit center to be copied from the order item. For

       more information, see Notes 106875 and 713228.

       In order to correctly determine the partner profit center for

       intercompany billing, up to and including Release 4.6C, you need to

       create a customer billing document (or create a customer credit

       memo) before an internal billing document. With Release 4.7, the

       "Profit center of the billing document" field was added again to the

       table for order items (VBAP-PCTRF), as part of a project solution.

       Therefore, you no longer need to adhere to the time-based sequence

       of creating an external customer billing document before an internal

       customer billing document, if the "Profit center of the billing

       document" field is already filled when creating the sales order. For

       more information, see Note 815972.

    Related notes:

    106875   Cross-company: Profit center for cust.billing doc.

    39254    Profit Center - cross-company code sales

    815972   Profit Center Accounting substitution with

    I hope you find this information helpful.


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