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Source Structure in Internal Order

Hello All Experts,

Can you please guide on what is Source Structure in Internal Order and how it is used? I have gone through the many threads on SDN but unfortunately did not get any simple and understandable explanation/example.

Can someone please explain with simple practical example? It will be great help for me as well other members of forum.

Thanks for guidance.

Regards,

Sharvari Joshi.

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    Nov 05, 2015 at 10:42 AM

    Hello Kamal Sir,

    Thanks for your reply.

    I am sorry for being pedantic. But can you please guide me if my understanding is correct ? ( Which I understand similar to your answer

    Thanks always for your guidance. 😊

    Regards,

    Sharu.

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  • Nov 04, 2015 at 05:37 AM

    Hello Sharvari,

    The purpose of Source Structure is:

    • Assignment of source assignments to posting rules in master data
    • Cost elements are bundled into source assignments. In the maintenance of the settlement rule of a sender, different posting rules can be created for each source assignment

    Example for Source structure

    The object in question has incurred both A and B costs. The costs on the order are to be allocated to different receivers with different souce structure setting.

    Settlement with source structure

    Cost from cost element 4000000 and 403000 are A cost. They are using Source structure U1 settled to Cost center A.

    Cost from cost element 620000 is B cost. It uses source strucrure U2 and settled to cost center B.

    Best regards,

    Jason


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    Nov 03, 2015 at 11:31 PM

    Hi..

    Refer to the example of the below SAP Help portal.

    Create Source Structure - Product Cost Controlling - SAP Library

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  • Nov 04, 2015 at 07:20 AM

    Hi Sharvari,

    Please go through following link

    Source Structure vs Allocation structure | SCN

    Regards

    Prasad

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    Nov 04, 2015 at 11:49 PM

    Thank you Big Choi, Jason and Patil for the replies.

    Thank you very much Jason for your easy explanation.

    What I understood from the explanation -

    Suppose I have Internal Order 1234 which has cost £ 600 total which is consist of £ 400 from Travel Expenses and £ 200 from Road Show Expenses.

    Now my £ 400 should be settled to Cost Centre ABC and £ 200 should be settled to Cost Centre XYZ and to cater this requirement I will use Source Structure.

    So I will create Source Structure with 2 assignment eg 10 and 20 Travel Expenses and Road Show Expenses respectively.

    And maintain these 2 assignment lines in settlement rule by double clicking on it.

    If above my understanding is correct ( Please correct me if I am wrong )

    - I defined source structure with these 2 lines and assigning, assignment 10 to Cost Centre ( CTR ) Rule by double clicking on it and I am getting below error

    Regards,

    Sharu.


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    • Former Member

      Hi Sharvari

      Source structure are basically used for co-products scenario where common cost are allocated to receivers...in normal settlement profile this is not required at all.

      Suppose you have Electricity cost 500

                                  Water cost       400

                                   Travelling cost 600

      You have 2 co-products P1 & P2  in that case you can allocate cost through source structure

                    Elect  250   P1     50%

                             250    P2     50%

        Like this ...so basic logic is common cost to be allocated to receivers as per source structure

      Kamal

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    Nov 05, 2015 at 09:15 AM

    Hi Sharvari,

    To keep it simple source structure is usually used when you cannot allocate the cost of the order to a single cost center or to be precise to a single settlement object.

    Regards,

    Keshava Kumar.

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