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Account Assignment Category in SAP MM


Can someone please explain the concept of Account Assignment Category in layman's terms?

I am very new to SAP MM and I appreciate if you can please explain with examples.

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  • Posted on Oct 19, 2019 at 02:20 AM

    Hello svr svr

    Account Assignment Category

    Material can be purchased as direct and indirect materials. or i can say stock & Non-stock materials. When you purchase Direct material , which is used in production of certain product ,and inventory is maintained , account assignment will be maintained in SAP through automatic account determination and you don't need account assignment at the time of PO.Whenever there is a material movement FI posting happens accordingly.

    But when you procure Indirect or Non-stock material you need to supply the account assignment category for which the cost of purchase will be incurred.

    For example when you select , Acct assn. cat "k" ( Cost center) you have to supply the COST CENTER and the G/L account number. In this case when you receive the material it will get consumed.

    SAP PO can have account assignment categories like

    Asset - A

    Cost center- K

    Order - F

    Project - P etc.

    In Other words, Account assignment category describes how the procured material is being used (for eg: Cost Center, Sales Order, etc). It also determines how the accounting entries made when a Gr document or Ir document is posted.

    You can configure Account Assignment Category in Transaction OME9 OR you can go with following path;

    SPRO > MM > Purchasing > Account Assignment > Maintain Account Assignment Categories

    Her you have to perform following Activities;

    1. Check the attributes of the account assignment categories

    2. Maintain the account assignment categories to suit your requirements

    Hope this will help you a lot in understanding.

    Thanks & Regards

    Surbhi Bansal

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