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Asset Accounting

Hi All,

Can anyone help me in understanding as to what is the purpose of Asset Accounting in SAP....Why do we prepare Asset accounting...Please let me know the significance of this....

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Rohini....

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    Posted on Jun 28, 2007 at 06:33 AM

    Hello

    Every organization manage assets. They acquire / depreciate / scrap / lease / sell / revalue assets.

    Managing assets is an important because most of the shareholder's / investors money is invested in assets for a return on investment.

    In SAP, Asset accounting is a sub module, to record all asset related transactions and report on the status of every asset.

    With proper configuration all assets can be managed and reported as per all legal requirements and management requirements.

    Reg

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  • Posted on Jun 28, 2007 at 06:27 AM

    Hi,

    Asset Accounting - is to manage the assets of the company.

    By reading the steps, the importance of asset accounting is also known

    Configuration -

    Step 1 – COPY CHART OF DEPECIATION

    EC08 – IMG>Financial Accounting > Asset Accounting > FI-AA Implementation Guide (Simplified Version) > Organizational Structures and Master Data > Copy reference chart of depreciation/depreciation area

    Step 2 – ASSIGN COMPANY CODE TO CHART OF DEPRECIATION

    OAOB – IMG > Financial Accounting > Asset Accounting > FI-AA Implementation Guide (Simplified Version) > Organizational Structures and Master Data > Assign chart of depreciation to company code

    Step 3 – ASSIGN FINANCIAL STATEMENT VERSION TO EVERY DEPRECIATION AREA

    OAYN – IMG >Financial Accounting > Asset Accounting > FI-AA Implementation Guide (Simplified Version) > Organizational Structures and Master Data > Specify statemement version for asset reports

    Step 4 – IDENTIFY YOUR ASSET CLASSES

    Step 5 – IDENTIFY YOUR ACCOUNT DETERMINATION & SCREEN LAYOUT FOR YOUR ASSET CLASSES

    SPRO – IMG > Financial Accounting > Asset Accounting > FI-AA Implementation Guide (Simplified Version) > Organizational Structures and Master Data > Asset Classes > Specify required entries for asset master data

    Step 6 – IDENTIFY YOUR GL ACCOUNTS FOR YOUR ASSET CLASSES

    Step 7 - DEFINE YOUR NUMBER RANGE

    AS08 – IMG > Financial Accounting > Asset Accounting > Organizational Structures > Asset Classes > Define number range interval

    Step 8 - DETERMINE DEPRECIATION AREAS IN ASSET CLASSES AND SCREEN LAYOUT

    A021 – IMG > Financial Accounting > Asset Accounting > Master Data > Screen Layout > Define screen layout for asset depreciation areas

    OAYZ – IMG > Financial Accounting > Asset Accounting > Valuation > Determine depreciation areas in the asset class

    Step 9 – GENERATE ASSET CLASSES FROM GL ACCOUNTS

    ANKL – IMG – Financial Accounting > Asset Accounting > FI-AA Implementation Guide (Simplified Version) > Organizational Structures and Master Data > Asset Classes > Generate Asset Classes from G/L Accounts

    Step 10 – COMPLETE DATA FOR ASSET CLASSES SETTING REQUIRED ENTRY FIELDS

    SPRO – IMG > Financial Accounting > Asset Accounting > FI-AA Implementation Guide (Simplified Version) > Organization Structures and Master Data > Asset Classes > Specify requires entries for asset master data

    OAYZ – IMG > Financial Accounting > asset Accounting > FI-AA Implementation Guide (Simplified Version) Organizational Structures and Master Data > Asset Classes > Enter default values in asset classes

    AO90 – IMG > Financial Accounting > Asset Accounting > FI-AA Implementation Guide (Simplified Version) > Organizational Structures and Master Data > Assign additional G/L accounts for transactions/depreciation

    Step 11 – SETTING UP SPECIAL ASSET CLASSES

    OAYK – IMG > Financial Accounting > Asset Accounting > Valuation > Specify max amount for LVA + asset classes > Specify amount for low value assets

    OAY2 – IMG > Financial Accounting > Asset Accounting > Valuation > Specify max amount for LVA + asset classes > Specify LVA asset classes

    Step 12 – SPECIFY INTERVALS AND POSTING RULE

    OAYR – IMG > Financial Accounting > Asset Accounting > FI-AA Implementation Guide (Simplified Version) > Organizational Structures and Master Data > Specify intervals and posting rules

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    Sridevi

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    Posted on Sep 28, 2007 at 05:42 AM

    Hi Sridevi,

    I have seen the steps.Its good, but I want to know the meaning of the terms Account Determination,What is the purpose of Screen Lay out, Asset Class, Dep.Areas.

    And I want to change from one method to another.Please reply to these questions.

    Thanks in Advance

    Regards,

    S.VINAYA KUMAR

    vinaya.skumar@gmail.com

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    Posted on Sep 28, 2007 at 06:19 AM

    asset accounting mainly using for the assets valuation, how much depreation apot to particular asset. which model is used for caluclation of depreciation. caluclation of sale of asset all the caluclation taken in asset accounting.

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    Posted on Sep 28, 2007 at 09:53 AM

    Hi,

    In accounting, everything we do is only for derivation of information. Maintaining separate ledger (module) for assets helps in getting/maintaining the detailed information about the assets. In asset accounting similar assets are grouped together (called as asset class). This will help in calculating depreciation and in balance sheet also we can show all these assets under one head.

    Maintaining separate ledger for Assets is not a statutory requirement, it is a way of mantaining assets records efficiently for management information purpose.

    Radha

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