Skip to Content
avatar image
Former Member

Differences between the CO operational results and FI

Dears Experts,

Some consultants told me that the costing based CO-PA is not be reconciled with

FI in every case.

However, I´m analysing the differences between the operational results of a period register in FI and CO and until now, all the differences that I found are concern to temporal differences between the cost posted in FI at time of goods issue and the costs posted in PA at time of billing.

In my perspective, if i valorize this difference, the operational results must be equal in CO and FI. Am I right?

Many thanks for your opinion

Mary Jane

Add comment
10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

  • Get RSS Feed

4 Answers

  • avatar image
    Former Member
    Aug 21, 2007 at 03:23 PM

    Hi,

    Basically, the figures as per FI and CO-PA (costing based) will be different due to timing differences. For example, in CO-PA, cost of goods sold will not get updated till Billing document is posted. On the other hand in FI the Cost of Goods sold gets updated immediately on Goods issue.

    You can analyze it for the difference, but it will be a very tedious exercise to manually reconcile it.

    Thanks

    Murali.

    Add comment
    10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

  • avatar image
    Former Member
    Aug 21, 2007 at 03:31 PM

    Hi Murali,

    Thanks for your opinion.

    I´m doing a report do catch this cases and makes the valorization!!!;) However, I would like if you remember another examples for another differences.

    Thanks

    Add comment
    10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

  • avatar image
    Former Member
    Aug 22, 2007 at 09:07 AM

    Hi ,

    Someone has more examples? I need urgently identify all the situations.

    Thanks

    Regards

    Add comment
    10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

  • avatar image
    Former Member
    Aug 22, 2007 at 09:25 AM

    Hi Mary,

    In CO-PA you have value fields. I had set this up on a way that a value field have the same value as a (group) g/l account(s).

    Every month you can have a look to the total value on the value fields and your g/l accounts.

    Other fileds are set up for only statistical values and there is no link to a g/l account. It is important for the G/L accounts posted from SD that you can only post automatecly?

    For the other g/l accounts you have to make required to fill in the CO-PA segment so that it is not possible to get a mix with other CO objects

    When there differences you can look if there are posting on the accounts with an other document type then RV or posting in CO-PA other then Record type F

    Paul

    Add comment
    10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

    • Former Member Former Member

      Dear Paul,

      Thanks a lot for your cooperation.

      I think that I realized your solution. Sincerely it’s seems a good idea, but in our case that it would be very complex, because:

      - We would have to change MM contabilization at the posting

      Deb: Clearing Account

      Cred: Stocks

      - We would have to change SD for create a contabilization at the billing

      Deb: Cost of sale

      Cred: Clearing Account

      - We would have to create a process to clearing the open items

      - Every end months we would have to take all the costs of the clearing account (deliveries invoiced but not billed) and defer them for the next month (n1), and in next month begin (n1), doing the inverse contabilization.

      So, I think that in our case, is better doing a report that will inform us which are the postings that don’t have an invoice and do the deferment of the total cost of the sale for the next period.

      If you remember other situations with differences between CO/FI, please tell me!!!

      It was a pleasure to change these ideas with you, believe it! I would like to attribute some points, but it seems, that with this “Treats”, I don’t get. I’m sorry. If you know a solution for that, please tell me.

      Thanks very much.

      King Regards,

      Mary Jane