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Apr 17, 2008 at 03:20 PM

FI-AA: Changing usefil-life of an asset without recalculating depreciation


Dear all,

I am working on a NewERP 6.0 project in the field of asset management. One of my clientÂ’s requirements is the enablement of changing the useful life of an asset during the fiscal year and calculating the new depreciation effectively starting from the date where the change takes place.

I know that FI-AA works on yearly basis and any change in useful-life of an asset will make the system recalculate the depreciation of the elapsed periods of the current fiscal year.

I have searched SAP Notes and found the following note 879039 according to which I should create a new asset of the existing asset in the system with a new activation date and the historical value being the residual value of the asset.

This solution seems to me to be more of a work-around than a solution in itself. Is there any other possibility to overcome this problem? A user-exit maybe?

Please help...

Thanks to all in advance,