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Jun 09, 2008 at 03:14 AM

Statistical versus "Real" CO account assignments

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Hi ...

I would like to have some explanation on the followings statement, so that I can better understand on their functions:

Source: http://www.sapscene.com/sapscene/statreal.html

All Profit Centre assignments are statistical:

EC-PCA is defined as statistical, therefore if posting to a revenue element, the system will insist on a real cost accounting assignment even if profit centre is specified. A cost centre will not do, since revenue elements are statistical in cost centres. The system will accept the following as 'real' : CO-PA profitability segment, sales order, customer project or a revenue bearing order.

My question: Is this the following true?

For Revenue entry:

Profit center (alsways) is statistical

Cost Center is statistical

Real cost objects are:profitability segment, sales order, customer project or a revenue bearing order.

How about Internal order?

An assignment to a statistical internal order will be 'statistical' - sounds obvious doesn't it!

The system will continue to demand a cost accounting assignment until a non-statistical assignment is made. For example a cost centre as well as the statistical order.

My questions: I assume the above statement is for expense entry, and when IO is statistical, we need another cost object as a real, and cost center is the lowest level of real cost object.

Does this mean that, if I do not specify cost center, I can use other cost object, with statistical IO, like production order, etc.

Revenue elements assigned to cost centres will always be statistical

'Revenue' when defined to the system by setting up a revenue element is always statistical in a cost centre. If however you have setup your revenue accounts as primary cost elements then the assignment will be 'real'.

My question: I need some explanation on this. As far as I understood, cost center should be related to expense. How can we, as mentioned above, setup your revenue accounts as primary cost elements then the assignment will be 'real'?

Specifying multiple 'real' cost accounting assignments

If you assign to more than one 'real' account assignment objects (usually only allowed where one is a cost centre), then one of them will be made statistical - the cost centre

My question: I am a bit confused with this statement. What does the statement ... usually only allowed where one is a cost centre ... mean?

Does this mean, we can have 2 cost centers for one entry (expense entry), and one cost center is real and one is statistical?

How can we setup statistical cost center, if any?

Thanks in adavnce.