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All Asset Additions depreciates based on Depreciation start date

Hi SAP Experts,

The client requires us that all asset additions' depreciation will still be based on the asset depreciation start date. That means that the depreciation run retro-acts to the depreciation start date.

For Example:

Asset Initial Cost: 18,000

Asset Acquired Date: January 1,2016

Asset Depreciation Start Date: January 1,2016

Useful Life: 2 years(24 months)

So basically, as of June 30,2017, the asset has the following information:

Cost: 18,000

Accum. Depreciation: 13,500((18,000/24)*18)

NBV: 4,500.

But on July 1,2017 there is an addition of 6,000, that means that the Total Cost is now 24,000. The July 2017 Depreciation Run, requires that this asset should have a depreciation amount of 5,500((24,000/24)*19mos)-13,500(recognized depreciation)). As you noticed, the depreciation amount retro-acts to the day of the Depreciation Start Date as if the addition was part of the Asset Initial Cost.

I assumed it can be done through Period Control(AFAMP), but unfortunately there was no specific period control that cater our client's requirement. Please see screenshot below.

It would be a big help you have any idea on how we can achieve our client's requirement.

Many Thanks,


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  • Feb 07, 2018 at 07:35 AM

    Hi Joey,

    Please see notes 53166 and 92925. Postings of subsequent acquisition in the same year of the asset's capitalization, will always take the capitalization date as the asset value date .

    According to note 53166, the 'Calculate according to asset value date' indicator in the calculation key for the depreciation cannot be maintained via customizing as of maintenance level 3.0E.

    T090NP-XBZDAT means the following:

    Calculate depreciation from the asset value date

    If you set this indicator, depreciation for subsequent
    Acquisitions to the asset in the year of the original acquisition
    will be calculated for each acquisition based on the asset value date of
    the given acquisition.

    If the indicator is not set, then the depreciation start date
    for all subsequent acquisitions in the year of the original
    acquisition will be based on the depreciation start date of the original

    Note 92925 describes the restrictions that the "Calculate depreciation from asset value date" indicator enforces.

    Please read carefully and ensure that you know quite well about the restrictions, reasons and shortcomings.

    If you still insist on using this function despite all the above, please follow the steps in note 92925 to set the XBZDAT field.

    best regards


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    • Hi Bernhard,

      Good Day.

      Unfortunately, this is not our scenario as subsequent acquisitions are in the years following the original acquisition year. As indicated in my example the original acquisition year is on 2016, while the subsequent acquisition is on year 2017.

      Hope you have another suggestion.

      Thank you,


  • Feb 06, 2018 at 05:40 PM

    Hi Joey,

    I had a similar scenario but into the same fiscal year and it had been done using the period control 02, the next depreciation value will post the difference of 4.500,00 (diff. of past 18 months) + monthly depr. (1.000,00 based in the new asset value), in total you'll see a posting of 5.500,00 in July and a planned value of 1.000,00 for next months.

    Hope it helps,

    Best Regards,


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  • Mar 06, 2018 at 01:49 AM

    Hi All,

    Good Day.

    We already solved this, we just need to run TCode AFAR to update the planned depreciation. But thank you for all your help.

    Joey A.

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