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Profit Center Change Not Permitted For Cost Center With Only Planning Data

Hello dear experts,

I have one cost center which has planned cost from January to December 2018.

I tried to change profit center for this cost center since March 1st, 2018, but system shows message FAGL_ORG_UNITS: "Changing profit center from 1 to 2 is not permitted".

The cost center has only planned data for march 1st, no actual cost were posted for this date and so on..

I know i can customize the message as warning but i not sure if doing this with planned data posted could cause some inconsistencies with financials.

Please, kndly give advice about this issue.

Thank you very much.

Regards,

Fernando

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    Former Member
    Feb 20 at 05:22 AM

    Hi

    Check whether cost center is having balances? System will not allow to change master data.

    Balance could be either planned or actual costs.

    Procedure - Move the planned cost balance to different cost center, ensure balance is Zero and then change master data.

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    • Hi

      Thank you for your answer. Here is a screenshot of report S_ALR_87013611 for period 3/2018, as you can see balance is not zero. I thought that changing planned data in KP06 for the cost center to zero, then balance would be zero, so i can change profit center. Please tell me if i'm wrong.

      If i move planned cost balance to another cost center, what would be the next step to return this planned cost balance to the original cost center with the profit center changed?.

      s-alr-87013611.png (28.5 kB)
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    Former Member
    Feb 22 at 05:35 AM

    Hi

    Your decision of making balance in KP06 for the cost center to zero is also correct and applicable in this case. However the planned cost is already booked under cost center, hence you can do the cost center re-posting by moving this value to dummy cost center and after changing master data do the reverse re-posting entry. This will give clear picture for audit purposes too.

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    • Hi, error was not in KP06. It was in KS02.

      I opened an OSS message to SAP and they said there will be no problem if i set message FAGL_ORG_UNITS011 as warning if there is only planned data for new period.

  • Feb 28 at 06:03 AM

    you may also change master data of cost center (Change in Profit center) by adding a new analysis period in it.

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    • This can be changed by turning into warning massage. but system error is logical

      you have plan cost for profit center 1 in future period, but actual cost will be in profit center 2, which definitely will cause financial inconsistencies and disaster your PLAN vs. Actual profit center reporting.

      if you want to avoid it than transfer cost planning before master data change

      or turn this error massage into warning keeping in mind your business requirement.