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Substituting Profit Centre in PGI Accounting document

Hi,

I have a scenario where, we are doing a returns order to a different plant, with reference to another order. The requirement is to increase stock in the new plant (=profit centre) but reduce COGS in the old plant (=profit centre). I manually changed the profit centre in the order and it gets successfully copied to delivery. However, when goods receipt is posted, COGS is debiting new plant instead of old plant. In short, we would like to change the profit centre on PGI accounting document.

We don't want to take the route of PGR to old plant and then an STO.

Any pointers please? I have already gone through different links regarding subsitution, but none of the are close to my scenario.

Appreciate your help

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  • Mar 08 at 02:02 AM

    Hi ,

    is it stock transfer return orders between the two plants within company code or different company code , could u please give me clerty on orders...

    Regards,

    srilatha

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    • Former Member

      Hi,

      It is an SD returns order. We want to receive it into a different plant. As the previous plant sold it, we want to reduce the COGS in the previous plant, but increase the inventory in the new plant. For this, I am manually changing the plant not the Returns Order to the new plant. Because of this, Inventory is increasing in the new plant, but COGS is also getting reduced from new plant. I am trying to find out if there is a way to post COGS reduction entry to the old plant and leave the inventory posting as it is. There is a 1-1 mapping of plant to Profit Centre. This is related to profit centre accounting, not GL.

      Thank you.

  • Mar 08 at 05:52 AM

    You should draw this all on paper and then evaluate if it makes any sense or just creates a mess.

    What will the next movement do? it reduces the stock from the profit center in the new plant, but you never had an increase of stock in the profit center of the new plant, so you immediately start with an inconsistency.

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    • Former Member

      Apologies if I was not able to explain the scenario clearly. I have mentioned few details above. In usual circumstance, it would make sense to do a returns into old plant and then do an STO. But, for some business reasons, we are not being allowed to do this. We are even inclined to take the technical route to do this. Any suggestions please?

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    Mar 11 at 12:32 PM

    Hi,

    You can create substitution rule for your requirement in FI like below.

    Prerequisite: Com. code, GL Account (COGS), Plant (New), profit center (Old)

    Substitution: Profit center (New).

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    • Former Member

      Hi,

      Thanks for your response. We are taking a GL substitution route, but is quite a complex logic as we don't want to affect the already existing substitutions.

      Thanks again!