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Payroll posting to FI

Hello experts,

We have a problem when payroll posts to FI and I need your help in resolving it.

When FI blocks a cost center and payroll goes to post, we get an error message that says payroll can't post to a blocked cost center.

I know the logical answer is to tell FI to open the cost center and let us post but FI doesn't want to keep doing it every time there is a posting error. We have explained to them that because we do retros and such, there may always be a chance that we will need to post to a blocked cost center.

Is there any way around this situation? How are the others handling this? Is there a setting in payroll somewhere that we can set to allow for posting? Please help! I'm fairly new to payroll and this issue has become a pain point for us.

Thanks, Suparna

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    Sep 04, 2008 at 07:59 PM

    Hello Suparna,

    This scenario is very common. We can configure this using "Set up Substitute Cost centers" in img~> PY> PY-US~> Posting to FI ~~> Activities in AC System ~~> Setup Substitute Cost centers.

    During retros and any posting scenario If this master cost center is in a different company code due to company restructuring, or cannot be posted to (locked, deleted, delimited), the system posts to a substitute cost center.

    Good Luck.

    -Harsha

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    • Former Member Former Member

      Hi,

      I meant blocking cost center too when i said deactivate.

      we didnt had IT 27 at all and FI maintained WBS for cost centers for reporting on costs.

      sorry, can't give much lead on your situation, though.

      Thanks

  • Sep 04, 2008 at 03:46 PM

    check is there any change in GL from the previous posting

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    • is there any change in the GL account compare the past with the present one

      we had a similar issues where one GL account is blocked when i approched the FICO peple they said changes have been made to the the GL acoount so it has been blocked instead of the previous one thy have assigned new one

      in order to check use T CODE FS00

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    Sep 04, 2008 at 05:39 PM

    Hi Suparna,

    May be you call tell FI instead of blocking the cost center why dont they delimit it with their desired date. That way they will have cost center closed and even you will be able to post retro.

    Essentially they will need to open it if there is historical audit and reporting.

    I hope this helps.

    Arti

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    Sep 15, 2008 at 11:14 PM

    Thanks to everyone that answered. It appears that we can use some of the suggestions you mentioned. Now it will be a business decision to choose one of them!

    Thank you,

    Suparna

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