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Double Posting in Parallel Ledger

Hello Gurus

We have Non-US company codes and have various depreciation areas assigned to it. Area 01 is main assigned to leading ledger 0L and area 30 is USGAAP assigned to L1 ( parallel Ledger). Area 01 Post real time and Area 30 is "Area post APC Directly and Depreciation.

Everything was working fine. Area 01 and L1 were getting correct postings. Recently due to client requirement for treatment of their Composite assets, we make certain adjustments in area 30 and area 01 differently. Like area 01 does not get any posting and area 30 get some adjustment posting and we do through Z transaction types. To achieve this we had to run periodic posting and thus assigned ZA document type to company codes of Mexico.

With this what is now happening is

When we post 10000 MXN to asset, Area 01 gets 10000 but area 30 which is L1 gets 20000.

To resolve this issue we tried various options like, If we

Assign Area post depreciation only to area 30 then it works fine but then our treatment of composite does not work

If we assign area post APC and depreciation on periodic basis, then it again doubles but doubles when we run ASKBN.

Please advise. It is real serious issue here.


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  • Posted on Dec 16, 2008 at 11:10 AM

    Hi Jimmy,

    you have to setup your scenario a little bit different. Go to the SAP Help Portal and search the documentation with keywords "Parallel Accounting in Asset Accounting". Follow the link. There you find the detailed configuration you have to set up to use this parallel ledger scenario.



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    Posted on Dec 19, 2008 at 01:57 PM


    I am very amazed when you say that everything worked well before.

    Can you tell me if you have tested the year en closing before the change of your configuration?

    If yes, you would have owed noticed that this was impossible because of the area which posts in 1L.

    The functioning of SAP 5 or 6 is not normal. When you use two depreciation areas which post APC and depreciations in G/L, even in two separate ledgers, only the first one can post in real time; the other posts in periodic processing. that means, you have to run ASKBN to update the G/L account for that depreciation area. In your case, you would still have double postings.

    Your problem does not come for the modification you did, but for the bad functioning of SAP multi ledgers in the Asset accounting.

    Actually no OSS note corrects this anomaly. I wrote SAP for that till now I have no correct answer. They give bad OSS notes whiches do not correspond to the problem. You have to do as I then when SAP will received several complaints for this question I think that something will be done.



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    • Hi Jean,

      now I am astonished. Ok, I do not know your Support tickets, and I donĀ“t know which bad OSS notes you mean. But your statement that you always get double postings is not correct if you follow the guideline how to set up your scenario with 2 different ledger (groups).

      The documentation can be found in the SAP Help Portal here: Parallel Accounting in Asset Accounting .

      There you find the link to the chapter "Parallel Ledgers in Asset Accounting", which contains detailed information and configuration steps to fulfill this requirement.

      If you want to post 2 areas to G/L to different ledger groups, then the official SAP proposal is to use the so called "Ledger Scenario". In that scenario your alternative valuation does only post depreciation to G/L, so that you do not get double postings. If you have valuation differences, which appear automatically through different APC amounts or different value adjustments at retirement, then a derived depreciation area will post these differences ledger specific to your alternative valuation.

      I admit that this scenario is not the most convenient, but it will provide the full functionality of parallel valuation at ledger (group) level.

      The only real big limitation existing is that you can not really use different fiscal year variants within the valuation areas. But the basic requirement under which this thread was opened should work without problems.



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