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Assets Depreciation in WBS Elements

Hello forum,

Any comments or orientation in this issue will be greatly appreciated.

We have to book depreciation for multiple oil wells that are currently producing.

Depreciation is currently being booked against assets that are tied to multiple oil wells. This is causing the depreciation to hit WBS elements that are tied to these wells. However, depreciation should not be booked against the WBS elements.

The fact that SAP pulls against the WBS budget is causing the problem in which at year end closing the Customer have to double the budget in order to run depreciation. A possible solution is to parameterize the system so there is no budget control in the accounts involved in the depreciation. This solution will take significant time due to the Customer Policies on making changes to existing configuration.

Another solution is to find a way to disassociate the G/L accounts for depreciation from the WBS elements. Is it possible to disassociate the G/L accounts for depreciation from the WBS elements? That would solve the problem with the expense being book pulling against the WBS budget

Please let me know if you need further details. Any comments or orientation in this issue will be greatly appreciated.

Regards,

Marco

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    Former Member
    Jun 01, 2009 at 11:19 AM

    Hi

    Disassociating GL account from the WBS element will create problem like at the time of depreciation, system will throw error message stating that there is no budget for this GL account.

    Alternatively, if a particular WBS element is used only for Depreciation purpose, then you can deactivate the accounting element tick in the WBS element.

    Regards,

    Lakshmanan Krishnan

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    Dec 08, 2010 at 03:49 PM

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