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Settlement Profile

Hi All,

While confirguring Settlement profile we create the allocation structure and the source structure along with PA structure.

In the allocation structure we create assigments and source for the same. What i am confused here is in the next step we are creating source structure. Can any one tell me whats exactly we are doing here.

Also we create PA transfer structure only if we are implementing profit centre accounting right?


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    Jul 13, 2009 at 06:21 AM


    In source structure you are assign the sender cost element.

    Here source is nothing but your WBS element or Networkorder.

    Also we create PA transfer structure only if we are implementing profit centre accounting right?

    The PA transfer structure is used for COPA reporting.



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    • Former Member Virendra Pal

      Hello guys,

      What is missing in our discussion is where this assingment will be used. We all know about the configuration part but most of us are unable to explain where we can see its working.

      Here are my comments.

      Take an example of Overhead order.

      When you create the order you select the order type first. Order type has the settlement profile where you have options to assign source structure (in question). The purpose of creating the source structure exclusively in configuration is to split the cost elements (primary and secondry) to different type of costs like Personal Costs, Material cost and so on which are defined under source assignment in source structure configuration. When order is created system pulls up such configuration on this order and you can click the settlement rule button on order master file to maintain the settlement rule according to the different percentages. For example you may want to allocate 100% the material cost to single receiver category e.g. Order, cost center and so on, however, you may want to split the Personal cost to two different cost center e.g. Services and Production in 30% 70% respectively. Use Source Assignment column to select Personal Cost twice in different rows with different cost centers with different percentages required.



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    Jul 13, 2009 at 06:15 AM


    I think this will help you.

    You create an allocation structure as follows:

    1. Choose New entries and issue identification code and a description for your allocation structure.

    2. Choose Assignments to create a settlement assignment.

    3. Choose New entries and create one or more settlement assigments for your settlement structure.

    4. Highlight the settlement assignment required and choose source.

    Specify the cost elements or the cost element group that are to be settled to particular senders using the same settlement cost element.

    If you specify cost element groups assigned to your controlling area, but not yet in the account plan, you can use this opportunity to create them.

    5. By choosing settlement cost element you have two alternatives:

    You assign a category to the source by receiver category.

    Choose "By cost element" for the receiver categories that you wish to settle by cost element (debit cost element = settlement cost element).

    To improve performance, use as few differing settlement cost elements as possible. You should try to use settlement by cost element as sparingly as possible.

    To obtain a hierarchy listing of an allocation structure from the system , choose "Extras -> Overview list" in the allocation structures overview.



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