I have made som changes regarding useful life (changed from 5 years to 3 years) and depreciation key (change from LINA to LINR). To make this change not only on future assets (in IMG) you also have to manually enter these parameters on existing assets.
When trying to make this changes on assets capitalized before 2009 I get the following error message:
"You have initiated a recalculation of asset values for fiscal year 2008. However, fiscal year 2008 is still open is Asset Accounting, but not in Financial Accounting.
Due to this inconsistency between the General Ledger and the the subsidiary ledger, processing is terminated.
Close fiscal year 2008 in Asset Accounting as well"
In my customers development system I opened all periods back to capitalization date (december 2006) and then the error message didn't appear. I also run the depreciation and no postings were made (correctly) on periods before 2009, so I don't understand why this message appears at all.
My customer don't want to open old periods in their production system (it's to risky) and therefore I now wonder:
1) Why does the error message appear in the first place?
2) Since no impact obviously on periods before 2009, can I remove the error message? How do I do that?
Many thanks in advance!