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Jan 18, 2010 at 05:31 PM

Historical Goodwill Amortization


Hi Gurus,

we are planning to start a new consolidation environment.

One problem we have is related to legacy amortization, since we wolud like to perform automatic goodwill amortization.

We do not have an underlying SAP EC-CS or FI-LC, but we are speaking about the historical goodwill that was generated in the past and now must be considered as well since we are going to perform the first consolidation.

We found OSS Notes:

610218 - Legacy data transfer of manual goodwill entries

379665 - SAP consolidation: Legacy data transfer for goodwill entries

and would like some of you to share your own experience in this situation, with this notes.

Let's say this year (2009) is Y: as a consequence of First Consolidation BCS will calculate 1000 as Goodwill and we be finally depreciated up to year 2018.

Historical Goodwill emerging in Y-4 (2005) was 1000, to be depreciated in 10 years (100 for each year): so capitalided goodwill depreciation is 400.

So the questions are:

1. Goodwill will be depreciated up to year Y+6 (2013), considering past depreciation quotes?

2. Will these postings be considered in further operations (eg. divestiture or organizational changes)?

3. Are there any other ways to reach this result without AFD?

Thanks in advance for your cooperation.