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Hi Guys,

I would like to know how I can configuration the below situation....

I am configurating AA for 2 company codes, Argentina and Brasil. All the aquisition will be done with internal order that they will be cleared on the end of the months.

But Argentina will be starting the depretiation in the same month of the aquisition. And Brazil will be starting the depretiation the next/following month.

How can I do that?



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    Posted on Feb 09, 2010 at 06:24 AM



    Reading may be hard for this reply. But go though whole. This setting must help you.

    As you said your Brazil client needs to start the depreciation from next month. So as per your requirement I would like to suggest you some configuration steps. Mainly you have to work out on your Period Control Method in AFAMP. You have to select Period control method 11 for achieving this project. Please go through the following steps and perform them.

    Period Control is a function in FI-AA that determines the start or the end of depreciation calculation at the time of a fixed asset acquisition or retirement.

    There are many different country-specific regulations (particularly for asset acquisitions) that govern how the depreciation start date (asset value date) can be determined from the date of the posting.

    Period control is part of the Depreciation key. You can specify individual period control for each transaction type (acquisition, retirement, transfer).

    SAP provides the most commonly used period controls (such as the first year convention).

    Refer to R/3 library FI-AA: Fixed Asset Depreciation -> Period Control for more information.

    There a few more related configuration steps that you need to complete.

    Lets take an example and later see as to how we need to configure this in our system.

    Example: Asset 100000216 was created for company code 1010 with "Capitalized on & First acquisition on date" of 01.04.2007. System would have to start depreciation from 01.05.2007.

    STEP 1:

    Since we do not have the right period control method that would enable depreciation to be posted for the next month, we would have to create a period control method. We then assign them to depreciation keys.

    SPRO -> FI-AA: Depreciation -> Valuation Methods -> Depreciation Key -> Calculation Methods -> Period Control Method.

    You can also use transaction code AFAMP to get here.

    Create a New period control method that consists of period control key "11" and then save the method.

    Then move to AFAMA to create your depreciation key, then assign earlier newly created period control method depreciation.

    The key of the calculation method that you create has to begin with X, Y or Z.

    Once you sure about depreciation key configuration just Activate it by pressing activate button.

    Generally, the assets in an asset class use the same depreciation terms (depreciation key, useful life). Therefore, you do not have to maintain the depreciation terms in the asset master record.

    Finally assign this depreciation key to your Asset Class which and all the assets created in this class will have the same behavior as per this created depreciation key. So be sure for this. Assign this Depreciation key in OAYZ for asset class.

    I hope this will help you to resolve your issue.

    If need any further clarification please revert.


    Pankaj A Bhalerao.

    Edited by: pankaj_ab on Feb 9, 2010 7:26 AM

    Edited by: pankaj_ab on Feb 9, 2010 7:36 AM

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  • Posted on Feb 09, 2010 at 10:02 AM

    HI Daniel

    I would suggest you to create to seperate chart of depreciations. 1 for each company code in brazil and Argentina. this will be good if you chart of accounts for these two comapny codes is different. if you are using same chart of accounts then you can also have one chart of depreciation.

    posting of depreciation is controlled by depreciation key which can be defaulted in asset class and later changed in individual asset master.

    The priod control settings in depreication key determined how values should be posted for each type of transation. so in your case you will have to create two depreciation keys. one for brazil and one for argentina .

    in one depreciation key assign period control for depreciation as in same month and other follows.

    Hope this helps.



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    Posted on Feb 09, 2010 at 10:52 AM


    The depreciation calcuation is controlled by the t-code AFAMP (period control method).

    here you can assign for a Chart of depreciation, the period control method and the period control for Acqusition,addition,retirement & transfer.

    In t-code OAVH ; you can maintain the link between the fiscal year variant and the period control method.

    you can mention the month (fiscal) and the start and end day of the month ; the period would define the 'posting period' for which the depreciation is calcuated.



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