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Elimination of transferred assets: Flexible upload constraints

We are implementing Elimination of transferred assets using the standard functionality available in SEM-BCS since 6.0 ("Elim. IU Profit/loss in Assets").

When we are using manual data entry to populate Master Data and Additional Financial data for Elimination of transferred assets, we can update the required master Data and AFD information - but as we have lots of assets, which on some of the characteristics require different information, we would like to use Flexible upload as much as possible to populate the tables required for the elimination to run automatically.

We can make a flexible upload method with data type 25, "Asset/Liabilities Master Data", as an alternative to enter the Asset master data in UCWB - Consolidation Functions manually. This flexible upload method can also provide input for the "Properties tab" in "Noncurrent assets" when entering Additional Financial Data as part of Data Collection in UCMON / AFD.

We can also make a flexible upload method with data type 41, "Noncurrent Assets". This flexible upload method can provide input for the "AFD Asset tab" in "Noncurrent assets" when entering Additional financial data as part of Data Collection in UCMON / AFD.

But for the tabs "Items for Original cost" and "Items for Valuation allowances", when defining Asset Master Data in UCWB re above, I cannot find anywhere to enter the data with Flexible upload. Also if I want to enter the data for "Noncurrent Assets" via UCMON, then I cannot find any Flexible upload methods/data types which supports the tabs: "OrigCost" and "Val.Allowance".

Anybody who knows how to activate flexible upload for this - or do you know if this is simply missing functionality, not delivered by SAP?

Thanks in advance and best regards Jesper Schou Nielsen.

Edited by: Jesper Schou Nielsen on Oct 5, 2010 10:49 PM (corrected a typing error at 19.50 PM CET)

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  • Posted on Oct 06, 2010 at 05:28 AM

    Hi Jesper,

    A. An obvious one that you have probably already covered for the 'missing' functionality - have you already updated to latest EHPs and SPs?

    B. Also, have you already done the following completely (much of which is from help.sap.com):

    For each type of asset/liability (such as buildings, plant and equipment, or vehicles), you specify which items are to be posted. UCWB --> Process View --> Consolidation Functions --> Elimination of IU Profit/Loss in Transferred Assets --> Type of Assets/Liabilities.

    ...

    1. To create a type of asset/liability, go to Elimination of IU Profit/Loss in Transferred Assets and choose Type of Assets/Liabilities; then, in the bottom left area of the workbench screen, call up the context menu and choose Create.

    2. Assign a name for the type of asset/liability (for example, u201CPlant and Equipmentu201D).

    3. Specify the debit/credit sign (u201C+u201D for assets, u201Cu2013u201C for liabilities) on the General tab page.

    4. On the Items for Original Cost tab page, specify the following items and transaction types (where applicable):

    - Acquisitions and retirements

    - Transfers

    - Interunit profits/losses from asset transfers (income statement item)

    - Source item and target item (income statement items) for the reclassification of sales revenue from transfers of self-constructed noncurrent assets

    - Incidental costs of the seller (income statement item)

    You also can specify the items and transaction types for acquisitions and retirements, or for transfers, in the master record of the asset.

    5. On the Items for Valuation Allowances tab page, specify the following items and transaction types (where applicable):

    - Acquisitions and retirements (balance sheet items)

    - Transfers (balance sheet items)

    - Depreciation and writeups (income statement items)

    You also can specify these items and transaction types in the master record of the asset.

    6. Save your entries.

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    • Former Member

      Hi Monty,

      I already had followed the documentation, which you copied in. And I have followed various other documentation and notes.

      Concerning EHP's and SP's we are on a rather high level for SEM-BCS: EHP4 (SEM-BW 604) SP level 0005. And in SFW5 we have activated Business functions FIN_ACC_GROUP_CLOSE and other FIN_ACC_G* functions.

      Our IT/Enterprise Architects will not allow us to put on new SP's unless we "know for sure" that it solves a Business requirement and provides sufficient value. Thus we can only implement a new SP if we "know" it will solve the problem.

      Thus explicit knowledge that a certain note or support package will solve it, is a pre-requiste before we can implement it. Thus if you or others have such explicit knowledge it will be helpfull.

      Thanks in advance and best regards Jesper.

  • Posted on Oct 06, 2010 at 05:33 AM

    duplicate message - sorry

    Edited by: MontyBurns on Oct 6, 2010 1:34 PM

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  • Posted on Oct 06, 2010 at 06:04 AM

    Hi Jesper,

    You may try using external field catalogue for loading non-standard AFD.

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    • Former Member

      Hi Eugene,

      thanks for your answer. I will investigate it further - and see if it can solve it.

      I will get back with feedback when I have tried it.

      For the time being, I have discovered another very big constraint in relation to our possibilities to use IPA. I have raised this as a separate Thread/ question: Elimination of Transferred Assets: Hard constraints.

      If you have any hints on that too, I would be gratefull.

      Thanks in advance and best regards, Jesper.

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