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root cause for variance account

Hi Guys

I have account details below as per MB5L Currency EUR

G/L Account 104200

G/L Acct Long Text Costs for finished goods

Materials 11.750.559,63

Stock Account 11.749.322,09

Variance 1.237,54-

I want to know why Variances will be triggered

What is the root cause

Thanks In advance


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    Posted on Oct 08, 2010 at 04:09 PM

    Hi Babu

    This is pretty common situation, especially if you use CIN (Country India Version) of taxes

    Refer notes 968812 and 198596

    They say that MB5L report does not block postings. So, you should run the reports ideally when no transactions are taking place... So, if you find any differences, you should execute the reports 4 to 5 times

    If you still find the difference, then raise an OSS message... SAP will give you note no 32236 and ask you to download the programs into your system

    But, PLEASE DO NOT, execute these programs by yourself.... These should be run only by SAP

    SAP will tell you the cause of difference, if at all there is true diffference

    In my case, PRD was posted on BSX even though inventory was not there.. Even SAP could not answer it why it happened... It happened only once... After that, it was hitting PRD properly

    Hope I have addressed your concern


    Ajay M

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    • Hi Babu

      If you are facing this for previous period, then your issue is a genuine issue

      Pls raise an OSS message... It is possible only for SAP to analyse this...

      One small hint which I can give is -

      1. Note the amount of diff in MB5L, say 105.84 USD

      2. Double click on the GL account where you find this diff... It will give you break up by material

      3. Check if any of item has this figure of 105.84 where stock qty is zero but value is there 105.84.... This was my case in 2008...

      However, why it happens, only SAP can tell you or no one else


      Ajay M

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