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Depreciation base value as percentage of acquistion value

Hi SAP Gurus,

We have a requirement where the depreciation basis value is only the percentage of acquistion value.

Suppose the asset is acquired for 100000 USD. For calculating depreciation the value should be only 85% and the base value of depreciation should be 85000.

I have made the following configuration to acheive the above requirement but however it is not working.

1. I created a new multi level depreciation method with base value "28" which is for "reduced base value for specific assets". I have not defined any redcution percentage here.

2. I have configured the percentage for specific asset in company code in configuration node "Specify asset specific base value percentages" under valuation method -> further settings.

3. I created a copy of depreciation key "LINA" and changed the multi level method to the method I created in step 1.

4. Created a new asset with the depreciation key I created in step 3.

5. Posted the acquistion value and ran depreciation but no amount is getting posted in depreciation.

Can anyone suggest where I am going wrong or missing things???


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    Posted on Oct 22, 2010 at 09:55 PM


    If you have a japanes company code, please check note 1107171.

    If not I am sorry to inform you that base value 28 is designed to work for Japan only and this is why no calculation will be performed if the country of your company code is not JP.



    You use a depreciation key with a reduced base value (asset-specific

    reduction), that is, the base value is 28.

    The new depreciation calculation does not calculate a depreciation for

    fixed assets that have this base value.

    Reason and Prerequisites

    The fixed assets without depreciation all belong to a company code that

    is assigned to a non-Japanese company code.

    This means that the country assigned to your company code is not "JP".


    Since the base value 28 was known only as a Japanese requirement, the

    new depreciation calculation delivers the country-specific BAdI

    implementation required for the base value 28 for Japan only.

    If you want to use the base value 28 for a non-Japanese company code,

    you must use the BAdI FAA_DC_CUSTOMER for the customer-specific

    enhancements, and transfer the base value percentage in the method


    For more information about BAdI implementations, see

    Note 1131960.


    Hope this information could help you.

    Regards Bernhard

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    • Former Member


      Thanks very much for your reply. Now I understand the reason for the base value not working as my company code belongs to US.

      Is there any other way to acheive the reduction in base value for depreciation calculation without implementing BADI?



  • Posted on Oct 25, 2010 at 05:17 PM


    I am not fully sure, but try to maintain a scrap value key (Cut off Value key) for 15%.... AND/OR maintain a reduced depreciation rate in the dep key if you dont want to use the BADI


    Ajay M

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    • Former Member


      I have created a cutoff value key for 15% with settings "Scrap value deduction from base value" checked and assigned the same to the depreciation key.

      The system is now reducing the acquistion value by 15% for depreciation calculation.

      Thanks for your help and I have assigned points for both of you...

      Thanks again

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