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Dummy Profit Center in New GL

Hi,

we activated New GL with Segment Balancing. The P&L accounts will get the profit Center from the cost objects. We have defined a default segment in the constant for unassigned process, and we only have zero balancing at the segment, and not the profit center. This is a business requirement.

However, I am not sure how to cover the scenario where there might be no profit center in the cost center master or the material master or any other scenarios. I have tried configuring the default profit center in FAGL3KEH. but when I tested, the document splitting is not working correctly. SAP recommends not using default profit center if document splitting is activated.

I wanted to see if dummy PCTR is an option. I have read in the SAP library, but they do not explain clearly about the dummy PCTR. It says activating dummy PCTR is optional, but do not give a good alternative option. They say we can activate balancing by PCTR, but that is not our requirement. Also, if we assign a default PCTR in the non assigned process, it will apply for the balance sheet accounts as well, which we do not want.

I am not sure what are the other options. Please suggest if there are any other options. Also SAP does not mention if we activate dummy profit center from the New GL side (not through the classic PCA menu path), does it still activate the Classic PCA tables?

Please let me know.

Thanks

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    Posted on Oct 27, 2010 at 05:29 AM

    Go to below path:-

    SPRO > Financial Accounting (New) > General Ledger Accounting (New) > Business Transactions > Document Splitting > Edit Constants for Nonassigned Processes

    Define here a constant name e.g. "TEST" and assign your default profit center here (By selecting "Assignment of Profit Center" from left tree).

    Then assign this constant to your document splitting in the below path:-

    SPRO > Financial Accounting (New) > General Ledger Accounting (New) > Business Transactions > Document Splitting > Activate Document Splitting

    And then for all the non-assigned postings, this default profit center will come into picture.

    Regards,

    SDNer

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  • Posted on Oct 27, 2010 at 07:31 AM

    The dummy profit center is replaced by the Default Profit Center in New GL. So you wont find the dummy profit center any more. The above solution (given by SDNer) will work for you.

    Ravi.

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      Hi,

      As I have already explained, both the default profit center and configuring the default profit center for non assigned processes does not work for us.

      The default profit center conflicts with document splitting. SAP recommends not to use default PCTR if we do document splitting.

      As far as the constant for non assigned processes goes, we have assigned a default segment here (not a default PCTR), since we are doing only segment balancing (reporting by segment), and also the business wants to be able to pick only the segment for any b/s adjustment postings.

      Also, my earlier question has not been answered. Does activating the dummy profit center from GL side still activate the Classic PCA ledger 8A?

      Thanks

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