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Chart of depreciation

Hi All,

Why we have to set chart of depreciation in asset accounting by using OAPL.

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Boppana

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    Dec 05, 2011 at 06:29 AM

    Hi,

    Please find the following SAP Document about Chart of Depreciation:

    The chart of depreciation is a list of depreciation areas arranged according to business and legal requirements. The chart of depreciation enables you to manage all rules for the valuation of assets in a particular country or economic region.

    You must assign a chart of depreciation to each company code that is defined in Asset Accounting. SAP provides country-specific charts of depreciation with predefined depreciation areas. These charts of depreciation serve only as a reference for creating your own charts of depreciation, and are therefore not directly accessible in the SAP system. When creating a chart of depreciation, you have to copy the reference chart of depreciation.

    Note

    When you create a chart of depreciation, the system copies all of the depreciation areas in the reference chart of depreciation. You have to delete any depreciation areas that you do not need in your chart of depreciation.

    Depreciation areas that are not used can still be activated at a later point in time (after the production startup). A newly activated depreciation area can take over values from another depreciation area. (see the SAP library FI-AA: Calculation of Asset Values (General) -> Subsequent Creation/Deletion of a Depreciation Area)

    Standard settings

    SAP delivers country-specific reference charts of depreciation for each country. They contain all depreciation areas for that country that are necessary to meet legal and business requirements.

    For example, there are reference charts of depreciation for the following countries:

    u2022 USA

    u2022 Great Britain

    u2022 Germany

    u2022 Austria

    u2022 Spain

    u2022 Switzerland

    u2022 and so on

    ActivitiesCreate a chart of depreciation, using either an SAP standard chart of depreciation, or your own existing chart of depreciation as a reference (Organizational unit -> Copy org. unit).

    1. If you want to create a chart of depreciation for a country for which a standard chart of depreciation is not delivered by SAP, you can refer to a country-specific standard chart of depreciation with similar depreciation parameters. You then have to specify any further country- specific characteristics during the other customizing steps.

    2. Enter the name of your chart of depreciation.

    3. Delete the depreciation areas that are not needed from your new chart of depreciation and/or add new depreciation areas by copying them.

    Further notes

    SAP library FI-AA: Organizational Elements

    Thanks & Regards,

    S.Umamageshwaran

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  • Dec 04, 2011 at 10:59 PM
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  • Dec 05, 2011 at 05:43 AM

    By default system picks this COD whenever you use.

    Set Chart of Depreciation

    You only need to carry out the following step if you have created more

    than one chart of depreciation. Some of the definitions in the following

    Customizing steps depend on the chart of depreciation you want to work

    with. If you have recently created several charts of depreciation (NOT

    standard charts of depreciation), you therefore need to specify the

    chart of depreciation you want to configure. The work you do in the

    system after this point will affect that chart of depreciation. The

    system therefore determines the chart of depreciation that you are

    working on according to the following logic:

    o If you have created only one chart of depreciation, the system

    automatically uses this chart.

    o If you have created more than one chart of depreciation, the system

    asks you to identify the chart of depreciation affected the first

    time you call up a function that affects the chart of depreciation.

    The chart of depreciation you select at this point remains active

    during your log-on, unless you specifically enter a new chart of

    depreciation. If you had set one chart of depreciation, and now want

    to work with a new one, you set the new chart of depreciation in

    this processing step.

    Another possibility is to specify a chart of depreciation as a user

    parameter (parameter ID: AFP). This specification then remains in the

    system from one log-on to another.

    Srinivas

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