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Parallel currency

Hello everyone,

I have a question for experiences regarding parallel currencies. So we are underway to implement paraller currency into an already live company, big company with production, project system, .... At the moment we are working on several different ideas for solving this but I have a question regarding stuff I can not predict how it will be working.

So in case of settlement of production orders, wbs elements, projects that happen in CO now we have an issue that will possibly happen and that is:

In case you got some goods of price 100 in local currency and 20 in other currency and you settle it several months after you acquired those goods, that means that in case of settlement the amount is still 100 in local curr. but it might happen that it is now 15 in other currency. How do you handle this difference? Is it somehow possible to get differences reported, assigned or in any way recorded so that differences that arrise from change in FX rate from date of purchase and date of settlement are accounted for?

I am trying to set up a system with parallel currencies so we can test all possible scenarios but since we are in a hurry (as it always is šŸ˜Š ) I am asking it in this way also for any know how.

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  • Posted on Nov 22, 2012 at 12:58 PM


    This difference came from exchange rate. Check rates in OB08 for related posting dates.

    check this note for Parallel currency.

    Note 39919 - Introducing parallel currencies in FI


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  • Posted on Nov 22, 2012 at 02:03 PM

    Dear Dusan,

    when You post a document in foreign currency, the relevant amount in local currency will be calculated on the base of the daily exchange rate inserted by OB08 into the table TCURR. Usually the exchange rate used by the Standard System is "M".

    The parallel currencies that You can define by OB22, allows You to post a document and to have the evidence of the amount in group currency and hard currency as well.

    Please be aware that You cannot activate the parallel currency into an already productive System with already posted documents: this can bring You to a data inconsistency. In case You need to activate the parallel currency You should ask to SAP for a SLO services. Notes 89531 and 39919 are relevant.

    I hope this can help You.



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