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1707747 - The Depreciation Method for LVA ( Low-Value Asset) is Not the One Defined in the Respective Fixed Asset Class


You create a LVA (Low-Value Asset) via a purchase order, you can see the Depreciation Method is set as 0100 -LVA 100% complete depreciation, and the Useful Life Years is set as 1, you wonder how the system determines the Depreciation Method and for this fixed asset, because in the Fixed Asset Class, the depreciation method is not 0100 -LVA 100% complete depreciation but,for example, is L051 - S/L from acq.value 10% residual value.


Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Fixed Assets work center, and select the Fixed Assets view.
  2. Edit the low-value fixed asset XYZ, and then select Master Data.
  3. Under Current Valuation View Settings tab, you can see that the Useful Life Years is 1 year, and the Depreciation Method is set as 0100 - LVA 100% complete depreciation.
  4. Go to the Basic Data tab, take a note of the Fixed Asset Class.
  5. Go to the Business Configuration work center, and select Implementation Projects.
  6. Select the project in question, and choose Open Activity List.
  7. Go to the Fine-Tune step, and select Fixed Asset Classes activity.
  8. Choose Edit fixed asset classes.
  9. You can see that for the fixed asset class of fixed asset XYZ, the Depreciation Method under the Default Valuation Settings is not 0100.


When the first acquisition posting is made, the system automatically sets the Low-Value Asset indicator if the amount of the acquisition posting falls within the specified value limits, meanwhile, the depreciation method specified at valuation view level is transferred to the master data as opposed to the depreciation method of the fixed asset class. In addition, when using this depreciation method, the system sets the useful life of the fixed asset automatically to one year.


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