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1751513 - Revenue Recognition Error: Derivation of planned costs not possible


When running a revenue recognition, you receive the error "Document item XYZ/XX: Derivation of planned costs not possible".

XYZ/XX represents the sales order ID/sales order Item ID.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Cost and Revenue work center.
  2. Go to the Periodic Tasks view.
  3. Select the Revenue Recognition subview.
  4. Click the Revenue Recognition ID you need.
  5. Go to the Messages tab.
  6. You can see the error Document item XYZ/XX: Derivation of planned costs not possible.
  7. Go to the Processed with Errors tab, search and open sales order item XYZ/XX.
  8. Click View All.
  9. Go to the Items tab.
  10. The item is linked to a Project.


When using accural method 102 - Recognize using cost-to-cost POC the estimated costs are derived from the planned cost of the sales order item. The error is reported when you did not maintain any planned costs (cost estimate) or if you maintained a cost estimate of 0,00 for the sales order item in the sales order Pricing and Invoicing tab.


If the sales order item is not yet invoiced,

  1. open the sales order. 
  2. Go to the Pricing and Invoicing tab. 
  3. Find item XYZ-XX and expand it. 
  4. Press Add Row and select Price Component Cost Estimate. 
  5. Enter a value higher than zero.

If the sales order item has already been invoiced, the pricing can no longer be updated in the sales order. In this case the POC must be manually maintained:

  1. Go to the Cost and Revenue work center.
  2. Go to the Sales Document Items view.
  3. Search for your sales order reference and click the ID.
  4. Use the button Edit Manual Revenue Recognition Data and option Edit Percentage of Completion to maintain PoC for the sales order items.

After these steps execute the revenue recognition  run again. This time the run will recognize all values.


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