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1968039 - Deferred Revenues not Realized for Sales Order Items of Service - Fixed Price Type


The accrual method as specified for the the associated sales order item is Recognize at point of invoice. Although sales order item XYZ-10 has been fully invoiced - revenues are not realized for a particular financial period after running the Revenue Recognition.

Reproducing the Issue

The assigned Accrual Method can be tracked and modified under:

  1. Cost and Revenue work center.
  2. Enter the Sales Document Items view and select sales order item XYZ-10.
  3. Choose the Accounting Data tab.
  4. For the relevant Sets of Books IDs the Accrual Method is shown as  Recognize at point of invoice.

Still deferred revenues and cost of goods sold for a project or sales order item can be best illustrated under:

  1. Cost and Revenue work center.
  2. Access the Reports view and choose List.
  3. Open the report Sales Accruals.
  4. Press Go and adjust the report parameters specifying Sales Document ID XYZ-10.

Under Deferrals (Revenue) Amount we see deferred amounts which should have been realized at the specified Key Date.


The status of the affected sales order is still In Process. The Item Type of sales order item XYZ-10 is Service - Fixed Price, e.g. Service - fixed price without actuals.
The revenue recognition for for this item type works strictly quantity-based. This implies that the service execution for the item has to reflected in the status of sales order XYZ. This also is a prerequisite for the completion of the sales order.


Modify the sales order status according to the service execution status. Sales order item XYZ has to be released and the service execution completed if revenues associated with this sales order type shall be realized.

  1. Edit Sales Order XYZ.
  2. Click the Submit button and choose Confirm Service Execution.
  3. Save the resulting Service Confirmation document and complete the sales order if applicable.
  4. Subsequently the Revenue Recognition has to be repeated for the relevant fiscal period.


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