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2162018 - Project Incurred Cost Is Posted To Wrong G/L Account

Symptom

In the Project Cost and Revenue by Project Structure report the ITD Planned Cost is posted to the G/L Account External Activities but ITD Incurred Cost is posted to the G/L Account Cost of Sales.

Environment

 SAP Business ByDesign

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Project Management work center.
  2. Select the Reports List view.
  3. Select the Report Project Cost and Revenue by Project Structure.
  4. Open the report and run with the Project XYZ (XYZ represents the Project ID).
  5. Pull the G/L Account into the rows here and you will see ITD Incurred Cost is posted to the G/L Account Cost of Sales instead G/L Account External Activities.

Cause

New Posting Logic in the Scoping which direct the system - Do you want to post the costs for sales documents to expense accounts instead of Cost of Goods Sold?
That is the reason it is still getting posted to the Cost of Sales account i.e. Cost of Goods Sold account.

Steps to correct the posting Logic:

  1. Go to the Business Configuration Work center > Implementation Projects view
  2. Select your Implementation Project and click Edit Project Scope
  3. Go to step 4 -Questions
  4. Under Scoping Elements, navigate Financial and Management Accounting > General Ledger > General Ledger
  5. Select the Question 'Do you want to post the costs for sales documents to expense accounts instead of Cost of Goods Sold?'  - Check it and then finally click the Confirmation button.

Once the above mentioned changes are performed you can see in the report Project Cost and Revenue by Project Structure project expense ITD Incurred Cost is posted to the G/L Account Cost of Sales instead G/L Account External Activities.

Resolution

Standard system behavior.

See Also

KBA 2599581 - Cost Of Sales Tab Missing In The Subledger Sales

Sales Information for Income Statement by Nature of Expense (Posting to COGS Accounts)

Keywords

Project, ITD Incurred Cost , KBA , g/l account , itd incurred cost , SRD-FIN-GL , General Ledger , How To

Product

SAP Business ByDesign all versions