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2385608 - Revenue Recognition: AccrualMeth. Assignment For Fixed Price Project Incomplete

Symptom

You performed a Revenue Recognition Run which ended in error. You get the error message: Doc.Itm XX/YY (XX is the Sales Order ID and YY is the Sales Order Item ID): AccrualMeth. Assignment For Fixed Price Project Incomplete.

Environment

SAP Business ByDesign

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Cost and Revenue work centre.
  2. Go to the Revenue Recognition subview in the Periodic Tasks view.
  3. Search for Revenue Recognition run: ABC (ABC is the ID of the Revenue Recognition Run) and select it.


The run ended in error.

  1. Click View, this takes you to the List of Logs.
  2. Select one of the logs and then click View.
  3. Navigate to the Processed with Errors tab.
  4. Select the Sales Document Item XX/YY.


The error message is Doc.Itm XX/YY: AccrualMeth. assignment for fixed price project incomplete.

Cause

This error appears when some fix-price Sales Order items associated to one Project are using accrual method 108- Recognize using cost-to-cost project POC whereas other fix-price items of the same project are using a different accrual method. When using accrual method 108 all fix-price items of the same project must be using this accrual method.

However, this error can also appear when you have changed the accrual method for a project's  Sales Order Items from 108- Recognize using cost-to-cost project PO to a different accrual method: In some cases, the internal, project-based Sales Order item (which gets only generated when using accrual method 108) does not get removed after the accrual method change.

You can check as follows:

  1. Go to the Cost and Revenue work centre.
  2. Go to the Sales Document Items view.
  3. Search and select Sales Document XX/YY.
  4. Click on the Edit Manual Revenue Recognition Data button to open Percentage of Completion.


You can see that for the associated Project PQR (PQR is the ID of the Project) there is one or more lines for either both or just one Set of Books with Accrual method as 108 - Recognize using cost-to-cost project POC.
You can also see that no Sales Document Item is displayed for this erroneous line.

  1. Now go back to Sales Document Items view.
  2. Click on advanced search.
  3. Enter the Project ID as PQR and click Go.

There is only one Sales Order Item  XX/YY.

If there is more than one Sales Order Item, you need to check all of these for the mentioned issue.

Resolution

As a workaround,  perform a dummy change, by temporarily reassigning accrual method 108 again to all involved Sales Order items:

  1. Go to the Cost and Revenue work center.
  2. Go to the Sales Document Items view.
  3. Search and select the Sales Order Item XX/YY.
  4. Click on the Reassign button to Reassign Accrual Method.
  5. Change the Accrual Method back to 108 - Recognize using cost-to-cost project POC for both of the Set of Books and click Ok.
  6. Re-select the Sales Order Item  XX/YY.
  7. Again choose the Reassign button to Reassign Accrual Method.
  8. Change the Accrual Method back to the correct Accrual Method for both of the Set of Books and click Ok.

To make sure that the correction has worked, you can check the Sales Order Item by clicking on the Edit Manual Revenue Recognition Data button to open Percentage of Completion.

You can also perform a Revenue Recognition Run in Test Mode to check the results.

If the issue persists kindly open an incident with explicit permission for backend correction.

See Also

There could also be more error messages like:

  1. Doc. item XX/YY: Use one merge item with code 'replace basic data' only. This would require backend correction.
  2. Doc. item XX/YY: Only doc. items of the same profit center can be merged. Check first with Case Dcoument:  2295257- Error Message: Doc. Item XYZ/10 Only Doc. Items of the Same Profit Center can be Merged. If it does not solve the issue, forward the incident for backend correction.

Keywords

revenue recognition; Erlösabgrenzung; sales document item; Verkaufsbelegposition , KBA , SRD-FIN-COR , Cost & Revenue , Product Enhancement

Product

SAP Business ByDesign all versions