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2481530 - No Account Determination Group for Services in Revenue Recognition - Deferrals Tab


In order to refine your Revenue Recognition on Services, you would like to find in the Sales Subledger, in tab revenue Recognition - Deferrals, the possibilities to add an Account Determination Group for Services, similar to what can be found in the Revenues tab.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Business Configuration Work Centre
  2. Go to the First Implementation View
  3. Search for Activity Charts of Accounts, Financial Reporting Structures, Account Determination
  4. Select and open the activity
  5. Navigate to the Account Determination section
  6. Select the Sales Subledger
  7. Select the relevant Account Determination Profile XYZ
  8. Navigate to subtab Revenues

You can see there is an additional menu that allows you to further determine your accounts for Material, Services and Entitlements.

  1. Select 2 - Services from the scroll-down menu, you can see there is a column for Account Determination Group for Services
  2. Now navigate to subtab Revenue Recognition - Deferrals

There is no mention of Services for Deferrals and you expect to have the possibilities to narrow down your Account Determination for them as well.


This is the expected system behaviour, based on the current logic regarding Account Determination and its configuration, there is no need to refine Revenue Recognition - Deferrals based on Account Determination Group for Services.


All Revenues are bundled on the same Deferred Revenue G/L account. If you need to know where this revenue is coming from (i.e. its origin), then you have the possibility to filter on the G/L Account (Origin) in different reports, such as Project - Line Items or Sales Documents - Line Items.

This is why there is no possibility to add an Account Determination Group for Services in tab Revenue Recognition - Deferrals as it would be a redundant feature that could cause further inconsistencies on your Account Determination should you maintain different G/L Accounts.

Whether the G/L account is the same as the G/L account (Origin) depends on the Accrual Method assigned or lack thereof i.e. if there is no Accrual Method maintained, then G/L account = G/L account (Origin).


See Also

For further information on how to determine your accounts properly in the Sales Subledger, please refer to Case Document 2359397 - Wrong G/L Account Determination for Line Items of a Customer Invoice on Services


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