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2925868 - Fixed Asset Depreciation Amount Calculation for Partial Transfer and Complete Transfer of Individual Material

Symptom

  • You are comparing the depreciation amounts for two receiving Fixed Assets, one received values via the partial transfer and one via a complete transfer posting.
  • Both Fixed Assets use the same Depreciation method, calculated on a daily base. 
  • For both transfers, you expect the depreciation amount to be calculated the same way in Accounting Period AAA.

Environment

SAP Business ByDesign

Reproducing the Issue

For Manual Posting - Partial Transfer of Individual Material:

  1. Go to the Fixed Assets work center.
  2. Go to the Fixed Assets view.
  3. Show All Fixed Assets and Find ABC (ABC represents the Fixed Asset ID), press Go.
  4. Select Fixed Asset ID ABC and click on Manual Posting - Partial Transfer of Individual Material.
  5. Enter the required parameters, Posting Date as current month end day, and click on Post.
  6. Select Fixed Asset ID ABC in view Fixed Assets and click on Edit Values.
  7. View Depreciation Overview subtab and check for the Depreciation amount.


For Manual Posting - Complete Transfer of Individual Material:

  1. Go to the Fixed Assets work center.
  2. Go to the Fixed Assets view.
  3. Show All Fixed Assets and Find ABC (ABC represents the Fixed Asset ID), press Go.
  4. Select Fixed Asset ID ABC and click on Manual Posting - Complete Transfer of Individual Material.
  5. Enter the required parameters, Posting Date as current month end day, and click on Post.
  6. Select Fixed Asset ID ABC in view Fixed Assets and click on Edit Values.
  7. View Deprecaiton Overview subtab and check for the Depreciation amount.

Both depreciation amounts for period AAA are different.

Cause

Below is the system logic on how the deprecation calculates in case of Partial Transfer and Complete Transfer.

The depreciation calculation for partial transfer transaction is treated just like  acquisition postings unlike the complete transfer posting.For acquisition postings happening in the same fiscal year as the capitalization fiscal year, the depreciation is always calculated from the depreciation start date.

For any other type of transactions, the depreciation is calculated only as per the period control configuration corresponding to the type of transaction and the posting date of the transaction. For the complete transfer,  as it's a daily depreciation based depreciation method, the depreciation is calculated from the date of posting of the complete transfer and not from the depreciation start date.

Resolution

Hence, system behaviour is as designed.

For acquisition postings (including partial transfer) in the first year of capitalization, the depreciation is always calculated from the depreciation start date. For other cases, the depreciation is calculated only from the date of posting of the transaction.

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Keywords

Depreciation calcuation, Partial transfer, Complete transfer, Daily depreciation , KBA , partial transfer of individual material , depreciation calculation , complete transfer of individual material , daily based deprecation method , AP-ACC-FXA , Fixed Asset , Problem

Product

SAP Business ByDesign all versions