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3490815 - Abnormal large revenue recognized for cost based POC recognition keys object


There's abnormal large revenue recognized for objects using cost based POC recognition key.




There's quite small planned cost(for example, 0.01) created with work packages at the start of project creation.
And the Planned costs for materials is apparently added later, however, the plan baseline is never updated.
Therefore Event Based Revenue Recognition(EBRR) used in real time the following calculation based on Cost POC:
Recognized revenue = actual costs / planned costs(0.01) * planned revenue, causing unexpected large revenue.

For example:

  • Setup a project with very small planned costs, e.g. 0.01 USD and normal/expected revenue (e.g. 100 000) and put in into execution
  • then adjust some work package with additional costs (e.g. 10 000)
  • starts posting actual costs (e.g. 500) which produces unexpected revenue in EBRR (500 / 0.01 * 100 000 ) = 5 000 000 000,
    instead of expected revenue: ( 500 / (10 000 + 0.01) * 100 000 = 4999.



Kindly consider to adjust the baseline for planned costs – e.g. using app "Review Customer Projects".


planned cost, planned revenue, cost based POC, SPFC, revenue recognition key, customer project, event based revenue recognition, large revenue. , KBA , CO-PC-OBJ-EBR-2CL , Event-Based Revenue Recognition (Public Cloud) , Problem


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