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Fixed asset deactivated even though it has a net book value

former_member601419
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Hi All,

I have a peculiar problem I was wondering if anyone else faced this sorta issue or if they can suggest a fix.


We have an asset that had a value of 2992.65 at the beginning of 2013

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We transferred this asset to another asset within the same company code

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As you can see in the screen shots above the line item shows a posting of $0 for both the assets, the one  transferred from and to for depreciation area 01. I checked the transfer variant and it isn’t restricted by a transaction type and this functionality has worked for 99% of our assets. The transfer should have been of 2992.65 as it was a complete retirement and this should have made the NBV of the first asset 0 and the second asset 2992.65

Problems

1)The transfer should have posted a retirement of 2992.65 rather than posting $0 as we posted a complete transfer. ANEP shows a posting of $0 for book area 01- I checked the transaction types and it isn't limited to a depreciation area. Most of the assets got the value to all the depreciation areas, but a few like this one didn't. Any ideas why this happened?


2)NBV of the asset wasn't 0 as shown in the first screen shot above, but the system still entered a deactivation date on the asset master. Standard SAP doesn't allow us to enter a deactivation date on an asset which has a value. So why did SAP deactivate this asset?


Machine generated alternative text: [ 4j Change Asset: Master data b’ E Asset values Asset 2995147 5 WILLIAMS 1-26 Class 641 E&P-Other-Contrl Mat Company Code NANN General Time-dependent Allocations Origin Net Worth Tax Deprec. Areas General data Description WILLIAMS 1-26 Asset main no. text WILLIAMS 1-26 Acct determination 12 Controllable Material Serial number Inventory number Quantity Inventory Last inventory on Include asset in inventory list Inventory note Posting information _____________________ _________________ Capitalized on O7/O1/2O11 Deactivation on ro6/3o/2o131 First acquisition on 08/17/2012 PInd. retirement on Acquisition year 2012 Ordered on

If I remove the deactivation date on the asset and try to add it back, it tells me that the deactivation date can't be added to an asset that has a value. Why did it deactivate it in the first place?

 

We faced this issue for around a 100 assets and it is very random. There is no pattern to identify the problem and we can't recreate the issue. SAP says that it isn't an issue if you can't recreate the problem. It keeps happening randomly and I am unsure as to what is causing it.

Any ideas?


Things I have done so far

1) checked table ANEP and it doesn't have value for the transactions shown above, but it does for some other depreciation areas

2) Checked to see if my transaction type was restricted to a depreciation area

3) Checked to see if message AAP123 was deactivated in our system and it is not.

4) Contacted SAP and they said, recreate the issue or it is not an issue!

5) Tried recreating the issue by using the same data and it works fine.


Can anyone please give me a suggestion on fixing this?

Thanks,

Zaid

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former_member601419
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We have an asset
that had a value of 2992.65 at the beginning of 2013

We transferred this
asset to another asset within the same company code

As you can see in
the screen shots above the line item shows a posting of $0 for both the assets,
the one  transferred from and to for
depreciation area 01.

Problem- The transfer should have posted a
retirement of 2992.65 rather than posting $0 as we posted a complete transfer.
ANEP shows a posting of $0 for book area 01, which means that the NBV of the
asset wasn't 0, but the system still entered a deactivation date on the asset
master. Standard SAP doesn't allow us to enter a deactivation date on an asset
which has a value. So the problems are 1)
why didn't the system post a value of 2992.65 instead of 0. 2) If it posted $0 and the NBV was 0, why did it deactivate the asset?

I tried reversing the asset transfer and SAP is posting a transfer of $0, but then when I process the trasnfer again, it is posting the right amount of 2992.65.

SAP refuses to look at this issue unless I can recreate it. It works fine everytime I try. It doesn't work randomly which makes our group assets go out of balance with the regular assets.

Any idea on how I can recreate the issue?


Can you see the screen shots now?

Former Member
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Hi,

Yes the screen shots are visible now. The standard behaviour is the NBV becomes '0' of the old asset and the whole value goes to the new asset with the old NBV amount. I haven't faced any such issue in the ABUMN T-code. Its strange.

Regards,

Malhar.

ajaycwa1981
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Hi Zaid

This is very surprising to me. I have never seen this in my life.

While SAP is right in saying that unless you reproduce it, they cant investigate it... But, I have a question here.. How many such cases have you noticed?

If you noticed more than one, then catch hold of SAP and don't close your message till the time you get a solution.. You need to aggressively follow up with them and ask them to raise it to next level of support / the development team..

If it is a Product error, they should be looking into it

I am looping in few of the SAP moderators here.( & )May be they can help you

Br, Ajay M)

former_member601419
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Hi Ajay,

Thanks a lot for replying. Yeah it is really strange. I have never seen such an issue either. It has happened to about 300-400 assets. There is no pattern to it. There are two assets, e.g. Asset 100/101 and 100 works fine and 101 doesn't. Both have the same master data.

Only the depreciation areas that are managed as group are effected. Other depreciation areas are fine for the affected assets.

It is a production issue but like I mentioned, since I can't replciate it, they aren't fixing it and they are saying that this issue is difficult to replicate

Can the moderators provide any info?
Thanks,
Zaid

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Hi Zaid,

I have the same problem, I am using the new functionality of fixed assets, this case has been presented in the ABAVN and ABUMN transactions.

Did you find something

regards

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Former Member
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Hi Zaid & Sullivan,

Please check your configuration settings in AO76 which is Transaction Type configuration.

Check your Trans. type - 300 for Retirement transfers.
Check your Trans. type - 310 for Acquisition transfers.

Thanks.

Former Member
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Hi,

The space is showing for screen shots but the same is not visible. Can you please attach the screen shots again.

Regards,

Malhar.

former_member601419
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Does anyone have an idea on what might have happened?

Former Member
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Hi Zaid,

Can you place the screenshot, so that experts can easily understand, In the above I cannot find screenshot.

Regards

  Dileep