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Accrual and Recurring Entries

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I have to configure

Accrual entries and also the recurring entries.

How to start the process and how to configure them can the Gurus help and direct in the entire process and configuration


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Periodically recurring entries posted by the recurring entries program based on recurring entry documents. This process is comparable to the standing order you give to your bank to deduct your rent, premium payments, or loan repayments.

Use:Recurring entries are business transactions that are repeated regularly, such as rent or insurance. The following data never changes in recurring entries:

Posting key



You enter this recurring data in a recurring entry original document. This document does not update the transaction figures. The recurring entry program uses it as a basis for creating accounting documents.

Structure:The system uses the recurring entry original document that you enter as a reference. It is not an accounting document and therefore does not affect the account balance.In the recurring entry document, you define when a posting is to be created with this document. You have two options for scheduling. Postings can be made periodically or on a specific date:

For periodic postings, specify the first and last day of execution, as well as the interval in months.If you want to specify certain dates, enter a run schedule in the recurring entry original document. Store the required dates in the Implementation Guide (IMG). Choose Financial Accounting Global Settings ® Document ® Recurring Entries ® Define Run Schedules/Enter Run Dates.

Integration:To post recurring entry documents, you have to set up a separate number range for the company codes that use them. You have to use key X1 for the number range. The system takes numbers for the recurring entry original document from this number range.

Program SAPF120 creates accounting documents using the recurring entry original documents. You have to run the program at regular intervals. It checks each recurring entry original document to see if a document should be created.

Cross-company code transactions cannot be posted with the recurring entry program.

There is nothing perse accrual entries but accrual accounting is an accounting principle and encompasses the following.

Under the accrual basis accounting, revenues and expenses are recognized as follows:

Revenue recognition: Revenue is recognized when both of the following conditions are met:

    a. Revenue is earned.

    b. Revenue is realized or realizable.

Revenue is earned when products are delivered or services are provided.

Realized means cash is received.

Realizable means it is reasonable to expect that cash will be received in the future.

Expense recognition: Expense is recognized in the period in which related revenue is recognized (Matching Principle).

Hope I had been able to help you.



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the only word I can use to describe your explanation is "PERFECT"

Many thanks it is truly organized and presented in a very clear manner.


Ahmad Mahmud