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Assessment and Distribution

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What is the differnence between assessment and distribution?

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former_member197269
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Hi Divya,

Welcome to SDN..

Please refer the Wiki FAQ section in ERP Financials

Its has FAQ relating to Financials (https://wiki.sdn.sap.com/wiki/display/ERPFI/Financials) & Controlling (https://wiki.sdn.sap.com/wiki/display/ERPFI/Controlling)

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In an Assessment you use a secondary cost element on which you sum up costs both primary and secondary and then transfer to another cost objects.

Where as in Distribution you use the Primary Cost Element itself to distribute the costs.

More Info Below

Distribution

Distribution was created to transfer primary costs from a sender cost center to receiving controlling objects. During distribution, only cost centers or business processes can be used as senders.

A distribution receiver can be a cost center, WBS element, internal order, cost object, or a business process. You can restrict the number of receiver categories in customizing.

Primary postings (such as, energy costs) are collected on a cost center, and allocated at the end of the period by means of the user-defined key.

You can only distribute primary costs. During this process, the original cost element remains the same.

Line items are posted for the sender as well as for the receiver, enabling the allocation to be recorded exactly.

You can reverse distributions as often as required.

You use the Cycle-Segment method to define sender-receiver relationships.

Assessment

Assessment was created to transfer primary and secondary costs from a sender cost center to receiving controlling objects. During assessment, cost centers or business processes can be used as senders.

The receivers for an assessment can be a cost center, WBS element, internal order, cost object, or a business process. You can restrict the number of receiver categories in customizing.

Primary and secondary postings are allocated at the end of the period by means of the user-defined key.

During assessment, the original cost elements are summarized into assessment cost elements (secondary cost element category = 42). As the system writes fewer totals records, the assessment has a better performance than periodic reposting and distribution.

Line items are posted for the sender as well as for the receiver, enabling the allocation to be recorded exactly. The system does not display the original cost elements in the receivers. Therefore, assessment is useful if the cost drilldown for the receiver is not important, for example, as in the case of the allocation for the "cafeteria" cost center.

Similar to distribution, the partner is updated in the totals record during distribution.

You can reverse assessments as often as required.

You use the Cycle-Segment method to define sender-receiver relationships.

Thanks,

Praveen

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Garapati Praveen