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WBS settlement to AUC - use original cost elements?

former_member211711
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Hello gurus

We have an allocation structure which settles project WBS costs to AUC.

The issue is that it is using a single settlement cost element for all the costs going to the AUC.

I notice there is a tick box 'by cost element' in the 'Allocation structure:settlement cost elements' entry for FXA.

What is the result of using this tick box?

We would like the original cost elements in the WBS to be credited rather than the single one.

Is this possible?

Thanks everyone

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sanjeevc
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Hi,

by cost element box means is Debit cost element = Credit cost element

Examples: You can trace the capital spending required for an asset you are constructing yourself as costs in a capital spending order. These costs are settled by cost element to a balance sheet account at the end of the year or after the order has been closed.

so in your case you are not using any secondary cost which come by assessment run (overhead cost) by CO team if this is the case then no tick mark are required in allocation structure.

Regards,
Sanjeev

former_member211711
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You have just quoted the F1 help text.

That does not explain when to use the tickbox and when not..

sanjeevc
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Hello,

that does not explain when to use tickbox and when not..

yes but you can use tick box either then when you know the use of that tick box:)

so for that you have know first uses of that tick box and what would be impact if use tickbox and if not use tickbox. and this will come by experience or sap help.

Regards,
Sanjeev

Paulo_Vitoriano
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Hello Alex,

If you select a tick box, you will get the system behaving exactly as you want: it will post individual credits for all your debit cost elements (we assume you have just primary cost elements).  So, in terms of your reconciliation you can exactly match at the level of each account how much is posted and how much is settled.

Regards,

Paulo

kenmelching
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Like Paulo said, if you use settle by cost element you will get what you are asking for.  But this makes reporting very difficult.  You will now have debits to the WBS for incoming costs and then credits to the WBS on those same cost elements from settlement.  They typical configuration is to define a series of Assignments on the Allocation structure to get some level of breakdown.  Your configuration apparently only has one Assignment.  That is very simple but very crude as well.