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WIP account as Open item managed?

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Dear SAP experts,

I have a small question:

Until now, our WIP account in balance sheet is not open item managed. This makes it very complicated to check what is really left in the B/S on month-end.

Would it make sense to have the WIP account open items managed and regularly clear the open items with F.13? This would easily give an overview what is still in WIP state.

We are not sure, as one of my colleagues said that this could result in performance issues.

Thanks for any hint.

Kind regards


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Personally I use OIM for accounts that represent "incomplete transactions" or require "a double check" from the business perspective.

The classic examples are bank reconciliation accounts, GRIR accounts, Deferral Tax Accounts; and of course AP and AR accounts itselfs.

Other criteria you should take into account is Foreign Currency Valuation.

Each time you create an OIM accounts you need to create also a Balance Sheet Correction account to post the Unrealized Exchange rate differences.

So I suggest to maintain the simplest chart of account posible, and use the OIM account minimal.

Take into account the case of WIP I do not see a user analyzing line item by line item the WIP account, because is calculated and then posted "automatically" by the system (not a manual activity at all).

Also I do not see the Foreign Currency Valuation analyzing the difference line ítem by line ítem in the WIP account; so the balance itself should be enough.

I think WIP balance sheet account is not open ítem management,