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Cost Distribution across hundreds of Cost Centers

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I have a situation where finance currently uses an internally developed application to upload invoices and manage approvals. As part of this process they are able to upload a spreadsheet of invoices referencing hundreds of cost centers.

We are trying to migrate this location's office supply spend onto SRM 5 and we believe there is a better way to manage this business process besides spliting costs across hundreds of cost centers in SRM. There is also a known SAP problem in SRM 5 that has been resolved in SRM 7 under SAP Note : 1387485, but we are not ready to move to SRM 7.

Can anyone recommend alternative approaches for how we can support this business process and split a single cart for multiple low-value office supplies across hundreds of cost centers supported in a location?


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Hi John,

You write "hundreds of cost centers". Consider that it is not allowed to enter more than 99 accounting lines for one item on the SRM side, because of a backend limitation, which is described in following SAP note:

486808 Multiple account assignment with 99 items

The note 1387485 talks about distribution by value. It is only available from SAP_APPL 604 with SRM 7.0 when Business Function LOG_MM_MAA_1 is activated. There is no solution for the same in SRM 5.0.