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Differing profit centers in material for settlement and sales order items

Hello all,

my background is from the SD/LO-Side, so I seek help regarding a FI/CO related question:

Scenario: We use different types of rebate/bonus agreements (with customers/agents/..) and are right now implementing a solution, which will bring differing profit centers to one sales order (before all profit centers have been aligned to the header division).

This leads to a problem regarding profit center postings, as the material for settlement includes only one profit center but the corresponding sales order items might have had different profit centers. So not only the accruals are posted to wrong profit centers, but also the sales are posted to one, but the settlements for customers/agents and the final credit note for an agreement is posted to another. All in all we think we would end up with differences in CO.

Unfortunately there is no way to group those materials via product hierarchy or another grouping field (and assign different materials for settlements for the condition records). The only solution would be to create agreements with condition records for each and every material number - which is no option regarding the effort.

Does anyone had a similar problem or knows other alternatives. The optimum would be a solution, where the credit note would be posted to profit centers exactly as in the sales order items, not only to the one profit center derived from the material for rebate settlement.

We thought about:

- correcting the profit center postings in CO afterwards (do not know the effort)

- creating a new access sequence in the rebate agreements including the profit center, to be able to have one material for settlement and corresponding profit center per condition record (I would not prefer that)

Thanks in advance,


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