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How does Period Control Method works

Dear all,

i understand that we assign the period control method to depreciation key, the period control method is assigned with a period control for acquisition, retirement and others.

we need to define the period controls as per our fiscal year variant in calendar assignement in customizing, how does this works.


saurabh patni

Edited by: Saurabhpatni on Dec 8, 2010 5:50 AM

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Hi, Saurabh:

Let me try to explain a little bit to the procedure:

1. first, you maintain the Period Control Method in the depreciation key in AFAMA.

2. Before the first step, you should have already maintained Period Control Method in AFAMP. In this IMG activity, you will find Period Control for different transaction, like Acquisition, Retirement.

3. Now, you go to OAVH to Define Calender Assignments for various Fiscal Year Variant, which will determine the starting period to calculate the depreciation, You can take a look at the help of this activity, and pay attention to the value date period as followings:

Value date period for depreciation/interest calculation

For acquisitions, this is the period after which (and excluding) the system calculates depreciation. For retirements, this is the period up to which (and including) the system calculates depreciation.

Depreciation is calculated from or to the end of the period. For this calculation the first period is always the period 000. In other words, if you want to calculate depreciation from the beginning of the fiscal year you must specify the period 000 (or leave the field blank).

Take an example:

Fiscal Year Variant K4, Period Control 04, Month 6, Day 30, Value Date 000

Fiscal Year Variant K4, Period Control 04, Month 12, Day 31, Value Date 007

In this case, if you post acquisition before June 30th, you need to calculate the depreciation from period 001 to end, otherwise, the starting period for depreciation is 008.

Hope it will help you.

Best Regards, Lawrence

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