Contract Category not fulfilling business requirement
I am processing contract in RE-FX system whose contract category in configuration is: External. Now when i perform the periodic posting(RERAPP), it updates customer Recon acc as well as Revenue G/L account but no updates appears in cost center. And when i am processing with Contract Category: Internal, it is updating cost center and G/L only which i have maintained in configuration, But not updates are appearing in customer recon account. Now business requirement is, they want to debit customer recon and want the values to be updated in cost center also. Please let me know what can be done for mapping it with SAP RE-FX.
Jagannath Jadhav replied
External Contracts in REFX can be lease In with Vendors or Lease Outs with Customers. In REFX the CO objects are Rental Units/Buildings/PR and Contract itself. So you will not see the Cost center populated on the documents in any postings. The follow up process which is transfer posting and settlement process will eventually distribute the cost and rev to respective co objects and Profit segments defined in the CO settlement rules of the contract and respective RE Objects.
In Internal Contracts, the Contract is with an internal entity which can be represented by Cost center, Order etc. hence when you execute the posting you will see Cost Center is debited.
You can show your business the settlement posting which is nothing but debit/Credit to CO objects and should help them for internal reporting. If they are crediting and exp account in case of customer contracts the settlement can credit the cost center if settlement rules are maintained on the contract or Rental object or on whatever is the distribution object is.
Careful:- force population of Cost Center using BADI's on the FI document posted by REFX may cause you more work and reports may become complicated.