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PS Settlement to Primary Cost Element

Hi Everyone,

Currently, my company settles all wbs elements through a nightly job to get the expense to the cost center. There are many different types of projects such as Marketing, Legal, Research, etc. that all flow through 1 secondary cost element when settling. When reviewing the cost center that the expense settled to, users have no idea as to where the expense truly came from or what cost element it really related to. I'm pretty sure that its not best practice to have a project settle itself back on the originating primary cost element but is there any other way to view the expense other than running a cost center report and then a PS report? If I had config settle the expense back to the primary cost element, what would be the issue other than a lot of debits and credits on a nightly basis.




I wouldn't say that, it may depend upon business requirement and other considerations like increased data etc.

The objective of using WBS or internal orders is to capture the primary events and later transfer to various receiving objects. I think it is good practice to have them settled on a single settlement cost element.

If receiving cost center heads are insisting that they would like to see it, they may be given access to view the total cost on WBS

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