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2584178 - Overhead Distribution Run Processed Successfully different from Postings Amount


You create an Overhead Distribution Run and the amount showing in Processed Successfully tab is different from the amount in Postings Amount tab.


SAP Business ByDesign Versions 1711 and 1802.

Reproducing the Issue

1. Go to work center Cost and Revenue.
2. Go to view Periodic Task.
3. Go to subview Overhead Distribution.
4. Show All Distribution Runs.
5. Find Run ID XWZ (XYZ represents the Run ID).
6. Click View.
7. Go to tab Processed Successfully and Postings.

You will see different amounts.


The amount showing in the Processed Successfully tab will not necessarily be always the same as the amount showing in the Posting tab, that is, these two amounts can be different.

The difference amount, which you see under Postings, is because system is distributing first all the available 'positive' amount and then the 'negative' amount from sender to corresponding receivers as per the distribution factor.


In a given period you have Cost Center (X means the Cost Center ID). Charged amount = 150 USD.

This comprises of 2 sub-ledger postings: 200 USD and -50 USD.

From the 150 charged amount, 50 USD are directly allocated to Cost Center X.

Therefore 100 USD are available for distribution.

The following rules apply for receiving Cost Centers:

Cost Center A: 20%
Cost Center B: 30%
Cost Center C: 50%

After a Distribution Run consequently
20 + 30 + 50 = 100 USD show as Processed Successfully.

As for Postings Debits and Credits summate to:
200 (positive posting in sub-ledger from Cost Center X) + 50 (negative posting in sub-ledger from Cost Center X) + 50 (allocated to Cost Center X) = 300 USD.


In result the amount you are seeing as debit and credit in the Postings tab, is the addition of available (positive + negative) amounts.


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SAP Business ByDesign 1711 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1802