You created a contract with validity for 12 periods/months.
You notice that the revenue is calculated for 13 periods instead of the expected 12 periods.
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Reproducing the Issue
- Go to the Cost and Revenue work center.
- Go to the Sales Document Items view.
- Search and select the Customer Contract Item ABC (ABC is the customer contract item ID).
- Navigate to the General tab.
- The company is DEF (DEF is the company ID).
- Order Quantity is 12 months.
- Navigate to the Accounting Data tab.
- The Revenue Type is 5 - Customer Contracts (Fixed Price) and Accrual Method is 303 - Straight-line – even periods.
- Under Revenues per Period in default Set of Books, you see that the calculated revenue is shown from Accounting Period 0MM/YYYY to 0MM/YYYY+1 (0MM is the month/period and YYYY is the year).
- This is a total of 13 periods instead of expected 12 periods.
- Click View, then View All.
- Contract Start Date: First day of month MM and year YYYY.
- Contract End Date: Last day of month MM-1 and year YYYY+1.
The fiscal year variant maintained deviates from the standard fiscal year with 12 months, starting January 1st and ending December 31st.
You can check this as follows:
- Go to the General Ledger work center.
- Go to the Sets of Books and Assigned Companies subview in the Master Data view.
- Filter for Company DEF.
- Select the relevant Set of Book.
The Fiscal Year Variant is HIJ (HIJ is the fiscal year variant name).
- Go to the Business Configuration work center.
- Go to the Overview view.
- Search for the Other Fiscal Year activity and select it.
- Click Change Immediately.
- Select the Fiscal Year Variant HIJ.
- Navigate to the Period Details tab.
- Filter for Fiscal Year YYYY.
(Please note that the year, accounting period and dates are for reference purposes only.)
|Fiscal Year||Accounting Period||Start date||End date|
The periods start and end deviates from the calendar months.
System is behaving as expected.
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