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2855105 - Cross Company Allocations in S/4HANA Cloud


When executing a cross company assessments, overhead calculation, or settlement an error message occurs, saying that cross company cost allocations are not allowed/enabled in S/4HANA Cloud. [KI 115: „Cross-company code posting is not permitted.”]


  • SAP S/4HANA Cloud
  • SAP S/4HANA Finance
  • FI/CO
  • Intercompany
  • Settlement
  • Assessments
  • Overhead Allocation
  • Overhead Calculation


Cross company cost allocations from the type assessment, overhead calculation, or settlement are not enabled by default and therefore need to be requested explicitly by a customer, like a non–standard scope item. This has several reasons:

  • From a legal point of view, cross company allocations are only allowed if the companies belong to the same tax group or if a manual invoice is issued after the cost allocation.
  • SAP plans to enable parallel ledgers throughout all components in S/4HANA Cloud. This means that besides the leading ledgers also the non-leading ledger become relevant in CO. Therefore, the sender and receiver company of an intercompany posting need to be setup in the relevant ledgers where the posting should be performed. If that is not the case, intercompany postings lead to “unexpected results”. An example is shown in the graphic below.



To activate cross company allocations in S/4HANA Cloud, an incident within the component CO-OM need to be raised. The development team will then do the necessary settings so that cross company allocations can be posted in your S/4HANA Cloud system.

The following information should be provided in the incident:

  • Ticket Header: Activation of cross company allocations in S/4HANA Cloud
  • Component: CO – OM
  • Message Text: Dear Support Team, according to KBA 2855105 we request with this incident the activation of cross company allocations (assessments + settlements) in S/4HANA Cloud. Please rout this ticket directly to the CO-OM dev team so that they can do the necessary changes for us.

With this ticket we give SAP Development also the approval to do an entry in a configuration table via ABAP report.

Please expect at least two days for the completion of this request.

Important note: The new Universal Allocation framework (Apps: Manage Allocations [F3338]; Run Allocations [F3548]) does not support cross company allocations at all. In case you need intercompany assessments, please use the apps “Create Overhead Allocation Cycles – Cost Centers – Actuals) [KSU1] and “Run Overhead Allocation Cycles – Cost Centers – Actual” [KSU1].


KBA , CO-OM , Overhead Cost Controlling , How To


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