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2871278 - Profit Center Is Missing in Journal Entry iof Supplier Invoices of Interncompany Scenario


Profit center is missing in the journal entry of business transaction for intercompany.

User creates a Supplier Invoice against an external party and has made the buying company as parent company ABC, but charge it to the subsidiary company DEF. By doing this the parent company will receive the Account Payable and the subsidiary will receive the expense and the intercompany accounts will go on either side. The issue is that the credit side of the journal entry for company DEF will not got any profit center attached to it.

Meanwhile, user has put a default profit center against company DEF in the configuration and set the reporting principle as "Funct of exp, profit ctr/seg, clearing"


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Supplier Invoicing
  2. Go to Invoices and Credit Memos
  3. Find Supplier Invoice XYZ
  4. Click Edit
  5. Click Action->Simulate Journal Entry
  6. On the Page Simulated
  7. Click the <simulated> for company DEF

In the credit side of the G/L Account, the Profit center is missing in the item details


Currently profit center derivation for clearing items on receiving company is not supported. The process works as intercompany clearing items are splitted based on taxitemgrp (tax item group) of purchase order item for leading company, the intercompany clearing items replaces the purchase order items of receiving company. So with this in the Journal Entry for receiving company profit center derivation would be based on the leading company which is not supported even though the user has maintained the default profit center for the receiving company.

When you open the page Default Profit Center in the Activity Profit Center Derivation, you can see 'For each company, you need to specify which profit center is derived by default for journal entry line items. You specify a default profit center for each subledger. The system applies the particular default profit center whenever it cannot automatically derive a profit center from data stored in the source document.'

However, in the scenario mentioned above, the profit center cannot be derived.


There is no profit derived for journal entry of supplier invoices of intercompany scenario.

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profit center missing; intercompany; journal entry , KBA , AP-ACC , Business ByDesign: Financial Accounting , Product Enhancement


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