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3114399 - Allocating Amounts Between Profit Centers in Universal Allocation

Symptom

You can't create an allocation cycle in the profit center allocation context with a primary or secondary cost element account type for posting.

Environment

SAP S/4HANA Cloud

Cause

Within the Profit Center context in universal allocation, amounts are allocated between different profit centers.  In this context, the G/L account types applicable for allocation are restricted to the following:

  • N Non-operating expenses/income
  • X Balance sheet accounts

The Manage Allocations app won’t allow you to use different G/L account types other than N or X for posting.

Resolution

In the postings within the Profit Center context, there are no references to cost objects. Because of that, the Manage Allocations app won’t allow you to use different G/L account types besides N or X for posting. Primary and secondary cost elements (G/L account types P and S) can’t be used because they require a cost object reference. This is in accordance with the Universal Journal concept and architecture.

Within the Profit Center allocation context, you can only use the P and S G/L account types in the following scenarios:

  • To determine the balance on the sender side when using the Posted Amounts sender rule in Overhead Allocation.
  • To determine the basis for allocating a portion to the receiver when using the Variable Portions receiver rule.

You can't use those G/L account types in any other scenario within the Profit Center context.

Keywords

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Product

SAP S/4HANA Cloud all versions