2345124 - How to Descope Overhead Absorption: You Can Apply Overhead to, for Example, Service Orders and Projects

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2345124 - How to Descope Overhead Absorption: You Can Apply Overhead to, for Example, Service Orders and Projects

Symptom

You wanted to Descope Overhead Absorption but the In Scope box is flagged and is not editable to unflag the box.

 

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Business Configuration and select Implementation Projects view.
  2. Edit the scope of your project.
  3. Go to step Questions.
  4. Expand Financial and Management Accounting -> Management Accounting -> Cost Center Management Accounting.
  5. Check the Question You can apply overhead to, for example, service orders and projects?.

In Scope box is flagged already and not editable to unflag it.

Cause

To avoid inconsistencies and avoid uncontrolled data loss of posted data, there are various consistency checks which avoid disabling and changing of certain settings once they are in use.

Note - the steps provided below will help to unflag the scoping in the early stage before making any sort of posting effecting this settings.

 

Resolution

Follow the sequence in the scoping:

  1. Expand Financial and Management Accounting -> Inventory Valuation -> Valuation of Work in Process - > Do you want to allocate overhead costs to production lots and material cost estimates? De-Scope it.
  2. Expand Financial and Management Accounting -> Management Accounting -> Sales and Profit Analysis -> Do you want to allocate overhead costs to Service Orders?  De-Scope it.
  3. Expand Financial and Management Accounting -> Management Accounting -> Project Cost and  Revenue Management -> Do you want to allocate overhead costs to Projects ? De-Scope it.

Since these are dependency questions for the Overhead costs, and when you de-scope the above then automatically Overhead Absorption and the Question You can apply overhead, for examples, service orders and projects is will be De-Scoped/unflagged.

Keywords

KBA , AP-RC-BCT , Business Config. Tools (SAP Business ByDesign , How To

Product

SAP Business ByDesign all versions