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2809656 - Cannot Post Supplier Invoice Due to Error Message: Profit Center Missing; Profit Center Accounting Active From

Symptom

You cannot post a supplier invoice due to the following error messages:

'Segment missing; segment reporting active from DD.MM.YYYY.'

'Profit center missing; profit center accounting active from DD.MM.YYYY.'

Environment

SAP Business ByDesign

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the General Ledger work center.
  2. Go to the Source Documents subview in the Closing Cockpit view.
  3. Search for Source Document ABC (ABC represents the Supplier invoice ID) and select it.

The error messages are:

'Segment missing; segment reporting active from DD.MM.YYYY.'

'Profit center missing; profit center accounting active from DD.MM.YYYY.'

  1. Click the Invoice ID ABC to open the same.

The Buying Company is XYZ (XYZ represents the Company ID).

  1. Navigate to the Items tab.
  2. For line item ABC-DE (ABC-DE represents the line item ID of supplier invoice ABC), navigate to the Cost Distribution subtab.

Under Account Assignment, the G/L-Account and Cost center is missing.

Cause

These error messages will show up in the supplier invoice if no Cost Center is maintained for Account Assignment within the invoice.

If no Cost Center is maintained, the system is not able to derive both profit center and segment to ensure valid organizational assignment for created assets.

You can check this as follows:

  1. Go to the Business Configuration work center.
  2. Go to the Overview view.
  3. Search and select the Activity Profit Center Derivation.
  4. Click Change Immediately button.
  5. Click the link Edit Default Profit Center.

No Profit Center has been maintained for Subledger for Company XYZ.

Resolution

You can maintain the Profit Center as follows:

  1. Go to the Business Configuration work center.
  2. Go to the Overview view.
  3. Search and select the Activity Profit Center Derivation.
  4. Click Change Immediately button.
  5. Click the link Edit Default Profit Center.
  6. Click Add Row.
  7. Enter required data and specify Profit Center for each Subledger.
  8. Click Save. 

Keywords

Lieferantenrechnung; Profit center; Cost center; supplier invoice; Segment missing; segment reporting active; Profit center missing , KBA , SRD-FIN-GL , General Ledger , How To

Product

SAP Business ByDesign all versions