I am currently testing COPA with New GL, specifically with cash differences that fall within our tolerance settings. In our system we have document splitting setup on profit center. With out COPA the split works according to the line items it is trying to clear based on profit center, however when a cost element is used that should be posted to COPA the document splitting does not happen, but it does post to COPA with one line but only with the dummy profit center that was assigned to the controlling area. Does anyone know a way around this?
What I am truely looking for is a way to have COPA line items split up based on the line items of the invoice that is being cleared. If there is a cash difference that should be written off I would like to see that split by profit center in COPA.
Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
1. First of all, why did you activate EC-PCA when you are on ECC 6.0 and using New GL.. refer note 702854... This explains the same and also the steps to deactivate EC-PCA... if you deactivate it, there would remain no chance of Dummy PrCtr getting populated...
2. Still if you want to continue with EC-PCA, there is no harm as such... Write a validation in FI (OB28) that postings to dummy prctr is not allowed.... This will stop the postings to DUmmy PrCtr
3. If you would like to default one specific PRCTR to this GL, you can do it in FAGL3KEH, so that the same would flow to COPA as well...
Thanks again for the quick reply. I find it strange that in New GL it is not possible to have a split in FI and have that same split happen in COPA. If there is an invoice with 3 line items on it and the customer pays less than was invoiced, but it is accepted, I would like to see that cash discount split across those 3 products for reporting purposes so I can more accurately assess my profit margin on each product. I would expect that the details from each product are pulled into my PSGs that I have defined.
Any thoughts on how this could be achieved?
I gave a thought to your requirement and I fully support your view... Your requirement is absolutely genuine and now that SAP puts New GL and FAGLFLEXA at the front end, the line items created in FAGL tables should drive the entry in COPA...
But, as far as i know, it does not happen that way... I would suggest to open a OSS message and if SAP does not provide a solution, create a development request with them... They will provide you a link, but only C class customers can create a DEV request.. In my case, I was adamant and I asked SAP to create a DEV request on my client's behalf for some other requirement... This DEV request can also be tracked by you in the same link, though it will take years to incorporate it
Presently, for your situation, I can suggest only a work around.. Even though the customer is making a combined payment cutting across multiple PCs, you can receive it individually in F-28 as if the customer made a separate payment... Using RGGBS000 FI exit, you can try to use the same PSG (which was used during invoicing to post revenue) to post the discount account
If such cases are more in no, then it would be difficult to achieve this... In this case, what you can do is collect this amount of discount in a cost center and capture the product/customer in some taxt fields... Later on allocate it in COPA or do a KB11N