3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 28, 2007 9:33 AM by lee yeeting RSS

MR21 - 2 accounting docs generated

Yee Ting Lee
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Hi all,

 

     I have a question regarding MR21 - Price Change in MM.

 

     User has used MR21 to do price change. Since the business can only know the new price at month end, so user will only do MR21 on the following month. For example in the beginning of Nov, user will maintain new price for the month of Oct.

 

     Therefore, when he does price change in Nov, he puts posting date of Oct, since the price is still belongs to October's price.

 

     However, by doing this, at Finance side, there are 2 accounting documents generated with opposite entries (eg: 1st docs Dr Stock Cr Price Difference, 2nd docs Dr Price Change  Cr Stock) which brings the balance to zero. This will then eliminate the required update in FI side.

 

     Questions:

 

1) Why by putting posting date in previous month will cause 2 accounting docs ? What is the logic behind this ?

 

2) If we put posting date of current month, how does system deem the price change is actually for previous month's ?

 

3) If user already caused 2 accounting entries, what should we do to correct it ? Reverse one of the entries ?

 

     Kindly advise.

 

regards,

Y T Lee

  • Re: MR21 - 2 accounting docs generated
    Ashish Bohara
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    Hi Yee Ting Lee,

     

    Pls find the link which will help you..

     

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_47x200/helpdata/en/47/60feb949f011d1894c0000e829fbbd/frameset.htm

     

    Best Regards

    Ashish Jain

  • Re: MR21 - 2 accounting docs generated
    Althea Madigan
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    SAP values all inventory movements "real time"

    Oct transactions were valued at the standard in place as each transaction happened.

     

    When you use MR21 and back date the posting, SAP does 2 things:

     

    1 - Revalues the inventory on hand at the the value entered into MR21

    2 - revalues the inventory to "today's" standard

     

    Example:

    Part ABC,  Standard on Nov 1 - $50/ea; inv on hand 100 value of inventory = $5,000

     

    MR21 change standard to $40, posting date Oct 31

     

    posting one is credit inventory $1000 dr price change $1000

    Because the standard on Nov 1 is $50, the system makes a second posting to debit inventory $1000, crd price change $1000

     

     

    <b>1) Why by putting posting date in previous month will cause 2 accounting docs ? What is the logic behind this ? -</b> The system "knows" that todays standard is $50 and brings the value back to that.

     

    <b>2) If we put posting date of current month, how does system deem the price change is actually for previous month's?</b> it doesn't know that it is for the previous month

     

    <b>3) If user already caused 2 accounting entries, what should we do to correct it ? Reverse one of the entries ?</b>  If you want the Oct month-end inventory to be $40 and go forward in Nov with $40, you will need to make a second MR21 transaction with a posting date of "today" changing to $40, if the qty is still the same the price change in November will net to zero.

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