Depreciation Areas and Depreciation Keys Configuration
You should refer to the implementation guide (IMG) for complete configuration details.
To accurately track joint venture billable and nonbillable costs for assets, three depreciation areas must be created in every chart of depreciation representing a joint venture company code.
- Define the depreciation areas.
- Ensure that the proper switches are selected for the joint venture depreciation areas.
- Map the new joint venture depreciation areas to the recovery indicators (RIs) on the Global Data Detailed Data screen.
Configuration requirements include:
Asset Values Accumulated in Depreciation Areas Based on RIs
In standard SAP Asset Accounting (AA), it must be clarified which depreciation area provides values to another depreciation area.
In SAP Joint Venture Accounting (JVA), the asset values accumulated in the depreciation areas are based on the recovery indicators on the individual postings and are not direct copies of the General Ledger Book 01 area as in standard SAP AA.
However, a 01 Value Transfer must be entered in the ValTr field as it is the posting to Book 01 which is accompanied by a RI and then reflected in the depreciation area as Billable or Nonbillable.
Group Depreciation Area Configuration Prerequisites
Depreciation can be calculated on a group level by selecting the depreciation areas as group depreciation areas, each time a link is made from an asset record to a group asset.
The screen layout for depreciation areas can be maintained by Main Asset or Sub Asset. This option is very important because it is the sole configuration that permits the user to assign an individual asset record to a group asset.
Configuration requirements include:Group Depreciation Area Configuration
Condition Code - Configuration Prerequisites
The configuration for Supplemental Detail for billing requires the input of the company’s Condition Codes into one SAP Asset Management (AM) Table. To access the above table, follow the outlined steps below:
1. Follow the following menu path to the Table Maintenance screen: SAP Easy Access menu® System ® Services ® Table maintenance
2. Enter table T8JX in the Table field.
3. Select View Maintenance.
3. Enter the appropriate company code.
4. Enter the rates as specified by company policy.
Depreciation Configuration Prerequisites
To configure depreciation calculation properly, you should consult the SAP AM documentation.
Only if unit-of-production depreciation calculations are to be used for a joint venture company for the US region, you must maintain:
1. Depreciation keys
2. Calculation keys
3. Unit of production / actual production values
Transaction Types - SAP JVA Configuration Prerequisites
The Transaction Type definition for SAP AM Transfers is a 2.0C delivered table. The SAP AM Transfer programs reference this table using the Transaction Type Groups as the key. SAP delivers theTransaction Types to ensure that either these exact transaction types are used or copies of these transaction types are made with different descriptions for reporting purposes.
Transaction Types/Equity Change
The equity change management functionality in JVA does not automatically recalculate partner share for the asset management transfers. This to designed to give the users exposure to which asset records were effected by an equity change during the month. The asset transaction types will appear on a report after the equity change program runs. At this time, it will be the company’s responsibility to record the changes.
The SAP JVA cutback program is fully automated. Transaction Type 20A processes SAP AM cutback of retirement properly.
The 290 transaction mapping is for the depreciation accumulation portion of a material asset transfer and should not be altered.
The SAP JVA cutback program reverses actual transactions by the amount of billable partner share. The cutback program will access or change certain fields during the reversal of the original billable transaction. For example, an RI will be changed from billable to cutback; therefore it is necessary for the fields to be open or optional so that the program change can occur. The fields needed are located within the asset acquisition account and the asset cutback account.