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 Settlement Receiver


Receiver of the costs which arise from the processing of an order.

The receiver of the costs is identified by the receiver category (for example, "cost center") and the receiver key (for example, "511").


The receiver types that can be used include:

  • Fixed asset

  • Cost center

  • Work breakdown structure element (WBS element)

  • Order

  • G/L account

  • Material

  • Asset under construction (AuC)

You can see a list of receiver categories if you choose Settlement receivers on the selection screen for list editing of an order.

Irrespective of which receiver category you have chosen, the costs are initially collected on the order and then settled to the individual receivers in a separate step.

Fixed Asset

You can settle the costs to a fixed asset and thereby increase its value. For this, you must specify a reference date in the settlement rule.

The fixed asset might be the one to which all the objects assigned to the order belong.

Cost Center

You can settle the costs to the cost center of the reference object. However, you can also settle the costs to another cost center, which you enter individually.

Work Breakdown Structure Element

You can settle the costs for funds management and project planning for maintenance tasks or special activities to a work breakdown structure element.


You can settle the costs from several orders to another order.

For example, you can then settle the costs from individual orders, which have been collected on these orders themselves, collectively to the required order. The receiver order might be a collective payment order for particular activities that are only settled at the end of the year.

G/L Account

You can settle the costs to a G/L account.

The account may be one to which costs to be activated are posted if you do not use SAP Asset Accounting.


You can settle the collected costs from refurbishment orders to the material to be refurbished. Depending on the settings in Customizing, the settlement rule is either generated when the order is released or when the order is completed. The order can only be settled after the settlement rule has been generated.

The order is credited after the refurbished material has been returned to the warehouse. The order balance is subsequently settled to the material account according to the current price.

If you want some of the costs to go into the costs settlement, then you can change the distribution rule manually for these costs.

Asset Under Construction (AuC)

You can settle the costs that have been collected on an investment order to an AuC. In this case, the system automatically generates a settlement rule for the AuC when the costs are first settled. If some of the costs collected on the order are to go into the costs settlement, then you can create another settlement rule (preliminary settlement) manually for these costs.

Note Note

You can test particular settlements to find out which type of settlement is most suitable for you. To simulate depreciation for an order, choose the tab page Investment in the investment order and then Depreciation simulation . The system saves the data from the depreciation simulation. The order subsequently receives a corresponding status.

End of the note.

As soon as the fixed asset is completed, you can create and process your data from the order. In the case of full settlement, the system posts the values that were originally on the AuC to the completed fixed asset.

For more information, see Settlement of an Asset Under Construction and Depreciation Calculation Method under FI - Asset Accounting .