A cost center as you will know is for fixed reporting for a
long time span as part of your company structure (cost
center usually = department or work center).
An internal order is used to accumulate cost for a specific
project or task for a specific time period. An internal
order is therefore used for a short period with a specific
Your internal order will usually settle to cost centers (and
not visa versa) according to the settlement rule in the
An internal order can therefore be used to group all the
expenses incurred to plan and hold a conference over a 3
month period. The order can be settled on a monthly basis to
When the conference is finished the order can be settled
finally. The cost of the conference will then be spread over
2 or more cost centers, but can be viewed in total on the
internal order when needed.
It is important to understand the difference between a
settlement and an assessment cycle. An assessment cycle
distributes costs from one cost center to various other cost
centers. You cannot assess from a cost center to an internal
order nor visa versa. Assessment cycles are only between
Settlements are used for orders. In the setup of each order
is a "settlement rule". In this settlement rule you tell the
system to which cost centers the cost in the order must be
Typically, you will execute the following procedure at
1. Settle all orders - this will settle all costs on orders
to cost centers.
2. Run assessment cycles - Now that you have al costs
against cost centers from your orders, you can start
distributing costs between cost centers with assessments.
Costs are posted to an order. When you process a purchase
order you post to the internal order and not to a cost
center. The same applies to journals in FI. You will post
the costs to the order and not to a cost center. You will
then settle the order on month-ends to post to the relevant
cost centers. It is very important to settle these orders
otherwise FI and CO will not
balance on your system.
Internal orders can also be used as "statistical" orders.
This is also specified in the setup of the order. You do not
have to settle statistical orders. When posting costs, you
will post to the cost center and the order simultaneously.
Both have to be specified when posting journals or purchase
orders against statistical orders.
Couple of exceptions to Hannah's otherwise well documented
Costs can be posted either to Cost Centers directly or
internal orders(IO). It is not necessary to go thru IO
always. You also mentioned that Assesment cycles are only
between cost centers..but the INPUTS for Assesments can be
either a Cost Center or Busines process (for activity based
costing) and the OUTPUTS are either Cost Center, Internal
Order, WBS or Business process.
I am somewhat confused as to the statement that an Internal
Order can only settle to a cost center and not vice versa.
Here is part of a training excerpt:
Furthermore it is possible that an internal order gets cost
allocated from cost centers thoughdistribution or
assessment. Therefore an internal order is the receiver
instead of another costcenter. The statistical key figures,
which can get posted on an internal order, can be used
askey to allocate the costs.
I have one issue in Outgoing Payments - through Trasaction
i have i invoice in EURO already posted int he month of
the invoice amount is EURO 80,600 and the amount in local
currency in AED 518800
when iam going to make the payment in local currency AED
the payment amount is 512800
becoz of Foriegn Exchange Differene and it is gained of
6032 when i am going make a payment trhou F-53.
when seleect the invoce it shows me in the value is in the
open line items the invoice value is showing is 510800
becoz it is picking the new Exc rate from this month
but when i click the currency button it show me the
original Amount 518800 and i select and then i have to
chareg Off the 6000 diff to Exchange rate Gain/loss account
to be Credit
when i am going to simulate it show me the an error message
The difference is too large for clearing
this is an error
The difference is too large for clearing
Message no. F5263
A non-assigned difference exists for the specified clearing
The difference for an automatic difference posting must not
be greater than the difference permitted for the user, nor
greater than the difference permitted for the tolerance
group that is contained in the customer/vendor master
It is not possible to automatically charge off the
You can charge off the difference manually using the
function "Clear differences". You define the upper limits
for automatically clearing differences in the tolerance
group assigned to the user.
Change tolerance groups for user
Please helptosolve this issue.
My company code is AN3 vendor and customer are same i
purchased from a party(vendor) on 01.04.2008 for 4,00,000/-
payment terms with in 10days 10%, with in
20days 5%. i sold to the same party(customer) on 08.04.2008
for 3,00,000/- payment terms with in 10days 10%, with in
Balance of payment
Date 14.04.2008 in this date vendor has 5% discount
(20,000/-). Net vendor amount is 4,00,000-20,000 =
customer has 10% discount (30,000/-). Net customer amount
is 3,00,000-30,000 = 2,70,000/-
Net paymet is 3,80,000-2,70,000 = 1,10,000/-
In above situation i run the APP, But i got error massege
is comming that is "your company conde AN3/AN3 not in
proposal" at the time of "Edit payment proposal"
Please clear this problem, is it possible in app or not?
If it is possible where i configure?