Automatic determination of CO assignments

In this IMG activity you can maintain automatic CO assignments for a G/L account with the corresponding cost type. Please not that you should only make real CO assignments. All additional assigned CO assignments should only be used for statistical purposes.

If you want to assign certain costs (e.g. wait time costs) to a certain cost center, you can control this by assigning the corresponding cost type to the required cost center.

The settings that you maintain here are proposed during shipment cost processing and can be changed manually.

In this IMG activity you define automatic additional account assignments primary cost element postings.

Automatic assignment occurs during postings in external accounting (with in the FI, MM, or SD components) if you did not enter a CO account assignment object (cost center, order, or project) for a cost accounting relevant posting. This is always the case if the R/3 System automatically created the posting row in question.

Examples of Automatically Created Rows

Possible automatic additional account assignments include:

You can differentiate the additional assignment according to various criteria (such as company code, valuation_area, business area).

Requirements

Complete the following IMG activities:

In addition to cost centers, you must create the additional objects (such as orders or profit centers) if the R/3 System is to use these in automatic account assignment.

Activities

1. Enter the cost elements, including the company codes.
2. If you want account determination to run on the company code level, also enter the corresponding CO object (cost center, order, profit center) to complete the posting row.
3. If you want account determination to run on the valuation or business area level, find the column "Mandatory fields for account assignments" and enter 1 (Valuation area mandatory) or 2 (Business area mandatory).
a) Choose "Detail by business/valuation area".
b) For each valuation or business area, enter the corresponding CO object (cost center, order, profit center) to complete the posting row.
4. If you want account determination to run on the profit center level, find the column "Mandatory fields for account assignments" and enter 3 (Profit center mandatory).
a) Choose "Detail by profit center".
b) For each profit center, enter the corresponding CO object (cost center, order) to complete the posting row.
5. Set the Priority business area indicator to ensure that the business area of the CO account assignment overrides other business areas.

Further notes

For more information see the IMG activities:

Note on transport

To transport automatic account assignments, see the IMG under "Controlling: General".