Possible Uses

The various SAP applications all handle settlement of business objects according to the same settlement logic.

During settlement, some or all of the plan or actual costs incurred on an object are allocated to one or more receivers. To do this, the system automatically generates offsetting entries to credit the sender object. The debit postings assigned to a sender object remain in place even after settlement to a receiver (and can therefore be displayed). The costs settled are updated on the corresponding receiver object and displayed in reporting.

Settlement occurs in parallel in all valuations, with the exception of settlement to fixed assets and profitability segments. For settlement to fixed assets, the system uses the company code currency. For settlement to profitability segments it uses the leading valuation. A line item settlement to a fixed asset is only possible, if the company code valuation is the leading valuation.

For more information on the settlement of capital investment measures, see IM - Investment Management in the section Capital Investment Measures Orders/Projects: Overview, Settlement/Accrual Calculation.