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Starting in R/3 Enterprise, there are two ways of automatically posting the APC values of a depreciation area to the general ledger:
 In the standard after R/3 Enterprise there is still only one option. You can generate the values periodically and post them to the general ledger by processing a batch-input session. 
 In the R/3 Enterprise Extension, the batch-input procedure for periodic posting is still in the system for reasons of compatibility, but SAP recommends that it no longer be used. Instead, you post the APC values of the depreciation areas directly to the general ledger using a new periodic posting run, without having to generate a batch-input session. In addition, you can post directly online to the general ledger from the dialog posting transaction from depreciation areas other than the master depreciation area 01. Or you can update the values from a depreciation area to a special ledger using a different accounting principle.
Procedure in Standard R/3 Enterprise
1. Check if the Post assets periodically in general ledger indicator is set for periodic posting in the definition of the depreciation area to be posted automatically (Customizing for Asset Accounting: Valuation  Depreciation Areas).
2. Check whether the account allocations are set up in the account assignment for the depreciation area that you want to be posted automatically (Customizing for Asset Accounting: Integration with the General Ledger  Assign G/L Accounts).
3. Generate a batch input session with the values to be posted automatically (Periodic Processing  Periodic Posting). Start the program in test mode first.
o Limit the report as needed.
o Enter a document type.
For performance reasons, the update run of the posting program should be run as background processing. Start the report, therefore, in the background (report selection screen: Program ; Execute in Background).
4. Process the batch input session created (System  Services  Batch Input).
5. Create an asset history sheet for the depreciation areas affected (Info System  Report Selection  Balance Sheet Explanations  Asset History Sheet), and compare these values with the balances of the respective reconciliation accounts in Financial Accounting (General Ledger: Choose Account  Display Balances).
Procedure in R/3 Enterprise Extension
You can have the system directly update values from other depreciation areas in addition to the master depreciation area during the dialog posting transaction. The system then posts single documents for asset transactions in those depreciation areas that have the Post Direct indicator set in Customizing. For more information, see the documentation for the IMG activity (Customizing for Asset Accounting: Integration with the General Ledger  Post APC Values Periodically to the General Ledger  Maintain Posting Rules for Parallel Accounting Principles). This document explains the configuration and outlines some of the advantages and disadvantages of using this procedure.
If you do not want to use this function, then follow the procedure below for posting APC values.
1. Check if the Post assets periodically in general ledger indicator is set for periodic posting in the definition of the depreciation area to be posted automatically (Customizing for Asset Accounting: Valuation  Depreciation Areas).
2. Check whether the account allocations are set up in the account assignment for the depreciation area that you want to be posted automatically (Customizing for Asset Accounting: Integration with the General Ledger  Post APC Values Periodically to the General Ledger  Assign G/L Accounts).
3. Specify a document type for the periodic posting of APC values (Customizing for Asset Accounting: Integration with the General Ledger  Post APC Values Periodically to the General Ledger  Specify Document Type for Periodic Posting of Asset Values). It is mandatory that this document type be assigned to a number range with external document number assignment.
4. Start the periodic posting run (Periodic Processing  APC Values Posting (New)). Start it as a test run first. Limit the report as needed.
For performance reasons, the update run of the posting program should be run as background processing. Start the report, therefore, in the background (report selection screen: Program  Execute in Background).
5. Check the log of the APC values posting run.
6. Create an asset history sheet for the depreciation areas affected (Information System  Reports on Asset Accounting  Notes to Financial Statements  Asset History Sheet), and compare these values with the balances of the respective reconciliation accounts in Financial Accounting (General Ledger: Choose Account  Display Balances).
Or you can use the procedure described above in the Procedure in Standard R/3 Enterprise section. However, SAP recommends you not use the outdated batch-input method, if possible.
If you want to update the APC values of a depreciation area based on an accounting principle, or if you want direct update during the dialog posting transaction, then follow these steps:
1. Check if the Post assets periodically in general ledger indicator is set for periodic posting in the definition of the depreciation area to be posted automatically (Customizing: Valuation  Depreciation Areas).
2. Define the posting logic for this depreciation area (Customizing for Asset Accounting: Integration with the General Ledger  Post APC Values Periodically to the General Ledger  Maintain Posting Rules for Parallel Accounting Principles). For more information, see the documentation for the IMG activity.
3. Check that all necessary accounts are maintained for the depreciation area, from which the accounts are accessed during posting. (Customizing for Asset Accounting: Integration with the General Ledger  Post APC Values Periodically to the General Ledger  Assign G/L Accounts)
If you want to post the APC values to a different company code, the accounts cannot be defined there as reconciliation accounts:
o Copy the account set of the asset accounting company code to the differing company code, if necessary.
o Remove the reconciliation account indicator for all accounts in the differing company code (Customizing for Asset Accounting: Integration with the General Ledger  Post APC Values Periodically to the General Ledger  Reset Reconciliation Accounts)
4. Specify a document type for the periodic posting of APC values (Customizing for Asset Accounting: Integration with the General Ledger  Post APC Values Periodically to the General Ledger  Specify Document Type for Periodic Posting of Asset Values). It is mandatory that this document type be assigned to a number range with external document number assignment.
5. Start the periodic posting run (Periodic Processing  APC Values Posting (New)). Start it as a test run first. Limit the report as needed.
For performance reasons, the update run of the posting program should be run as background processing. Start the report, therefore, in the background (report selection screen: Program  Execute in Background).
6. Check the log of the APC values posting run.
7. Create an asset history sheet for the depreciation areas affected (Information System  Reports on Asset Accounting  Notes to Financial Statements  Asset History Sheet), and compare these values with the balances of the respective reconciliation accounts in Financial Accounting (General Ledger: Choose Account  Display Balances). It is not possible to check depreciation areas that post based on an accounting principle, or to a differing company code, using this method.
All values of directly posting depreciation area are already updated during the dialog transaction. If there are terminations in the direct update (for example, due to missing settings), then the periodic APC values posting run updates those documents. Any errors that then occur a second time are listed in the posting log of the posting run.

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