SAP FI-AA User Guide: Depreciation Run

Depreciation is an accounting concept that measures and spreads the cost associated with the using up of an asset over its useful life, which means the normal wear and tear of the asset. In SAP depreciation run is executed at the end of each month. Depreciation Keys attached in the asset master automatically control the calculation and planning of depreciation in the system or you can manually post using a special posting transaction (Planning Manual Depreciation). In both cases, planned depreciation from Asset Accounting must be periodically posted to the corresponding asset and expense accounts of the General Ledger.

Following list of transactions are covered in this document:

  • Depreciation Run – AFAB
  • Depreciation Log – AFBP
  • Manual Deprecation – ABMA
  • Miscellaneous transactions – ABSO

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