This information describes helpful information about using derived value models.

  • When you post transactions for a value model that contains derived value models, the derived value model transactions are posted automatically in journals, purchase orders, or free text invoicing. If you prepare the primary value model transactions in the journal, however, you can view and modify the amounts of the derived transactions before posting them.

  • Certain accounts, such as sales tax and customer or vendor accounts, are updated only once by postings of the primary value model. The derived value model transactions are posted to the accounts that have been defined for the derived value model in

  • is often used as the for the derived value models. You use this when the value model and the derived value model should be applied to the fixed asset from the time of acquisition of the fixed asset.

  • Other values for the also can apply. For example, if the primary value model and the derived value models have the same intervals regarding sale or disposal, all fixed asset transaction types are available for the setup of a derived value model.

Note Note

Depreciation posted in the derived value model will be the same amount as was posted for the primary value model. If the depreciation methods are different between the value models, you should not generate depreciation transactions using the derived process.


Cars are depreciated by two depreciation methods. For accounting purposes, , depreciation is used, and for tax purposes, is used.

Suppose that the acquisition price for both value models is 100,000. Refer to the following information to see how to set up depreciation methods with the derived value model functionality.

  1. Create the value models in .

    • The value model for accounting: VM 1, , depreciation.

    • The value model for tax purposes: VM 2, , depreciation.

  2. On VM 1, click the tab, and select VM 2 in the field, and in the field.

The value models then can be attached to specific fixed assets.

When an acquisition is posted for a fixed asset with value model VM 1, the acquisition is posted not only on VM 1, but also on the derived value model VM 2. The status of both fixed asset value models is updated to , and the fixed asset can now be depreciated in the and posting layers each time you post the primary value model depreciation.

Note Note

If you do not use derived value models, you must post the acquisition of the fixed asset both for value model VM 1 and value model VM 2.

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