This information describes posting transactions using derived depreciation books.

  • When you post transactions for a value model that contains derived depreciation books, the derived depreciation book transactions are posted automatically from 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.

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

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

Note Note

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


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

Suppose that the acquisition price for the value model and the depreciation book is 100,000. Refer to the following information to see how to set up depreciation methods using derived depreciation books.

  1. Create the value model and depreciation book in .

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

    • The depreciation book 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 model and depreciation book 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 depreciation book VM 2.

The fixed asset can then be depreciated in the value model and the depreciation book.

Note Note

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

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