Why Do We Need To Run The PRC: Distribute Total Burdened Cost Process?
Last updated on JUNE 09, 2017
Applies to:Oracle Project Costing - Version 12.1.3 and later
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Is there a reason why the PRC: Distribute Total Burdened Cost has to be run in release 12? In 11i, it was not necessary to run this program. The burdens were calculated in 11i, but by choice, the accounting for burdens were not processed.
The accounting for the burden portion of the costs was done via a custom allocation in GL. In release12, the custom process was changed so that it is now a custom process in projects. The Oracle base functionality is not being used to do the accounting.
According to consultants, in release 12 the Projects manual indicates that the "PRC: Distribute Total Burdened Cost" process has to be run.
Note: If the project type class of the project type is Capital and the Cost Type for capitalization is Burdened Costs, Oracle Projects does not allow you to disable the Enable Accounting for Total Burdened Cost check box and save the change. Oracle Projects requires total burdened cost credit and debit lines to capitalize burdened costs.
However, there are no capital projects, but Oracle Fixed Assets is being used. All of the depreciation, unitizations, and capitalization is done outside Oracle. In 11i that was the case as well and this program did not have to be run.
So the question is, is there an Oracle requirement new in release12 that states that this program must be run?
This program is adding 2 burden distribution lines to every expenditure item, even when there is no "burden" on the expenditure, which is cluttering both Projects and the GL.
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