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Author's profile photo Jürgen Lins

Direct Cross CC goods issues to work order and cost center with company code clearing

X-company goods issues


Company code 0001 with plant RO02 is owner of material in warehouse.

Company code 0001 provides plant maintenance service for CC 4063, plant XD01.

Old process:

PM Workorder is created @ CC4063, then copied to CC0001.

Material is issued to CC0001 work order. Summary billing CC0001 to CC4063 is done in the following month, causing a time lack for analysis @ CC0001 and extra work for invoice creation and verification and payment.


Directly consumption of materials from CC0001 RO02 to CC4063 work orders and cost centers


Customizing: Financial Accounting > General Ledger Accounting > Business Transactions > Prepare Cross-Company Code Transactions (OBYA)

…this adds entries into table T001U


A corresponding entry is needed for the way backwards (for cancellations and returns).

Of course the accounts need to be created for the companies first in FS01 transaction.

The G/L account balances need to be cleared manually at the month end.


The movements

…need to be executed in a certain way to avoid error messages and to post to the right accounts.

Use transaction MB1A


Important!!!: Enter the plant who gets the material in the initial screen

In background and invisible at all in the movement, this entry causes the correct picking of company code for the account postings.

Now you enter the account and the cost center and SAP will check this entries to the receiving company instead to the issuing company.

Finally you enter your material, quantity and storage location where you issue from AND change the plant to the proposed receiving plant to the issuing plant.


When saving, system issues an info message, asking you to check if you are certain, if you hit enter, the document gets posted.


Accounting Documents to this business case get created in both companies:


@company code 4063


@company code 0001


Not possible is planned material consumption and its reservation in the work order.

It is possible to do a MB1A and enter work order as account assignment, similar to the cost center process shown above.

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Jurgan,

      Nice explanation..

      We are using/following the same steps in my current implementation..

      Client is one of major player in Healthcare and Laboratories.

      We are posting 301 mvt for cross cocd transfer posting as they do not have sales registration. They can't sell raw material.

      They are having lot of scenarios of cross-cocd material transfer which is treated as Material On Loan Basis.

      The client has plant specific profit centers.

      Glad to revise the process.



      Author's profile photo Jürgen L
      Jürgen L
      Blog Post Author


      if you (or anybody else) know how to do the same using MIGO then please share.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member


      Just curious  how to do the same on s/4hana where MB1A is disabled.