When you transfer the stocks of material from the legacy system into SAP the
initial enrty of inventory is done through mvt. type 561. You normally do this
entry via batch input.
The valuation of the inventory data depends on two factors:
1. The price control procedure and prices defined in the accounting view of the
2. Whether you have entered a value for quantity to be transferred.
This is what happens for materials with Standard Price:
1.The initial entry will be valued at Standard Price defined in the material
2. If a different value is entered in the batch input data, this difference is
posted in the price difference account.
This is what happens for materials with Moving Average Price:
1. Whatever value you have entered for the intial data entry in the batch input
is used to valuate the quantity transferred.
2 If initial inventory value in batch input / inventory quantity differs from
the MAP, the MAP is changed when you do the initial entry of the inventory
3. However if you have not maintained a value for the initial entry in the batch
input the quantity transferred is valuated according to the MAP and the price
does not change in this case.
You can add a new material to the material master and set a beginning balance
on it by using transaction MB1C.
Field Data :
Document Date Today’s date
Posting Date Today’s date
Movement Type 561 (will automatically enter)
Plant 3000 (or plant you are using)
Storage Location 0001 (or location you are using)
On top of screen select: Movement type *Receipt * Init.stck entry (own) * To
Hit the white on green checkmark.
Now enter Item Material Quantity
1 Material # Quantity (Press tab 4 times to enter next item)
2 Material # Quantity
Write down the Document #________________
You may get an error saying: “G/L account 399999 blocked for posting in
company code 3000”. To unblock the account, you can do the following :
Accounting>Financial Accounting>GL>Master records>Individual
Enter the GL account 399999 and the company code (3000).
On the menu, open GL account, then choose Block.
On the block GL account centrally screen, deselect all the boxes and save.
You may have to do this for account 79999 and company code 3000 if you want a
beginning balance on Finished Goods.
NOTE THAT THIS FIX SHOULD BE DONE ON THE MASTER CLIENT.