The first entry for a fixed asset must be an acquisition cost.
When you post to a depreciation book in which acquisition cost has G/L integration, you must use the purchase invoice or the credit memo (to post the acquisition cost as a credit amount.)
When you post to a depreciation book in which acquisition cost does not have G/L integration, you must use the FA Journal.
An asset can have different acquisition dates:
The posting date is used as the acquisition date in the general ledger.
The FA posting date is used as the acquisition date in the FA ledger.
The date in the Depreciation Starting Date field in the FA depreciation book is used as the starting date for calculating depreciation if only acquisition cost and salvage value (if any) have been posted.
If you fill in the Insurance No. field on the purchase invoice or in the journal when you post an acquisition cost, the program will also post the acquisition cost of the fixed asset to the insurance coverage ledger.
Indexation is used to adjust values for general price-level changes. The Index Fixed Assets batch job can be used to calculate the acquisition costs at replacement costs.
Fixed Asset Overview
Posting Acquisition Costs from Purchase Invoices
Filling In and Posting FA G/L Journals
Attaching Acquisition Costs to Insurance Policies by Using Purchase Invoices
Posting Acquisition Costs from FA Journals
Filling In and Posting FA Journals
Attaching Acqusition Costs to Insurance Policies by Using FA Journals
Posting Acqusition Costs from Insurance Journals
Posting Acquisition Costs as Credits from Purchase Credit Memos
Posting Acquisition Costs as Credits from FA Journals
Additional Acquisition Costs
Indexation of Fixed Assets