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At present, an investment project can only be linked to one asset via the Estimation process i.e. there is a one to one relationship between the project and the fixed asset.  This is limited.  The reality in business is a single project will contribute to more than one asset i.e. there should be a one to many relationship between the project and fixed asset.  For example, image a business develops housing estates.  There would be an investment project for each house but there would also be a investment project to create the road which would go past all of the houses.  Each house would get a allocation of the road.  This is true of a Retailer outfitting a group of stores.  The design concept for all stores would be developed in a single investment project and then each store would also have an investment project for the direct labour and materials relating to the store outfitting.  At this end of the project, costs would be capitalised both at the design level and the individual store to individual store assets.
Lastly, the "Estimation" process for investment projects should be renamed to "Capitalisation".  
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Ideas Administrator

Thank you for your feedback. Currently this is not in our roadmap; however, we are tracking it and if we get more feedback and votes, we may consider it in the future.

Sincerely, Annette Bruer, PM

Microsoft

Comments

R

I don't know if this helps you. But we use Subprojects to host various costs related to a fixed asset. So the project manager has to plan upfront how many fixed asset this one project will create. Sort of like doing cost segregation upfront. For example, I'm building a boiler plant. I have 26 sub-projects in that boiler plant. Each of the sub-project will create a fixed asset with different asset life after the project is done. When the invoice comes in, the project manager has to code it to the subproject: boilers, building, or miscellaneous equipment, etc. That way, at the end of the project, I don't have to figure out what cost goes to boilers, what cost goes to building. I just transfer it directly from one sub-project to the fixed asset.

Category: Project management

R

What works today is to use the Elimination process for the Investment Project and eliminate to a general ledger account (Example: Fixed Asset Construction-In-Progress or clearing account). From there, you can do journal entries to move the acquisition cost to multiple fixed assets.

Category: Project management

R

I support this functionality. As more project based company that build their own asset start using D365, the requirement to have this functionality will only continue to grow. My last three client wanted this happen and I have to write a simple customization to accomplish this feature.

Category: Project management

R

I support this feature in D365. Three different client has requested for this feature in D365. I am currently working with a client will be customizing D365 to allow multiple elimination to different Fixed Assets

Category: Project management