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How to create depreciation for existing fixed assets when switching to OpenERP

Jose Calle
on 1/26/14, 8:53 PM 2,874 views

Dear All,

I am using the fixed assets module and is working great for this year's assets. But for old assets I am having problem to include the previous years deprecation into the current fiscal year. Any idea on how to do it?

Here my current process, I create an asset as usual, and follow this steps for a 2012 Laptop : 1. Set the "Gross Value" as the value shown in the old purchase invoice. 2. Set the number of deprecations and months in period (example 36 deprecations, monthly) 3. In the "Deprecation Board" tab click on Compute.. so far the usual steps. 4. Here the problem... how to create the deprecation moves for unexistent periods (note this asset was bought in 2012), those moves are needed for the "Residual Value" to be recomputed.

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I am thinking on writing all deprecation moves in the oppening period but it is not clean as I will need to take care of several years of deprecations. Any suggestion?

I was also thinking on changing the "Gross Value" to present value (value after deprecations) but then I won't use OpenERP to query the real Gross Value (which should be the value as in the purchase invoice).

Any other idea or suggestion ?

On 12/27/14, 6:02 AM

I am also facing the same exact issue now.  I am evaluating openerp for my own business. I purchased an asset in 2005.  So I want inclue the old depreciations.  I gave the purchase date as 2005.  In the depriciation board, if I post any depreciation that belongs to old depreciation period, it is creating the depreciation journal for the current fiscal period.

Since I have some database skills, I tried to modify the fiscal period and effective date from backend.  However, after modifing the data from backend, that record is not showing in the UI.  Not sure what happend and how to fix also.  Any Ideas please. 


(I am not able comment now, so I am putting as answer.  Some one please convert this as comment)

I think following module has what I want (Need to verify more): https://www.odoo.com/apps/modules/7.0/account_asset_management/

on 12/29/14, 8:38 AM

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