Inventory issue to Fixed Assets

From the inventory module if we are issuing the spare parts to fixed assets how to book the Fixed maintenance and where we are issuing the material for a fabrication of an asset and the acquisition cost has to be gathered, how to do that, as we do not see any facility for booking the material issues to fixed assets like spare parts consumption.

While acquiring a fixed asset we will also have charges to add like freight. The standard system provide only for Item[Charges] why the system has not given thought to the acquisition of Fixed Assets through imports where the assisnment of charges are easily done - ref item charges and assignment there of.

Please enlighten me.


In short - Navision hasn’t such functionality, that allows to convert Item to FA directly - neither “in full”, nor as adding “spare part” to existing FA, nor “producing” a FA. The latter is actually the same as converting Item => FA, only in this case its not bought, but manufactured Item.

You can only “buy” a FA through PO/PI, or buy additional parts and add them to existing FA.

added: “adding” new parts (read value) is the same - through PO/PI, but you indicate FA, which already has some Acquisition cost.

How we will be able to account for spare parts we keep in stock and issued for regular or break down maintenance of an asset and would like to know how much we spent for the Fixed assets towards maintenance? This must be a fundamental issue when an ERP is introduced for a manufacturing unit where you will have machines to maintain. Please assit in putting this in the minds of Microsoft to take care as additional solution to the exisiting packages and we should not be asked to go for upgrades for this reason.

Please assist

The simplest solution would be to have your fixed assets as a dimension. Then use a negative item jnl to book out the spare part used, but allocate it to the fixed asset dimension. That way you will be able to monitor how much and how many may has been used for each fixed asset.

Hope this makes sense