Creating PeopleSoft Asset Management Cash Generating Units

Use the Cash Generating Unit Definition (AM_CGU_DEFN) component to define cash generating units.

This topic provides an overview of cash generating units (CGUs) and describes how to create CGUs.

Page Name

Definition Name

Usage

Cash Generating Unit Definition Page

AM_CGU_DEFN

Define cash generating units to assign to individual assets.

A cash generating unit (CGU) is the smallest identifiable group of assets that generate cash inflows from continuing use and are largely independent of the cash inflows from other assets or groups of assets. A CGU is used to assist in determining the recoverable amount of an individual asset when performing impairment assessment and processing.

After you determine how many cash generating units you require, you must define them for PeopleSoft Asset Management. You define them per business unit. Each business unit definition must already be established to associate the CGU to it.

Before you can create a cash generating unit (CGU), you must select the impairment processing option when selecting installation options. This enables the Impairment Processing check boxes on the business unit pages.

See Setting Up Application-Specific Installation Options.

Use the Cash Generating Unit Definition page (AM_CGU_DEFN) to define cash generating units to assign to individual assets.

Image: Cash Generating Unit Definition page

This example illustrates the fields and controls on the Cash Generating Unit Definition page. You can find definitions for the fields and controls later on this page.

Cash Generating Unit Definition page

To add a new CGU, select a business unit and enter an alphanumeric CGU code. The Cash Generating Unit Definition page appears.

Field or Control

Definition

Description

Enter a description for this cash generating unit.

Impair All Assets In This CGU

When you select this check box, the system enables impairment processing for all assets that fall within this CGU regardless of the option to perform impairment processing at the asset level.

Impairment Criteria

Field or Control

Definition

Field Name

Select a field name from the list of available ChartField values.

Field or Control

Definition

Select Detail Values

If you select this option, you may then choose among all valid definitions for the ChartField selected. For example, if you select to define the CGU by operating unit, the valid values will be all defined operating units for this business unit.

Field or Control

Definition

Range of Values

If you select this option, you may then choose a range of valid definitions for the ChartField selected. For example, if you select to define the CGU by department, the valid range of values will be all defined departments for this business unit: you will define the from and to range of departments to be included.

When you have completed your selections, save the CGU.