OFBiz
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  2. OFBIZ-1586

Implement more fixed asset depreciation (methods)

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    • Type: Improvement Improvement
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Minor Minor
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: Trunk
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: accounting
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      Description

      There are more 'depreciation methods' which are :-
      (1) Activity Depreciation :- Activity depreciation methods are not based on time, but on a level of activity. This could be miles driven for a vehicle, or a cycle count for a machine. When the asset is acquired, we estimate its life in terms of this level of activity. Assume the vehicle above is estimated to go 50,000 miles in its lifetime. We calculate a per-mile depreciation rate: ($17,000 cost - $2,000 salvage) / 50,000 miles = $0.30 per mile. Each year, we then calculate the depreciation expense by multiplying the rate by the actual activity level.
      Formula -
      depreciation = (purchase cost - salvage value) * (current reading - previous reading) / expected life in distance unit
      where
      distance unit may be miles, kilometers, etc....
      and current reading and previous reading are reading of the distance meter or distance count meter.

      (2) Unit of Production Depreciation :- Units of production depreciation is used for assets for which it is better to measure the life in terms of the quantity of the resource you expect to extract from them, such as mines or wells. For example, the production capacity of an oil well is the number of barrels of oil you expect to extract from it. For machinery or equipment, you measure the production capacity in terms of the expected total hours of use.
      You can enter the production capacity as the expected total production or expected total use. First, you enter the units of production depreciation method, production capacity, and unit of measure. You then enter the production each period to depreciate the asset according to actual use that period.

      Formula -
      depreciation = (purchase cost - salvage value) * (Production for the Period ) / expected production capacity
      where
      Production for the Period = current production count - previous production count

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        Sumit Pandit added a comment -

        For this I would like to suggest to add two fields in the entity FixedAsset which make field expectedLifeOfFixesAsset more generic in sense of calculate all depreciation algorithms.
        The fields can be :-
        1) expectedUsageLife which takes a long value to determine the life of asset
        2) expectedUsageLifeUomId which is uom in which the life of asset is measured.It include uomTypeId = TIME_FREQ_MEASURE, LENGTH_MEASURE, QUANTITY.

        using these two fields we can represent the expected life of vehicle in terms of miles or life of machine in terms of unit of production, life of equipment in terms of years and so on.....

        Note : There is an existing field "expectedEndOfLife" is of type java.sql.Date, DATE we can replace it with expectedUsageLife or we can change the data type of expectedEndOfLife.

        Let us see the thoughts of Jacopo Cappellato and other people on it.

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        Sumit Pandit added a comment - For this I would like to suggest to add two fields in the entity FixedAsset which make field expectedLifeOfFixesAsset more generic in sense of calculate all depreciation algorithms. The fields can be :- 1) expectedUsageLife which takes a long value to determine the life of asset 2) expectedUsageLifeUomId which is uom in which the life of asset is measured.It include uomTypeId = TIME_FREQ_MEASURE, LENGTH_MEASURE, QUANTITY. using these two fields we can represent the expected life of vehicle in terms of miles or life of machine in terms of unit of production, life of equipment in terms of years and so on..... Note : There is an existing field "expectedEndOfLife" is of type java.sql.Date, DATE we can replace it with expectedUsageLife or we can change the data type of expectedEndOfLife. Let us see the thoughts of Jacopo Cappellato and other people on it.

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            Santosh Malviya
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